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In celebration of the Youth Month, Maxum Digital will be hosting the first ever township based Gaming & Esports Day, powered by Ekasi Gaming. The two events will be hosted in Soweto & Ga-Rankuwa townships respectively.
The objective of this Gaming & Esports day is to raise awareness on the career and entrepreneurial, opportunities by exposing the youth from the townships and rural areas to the world of gaming & Esports. The events will also provide market exposure for local game developers, studios and entrepreneurs in emerging technologies by showcasing their innovations.
The first event will take place on the 22 June at EkasiLab, Soweto and 29 June, Ga-Rankuwa (YMCA Hall). The fun filled days, will also have a workshops, Esports competitions, Virtual Reality Experience and many more activities.
At Maxum Digital we are committed on raising awareness on the Maxum Digital programme and opportunities that are available for learners, entrepreneurs and stakeholders, most importantly to grow the initiative to also incorporate other townships over a period of time and stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in townships and historically disadvantaged areas, says. Mr. Tashveer Bodhi – Programme Manager at Maxum Digital.
At Ekasi Gaming we aim to harness a competitive and professional gaming ecosystem in South Africa, by being at the forefront of driving skill development and supporting an inclusive South African Esports Ecosystem and this partnership with Maxum Digital will ensure that will get closer in building and strengthening a broad Esports & gaming community. Says. Mr. Gabriel Ramokotjo – CEO at Ekasi Gaming.
A new, digital asset exchange – ChainEX – has been launched on the world wide web.
“ChainEX is the only digital asset exchange that provides a platform for South Africans to buy, sell or trade up to 20 different digital assets – using the South African rand as the default fiat-buying currency for some.”
Director Otto Lessing said ChainEX’s mission is to provide a world-class platform to benefit every South African by providing them with easy access to global crypto markets.
Recent statistics, he said, indicated that SA topped the list of countries with the most Google searches for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Slovenia is second, followed by Austria, the Netherlands and Australia.
Bitcoin is also the most searched term on Investopedia, the world’s largest financial education website.
ChainEX is playing its part in meeting the world’s ever-increasing appetite for cryptocurrencies, said Lessing.
“The increased interest in cryptocurrencies comes as no surprise as more and more people are looking to get involved in this exciting opportunity.”
After starting 2017 at a market cap of USD17.7-billion, according to CoinMarketCap, he said the value of the cryptocurrency market surged by more than 1 200 per cent during the course of the year.
However, he warned, the increased amount of interest also had a downside.
“Digital asset exchanges are increasingly struggling with the massive influx of users, which results in them experiencing frustrating delays when trying to access or transact on the platforms.
“ChainEX strives to alleviate this problem by providing a trading platform that is secure, user-friendly and reliable with a well-tested, highly scalable matching engine.”
Plans include expanding its asset base by introducing more digital asset currencies to its trading platform, thereby providing South African users with a better experience and more exposure to the world of cryptocurrencies.
“There is also a possibility to present a platform to South African-based companies where their newly launched ICO (Initial Coin Offering) tokens can be traded on,” said Lessing.
Visit www.chainex.io for more information.
More Info on Digital Asset Exchange Launched in South Africa here: https://www.chainex.io/
The Digitisation and Cyber Security Conference 2018 will feature an exciting discussion panel by vibrant experts who will be tackling strategies, challenges, developments and trends affecting the banking industry on 16 & 17 May 2018 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. Trade Conferences International is proud to be hosting this very important and relevant conference during
the mist of this global phenomenal of cyber-attacks which are affecting major and small financial services.Topics to be addressed include navigating the cybersecurity regulatory landscape, digital security is the new epi-centre in modern banking systems, cybersecurity maturity in the digital age, cyber security and resilience in your digital transformation journey, targeted attacks and the rise of Malware, and the impact of cryptocurrencies on financial services & security to name a few.
