Companies must gear up entrepreneurial drive to match technical innovation
Technological innovation has triggered a new trend internationally – the need for large companies to become more “entrepreneurial”. Dr Gorkan Ahmetoglu, co-founder of Meta Profiling and lecturer in business psychology at the University College of London, says although many companies talk about “incorporating new technologies”, they are in fact... Read more
SA’s cultural goods exports growing faster than imports
Cultural goods exports accounted for 0.46% of the country’s total commodity exports ‘Cultural and Natural Heritage’ and ‘Books and Press’ are the most important cultural exports A NEW report which set out to examine the growth and structure of South Africa’s cultural and creative industries trade between 2007 and... Read more
Slight increase in national dams
The national average of the dam levels across the country has this week received a slight increase of 2.1% from 60% last week to 62.1% this week. This is according to the dam levels report issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation, after measuring the 215 dams across... Read more
Research to take centre stage at health summit
The upcoming Research and Innovation Summit by the Gauteng Health Department is expected to tackle the use of research as a means to deliver an effective health system. “The overarching objective is to increase awareness about the need to use evidence based research and improve stakeholder participation in the... Read more
South African millennials key to enforcing King IV
The eyes of the world are again fixed on South Africa, as the country finds itself at a turning point in its democratic history. From state capture to large-scale corporate wrongdoing, 2018 will hopefully see the South African business society experience an age of ethical enlightenment, or run the... Read more
Treasury slams “reckless” Viceroy report
National Treasury has condemned US research company Viceroy’s “reckless” report into Capitec bank. “The National Treasury notes the reckless manner in which Viceroy, a US-based trader/research firm, released its report on Capitec bank earlier in the week. Viceroy is not regulated in South Africa, and by its own admission,... Read more
AI for Newsclip’s social media analysis
Newsclip recently demonstrated the power of its artificially intelligent data processing engine when it analysed the sentiment of more than 4 000 social media posts in minutes. The data intelligence company conducted the sentiment analysis for one of South Africa’s largest beverage companies. Newsclip’s Data Engine relies on Natural... Read more
Expanding internet access’ not for everyone in SA says major African study
South Africa was one of the four countries participating in a Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, which aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. The compelling investigation finds that significant barriers to... Read more
Social media a top priority for SA companies
Companies are prioritising their digital related marketing activities in 2017. This is according to newly released 2017 Digital Trends in South Africa report, conducted by Econsultancy in partnership with Adobe. The report states that social media engagement and brand building/viral marketing share first place, with more than a third... Read more
Rise of the social seniors revealed
Older adults take to smartphones and tablets in record numbers Half of internet users aged 65-74 have a social media profile But some older internet users lack confidence when online Record numbers of older people are embracing smart and social technology, with a quarter of over-75s using tablet computers,... Read more