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Kalabars online video streaming service launched in Kenya

Creatives Garage in Kenya launched an online multimedia and video on demand (VOD) platform specifically dedicated to African stories...

6 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 6 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened an exciting morning stream covering topics of innovation in the digital space as well as a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

RETAIL

Cotton On Group backs quality education in South Africa

If you've purchased a Foundation product sold near the till point of a Cotton On Group store, you've contributed to raising the equivalent of R1bn for educational projects...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 hours ago

PROPERTY

5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortage

Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

11 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

SA's first Ebola case a training exercise

South Africa's first Ebola case has turned out to be a field simulation by the International Health Regulations (IHR) in Lesotho to test that country's preparedness.

12 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Peace in the Horn of Africa leads to economic recovery

Horn of Africa countries launch regional initiative as peace dividend beckons, $15 billion investment on the cards...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Boomerang Africa launches original songs for kids

Boomerang Africa introduces nine fun, playful and easy to remember local original tunes for kids to singalong to celebrate...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mali rolls out DTT initiative

Thomson Broadcast to protect Malian public broadcaster DTT deployment...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Building inclusive products for all South Africans

Building inclusive products for all South Africans is the motivation for several new developments and commitments recently made by Google South Africa at the first Google South Africa conference held in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by Africans

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

DHL's Saloodo! launches digital platform for SA shippers, transport providers

Digital freight forwarder Saloodo! today launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa

1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

SheInvest to mobilise €1bn for female economic empowerment in Africa

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched SheInvest, a new initiative that aims to mobilise €1bn of investment to benefit millions of women across Africa with better access to finance...

1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Durban conference set to focus on Africa's green economy

South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban...

1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

How WhatsApp groups support Nigeria's nurse graduates

Around 12,000 students are enrolled in Nigeria's nursing schools each year. As it is in many health professions, these students often find it challenging after graduation when they search for and start their first job...

By Ademola Johnson Ajuwon & Christoph Pimmer 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Putting the 'me' in Africa's media and entertainment industry

Consumer demand for personalisation drives revenue growth in Africa's Entertainment & Media industry, according to PwC's 'Africa Outlook', which is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five African countries...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

African countries can't industrialise? Yes, they can

Narratives are essential... And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa's industrial development...

By Wim Naudé 2 days ago

FINANCE

#AfricaCom: Chat commerce leapfrogs in Africa

Chat commerce and chat banking have revolutionised the way companies are serving their customers. Without having to invest in new architecture, companies are able to meet and engage with their clients on the platforms of their choice...

2 days ago

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