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MARKETING & MEDIA

The 2020 Africa Brand Summit gears-up for October

Following several months of observing the evolving situation in South Africa (the 2020 host country), the rest of Africa and other parts of the world - all thanks to the health and economic ravages brought about by the advent of the coronavirus - organisers of this fast-growing summit are now comfortable that hosting a hybrid 2020 summit is the right way to go...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 6 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ Cuppy

Nigerian-born multi-platform musician and philanthropist, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, will be releasing her debut album, Original Copy, later this month. We swung a few questions her way to find out about her new album, her charity work and supporting women in the arts...

By Ruth Cooper 8 hours ago

FINANCE

Zimbabwe wants to raise money through a sovereign bond. Why this is ill-advised

The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5bn for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated by the government during the chaotic land reform programme of 1997/8...

By Misheck Mutize 15 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the list of short films that will screen this year...

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Top 10 countries in Africa for a safari holiday of your dreams

Dreaming of an African safari tour? Wondering which country in Africa offers the best safari experience?..

Issued by SA Shares 7 Aug 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai Awards

Entries for the Direct Marketing Association of SA (DMASA) Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards have, this year, featured submissions from beyond our borders including significant interest from Ghana, Algeria, Mozambique and Botswana...

Issued by DMASA 7 Aug 2020

RETAIL

The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now...

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products...

6 Aug 2020

RETAIL

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company announced the decision in a trading update this week...

5 Aug 2020

AGRICULTURE

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation

According to Willem Mostert, Namibian manager of Cherry Irrigation, whose team designed and implemented the fully automated drip irrigation and fertigation management system for the landmark project, the quality of the fruit harvested has so far been exceptional...

5 Aug 2020

PROPERTY

Africa's high density urban settlements: cut the red tape and slash the cost of housing

The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic...

By Astrid R.N. Haas and Victoria Delbridge 4 Aug 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Technology gives hope to Africa's endangered Northern white rhinos

Kenyan wildlife caretaker and guide Jemu Mwenda bittersweetly recounts one of his favorite memories of 'Sudan', the male Northern white rhino who died two years ago, making headlines across the world...

By Pavithra Rao 3 Aug 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

By Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

How apps on mobile phones are changing Zimbabwe's talk radio

In Africa, radio still has wider geographical reach and higher audiences than any other information and communication technology, including television and newspapers...

By Stanley Tsarwe 3 Aug 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

2020 Rhino Conservation Awards winners revealed

On Friday, 31 July - also celebrated as World Ranger Day, the winners of the Rhino Conservation Awards were announced during an online event...

3 Aug 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ad Stars 2020 finalists announced

Ad Stars has announced its 2020 shortlist...

3 Aug 2020

FINANCE

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

By Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

RETAIL

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher Awards

Isobar Nigeria cemented their position as an industry leader by scooping 8 awards at the prestigious Pitcher Awards. They have once again proven their ranking amongst the top creative agencies in Nigeria...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 31 Jul 2020

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