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Kids TV channel launched in Ethiopia

After a trial transmission, Ethiopia Kids TV Channel is now launched across the country...

9 Aug 2019

EDUCATION

Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open
Samsung R&D Academy to drive youth skills development - applications open

Just weeks after unveiling its R280-million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), Samsung South Africa has announced its Research and Development (R&D) Academy Project...

8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Alex Okosi, executive vice president and managing director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa.
Viacom MD a fellow of Nigeria's marketing institute

Alex Okosi inducted as honorary Fellow into Nigerian Institute of Marketing of Nigeria...

8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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New media is misrepresenting women in Africa: what feminists can do

So-called 'new media' emphasises gender norms and portrays women as sex objects, morally deficient, and vulnerable...

By Sharon Adetutu Omotoso 8 Aug 2019

HR & MANAGEMENT

How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?
How has flexible working changed in the last 10 years?

Flexible working is close to celebrating its 30th birthday. Advances in technology and societal trends mean it has been a possibility for workers for decades. Yet, while this is not new, the last 10 years have seen working flexibly become widely accepted, and even demanded in South Africa...

8 Aug 2019

HR & MANAGEMENT

Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset
Collaboration needed to enhance the hybrid skillset

According to the World Economic Forum, 70% of Africa's population is under the age of 30, signalling a significant opportunity for the growth and advancement of the continent...

By Deon De Swardt 8 Aug 2019

HEALTHCARE

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NHI one step closer to universal coverage

The much anticipated National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has officially been released by Parliament - paving the way for public participation and engagement on it...

8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Angola Cables launches its first live gaming portal

Angola Cables announced the launch of its new service that will be opened to all eSports and gaming communities in Africa, delivering a low latency experience to the end user...

8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#FutureFit Yourself: Going back to basics

To be "warriors" of change, marketers need to solve tomorrow's problems today...

By Carmen Murray 8 Aug 2019

RETAIL

Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa
Diageo dedicates $219m to sustainability projects in Africa

Diageo, one of the world's largest producers of spirits and beers, has committed to investing $219million in renewable energy upgrades at 11 of its breweries in Africa...

8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Fox Sports Africa rebrands as ESPN

The Walt Disney Company Africa will be rebranding the FOX Sports channels in Africa to ESPN...

8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Still that 11-letter word in marketing and communication: I-N-T-E-G-R-A-T-I-O-N

Integration remains a topic of much agreement, argument, analysis and ambiguity when it comes to getting it right...

By Ilse Struweg 8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

5 simple principles to consider for your next campaign
5 simple principles to consider for your next campaign

Recently, a client embarked on an ambitious new branding initiative that delivered results...

By Mary-Clare Tomes 8 Aug 2019

AGRICULTURE

Demand for South African beef to grow by 2028
Demand for South African beef to grow by 2028

Roelie van Reenen, Supply Chain Executive of the Beefmaster Group, discusses how the South African beef industry can capitalise on this economic opportunity...

8 Aug 2019

ENERGY & MINING

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG development. Photo credit: BP
Senegal on the cusp of an energy renaissance

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest...

By Sebastian Wagner 8 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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I am Woman: More than a mother, a wife and a home cleaning enthusiast

Brands that fly in the face of inclusivity by depicting lazily formulaic brand stories are losing out on some phenomenal stories waiting to be told...

By Yaw Dwomoh 8 Aug 2019

FINANCE

Herman Lombard, founder and executive director of African Unity,
African market wide open for innovative insurers

Escalating urbanisation, a rising middle class and a growing younger population create significant opportunities for insurers to enter this largely untapped African market...

8 Aug 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought
Groundwater reserves in Africa may be more resilient to climate change than first thought

Groundwater reserves in Africa are estimated to be 20 times larger than the water stored in lakes and reservoirs above ground...

By Mark O. Cuthbert and Richard Taylor 8 Aug 2019

HEALTHCARE

A health worker prepares to administer Ebola vaccination in the north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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The Uganda vaccine trial: how African researchers are tackling Ebola

In August 2015 Dr Sakoba Keita, who led the Ebola response in Guinea during the largest Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen, declared...

By Yap Boum 8 Aug 2019

LEGAL

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA
Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

RETAIL

Are we moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing?
Are we moving into an age of gender-fluid purchasing?

Is it outdated to believe women still shop differently to men? The clichés are men purchase for speed and women are more motivated by price, men are big online shoppers but women still like something tangible...

By Eben Esterhuizen 7 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, who is detained in Tanzania. Credit: CPJ/Jamii Forums.
Tanzania switches track, charges Kabendera with economic crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket...

7 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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How businesses can position Africa as a frontrunner in the globalisation race

The possibilities that this continent offers are endless and the time is right for businesses in Africa to showcase their capabilities...

By Mike Higley 7 Aug 2019

RETAIL

H&M's first African designer collaboration hits stores this August
H&M's first African designer collaboration hits stores this August

The collaboration between H&M and South African label Mantsho will be available from 15 August 2019...

7 Aug 2019

HEALTHCARE

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#WomensMonth: Subtle abuse affects women during childbirth

Stripping women of dignity and respect during childbirth is not only a violation of human rights. It also affects the health of women and babies...

By Patience Afulani 7 Aug 2019

RETAIL

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

ENERGY & MINING

Cotonou, capital of Benin
Benin bolsters West African LNG market

As the continent attempts to revitalise its energy sector, bring in private capital and develop gas-to-power, it is the small West African country of Benin that observers should look for positive developments.

By Mickael Vogel 7 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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ZimboTube video sharing website launched in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean video-sharing website, ZimboTube launched...

7 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Much of brand management is a hit-and-miss affair. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

The process of brand management is not as complicated as a lot of non-brand or marketers sees it...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 7 Aug 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

East Africa welcomes Animation du Monde 2020
East Africa welcomes Animation du Monde 2020

Entries are currently open for East Africa Animation du Monde 2020...

6 Aug 2019

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