Lauren Hartzenberg is the retail news editor and managing editor of, a South Africa-based online news publisher catering to business audiences across 19 industries in Africa. Since 2017, Lauren has been reporting on retail industry developments at Bizcommunity, with a growing focus on the proliferation of e-commerce.

In March 2021, she stepped into the additional role of managing editor of Bizcommunity’s editorial team. She’s passionate about showcasing innovative ideas and creative people contributing positively to Africa’s business landscape.