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#IABSummit19: The new nowArticle

Ahead of this year's IAB Summit, taking place 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, we interviewed IAB SA CEO Paula Hulley to find out what to expect from this year's theme and insights...

Jessica Tennant 17 Apr 2019

"We are what we see" - Marian Salzman
"We are what we see" - Marian SalzmanArticle

International trends spotter Marian Salzman joined local trend analysts Nicola Cooper and Khumo Theko in highlighting the top pop culture trends affecting females at an event held at Inner City Ideas Cartel in Cape Town last month...

Juanita Pienaar 19 Mar 2019

Breaking trends at BizTrendsLIVE! event
Breaking trends at BizTrendsLIVE! eventGallery

Since 2007, BizTrends has been providing the definitive African B2B industry trend report. In anticipation of the forthcoming decade 2020, Bizcommunity invited contributors to 'Join our Vision for Africa' to provide a snapshot forecast of the key trends from our region that will impact Africa and the rest of the world. Curated by our editorial team, #BizTrends2019 offers the very highest level of thought leadership from our multi-industry contributors and we are so proud and grateful for their input.

4 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overviewArticle

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right now
#BizTrends2019: Melissa Attree's top content marketing trends for right nowArticle

Those that fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Luckily, in the January 2019 Meltwater webinar, Ogilvy Cape Town's creative director Melissa Attree explained how to evolve your content marketing strategy for success in 2019...

Leigh Andrews 30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming lives
#BizTrends2019: Digital transformation, transforming livesArticle

We live in an increasingly connected world. The technologies, both emerging and established, that connect us, have the power to influence and reshape the ways in which we live, work and learn...

Simon Goldstone 22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?
#BizTrends2019: Integrated reporting - the end of annual financial statements?Article

Over the last six years, integrated business reporting has gained a significant amount of traction, with big corporates migrating from the traditional reporting method, which focuses on financial statements, to a more integrated framework of reporting that incorporates all aspects of the business...

Faith Ngwenya 17 Jan 2019

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

Corrie Bakker, head of strategy and business development for Africa at PayU talks about what we can expect in the payment provider front in 2019...

Evan-Lee Courie 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Innovation and authentic engagement will drive success
#BizTrends2019: Innovation and authentic engagement will drive successArticle

The future that is discussed around the boardroom table is already here. The influx of the millennial workforce and rapid adoption of artificial intelligence in business means that leaders can no longer afford to disregard conversations about change and culture. We have entered an era of relentless change and extreme competitiveness...

Brian Eagar 15 Jan 2019

BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!
BizTrendsLIVE! Avoid the FOMO!Article

If you haven't got around to booking for the BizTrendsLIVE! yet, here's some info so you avoid FOMO...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top remuneration trends - show me the value!
#BizTrends2019: Top remuneration trends - show me the value!Article

King IV is set to have a major impact on how companies look at remuneration in 2019 and beyond...

Mark Bussin 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SA
#BizTrends2019: 3 trends affecting how independent education should be marketed in SAArticle

Marketing schools is different to marketing a soft drink or an internet package. School education has an enormous influence on children's lives, from the way they tackle problems to the job prospects available to them...

Marí Lategan 14 Jan 2019

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#BizTrends2019: Social marketing, and true word (of mouth) powerArticle

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things social marketing trend-related over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the first of three overviews of our talking points...

Leigh Andrews 14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home pay
#BizTrends2019: Unsettling times ahead for employee tax and take-home payArticle

The 2019 election year brings the normal risk of some tax populist decisions, including much higher social grants. This will add to the fiscus' pressure, desperate for additional tax revenues...

Jerry Botha 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulation
#BizTrends2019: 6 trends in fintech and its regulationArticle

The South African financial sector has been waiting with bated breath for South Africa's financial regulators to map the way forward and we expect this guidance to be forthcoming early in 2019...

David Geral 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: More small businesses - because it will be better, easier...
#BizTrends2019: More small businesses - because it will be better, easier...Article

Entrepreneurship across the world is on the rise as many factors are playing along, leaving both millennials and the older generation, with new opportunities or with no other option...

