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POPI Act on our doorsteps
POPI Act on our doorstepsArticle

On 22 June 2020 the Presidency announced the commencement of several additional sections of the POPI Act and companies will have until 1 July 2021 to ensure they comply...

Ryan van de Coolwijk 24 Jun 2020

Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19
Equipping Africa's fashion entrepreneurs to conquer Covid-19Article

Fashion entrepreneurs, creatives and digital innovators joined in on Fashionomics Africa's new webinar series to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

4 Jun 2020

African businesses must predict cashflow during crisis
African businesses must predict cashflow during crisisArticle

The modern world is facing a unique and unprecedented time. Lockdown and social distancing measures have been introduced across the globe, with South Africa implementing some of the strictest regulations.

Lucy Desai 29 May 2020

Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneurs
Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneursArticle

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative recently held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on how to establish a successful fashion brand, training 100 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry...

9 Mar 2020

#IABInsightSeries: Data, skill set and our relationship with technology
#IABInsightSeries: Data, skill set and our relationship with technologyArticle

Roan Mackintosh, MD at Incubeta recently spoke at the Cape Town and Johannesburg IAB Insight sessions on the trends that are transforming the digital economy and the future of work...

Jessica Tennant 8 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplaceArticle

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEs
What amendments to Kenya's digital tax law mean for SMEsArticle

Digital traders would likely have heard of the recent changes to the Income Tax and VAT Acts introduced by the Finance Act, 2019 (the Act)...

John Syekei, Nikhil Hira, Denis Magonga and Angela Mukora 26 Feb 2020

Trump and Macron agreed to a detente in their trade spat.
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France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax shows why the century-old international tax system is brokenArticle

France and the US have managed to avoid turning their recent trade skirmish into a war - for now...

Ruth Mason 10 Feb 2020

Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"
Fashionomics Africa launches "game-changer for Africa's fashion entrepreneurs"Article

Fashionomics Africa's pilot phase of a digital marketplace is set to connect African creators with the world...

11 Dec 2019

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Kenya's tax on digital trade and services: what's known and not knownArticle

Kenya will start levying new tax on digital markets under a new law signed by the president early in November...

Mercy Muendo 9 Dec 2019

Social Enterprise World Forum, SAP partner in connecting organisations with technology, talent
Social Enterprise World Forum, SAP partner in connecting organisations with technology, talentArticle

A major talking point at the recent Social Enterprise World Forum 2019 (SEWF) was the critical role social enterprises play in addressing many of the world's socio-economic challenges...

30 Oct 2019

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Of foxes and paradoxes in the media henhouseArticle

Future historians may well scramble to understand what was going on at the Media Freedom Conference in London and the simultaneous Social Media summit at the White House (held earlier this year in July). They will surely be confounded by media policy in the post-broadcast era by looking at these two events. And they will struggle to reconcile what is claimed to be policy against what is actually practised on the ground...

Derek Abdinor 16 Sep 2019

Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA business
Leroy Merlin ploughs over R1bn into SA businessArticle

If all goes according to plan, French home improvement retailer Leroy Merlin, which opened its first South African store in September last year, will have invested R1bn into its SA operations by the start of 2020...

23 Aug 2019

Securing the transformation to the SD-WAN powered branch
Securing the transformation to the SD-WAN powered branchArticle

Traditional WAN infrastructures are struggling to keep up with the growth of SaaS applications providing critical business functions in enterprise branch offices...

Doros Hadjizenonos 13 Jun 2019

Redefining the cloud and cloud security
Redefining the cloud and cloud securityArticle

Migration to cloud-based compute and services platforms have allowed organisations to quickly adapt to the global transition to a digital economy...

