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TOURISM

Safari tourism may make elephants more aggressive - but it's still the best tool for conservation

Countries such as South Africa and Kenya receive two to five million visitors to protected areas each year, generating receipts of up to $90m. But as it becomes more popular worldwide, it's worth remembering that we often don't know how tourism affects the animals we observe...

By Isabelle Szott and Nicola F. Koyama 44 minutes ago

ENERGY & MINING

Rovuma LNG project promises to transform Mozambique's economy

An independent macroeconomic study demonstrates the potential of the first phase of Area 4's Rovuma liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to transform Mozambique...

2 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Blue economy: Experts call for sustainable exploitation

By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers - also known as the blue economy - could contribute up to $1.5tn to the global economy...

By Ruth Waruhiu 2 hours ago

FINANCE

Africa's guide to sustainable development goals

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063...

2 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Cyclone Idai: Rich countries are to blame for disasters like this - here's how they can make amends

The tropical cyclone rampaging south-eastern Africa has been described as one of the worst disasters ever to strike the southern hemisphere, with up to 2.6 million people potentially affected...

By Michael Mikulewicz and Tahseen Jafry 3 hours ago

RETAIL

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Debswana extends life of Jwaneng Mine

Debswana Diamond Company plans to extend the life of Jwaneng Mine to 2035, which is expected to yield an estimated 53-million carats of rough diamonds from 44-million tonnes of treated material, through its Cut-9 project...

2 days ago

HEALTHCARE

Working with communities is essential to end Ebola

Organisations responding to Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must place more emphasis on deepening understanding of communities and partnering with them to respond to their needs...

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Climate change: Africa confronts global warming

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa...

By Dan Shepard 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

South Sudan invites tender bids on its crude cargoes

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth says his country is inviting more refiners and traders to take part in its upcoming competitive tenders for government-owned crude cargoes...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Warc predicts that Google and Facebook will make $176bn from advertising this year

Warc has found that of the $590.4bn spent on advertising worldwide last year, $144.6bn (24.5%) went to the Google and Facebook 'Duopoly', which equates to almost one in four dollars...

2 days ago

RETAIL

#SeamlessSA: 6 steps to starting an e-commerce store in South Africa

Starting an online business in South Africa can be a tricky minefield. Luckily, Insaka E-Commerce Academy CEO Warrick Kernes let us in on his six top steps to start an online business...

By Maroefah Smith 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Finalists announced for 2019 New York Festivals AME Awards

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the finalists for the 2019 competition...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Tanzanian farmers don't vaccinate against foot and mouth disease. Here's why

Foot-and-mouth-disease is one of the world's most contagious and economically damaging diseases. Infected animals develop lesions on the feet, mouth, and/or mammary glands which cause lameness, loss of appetite and decreased milk yields.

By Ashley Railey 3 days ago

TOURISM

How can African hospitality effectively adopt new hotel technology?

Although hotel technology development is gaining traction across the globe, Africa's hospitality industry is still lagging somewhat in its uptake...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OneShow2019: Fran Luckin's judging pick of the day

"Terse, spare storytelling, very economical but very powerful" is how Fran Luckin, CCO of Grey Johannesburg and ADC 98th Annual Awards Advertising judge describes "The Truth Is Worth it", making it her ADC Awards pick of the day...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#NEWSWATCH: Global relief effort after Cyclone Idai devastation

Cyclone Idai which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago, has been described as probably the worst weather-related disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere...

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges

The rise of the prosumer - a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times - could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced in Africa...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 21 Mar 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

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