8.7% of users encountered phishing attacks in Africa in 2022, global number of attacks exceeds 500 million

Kaspersky’s (www.Kaspersky.co.za) anti-phishing system prevented more than 500 million attempts at accessing fraudulent websites globally in 2022. This is twice more compared to 2021 figures. In Africa, 8.7% of individuals and corporate users were affected by phishing: attacks on their devices were detected and stopped. In South Africa, the share of users affected by phishing […]

WeWork and SiSebenza Announce Franchise Partnership for WeWork South Africa

WeWork, the leading global flexible space provider, today announced a franchise partnership with SiSebenza, a pan-African real estate investor, giving SiSebenza the exclusive right to operate WeWork’s existing locations in South Africa. The deal also grants SiSebenza exclusive rights to grow and operate the WeWork franchise in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and Nigeria. The franchise partnership […]

Shopping for sustainability: online stores and e-commerce merchants answer growing consumer demand

While 92% of South Africans say sustainability is important to them, only 58% claim to live sustainably according to a 2022 study by global consumer insights agency InSites Consulting. It’s clear South Africans want to make a change; they just don’t know where to start. That’s where online retailers and e-commerce merchants come in, says Steffen Burrows, CURBON co-founder and director. The […]

MultiChoice Africa Accelerator Programme set to boost prosperity of African small and medium-sized businesses (SMME)

MultiChoice shortlists 11 start-ups to pitch for international funding and take their small businesses to the next level At a time when unemployment challenges and economic instability are high, small and medium-sized businesses (SMMEs) are proving to be the engines of economic growth and job creation throughout the African continent. In recognition of the critical […]

Modernising and regulating SA’s payments industry

In the second half of 2022, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) announced it has its sights set on stricter regulations for the South African payments ecosystem “to ensure financial stability in a world of increasingly innovative and disruptive technology”. Though some new fintech players winced at the thought, it is a necessary move if […]

T.VIZION Features Maggz on a Musical Journey Titled Piano Black

Award-winning artist Neo Molokoane better known by T.VIZION is back with an amazing release titled Piano Black featuring Hip Hop legend Maggz. Formerly known to the streets as Neo Beats, T.VIZION is back with a new song designed for the airwaves.  Born and raised in the dusty streets of Ndofaya, the home to legends such […]

Strategies for water efficiency and continuity in South Africa

Loadshedding in South Africa has become the norm and will continue for at least two more years but another problem has arisen due to these prolonged blackouts and that is an interruption in water supply. When the stages of loadshedding are higher (stage 6 and 8) and there is no electricity for four hours or […]

How South African small businesses and traders can up their game for financial success

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The better financially educated business owners are, the stronger the foundation of their business will be. Financial literacy has been proven to not only affect both saving and investment behaviour, but also debt management and borrowing practices. Financially savvy traders and SMEs are more likely to accumulate wealth, get better returns on investments, and cover emergency expenses. […]

Habits That Shaped Influencer Jason Borkland and Helped Him See the Wild and Almost Unimaginable

Jason Borkland is a man of multiple talents. On any given day, you will see him on the riskiest of expeditions, snorkeling with sharks, weaving through the sky on heliskiing excursions, or simply traveling and exploring the wonders of the world. And while he’s at it, he makes sure to capture everything to share with […]

New outlook on skills development can solve CTO headaches and fast-track coding careers in 2023

By Jessica Hawkey, Managing Director at redAcademy As 2023 begins in full swing, we can all be forgiven for feeling as though we have been on a seemingly endless roller coaster during the past year. However, despite the surprises and shocks, one thing remained consistent throughout 2022 and is predicted to be one of the […]

PAM Africa Launches First Ever Net Zero Village in Africa

Leading Cleantech company becomes Africa’s first solar company to provide quality energy access for Africans. PAM Africa, a renewable energy company that provides quality energy access through Solar PV, Grids, Batteries, and Innovation, has today announced the launch of their Net-Zero Villages – a groundbreaking approach that consists of a community that is designed with […]

