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Retailers expected to pump $12bn into AI by 2023
Retailers expected to pump $12bn into AI by 2023

Global spending by retailers on artificial intelligence (AI) services will reach $12 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $3.6 billion in 2019...

12 Apr 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa
World Bank unveils plan to strengthen human capital in Africa

The World Bank has launched its Africa Human Capital Plan, a new plan to help African countries strengthen their human capital by enabling the continent's young people to grow up with optimal health and equipped with the right skills to compete in the digitising global economy...

12 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Attack on Zim 263 Chat website a blatant attempt to muzzle the media

Police fired tear gas into the 263 Chat newsroom after chasing reporter Lovejoy Mtongwiza to the website's offices...

12 Apr 2019

TOURISM

#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlights
#WTMA19: Day two travel trade business highlights

Today marks the third and final day of WTM Africa 2019 - Highlights to look forward to include the opening of Travel Forward in partnership with E-Tourism Africa Seminar (eTAS) and day two of the Business Case for Responsible Tourism Conference.

12 Apr 2019

PROPERTY

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New report: Africa to remain a compelling property investment destination

Knight Frank has published its new Africa Horizons report highlighting that office yields remained largely stable in most African markets over the past two years, anchored by patient domestic capital...

12 Apr 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores
Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores

Vodacom on Tuesday, 9 April, announced that it will no longer be issuing plastic bags to customers at its stores, replacing them with brown paper bags...

12 Apr 2019

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

By Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

RETAIL

DHL launches Africa eShop, connecting global brands with African shoppers
DHL launches Africa eShop, connecting global brands with African shoppers

DHL Express has launched Africa eShop, a platform enabling customers to shop directly from more than 200 US- and UK-based online retailers...

11 Apr 2019

HEALTHCARE

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa
The app that tracks diseases and saves lives in Africa

What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the WHO polio geographic information system (GIS) technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa.

11 Apr 2019

FINANCE

Sim Tshabalala, CEO, Standard Bank Group
US-Africa pension funds explore investment opportunties

The latest figures released by the African Development Bank suggest the continent's infrastructure needs amount to between $130-170bn a year, with a current financing gap of $67-$107bn per annum...

11 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes
Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes

Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu receives 2019 Médailles d'Honneur at Cannes MIPTV...

11 Apr 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools
Sun Exchange to solar power several Western Cape schools

Sun Exchange has announced plans to solar power several Western Cape schools via its global funding platform...

11 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

A radio station is seen in Bujumbura, Burundi, on March 19, 2015. Burundi authorities recently banned the BBC and suspended VOA from broadcasting within the country. Source: CPJ.
Burundi media regulator bans BBC and VOA

Authorities in Burundi should fully restore broadcasting rights to the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Voice of America...

11 Apr 2019

HEALTHCARE

Home visit trials strongly encouraged spouses to get involved. Anne Cockroft
Nigerian trial shows how universal home visits can help reduce maternal risks

Nigerian women are at high risk of death related to pregnancy and child birth. Accurate figures are hard to come by, but the WHO estimates there are more than 800 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in Nigeria...

By Anne Cockcroft & Neil Andersson 11 Apr 2019

PROPERTY

Continued growth in Kenya's logistics sector boosts property market
Continued growth in Kenya's logistics sector boosts property market

Broll Property Intel's latest Kenya Logistics Snapshot Report has revealed that Kenya's expanding economy has spurred the growth of its logistics property market...

11 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people
#Bookmarks2019: Transformation isn't just about your scorecard or employing more black people

Having won the same award in 2017, Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning at Digify Africa, explains why they're proud to be recognised a second time for leading the push for transformation in digital and encourages more agencies and NGOs to recognise the need to do so as a business imperative in corporate SA...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Apr 2019

RETAIL

#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa
#CNILux: Global luxury industry shifts gaze to Africa

The fifth annual Condé Nast International Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Digital media platform for African finance needs repurposed

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) announces revamped website...

11 Apr 2019

ICT

Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies
Using Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service to secure tomorrow's food supplies

As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP...

11 Apr 2019

ICT

#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations
#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations

This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM...

11 Apr 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Wealth from waste - three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution...

By Maria Sotenko 11 Apr 2019

TOURISM

#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events
#WTMA19: WTM Africa 2019 first day highlights from meetings, networking and events

World Travel Market Africa 2019 opened its doors at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 10 April, welcoming a host exhibitors, buyers, travel professionals and media...

11 Apr 2019

HR & RECRUITMENT

How employee experience enhances employer branding
How employee experience enhances employer branding

An employee experience is defined as what people encounter, observe or feel during the course of their employee journey at an organisation. In short, employee experience is everything an employee experiences at work - their interactions with their boss, their team, work-place infrastructure and a multitude of other things...

By Ravi Panthi 11 Apr 2019

RETAIL

R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng
R400m food manufacturing plant launches in Gauteng

The doors have officially opened to a new 22,700m² food production facility belonging to In2food, in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone in Johannesburg...

10 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Model, Shanelle Nyasiase.
Emirates launches new campaign with original anthem for Africa

Emirates has launched a new pan-African brand advertising campaign that celebrates the talented 'pioneers' who are rewriting the narrative of Africa and presents an original anthem for Africa...

10 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mozambique rescue mission after devastating Cyclone Idai, March 2019.
Facebook uses big data to aid humanitarian efforts in Africa

Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have created the world's most detailed population density maps of Africa to help humanitarian relief efforts...

10 Apr 2019

HEALTHCARE

Can vaccines help fight the rise of drug-resistant microbes?
Can vaccines help fight the rise of drug-resistant microbes?

Some of the most important medications doctors have at their disposal have been rendered ineffective by parasites, viruses, and bacteria that have evolved resistance against them, and the problem is poised to get worse....

By Chris Sweeney 10 Apr 2019

HEALTHCARE

Photo: WHO
WHO dispatches aid to displaced people in Ethiopia

According to Ethiopian government reports, an estimated 995,559 individuals were displaced by inter-communal clashes across the Gedeo and West Guji zones in February and March...

10 Apr 2019

RETAIL

Sellers' reputations in e-retail markets: do they matter?
Sellers' reputations in e-retail markets: do they matter?

The volume of online sales has skyrocketed over the last 10 years, taking up larger and larger shares of total retail sales. E-retail sales account now for 10.2% of all retail sales worldwide...

By Fabrizio Casalin 10 Apr 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Timing is everything when it comes to marketing

When it comes to business, timing is everything. However, this is a factor that is often overlooked by many companies, especially those with small teams and even smaller budgets...

By Louise Robinson 10 Apr 2019

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