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TOURISM

Tourism fastest growing economic sector

Botswana received nearly two million tourists in 2016 and the government is keen to further develop the tourism sector after realising its importance to the economy...

By Tiroyaone Ramooki 1 day ago

TOURISM

The future of Airbnb: Airbnb unveils roadmap to 1bn guests

Looking to the next 10 years, Airbnb has unveiled a roadmap designed to bring the transformative benefits of local, personal and authentic travel to every type of traveller...

1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Zimbabwe's national railway back on the rails

The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has entered a new era towards a historic turnaround after President Mnangagwa officially commissioned $400 million coaches, wagons and locomotives...

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

A vast new marine protected area has been created in the Indian Ocean around the Seychelle islands, the government announced on Thursday, 22 February...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Science, politics and the quest to secure Africa's sustainable food future

Political experts have continued to raise pointed questions about the continent's food future pertaining to production processes, trade flows, sources of finance and, crucially, science and sustainability...

By Adam Sneyd 2 days ago

TOURISM

Onomo Hotels acquires Signature Lux, focuses on Africa strategy

As the old adage states: 'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' It is with this in mind that Signature Lux Hotels has announced its acquisition by Onomo Hotels.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#DesignIndaba2018: Fashion with a social conscience

How Egyptian fashion designer Amna Elshandaweely uses social activism in her fashion to address issues of culture and identity...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Equatorial Guinea broadcaster extends reach via satellite

Equatorial Guinea's Spanish-speaking governmental channel will be country's first non-linear channel...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Marketers to take digital in-house at unprecedented rate

Johanna McDowell writes that in 2018 more and more marketers will handle more and more digital marketing in-house...

By Johanna McDowell 2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Harare bans kombis from CBD

Harare City Council has banned commuter omnibuses from the central business district (CBD) and is ordering them to operate from new ranks...

By Yeukai Karengezeka 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Beyond profit: How innovation is helping Africa's agri-industry feed the world

For Africa's agricultural sector to reach its potential and meet the food needs of a growing global population, improvements in four key areas need to be achieved...

By Paul McKane 2 days ago

RETAIL

Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018

The heavily anticipated superhero movie Black Panther hit the screens on 12 February 2018, after being predicted to become the biggest ever Marvel film...

By Roshida Khanom 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Halting deforestation: Striking the right balance between human and planetary needs

Rapid population growth accelerates global demand for forest products and services. On the other hand, the population growth also increases demand for agricultural production and converting forests to arable land...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

African influence on Hollywood films

How Africa is influencing Hollywood movies showcased on 'CNN Marketplace Africa'...

2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

RETAIL

How 'brand you' came to be

Dale Carnegie's line from his bestseller book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' rings especially true in the retail sector...

By Gary Mortimer 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix

Econet Media subsidiary and pan-African media company Kwesé, has announced its acquisition of the world's leading internet TV service for emerging markets, iflix, to form a new dynamic TV and mobile offering in sub-Saharan Africa...

3 days ago

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