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MSC introduces new feature to help guests plan their holiday pre-cruiseArticle

MSC Cruises is set to launch its sixth connected cruise ship later this year with the christening of MSC Grandiosa in the Port of Hamburg on 9 November 2019 - a ship that will offer new MSC for Me features...

14 Jun 2019

#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA
#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEAArticle

JustPalm.com, Africa's fastest growing mobile marketing agency, has been ranked among the top five EMEA Digital/Specialist Agencies at the annual Smarties awards...

Louise Marsland 13 Jun 2019

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to AfricaArticle

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

Summit highlights the vital importance of digital solutions
Summit highlights the vital importance of digital solutionsArticle

Following three days of compelling presentations, headline talks and tactical sessions, Africa's first-ever BigFive Summit concluded with a stimulating B2B Sales workshop...

25 May 2019

L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferers
L'Oréal teams up with Alibaba for AI-based app targeting acne sufferersArticle

L'Oréal and Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch an AI-powered mobile app designed to diagnose acne, to be made available on Alibaba's Tmall and Taobao mobile app next month...

22 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa PitchArticle

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

Don't underestimate potential of esports for SA brands
Don't underestimate potential of esports for SA brandsArticle

The high projected growth of esports streaming and sponsorship revenue in South Africa should not be ignored by local brands. If any brand alignment with the category exists, businesses would be wise to explore the opportunity to invest...

30 Apr 2019

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Vote for your favourite African creativeArticle

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition...

18 Apr 2019

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VML South Africa.
How VML's quarterly marketing survey will get SA marketers' voices heardArticle

Last week, VML released the findings from the first of its quarterly surveys into the role of CMOs in SA. Here, Jarred Cinman, CEO of VML South Africa, explains why the scale of digital spend was one of the most surprising findings and the impact of the surveys on the marketing profession as a whole...

Leigh Andrews 17 Apr 2019

Six steps to successful customer relationship management
Six steps to successful customer relationship managementArticle

As Easter looms businesses are looking for powerful ways to promote their goods and activate more sales. This should include beefing up customer relationship management (CMR) systems to streamline communication with potential clients and encourage more sales. Here are six steps to sprucing up your CRM and captivating customers at every touch point along the way...

Eben Esterhuizen 16 Apr 2019

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Bank customer loyalty eroded by vanilla offeringsArticle

Core banking products are largely undifferentiated across the various brands, resulting in customers who are becoming increasingly multi-banked...

11 Apr 2019

How your brand can navigate a world of mistrust, misinformation and multiple mindsets
How your brand can navigate a world of mistrust, misinformation and multiple mindsetsArticle

Here's G&G's thoughts on what influences will shape the future and how we can source solutions through digital innovation...

Desiree Gullan, Issued by G&G Digital 27 Mar 2019

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in AfricaArticle

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

26 Mar 2019

Jellyfish expands global footprint with Rosebank Link office
Jellyfish expands global footprint with Rosebank Link officeArticle

Growing confidence in the South African digital landscape has prompted Jellyfish to open an office in the Rosebank Link, Johannesburg...

Issued by Jellyfish South Africa 27 Feb 2019

Chief Digital Officer Africa 2019
Chief Digital Officer Africa 2019Article

Take a practical look at digital transformation from a leadership and organisational perspective...

Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 21 Jan 2019

CX Strategy according to Multichoice, Hollard, African Bank, FNB, ABSA, Comair, Uber and many more
CX Strategy according to Multichoice, Hollard, African Bank, FNB, ABSA, Comair, Uber and many moreArticle

Corinium Global Intelligence will be hosting an all-encompassing event, Customer 360 Africa 2019, that will cover all aspects of the entire customer experience journey...

Jacqui E'Silva, Issued by Corinium Global Intelligence 17 Jan 2019

Dr Shrey Viranna, group chief executive officer and executive director of Life Healthcare Group Holdings Ltd.
#BizTrends2019: Where is healthcare headed?Article

It is a fascinating time for healthcare globally. Shifting demographics, cost pressures, policy changes, consumerism, and rapid advances in technology will change the face of healthcare as we know it...

Shrey Viranna 6 Jan 2019

New digital incubator brings mining into the 21st century
New digital incubator brings mining into the 21st centuryArticle

Digitalisation in the mining industry goes well beyond the automation of production. It allows for new approaches to business processes and creates real opportunities to merge the digital and physical worlds...

26 Nov 2018

Digital Innovation: Adapt or Die
Digital Innovation: Adapt or DieArticle

One of South Africa's foremost innovation specialists and digital thought-leaders has voiced concern about the country's lack of investment in digitalisation...

12 Nov 2018

Startupbootcamp AfriTech funnels talent into the pipelines
Startupbootcamp AfriTech funnels talent into the pipelinesArticle

The Top 10 African innovators showcased to 200+ investors and corporate leaders at the annual Startupbootcamp AfriTech Demo Day...

