The Internet opportunity for Africa

The recently Internet Inclusive Index: Bridging Digital Divides report, commissioned by Facebook and compiled by The Economist, gives South Africa the number one ranking on the African continent, and 71st globally, for Internet inclusivity and access to broadband at...

Business for Africa – in Africa

With a population of more than 1,2-billion people, 54 countries, and foreign direct investment (FDI) totalling $59-billion in 2016, Africa presents organisations across industry sectors with ample business opportunities. Annalie Terblanche, product manager at...

New skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Africa’s business cannot afford to wait five years or more for security engineers to hone high-end skills – new skills development models must be introduced now, as the Fourth Industrial Revolution sweeps the continent. By Paul Williams, country manager:...

Revitalizing the in-store experience

It’s no secret that online shopping is taking off in South Africa. By Jaqueline van Eeden, business development manager: retail and consumer industry at Wipro Limited, Africa In fact, studies show that the local e-commerce market is expected to reach almost...

How SA tech start-ups scale and succeed

Online technology has made the world smaller, enabling tech-driven start-ups to scale and look beyond local markets for funding and business expansion. Four start-up founders reveal some of their secrets to success. In today’s world of business, you don’t necessarily...

Storerooms full of undiscovered cash

Most businesses have storerooms full of old computers and other electronics that could easily be converted into cash, especially in a time when most businesses are struggling to survive. With modern companies constantly acquiring new technologies, there is a...

The (near-inescapable) cyber risks to SMEs

South Africa is a particularly attractive proposition for cyber criminals. The global Cyber Exposure Index ranks South Africa third on the list of most-targeted countries for cyberattacks. By Heino Gevers, customer success director at Mimecast Small businesses are not...

The 80:20 rule – the most powerful concept for SMEs

South Africa has a very eager and vibrant entrepreneurial spirit and community. This is fortunate because if we are ever to make an impact on the massive requirement for job growth in this country, it is from small and medium enterprises (SME’s) that it must come....

Power of partnerships delivers value in a world of data complexity

The power of partnerships has become very clear in the digitally disrupted world. By Lisa Strydom, channel manager lead at Veeam Businesses in a whole host of sectors are busily working with technology providers to create innovative and exciting propositions, using...

Exports crucial for SA’s economic growth

While trade is an important engine of economic growth, many African countries have still not realised their full potential. This is according to Ina Cronjé, Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) Board chairperson, She says  TIKZN remains committed to assisting...

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