Doros Hadjizenonos 21 May 2019

Bluegrass Digital helps Bloomable to bloom
Bluegrass Digital helps Bloomable to bloomArticle

Bloomable, formerly known as SA Florist, has partnered with digital transformation specialist Bluegrass Digital to support the growing e-commerce business with big ambitions...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 16 Apr 2019

Defining the African digital reinvention
Defining the African digital reinventionArticle

Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept - meaning different things to different people - as countries and companies redefine 'digital' for the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

7 Feb 2019

The security implications for 5G and IoT
The security implications for 5G and IoTArticle

The advent of 5G networks is about much more than just incredibly fast speeds and more reliable connections...

Doros Hadjizenonos 28 Jan 2019

Transforming the African agribusiness sector: Tech, transparency hold key to inclusive growth
Transforming the African agribusiness sector: Tech, transparency hold key to inclusive growthArticle

According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then...

Frédéric Massé 3 Dec 2018

Time to act on digital transformation
Time to act on digital transformationArticle

Digitisation has forever changed the consumer buying experience. The internet was once a simple tool to browse options and compare prices but has now become...

Carmen Whateley 17 Oct 2018

Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needs
Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needsArticle

The claim that cloud computing is radically transforming the way organisations (both big and small) do business, for better, agile and faster results, has become fact. However...

Anton Jacobsz 4 Sep 2018

Why online marketplaces can be catalysts for SME growth
Why online marketplaces can be catalysts for SME growthArticle

In the modern business environment, one of the biggest make-or-break factors for small to medium-sized companies is creating and maintaining a strong online presence...

21 Aug 2018

When the going gets tough, the tough get railing
When the going gets tough, the tough get railingArticle

Earlier this year, it was widely reported that Zambia had passed a statutory ruling which instructed firms (affecting mostly mining), to transport at least 30% of its heavy and bulk freight volumes by rail...

Benji Coetzee 4 Jul 2018

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Supply chain lab opens in Cape TownArticle

Imperial Logistics has opened a second supply chain lab, this time in Cape Town. This is said to follow the success of its first supply chain lab in Berlin...

21 May 2018

Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect
Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox ConnectArticle

Co-founder of Kenyan transport ticketing startup BuuPass Iman Cooper has been selected to join the 22nd cohort of the Silicon Valley-based Blackbox Connect incubator...

Gabriella Mulligan 14 May 2018

AutoTrader surges ahead after migrating print
AutoTrader surges ahead after migrating printArticle

In April of 2017 AutoTrader took a leap forward, saying #ByeByePrint to the AutoTrader classifieds magazine that had been the staple of the South African auto industry for 25 years...

Issued by AutoTrader 13 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: It is time for marketing professionals to become more innovative
#BizTrends2018: It is time for marketing professionals to become more innovativeArticle

From AI and data visualisation to cutting-edge segmentation and contextual marketing; industry players must have a firm grip on the latest trends...

Desiree Gullan 3 Jan 2018

Prathna Singh
Leading businesses deploy data to drive disruptionArticle

Today's digital marketplace demands a data-centric mindset. Therefore, the most innovative and competitive companies are not just collecting but also deploying data to drive disruption...

Prathna Singh 27 Oct 2017

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A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industryArticle

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions...

11 Oct 2017

Gulf retailer Noon.com to ignite e-commerce competition
Gulf retailer Noon.com to ignite e-commerce competitionArticle

Days after Amazon announced the launch of its first Middle East centres, online retailer Noon.com has gone live in the United Arab Emirates, boosting a rapidly nascent e-commerce sector in the Gulf.

3 Oct 2017

Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerce
Big data divide: what traditional retailers can learn from e-commerceArticle

The harsh reality is that local retailers are still very early on their journeys towards leveraging big data...

Garth Meier 18 Sep 2017

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Closing the gap between the youth and agriculture in AfricaArticle

Agriculture and youth are a compatible pair, particularly in the African context. It has the remarkable potential to empower what will be the youngest and biggest workforce in the world by 2040...

Thapelo Moleleki 4 Sep 2017

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Is South Africa ready for the workplace of the future?Article

This year's IAB Digital Summit, powered by Accenture Interactive, will explore the full spectrum of opportunities that digital brings to South African businesses...

