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South Africa retailers under pressure to adapt to new business models in the wake of digital commerce, report
18-10-2019 | 06:30:00
The latest Accenture Rethinking the eCommerce Opportunity in South Africa - How retailers can pivot to digital customers paper suggests that South African retailers are under pressure to adapt to the new way of doing business.
[South Africa] JSE CEO co-chairs UN's initiative to drive financing for sustainable development goals
17-10-2019 | 11:27:00
JSE CEO, Dr Leila Fourie together with CEO of Allianz SE, Oliver Bäte co-chaired the UN's Global Investors for Sustainable Development Alliance (GISD) initiative at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.
South African companies head to the US for an agro-processing selling mission
17-10-2019 | 07:28:00
The Department of Trade and Industry is currently leading a delegation of seventeen South African companies on an Outward Selling Mission to the United States of America.
[South Africa] RMI launches new app that connects car owners and service providers
17-10-2019 | 06:23:09
Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) has launched RMI Connect – an app that connects consumers to accredited-RMI members,” he says.
[South Africa] Old Mutual picks Amazon Web Services as cloud provider
17-10-2019 | 06:15:00
Africa’s largest and oldest financial services group leverages Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) proven infrastructure and unmatched set of cloud services to speed up innovation and improve the customer experience.
[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Watch your perimeter
17-10-2019 | 06:12:00
Teqcon specialises in the design and development of perimeter detection devices and they have worked with SqwidNet to launch an intelligent, wireless perimeter solution that uses Sigfox to communicate.
Microsoft officially makes Python on Azure available in South Africa
17-10-2019 | 05:56:00
Microsoft South Africa announced the general availability of Python support in Azure Functions for production workloads locally.
Mara Phone factory set to boost South Africa's local economy
16-10-2019 | 13:20:07
Efforts to revive the country’s sluggish economy and create much-needed employment are set to receive a major shot in the arm with the launch of Mara Phone’s first cellphone manufacturing plant in South Africa.
[South Africa] FNB launches new products to support SMEs
16-10-2019 | 13:07:00
South African financial services provider, FNB has launched new products and solutions to help entrepreneurs in the country.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Mobile apps help improve customer experience
16-10-2019 | 08:40:00
Creating a mobile app is a phenomenal tool to help businesses improve their corporate image and overall reputation, especially if they want to improve their customer service experience and boost their brand.
[Column] Helen Kruger: Capitalising on the Software-Defined Data Centre
16-10-2019 | 08:30:27
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) combines exceptional performance with unprecedented flexibility, enabling IT assets and IT organisations to operate and change at the speed of business.
[South Africa] Volkswagen Group grows market share to 23 per cent
16-10-2019 | 07:06:00
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) showed a solid performance in the South African passenger car market from January to September with a market share of 23.2%.
[South Africa] Kaizer Chiefs partners with PinkCodrs Africa to train young women into developers and data scientists
16-10-2019 | 06:59:00
Kaizer Chiefs and PinkCodrs Africa have started a partnership that seeks to develop young women into fully fledged data scientists and developers.
An evolving digital world places an emphasis on insuring yourself against cyberattacks, Kaspersky
16-10-2019 | 05:35:46
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
[South Africa] Routed appoints Cheslynne Britz its cloud-focused engagement manager
16-10-2019 | 05:21:59
After 20 years in distribution, Cheslynne Britz has joined leading neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, as the company’s first engagement manager.
[South Africa] USTDA expands support to Cape Town’s digital and infrastructure advancement
15-10-2019 | 09:04:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) announced its growing commitment to support the City of Cape Town’s goal to become the most digitally connected city in Africa.
Five African countries initiate banking reforms to drive development and tackle climate change, report
11-10-2019 | 11:02:00
Thirty-eight emerging market economies, including five countries in Africa, have initiated key banking reforms to drive development and fight climate change, according to the second Global Progress Report.
[South Africa] Seacom connects Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town to high capacity fibre network
11-10-2019 | 08:34:35
Seacom has enhanced its national high capacity fibre network with the rollout of services along the N1 connecting Johannesburg, Bloemfontein and Cape Town as the first phase of its national rollout.
[Column] Thomas Pays: Can fintech be the gamechanger in South Africa's SME sector?
11-10-2019 | 06:30:00
It is estimated that SMEs makeup 91% of formalised businesses in South Africa, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force, and their total economic output accounts for roughly 34% of the country's GDP.