Marnus Broodryk 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?
#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?Article

Despite the undeniable power of modern predictive analytics, in some ways, we are no better off than the old crone with her crystal ball when it comes to predicting what the world holds in store for us in 2019...

Simon Carpenter 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Little change in the Gauteng property market in 2019Article

In order for the South African property market to show any kind of improvement and growth in 2019, it requires policy certainty, especially around the land issue, as well as investment and an economic boost...

Chris Renecle 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'
#BizTrends2019: Empowering 'Generation Rent'Article

When 2018 wrapped up, we saw the rental market in South Africa continue to struggle...

Jonathan Liebmann 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alike
#BizTrends2019: Superfluous retail development the greatest risk to retailers, landlords alikeArticle

It is well known that South Africa has some of the highest levels of gross lettable retail area (GLA) per capita (adjusted for income per capita) in the world...

Andrew Thabo Russell 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property market
#BizTrends2019: Outlook for the 2019 property marketArticle

There are many people stating that the worst is over and that things will start improving soon...

Paul Stevens 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The sky is the limit with IoT and AI
#BizTrends2019: The sky is the limit with IoT and AIArticle

The rate at which technology has advanced recently is remarkable; particularly interesting for me is the 'internet of things' and for this reason I'm especially optimistic about the year ahead...

Scott Field 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!
#BizTrends2019: Out with the old, in with the new!Article

Large corporates and multinationals are keeping a close eye on developments from the Department of Home Affairs. 2019 promises a number of changes in the Immigration Act which will impact the way business can attract and retain expat resources...

Marisa Jacobs 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: AI is a game-changer for the legal industry
#BizTrends2019: AI is a game-changer for the legal industryArticle

The drive to do business faster, more efficiently and with less risk, enhancing client experience and improving service delivery, is not unique to law...

Cathy Truter and Tammy Beira 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 5 Tips to get your business ready for AI in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 5 Tips to get your business ready for AI in 2019Article

2018 was the year that we realised that Artificial Intelligence (AI) was no longer to be shelved in the corner of the video store like 2001's Space Odyssey...

Brett St Clair 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Engaging differently in the workplace
#BizTrends2019: Engaging differently in the workplaceArticle

The South African workplace is evolving. And while many of these changes have been gradual, based on our engagements and experience, we expect them to become more pronounced in 2019 and beyond...

Gys Kappers 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?
#BizTrends2019: Rental growth cycles - what is in store for 2019?Article

2018 saw the continuation of a tough economic climate keeping consumers under pressure. So it is not really surprising that rental growth dipped to levels last seen in 2014...

Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trends
#BizTrends2019: Rural and township retail property trendsArticle

Shortly after concluding the successful SA Investment Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa then took a walk through the streets of the famous Vilakazi Street in Soweto to show off the township and its successful businesses...

Seabelo Theledi 7 Jan 2019

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#BizTrends2019: Residential property in 2019 - what to expectArticle

Political and economic uncertainty, combined with increasing petrol prices and rising household costs saw the property market slowdown dramatically throughout the first, second and third quarters of 2018...

Nardee Brims 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!
#BizTrends2019: Retail is not dead, it is changing fast!Article

Retail is facing tough times in a hyper-competitive environment. There are many reasons for this, but the sameness of many South African malls is a big contributor...

Itumeleng Mothibeli 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting time
#BizTrends2019: Residential market in for an interesting timeArticle

South Africa's residential market is in for an interesting time in 2019, but our predictions for the year are all positive...

Berry Everitt 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property market
#BizTrends2019: 10 new and emerging trends in the residential property marketArticle

These 10 new or increasing trends are expected to impact on the market in 2019...

Dr Andrew Golding 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019Article

In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

Johan Botes 6 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining Charter
#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining CharterArticle

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country's mineral resources to historically disadvantaged persons.

