Daily Archives: May 29, 2017

Digital IQ for African companies track global averages—but South Africa is at risk of falling behind: PwC report

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over half (52%) rate their organisation’s Digital IQ as strong – a score of 70% or greater. However, South African companies stand at risk, with less than half (47%) rating their organisation’s IQ over 70%. read more

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Heads of states and companies initiatives to Solve Africa’s travel barriers

Although the vision to unify Africa has been heard for long; the continent remained highly disconnected hampering travel and other economic unities that might support the continent development initiatives. Still, the continent citizens do not find it easy to travel within the continent due to price and time taking travel requirements. read more

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Gateway Fair: Dangote to spend 10 billion dollars on rice cultivation…gives tools to block makers

The Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) shone at the just concluded 2017 Gateway Trade fair which was held in Abeokuta, emerging as the second most patronised exhibitor, just as the Group disclosed that it was investing N10 billion dollars in rice cultivation in five states to boost food self-sufficiency. read more

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Will Influencer Marketing take over Celebrity Endorsements?

Influencer Marketing

The world is gradually experiencing a shift from celebrity endorsements towards Influencer Marketing. The concept – Influencer Marketing is taking roots globally as the use of social media increases across the globe. Instagram seems to be a standout and the most used platform for many influencers, this reflects in the development of the app to have shopping options. Why Influencer Marketing and what’s the future? As social media grows and acquire more users, the future of Influencer Marketing remains bright while promising a good return on investment. Influencer Marketing is relatively cheaper than endorsement deals and offers a good diversity of options for all kind of businesses. Just like content marketing, influencers provide and interact with their audience on credible information, products, services which build their brand as a person and also promotes the activity their communicating. read more

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New Public-Private Partnership models could change the face of healthcare in Africa

Dr Amit Thakker, Chairman of the African Healthcare Federation

Increased spending on healthcare in the public and private sectors across the African continent has resulted in improved health indicators and life expectancies. read more

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Harnessing rather than suppressing informal trade can give Africa a boost

Africa’s vast but informal cross-border trade can contribute to improving livelihoods and increasing regional integration across the continent, according to a new report presented at a conference here. read more

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Regulations Protecting South Africans against Credit Card Fraud Among Strictest in the World

Karl Westvig, the CEO of Retail Capital

Credit card fraud is still rife in South Africa, but merchants and customers using credit cards still have some comfort in the knowledge that their transactions are protected by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The key tenets of PCI DSS is to prevent fraud. read more

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