Vodacom launches Fast Forward Series targeting South Africa businesses
11-10-2019 | 06:20:00
Vodacom is launching a series of workshops and interactive sessions called the Fast Forward Series, to drive significant growth and change within the South African business sector.
[South Africa] Travelstart completes acquisition of Club Travel Group
10-10-2019 | 14:40:00
Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group for an undisclosed sum.
[South Africa] Infor names Kevin Samuelson as new CEO
10-10-2019 | 13:45:00
Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud has named Kevin Samuelson, who has served as Infor’s CFO, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
[Column] Wahl Bartmann: 15 seconds - the difference between life and death
10-10-2019 | 13:01:58
The Internet of Things (IoT) and related technological advances has moved the goal posts when it comes to telematics.
People Solutions partners with Digemy to launch digital academy in South Africa
10-10-2019 | 11:30:00
Training provider People Solutions announced their partnership with Digemy, a tech startup based in Cape Town, to launch Digital Academy under the FutureSkills.Africa brand.
Aspect Software partners with Ninzi-Connect and Serotec to grow reach in South Africa
10-10-2019 | 09:15:00
Aspect Software has announced partnerships with two of the top customer engagement solution providers in the South African market, Ninzi-Connect and Serotec.
[Column] Riaan Badenhorst: An evolving digital world places an emphasis on insuring yourself against cyberattacks
10-10-2019 | 09:13:00
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
[Column] Ushal Moonsamy: Plumbing the depths of IoT
10-10-2019 | 08:40:00
South Africa is considered a water-scarce country. This is hardly a surprise for those who live in Cape Town and have endured drought conditions that edged the city towards
[South Africa] NEC XON creates KYC solution for mobile networks and financial services
10-10-2019 | 07:08:00
NEC XON has created a KYC solution to help mobile network operators and financial services businesses comply with legislation while cutting the costs, time, and resources associated with issuing SIM and bank cards.
[South Africa] The Bold and the Beautiful makes a comeback courtesy of Video Play
09-10-2019 | 13:15:00
From lavish weddings and secret romances to high-fashion runway shows and high-stakes boardroom drama, The Bold and the Beautiful has been a source of entertainment for South Africans for almost three decades.
[South Africa] Significant economic growth achieved despite indirect global consequences, the dti
09-10-2019 | 12:46:00
The Director-General of the dti said that even though global growth remains subdued and South Africa was confronted by a host of indirect risks consequences, it still achieved significant strides in job creation and economic growth initiatives.
[South Africa] DBSA, GCF partner to help reduce renewables business costs
09-10-2019 | 11:35:00
The DBSA has signed an agreement to reduce the cost of investing in South African renewables by boosting the private sector’s investment in wind and solar power in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
[South Africa] Absa leads the successful syndication of Harmony Gold’s US Dollar term loan
09-10-2019 | 09:18:00
Absa acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Bookrunner, Mandated Lead Arranger and Facility Agent on the refinancing and upsizing of Harmony's existing U$350m term loan and revolving credit facility with a new 3+1 year U$400m term loan.
[South Africa] NRCS confiscates non-compliant cements, calls for nation-wide recall
09-10-2019 | 08:08:00
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) confiscated thousands of cement bags which were found to be non-compliant with the requirements of the compulsory specification on cement.
Microsoft selects Altron as new licensing solution provider in South Africa
09-10-2019 | 06:58:00
Microsoft has named JSE-listed technology company Altron as a Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) in South Africa.
[Column] Ray Youseff: Peer-to-peer finance boosting entrepreneurship in Africa
09-10-2019 | 05:41:00
Blockchain technology and the role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa’s prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), were some of the key topics taking centre stage at this year’s World Economic Forum
[South Africa] Vodacom Foundation, Google partnership to accelerate Africa’s digital skills development
08-10-2019 | 12:33:00
The Vodacom Foundation has partnered with Google to accelerate the empowerment of youth in South Africa with some of the digital skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
[South Africa] Global financial leaders launch digital platform to tackle international trade barriers, bolster business growth
07-10-2019 | 11:00:00
Financial leaders from banks around the world convened in London to mark the official launch of the Trade Club Alliance.
South African Airways announces codeshare expansion to New York with Air Seychelles
07-10-2019 | 10:30:00
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York effective 1 November 2019.
