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TOURISM

TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers
TGCSA, Waze partner to offer real-time guide alerts to travellers

Waze helps the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa's graded establishments to appear on the user's map, potentially steering them in their direction, be it a hotel, bed and breakfast, hostel or conference venue...

9 Jan 2019

ENERGY & MINING

How is Africa going to answer its increasing demand for energy?
How is Africa going to answer its increasing demand for energy?

Africa's ever-growing population and accelerating economic growth has resulted in a steady increase in the demand for energy, which is a major concern among energy sector leaders.

9 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand
Mastercard drops name from logo to become symbol brand

Mastercard has announced that it will be dropping its name from its iconic logo in select contexts...

9 Jan 2019

TOURISM

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Trends developing in Africa travel

Tourism is an organic industry, growing and changing as the needs and wants of travellers shift, and service providers adapt their offerings to meet these requirements...

By Kerry Hayes 9 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tseliso Rangaka, ECD of Ogilvy and chairman of the Loeries.
#BizTrends2019: The year creatives will hack bravery

With another year setting in, I found myself reflecting on what it takes to hack bravery. I came to the conclusion that it's about being brave when facing a scary situation, which in turn involves overcoming two equally scary concepts: Risk and fear...

By Tseliso Rangaka 9 Jan 2019

TOURISM

Ethiopian Airlines now fully on-board with mobile self-check-in initiative
Ethiopian Airlines now fully on-board with mobile self-check-in initiative

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the full implementation of the International Air Transport Association's Self Check-in Initiative, which enables its customers to check-in using their mobile device, avoiding queues at the airport...

9 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity
#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity

Doing business in Africa presents multiple opportunities and challenges. To achieve business excellence on the continent, it is essential that we understand consumers in Africa and their changing needs...

By Sarina de Beer 9 Jan 2019

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

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How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing...

By Folashade Soule 9 Jan 2019

AGRICULTURE

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Q&A: Transforming agriculture with tech scale-up

Jennifer Blanke, vice-president of the African Development Ban, talks Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) and ways to transform African agriculture...

By Baraka Rateng' 8 Jan 2019

TOURISM

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

By Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

TOURISM

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African Union to reveal details on issuance of African passport

Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission chairperson has revealed that the AU will present specific details on the production and issuance of the African passport in February 2019, which will aid the free movement of Africans across the continent...

8 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kwesé TV finally obtains broadcasting rights in Zimbabwe
Kwesé TV finally obtains broadcasting rights in Zimbabwe

Kwesé TV has recently acquired the licenses for broadcasting services in Zimbabwe...

8 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Late voters check a list in a school in Kinshasa on December 30, during Democratic Republic of Congo's general elections. Authorities have cut internet access and blocked the signals to at least two news broadcasters while the results are counted. Credit: CPJ: AFP/Luis Tato.
DRC authorities cut internet and broadcast signals after election

Democratic Republic of Congo cut access to internet and SMS services, blocked the signals of at least two broadcasters...

8 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Global trendspotter, Marian Salzman.
#BizTrends2019: Top 12 trends for SA and the world

Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, shares 12 of the top trends to expect as we delve into 2019...

By Marian Salzman 8 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: A new golden age of OOH media in Africa
#BizTrends2019: A new golden age of OOH media in Africa

A much-needed trend is for people to stop talking about Africa in the collective...

By Greg Benatar 7 Jan 2019

HR & RECRUITMENT

#RecruitmentFocus: 7 reasons to incorporate a flexible work culture
#RecruitmentFocus: 7 reasons to incorporate a flexible work culture

The world of work as we know it is changing. With new technology making it easier to work anywhere, anytime, the traditional 9-5 is effectively dead...

By Paul Burrin 7 Jan 2019

AGRICULTURE

#BizTrends 2019: Land reform - the year that was, as we look ahead to 2019
#BizTrends 2019: Land reform - the year that was, as we look ahead to 2019

Throughout 2018, the conversation on land reform became a national talking point, even making it to Google's most popular word of the year...

By Peter Setou 7 Jan 2019

ICT

#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 Tech trends to watch for in 2019

It's that time of year again when everyone in the tech industry takes out their crystal balls and starts making predictions about what's going to happen in the industry in 2019...

By Esti Kilian 7 Jan 2019

AGRICULTURE

#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains
#BizTrends2019: Traceability at item level across entire supply chains

A recent development has been implemented as a value chain solution stretching across five consecutive roles in the cotton and cotton products value chain, aiming to still link up the remaining three to four roles to complete the journey from cotton farmers to consumers of cotton-based garments and fashion...

By Dr Hennie Ras 7 Jan 2019

ICT

#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations
#BizTrends2019: The future of learning in relation to disruptive innovations

According to American developmental biologist, Dr. Bruce Harold Lipton, the brain of a child under the age of seven is in a lower vibrational frequency, a state called theta, imagination...

By Neo Rantele Kuaho 7 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's view
#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's view

Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident...?

By Andrew Skipper 7 Jan 2019

TOURISM

#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019
#BizTrends2019: What the hospitality sector should stay on top of for 2019

As part of Bizcommunity's BizTrends series, Sharmila Ragunanan, hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts, dishes on hotel trends that will make the traveller experience even more exciting in 2019, and other industry developments that lie ahead.

By Sharmila Ragunanan 7 Jan 2019

AGRICULTURE

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#BizTrends2019: Food security and the planet are on a collision course

Food security and environmental sustainability are on a collision course and now, more than ever, we need to see a drastic change in the type of meat and dairy consumed by the majority of the world's population...

By Kevin Coetzee and Michelle Adelman 7 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: The state we are in
#BizTrends2019: The state we are in

The year 2020 is seen as a landmark for various global policy and technology developments, even as the world struggles to recalibrate from the political, economic and socio-cultural upheavals of 2018...

By Dion Chang, Khumo Theko 7 Jan 2019

LEGAL

#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019
#BizTrends2019: When it comes to gazing, crystal ball beats navel in 2019

In this age of overflowing inboxes, diaries filled with meetings sandwiched between conference calls and yet another round of performance assessments, managing time and focus requires Herculean effort...

By Johan Botes 7 Jan 2019

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector
#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

By Lesley Squires 7 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

ZEE5 to strengthen its presence in Africa, Middle East and Asia
ZEE5 to strengthen its presence in Africa, Middle East and Asia

ZEE5, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's digital entertainment platform announced a key strategic alliance with Zeasn, one of the leading home digital entertainment service providers...

4 Jan 2019

TOURISM

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Tanzania targets Chinese tourist market

Tanzania is now targeting China as a new and an upcoming lucrative tourist market source in South East Asia after the traditional tourist market sources of Europe, North America and South Africa...

By Apolinari Tairo 4 Jan 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles
Number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting nearly doubles

The year 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists in the past three years, with Afghanistan topping the list as the deadliest country for journalists worldwide in 2018...

4 Jan 2019

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