14 Mar 2017

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Digital technology aims to empower small farm owners in East AfricaArticle

Mastercard has launched a new digital marketplace for East African farmers to sell their crops and receive payment via their mobile telephones.

Tina Trinh 9 Feb 2017

B2B private digital advertising marketplace launched
B2B private digital advertising marketplace launchedArticle

BPA Worldwide has announced the first B2B private digital advertising marketplace for its members in the second quarter of 2017...

8 Feb 2017

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Africa: the tech continentArticle

Mobile technology is allowing tech-savvy Africans to leapfrog western developers, developing African solutions to African problems...

Sulaiman Philip 27 Jun 2016

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Growing strong: Five digital leadership lessons from the Game of ThronesArticle

Watching this season's Game of Thrones, I can't help but see the world of Westeros and our own as surprisingly similar. Sure, there are fewer shadow assassins and dragons in our world...

Lee Naik 31 May 2016

Banks face extinction if they don't find ways to work with fintech startups
Banks face extinction if they don't find ways to work with fintech startupsArticle

Banks that fail to adapt to the digital world face extinction in the same way other traditional industry leaders have fallen away, according to David Lynch...

Tom Jackson 4 Jan 2016

Cloud migration offers various methodologies
Cloud migration offers various methodologiesArticle

Cloud is one of the most significant over-arching growth trends driving digital transformation today. Although in South Africa we are seeing some uptake of this technology...

AJ Hartenberg 3 Dec 2015

Global Media Awards has new categories
Global Media Awards has new categoriesArticle

The International News Media Association (INMA) has added new categories to its 2016 Global Media Awards to reflect the new categories unique to the media environment of today...

2 Nov 2015

Vicinity Offers introduces the digital evolution of the printed insert
Vicinity Offers introduces the digital evolution of the printed insertArticle

Leading retailers have built their businesses with printed inserts delivered primarily in community newspapers. However as print readership migrates to digital, the insert industry has been left in need of innovation...

Issued by Vicinity Media 24 Aug 2015

Maximizer assists CCI Technology Solutions with CRM for boosting efficiencyArticle

CCI Technology Solutions used Maximizer Software's CRM platform to play a leading role in efforts to wire businesses in key sectors throughout the country for the global digital marketplace.

Issued by Maximizer Software 15 Apr 2013

SA retailers look to future with digital marketing
SA retailers look to future with digital marketingArticle

In the past twelve months or so, what has occurred in the South African digital marketplace can only be described as an explosion of innovation. Whereas "innovation" in the digital marketplace is usually the domain of the small, nimble start-up, South Africans have suddenly started seeing the big retail names they're used to encountering in malls take up position in the digital marketplace.

Mvelase Peppetta 6 Mar 2013

The changing face of software salesArticle

The shift from physical software distribution to electronic is being driven by faster broadband connections and an increasing number of consumers and businesses buying online, owning more connected devices and expecting to get software delivered how, where and when they want it.

Simon Campbell-Young 15 Oct 2012

AdEffx Campaign Essentials in Latin America
AdEffx Campaign Essentials in Latin AmericaArticle

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO: comScore, Inc has announced the availability of AdEffx Campaign Essentials in Latin America. Campaign Essentials is comScore's campaign audience validation tool, which is used by digital marketers, agencies and publishers alike to verify the accuracy of audiences targeted in digital campaigns.

25 Aug 2011

DMMA launches SA's first online audience measurement panelArticle

The Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) is launching South Africa's first online audience measurement panel.

Issued by IAB South Africa 18 Aug 2011

DMMA's online presence used as a platform to showcase new digital talentArticle

Digital agencies commended by the DMMA

Issued by IAB South Africa 15 Aug 2011

Carry the can for your content capturing calamity and capitaliseArticle

The digital marketplace offers abundant opportunity for disastrous mistakes. But it is within the power of the website or social page owner to turn those slip-ups around and even benefit from them. The example of eBucks has much to teach us.

Simon Bestbier, Issued by Realm Digital 15 Jun 2011

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