AGRICULTURE

#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war
#AgriMarkets: Soya bean remains at the heart of US-China trade war

Soya bean production remains at the heart of the US-China trade war, hence prices were under pressure on Friday (6 July 2018) on the back of the introduction of tariffs. For context, China is the world's largest soya bean consumer and heavily reliant on imports.

By Wandile Sihlobo 9 Jul 2018

TOURISM

Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry
Key insights into Kenya's hospitality industry

Jumia Travel, in its annual report delves into Kenya's travel, tourism, and hospitality ecosystem, looking at the sector's GDP contribution, as well as technology trends shaping the hospitality sector...

9 Jul 2018

RETAIL

How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures
How high streets and shopping malls face a 'domino effect' from major store closures

Traditional retail is in the centre of a storm - and British department store chain House of Fraser is the latest to succumb to the tempest. The company plans to close 31 of its 59 shops - including its flagship store in Oxford Street, London...

By Omar Toulan and Niccolò Pisani 9 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

UK-Morocco talks on cooperation
UK-Morocco talks on cooperation

Inaugural United Kingdom-Morocco strategic dialogue held in London. Trade and investment was high on the agenda...

9 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

CMO Council Report - CMOs committed to doing more with data
CMO Council Report - CMOs committed to doing more with data

New research highlights AI's emerging role as catalyst for harvesting and unifying disparate data essential to customer engagement...

9 Jul 2018

RETAIL

Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands
Edcon bids farewell to Boardmans and Red Square brands

Boardmans and Red Square cosmetics stores will soon be no longer as Edcon intensifies its focus on the Edgars brand in a bid to win back shoppers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

African Women in Business Network launched
African Women in Business Network launched

The Africa CEO Forum launches the Women in Business Network to develop women leaders on the continent...

9 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The crucial role of client service excellence in agencies
The crucial role of client service excellence in agencies

Developing client service excellence in order to properly service clients' campaigns is imperative for client retention, writes Mpho Nkomonde...

By Mpho Nkomonde 9 Jul 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Jerry-can computer. Author provided
How fab labs help meet digital challenges in Africa

Fab labs serve at the same time as production, creation and prototyping workshops, hands-on training spaces and facilitators of social ties...

By Stéphanie Leyronas, Gwenael Prié, and Isabelle Lio 9 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper
Somaliland bans operations of privately owned newspaper

Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately lift a ban on the operations of Waaberi newspaper, a privately owned daily, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

9 Jul 2018

AGRICULTURE

Forests are critical to livelihoods says FAO director general
Forests are critical to livelihoods says FAO director general

Forests and trees contribute far more to human livelihoods than is commonly known, playing crucial roles in food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural economies...

6 Jul 2018

TOURISM

Most common items left behind before flying
Most common items left behind before flying

Just imagine it, you arrive on time to catch a flight to your dream destination for a well-deserved holiday, only for that sickening feeling to take hold of your entire body when you realise you forgot your ID at home...

By Benediction Zubane 6 Jul 2018

RETAIL

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

ENERGY & MINING

Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change
Zanzibar's renewable energy plan to address climate change

While concerns about climate change are being actively addressed through different ways including pushing for enforcement of conventions and international protocols...

By Issa Yussuf 6 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites
Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country...

6 Jul 2018

FINANCE

Looking beyond emerging market jitters to China, India
Looking beyond emerging market jitters to China, India

Rather than offer investors genuine diversification, the vastly different outlooks for individual countries have introduced an uncomfortable level of volatility to the emerging market universe...

By Craig Farley and Simon Finch 6 Jul 2018

AGRICULTURE

Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery
Meet the Maker: Durbanville Distillery

The distillery as it turns out is not run as part of the wine estate, but rather as a separate entity which allows for them to focus on their distinctive gin and distillation process...

By Samantha Snedorf 6 Jul 2018

RETAIL

#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail
#MobileCommerce: How to manage sustainable omnichannel growth in retail

In today's consumer landscape, customers can shop from anywhere at any time. The proliferation of technology-driven purchasing means retailers are expected to keep up with the always-connected, digital-savvy shoppers...

By Mark Thomson 6 Jul 2018

AGRICULTURE

AWIEF's #Value4Her programme is empowering women agri-entrepreneurs in Africa
AWIEF's #Value4Her programme is empowering women agri-entrepreneurs in Africa

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum's #Value4Her project launch took place in Nairobi, Kenya over two days and saw 15 southern Africa-based women agri-entrepreneurs attend stakeholder workshops and keynotes from key gender empowerment and agri-business drivers...

6 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sebastian Padilla. Co-founder of Mexico's Anagrama Studio and Loeries 2018 design jury president.
#Loeries2018: "Expect an aggressive shift from the minimalistic trend" - Sebastian Padilla

Learn why Sebastian Padilla, co-founder of Anagrama in Mexico, is this year's Loeries' design jury president...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2018

TOURISM

IATA results shows a growing demand in global passenger traffic for May
IATA results shows a growing demand in global passenger traffic for May

Global passenger traffic results reflect a 6.1% rise in May 2018 compared to that of 2017...

6 Jul 2018

RETAIL

African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China
African entrepreneurs join Alibaba's eFounders Fellowship in China

Twenty-nine (29) African entrepreneurs have completed the two-week eFounders Fellowship programme in China, an initiative run by Alibaba and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa
Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa

Cameroonian startup Dikalo has launched a localised Africa-specific social communications platform...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Smaller is better, especially with influence
Smaller is better, especially with influence

The big names in influencer realms may pull in the big bucks and big audiences, but it is the micro influencer that is finally finding its place in the sun, writes Federico Dedeu...

By Federico Dedeu 6 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Screenshot, @9GAG via Instagram
KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

RETAIL

AGT Foods Africa expands focus to launch superfoods
AGT Foods Africa expands focus to launch superfoods

AGT Foods Africa has announced that it will soon be hopping on the superfoods trend with the launch of its own line of superfoods...

5 Jul 2018

ICT

IoT communication protocols: choosing the right one for you
IoT communication protocols: choosing the right one for you

The internet of things (IoT) is more than just a buzzword - new developments emerge all the time. But with so many different communications technologies available, those wanting to break into this space are faced with a dilemma...

By Darren Oxlee 5 Jul 2018

TOURISM

Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings
Africa's hotel market proves resilient in latest PwC findings

The hotel industry's potential for business growth has been reflected in the increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers visiting the continent, as well as in the number of hotel chains established...

5 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa
Unlocking opportunities in payment systems in Africa

Remittance thought leaders to gather in Lagos, Nigeria, in October for Remittance Africa Expo 2018...

5 Jul 2018

AGRICULTURE

Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry
Listeriosis can be rallying call for the industry

The recent listeriosis outbreak is a timely reminder that the food supply chain is constantly under attack from outside threats. In this, there is a lesson for the rest of the industry, writes Emma Corder, Nilfisk South Africa country manager.

By Emma Corder 5 Jul 2018

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