Online FMCG shopping leapfrogs five years amid pandemic

As we experience the first-ever Black Friday promotional phenomenon under lockdown, the dominance of online shopping platforms has become crystal clear. To keep track of this development, Nielsen Global Connect has conducted extensive research that includes an...

CFO 4.0 crucial to digital transformation agenda

The role of the modern chief financial officer (CFO 4.0) within the manufacturing sector will be crucial as the industry shifts towards increased digital transformation in the 'new normal'. A new study from Syspro, conducted in October 2020, assessed the sentiment...

Pandemic shifts our perceptions about science

Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has driven a change in people's perception of science - and overcoming the barriers to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is going to be key. Every year 3M conducts the State of Science Index...

Africa’s tech challengers flex their muscles

New emerging market tech challengers have already grown into powerful forces in technology and other industries, with their impact felt in their home markets, regionally, and internationally. These organisations have generally weathered the Covid-19 crisis well, with...

Covid-19 sees surge in online spending

A Mastercard study on consumer spending has revealed that 68% of South African consumers are shopping more online since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Essential items have seen highest surge online with the majority (81%) of South African consumers saying they...

Trends that will impact how we work

Automation of routine work with artificial intelligence (AI), digital dexterity, and hybrid work with distributed workforce will be three key trends impacting the future of work that CIOs should focus on, according to Gartner. "In 2020, organisations across the world...

Healthy growth forecast for EMEA PC market

According to research by IDC, shipments of EMEA traditional PCs (a combination of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) will total 82,1-million in 2020, a 12,7% YoY growth. With the impact of the global pandemic not expected to undergo any immediate improvement, the...

Rate of first-time default slows in Q3

Experian South Africa has released its quarterly Consumer Default Index (CDI) for quarter 3 (Q3) 2020 showing improvement from last quarter's all-time high - down from 5,86% in June 2020 to 4,68% in September 2020. The improvement can primarily be attributed to a...

Consumers cautioned on instant EFT payments

As South Africans prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, FNB is encouraging consumers to heed a caution issued by the SARB, PASA and the FSCA on the risks associated with instant EFT payments when shopping online. Instant EFT payments require the use of "screen...

Connectivity fundamental to successful digital transformation

In the era of Covid-19 and the "new normal", connectivity has come to the fore as the glue which binds the digital economy with businesses focused on the delivery of continuity, resiliency, scalability, and anywhere and anytime access for their customers, partners,...

Avec takes Roboteur into the Australian market

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – Companies across the globe are under pressure to create new working models and are increasingly looking to robotic process automation (RPA) to help them gain business value quickly and cost-effectively....

RPA and the low-code revolution

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – There’s a new buzzword in the IT industry: the low-code (or no-code) revolution will make it easier for developers to design and deploy applications, ensuring a quicker time to value for organisations....

The RPA journey with a major SA bank

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – The key to success in robotic process automation (RPA) is to understand exactly what you issues you  need to solve. This is according to Nedbank’s Andre Nel, describing the bank’s RPA journey, and shares...

RPA and the quest for value

Kathy Gibson reports from the Roboteur launch in Johannesburg – A serious challenger in the robotic process automation (RPA) solution space, Roboteur is SpacePencil’s newest offering in its quest for a no-code future. SpacePencil is an unusual name for a software...

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What the pandemic has taught us

The world is still reeling from the enormity of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our seemingly 'normal' operations and lives. By Craig Kent, head of risk management at Aon South Africa For businesses, there have been significant disruptions in how strategic,...

How remote life has changed the way we work

Undoubtedly, connected technology is playing a key role in allowing employees to continue working, in spite of the current coronavirus pandemic. Yaniv Iarovici, MD: IoT and edge at Western Digital Consequentially, the pandemic has also accelerated the development of...

Move over Black Friday, here comes Green Monday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now Green Monday. Retailers would be forgiven for becoming a little breathless with all the shopping events that fall just weeks before the traditional rush of the festive season. But, with some timely action, these shopping holidays can...

Let’s talk cyber hygiene

Organisations in the Covid-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their security hygiene best practices in order to minimise risk, data leakage and non-compliance, while still allowing for operational flexibility and efficiency. By Stefan van de Giessen, GM:...

Avoid being scammed this Black Friday

Hint: look for a little padlock next to the URL - it indicates that the site is secure, writes Maeson Maherry, CEO of LAWTrust. For discount-hungry customers, online shopping appetite reaches its peak on Black Friday. But while buyers and businesses seek to capitalise...

Bolt boosts e-hailing safety with passenger SOS button

E-hailing service Bolt, which operates in more than 35 towns and cities across South Africa, has boosted its focus on safety by introducing an emergency response button for passengers. The SOS button, located within the Bolt app's Safety Toolkit, enables passengers to...

Customer experience remains key in e-commerce

It is now months into the Covid-19 pandemic and South African consumers are adapting their shopping behaviour with patterns starting to emerge. Locally, we saw a sudden shift to online shopping, in particular the fresh food category at the beginning of lockdown. By...

Innovate for growth with data analysis

Analytics help companies harness their data and use it to identify new opportunities, writes Paul Morgan, business unit lead for data, planning and analytics at Altron Karabina. An international survey has found that 96% of respondents believe analytics will become...

Merger creates fraud protection company

Customer Fraud Solutions, a fraud and risk management company, has converged with MoData to create MoData Digital Services (MDS). MoData Digital Services offers customer-friendly protection against fraud and other security threats — a necessity during a period where...

Acsa wins Integrated Reporting award

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) has won the Integrated Reporting award in the state-owned company category. The awards are hosted by The Charted Governance Institute of Southern Africa in partnership with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Integrated Reporting...

Project Accountant at Tsebo Group

Job Advert SummaryWe are looking for a Project Accountant for our business in Guinea to support your Regional Finance Manager and Project Manager in overseeing your ATS Camp and ensure it meets its operational targets in relation to operational performance targets,...

QA Testing third party at QA

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Technician – Security at Tsebo Group

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Cost Accountant at PG Group

To support the business by generating, analyzing and reporting financial information to relevant stakeholders in order for the business to make informed business decisions that will result in overall sustainability and profit. Main Objective To analyse, investigate...

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Job Advert SummaryWe are currently looking for a Senior Technician. Reporting to the Technical Manager (ESS), the Security Technician is responsible for tasks associated with the installation of Access Control, CCTV and Intrusion Systems.As the leading integrated...

Senior UI UX Designer

one of the leading power vehicles have a great opportunity available within their automotive space for a Snr [URL Removed] Expert with to join their dynamic team. Location: Midrand/Rosslyn/Home Office rotation Years of experience: 6+ Years Level of...

Telesales Clerk – Transpharm Pretoria at Shoprite Group

Job Advert SummaryTo assist clients telephonically and electronically by taking their orders. Selling and upselling pharmaceutical lines. Communicating with the warehouse staff to ensure stock is available. Capturing of orders, closing deals telephonically, ensure...

Front-End Developer at Parvana

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