[South Africa] the dti launches half a billion rand Toyota Hiace Ses’filikile plant expansion
07-10-2019 | 10:12:00
The South African Minister for Trade and Industry (the dti) Ebrahim Patel, has launched a taxi manufacturing expansion plant worth almost half a billion rands in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
[South Africa] Vodacom Eastern Cape accelerates network infrastructure in rural areas
04-10-2019 | 09:44:00
Vodacom Eastern Cape region works across communities that are trapped in a cycle of poverty due to high unemployment and underdevelopment in that province.
[South Africa] Investec to list ETNs on A2X
03-10-2019 | 12:55:00
Investec Bank Limited is to secondary list two of its market-leading exchange traded notes (ETNs) on A2X Markets.
[Column] Wale Arewa: Declining lifecycle of IT products helps other markets grow
03-10-2019 | 11:44:09
Increased usage of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, and also the increase in small and medium businesses, are the major factors driving the growth of the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market.
[South Africa] Absa PMI measures second consecutive large fall
03-10-2019 | 09:36:02
The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined to 41.6 index points in September, down from 45.7 in August.
South Africa, Switzerland deepen STI collaboration
03-10-2019 | 09:19:00
South Africa and Switzerland are set to deepen their collaboration in science, technology and innovation (STI) following the renewal of a fruitful STI cooperation agreement between the two countries.
[South Africa] AfricaCom’s AHUB Pitch and Win shortlisted startups announced
03-10-2019 | 06:44:00
The list of startups that will have the opportunity to get their startup to take-off at the AfricaCom’s AHUB Pitch and Win 2019 in partnership with GSMA, have been announced.
[South Africa] Telkom launches roaming data plans
03-10-2019 | 06:34:00
Telkom South Africa has launched new Mobile Data plans that hope to provide customers with data connectivity for internet access to emails, social media and streaming.
[Column] Wale Arewa: ITAD market continues to grow
03-10-2019 | 05:41:52
The global IT asset disposition (ITAD) market size is anticipated to be worth around R330-billion by 2026, this is according to Acumen Research.
Creditsafe expands global business intelligence with the addition of South Africa
02-10-2019 | 11:08:00
Creditsafe USA, the global business intelligence experts, has extended its global database to include information on private and public companies in South Africa.
[South Africa] uKheshe selected as finalist in the Global Fintech Hackcelerator programme
02-10-2019 | 10:11:51
uKheshe, South Africa’sQR cash card and microtransaction platform, is a finalist in the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator Southern Africa competition.
[Column] Karien Bornheim: Why it’s the right time for a career in cybersecurity
02-10-2019 | 09:47:46
The complex and endlessly changing cybercrime market is not the only reason why anyone with a head for analysis and a penchant for problem-solving should consider moving into the cybersecurity career path
[South Africa] VC4A Announces Top 12 Ventures for 2019 Series-A Venture Showcase
02-10-2019 | 09:30:00
VC4A has announced the 12 ventures (11 Series A and 1 Seed+) for its 2019 Venture Showcase. These companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent.
[South Africa] Fairmont Zimbali Resort embraces revintel business intelligence solution to accelerate hotel growth
02-10-2019 | 08:30:00
Cloud software and services provider for the hospitality industry Cendyn, has announced that Fairmont Zimbali Resort has selected Rainmaker’s comprehensive business intelligence solution, revintel®, to help them accelerate hotel growth.
Da Vinci partners with Vodacom to expand its African footprint
02-10-2019 | 06:05:00
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
[Column] Benjamin Coetzer: 2020 - the year containerisation dominates PaaS
02-10-2019 | 05:26:50
How will infrastructure evolve and provide the sourcing, migration and delivery of services for today’s digital migration?
[Column] Kree Govender: Modernising the manufacturing value chain with data
02-10-2019 | 04:50:42
Across the entire value chain, manufacturing organisations are under constant pressure to innovate products and services.
CredoLab jumpstarts financial inclusion in SA using smartphone data
01-10-2019 | 10:22:23
Alternative credit scoring fintech company, CredoLab, has officially launched on the African continent with the signing of three new clients – two banks and a leading airtime credit provider.
South Africa, UK to showcase successful research chairs partnership
01-10-2019 | 08:08:00
South Africa and the United Kingdom will showcase the activities of a joint research chairs programme under the UK-South Africa Newton Fund during a symposium to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 2 October.
[South Africa] Government publishes regulations for processed meat products
01-10-2019 | 07:51:00
New regulations to protect the South African consumer against health and safety risks posed by the production of processed meat products will come into effect this month.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches an emergency service app for deaf and hearing impaired persons
01-10-2019 | 07:36:16
Vodacom has extended a helping hand through the launch of the Vodacom 112 Emergency Service App that enables persons with communication barriers to contact emergency services when they need help.
