MARKETING & MEDIA

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Results from WE Communications' Brands in Motion 2018 global study released

WE Communications has released results from its Brands in Motion 2018 global study. The data revealed that consumers worldwide continue to demand innovation...

13 Sep 2018

TOURISM

#THINCAfrica: Redefining growth in hospitality education
#THINCAfrica: Redefining growth in hospitality education

We caught up with Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne's associate dean: graduate programme, Dr Achim Schmitt, and alumni and industry relations director, Valerie De Corte to find out how the school is changing the narrative when it comes to the of quality students it produces...

By Robin Fredericks 12 Sep 2018

HEALTHCARE

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WHO making progress in DRC's Ebola crisis

It's been a little over a month since the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared by the Ministry of Health...

12 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched
In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched

InMobi launches global in-app programmatic exchange in EMEA to provide premium mobile ad experiences...

12 Sep 2018

RETAIL

Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA
Nielsen launches virtual shopper research in SA

South Africa has become the first country on the African continent to launch Nielsen's new SmartStore virtual shopper technology...

Issued by Nielsen 12 Sep 2018

TOURISM

WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors
WTM Africa launches dedicated hosted buyer programme for international exhibitors

"This programme will ensure that out outbound international exhibitors can arrange appointments with potential hosted buyers in advance that are actively selling travel, accommodation and experiences to the African market."

12 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

100 Most Influential Young Africans
100 Most Influential Young Africans

South Africa's award-winning entrepreneur, founder and chief of DNA Brand Architects, Sylvester Chauke, has made the 2018 list of 100 Most Influential Young Africans...

12 Sep 2018

AGRICULTURE

Empowering small, subsistence farmers in SA
Empowering small, subsistence farmers in SA

Land reform has put rural development and food security at the top of the national agenda. However, subsistence farmers have limited skills and knowledge to manage their livestock effectively...

12 Sep 2018

TOURISM

Africa and the digital tourism opportunity
Africa and the digital tourism opportunity

Digital tourism in Africa contributed almost 3% to the South African GDP in 2016 and provided jobs to more than 686,000 people, as such, tourism means big business...

12 Sep 2018

RETAIL

SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers
SA's growing appetite for convenience an opportunity for retailers, manufacturers

South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives...

12 Sep 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Zanzibar Red Colobus, endemic to Tanzania. Image by by Hasin Shakur, GFDL 1.2,
The fate of unique species in Tanzania's coastal forests hangs in the balance

Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife...

By Neil Burgess 12 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Trevor Ncube to launch online TV station in Zimbabwe
Trevor Ncube to launch online TV station in Zimbabwe

Alpha Media Holding (AMH) will soon launch an online radio and television station in Zimbabwe...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 12 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

TOURISM

#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourism
#THINCAfrica: The year that was for SA tourism

On day one of the 2018 THINC Africa conference, Jeff Rosenberg delved into a conversation focused on the first half of 2018 - how it compared to 2017 and what the industry can expect going forward - with Derek Martin, Joe Bester, and Phillip Wooler...

By Robin Fredericks 11 Sep 2018

HEALTHCARE

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for Africa

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

ENERGY & MINING

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Why Nigeria urgently needs to grow non-oil exports

The economy of Nigeria has had to navigate a major crisis that started with the collapse of oil prices in 2014 and was worsened by the ongoing restiveness in the oil rich Niger-Delta region...

By Channing Arndt 11 Sep 2018

AGRICULTURE

Nigeria exports N85.9bn agric produce in three months
Nigeria exports N85.9bn agric produce in three months

Figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics show that the country recorded a total trade of N310.4bn from agric produce...

By Ifeanyi Onuba 11 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria
Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria

Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. The movie is her directorial debut...

11 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Future of Media in Africa
The Future of Media in Africa

Meltwater Africa to host a business lunch on The Future of Media in Africa...

Issued by Meltwater 10 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kwesé Zimbabwe launches promotion
Kwesé Zimbabwe launches promotion

Last year, Kwesé started business in Zimbabwe around this time...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 10 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

HEALTHCARE

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Zimbabwean cholera death toll rises to 16

The death toll from the cholera outbreak in Harare's high-density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro has risen to 16, with health officials yesterday quarantining and decommissioning all possible sources of the disease...

By Nyemudzai Kakore & Munyaradzi Masiiwa 10 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, looks on behind bars in his trial on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, on May 31, 2016. Shawkan was sentenced to five years in prison on September 8, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/CPJ.
Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison...

10 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Quality content to all devices despite bandwidth
Quality content to all devices despite bandwidth

Pipul TV selects V-Nova Perseus Plus to provide +200 linear channels in Nigeria...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 10 Sep 2018

AGRICULTURE

FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged for August
FAO Food Price Index remains unchanged for August

FAO now forecasts global cereal production in 2018 to reach 2,587 million tonnes, a small upward revision from July but a three-year low and 2.4% below last year's record high level...

10 Sep 2018

RETAIL

Nespresso's plans to boost coffee production in Zimbabwe
Nespresso's plans to boost coffee production in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is set to be the next country of origin for Nespresso's popular range of coffees. The unit of Nestle SA expects to start selling limited-edition Zimbabwe coffee capsules to global consumers in 2019.

10 Sep 2018

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Why linking rural and urban areas matters for development: a Ghana case study
Why linking rural and urban areas matters for development: a Ghana case study

There's rapid urbanisation happening across Africa. But the rural population hasn't stopped growing...

By Seth Asare Okyere, Anastasia Amoako-Arhen, Matthew 10 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Slide 161 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: The SA jobseeker's catch-22, micro-privileges and the rise of 'adulting'

The third session of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018 release was presented by Martin Neethling, director of groceries at Pioneer Foods, and was all about the 18- to 24-year-old market, the changing definition of teenagers and the game-changers in this regard...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have one week left to apply to the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 10 Sep 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

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Why Botswana is no longer a safe haven for elephants

Early last week, global news outlets reported that 90 carcasses of illegally killed elephants had been found around a famous wildlife sanctuary - the Okavango Delta - in Botswana...

By Ross Harvey 10 Sep 2018

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