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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SMME sector can restart economy, but needs support

South Africa's SMME sector has a significant role to play in jumpstarting the country's economic growth and minimising the recessionary effects of Covid-19, but it will need support from the financial sector, big business and government to exit the worst of the crisis.

14 minutes ago

PROPERTY

Notable challenges presented by retail-to-logistics property conversions in SA

With demand for logistics real estate on the rise, due to a surge in e-commerce shopping in South Africa, some retail real estate owners are considering converting struggling retail properties into distribution sites...

1 hour ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#20Lessons20 Years: Lesson 6: Overcoming the first abuse from a customer

In the startup years, the adage "the customer is king" remains fresh and deliberate in your mind. You have probably convinced your customers (and yourself) that by using your company they will receive much better service than from the "big guys."...

By Allon Raiz 1 hour ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mark Tomlinson joins Hoorah Digital as chief of innovation

Renowned in the industry as one of the foremost digital minds, Mark Tomlinson has become the latest addition to the top team at Hoorah Digital...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 hour ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AfricArena 2020 Summit shines light on entrepreneurship, innovation and investment

AfricArena held this year's annual Summit as a hybrid event; both in person at Workshop 17 in Cape Town and virtually via their web based AfricArena Air platform...

1 hour ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Gender equality - Past, present and future

We are once again in the throes of a familiar predicament. 2020 has, unfortunately, yielded even more reason for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 1 hour ago

FINANCE

ESG moves beyond niche into the mainstream

Socially responsible investing has long been considered niche, but as the impact of investments is being measured beyond just financial returns, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations has shifted into the mainstream...

By Premal Ranchod 2 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Agribusiness confidence rises to its highest level in 6 years

Following a notable recovery to 51 points in quarter three of 2020, the Agbiz/IDC #Agribusiness Confidence Index rose to 61 points in quarter four, which is its highest level since quarter three of 2014...

2 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

CT City Ballet, Philharmonic Orchestra return to Artscape stage for 3 shows only

In collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), the Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) is set to return to the Artscape stage for three shows only from 10 to 12 December 2020...

3 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Battles won - and lost - against Aids hold valuable lessons for managing Covid-19

World AidsDay this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic - Covid-19...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 3 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

5 growth hacks for the local SME sector

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have shone the spotlight on retail, but small business owners in the sector need as much support as possible to comprehensively bounce back, scale and build future resilience...

By Karl Westvig 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Cut through the noise with audio advertising

Black Friday is notorious for crowding the digital airwaves with colourful, loud and repetitive adverts, determined to make an impact with consumers...

By Christian Facey 14 hours ago

RETAIL

Packaging during Covid-19 and beyond

As a $900bn-a year industry worldwide, what does the world of packaging look like now?

By Raymond Dube 17 hours ago

LEGAL

PoPIA, GDPR - or both?

Businesses that have taken steps to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation passed by the EU will also have to be compliant with South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act by July 2021. Compliance with one does not ensure compliance with the other...

By Karl Blom and Ekene Nkado 19 hours ago

RETAIL

Clicks opens 750th store

Clicks has opened its 750th store at the Cape Quarter in Green Point, Cape Town...

20 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Collaborative tool launched for advertising and media decision-makers

In a collaboration between the PRC, BRC and Nielsen, the new 4 Way Fusion is a product that contains an unprecedented 953,909,612 data points, making it a tool for media decision-makers wanting to understand how local consumers interact with the media and make their buying decisions...

20 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Collaboration needed to deliver food, nutrition security roadmap

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa calls for more engagement as the long-term EU-AU research and innovation partnership reaches its midpoint...

20 hours ago

PROPERTY

Estate agents: SA's unsung entrepreneurs

South Africa's new generation of estate agents , or property practitioners, are unheralded entrepreneurs and consultants in their own right...

By Marcél du Toit 20 hours ago

ICT

Chatbots are here to stay, it's just a matter of trust

The uptake of chatbot solutions is growing from strength to strength across the globe, as companies spanning various industry segments and verticals are beginning to realise that this technology can effectively transform the way businesses communicate with their customers...

By Josiah Njuku 21 hours ago

RETAIL

Black Friday delivers big increase in online transaction volumes

The number of new shoppers introduced to e-commerce over lockdown boosted Black Friday weekend total online transaction volumes by 50%, compared to 2019...

21 hours ago

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