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  • #BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
    #BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
    The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space. Though this sector has certainly taken a big knock, and commercial office space is still slow to recover, we are seeing positive activity in light industrial property, data centres, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and even in hospitality, throughout Africa. By Peter Hodgkinson
  • 5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series
    5 technopreneurs chosen for Ayo Scaling Africa Series
    The final five qualifying businesses for the next round of the Ayo Scaling Africa Series have been selected. The series looks to assist tech entrepreneurs in taking their Series A businesses to the next level.
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Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Census extended
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Census extended

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) recently launched a global census of the marketing and advertising industry. The deadline to take part has been extended to 31 July 2021...

2 Jul 2021

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Global shopper confidence surging as consumers return to stores - study

Shoppers are beginning to return to physical stores in significant numbers as pandemic measures lift around the world, according to new global research by Mood Media...

30 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: KFC's Trivern Chetty on nurturing tomorrow's talent
#YouthMatters: KFC's Trivern Chetty on nurturing tomorrow's talent

Trivern Chetty, marketing manager innovation and insights for KFC at Yum Brands Africa, shares his career journey and his approach towards the professional development of himself and others...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jun 2021

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Facebook announces ad transparency expansion

Facebook has announced the expansion of its tools and policies...

29 Jun 2021

Entries now open for All African Music Awards (Afrima) 2021
Entries now open for All African Music Awards (Afrima) 2021

The international committee of the All African Music Awards (Afrima) announced the 2021 event calendar at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, marking the opening of Afrima 2021...

28 Jun 2021

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Why a competitive local fashion industry needs the creativity of designers

The creativity of designers is a valuable resource that must be nurtured if African countries are to grow their fashion industries into competitive global players, says SA Fashion Week CEO Lucilla Booyzen...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Jun 2021

Triggerfish launches pan-African Story Artist Lab sponsored by Netflix
Triggerfish launches pan-African Story Artist Lab sponsored by Netflix

Triggerfish is calling for entries to the pan-African Story Artist Lab, sponsored by Netflix, which will allow pre-production artists the opportunity to establish their own voice as they bring African stories to life....

24 Jun 2021

The One Club announces jury for Young Guns 19
The One Club announces jury for Young Guns 19

The One Club for Creativity has announced the diverse jury of 88 top creatives from 38 countries for the global Young Guns 19...

24 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards
#YouthMatters: Chidi Nwaogu, nominee for Techpreneur of the Year at 2021 FOYA Awards

Chidi Nwaogu, serial tech entrepreneur and cofounder at Publiseer and Savvy, has been nominated as Techpreneur of the Year at the 2021 FOYA Awards...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2021

'SeeHer Lens' Award aims to honour work which amplifies gender equality
'SeeHer Lens' Award aims to honour work which amplifies gender equality

New York Festivals and The Female Quotient (FQ) has announced a partnership with ANA in the launch of the 2021 NYFA 'SeeHer Lens' Award....

23 Jun 2021

Banning African films like Rafiki and Inxeba doesn't diminish their influence
Banning African films like Rafiki and Inxeba doesn't diminish their influence

Social media and internet forums function as an important space of contestation for issues relating to queer identities. This is evident in reactions to two fairly recent queer-themed African films, one from South Africa - Inxeba/The Wound - and the other from Kenya - Rafiki...

By Gibson Ncube 23 Jun 2021

Aïcha Macky's Zinder wins the Adiaha Award at Encounters 2021
Aïcha Macky's Zinder wins the Adiaha Award at Encounters 2021

Nigerien filmmaker Aïcha Macky won the The Adiaha Award for her film Zinder. The Ladima Foundation presented Macky with the award at the 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival...

22 Jun 2021

Sound Connects Fund calls for applications
Sound Connects Fund calls for applications

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, has launched a €4m funding programme geared towards supporting creatives in Southern Africa...

22 Jun 2021

Dillon Khan, vice president of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Studios and Creative Services (Africa) ViacomCBS
Empowerment through storytelling: in conversation with Dillon Khan

We spoke to Dillon Khan about storytelling, African stories and the importance of youth in the creative industry...

By Emily Stander 21 Jun 2021

Call to action: Youth, take up space!
Call to action: Youth, take up space!

Unmistakably, the youth need to be able to simultaneously take up space and find a space for themselves in society...

By Monde Twala 21 Jun 2021

Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021
Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021

The world's most valuable brands have experienced record growth according to the Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2021 ranking, with the total worth reaching $7,1trn...

Issued by Kantar 21 Jun 2021

Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types
Segmenting for the future: 5 emerging consumer types

Accenture Africa's MD shares the new consumer types that have surfaced as a result of the pandemic, and how they differ according to changes in way of life, fears and concerns, hopes and desires...

By John Watling 21 Jun 2021

Posterscope reboots to Dentsu Location Services
Posterscope reboots to Dentsu Location Services

Dentsu International and Dentsu South Africa have taken the decision to integrate the Posterscope brand into Amplifi and its media brands...

Issued by Dentsu 21 Jun 2021

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#CreativeWeek2021: Games in physical reality

Epic Games looks at how game studios and brands work together...

By Emily Stander 21 Jun 2021

Triggerfish-led African-created anthology animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire to premiere on Disney+ in 2022
Triggerfish-led African-created anthology animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire to premiere on Disney+ in 2022

A 10-part anthology animated series, created by filmmakers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, will premiere on Disney+ in late 2022...

18 Jun 2021

Golden Drum Festival opens entries for competition
Golden Drum Festival opens entries for competition

The Golden Drum International Festival of Creativity had opened registrations for its Young Drummers and The Golden Drum competitions...

18 Jun 2021

D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications
D&AD Shift NY 2021 open for applications

D&AD has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of the D&AD Shift with Google programme in New York...

16 Jun 2021

Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch
Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch

Scores of small and medium-sized businesses across Africa's most populous nation - and largest economy - are reeling from the indefinite suspension of the social media site...

By Nneka Chile 14 Jun 2021

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D&AD 2021 social media trends

Find out about the key social media trends Ashleigh Burton saw in the D&AD Awards...

By Ashleigh Burton 14 Jun 2021

Cannes Lions Live 2021 launches full content agenda
Cannes Lions Live 2021 launches full content agenda

Ster-Kinekor has announced the content agenda for Cannes Lions Live...

11 Jun 2021

New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic
New Barbie collection made using recycled ocean-bound plastic

The launch forms part of Mattel's goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all its products and packaging by 2030...

11 Jun 2021

APO Group and Getty Images agreement offers global platform for African press releases and images
APO Group and Getty Images agreement offers global platform for African press releases and images

APO Group has signed an agreement with Getty Images that will make images and press releases about Africa instantly available...

10 Jun 2021

YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund
YouTube Music opens 2022 applications for #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund

YouTube Music is opening applications to the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund Class of 2022...

10 Jun 2021

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#CreativeWeek2021: The importance of cultural nuance in advertising

Today, I report on a panel hosted earlier this week, 'One size does not fit all: the importance of cultural nuance in advertising'...

By Emily Stander 9 Jun 2021

E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa

Borderless Access conducted a 15-country study to explore active and passive participation in e-sports. Today, we look specifically at viewership of e-sports in sub-Saharan Africa...

Issued by Borderless Access 9 Jun 2021

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