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Ilse van den Berg

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Location:Cape Town, South Africa


Ilse is a group editor at She is the former editor for Marketing & Media Africa (@Biz_Africa) at and is also a contributing writer. In her spare time, she also does some freelance writing and editing. She is a lover of words, travel and all things digital. Email her at or find her on Twitter and Instagram.
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#EntrepreneurMonth: Go out there and do something that you love

A startup born in a dorm room in 2007 is now a successful business with 36 stores around the country. To date, weFix has expertly repaired smartphones as well as tablets, laptops, and DJI drones for over 700,000 customers

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Database of 30 million+ South Africans leaked online, property group is culprit

NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017

Serious Wi-Fi flaw found in WPA2 protocol

NEWSWATCH: A new cybersecurity attack, known as a ‘Krack' attack (key reinstallation attack) has revealed a flaw in Wi-Fi's WPA2's cryptographic protocols (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: The humble beginnings of a bicycle courier company

Iyeza Health, the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Sizwe Nzima and Siraaj Adams, started off as a bicycle courier company to ease the burden of medicine collection for their community

By Ilse van den Berg 9 Oct 2017

TransUnion releases Digital Dealers Guide

After 55 years of automotive dealers relying on a physical dealers guidebook for car valuation numbers, TransUnion has released its Digital Dealers Guide

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Oct 2017

What you need to start doing about user experience

At the recent Gartner Symposium, I attended a session by Gartner Research Director, Magnus Revang on why user experience (UX) is hard for IT to deliver and what to do about it

By Ilse van den Berg 6 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Persistence propels businesses forward

Sabelo Sibanda and Thulisile Volwana are the founders of Millbug, an electronics manufacturing company, as well as Tuse, an Android app that tackles connectivity issues

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Oct 2017

The funky, #FunHunter Nissan Micra Active

We made our way to Jozi's oldest and one of the most fun playgrounds, Gold Reef City. Quite apt for the launch of the spruced-up Nissan Micra Active, otherwise known as the #FunHunter

By Ilse van den Berg 2 Oct 2017

The Ford Ranger FX4 is a foxy lady

She turns heads, that's for sure. Especially the little (or shall I rather say big) black number I had. Ford introduced its limited-edition Ford Ranger FX4, based on its 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 4x4 models earlier this year

By Ilse van den Berg 26 Sep 2017

How will you speed through the digital trough of disillusionment?

Peter Sondergaard, Gartner executive VP for research, addressed CIOs and senior IT executives in his keynote at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Cape Town

By Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

Support World Car-Free Day on 22 September

On Friday, 22 September 2017, cities around the globe will be celebrating World Car-Free Day - a day to showcase how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars

By Ilse van den Berg 21 Sep 2017

How government CIOs can lead digital transformation

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo kicked off on Monday, 18 September 2017 at the CTICC and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees including 190 CIOs over four days

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

McLaren to part ways with Honda, shifts to Renault

NEWSWATCH: After months of speculation, the McLaren team has confirmed that it will split ways with Honda and has also announced that it has signed a three-year partnership with Renault

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Hit the 'sweet spot' and you'll get your investors

The SA Innovation Summit was an explosion of, well, ideas and innovation. One talk that particularly intrigued me was one by Tmara (Target Market Adoption Risk Assessment)

By Ilse van den Berg 14 Sep 2017

Apple launch roundup: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and more

Yesterday, 12 September 2017, saw Apple reveal the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. In addition, it also revealed the Apple Watch Series 3 and the new 4K Apple TV (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Matchbox app matches containers with transporters

It seems there is no area in South Africa where innovation and creativity isn't disrupting the industry. Especially in the logistics space, there's been forward-thinking individuals and companies all aiming to make the industry more efficient

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2017

Nikon Coolpix W300: A cool, “lifeproof” camera

I recently had the chance to play around with a nifty, bright orange Nikon Coolpix W300 digital camera for a week - courtesy of Orms

By Ilse van den Berg 7 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Top innovations at IFA 2017

IFA 2017, with its 1,805 technology exhibitors, is in full swing until Thursday, 6 September 2017 at the Berlin Expo Center. This year's tech trade show introduced some pretty cool inventions and technologies to the public

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Sep 2017

#RideRoundup: New Mercedes-AMG GTs, Volvo XC40, Pajero Sport

This week's #RideRoundup features the three new Mercedes-AMG GTs - the AMG GT Roadster, AMG GT C Roadster, and sporty AMG GT R, as well as the new Volvo XC40 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

Uber to go public, launches Movement tool

NEWSWATCH: Things have no doubt been abuzz at Uber with new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wanting to take the company public in the next 18 to 36 months. In addition, the company has officially launched its Movement tool

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Sep 2017

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