As digital transformation sweeps across practically every industry in the world, South African businesses are clamouring for people with experience in Salesforce, one of the world’s most popular customer relationship management (CRM) platforms. While Salesforce is often marketed as a relatively low-code environment that allows business users to make changes...
The Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced the launch of the HUAWEI nova 10 Series: the HUAWEI nova 10 Pro and the HUAWEI nova 10 in South Africa. Leveraging the insights of young consumers and the continuous exploration of key mobile telecommunication technologies, the HUAWEI nova 10 Series explores the...
As part of the broad measures to address South Africa's power outage crisis, public energy utility Eskom has announced the launch of three initiatives to procure much-needed power for the national grid. Initially, the programmes will focus on generators capable of supplying more than one Megawatt to the grid. Over...
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) offers a unique energy opportunity for Africa, writes Niall Kramer, former Shell and Chevron executive and ex-CEO of the SA Oil & Gas Alliance. It comes at a lower environmental cost than oil or coal – and it could drive an enormous resource boom. Promising recent resource...
In a nation beset by unemployment, it is vital to provide new work opportunities. Our collective future will remain unknown unless we work together to address the problem. And the significance of entrepreneurship to South Africa's economic success cannot be overstated. In this article, we speak to industry experts to...
Protecting citizens when they interact with digital government services is fast becoming a top priority for governments around the world. The astonishing growth of the global cybercrime industry and the perceived ease at which threat actors imitate trusted brands and government departments online is challenging governments to implement new measures...
Logicalis South Africa, the local arm of the international digital transformation solutions provider, has strengthened its strategic partnership with Commvault by becoming a Commvault Service Advantage Programme Foundation Partner. This extends the existing relationship as Premier Partner, improving customer service and opening up a number of synergistic opportunities for both...
We survived masks and lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, only to be confronted by a new challenge: load shedding. With Eskom’s ageing infrastructure and the slow pace of the transition to renewable energy alternatives, load shedding is likely to become more frequent in the foreseeable future, and it will...
Opportunity knocks when you know which doors to open. As the Group Chief Commercial Officer for the Paratus Group, Martin Cox is busy opening around a dozen large doors in Africa. “Our strategy is to dramatically accelerate the Paratus Group’s growth,” Cox explains. “What Paratus has already achieved is to create...
The economic challenges in South Africa are daunting for most businesses. When coupled with the impact of load-shedding, there are compelling reasons why many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are actively seeking out alternatives to the current reliance on a power grid that is not stable. Right now, a wait-and-see...
The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), in partnership with the Wireless Access Providers Association of South Africa (WAPA) and the Wireless Application Service Provider Association (WASPA), announces the launch of phase 1 of the ICT Skills Registry, a searchable database that contains the profiles and skill sets of candidates...
There is new evidence of growing trust in automation and RPA – particularly among business leaders and knowledge workers. In fact, Blue Prism’s Impact of a Digital Workforce on Business Agility & Survival global study in 2020 found that 90% of South African business leaders planned to extend the use...
Orange Money, the mobile money service of Orange and leading Pan-African payments company, Cellulant have announced a new partnership to enable card-to-wallet transfers for eight banks in Botswana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_1-zcuJx28 The Orange Money Card-To-Wallet service in Botswana enables customers to transfer money online from any bank account to an Orange Money wallet. The...
The retail industry in South Africa remains a major contributor to the economy, employing more than a million people, which makes it the second largest employer after the government. It is also the third biggest industry sector and contributes some 20% of the country’s gross domestic product. Based on the recent...
Before looking at the taxation of NFTs, it is important to understand what they are. In short, an NFT, or non-fungible token, is a unique blockchain-based digital asset. Being unique in its properties, an NFT cannot be duplicated and the content linked to it could take any digital form, for example,...
The importance of supporting education in South Africa to uplift members of the country’s poorest communities – both children as well as adults – has a critically important role to play in the economic transformation of the country at a grass-roots level. This is why global cybersecurity specialist Exclusive...
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