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Google for South Africa event. Image source: Danette Breitenbach.
#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Building inclusive products for all South Africans

Building inclusive products for all South Africans is the motivation for several new developments and commitments recently made by Google South Africa at the first Google South Africa conference held in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?
Can Africa overcome these threats to security and stability?

Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

By Pedro Guerreiro 11 Nov 2019

From L-R: Creative Industry Award winner Genet Kebede from Paradise Fashion (Ethiopia); Arunma Oteh, Oxford University Academic Scholar, former vice president and treasurer, World Bank - who handed over the awards; and runner-up Abby Ikomi, House of Irawo (Nigeria).
Winners of AWIEF women entrepreneurship awards announced

Twenty-two women founders and entrepreneurs from 10 different African countries were selected as finalists in the annual AWIEF Awards...

8 Nov 2019

Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change
Unleashing the power of social media to drive positive change

How many times a day do you check your phone? If you're anything like the rest of the world, it's at least 58 times a day - equating to over three hours spent staring at our screens every single day...

By Michelle Wynne 7 Nov 2019

Image credit: D&AD Impact Awards.
See who won at the 2019 D&AD Impact Awards

The winners of the fourth annual D&AD Impact Awards were recently announced in New York...

7 Nov 2019

Nominations open for African Leadership Persons of the Year 2019
Nominations open for African Leadership Persons of the Year 2019

Nomination opens for African Leadership magazine Persons of The Year 2019...

6 Nov 2019

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Achieving Africa's development goals

Extraordinary Meeting of African Development Bank Governors: "Make the right decision" for Africa to achieve its objectives, says Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire...

4 Nov 2019

Dr Vera Songwe.
Africa's growth rests on economic empowerment of women

Women need to access the new economic Pan-Africanism on the continent, said Dr Vera Songwe, UN ECA head...

By Louise Marsland 1 Nov 2019

AWIEF conference 2019.
AfCFTA must be linked to women empowerment

A resolution taken at the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference, calls on the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)...

By Louise Marsland 31 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

Frances Ahene-Affoh.
Growing digital literacy in Africa

Meet the Ghanaian social enterprise driving digital literacy in one of Africa's fastest-growing economies...

22 Oct 2019

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Africa's digital agenda is all about growth and jobs

Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100 billion price tag...

21 Oct 2019

Murendeni Mafumo speaking at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019. Image supplied.
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: The future of water collection, purification and distribution

What is the future of cities? And what is the future of water collection, purification and distribution?...

21 Oct 2019

2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards open for entries
2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards open for entries

The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is calling for entries in its 2019/2020 AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards...

18 Oct 2019

Lifetime achievement award for AfDB's Adesina
Lifetime achievement award for AfDB's Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina receives Emeka Anyaoku lifetime achievement award...

14 Oct 2019

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Global uncertainty continues to slow growth in Africa's economies

Africa's economies are not immune to what is happening in the rest of the world, and this is reflected in the subdued growth rates across the region...

11 Oct 2019

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UN enlists influencers to drive Africa's development agenda

Influencers have been enlisted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to steer drive Africa's development agenda...

10 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 9 Oct 2019

Robyn Curnow, CNN.
Africa must step up to support its innovators

I've lost count of the number of times I've heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent's enormous potential. It's a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans...

By Robyn Curnow 9 Oct 2019

Recreating narratives about Africa's economic and cultural significance
Recreating narratives about Africa's economic and cultural significance

Aliko Dangote $20m transformative donation to The African Center focused on Accelerating Change in Global Narratives about Africa in policy, business and culture...

8 Oct 2019

Image credit: NeONBRAND on Unsplash.
3 ways sustainability and reputation are closely linked

Where does the corporate world stand in the fight against global warming?

By Chris Bischoff 8 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Kojo Annan.
Support Africa's agenda for transformation

Kojo Annan calls for global African community to unlock the potential offered by youth, Innovation and Leadership...

30 Sep 2019

Outgoing JSE CEO Nicky Newton-King in conversation with Tom Scholtz, Gartner VP analyst in a special guest keynote session at Garner Symposium 2019.
#GartnerSYM: Outgoing JSE CEO's tech and CSR insights for the future

The opening keynote of the final day of the Gartner Symposium 2019 kicked off with a conversation with Nicky Newton-King, retiring from her role as CEO of the JSE on 30 September. She spoke of the role of tech in business and society and the aspects of leadership and transformation that have been part of her 23-year journey with the JSE...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

United Nations SDG publication released this week.
United Nations sounds warning on achieving SDGs

Young Africans will "produce the magic" says AU chief, as the UN sounds warning on Sustainable Development Goals...

27 Sep 2019

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How partnerships can help Africa achieve UN SDGs

Release of a unique publication on SDG 17 that promotes partnerships to transform Africa and the world...

26 Sep 2019

The Lalela Scarf: luxury fashion for a cause
The Lalela Scarf: luxury fashion for a cause

Apparel with purpose; that's the rationale behind The Lalela Scarf, an international luxury fashion brand that exclusively supports Lalela, a non-profit arts education programme for at-risk youth in sub-Saharan Africa...

25 Sep 2019

How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI
How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI

A finalist for the 2019 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award, Vollar has been making waves on the social enterprise scene since its inception. The new digital currency, as its name suggests, comes with an interesting twist...

By Sindy Peters 25 Sep 2019

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