Internet access highlights the urban-rural digital divide

While virtually all urban areas in the world are covered by a mobile-broadband network, worrying gaps in connectivity and Internet access persist in rural areas - and this matters even more due to the Covid-19 crisis. This is according to Measuring Digital...

5G set for super-fast uptake; 1bn users this year

By 2026, four out of every 10 mobile subscriptions in 2026 will be 5G. This is one of the forecasts in the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which also finds that current 5G uptake in subscriptions and population coverage confirm the technology as...

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...

Rebound for large-format, industrial printers

New results from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Industrial Printer Tracker show that all segments of the industrial printer market began to recover from the Covid-19 crisis in the third quarter (3Q20). "After consecutive quarters of steep...

Online comes to the fore on Black Friday

While claims of a more digital world have been rife for some time now, on the back of Covid-19 and the widespread lockdown response to the pandemic, few events have served to confirm this shift to digital consumption as clearly as the Black Friday weekend. That's...

ITU validation drives next step in 5G deployment

The radio interfaces that will be used in full-scale commercial deployment of fifth generation mobile communication networks have achieved global validation with the successful evaluation by ITU of three new technologies that conform with the International Mobile...

Some Minecraft ‘modpacks’ distribute adware

Minecraft, first released in 2009, is an open-ended video game that allows users to craft their own 3D world. It is currently the bestselling game of all time with more than 200-million copies sold as of May 2020. Given its immense popularity, it's not surprising bad...

Construction companies aim to work through the holidays

While the annual South African builders' break is not mandated by legislation, it is a tradition that is strongly observed by the entire construction industry, including contractors sub-contractors, suppliers and professionals. The holiday usually starts around...

Education drives tablet market higher

The tablet market in Western Europe continued to experience a strong performance in the third quarter of 2020, as shipments grew 15,6% year over year to 8,2-million units, according to data from International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Personal...

Pandemic pushes govtech to the fore

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity for governments to regain credibility. While confidence in governments has been generally falling over the last decade, a recent study reveals that a record-high 65% of people from around the world now put their trust...

Fleet management systems set to hit 19,9m in Europe

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 10,6-million at the end of 2019, according to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13,4%, this...

FNB, RMB win the Best Foreign Exchange Provider award

FNB and RMB have jointly been awarded as the Best Foreign Exchange Provider in South Africa for the fifth year in a row in the annual World's Best Foreign Exchange Provider awards hosted by the Global Finance magazine. The winners were selected from 122 countries...

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...

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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...

New fund offers SA entrepreneurs Euro growth opportunity

Many South African businesses and entrepreneurs are limited to expanding their businesses beyond South Africa due to a shortage of exposure and capital. The Portugal Gateway Growth Fund aims to provide resources for expansion into the Eurozone. "We aspire to find...

Telkom FutureMakers launches innovation incubator

Telkom is looking for 15 budding entrepreneurs who are based in Soweto and using technology to solve a problem in their communities. The company has launched a Township Innovation Incubator to enable township-based technology and social entrepreneurs to access...

How to choose a quality storage battery: think of an onion

South Africa's stretched energy grid has led to a rapid uptake of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems and a marked increase in renewable energy investments. Freedom from the grid needs reliable storage batteries - where the energy created by turbines or solar...

Why consider automated cash management for peak trading?

South African merchants will ring up billions of rand in sales over the Black Friday period, now second to the festive season as a major event on the annual retail calendar. This brings along with it the annual challenge of storing, securing and depositing large...

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

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not...

Technician – Security at Tsebo Group

Job Advert SummaryWe are currently looking for a 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 facilities...

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...

Technician – Security at Tsebo Group

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

Front-End Developer (Parvana)About the Client: Fortunately for us, our wonderful American client has chosen to base their entire Research and Development team in the Cape.They have made huge investments in their CT office and are here to stay and grow their team. If...

Driver – Extra Heavy (EC1, EC) at Premier

Job Advert SummaryResponsible for on time in full delivery. Truck housekeeping Ensuring all incidents and accidents are reported timeously POD control Safe working practices Housekeeping Following Standard Operating ProceduresRequired to work a 6-day weekRequired to...

Quantitative Specialist: Credit Impairments

JOB REQUIREMENTS B Degree in Applied Mathematics, and / or Statistics / AccountingBCom Hons with Statistics or Applied Mathematics an advantage/ CAGlobal Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) – Financial Risk Manager (FRM)Quantitative Analyst in a credit granting...

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