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

When you design for mobile, consider what you're building for, and more importantly, who you're building 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 2 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...

2 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 2 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...

2 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...

2 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 3 days ago

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

MARKETING & MEDIA

Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

First network of journalists to combat trafficking in persons launched in Sierra Leone...

20 Mar 2019

RETAIL

#SeamlessSA: A holistic approach to delivering great retail customer experience

Opening her presentation at Seamless Southern Africa, Edcon's Lauren King shared her understanding of customer experience...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2019

AGRICULTURE

Irrigating Africa: Can small-scale farmers lead the way?

We often hear that irrigation in Africa is too limited, and that the key to a "green revolution" on the continent is to expand to levels seen in Asia. But what if there is much more small-scale, informal irrigation in Africa than we thought?

By Ian Scoones 20 Mar 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Canal + to deploy its pay TV offer in Ethiopia

Canal + will soon deploy its pay-TV offer in the coming weeks in Ethiopia...

20 Mar 2019

ICT

The need to construct an online strategy for the future

In the FMCG market, South Africa has added 100,000 new traditional trade and modern trade stores to its retail universe over the last 20 years...

By Arihant Jain 20 Mar 2019

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