PROPERTY

Private Property nominated for gsport Award
Private Property nominated for gsport Award

Private Property has been nominated as Sponsor of the Year, for their work with the South African Women's Hockey team...

Issued by Private Property 7 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria
Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

In a bid to make the internet more easily accessible to people in Nigeria, Google announced the launch of Google Station: a program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots...

7 Aug 2018

AGRICULTURE

Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges
Agribusiness Africa Conference: Agricultural investment in Africa remains strong despite challenges

As agricultural trade continues to become ever more globalised, Africa farmers need to be given a fair chance to join global value chains...

7 Aug 2018

TOURISM

#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector
#WomensMonth 2018: Introducing the women of the travel sector

South Africa's retail travel sector employs around 9,000 people, 73% of which are female. This is according to a 2017 industry assessment by the Association of Southern African Travel Agents ...

7 Aug 2018

RETAIL

CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees
CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees

Coca-Cola Beverages SA has created a virtual 'village-like' network for its female employees to connect with each other and have a shared resource of tools...

7 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mark Read, WPP Chief Operating Officer. Image supplied.
#NewBiz: WPP entrusted with stewardship of Unilever's Sunlight brand across Africa

WPP has been awarded the stewardship and activation of the Sunlight brand across Africa following a competitive pitch process. Sunlight is the second largest FMCG brand in Africa, after Coca-Cola...

7 Aug 2018

TOURISM

Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans
Fostering a culture of travel among South Africans

Take a moment to consider why 10 million tourists visit South Africa's shores annually...

By Andrew Stark 7 Aug 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km
A gigantic trek: what it takes to move 200 elephants 1,500km

The translocation of wild animals is becoming an increasingly important conservation strategy...

By Matt Hayward 7 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts
The social path to optimising your content marketing efforts

Your business having a social presence is all good and well, but if there's no strategy in place, you're wasting your time and potentially damaging your reputation...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kenyan politicians threaten media
Kenyan politicians threaten media

Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations...

6 Aug 2018

EDUCATION

A new way to equip Africa's science labs: get students to build their own
A new way to equip Africa's science labs: get students to build their own

How does one train science students without equipment? As a sociologist of science specialising in African countries, this is a question I get asked with sad regularity...

By Louise Bezuidenhout 6 Aug 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality
Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

AGRICULTURE

Is East African agriculture at risk of playing second fiddle to oil wealth?
Is East African agriculture at risk of playing second fiddle to oil wealth?

The World Bank economist was in Uganda and spoke to Charles Mpagi on the prospects for the sector in the face of oil discoveries in Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan...

6 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Data science talent accelerator launched in Ghana
Data science talent accelerator launched in Ghana

Data science talent accelerator Blossom Academy has launched in Ghana, aiming to provide a talent pipeline for startups and equip university graduates with relevant skills...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

TOURISM

Wesgro answers Knysna Municipality's call for tourism promotion
Wesgro answers Knysna Municipality's call for tourism promotion

Following months of engagement between Wesgro, political leadership, municipal officials and the Knysna tourism industry, Wesgro has answered the request to assist Knysna Municipality in delivering its constitutional mandate for tourism promotion and destination marketing...

6 Aug 2018

AGRICULTURE

Big jump in employment in South Africa's aquaculture industry
Big jump in employment in South Africa's aquaculture industry

Within the aquaculture space, a notable uptick in jobs was in fish hatcheries and fish farms, with a modest uptick in ocean and coastal fishing jobs...

By Wandile Sihlobo 6 Aug 2018

RETAIL

Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business
Clicks reflects on 50 years in the retail business

This August, Clicks celebrates fifty years of trading since launching in Cape Town in 1968. The health and beauty retailer has since expanded to more than 650 stores and over 500 in-store pharmacies...

6 Aug 2018

ICT

Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Thuraya
Yahsat completes Thuraya acquisition

Yahsat's acquisition of Thuraya is set to catapult the global satellite operator into the mobile satellite services space...

6 Aug 2018

LIFESTYLE

#GreenMondaySA: Chicken-free nuggets
#GreenMondaySA: Chicken-free nuggets

Create an old-time favourite with this easy-to-make vegan chicken-free nugget recipe...

6 Aug 2018

TOURISM

A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry
A pioneering approach to the hospitality industry

Shaun Lamont, managing director of First Group, takes a look at the various elements that are influencing the future of the hospitality industry...

By Shaun Lamont 6 Aug 2018

ICT

CC image courtesy of Miran Rijavec via flickr.
IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Flowers and photos of Aleksandr Rastorguyev, Kirill Radchenko, and Orkhan Dzhemal, are left at the journalist union building in Moscow. The Russian journalists were killed while on assignment in the Central African Republic. Credit: AP/Pavel Golovkin/CPJ.
Investigative journalists killed in CAR

The killing of three Russian investigative journalists in the Central African Republic must be probed, said CPJ...

3 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Outrage at Nigerian media bill
Outrage at Nigerian media bill

Media rights groups in Nigeria are condemning a bill that will regulate the practice of journalism in the West African country...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2018

TOURISM

SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa
SA MICE industry at the forefront of business events in Africa

"Ranked number 34 in the International Congress and Convention Associations' global ranking, South Africa is the number one convention destination in Africa and the Middle East."

3 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The need for the advertising industry to modernise
The need for the advertising industry to modernise

There has long been a need for the advertising industry to modernise. Now digital transformation is upon us and change is non-negotiable. At the same time, the industry is facing disruption from new entrants...

By Alistair Mokoena 3 Aug 2018

TOURISM

SA emigration numbers expected to peak to the UK
SA emigration numbers expected to peak to the UK

According to Ryan Rennison, managing director of UK visa solutions experts, Move Up, the agency has seen a 22% increase in South Africans interested in relocating to the United Kingdom over the past two years...

3 Aug 2018

AGRICULTURE

Research identifies plant disease impact on Africa's food crop
Research identifies plant disease impact on Africa's food crop

Plant diseases significantly limit the ability of many countries to produce sufficient staple and cash crops. Research conducted by Connected focuses on addressing its spread by vector-insects that transmit a disease from one plant to another...

3 Aug 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Climate change the focus at third Lagos UN SDGs Dialogue
Climate change the focus at third Lagos UN SDGs Dialogue

The UN Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, in collaboration with the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), recently held a dialogue session focused on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact...

3 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

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