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MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child
#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child

If brands want to succeed in South Africa and the rest of Africa, they need to love and appreciate Africa and the rich diversity that unifies instead of divides us...

By Kamo Mogashoa 17 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
Botswana film to be screened at Sundance Film Festival

Okavango, a documentary by world-renowned, Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert has been selected by the prestigious Sundance Film festival to be screened for audiences in the US, later this month...

16 Jan 2020

RETAIL

NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS
NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

16 Jan 2020

FINANCE

Kenya is one of Africa's success stories. Image source: Getty/Gallo
Balancing the risks and opportunities on the African continent

It would be remiss to paint the African continent with one brush as many countries are at varying stages of their own macro and political cycles...

By Danesh Ranchhod 16 Jan 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs
Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

16 Jan 2020

RETAIL

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM
Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

16 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Mimi Kalinda, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda and raised in South Africa, is the Group CEO and co-founder of Africa Communications Media Group.
#BizTrends2020: 4 PR business trends you can expect in 2020

It's the start of a new decade, and 2020 is certain to mark a shift in focus when it comes to the public relations (PR) and communication landscape...

By Mimi Kalinda 16 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced
First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced

The One Show has released it's first-deadline shortlist for the 2020 Awards with McCann NY and BBDO NY leading the way...

16 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood' campaign, Babyshop. Image supplied.
Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

15 Jan 2020

FINANCE

Zak Sivalingum; FNB regional director: Gauteng East
One Africa: Businesses need to drive the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the subject of much excitement and debate at the moment. All but one of the 55 countries making up the continent have signed the agreement...

By Zak Sivalingum 15 Jan 2020

ENERGY & MINING

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US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe
How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 15 Jan 2020

RETAIL

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

14 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Adebola Williams, the CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria. Image supplied.
The business of political PR: Advising heads of states in Africa

Maryanne Maina interviews Adebola Williams, CEO of StateCraft in Nigeria, a political communications company, on their mission to galvanise a generation to make informed choices...

By Maryanne Maina 14 Jan 2020

ENERGY & MINING

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AfCFTA's impact on Africa's energy sector

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world's largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3-billion consumers with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $3.4trn...

14 Jan 2020

PROPERTY

Drones for real estate: What you need to know
Drones for real estate: What you need to know

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

By Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 14 Jan 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards
Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on 25 February...

14 Jan 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin
In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

By Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 14 Jan 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruption

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

By Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

ICT

#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?
#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same...

By Cathy Smith 14 Jan 2020

AGRICULTURE

ICRAF assesses the socioeconomic impact of agroforestry in Kenya
ICRAF assesses the socioeconomic impact of agroforestry in Kenya

The World Agroforestry Centre has found that an agroforestry-development programme run by Vi Agroforestry, a Swedish NGO in Kenya, has improved farmers' incomes from agroforestry products, increased access to fuelwood, and raised milk yields for dairy farmers...

13 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Linah Maigurira, retail industry manager, Google South Africa.
#BizTrends2020: AI will be more powerful than fire in the future

We need to prepare for a future when everyone uses the internet on their phone, says Linah Maigurira, Google head of retail, sub-Saharan Africa...

13 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Bizcommunity has announced the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jan 2020

LIFESTYLE

#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok
#BizTrends2020: From the rise of independent artists to the age of TikTok

While it's not exactly easy to predict the future, there are a few musical movements that have seemed to gain momentum over the last year-or-so, movements that will hopefully be more relevant than ever, in the first year of our new decade...

By Tecla Ciolfi 13 Jan 2020

TOURISM

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Radisson Hotel set to debut in Reunion Island

The group is now present in three of the four main Indian Ocean Islands, bringing their Indian Ocean portfolio to seven hotels in operation and under development...

13 Jan 2020

HEALTHCARE

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New estimates show 14.8 million children globally are HIV-exposed but uninfected

In many countries with a high HIV prevalence, at least of children born to mothers living with HIV remain HIV-uninfected...

By Amy Slogrove & Kathleen M Powis 13 Jan 2020

RETAIL

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Africa gains prominence in Global Retail Development Index 2019

A.T. Kearney's bi-annual Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise of African countries in the global retail context, with Ghana and Senegal securing spots in the top 10 on the index...

13 Jan 2020

TOURISM

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#BizTrends2020: Waste management in the hospitality sector in 2020

Effective waste management is a universal problem that affects us all. It's the one factor we, in the hospitality industry, can collectively prevent from worsening during 2020...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Jan 2020

EDUCATION

Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in Russia
Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in Russia

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive Master's and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia...

10 Jan 2020

ICT

Angola Cables and CTM enter MoU
Angola Cables and CTM enter MoU

Angola Cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance digital opportunities...

10 Jan 2020

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