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Advanced technology increasingly shaping Africa’s financial sector

03/08/2015 - 10:06

The African financial services industry is rapidly evolving because of advancing technology, which is fuelling innovation and growth in the sector. While the sector is mature in most developed countries, it is less saturated in Africa, therefore offering many opportunities for new market entrants to challenge the status quo of how business has traditionally been conducted. 

This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, Vice President of Sales for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa who adds, “The burgeoning middle class and abundance of SMEs in Africa present great opportunities for financial services companies to provide retail banking services to individuals, as well as trade finance to SMEs. We see SMEs ... 

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Medical aid fraud is costing South Africa billions

03/08/2015 - 08:16

It is estimated that at least 7% of medical aid claims are fraudulent and the figure might be as high as 15%, according to Dr...

New bill takes away foreign investors' leverage

03/08/2015 - 08:12

Johannesburg - The department of trade and industry (the dti) is forging ahead with a plan to annul agreements from the 1990s...

SA and Nigeria both grappling with structural socioeconomic challenges

03/08/2015 - 08:08

While South Africa and Nigeria — Africa’s biggest economies — might be involved in a competitive battle for pre-eminenc...

Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa to explore untapped trade opportunities

31/07/2015 - 15:25

A Brazilian trade delegation will head to South Africa next week, to seek new trade opportunities with sub-Saharan Africa....

Duck craze to boost children’s hospital fund

31/07/2015 - 15:10

The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association last week received a major cash injection, because of the continuing pop...

Delheim releases 2015 vintage of famed Pinotage Rosé

Delheim Estate, pioneer of South Africa’s first Pinotage Rosé since 1976, has released the latest 2015 vintage of its internationally famed, off-dry rosé which vibrantly expresses a true Stellenbosch identity. READ MORE

Living a healthier lifestyle is a breeze as new dairy altern...

Almond Breeze, a great tasting and all-natural alternative to milk made from almonds, gives the market a shake up this month as it launches in South Africa. With great health benefits, Almond Breeze is a low-calorie, lactose-free alternative to dairy and can be used in cereals, smoothies, coffee, in baking, or simply enjoy a delicious glass on... READ MORE

Fleur du Cap launches first Natural Light Rosé

Fleur du Cap has extended its off-dry selection with the release of the first blushing Natural Light Rosé – ideal for summer picnics. A partner to the ever-popular Fleur du Cap Natural Light Chenin Blanc, this lighthearted Rosé combines the freshness of a low alcohol Chenin Blanc with just a hint of Pinotage. READ MORE

Introducing Huggies® Nappy Pants, a hug that’s made for m...

Having a newborn baby is a magical experience for any parent. They lay in your arms and are fully dependant on you for their every need. Then one day you notice a little more movement from your precious newborn than usual, the 0 – 3 months onesies’ buttons are popping open and sleep time is making way for more playtime. READ MORE

Introducing Huggies® New Baby, now with SoftAbsorb™ techn...

As a mom, you are always looking to do the best for your baby and as a first time mom you are faced with so many new experiences and overwhelming emotions and decisions. READ MORE

Introducing the new MINI LIMITED EDITION by NESCAFÉ Dolce G...

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto and MINI have paired up to produce a modern icon of contemporary coffee that epitomises innovation, creativity and quality. The new MINI LIMITED EDITION BY NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto highlights the celebrated core design and performance elements of both brands, resulting in an automatic machine that oozes in style and unpreceden... READ MORE

Children’s ward transformed in celebration of Mandela Day

The children’s ward at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umtata, has been transformed into a bright and comfortable haven for its patients. READ MORE

Polyflor SA takes part in CEO Sleepout 2015

Polyflor SA was proud to participate in this year’s CEO Sleepout that was hosted for the first time in South Africa by Talk Radio station 702 and Sun International on Thursday, 18 June 2015. READ MORE

Waterkloof Estate warms up with a hearty Winter Platter

Bring on the big chill as Waterkloof, the arresting cellar ‘in the sky’ outside Somerset West, famous for its award-winning architecture, elegant wines and omnipresent views, gives reason to embrace cold, rainy days with its hearty Winter Platter of homegrown deliciousness. READ MORE

Following the consumer’s pathways through a multimedia wor...

Today’s consumers rely on a range of devices for inspiration, information, communication, and entertainment - laptops, mobile phones, tablets, television, radio, gaming consoles, and more. READ MORE

Combining unlikely forces

Checkers has teamed up ambassador Nataniël with YouTube sensation Suzelle, famous for her outlandish Suzelle DIY internet videos in their latest advertising campaign. READ MORE

Africa: the new luxury frontier

Despite economists naming Africa the new home for luxury goods, the continent’s consumers remain a tough business challenge for premium brands looking to secure authentic brand loyalists. READ MORE

Delheim releases 2015 vintage of famed Pinotage Rosé Living a healthier lifestyle is a breeze as new dairy alternative launches in SAFleur du Cap launches first Natural Light Rosé Introducing Huggies® Nappy Pants, a hug that’s made for movementIntroducing Huggies® New Baby, now with SoftAbsorb™ technologyIntroducing the new MINI LIMITED EDITION by NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto

Delheim releases 2015 vintage of famed Pinotage Rosé

Delheim Estate, pioneer of South Africa’s first Pinotage Rosé since 1976, has released the latest 2015 vintage of its internationally famed, off-dry rosé which vibrantly expresses a true Stellenbosch identity. READ MORE

Children’s ward transformed in celebration of Mandela DayPolyflor SA takes part in CEO Sleepout 2015 Waterkloof Estate warms up with a hearty Winter Platter Following the consumer’s pathways through a multimedia worldCombining unlikely forcesAfrica: the new luxury frontier

Children’s ward transformed in celebration of Mandela Day

The children’s ward at the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital, Umtata, has been transformed into a bright and comfortable haven for its patients. READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE

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