Meet your exclusive high-level speaker panel:
• Bernard Ford, CEO, One Channel
• Lucien Pierce, Partner, PPM Attorneys
• Ursula Fikelepi, Consultant, PPM Attorneys
• Francis Cronje, Managing Director, FrancisCronje
• Manny Corregedor, Chief Operating Officer, Telspace Systems
• Charl Ueckermann, Chief Executive Officer, AVeS Security Solutions
• Godfrey Kutumela, Solutions Architect, Curve Technology
• Candice Sutherland, Business Development Underwriter, iTOO Special Risks
• Shepard Mphambela, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
• Ravin Sanjith, Programme Director, Opus Research
• Anthony Olivier, Managing Director, Performanta Consulting
• Phillip Nicklos, Principal System Architect, Authlogics
• Luigi D’Amico, Business Unit Executive, EOH Digital Platoon
• Kris Budnik, Cyber Africa leader, PwC
• Willie Victor, Senior Incident Response Investigator, MWR InfoSecurity
Some themes to be covered:
• Overview of cybercrime and digital banking in South Africa
• Cybersecurity maturity in the digital age
• Development in combating cybercrime
• Trends and future of cybersecurity in banking and more
Who should attend?
CALLING ON PROFESSIONALS DEALING WITH THE FOLLOWING TO ATTEND:
*information security* fraud prevention anti-money laundering*data analytics* governance, risk & compliance*cybercrime*cyber security *cyber risk and insurance* IT audit* network security* ICT risk*network security*mobile banking*digital channels* data privacy * IT security* channel strategy and implementation* IT Security* Data Privacy Specialists* ICT architecture* IT Application & Infrastructure*digital security*data protection*fraud risk*payments*threat intelligence
Comments from delegates who recently attended our banking conferences
• “Conference gave insight (that) got me thinking” – Goodness Nhlapho, Relationship Manager Group Technology, Nedbank
• “Relevant – Concise topics”- Vikash Singh, IT operations, First National Bank
• The theme, topics and content covered” – Bheki Xulu, Head of Finance and Operations, Ubank
• “Well informed speakers “ – Altus Lambrecht, Financial Manager, Capfin
• “Relatively intimate; which creates a platform for networking” – Cobus du Preez, Head of Online Investments & e-Commerce, Investec
• “Some of the insights gained raised awareness ” – Linda Channing, Channel Manager, Barclays
• “The diversity of views and perspectives on the topic” – Abi-gail Marshman, Managing Director – ?Marshman Consulting
• “The content on which the speakers presented on was on point” – Megendrie Chetty, Executive Head Finance Audit,Standard Bank
• “Good presenters who had well-researched and detailed presentations” Stancy Makuyana, Compliance Officer, Central Africa Building Society
• “The topics and presenters captured the essence of the conference” Tracey Donnelly, Senior Business Analyst, African Bank
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While digital transformation has emerged as a top priority for most organizations, there are concerns that it is being oversimplified and that companies are focusing only on the front-end or user experience. According to George Kalebaila, research director at International Data Corporation , many organizations don't even realize they're in a blind spot and they don't see the immediate need to embark on digital transformation because they haven't seen how their businesses might be impacted.
From high school, he has always achieved well academically and in his work and research, he tried to come up with new and innovative ways to improve society. This led him to develop a new artificial intelligence machine that could change the way we treat diseases.
Facebook is the most popular social media network in Africa with millions joining in recent years. But is the Cambridge Analytica data scandal deterring Africans from using the social media giant? For Facebook, Africa has long been a continent of opportunities.
London-based serial entrepreneur, start-up aficionado, big creative thinker and philanthropist, Ronald Ndoro and Rahim Rawjee, the man behind the Row-G brand and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week judge, will together bring a unique African vision to life when opening the QSL Members Club in Johannesburg later this year. Ndoro created Apartment 58 – a unique private members club for London's elite that quickly became the meeting space for captains of industry, top businessmen, celebrities and creative influencers – and Library , situated in the heart of London's Covent Garden – one of the UK's most coveted private members institutions.
OFM, the sound of your life in central South Africa, has received an unbelievable 11 nominations in the prestigious Liberty Radio Awards. The nominations were announced on 19 March 2018.
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's anti-corruption agency is investigating a 671 million rand government contract with German software firm SAP , which has admitted misconduct in separate deals involving friends of ousted president Jacob Zuma. The Public Protector, an independent watchdog mandated by the constitution, said it had received an anonymous letter alleging due process was not followed in the award of a contract to SAP in 2016 to provide IT and support services to the Department of Water and Sanitation .
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Gauteng based digital marketing agency Stilt Media are making waves as one of the few completely black women owned and led agencies in the current South African marketing and advertising landscape. The agency is already disrupting the typical client/agency relationship by using technology and data to add real value and return on investment to clients’ bottom lines.
Founded in 2015, Stilt Media headed up by Marketing Director Mimi Mphaphuli and Managing Director Tina Manyanya. Both women come from impressive leadership and management backgrounds, with Manyanya having headed up her own department at Publicis Media and Mphaphuli having lead a department at Ogilvy.