Moving on up: Why change management matters in evolving workspaces

Our workplaces are changing rapidly, with organisations redesigning their spaces to be more flexible and hospitable, moving to accommodate hybrid work practices, or simply relocating to downsize. While the reasons for moving are clear, there is often an inconsistent understanding and implementation of change management, which can result in overwhelmed employees, reduced productivity, and the […]

Simple Ways to Support Digital Learning and Help Build SA’s Digital Future

Education in the online space was brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic and the COVID-19 and barriers to participation in education in South Africa, 2020 report released by Statistics South Africa showed the scale of the challenge in that only 11.7% of schools offered remote learning options, nationally. Most households did not have […]

Invest Africa: 6 Reasons To Choose Ghana

As the world gradually emerges from the ruins of the recent economic recession, the search continues for the next hotspot for global commerce. Emerging markets in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East are being viewed as possible new engines of economic growth. Amid the hot debates and ponderings, the case for Africa has grown […]

Baker McKenzie’s Africa team wins Banking and Finance Legal Advisor of the Year and Best pan-African Law Firm

Global law firm Baker McKenzie has received GFC Media’s Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year award for 2023. The firm also advised on four Deal of the Year transactions, showcasing the firm’s impressive multi-jurisdictional client mandates in Africa. The firm advised on the following Deal of the Year winners: The […]

Positive operating result for both Air France and KLM thanks to significant increase in revenues and transformation efforts

Air France-KLM has confirmed that the company has bounced back from two years of massive losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, returning to profit. The company confirms Strong Group capacity ramp up at 85% compared to 2019 with load factor at 84% Group revenues at €26.4bn, with highest fourth quarter revenues in history. […]

How South African businesses can start the financial year digitally secure

With phishing, ransomware and other cyberattacks on the rise in South Africa, appropriately budgeting for cybersecurity is a must, as the benefits of having strong measures in place far outweigh the assumed expense of digital security, says Steve Flynn, Sales and Marketing Director at ESET Southern Africa. With a shortage of experienced cybersecurity personnel in South […]

Better Dispute Resolution key to opening up Africa opportunity

As the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)’s Court of Arbitration celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, President Claudia Salomon describes the organisation’s African ambition: to become the number one choice for dispute resolution and prevention services for African businesses – and to establish a major presence on the continent. A first focus for the Court’s Africa […]

West Property set to contribute massively to premium luxury housing in Zimbabwe

West Property Zimbabwe is a leading property developer making waves in the Zimbabwean real estate industry.  The company is well-known for providing premium luxury housing at an affordable price, contributing massively to the country’s standards of real estate.  The company has undertaken several projects that showcase their commitment to providing high-end luxury to their clients. […]

Nigeria: What next for West Africa’s powerhouse?

Nigeria: What next for West Africa’s powerhouse? With elections approaching, change is afoot in Nigeria. Keen to pursue new opportunities and drive the country forward, what does the future hold for one of Africa’s largest economies? Following her recent visits to the country, Marie El-Hawat, Associate Director, Anglophone Africa at British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) […]

M&A Resilience Predicted in 2023, Despite Economic Uncertainty – According to 2023 Global Trends Report from Lex Mundi

Lex Mundi, the world’s leading global network of independent law firms, has gathered intelligence from member law firms across 71 jurisdictions to analyse recent and upcoming trends for its latest Global M&A Trends Report.  A majority of M&A practitioners worldwide remain optimistic about the prospects for mergers and acquisitions in 2023. Despite concerns about the […]

Is FxPro a Reliable Forex Broker? Our Review Reveals the Pros and Cons

The U.K.-based Forex broker FxPro has been operating in the Contracts for Difference and Spread Betting markets since 2006. Today, the firm serves customers with more than 1,866,000 accounts in 173 countries, and its Tier 1 capital stands at €100 million.  FxPro claims widespread recognition as a dependable broker. Several agencies including the FCA, CySEC, […]