Industry Updates: February 2016

Uniquely relevant to SA - Ecommerce Marketing Best Practices SA 2016 | 01 Mar 2016

What makes this conference unique is that 80 marketers told the Ecommerce Forum Africa (EFA), Nov 2015, what marketing related issues they wanted to know more about and rated them in order of usefulness and importance. more

More Anonymous hacks likely? | 29 Feb 2016

Last week’s attack on the South African Department of Water Affairs is the latest sortie on the part of the hacker collective that dubs itself Anonymous, as part of its Operation Africa (#OpAfrica) campaign. more

Tourism and its economic effect | 29 Feb 2016

When you travel, use an airport, buy a meal at a restaurant, take a taxi or pick up a souvenir from the market, does it ever occur to you just how much these actions and the money that you spend contribute to the local, regional and national economy of the country you are visiting? more

Pressure points of being a youth in the SA workplace | 29 Feb 2016

Last year’s Matriculants, who form part of the Millennial generation, represent a new way of thinking, working and interacting in the workplace. It is also becoming increasingly clear that they will face some tough challenges on the road ahead…and employers need to take these challenges into account. more

5 Key Budget 2016 highlights you might have missed | 29 Feb 2016

Sage is a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs. more

New local newspaper launched in the Eastern Cape | 29 Feb 2016

Early February 2016 saw the launch of the first ever freesheet in Queenstown. This Media24 local title, the Queenstown Express has an initial print run of 20 000 copies serving this centrally located community in the Eastern Cape. more

Putting power in the members’ hands | 29 Feb 2016

The advent and implementation of new technologies is seeing transparency and control of health, pensions and life insurance schemes being put back in the hands of the schemes’ members or policy holders. more

MasterCard Wins at the 10th Annual Paybefore Pay Awards | 29 Feb 2016

MasterCard’s Bidvest Bank Multi-Currency World Currency Card™ and the South African VAT Refund Administrator (VRA) Programme have won a Prepaid: Consumer Champion - Global award and a Prepaid: Best Government Benefits Delivery award respectively at the 2016 Paybefore Pay Awards. more

More responsible alcohol consumption behaviours | 29 Feb 2016

South African consumers are starting to display more responsible behaviours with regards to alcohol consumption – evidenced in the conversations they are having, the role models they look up to and how and where they are choosing to drink. more

Marketing Brands and Services in Tembisa | 01 Mar 2016

Tembisa took the second spot on the Census 2011’s largest townships in South Africa list with 463 109 population count. Census 2011 further confirmed was is clearly obvious - of that number 98,9 percent are Black Africans. more