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A complex, multi-layered video ecosystem is taking shape in SA as consumers flock onlineYouTube dominates the free online video segment in South Africa, with nearly nine out of 10 connected, urban consumers regularly accessing free video on YouTube and just under half watching YouTube videos every day. 17 Apr 2019 Read more

South African smartphone sales rise 7.2% in 2018 despite Q4 downturnPanel television sales enjoy strong momentum for the quarter and the year 22 Feb 2019 Read more

If 'toxic' was the word of 2018, could 'trust' be the word for 2019?The Oxford Dictionaries chose 'toxic' as its annual "Word of the Year". For 2019, the winning brands in South Africa and the rest of the world will be those that work to restore consumers' trust in a toxic environment and show that they are driven by a higher purpose than making money. 24 Jan 2019 Read more

Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 - GfK dataPanel television sales soared in South Africa during Black Friday week, climbing by 66% to just over 93,000 units when compared to the same week in 2017, according to point of sale tracking data from GfK South Africa's Weekly Monitor. This builds on the 47% growth over 2016 recorded during the week of Black Friday in 2017. 13 Dec 2018 Read more

South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilienceSouth Africa's technical consumer goods market enjoyed a boost from strong sales of telecom devices in the third quarter of 2018, with smartphone sales rising by around 16% to 3.15 million units in Q3 of 2018 compared to the same quarter last year and smartphone revenues expanding by 19% over the same period. The overall technical goods market grew in value by 6.9% for Q3 2018 when compared to Q3 2017, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa. 22 Nov 2018 Read more


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