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Africa’s Telecoms

e-Conomy Africa 2020, a new report released in November by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to benefit 5.2% of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing nearly $180 billion (R2.8 trillion) to its economy. The report also suggests that every reduction in the digital divide (that is –…

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Giving people an ID

In October we reported that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has estimated that millions of Africans do not have an ID. According to the World Bank, roughly half a billion people in Africa are unable to prove their identities. Most African states have incomplete citizen registries, meaning that people without birth certificates, or a biometric identifier, cannot prove their identity.…

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Advertising Fraud?

My old colleagues at the World Federation of Advertising  have recently estimated that by 2025 over $50 billion will be wasted annually on ad fraud worldwide. IAB Europe has released a European-level ‘Guide to Ad Fraud’, to help drive media quality and effectiveness in the digital advertising industry.The IAB Europe guide defines specific types of fraud in digital advertising…

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Insaka – eCommerce Next Level Membership

A membership perfectly suited to South Africans which are already selling online and want to improve their site, increase their traffic, grow their sales and streamline their business. Entrepreneurs and people working for online businesses can come together to help one another by sharing their experiences and knowledge. This community is here to help everyone…

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eCommerce Webinar for SMEs, June 25th, 2020 @ 3 pm EAT

Theme: Creating value in the digital economy by enabling Sub-Sahara Africa SME’s to deploy eCommerce sites as part of Covid-19 interventions Background: The Covid-19 pandemic is a health crisis that has also transitioned into a global economic crisis, threatening the continued operation of SMEs and the livelihoods of workers everywhere, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Given…

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Interview with Alastair Tempest of Ecommerce Forum South Africa

We had the opportunity to get in contact with our new strategic partner to SAITEX, Alastair Tempest of Ecommerce Forum South Africa. During these times of uncertainty come about times of resilience. In our interview with Alastair we discuss the impact of Covid-19 on the ecommerce industry and how Ecommerce Forum South Africa is addressing this internally…

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