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Why Digital Trade is Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

Digitalization brings new opportunities in trade and creates the potential to underpin resilience in times of crisis. The digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes and yield trade gains on the continent of...

Consortium ships ultra-cold freezers to Africa for vaccines

Following the UAE’s multilateral in-kind contribution and commitment to UNICEF to support COVAX in its global vaccine distribution efforts, the HOPE Consortium and UNICEF have entered into an agreement to support delivery of 65 ultra-cold freezers to Africa. The...

Five ways Covid has changed consumer behaviour

Covid is many horrific things, but it is also an accelerator of progress. Perhaps we would have got to the same place eventually, but it would have taken years. Compare this to the mere weeks it took us to...

How Retailers can Survive a COVID-disrupted festive season

“With the Bureau of Market Research forecasting that South African retailers will generate close to R130 billion in sales over the festive season, this peak trading period is crucial to boost sales and profit margins”, says Steven Heilbron, CEO...

SA to Issue Digital Vaccine Passports Next Week: What Will This Mean?

According to an announcement made by South African Health Minister Joe Phaahla, digital vaccination passes will be issued to all eligible vaccinated South Africans in less than a week. The country's Department of Health says that currently, the digital vaccine...

Woolworths to Get Rid of SA CEO Position When Incumbent Steps Down

Retail giant Woolworths will no longer have a CEO position for its South African operations after current CEO Zyda Rylands steps down following six years of leadership. The South African multinational announced on Monday that Rylands would be leaving her...

3 Biggest Wastes of Money When Investing in Digital Transformation, According to Expert

Digital transformation is a business imperative, yet many industries have struggled to put this into practical effect. Thanks to COVID-19, lockdown and forced work from home (WFH) restrictions, remote employees and clients’ expectations needed to be met in an...

How COVID-19 Has Changed E-Learning Forever

E-learning has changed. Much of this change is due to COVID-19, and there’s no going back to the way we were before, however, many organisations may want to do so. "COVID arrived and new technology came to the fore - like...

Why Digital Workplaces are the Future of Remote Work

According to Gartner, a global research and advisory company, the digital workplace is a business strategy for promoting employee effectiveness and engagement through a more consumer-like computing environment. Offices are now becoming location and device agnostic and moving to the...

8 Most Common COVID-19 Myths Debunked

A few days after South Africa began its nationwide lockdown, the health minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize tweeted a warning to the citizens of the republic to beware of fake news. https://twitter.com/drzwelimkhize/status/1245021954404487176?lang=en He would go on to say that during this time...
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African Fintech Giant Ranked as Fastest-Growing

The world’s leading financial publication confirmed Moniepoint’s accolade in its annual “Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies” survey, released yesterday. It...
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