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LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Global air freight markets down 1.1% in November 2019

African carriers posted the fastest growth of any region in November 2019, with an increase in demand of 19.8% compared to the same period a year earlier...

9 Jan 2020

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want
#BizTrends2020: Retail and Gen Z in 2020 - who they are and what they want

Although this generation has less spending power than Millennials, it is estimated that 40% of consumer spending will be attributed to Generation Z consumers in 2020...

By Semona Pillay 9 Jan 2020

LIFESTYLE

Here's what to look forward to on the big screen in 2020
Here's what to look forward to on the big screen in 2020

Welcome to 2020 at the movies, let's see what this new decade has in store for us...

By Charles Siboto 9 Jan 2020

TOURISM

Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary
Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary

Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January...

9 Jan 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture
#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture

We are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture. A period defined by African architects who are moved by cultural nuances and societal needs...

By Chris Malan 9 Jan 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana has a long history with mining companies. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their just dues

Ghana has gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, salt, limestone, granite and oil. Its mining and quarrying sector contributes significantly to its economy..

By Päivi Lujala 9 Jan 2020

PROPERTY

#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold
#BizTrends2020: SA retail favours the bold

The unique SA retail environment presents new and established retailers with a good opportunity for success. Let's take a closer look.

By Nomzamo Radebe 9 Jan 2020

HEALTHCARE

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Africa's genetic material is still being misused

Biodiversity - the variation in all living organisms - is one of Africa's richest assets. As a result, its genetic material is coveted by scientists, biotechnology companies and research institutes globally...

By Keymanthri Moodley 9 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: Huge business and investment momentum in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Huge business and investment momentum in Africa

Africa has carved a unique path by steam-rolling traditional structural challenges and issues...

By Graham Deneys 9 Jan 2020

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

LIFESTYLE

#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry
#BizTrends2020: All about authenticity - 3 major trends influencing the travel industry

As tourism continues to rise (2018 saw a global increase of 6% in 2017) consumers are not shy to make their preferences known on how they want to travel and, afterwards, what they thought of the experience...

By Jared Ruttenberg 8 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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A look back at Pan-African PR and marketing trends in 2019

Jordan Rittenberry looks back at the past twelve months and plan for what's to come...

By Jordan Rittenberry 8 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: Data, mobility and content are the key media trends as we enter 2020
#BizTrends2020: Data, mobility and content are the key media trends as we enter 2020

This past decade has been a decade of disruption globally...

By Cathy Ibal 8 Jan 2020

LIFESTYLE

#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020
#BizTrends2020: The new normal, 5 plant-based food trends for 2020

2019 was, by far, the biggest year the meat-alternative industry had ever seen. This is not surprising given the rapid growth of plant-based living and veganism...

By Tammy Fry 7 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa's leading B2B news TO GO>>
Africa's leading B2B news TO GO>>

Monday, 6 January 2020, Bizcommunity, one of the leading business-to-business news platforms on the African continent, celebrates the official relaunch of their podcast offering - BizTakeouts...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Jan 2020

HEALTHCARE

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6 ways to speed up the UN's health SDGs in Africa

In the last 20 years, there have been several extraordinary gains in addressing critical health challenges, from reducing maternal and child mortality by 45% and 58% respectively to decreasing new HIV infections by 40%...

By Mathieu Lamiaux 7 Jan 2020

RETAIL

Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility
Nampak unveils new liquid carton facility

Africa's largest packaging company, Nampak, officially launched its Liquid Carton divisions' new Technical Hub in Roodepoort, Johannesburg...

7 Jan 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Khumo Theko
#BizTrends2020: The rise of renewables in Africa

As citizens become more vocal about climate change, governments and organisations are developing sustainable less harmful methods of providing power and other services...

By Khumo Theko 7 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The most challenged brands in 2019 and issues impacting brand perception [infographic]

There have been many self-inflicted brand reputation hits in 2019. The CMO Council has selected a few notable names experiencing hard knocks and has also listed what made them punching bags for media, regulatory, customer and market detraction...

7 Jan 2020

TOURISM

Nigeria rolls out visas on arrival to Africans
Nigeria rolls out visas on arrival to Africans

Nigeria has introduced visas on arrival to all African travellers, dropping the requirement that they apply in advance...

7 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: The decade of partnership
#BizTrends2020: The decade of partnership

Maersk's head of marketing and business development for Africa, Anita de Werd, spoke to Bizcommunity.com about global marketing trends on a recent visit to Cape Town...

7 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2020: How multinationals are rethinking their Africa strategy

APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, spoke to Bizcommunity.com on latest trends in the way that multinational companies are currently rethinking their communications strategies in Africa...

6 Jan 2020

LIFESTYLE

All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes
All the winners of the 2020 Golden Globes

The winners of the 77th Golden Globes were announced on the 6 January 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, USA...

6 Jan 2020

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital world
#BizTrends2020: How SA retailers can keep growing in a digital world

Not a week goes by without spotting more headlines about online shopping and the global shift to mobile connectivity...

By Cecil Ungerer 6 Jan 2020

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

ENERGY & MINING

NJ Ayuk, chairman of the African Energy Chamber
#BizTrends2020: The future looks bright for African oil & gas

Africa holds around 7% of the world's proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored...

By NJ Ayuk 6 Jan 2020

PROPERTY

#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector
#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector

When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

By Gerhard Zeelie 6 Jan 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

WFP forecasts global hunger hotspots in 2020
WFP forecasts global hunger hotspots in 2020

The World Food Programme's (WFP) analysis of global hunger hotspots in the first half of 2020 shows Sub-Saharan Africa's escalating hunger needs dominating the coming months with millions of people requiring life-saving food assistance...

3 Jan 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Under 30 Africa Summit set for Botswana in 2020
Under 30 Africa Summit set for Botswana in 2020

Forbes is set to host the first-ever Under 30 Africa Summit in Botswana to focus on themes of inspiration, innovation and exploration...

2 Jan 2020

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