The pair decided to start up Stilt Media after noticing a gap in the current digital marketing environment in terms of service and delivery. They aim to use their unique backgrounds to create better processes and build better strategies to boost clients from an operational and business development point of view.
So what makes Stilt Media different?
“To start with, we believe in the power of technology and data and how it can be used to add measurable value,” says Manyanya. “We’re used to seeing the scenario where a client comes to an agency with a bunch of cash and tells them to run a campaign without having an understanding of what they agency is going to do and why. We want to use the data, analytics and tools at our disposal to demystify what we do, so clients can see that everything we recommend is from a strategic point of view. We don’t want to waste the client’s money.”
“So many South African agencies just take their client’s funding and rely on automated tools to do the heavy lifting for their social media and search campaigns,” adds Mphaphuli. “We’d rather dig deep into the data, so we can understand how to constantly better optimise our campaigns.”
“We’re very interested in where technology is going and in investing in tools that can help make things easier and more affordable for our clients. Whether it’s more efficient reporting tools or more efficient programmatic processes, we’re always looking at ways to get more insights without cutting corners.”
The pair acknowledge that the current advertising industry has a reputation for a lack of transparency, and hope to build trust through becoming strategic partners to their clients – and not just another agency.
“We understand that the industry has for a very long time operated without transparency and clients have been kept from seeing where their money is going and how it’s being spent. What we are doing is telling them what the work we’re doing will do to their bottom line,” says Manyanya.
“We are interested in being strategic partners and taking things beyond a typical client agency relationship. We’re asking ourselves, ‘how can we assist you and partner with you to help your business grow holistically?’”
Stilt Media also believes in fostering the next generation of black, female digital marketing leaders, and have created a paid internship program to facilitate this.
“Having both grown up in agency environments, we understand what the typical internship can be like,” says Mphaphuli. “We don’t just want to give them meaningless jobs to do. We want them to understand the thinking behind what we do and take ownership of it. We want to encourage a spirit of entrepreneurship.”
Stilt Media is currently taking on clients across verticals, and already has partnered with several major South African agencies as well as clients in the technology, automotive, financial and entertainment sectors. To get in touch with the company, contact 011 463 5767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Johannesburg, South Africa – With a speaker panel consisting amongst others Experian, Digital Solutions Group, Mint Management Technology, Keystone Consulting, Fiserv, Pypestream, KingJames Digital, Azuka the Digital Customer Engagement & KYC Conference is once again set to attract a full delegate house.
By attending the conference, to be held on 7 & 8 March 2018 at the Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, delegates will find out more how banks, insurance companies and other players in the financial industry can learn how to create the optimal customer journey, making each step and touch point in the buying cycle steam lined, efficient and personalised.
Some of the themes to be addressed in the programme include the current landscape of customer environment, strategy development and digital sales as well as knowing your customer (KYC), technology and future predictions for 2018 and beyond.
Targeting financial professionals dealing with customer engagement, the programme will highlight challenges, opportunities and the latest developments regarding digital channels and customer relationships.
Conference Project Manager, Michandre Malan, said banks and other financial institutions must engage customers at every stage of their purchase journey. By using digital channels, it will make the customer journey for financial institutions a reality, and improve customer on-boarding, cross-selling and retention.
Malan said the event is aimed at professionals from the financial sector dealing with CRM, customer value management, customer insights & analytics, customer on-boarding, marketing and social media, customer engagement, customer segmentation and sales, digital marketing and channel management.
• Normal Registration fee: R9 100.00 + VAT = R10 374.00
• 12% Discount: Group registration fee for 3 or more delegates: R8 008.00 + VAT = R9 12.12 p.p.
• 20% Discount Group registration fee for 5 or more delegates: R 7 280.00 + VAT = R8 299.20 p.p.
To register contact TCI on +27 (0) 11 803 1553 or e-mail the Project Manager: Michandre Malan at email@example.com or visit www.tci-sa.co.za.
THE nationwide integration of web and mobile applications is the next step towards a digital lab in South Africa. Lancet Laboratories, one of Africa's leading pathology labs, has partnered with medical form-filling app LogBox to introduce the paperless patient intake at its sites across the country.
Johannesburg Amidst heightened tensions in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has posted an archive video of his father denouncing military takeover. In the Instagram video posted on Wednesday morning, Mugabe is seen in an old BBC interview saying that he intends on ruling the country with 'firmness'.
