South Africa retailers under pressure to adapt to new business models in the wake of digital commerce, report
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
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.
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.
Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) has launched RMI Connect – an app that connects consumers to accredited-RMI members,” he says.
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.
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 South Africa announced the general availability of Python support in Azure Functions for production workloads locally.
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 African financial services provider, FNB has launched new products and solutions to help entrepreneurs in the country.
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.
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.
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
Kaizer Chiefs and PinkCodrs Africa have started a partnership that seeks to develop young women into fully fledged data scientists and developers.
Consistent year-on-year growth of Internet users is resulting in increased digital identities and the sharing of more and more personal information online.
After 20 years in distribution, Cheslynne Britz has joined leading neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, as the company’s first engagement manager.
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
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
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.
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 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.
Travelstart has completed its acquisition of Southern Africa’s Club Travel Group for an undisclosed sum.
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) and related technological advances has moved the goal posts when it comes to telematics.
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 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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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 has named JSE-listed technology company Altron as a Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) in South Africa.
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
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
Financial leaders from banks around the world convened in London to mark the official launch of the Trade Club Alliance.
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the expansion of the codeshare agreement with Air Seychelles (HM) to New York effective 1 November 2019.
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.
Vodacom Eastern Cape region works across communities that are trapped in a cycle of poverty due to high unemployment and underdevelopment in that province.
Investec Bank Limited is to secondary list two of its market-leading exchange traded notes (ETNs) on A2X Markets.
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.
The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined to 41.6 index points in September, down from 45.7 in August.
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.
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.
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.
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 USA, the global business intelligence experts, has extended its global database to include information on private and public companies in South Africa.
uKheshe, South Africa’sQR cash card and microtransaction platform, is a finalist in the 2019 Global Fintech Hackcelerator Southern Africa competition.
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
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
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.
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
How will infrastructure evolve and provide the sourcing, migration and delivery of services for today’s digital migration?
Across the entire value chain, manufacturing organisations are under constant pressure to innovate products and services.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has partnered with BPG Langfontein, a farming business that employs the majority of the people living in Wakkerstroom.
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.
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.
Facebook is inviting applications for the third edition of its London accelerator programme, which is open for the first time to startups from Africa
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 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 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, Vox Telecom's digital communication and automation business, has just launched a groundbreaking new feature: voice broadcasting.
Hilton has announced at the African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) the signing of Hampton by Hilton Sandton Grayston.
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’
Businesses of tomorrow are the ones that can successfully transition from ‘things and people’ to ‘technology and networks’.
The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation.
Key stakeholders in the logistics industry gathered in Nairobi for a Supply Chain Network forum to discuss the challenges facing the sector.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) recently announced an alarming price hike in South African electricity tariffs for the next three years.
Self-publishing company Start-up Guide yesterday announced the launch of the first Start-up Guide in Africa.
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.
Luno, South Africa’s leading cryptocurrency exchange, now has three million customers (wallets) spanning 40 countries.
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
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.
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 an opportunity to achieve long-term economic growth while minimizing environmental harm, according to a new report by FTI Consulting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Modern cloud-based fixed asset management software helps today's businesses focus on their core competencies rather than complex IT processes.
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.
MultiChoice South Africa (MCSA) has declared a dividend of R1.5 billion to Phuthuma Nathi (PN) shareholders, an increase of 13.6% from 2018.
Isuzu Motors South Africa is evaluating trucks which use alternate propulsion technologies that may be suitable for the African market.
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.