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AGRICULTURE

Insights into the global coconut oil market

The current demand for various different oils designed to be used for health and beauty purposes constitutes the main driving force behind the market. However, the coconut oil market will continue to decline as a result of the steadily decreasing output in the major producing countries...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

More scientists, researchers needed for interdisciplinary plant disease research network

A plant science conference in Uganda which drew together dozens of world-class researchers from across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK this month has confirmed the growing strength of a network whose collaborations promise to deliver solutions to devastating crop diseases in the years ahead.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

16 African films, documentaries selected for Durban FilmMart

9th Durban FilmMart announces Official Project Selection for 2018 edition, including 16 films and documentaries from Africa...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

When big data meets overfishing

New technologies offer opportunities to combat overfishing, particularly for countries with limited means to patrol their waters or enforce legislation...

By Thin Lei Win 2 days ago

TOURISM

Business boost - Air Seychelles partners with Booking.com

Under the partnership, Booking.com will enable guests travelling with Air Seychelles or other airlines to book a selection of accommodations...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#AfricaMonth: Driving sustainable development agendas through digital transformation

Africa is a diverse continent with unique market conditions. Home to seven of the fastest growing economies and seven of the world's megacities, and with millions of young people entering the labour force each year, Africa is fertile ground...

By Joanne Shields 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Grahamstown National Arts Festival launches Creativate Digital

The National Arts Festival will be launching a new programme for the inaugural Creativate Digital Arts Festival, taking place between 28 June to 1 July 2018 in Grahamstown...

2 days ago

RETAIL

Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks funding

Kenyan e-commerce startup Wagon Shopping processed KES405,000 ($4,000) worth of orders in the first quarter of this year, up 675% from last year, as it positions itself for a funding round...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

RETAIL

Mauritius: E-commerce service launched to promote local operators

The e-commerce service of the tax-free shopping digital portal Shopping Mauritius, an online platform to showcase products of tax-free shopping and handicrafts operators of the Creative Mauritius, was launched on 11 May...

2 days ago

TOURISM

How a 'smart countryside' can use technology for greener ends

Smart cities are often discussed as being the key to future urban living. The increase in capacity for more complex information can help solve human and environmental problems by saving energy and regulating traffic flow...

By Nick Davies 3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Insights into the global grains market

It is expected that global cereal grains consumption will grow to 3.0 million tonnes by 2025. In the medium term, consumption of cereal grains will grow at a slow rate, mainly due to increased demand for cereal grains in Asian and African countries.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

African film residency announced at Cannes

Realness Africa screenwriter's residency 2018 participants announced at Cannes Film festival...

3 days ago

TOURISM

Fastjet, Emirates interline agreement to stimulate future traffic connections

The agreement will see Fastjet's inventory available, in conjunction with Emirates inventory, through the Global Distribution System(s) Amadeus and Travelport, and is expected to stimulate onward connecting traffic throughout Fastjet's network in East and Southern Africa...

3 days ago

LIFESTYLE

Cassper Nyovest, Distruction Boyz to represent South Africa at BET Awards

The nominations for the BET Awards 2018 have been announced and five African artists are up for the accolade. The rapper Cassper Nyovest and Gqom evolutionists Distruction Boyz will represent South Africa in the Best International Act Award category...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

#AfricaMonth: Committing to the digital transformation of agriculture in Africa

"What Africa needs, across the board is insight and foresight. Whether that is government agencies getting a better handle on what crops grow best and where so that they can direct policy and investments or the individual farmer farming better. Doing this requires data..."

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Jury presidents for Loeries 2018 announced

Four of the world's top creative leaders will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

What I wish I knew as an entrepreneur - Bruce Dube

Bruce Dube is the founder and MD of Nine80 Digital, a pan-African digital media publishing company. Its presence includes South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa

There's no doubt that investment in agriculture can empower economic transformation in the region. But money alone can't solve Africa's agricultural problems. International collaboration is key...

By Daniel Rodriguez, John Dixon & Mulugetta Mekuria 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OneShow2018: SA EXCLUSIVE with Burger King!

In an exclusive interview, Ann Nurock talks to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing for Burger King. Winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year at the recent One Show awards...

By Ann Nurock 3 days ago

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