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PROPERTY

In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better
In praise of the office: let's learn from Covid-19 and make the traditional workplace better

Having had to rapidly adjust to working from home due to Covid-19, many people are now having to readjust to life back in the office...

By Geoff Plimmer, Diep Nguyen, Esme Franken, Stephen Teo 29 Jun 2020

RETAIL

The 50-year evolution of the Game brand
The 50-year evolution of the Game brand

Popular South African retailer Game celebrates 50 years of trade this year...

26 Jun 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival
African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival

African produced TV series, My Better World was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

26 Jun 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups
Why global investors should invest in Africa's tech startups

It's a well-known fact that the youth are the primary consumers of technology. A fact that puts Africa, with its literally hundreds of millions of young people, firmly on the map as a significant global launchpad for technology startups.

By Kashira Naidoo & Zach George 26 Jun 2020

FINANCE

President Muhammadu Buhari raises his fist during an inspection of honour guards on parade to mark Democracy Day in Abuja, on June 12, 2019.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Buhari's Covid-19 economic plan: old wine in new wineskins

Covid-19 is increasingly wreaking havoc on the health of Nigerians, but its economic impact may well be more devastating...

By Stephen Onyeiwu 25 Jun 2020

HEALTHCARE

A pharmacy store in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei /AFP via Getty Images
Non-medical use of prescription drugs among skilled workers: a pilot study in Nigeria

More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence show that pharmaceutical opioids, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context...

By Samson Femi Agberotimi 25 Jun 2020

PROPERTY

African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm
African logistics, warehousing sector set to overcome pandemic storm

According to Tim White, CEO of Profica, the logistics and warehousing sectors have strong fundamentals in place which may see the industrial sector weather the Covid-19 storm and emerge with a more positive long-term outlook...

25 Jun 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings revealed
The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings revealed

The One Club for Creativity has announced its The One Show Global Creative Rankings for 2020...

25 Jun 2020

FINANCE

A warning sign advising users to be aware of their surroundings while playing a video game. Stefan Heunis/AFP via Getty Images
Electronic banking fraud in Nigeria: how it's done, and what can be done to stop it

Six years ago, a cashless policy became fully operational in Nigeria. The aim was to encourage electronic transactions with a view to reducing the amount of physical cash in the economy...

By Oludayo Tade 24 Jun 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay.
#YouthMonth: Brands need to reverse-engineer the way they think about marketing

Digital growth consultant at Google Africa, Sashin Pillay tells us more about some of the highlights of his young career and shares his views on what is key for brands to keep in mind when marketing to the youth...

By Juanita Pienaar 24 Jun 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19
Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, presented the opening keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

By Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa
The scenario of young entrepreneurs in Africa

A look at the future of young entrepreneurs in Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Jun 2020

RETAIL

Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa
Mondelez International announces senior appointments in sub-Saharan Africa

Mondelez International is bolstering its regional leadership by appointing a new president of sub-Saharan Africa and managing director in SA...

23 Jun 2020

LIFESTYLE

Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare
Put Mauritius top of your post-Covid-19 travel list: Touring the Aubergine Garden at LUX* Belle Mare

Getting used to the new normal under the coronavirus pandemic does nothing to abate the need to travel to Mauritius.

By Debbie Hathway 23 Jun 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Kibali Mine is fully automated. Image: Barrick Gold Corporation
Covid is forcing the mining sector to adopt technology

"Can you imagine explaining 5G or autonomy or the cloud to a mine boss from, even the, mid-twentieth century? Or even remote technologies that we're using now, pre-Covid-19 in some cases?"

23 Jun 2020

HEALTHCARE

A child receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse in Goma on August 7, 2019. AUGUSTIN WAMENYA/AFP via Getty Images
The coping mechanisms the DRC is putting in place as it faces Ebola, measles and Covid-19

Ebola, a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates, has become endemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The country has had 10 outbreaks in 40 years and has recently declared the 11th...

By Yap Boum 23 Jun 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertising
#ACACaresCovid19: Liquidity and the economics of advertising

In the first episode, industry leaders Thabang Skwambane, MD of FCB Joburg/Hellocomputer and Robbie Brozin, co-founder of global chicken empire Nando's, discuss the topic of liquidity and the economics of advertising. ...

23 Jun 2020

FINANCE

The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images
Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the mark

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

By Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sony, CSA embark on joint venture
Sony, CSA embark on joint venture

Sony Music Entertainment Africa (SMEA) and Celebrity Services Africa (CSA) have embarked on a new joint venture to facilitate existing artist-brand opportunities and develop new talent on the continent...

22 Jun 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Ivanhoe's Kamoa-Kakula Mine in DRC
Commodities, power and capacity building

Commodities resilience in the face of a crisis, the need for an energy regulator and local content were under discussion on the second day of the Digital DRC Mining Week webinar...

22 Jun 2020

PROPERTY

The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air
The death of the open-plan office? Not quite, but a revolution is in the air

"What will it take to encourage much more widespread reliance on working at home for at least part of each week?" asked Frank Schiff, the chief economist of the US Committee for Economic Development, in The Washington Post in 1979...

By Andrew Wallace 22 Jun 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Call for safe reopening of air services in Africa
Call for safe reopening of air services in Africa

The International Air Transport Association, Airports Council International- Africa and the International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Offices for African States have united to call on governments in Africa to rapidly implement ICAO's global guidelines for restoring air connectivity...

19 Jun 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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FedEx Express strengthens East Africa presence

FedEx Express has announced its expansion in East Africa by offering customers in Kenya direct access to a number of FedEx services for the first time...

19 Jun 2020

RETAIL

Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19
Coca-Cola Africa commits $17m in response to Covid-19

Across Africa and in partnership with NGOs, Coca-Cola in Africa has been deploying a range of resources to support governments, communities and local economies in their urgent efforts to contain the spread and impact of the coronavirus since its outbreak on the continent...

19 Jun 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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APO Group to facilitate WHO Africa Covid-19 online press briefings

APO Group has collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa for the provision of online press conferences during the Covid-19 pandemic...

19 Jun 2020

TOURISM

African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it
African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it

Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support and more sustainable offerings for the future...

By Davina Stanford and Adama Bah 19 Jun 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Aftermath of Covid-19 requires Africa to be bold in its path to recovery

Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the ECA, says tackling the ongoing coronavirus pandemic effectively to ensure Africa grows back and builds back better in the aftermath of Covid-19 requires boldness...

19 Jun 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Barrick's Kibali mine
Miners bump heads over DRC mining code

Things got heated in a discussion about the Democratic Republic of Congo's mining code with juniors squaring off against the big mining houses on the first day of this week's Digital DRC Mining Week...

19 Jun 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Algorithms are designing better buildings
Algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion...

By Silvio Carta 19 Jun 2020

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