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SteelMatters more than you know

The Brandwatch digital measuring and evaluation tool has enabled Aprio and its client – the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) – to build an informed view among key stakeholders on the role the steel industry is playing in the South African economy…

Waving Goodbye to 2021

2021 has been a challenging and chaotic year for many of us as we continue to navigate through the effects of COVID-19. We have made some positive strides in our efforts to combat the pandemic, specifically with the national vaccination drive…

Aprio Digital uses Brandwatch to track conversations from recent protests

The Aprio Digital team has added a nifty and insightful platform, Brandwatch to its service offering. Brandwatch is a social media analytic tool that tracks billions of conversations happening online every day, including blogs, news, forums, videos, Twitter posts, reviews, images and Facebook posts. The tool allows brands and companies to understand consumer insights, trends, […]

Cyber threat the No 1 item on the risk registers of SA’s leading listed companies

Given the growing number of cyber breach incidents reported in South Africa over the past 12 months, it’s no surprise that cyber breach concerns have overtaken regulatory risk as the number one concern for risk officers. This is a key finding in Aprio Credence’s latest annual review of JSE Top 40 companies’ published risk statements. […]

Alternative Stock Exchanges. The catalyst for a K-shaped economic recovery?

South Africa has seen the emergence of several alternative stock exchanges over the last five years.   4AX (now known as the Cape Town Stock Exchange), received its trading license in August 2016 and had its first listing in September 2017. It now has nine companies listed, with a combined market cap of almost R9bn. […]

How fintechs can build a firm base for expansion across Africa

In 2020, as the world was ravaged by the coronavirus, investment into financial technology (fintech) companies in emerging markets decreased as funders sheltered against a volatile, risky environment.   Except that’s not the whole story. True, funding in Latin American and Indian fintech companies declined, but investment in African fintech actually soared, according to research […]