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MARKETING & MEDIA

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 4 hours ago

TOURISM

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Deadline closing in for inaugural WTM Africa Travel & Tourism Awards

Themed Under African Skies, the awards seek to celebrate the outstanding tourism promotional work done by private sector companies and individuals, in eight categories, which are judged by an independent panel of international industry experts.

4 hours ago

PROPERTY

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in...

By Xolile Sizani 5 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 5 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa
New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa

UK international development secretary Alok Sharma, on a visit to Kenya, pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future...

5 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

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FAO scales up emergency response against locust upsurge in East Africa

Swarms continue to pour into Kenya from Ethiopia and Somalia and are rapidly spreading to the centre of the country...

6 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Grand Prix winning campaign; Fox Cricket.
Effective Use of Tech winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of eight winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, two Silvers and three Bronzes - have been awarded in the Effective Use of Tech category...

6 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth
AFRAA, Routes sign MoU to drive African aviation growth

"This MoU is beneficial to support the development of aviation in Africa which is growing at above global average rates but accounts for less than 3% of global traffic. Strong partnerships among industry stakeholders are instrumental to the realisation of African aviation's potential which will result to economic and social benefits for the continent."

6 hours ago

RETAIL

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste
How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste

The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags...

6 hours ago

ICT

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 8 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Researchers operate inexpensive drones to ‘see’ the areas with the highest likelihood of parasites. Chelsea L. Wood/University of Washington, CC BY-ND
Identifying aquatic plants with drones could be the key to reducing a parasitic infection in people

For the majority of people on Earth, parasites are a fact of life. These organisms live inside the human body, causing debilitating or fatal diseases. Among the parasitic diseases, one of the very worst is schistosomiasis...

By Chelsea L Wood 10 hours ago

LEGAL

Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge
Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge

Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade...

By Andrew Skipper 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Katrin Robertson, CEO of BlowUp media.
Head judge announced for World Out of Home Organisation Awards

Nominations are now open for The World Out of Home Organisation Awards and the organisation has announced that Katrin Robertson, CEO of BlowUp media will head the Organisation's panel of judges for its 2020 Awards...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020
NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020

The New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced the inaugural 2020 Financial Category executive jury (formerly Midas), including SA's Tom and Dana Cullinan...

1 day ago

ICT

YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA
YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA

YouTube announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective April 2020...

1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date
Unbuilding cities as high-rises reach their use-by date

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. The process is called unbuilding or, if you're a bit highfalutin, deconstruction...

By Norman Day 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

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Overview of the African fertiliser market

The international fertiliser market had a slow start in 2020 and the upcoming Lunar New Year in February might result in a quieter month. Higher freight rates will also have a possible impact on global producer netbacks...

1 day ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive...

By Natalie Tenzer Silva 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

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China's investment in Africa's mineral resources

When it comes to energy, it's not just the traditional advocates of renewable energy that are leading the way, it is the world's major emerging economies such as China and India that are driving this clean energy transition...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Conscious consumerism to have significant impact on marketing strategies in 2020

Warc has revealed that 84% of respondents to Warc's Marketers Toolkit survey said conscious consumerism and sustainability would have a significant or some impact on marketing strategies in 2020...

2 days ago

RETAIL

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation
Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

2 days ago

TOURISM

Climate change, online travel, visas and hotel owner's ROI will continue to trend in 2020
Climate change, online travel, visas and hotel owner's ROI will continue to trend in 2020

The environmental impact of hotels, relaxed visa regulations, the growth of online travel agents and maximising profits for hotel owners will be the top four trends in 2020, according to Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of UAE-based Time Hotels...

2 days ago

TOURISM

International airlines take message of pangolin conservation to the sky
International airlines take message of pangolin conservation to the sky

British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have all committed to screening the Eye of the Pangolin documentary on their long-haul routes...

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Bimal Kantaria
East Africa agri-industry director honoured for role in agricultural transformation

Elgon Kenya's director, Bimal Kantaria has received a Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree by the United Graduate College and Seminary International for his efforts at promoting the agriculture sector in East Africa...

2 days ago

FINANCE

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What Nigeria needs to do to avoid World Bank's worst case scenario

In its latest report on Nigeria, the World Bank issued a stark warning: that the country risks becoming home to a quarter of the world's destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment...

By Wale Fatade 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions
Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions

Countries should promote alternatives to pesticides and more carefully examine how to prevent insect invasions in the first place

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 2 days ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital
#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital

A country's payments system is probably not the first thing we think of when we think about the challenge of economic development. But payments are key to the bottom-up economic growth urgently needed...

By Murray Gardiner 17 Jan 2020

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