AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced.

6 hours ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 hours ago

Africa Week supports continent's advancements
Africa Week supports continent's advancements

The annual Africa Week kicked off yesterday, Monday 16 October, on the margins of the UN General Assembly Debate on Africa's development to showcase the continent's continuous advancements and achievements with respect to social, economic, political and environmental development.

13 hours ago

Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon
Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon

Cameroonian startup Rata-grab is testing its online food ordering and delivery platform with five restaurants in Douala ahead of a full launch.

By Tom Jackson 14 hours ago

JCDecaux digital wall.
Digital video walls for African OOH market

A new digital format in the African out of home market, digital video walls, has been introduced by JCDecaux Sub-Saharan Africa in Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. Digital Out-of-Home advertising has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years globally.

1 day ago

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Whether via broadcast TV or online, news is increasingly being watched as opposed to read, particularly on mobile phones, in Africa.

1 day ago

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, big data, fintech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more.

1 day ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences - be it in the shape of a destination wedding, corporate event, group incentives, private celebrations or the ultimate in African holiday adventures. We chat to Founder and Managing Director Christina Holt and Group CEO Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA.

By Cari Coetzee 1 day ago

Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience
Nigerians seek a 'next-level' shopping experience

  • Survey of Nigerian urban supermarket shoppers reveals they are looking for organised retail and enhanced customer service
  • More than 90% of Nigerian shoppers believe prices are rising and 60% are focussed on only buying essential items
  • The top categories where consumer purchasing has been affected by rising food prices are cold beverages and fresh food

Issued by Nielsen 1 day ago

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

1 day ago

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry
Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

ACCRA, Ghana - The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has launched its call for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards. The theme this year is Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems.

13 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

The continent's single largest and most influential technology, media and telecoms (TMT) event, AfricaCom 2017, from 7-9 November, promises opportunities to witness future tech trends, network with the industry elite, and learn from a line-up of global thought leaders providing inspiring content.

12 Oct 2017