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African startup, MePlaylist earns the attention of global investors and partners

MePlaylist has earned the attention of global investors and partners like Mathew Knowles, father of artists Beyoncé and Solange Knowles...

1 day ago

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FMCG brands better placed to weather Covid-19 storm - Global Advertising Trends report

According to the latest Global Advertising Trends report which focuses on FMCG and Covid-19, FMCG brands are better placed to weather the storm than other sectors...

2 days ago

Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers
Edcon can only pay salaries right now, tearful CEO tells suppliers

In an emotional conference call to suppliers on Thursday, Edcon's CEO Grant Pattison delivered the news that the company is unable to pay its suppliers, as it only has sufficient liquidity to pay salaries...

27 Mar 2020

Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns
Consumer behaviour intensifies as Covid-19 outbreak forces new shopping patterns

Nielsen has found that global consumers are adapting their purchase behaviour to cope with the rapidly evolving situation we find ourselves in during the Covid-19 pandemic...

26 Mar 2020

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Why Africa's journalists aren't doing a good job on Covid-19

How can African journalism highlight the continent's challenges and vulnerabilities, which are often ignored by internationalised responses?...

By George Ogola 26 Mar 2020

Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024
Global e-retail transaction values to exceed $4tn by 2024

E-retail transaction values will reach $4.8tn by 2024, up from $3.3 trillion in 2020, according to a new report from Juniper Research...

24 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Women are the change agents of nations
#FairnessFirst: Women are the change agents of nations

In celebration of International Women's Day earlier this month, founder of W-Suite, Katie Mohamed hosted a dialogue on the theme of 'Each for Equal', addressing various forms of equality around acceptance, opportunities, access and diversity...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Mar 2020

Back row (From L-R): Banky W, Ted Sarandos (Netflix Chief Content Officer), Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Felipe Tewes (Netflix Italian & African Originals Director), Omoni Oboli, Ben Amadasun (Netflix Africa Licensing Director) and Akin Omotoso Front Row (L-R) Mo Abudu, Adesua Etomi, Dorothy Ghettuba (Netflix African Originals lead) , Kunle Afolayan, Kemi Adetiba and Ramsey Noah.
Netflix Naija: Creative freedom in Nigeria's emerging digital space?

Netflix has increased its investment in Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood. The dominant streaming company announced its presence via its newly created Twitter handle, NetflixNaija...

By Samuel Andrews 20 Mar 2020

Botswana's 'Okavango' picks up 5 New York Cinematography Awards
Botswana's 'Okavango' picks up 5 New York Cinematography Awards

Dereck and Beverly Joubert recently picked up five 2020 New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA) for their film, Okavango...

20 Mar 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

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Wina Festival 2020 going digital due to Covid-19

The award ceremony will be completely online and in-person activities are suspended for the 2020 edition, due to the current Covid-19 situation...

17 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers
#FairnessFirst: Renuka Methil and the ceiling crashers

Renuka Methil, managing editor of Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman Africa recently spoke at the 2020 Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit, held on Friday, 6 March at the Durban ICC, ahead of International Women's Day last Sunday...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Mar 2020

Chairman, Cannes Lions and president of Ascential Marketing Division, Philip Thomas.
Cannes Lions 2020 still set to take place amidst coronavirus fears

Organisers of the Cannes Lions Festival have announced that as of today, based on the advice from the city of Cannes, authorities and the World Health Organisation, they are still working towards Cannes Lions 2020 taking place as planned on 22-26 June...

11 Mar 2020

Why Africa needs more successful content businesses
Why Africa needs more successful content businesses

In a digital economy, content is key to attract attention, educate, entertain and market. That's why Africa needs more successful content businesses...

By Roy Morrison 11 Mar 2020

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. © Margarita Corporan.
#Coronavirus: Creative Week 2020, The One Show moved to online streaming events

The One Club has moved Creative Week 2020, including The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards ceremonies to online streaming events due to continued uncertainty around coronavirus...

9 Mar 2020

Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners announced
Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners announced

Forbes Woman Africa Awards 2020 winners were announced at the inaugural gala dinner held at Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Complex in Durban on Friday, 6 March 2020...

9 Mar 2020

Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue
Luxury brands gather in Ghana for inaugural Africa Luxury Dialogue

The first Africa Luxury Dialogue event took place in Ghana recently, presented as a forum that explored the luxury landscape in West Africa...

5 Mar 2020

The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan
The Galito's growth story - from Mpumalanga to Kenya and Kazakhstan

Working from a spicy flame-grilled chicken recipe he'd developed in his family's garage, Louis Germishuys opened the first Galito's fast food outlet in Nelspruit in 1996...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2020

Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace
Loot, AYO and Volt.Africa announce new SMME-focused online marketplace

A new online marketplace to help SMMEs access the growing digital retail sector in Africa will launch by the end of March...

4 Mar 2020

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#DI2020: African icons at Design Indaba 25

Following a recent spate of cultural Afro-optimism in the media and here on Biz, it was only natural that Design Indaba 2020 would reflect this burgeoning trend...

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings Creative 100 announced

The Warc Rankings Creative 100 has been released with Burger King's The Whopper Detour, by FCB New York, selected as the most creatively celebrated campaign of 2019...

3 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika
#DI2020: Designing new plant-forward African cuisine with Selassie Atadika

Ghanaian experiential chef, Selassie Atadika, started her Design Indaba presentation by asking the audience to close their eyes and think of food they enjoy...

By Angie White 28 Feb 2020

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Global advertising spend set to rise by 7.1% to $660bn in 2020 [report]

The Alphabet and Facebook 'duopoly' is now worth more to advertisers than TV...

27 Feb 2020

All the winners. Photo credit: Margarita Corporan.
2020 One Screen Short Film Festival winners announced

Short film work from nine countries picked up awards at the eighth annual One Screen Short Film Festival. Here are the winners...

26 Feb 2020

Nando's Clout returns to Milan Design Week with fresh talent
Nando's Clout returns to Milan Design Week with fresh talent

The Nando's Design Programme, Clout, is returning to Milan Design Week to showcase South African creativity to an international audience...

26 Feb 2020

#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief
#Newsmaker: Wesley Diphoko, Fast Company SA's new editor-in-chief

Fast Company magazine recently announced the appointment of Wesley Diphoko as editor-in-chief...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2020

Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists
Inma announces 2020 Global Media Awards finalists

The International News Media Association (Inma) has announced 173 finalists for the 2020 Global Media Awards competition, including four South African entries...

25 Feb 2020

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers
'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee...

By Lila Westreich 24 Feb 2020

Youth survey resets global narrative on Africa
Youth survey resets global narrative on Africa

The African Youth Survey 2020 reveals a rising Afro-optimism among the continent's youth, driven by a strong sense of individual responsibility, a post-colonial mindset, entrepreneurialism and confidence in a shared African identity...

21 Feb 2020

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