12 Nov 2018

Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators
Digital Lab Africa looking for content creatorsArticle

The third edition of Digital Lab Africa will kick off at DISCOP Johannesburg this month and opportunities exist for participants in the field of digital content creation...

7 Nov 2018

Franc Group wins Round 2 of Seedstars SA
Franc Group wins Round 2 of Seedstars SAArticle

During Seedstars Johannesburg, Franc Group won the 2nd round of Seedstars South Africa...

5 Nov 2018

HouseME wins Round 1 of Seedstars SA
HouseME wins Round 1 of Seedstars SAArticle

During Seedstars Cape Town, HouseME won the 1st round of Seedstars South Africa and will be heading to the Seedstars South Africa finals...

22 Oct 2018

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South Africa
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in South AfricaArticle

Leading global financial services firm J.P. Morgan has been supporting a number of companies to conduct in-depth research into the SME sector...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 15 Oct 2018

IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SA
IT and the green economy identified as future-orientated businesses in SAArticle

South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country's GDP...

12 Oct 2018

Continue (ERP) innovation in times of crisis
Continue (ERP) innovation in times of crisisArticle

Last month, South Africa officially entered into a technical recession. According to reports, it is the country's first since the 2008/2009 global financial crisis...

Stuart Scanlon 11 Oct 2018

Hans Zachar, managing director: technology strategy, Accenture Africa.
How African enterprises chart growth in the digital ageArticle

African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences...

Hans Zachar 9 Oct 2018

Joe Public Connect scoops 'Digital Agency of the Year' at this year's New Gen Awards
Joe Public Connect scoops 'Digital Agency of the Year' at this year's New Gen AwardsArticle

Gold was certainly on the cards for Joe Public Connect at the New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards ceremony that honours innovative technology and inventive social and digital media...

Issued by Joe Public United 4 Oct 2018

Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018
Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018Article

The 2018 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held across Johannesburg from 24-29 September 2018...

26 Sep 2018

Participate in TADHack Johannesburg
Participate in TADHack JohannesburgArticle

If you are an enthusiastic problem-solver, register to participate in the Telecom Application Developer Hackathon (TADHack) challenge...

21 Sep 2018

Calling SA tech and digital startups - ready, set, pitch
Calling SA tech and digital startups - ready, set, pitchArticle

A new startup accelerator is being launched by IBM SA, in partnership with the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, and is designed to enable the development of Growth Stage Tech and digital startups...

11 Sep 2018

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunityArticle

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

7 Sep 2018

On-demand grocery concierge startup OneCart eyes national expansion
On-demand grocery concierge startup OneCart eyes national expansionArticle

OneCart.co.za, a Johannesburg-based startup that's been described as an 'Uber for groceries', has just reached over 1,000 active users on its multi-store online shopping platform...

Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2018

What's on at the 2018 Fak'ugesi Fest
What's on at the 2018 Fak'ugesi FestArticle

The 2018 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation is on at the Tshimologong Precinct in Johannesburg from 18 August-29 September 2018. This year's theme of 'Tap Your Afro Source Code' is a celebration of technology, creativity, and innovation from across the African continent...

20 Aug 2018

Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in Africa
Agri Conference looks at ICT, entrepreneurship in boosting youth employment in AfricaArticle

The conference aims to foster an exchange among stakeholders on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations, leading to prioritising interventions going forward...

15 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded
Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expandedArticle

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytellingArticle

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

Engen to increase automated parcel lockers points
Engen to increase automated parcel lockers pointsArticle

Engen, with its 24-hour automated parcel lockers, is set to treble the number of collection and drop-off points across its network...

3 Aug 2018

Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain namesArticle

As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors could be profound...

16 Jul 2018

Securing competitive advantage in agriculture
Securing competitive advantage in agricultureArticle

South African agriculture still offers many investment opportunities despite headwinds caused by drought in parts of the country and policy uncertainty...

3 Jul 2018

NMPi and DQ&A to acquire creative specialist, Joystick
NMPi and DQ&A to acquire creative specialist, JoystickArticle

Digital media and technology specialists, NMPi and DQ&A, have announced that they are to acquire US digital creative specialists, Joystick. In doing so the global marketing group will comprise 340 employees across 16 offices globally...

Issued by incuBeta 18 Jun 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain Island
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Ahoy! Blockchain IslandArticle

In November this year, some 4,000 delegates are expected to descend on "the rock" for the first Malta Blockchain Summit...

Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 7 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in AfricaArticle

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

5 key ingredients for long-term digital success
5 key ingredients for long-term digital successArticle

The fourth industrial revolution continues to disrupt how businesses operate with creative, digital start-ups challenging established organisations...

29 May 2018

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Digital personal assistant Zoe the next step in MSC Cruises' evolutionArticle

This latest innovation demonstrates how MSC Cruises is employing next-generation technology to create a connected cruise experience that puts the guest in control of their cruise...

29 May 2018

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