User experience tops entertainment, media report
Amid shifting consumer preferences, rapid advances in technology and ongoing disruption to business models, the new strategic imperative for entertainment and media (E&M) companies is to turn customers into fans – by innovating to create the most compelling, engaging, and intuitive user experiences. Significant shifts are underway in how... Read more
SA signs tripartite free trade area agreement
BRICS ministers talk trade, UN reforms, terrorism
Trade, climate change, reforms of the United Nations and terrorism were high on the agenda when the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs met in Beijing on Monday. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) who make up the grouping for countries that account for about 40% of the... Read more
S&Ps maintains SA’s rating
The South African government has welcomed Standard and Poor’s decision of maintaining South Africa’s long-term local currency debt ratings of ‘BBB-’, an investment grade rating. “The affirmation of the long-term foreign currency rating of ‘BB+’ and the negative outlook on the ratings are also noted. “While government agrees with... Read more
The 2017 Tourism Indaba, which will be held next week, is expected to showcase South Africa’s products and services in the tourism and hospitality sector. Addressing a post Cabinet briefing in Cape Town on Thursday, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said President Jacob Zuma will deliver the opening address at... Read more
With the signing of the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) Bill, South Africa will be aligned to the international intervention which seeks to fight money laundering and financing of terrorism. Briefing the media on Thursday on the outcomes of a Cabinet meeting, in Cape Town, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said... Read more
´CodeBus Africa´ arrives in South Africa
University students tour the African continent and teach kids to code to celebrate 100 years of Finland Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa will come together in May to run creative coding workshops for local students in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Kimberley and Cape Town. The collaboration is... Read more
Cape Town’s popular Museum Night returns
Explore the museums of the V&A Waterfront in a new light, after dark. After a successful pilot event in July 2016, Museum Night V&A Waterfront returns with two events scheduled for 2017, the first taking place on the night of Wednesday 28 June. The event allows the public to... Read more
Invest in Africa: Finance Minister
With the African continent continuing to battle poor infrastructure, Africa must mobilise domestic savings and capital markets to invest in deals on the continent, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. “Africans must not expect others to invest in what we ourselves, are not ready to invest in. Our capital resources... Read more
Innovative offering allows every credit-active South African to access credit information TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has launched a new USSD channel offering, making it easier for South Africans to access their credit score and information from any cellphone, even those that do not have mobile data or smartphone capabilities. The... Read more