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#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and Festive Season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits. With consumer spending expected to reach $2.1 trillion and the urban population expected to swell by 190 million people by 2025, Africa's retail sector is poised for explosive growth.

By Mark Schech 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture
#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'.

By Yatish Narsi 1 day ago

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance. The iconic brand has increased its Brand Strength Index (BSI) score three points from 91.5 to 94.8 out of 100 over the past year, pulling ahead of the likes of McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Lego, and Disney.

2 days ago

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector
#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters with a tech-enabled platform that manages the distribution process seamlessly.

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

How to navigate the digital journey
How to navigate the digital journey

Data is everywhere. Everything from smartphones to cars produces vast amounts of data every second. Each time we make a transaction, in-store or online, we generate data. We post billions of photos on social media and produce considerable amounts of information about our lives. Our digital footprints are providing an even more detailed insight into our habits and activities.

By Helmut Reisinger 2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: South African cybersecurity trends for 2019
#BizTrends2019: South African cybersecurity trends for 2019

As we enter the new year, it's worth taking stock of the opportunities - and the likely cybersecurity threats - lying ahead.

By Brian Pinnock 2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019
#BizTrends2019: The digitalisation of payment providers in 2019

PayU is the world's emerging market payment provider, focusing on cross-border payment integrations, especially in the area of enterprise and large-scale businesses seeking to expand across the continent. But what can we see happening in 2019?

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Own your MarTech, control your data
#BizTrends2019: Own your MarTech, control your data

Johan Walters, a managing consultant at DQ&A, believes marketing leaders should be wary of the marketing automation siren call and focus on building the foundations to enable real digital performance.

By Johan Walters 2 days ago

10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme
10 tech startups to participate in Airbus, GIZ #Africa4Future programme

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have announced the top 10 African tech startups that will take part in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator programme.

2 days ago

WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android
WhatsApp's working on a fingerprint security feature for iOS, Android

A future version of WhatsApp may be secured, locked and unlocked by your fingerprint, according to data mined by WABetaInfo.

By Andy Walker 18 Jan 2019

SA innovation entrepreneurs win big at GCIP-SA
SA innovation entrepreneurs win big at GCIP-SA

Innovative entrepreneurs took centre stage when the winners of the 2018 Technology Innovation Agency's Global Cleantech Innovation Programme of South Africa (GCIP-SA) were announced at a recent gala event in Cape Town.

18 Jan 2019

Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI
Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI

French retail giant Carrefour is using artificial intelligence to optimise its inventory management and reduce waste by integrating software developed by advanced analytics company SAS into its supply chain.

17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer
#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this because the mobile phone has been in their hands since 2011, so what next?

By Lynette Hundermark 17 Jan 2019