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Young South African Entrepreneurs To Watch In 2022!

Youth unemployment remains one of the most significant challenges facing South African youth today. And with more and more youth unable to find work, young entrepreneurs can play a significant role in creating employment opportunities for their peers. From artificial intelligence (AI) language processing bots to startups challenging traditional farming practices, these young entrepreneurs solve …

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Five Ways IT Companies Can Grow In Africa

Securing meaningful, sustainable growth in Africa requires a precise skillset with an airtight strategy, the right product fit with a tailored understanding of the market, and crucially, forward-looking leadership. On the back of two high profile customer wins in the financial services sector, Marilyn Moodley, Country Leader for South Africa and West, East, Central Africa …

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Underwritten And Non-Underwritten Insurance Cover – What’s The Difference?

By: Clyde Parsons, Chief Innovation Officer at BrightRock Underwriting is all about measuring risks You’ve most likely heard the term ‘underwriting’ mentioned in insurance ads and weren’t sure what it meant and why it’s important. Underwriting is a key element of life, critical illness, and disability insurance. It forms the basis of what premiums you …

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Take The Long View

By Debra Slabber, Portfolio Specialist at Morningstar Investment Management SA It is fair to say that 2021 was an extraordinary year in so many ways. Ex-US president Donald Trump refused to admit defeat in the US presidential election, the US finally withdrew its forces from Afghanistan, the Olympics took place in Tokyo two years later …

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Smart City Technology Can Positively Boost An Economy

By Joao Zoio and Kennedy Mogotsi The adoption of sustainable technologies poses a challenge for policymakers and professionals. Critical social and economic challenges need addressing. In 2015, countries worldwide adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals recognise that ending world poverty must align with strategies that build …

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How To Realistically Start An Online Business That Will Grow

Going into entrepreneurship is always a tough call and the walk through it is not one in the park. However, this decision that has been taken by a majority all over the world has had a positive impact on the economy. There are always substitutes for goods and services out there, making it impossible for …

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Organisations Need To Invest In Digital, Customer-Facing Technology To Secure Success

By Orediretse Molebaloa, Regional Sales Engineering Manager at Infobip – Africa Over the past two years, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior IT executives have largely focused their efforts on digital transformation. This is mostly because COVID-19 forced organisations to expedite planned and unplanned re-engineering of their IT environments to fulfil the digital marketplace’s ever-increasing …

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Localisation Of The Supply Chain Supports SMMEs And Translates To Economic Growth

By Hepsy Mkhungo, CEO and co-founder of Linkage Supply chain localisation could spell significant benefits for the South African economy, driving the development of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) – a sector that is central to the country’s economic recovery. Localisation essentially requires corporates to provide business opportunities, within the sphere of their own …

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How African VPN Users Use Their VPN – 5 Key Findings

The most common is to access foreign content that would otherwise be unavailable in their country due to censorship or geo-restrictions. A VPN also allows African users to browse the internet anonymously, without fear of being tracked or monitored by their government. Additionally, a VPN can help African users bypass internet filters and blocks that …

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