SA needs energy performance legislation sooner rather than later

As the winter season tightens its icy grip on South Africa, so the prospect of continued load shedding looms ever larger. And while some...

Fintech solutions to drive growth for SA retail industry

At its heart, the retail industry is all about the efficient management of time and money. It’s about offering customers choice in payment methods, while...

61% of South African SMMEs plan for growth – Mastercard Index

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put pressure on Small, Medium and Micro-Enterprises (SMMEs) financially and operationally in South Africa, six in 10 business...

Builders expands its value-added service offerings

Leaders in DIY and home improvements, Builders, have extended their offering to now include services such as money transfers, insurance and municipality bill payments,...

Zapper helps Canal Walk improve customer experience, reduce cash requirements

In just eight months, contactless payment and loyalty solution, Zapper, has reduced time to exit for parking users by 43% at Cape Town’s busiest...

Digital transformation should be about the customer, not the technology

Digital transformation alongside automation enablers like artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), coupled with the responsible utilisation of data assets will be...

Ending poverty and connecting the unbanked to global supply chains

How would you pay for things? How would you be paid? Where would you keep your cash safely? Could you start and develop a...

Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) releases nine months’ worth of MAPS data

The Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) has announced that the next quarter’s Marketing All Product Survey (MAPS) data, fieldwork period of July 2020 to March...

7 Steps to consider when choosing your Managed Security Service Provider...

Selecting the right MSSP for your business is fundamental to the security of your clients, your people, processes, data, and infrastructure. Everything depends on the...

Influential media organisations are leaning towards retail as a powerful stream...

The COVID-19 pandemic has created synergistic opportunities for media and retail companies, as consumers find themselves spending more time online.Large online media and entertainment...

New IDC study recommend manufacturers put customers at the core of...

A differentiated customer experience is the top strategic business priority among worldwide companies to improve customer satisfaction and business resiliency. Manufacturers must ensure that...

It’s not how much you spend, but how much you care

We live in a world where our interests are tracked by our online searches, our social media is open to the public eye and...

Global shopper confidence surging as post-pandemic ‘new normal’ settles in, study...

According to a new global research report by Mood Media titled: 'Shopper Sentiments: A June 2021 Global Mood Survey,' four out of five (80%)...

Key ingredients for a successful partnership between retailers and software developers

The online retail industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom, with indications that the sector was worth R30bn in 2020, a full third higher than estimates...

How a building’s energy performance is affected by renewable energy and...

While most people instinctively expect that a building with solar PV plant will have a better EPC rating than a building that does not...

Tomorrow’s digital agency will need deeper technical integration and implementation skills

Anyone who works in the digital world knows how quickly it evolves. When I look back at the digital campaigns I ran in 2005—when...

Costs to consider when thinking of a top ERP implementation

“Never has there been a better time to deploy an ERP solution than right now,” says  Heinrich de Leeuw, Managing Director, Seidor Africa.“ERP software...

Online retail surges in face of third wave

Online retailers are seeing a surge in sales amid rising concerns of the threat of the Covid-19 third wave and resultant tightening of lockdown...