MARKETING & MEDIA

Burson Cohn & Wolfe unveils rebrand
Burson Cohn & Wolfe unveils rebrand

Earlier this year, Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe global communications agencies merged, creating BCW, which has a strong network across Africa...

10 Oct 2018

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa
What latest assessment on global warming means for southern Africa

The release this week of the IPCC's special report on global warming of 1.5? above pre-industrial levels marks a critical point in climate negotiations...

By Mark New 10 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

New film production hub for Africa
New film production hub for Africa

With a focus on African storytelling, the African Movie Channel has launched a production hub to develop and produce movies and TV series...

9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ford appoints BBDO as global creative lead
Ford appoints BBDO as global creative lead

NEWSWATCH: The automotive giant has appointed BBDO as its new lead creative agency, after 75 years with WPP, effective 1 November...

9 Oct 2018

HEALTHCARE

Zim only has two pathologists
Zim only has two pathologists

Zimbabwe has just two qualified forensic pathologists forcing families to wait for weeks before they can bury loved ones in cases of murder, it has emerged.

9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

DStv launches 'Pearl Magic' channel in Uganda
DStv launches 'Pearl Magic' channel in Uganda

DStv has recently rolled out a channel to promote locally made entertainment content. Pearl Magic channel will provide programs like music, reality shows, films and telenovelas...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Hans Zachar, managing director: technology strategy, Accenture Africa.
How African enterprises chart growth in the digital age

African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences...

By Hans Zachar 9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Let's get phygital: How to protect yourself from the unconscious flow of data
Let's get phygital: How to protect yourself from the unconscious flow of data

We now live in an age where our physical selves live along our digital selves. What you do offline is shared online and "peacocking" has become prevalent for digital citizens of the 21st century...

By Carmen Murray 9 Oct 2018

AGRICULTURE

Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals
Study in Ethiopia links healthy soils to more nutritious cereals

Large fields, predictable rainfall and favourable temperatures have meant that farmers in Arsi Negele, a town in southeastern Ethiopia, have benefited from good crop yields. Their production of wheat and maize, two of the main food staples in Ethiopia, have also increased over time. But there are worrying indicators...

By Frédéric Baudron 9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution
This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution

Seedstars Maputo winner WenaData may only be active in Mozambique for now, but the startup has big plans for taking its innovative research techniques across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world
Creating brands that influence an intersectionally inclusive world

Local brands, marketers and creators need to get better at designing campaigns and content that reflects intersectional narratives and imagery that include LGBTQI+ communities, people with albinism and the disabled...

By Rebone Masemola 9 Oct 2018

TOURISM

Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa
Rugby Sevens series boosts tourism in Africa

The Rugby Sevens in Southern and East Africa has gained momentum over recent years; drawing in more and more spectators from the international community...

9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

BBC News Africa rolled out new series 'Talk It Out'
BBC News Africa rolled out new series 'Talk It Out'

The BBC News Africa TV Service introduced a new series called Talk it Out, where real-life health case-studies are studied and health issues that are taboo or socially condemned are openly debated...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 9 Oct 2018

RETAIL

E-commerce needs ERP
E-commerce needs ERP

E-commerce is growing rapidly and many will increase their online spend to get better deals, for its convenience and savings on shipping...

By Bernard Ford 9 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

iDidTht.com Craft Awards September 2018: MTN does it again
iDidTht.com Craft Awards September 2018: MTN does it again

IDidTht's September SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Bridget Johnson, consulting ECD at Wick, who selected MTN's 'The Steve Tshwete Story' by Zee Ntuli from Darling Films for Best of Reel...

8 Oct 2018

TOURISM

CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper
CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper

Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Miss Pepper, who is capable of interacting with humans and can adapt her interaction according to a human's emotions, was unveiled during the three-day Biomion World Nutrition Forum 2018 conference...

8 Oct 2018

HR & RECRUITMENT

Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered
Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country...

8 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Top Employers Institute releases the coveted list of Africa's Top Employers 2019
Top Employers Institute releases the coveted list of Africa's Top Employers 2019

Top Employers Institute, a global organisation dedicated to enriching the world of work, and connecting Top Employers throughout the world, has just announced Africa's Top Employers for 2019...

Issued by Top Employers Institute 8 Oct 2018

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Aviation marks a decade of emissions strategy
Aviation marks a decade of emissions strategy

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined air transport businesses and associations to reaffirm its commitment to a sustainable future...

8 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

How the Ugandan media has borne the brunt of censorship for decades
How the Ugandan media has borne the brunt of censorship for decades

The world watched in outrage recently as Reuters photojournalist, James Akena, was clobbered by three soldiers on the streets of Uganda's capital Kampala in full view of television cameras...

By Geoffrey Ssenoga 8 Oct 2018

AGRICULTURE

FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency
FAO, AU launch new framework to increase agriculture efficiency

The framework offers a detailed look at the history of machinery in Africa and points the way towards addressing challenges and creating new opportunities to assure the successful adoption of mechanisation...

8 Oct 2018

ICT

Mobilising Nigeria's tech space for economic growth
Mobilising Nigeria's tech space for economic growth

The price of crude oil has been crashing after years of successive boom. Nigeria as an oil producing and a dependent nation has immensely benefitted from this...

8 Oct 2018

PROPERTY

L-R: Christian Agossa, director general of the mortgage refinance institution, UEMOA, and Stefan Nallemtaby, director of the financial sector development department, African Development Bank
Affordable housing in Africa to take centre stage at upcoming conference

The 34th African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference and AGM will take place for the first time in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, 23-25 October...

8 Oct 2018

ICT

Breaking through digital frontiers to achieve the exceptional
Breaking through digital frontiers to achieve the exceptional

We stand at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which promises to be the most globally impactful revolution to date...

8 Oct 2018

TOURISM

Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year
Emirates wins Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year

Emirates has won the Aviation 100 Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year, awarded by Airline Economics magazine...

8 Oct 2018

PROPERTY

Slum neighbourhood in Accra, Ghana. Image source:
Accra's informal settlements are easing the city's urban housing crisis

Informal settlements continue to remain a significant component of many cities in the developing world...

By Seth Asare Okyere, Jerry Chati Tasantab, and Matth 8 Oct 2018

AGRICULTURE

Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context
Creating a new, inclusive wealth system based on Africa's continental context

Our continent has a significant amount of untapped wealth which we continue to overlook and oversee because we're always chasing short-term gratification over a longer-term and more inclusive approach to creating wealth...

By James Maposa 8 Oct 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement
#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

ICT

Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences
Survey reveals most consumers have underwhelming digital experiences

Across all industries, at least 84% of consumers say their experiences with using digital tools and services fall short of expectations...

8 Oct 2018

ICT

Kenya to host International Open Data Conference in 2020
Kenya to host International Open Data Conference in 2020

The 6th International Open Data Conference (IODC) will be held in Africa for the first time, in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2020...

5 Oct 2018

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