Global brands successfully adapt to South African culture
01-10-2019 | 07:36:00
The SA business landscape is a challenging one, but those who persevere are certainly rewarded. Local start-ups that made it big have many lessons to impart that mostly involve learning from mistakes and setbacks, and pushing through them.
[Mozambique] Total closes acquisition of Anadarko’s shareholding at $ 3.9 billion
01-10-2019 | 06:20:00
Total has announced the closing of the acquisition of Anadarko’s 26.5% operated interest in the Mozambique LNG project for a purchase price of $ 3.9 billion.
Vodacom launches South Africa's first smartphone only town in Wakkerstroom
30-09-2019 | 07:31:00
Vodacom has partnered with BPG Langfontein, a farming business that employs the majority of the people living in Wakkerstroom.
Africa's first sustainably sourced chocolate brand to be introduced to the USA market
27-09-2019 | 09:08:00
African sustainability has never been 100 per cent African on its own initiative - that's where it becomes unclear who has benefited most from it.
[South Africa] KYC challenge gets assistance from e4’s new SearchWorks innovation
26-09-2019 | 09:30:00
Eleven years since its initial launch of SearchWorks, fintech company, e4, says that the web-based search application service has continued to prove itself as a vital administrative tool.
[South Africa] Facebook Accelerator London opens to African companies for the first time
26-09-2019 | 03:49:00
Facebook is inviting applications for the third edition of its London accelerator programme, which is open for the first time to startups from Africa
[Column] Karien Bornheim: Cybersecurity - There are consequences
25-09-2019 | 09:36:00
There is a misplaced confidence in existing cybersecurity solutions and the beleaguered IT department that is leaving corporate doors wide open for attack.
Paratus South Africa acquires a satellite hub
25-09-2019 | 06:04:29
Paratus South Africa has announced that it has completed a transaction for the acquisition of a satellite teleport via its subsidiary Maxwell technology for an undisclosed amount.
South Africa, Botswana sign MoU to enhance regional harmonisation
24-09-2019 | 07:12:00
South Africa and Botswana signed a MoU to formalise their commitment to collaborate on all standards related matters, including standards development and recognising South Africa as an inspection services provider.
Everlytic launches first of its kind voice broadcasting software in South Africa
24-09-2019 | 07:03:25
Everlytic, Vox Telecom's digital communication and automation business, has just launched a groundbreaking new feature: voice broadcasting.
Hilton reaches 100 hotel milestone in Africa
24-09-2019 | 06:37:00
Hilton has announced at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston.
[Column] Deborah Fourie: Transforming visibility into supply chain efficiency
19-09-2019 | 10:50:19
Forbes Insights’ analysis of the supply chain industry believes that changes in the supply chain industry are being driven by advancing technology and the so-called ‘Amazon effect’
[Column] Ugan Maistry: Robotic Process Automation is the answer to Digital Transformation
18-09-2019 | 09:13:52
Businesses of tomorrow are the ones that can successfully transition from ‘things and people’ to ‘technology and networks’.
[Column] Karien Bornheim: Secure digital control
18-09-2019 | 04:33:00
The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation.
Africa Logistics Properties addresses current supply chain challenges in the East African Region
17-09-2019 | 07:40:00
Key stakeholders in the logistics industry gathered in Nairobi for a Supply Chain Network forum to discuss the challenges facing the sector.
[South Africa] Durban Aerotropolis to turn King Shaka International Airport into a smart city
17-09-2019 | 07:06:00
The Department of Trade and Industry announces that a 50-year Durban Aerotropolis master plan has been unveiled and the plan will set in motion ground-breaking initiatives with regard to the development of Durban Aerotropolis.
[South Africa] Agro-processing sector companies to showcase products in Russia
17-09-2019 | 06:51:00
A group of 35 South African companies from the agro-processing sector will showcase their products at the 28th annual World Food Moscow International Exhibition in Russia.
South Africa concurs with the new UK agreement in the event of no deal Brexit
12-09-2019 | 13:35:00
South Africa, along with five other countries in the Southern African region have concluded a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Investing in digital experiences could make a difference
12-09-2019 | 09:59:00
Providing optimal digital experiences has become a key business differentiator, if companies don’t act quickly and put their customers first, they’ll lose their relevance and a majority of their revenue.
