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UN Global Compact announces new Africa Strategy

The United Nations Global Compact, one of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiatives, has announced its new Africa Strategy to advance corporate sustainability and scale up responsible business practices across the continent in support of the Sustainable Development...


WSO2 establishes Middle East and Africa presence in Dubai

WSO2, a leader in Digital Transformation technology, has announced the expansion of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) presence with its newly opened office in Dubai, UAE. Since 2020, WSO2 has seen a 70% increase in its customer base across the MEA region. These enterprises join the thousands of...


Meet the women shaping the South African workplace of tomorrow

The eventual post-pandemic return to work presents the perfect opportunity to reimagine workplace strategy and space planning. Already one of South Africa’s largest interior design and fit out companies and owned by JLL, a Fortune 500 company, Tétris Design & Build not...


South Africa sees a 42% increase in financial malware in the first half of 2021

A combination of increasingly sophisticated propagation technologies and continued economic uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have seen the number of financial malware attacks reported in South Africa during the first half of 2021 increase by more than 10,400 over the comparative...


eHempHouse files patents to reduce global CO2 levels

Start-up business, eHempHouse, has announced that it has filed two patents relating to their SmartBox, a hemp processing machine that can be used off-grid and will even supply power. eHempHouse plans to give the box away free to farmers in Africa to incentivise as many as possible to...


African regions set to become leading start-up and investment hubs

On the back of Cape Town being recognised as the tech capital of Africa, topping international rankings for foreign direct investment strategy, Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC – investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses – said several other African...


Callsign warns half of MENA consumers trust organisations less after receiving scams messages

Callsign, a digital identity pioneer, revealed that the rise of scams is harming organisations’ reputations across the world. The global study of consumers revealed that just receiving a scam message purporting to be from any brand is enough for 49.8% of them to lose trust in the...


FinTech, Ofin, tackles behavioural changes needed to address financial inclusion

It is a common belief that financial access should lead to financial prosperity. According to the World Bank, financial inclusion is defined as all people and businesses having access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs. Sakhile Mabena, CEO, Ofin, a...


Connecting schools has the potential to boost GDP by up to 20% in the least connected nations

An Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report sponsored by Ericsson has found that nations with low broadband connectivity have the potential to realise an increase in GDP by up to 20% by connecting schools to the Internet. A well-educated workforce is more likely to be innovative and foster...


Digitalising payroll vital for business growth

Payroll solutions in South Africa must be modernised to benefit from the likes of cloud computing, robotic process automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence. If companies are to effectively contend with evolving payroll legislation in the country, they need to embrace these technologies and...


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