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Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019
Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019

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9 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO and founder of Motseng Investment Holdings, speaking at the RICS Summit Africa 2019.
AfCFTA creates optimism on the continent

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to lift intra-African trade by more than 52%...

9 Jul 2019

EDUCATION

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Why businesses are shifting their training to digital

Think of the world's most successful businesses, not only do they pursue growth through innovation, they constantly evolve through adopting modern techniques to upskill their employees.

By Michael Gullan 9 Jul 2019

RETAIL

Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers
Sustainability challenges spur innovation among food and beverage manufacturers

Modern manufacturers must meet consumer demands for quality and cost while simultaneously recognising the emerging realities of climate change...

9 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Eutelsat invests $11 million in Broadpeak

Eutelsat Communications has announced an $11 million investment in Broadpeak, a video content delivery solutions provider...

9 Jul 2019

LIFESTYLE

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans...

9 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Multichoice Nigeria launched MyGOtv mobile app

Multichoice Nigeria has unveiled a free new mobile app, MyGOtv, for customers on its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv...

9 Jul 2019

RETAIL

Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business
Pernod Ricard's Paul Scanlon on adapting to change in the liquor business

Meet Paul Scanlon, Pernod Ricard South Africa's managing director for the past four years...

8 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Econet Media pay TV activities under administration
Econet Media pay TV activities under administration

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration...

8 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Rwanda Urusaro film festival submissions open
Rwanda Urusaro film festival submissions open

The Urusaro International Women Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2019 edition, 4-11 October 2019...

8 Jul 2019

LEGAL

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Striking the right balance between honouring a brand and violating a trade mark

Social media has many good attributes both on a personal and business level, and it has also evolved into a connector of cultures and movements - think of the various challenges that have taken social media by storm..

By Zama Buthelezi & Megan Reimers 8 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Security forces are seen on June 22 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Two journalists have been arrested and the internet has been cut throughout the country following elections on June 22. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Sia Kambou.
Internet shutdown in Mauritania, media arrests

Two journalists arrested, internet shut down amid disputed election in Mauritania...

8 Jul 2019

AGRICULTURE

Tap digital solutions to transform Africa's agriculture
Tap digital solutions to transform Africa's agriculture

Governments and developers should actively engage farmers to promote their use...

By Laura Owings 8 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

The PR industry is the most fortunate in today's world
The PR industry is the most fortunate in today's world

Gee Motsepe, managing director of Motions PR, on why he thinks the PR industry is the most fortunate in the entire marketing and advertising ecosystem...

By Gee Motsepe 8 Jul 2019

RETAIL

What to consider before venturing into franchising
What to consider before venturing into franchising

Despite the franchising sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur...

8 Jul 2019

HEALTHCARE

Countries can be better prepared and respond faster to disease outbreaks if public health data is shared more freely. Shutterstock
Sharing data can help prevent public health emergencies in Africa

Global collaboration and sharing data on public health emergencies is important to fight the spread of infectious diseases...

By Moses John Bockarie 8 Jul 2019

EDUCATION

Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0
Industry 4.0 requires a shift to Education 4.0

In an industrial setting, Industry 4.0 is a term analysts use to describe the automation and data exchange used in manufacturing technologies...

By Bez Sangari 8 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

AGRICULTURE

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Ongoing conflicts take toll on food insecurity in Africa

Persisting conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people...

8 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Internet advertising set to account for more than 50% of global adspend by 2021
Internet advertising set to account for more than 50% of global adspend by 2021

Internet advertising is set to exceed half of global adspend by 2021, although, as the internet ad market matures, growth is projected to slow from 17% to 9% a year...

8 Jul 2019

HR & RECRUITMENT

Courage and fortitude required in transformation of leadership
Courage and fortitude required in transformation of leadership

In order to understand where the modern way of business is headed and how business leaders need to transform to meet the demands of the future way of working, one needs to recognise the underlying factors that have brought us to where we are today...

By Colette Staniland 8 Jul 2019

FINANCE

New $1bn Belt and Road Africa Fund to focus on investments in Africa
New $1bn Belt and Road Africa Fund to focus on investments in Africa

Sekunjalo chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, is set to head up a $1bn (R14bn) Belt and Road Africa Fund that was announced on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Summer Davos Meeting, which is underway in Dalian, China...

Issued by Independent Media 5 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year
Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according to Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts...

5 Jul 2019

RETAIL

Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory
Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory

Ericsson is set to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S., expected to be up and running in early 2020...

5 Jul 2019

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

French startup, Kwik makes an impression in Nigeria
French startup, Kwik makes an impression in Nigeria

The Kwik app comes with an integrated geolocation system and offers an efficient transportation service for small packages or documents...

5 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nedal Ahmed, senior copywriter at 72andSunny, Amsterdam and this year's Loeries Film and Radio jury president.
#Loeries2019: "Celebrate creativity that touches on everyday culture" - Nedal Ahmed

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Film and Radio jury president Nedal Ahmed, also senior copywriter at 72andSunny, Amsterdam...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Ad Stars reveals 2019 shortlist with a SA finalist

Ad Stars has announced this year's finalists, including the King James Group from South Africa, who is in the running to win a Grand Prix, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Crystal trophy at the 2019 Ad Stars Awards on Saturday 24 August...

5 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner
#Newsmaker: "PR is creative!" - Lebo Madiba, Ogilvy PR's new managing partner

Lebo Madiba was recently appointed managing partner: Public Relations and Influence at Ogilvy Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Anthology documents reasons for extremism in Africa
Anthology documents reasons for extremism in Africa

Extremisms in Africa, one of the first anthologies of its kind on this topic to be authored - and published - on the African continent...

5 Jul 2019

AGRICULTURE

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SCA halts fracking exploration in the Eastern Cape

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has ruled in favour of Agri Eastern Cape and other stakeholders, that no fracking shall be allowed for the time being...

5 Jul 2019

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