UK agrees to trade continuity with six African nations
12-09-2019 | 07:58:42
The UK has initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
Angola presents a wealth of business opportunities for the South African private sector, Commerce Minister
12-09-2019 | 06:37:00
Angola Commerce Minister Dr Joffre Van-Dunem Junior said that Angola is a trade and investment destination for the South African companies keen on investing and doing business in the country.
UK initiates new trade deal with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique
11-09-2019 | 13:28:00
The UK has initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
Murdoch University partners with Kingdom Business Network to train 1,000 African entrepreneurs by 2022
11-09-2019 | 13:18:00
A new partnership between Murdoch University in Western Australia and the South African-based Kingdom Business Network (KBN) took a first step towards formation after a visit to Perth for Africa Week by a delegation of five of its members.
[Column] Wayne Spaumer: Artificial intelligence key to Africa’s future food security
11-09-2019 | 04:47:00
The cumulative view provided by the confluence of machine learning and decision making in conjunction with third-party data all hosted in the cloud, has given rise to artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture.
South African businesses challenged by electricity tariff hike
10-09-2019 | 13:34:00
The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) recently announced an alarming price hike in South African electricity tariffs for the next three years.
Global start-up guide book launched in Africa
10-09-2019 | 11:05:55
Self-publishing company Start-up Guide yesterday announced the launch of the first Start-up Guide in Africa.
Standard Bank remains South Africa’s most valuable brand, report
10-09-2019 | 10:59:00
Standard Bank has retained its position as South Africa’s most valuable brand, according to the second edition of the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands report.
[South Africa] Crypto exchange, Luno, grows by a million users, expands offering
10-09-2019 | 07:45:00
Luno, South Africa’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, now has three million customers (wallets) spanning 40 countries.
South Africa business delegation seek for trade and investment opportunities in Angola
10-09-2019 | 06:32:00
A South African business delegation is in Luanda, Angola in search of export market as part of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
05-09-2019 | 14:00:00
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
[South Africa] Santam posts solid operational half-year results
05-09-2019 | 10:48:00
Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer has reported solid operational results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019, in an environment characterised by tough trading conditions for short-term insurers.
African leaders have opportunity to embrace a high growth, low emission future, FTI Consulting
05-09-2019 | 09:35:00
African leaders have an opportunity to achieve long-term economic growth while minimizing environmental harm, according to a new report by FTI Consulting.
[South Africa] Mineral resources department approves R4 billion investment in Northern Cape
05-09-2019 | 09:08:00
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has approved a mining right for Orion Minerals, paving the way for the development of a R4 billion copper-zinc project in the Northern Cape.
South Africa business people search for trade and investment opportunities in Australia
05-09-2019 | 06:46:00
A group of 25 South African business people is in Perth, Australia in search of trade and investment opportunities as part of the Outward Selling Mission organised and funded by the dti.
African Development Bank contributes to major power transmission line in Mozambique
05-09-2019 | 06:26:00
The African Development Bank is to part-finance the construction of a 563 km power transmission line in Mozambique, after signing the agreement on 28 August to start the Temane transmission project.
[South Africa] Clicks opens 700th store in Cape Town
04-09-2019 | 09:07:43
Health and beauty retailer Clicks has opened its 700th store at Woodstock Quarter in Cape Town. The new store stocks the retailer's regular range of health, beauty and homeware products.
[Column] Bernard Ford: Managing fixed assets efficiently is an art
04-09-2019 | 06:58:00
Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today's businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes.
[South Africa] Transaction Capital to list on A2X
03-09-2019 | 08:11:00
Transaction Capital Limited’s shares, with a market cap of R13.5 billion, has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and will list on Tuesday, 10 September 2019.
[South Africa] MultiChoice declares R1.5Bn payment to Phuthuma Nathi shareholders
03-09-2019 | 07:15:00
MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA) has declared a dividend of R1.5 billion to Phuthuma Nathi (PN) shareholders, an increase of 13.6% from 2018.
[South Africa] Isuzu Motors explores alternate fuel solutions for commercial vehicles
30-08-2019 | 06:04:25
Isuzu Motors South Africa is evaluating trucks which use alternate propulsion technologies that may be suitable for the African market.
[Column] Keith Mullan: Aging business systems fail to meet today's business demands
29-08-2019 | 11:40:29
Businesses need to adapt quickly as aging business systems (ERPs) fail to meet today's business demands. To survive, business leaders need to modernise and find more effective ways to run their businesses.