Global Entrepreneurship Week jumped off to an early start this year as Richard Branson , Virgin Group founder, helped launch the first-ever GEN startup campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 100,000 square foot campus – offering direct and virtual support services to startups – is the largest known such facility throughout the African continent.
On 14 November 2017, the Constitutional Court is hearing an application to confirm a decision from the High Court in Johannesburg which invalidated legislation that set a time limit of 20 years on the prosecution of most sexual offences. This time limit applies to most crimes, with the exception of rape, robbery , murder, kidnapping and possession of child pornography, where no time limits are imposed.
Johannesburg South Africa should never have a situation where perpetrators of sexual offences do not have their day in court because of provisions in the law, the lawyer for the Frankel 8 argued in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. “To create a random cut-off time for victims of sexual assault when there is so much evidence to show is irrational,” said Advocate Anton Katz SC.
IMAGE: Prof Leila Patel, South African Research Chair for Welfare and Social Development and Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa at the University of Johannesburg led the study… view In South Africa, the Child Support Grant , a cash transfer for poor children, reaches a third of children under eight years. It is one of the country's most successful poverty reduction programmes with positive benefits for children, but by itself it cannot address all the socioeconomic and developmental needs of children and their families.
South African Fashion Week celebrated its 20th anniversary as the pioneer fashion week in the country. It also marked the end of the long twice-yearly fashion week season in South Africa, which began with South African Menswear Week in July and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg in August, not to mention the 4th Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival in Cape Town in September.According to Lucilla Booyzen, founder of SAFW, the event throughout the last two decades “has grown into the optimal platform for designers to start, develop and grow their businesses.
In October, a Nigerian man was shot dead in South Africa over an alleged 300 Rand parking lot debt. No fewer than 116 Nigerians have been sent to their early graves in the country through extra-judicial means in the last two years, according to Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
The acceleration of radical economic transformation in South Africa needs a bold new deal to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday. “Poverty, unemployment and inequality continue as defining features of our society.
News from Africa:
An employee handles rand banknotes inside a mobile phone retail store operated by MTN Group Ltd. in Johannesburg, South Africa. Already the continent's biggest mobile-phone company by subscribers, Johannesburg-based MTN is adding about 500,000 active banking customers a month, Chief Executive Officer Rob Shuter, 50, said on Wednesday.
State irregular expenditure stands at R45.6bn, murder accused Henri van Breda gets emotional during his testimony and a video of a man taking his family's helper for her very first driving lesson is going viral. Danny Jordaan breaks his silence on rape allegations Former SA Football Association boss Danny Jordaan says empathy towards victims of gender-based violence led him to remain silent on rape allegations levelled against him by former ANC MP and singer Jennifer Ferguson.
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With the Digital Landscape Marketer’s Masterclass less than a month away, the Independent Agency Selection (IAS) recommends that marketer’s book their seats now as this promises to be one for the books.
The IAS is hosting the masterclass “Digital Landscape Overview – South Africa and Globally”, which will explain the variety of digital offerings available; unpack some comparisons internationally; and include insights from three digital “gurus”.
The Masterclass will be facilitated by Johanna McDowell, Managing Director of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS).
Prakash Patel, seasoned award-winning marketer, now MD for Fogg CT; Kevin Lourens, co-founder of NATIVE VML and currently Chief Growth Officer; and Shaune Jordaan, co-founder and former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize and former managing director of Saatchi & Saatchi Pro and Cesar Vacchiano, President and CEO of SCOPEN.
The Masterclass will cover the following:
• The current digital landscape and groupings of digital agencies by specialty
• Assessing a digital agency capability
• Is conflict an issue in digital agencies? Why is this different from “creative” agencies?
• Digital transformation within global brands
• Challenges networks face from digital integration and disruption
• Case studies on:
? SEO – Search Engine Optimization
? CRM – Customer Relationship Management
? Business Transformation
Date, Time & Venue:
Date: Monday 20 November 2017
Time: 14.00 pm – 17.00 pm (Registration at 13.30 pm)
Venue: IoD – Institute of Directors, Graystonridge Office Park, 144 Katherine Street, Sandton
Cost: R 2500,00 ex VAT per person
FREE TO SUBSCRIBING AGENCIES
Delegates are encouraged to contact Hlamazi Mabunda at the IAS on 010 594 0280 or Hlamazi@agencyselection.co.za for more information about the masterclass.
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