AGRICULTURE

Nicholas.gosse via  - Olive tree plantation in Tunisia. Olive oil is Tunisia’s largest agricultural export.
Africa's top 10 most food-secure countries

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity - deserts, mountains and dense forests - the population explosion of the past century has made the goal of food security an ever more difficult accomplishment. More and more people compete for a finite amount of agricultural production. However, political will by governments to prioritise food security, combined with the use of new crop and food production technologies, has allowed some countries to break the chains of food insecurity.

8 Dec 2017

RETAIL

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties.

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition
Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa.

8 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

JCDecaux launches first to market game changing technologies for digital OOH in sub-Saharan Africa
JCDecaux launches first to market game changing technologies for digital OOH in sub-Saharan Africa

With society moving into the electronic age, more people are communicating in cyberspace not only to access more information, but also to create a reality of their own. There is a revolution occurring in virtually every corner of the world today, especially in the media delivery.

Issued by JCDecaux 7 Dec 2017

ENERGY & MINING

Vera Songwe, European Union Economic Commission for Africa’s executive secretary
Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development.

7 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Social media trends 2018

The end of another year and the start of all those, "where did this year go," and "five Monday's left until the end of the year." Salespeople begin to panic as the shuffle through their digital Rolodexes to make the last sale that will give them the satisfaction of sipping their office party whiskey out of the 'World's best salesman' mug they received from their Secret Santa last year.

By Dale Ferreira 6 Dec 2017

RETAIL

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Markus Jooste quits as Steinhoff CEO

Steinhoff International CEO Marcus Jooste resigned on Tuesday night, ahead of the furniture retailer's results scheduled for release on Wednesday.

By Robert Laing 6 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

How to tell an African story
How to tell an African story

Music and storytelling have always been intrinsically linked. On Saturday, 2 December 2017, South Africa witnessed this truth in its finest form with Casper Nyovest managing an incredible feat, and making history, by attracting an incredible 68,000 South African youth to Soccer City. The youth were treated to an all-South African concert, which featured the likes of Kwesta, Black Motion, HHP, Black Coffee and Tsepo Tsola.

By Bongani Chinkanda, Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 6 Dec 2017

ICT

The most life-changing technology of our time
The most life-changing technology of our time

Want to know the future of technology? The internet and its gurus can't wait to tell you. Just follow the clickbait-y headlines: How artificial intelligence is changing your life. Blockchain: You'll never draw money from an ATM again. Five ways virtual reality is already in your enterprise. The truth about augmented reality and marketing.

By Steve Tzikakis 6 Dec 2017

ICT

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

Last week, the Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors and partners at its first Africa-based demo day in Cape Town.

6 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing.

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The new year is almost upon us: budgets have been planned and exhibition calendars booked. The time is now to strategise how your display will stand out from the crowd. Here are the hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018.

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Taking the success of its One Source campaign one step further, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018 with its agency Native VML.

5 Dec 2017