Athi Jara and Mihlali Sitefane 6 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cards
#BizTrends2019: Banking and finance law - big changes on the cardsArticle

The Financial Sector Laws Amendment Bill of 2018 will most likely be promulgated during the course of next year, alongside sweeping amendments to the Banks Act, 1990. Together, these will provide some of the biggest amendments to South Africa's banking and financial industry sectors in recent years...

Bridgett Majola and Rui Lopes 5 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: The growing disillusionment with traditional education structures
#BizTrends2019: The growing disillusionment with traditional education structuresArticle

Traditional schooling is 'broken' and becoming increasingly irrelevant for the world of work that children are going to be entering into. What can be done to correct this and better prepare our children for the future...?

Lisa Illingworth 5 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African education
#BizTrends2019: Top 11 trends in South African educationArticle

Higher Education in South Africa has undergone many changes over the past few decades, with local and global trends continuing to influence the sector...

Yusuf Karodia 5 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Five reasons to be optimistic about youth unemployment in 2019Article

Working in the youth employment sector, we have seen first-hand the struggles that youth face in trying to attain employment. The economic downturn and political uncertainty that has plagued 2018 has left many young people feeling sceptical and discouraged about finding employment...

Jake Willis 5 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the better
#BizTrends2019: Brands with purpose will change South Africa for the betterArticle

Despite great efforts from government and NGOs, South Africa still faces a number of societal and environmental challenges...

Michael Baretta 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensive
#BizTrends2019: Making businesses work when virgin materials are scarce and expensiveArticle

Businesses need to adapt and evolve to keep up with the rapidly changing markets in which they operate...

Emmanuel Kasese 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimble
#BizTrends2019: NPOs need to be nimbleArticle

According to a national research study released in October 2017, Civil Society in South Africa, the number of registered non-profit organisations (NPOs) was 145,152 in October 2015...

Nomvula Dlamini 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Deriving greater business impact from CSI initiatives
#BizTrends2019: Deriving greater business impact from CSI initiativesArticle

The operating environment for corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives for 2019 and beyond is being reshaped by changing business models and digital disruption...

Professor Elain Vlok 4 Jan 2019

IBIS consulting director and climate change expert Simon Clarke
#BizTrends2019: Climate paradox or progress?Article

2018 was a year of paradox. The scientific signals of global warming are significantly stronger. The frequency, intensity and cost of weather impacts escalates. But the backtracking and general malaise...

Simon Clarke 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED
#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLEDArticle

The disabled are always an easy target. They are defenseless and are often preyed on by bullies. Why can we not harness technology rather to improve their lives?

Hannl Cronje 4 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Evolution of business coaching
#BizTrends2019: Evolution of business coachingArticle

Back in the early 90's, the concept of business coaching was born and because many people struggled to grasp what it actually was, it was pitched as 'something like consulting'. Today, business coaching is widely understood, well established, and a highly competitive industry that is growing globally...

Pieter Scholtz 3 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SA
#BizTrends2019: Co-working trend has the potential to change office space landscape in SAArticle

The international trend towards co-working, defined essentially as shared office space, equipment, and services, is set to change the office space landscape in South Africa...

Claire D'Adorante 3 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?
#BizTrends2019: What's in store for interior design and décor trends towards 2020?Article

Natural materials, texture, and individuality are the key elements that will shape interior design and décor trends into 2020...

Dave Nemeth 2 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 8 travel trends we can expect to see in 2019Article

From 2018, we carry forward the anti-plastic movement; our concerns about over tourism; the ever more natural choice of sustainable travel; and the important need to establish animal rights in tourism. But beyond that, what travel trends can we expect to see in 2019?

Dawn Jorgensen 2 Jan 2019

#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?
#BizTrends 2019: What is the key to a successful tourism sector in Africa?Article

The quick answer is sustainability, that is both environmental and economic sustainability...

Tim Smith 21 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019
#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019Article

As part of Bizcommunity's BizTrends series, Sharmila Ragunanan, hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts, dishes on hotel trends that will make the traveller experience even more exciting in 2019, and other industry developments that lie ahead.

Sharmila Ragunanan 21 Dec 2018

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