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11.11.2019 | 11:17 AM

Here’s what you’ll be doing on Snapchat in 5 years’ time

08.11.2019 | 12:44 PM

A cross-sectional look inside Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport

08.11.2019 | 11:06 AM

Did you know? Your entrepreneurial strengths might be hindering your investment success

07.11.2019 | 02:11 PM

Facebook’s new policy on ‘sexual’ emojis

06.11.2019 | 01:04 PM

Common mistakes SA retailers make on Black Friday

06.11.2019 | 10:34 AM

How to maximise your productivity when traveling for work

05.11.2019 | 10:08 AM

Siya Kolisi x Freedom of Movement shoe collab gives traditional South African ‘veldskoene’ a brand new look

04.11.2019 | 04:37 PM

5 iPhone shortcuts you didn’t know you needed

01.11.2019 | 11:18 AM

5 practical ways to make money online without spending any cash

01.11.2019 | 10:55 AM

South Africans can now own cattle at the click of a button with BitFarming app

31.10.2019 | 12:58 PM

Death planning in the digital age: How to prepare your online footprint for when you kick the bucket

30.10.2019 | 11:53 AM

Inside Google’s innovative Design Lab

29.10.2019 | 12:31 PM

Rise of the gig economy: How South Africa’s work-life dynamic is changing

28.10.2019 | 05:55 PM

Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

28.10.2019 | 10:38 AM

Stop letting fear control your decisions: Here’s how

24.10.2019 | 01:59 PM

Travelling for business may be bad for your mental health

23.10.2019 | 02:04 PM

Are you ‘future fit’? Find out if you’re equipped to thrive in a digital world

22.10.2019 | 02:34 PM

Learning through experience with Johannesburg Business School

21.10.2019 | 11:44 AM

6 benefits of gaming as a family

18.10.2019 | 01:33 PM

Oldest incubator in Africa turns 20

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The best time to brainstorm is not when you would expect, according to science

We all know brainstorming is an essential part of the creative process, but what do you do when your mind is too foggy to welcome the storm? Brain fog, brain farts, mental fatigue—call it what you will, it can be a major roadblock to creativity. But is there a way to use that hazy state […]

Quickfire career Q&A with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

The inventor of the “front page of the internet”, Reddit and Initialized Capital co-founder takes our career questionnaire. What’s your best habit and your worst? My best is that I’m relentless about improving — I’m good at being motivated by criticism. My worst is saying yes to things when I should default to no. When […]

These 5 habits are preventing you from making a behavioural change

It’s difficult to change an ingrained behavior. Even for the most productive and disciplined among us, undoing something that has become an automatic part of who we are takes more than an overnight effort. Once we’ve successfully made that change, we then have to make other adjustments to our lives to ensure that we continue […]

4 ways automation is revolutionising the banking sector

Machine learning and AI offer advances that promise to make banking safer, more efficient and more personal for the customer. “The entire industry is moving towards a more digital, instant and customer-centric way of doing business, with AI and automation at their core. There is no doubt AI will usher in new ways of banking,” […]

Scared you’re being spied on through your laptop webcam? Here are 10 tips for going off the grid

Worried about spying corporations and government eavesdroppers? Here are 10 (mostly futile) steps you can take to become surveillance-free.

This innovative brand of sneaker-care products is melding street culture with environmental sustainability

Sneaker LAB is permeating global sneaker culture not only through their innovative products, but with an ethos of youth upliftment and sustainable community development.  Founder Jo Farah shared some insight on the societal impact of entrepreneurship and the integral role it plays in solving the world’s most pertinent economic issues. It’s safe to say that […]

The Recommender: Jay Badza shares his favourite things

Founder and Head Honcho of brand and marketing agency Orchard On 25 shares some of his favorite things with Fast Company SA. When does you morning alarm go off and how do you start your day? My alarm goes off at 5:15 in the morning and I often start my day with prayer before going on […]

How to enhance workplace productivity in the digital age

Embracing technology isn’t just a matter of having the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos at hand whenever we want to use them – it’s something that’s integrated into every part of our everyday lives. And it’s no different for businesses. Technology is part of everything, and if you don’t keep up with it, you […]

Future spa treatments may include virtual island getaways at the click of a button

A getaway to an exotic location is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. However, booking a vacation every time a stressful moments presents itself would break the bank. One of the many upsides of living in the digital age is the fact that innovation is the norm. That’s where The […]

14 handy uses for Google Drive that’ll make your life easier

If you’re thinking of Google Drive as a mere place to plop your files, you’re missing out on some pretty powerful possibilities. Beneath its fluffy cloud exterior, Drive holds all sorts of useful tools for collecting information, working with data, organizing your virtual goods, and sharing stuff externally. In some cases, the options are built […]

9 ways you can help the Amazon rainforest

Global warming’s catastrophic effects are on full display as Siberia, Alaska, and Brazil’s Amazon rainforest burn. The Amazon wildfires are particularly alarming as scientists have said that trees are the planet’s first line of defense against global warming. Due to deforestation, scientists estimate that we are near the tipping point where the Amazon can no longer function as a carbon sink. Brazil’s Amazon is the […]

Augmented reality gives new life to wine marketing

German-based Vollherbst LABELS, a 98-year-old premium label printer and fourth-generation family business, has launched LABELinmotion – a digital application brand aiming to disrupt the traditional product labelling industry. LABELinmotion is a sub-brand of and funded from Vollherbst LABELS innovations and marketing budget, which has one single goal: launching one major inspiration or innovation every year. Launching LABELinmotion […]

IBM predicts the next stage of human evolution

We have been acclimatised to the concept of artificial intelligence (AI), and heard the hype about the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR):  Now prepare for the next stage – when advanced AI meets 4IR to enable the always smart, always learning, ubiquitous computing of the future. Combining Internet of Things (IoT), a plethora of smart new devices […]

AI-powered contact lenses give new meaning to 20/20 vision

Exciting developments are happening in the field of augmented reality, such as the superimposition of digital information by contact lenses. The huge interest in smart contact lenses over the past three years can mainly be ascribed to the rise in the demand for lightweight and wearable augmented reality (AR) devices, as well as the need for […]

Is South Africa technologically and data-ready to provide National Health Insurance?

While there’s no shortage of noise about the fact that National Health Insurance (NHI) is unaffordable, which is probably justifiable, there has been a silence around how it would surmount technology challenges. There has been a lack of opinion on the technological and data readiness of South Africa to deliver the NHI. In the US, when […]

#WomensMonth: Spotlighting inspirational women in social media

Women’s month in South Africa is a time for reflection and celebration – a month of paying homage to the women who are propelling the country forward through excellence and dedication. These three women in social media are worth a mention:

Remembering the human factor in automation

In today’s digital climate, customers are noisier than ever, especially when you don’t ask them to be. In a world dominated by the race to close the human-machine gap, finding the blind spots within the digital journey is imperative for marketers. With 40% of CMO’s stating that they spent most of their budgets on digital and social media (Cinman, […]

Virtual experiences are reshaping the workforce

The concept of a virtual office and virtual assistant has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The driving force behind this concept is technology, which has ushered in our collectively ability to work from anywhere at almost any time. Another reason is an increase in flourishing small businesses which need the skills of […]

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