Craig Schwabe will explore how geospatial data on retail facilities and competitors, target markets and consumer behaviour and their spatial interactions influence the development of optimised retail networks in South Africa. 4 Apr 2023 Read more Bob Currin addresses the importance of spatial data in developing sound marketing strategies, especially in regard to our burgeoning township markets, and presents some of the data sets developed by AfricaScope specifically for this purpose. 21 Nov 2022 Read more Key to inclusive growth and sustainable jobs in South Africa.
A case study of three district municipalities. 14 Oct 2022 Read more Dr Ben Roberts of the HSRC and Katiso Rachabane, managing director of GeoScope, present the extraordinary value of the SA Social Attitude Survey (Sasas) and the unique insights it gives on the modern fabric of social South Africa. 30 Sep 2022 Read more It's normal to experience emotions at work, such as having frustrations, anger, or excitement, but how leaders handle emotions in the workplace can go a long way to building or destroying the workplace climate. It also goes a long way in motivating, encouraging, or discouraging employees. So, organizations and management really need to see the bigger picture and understand how their employees see them. That's why it's really important to measure emotions because one gets an understanding of staff, for better or worse it, and how it influences a myriad of factors within the workplace. It influences employee commitment, creativity, decision-making, work quality, the likelihood of employees sticking around and obviously, the organization's bottom line. 30 Jun 2022 Read more Historically, Africa was been known as the "dark continent". The reason for this was that extraordinarily little was known about this large continent for many centuries, especially in the western world. In other words, very little information was available on Africa and especially mapped information. In the 5th and 6th centuries BC, only the coast of North Africa had been mapped. It was not until the 15th century AD that better cartographic maps were produced but these showed the lack of information on the central and southern interior of the continent. Even in the 19th century AD, little was known about the geography of the sub-Saharan Africa 24 Feb 2021 Read more We are living in a world where understanding the consumer AND location is critical to strategic decision making. GeoMAPS, the GIS module to the new MAPS survey places data into a geographic context, using location to add a visual dimension to consumer data. This empowers marketers and data analysis to visually pick up on trends and patterns at a suburb level. We like to say that GeoMAPS is where Location, Strategy and Innovation meets opportunity. 17 Feb 2021 Read more To ensure that a retail networks' outlets are optimum in location and number, requires a more holistic strategy that is not presently being used in South Africa. A holistic strategy must take into consideration a multitude of factors including the unique target market of a retail chain and the capacity required for a retail outlet to be financially viable. The travel time across a transport network using different modes of transport is another key consideration. The location of a brand's existing retail outlets and that of their competitors must form part of developing the holistic strategy. The preferred sites where new outlets should be located and areas of exclusion, are other key parameters. 22 Nov 2020 Read more South Africa has 532 African, Asian and Coloured townships that have a larger geographic area than both Johannesburg and Durban combined. In 2019, there were 21.7 mil people living in these townships. Gauteng with 8.9 mil people living in them has the largest township population followed by the Western Cape with 3.2 mil people. 7 Oct 2020 Read more
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