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Scenes from Mama K’s Super 4.
#AfricaMonth: Anyone from anywhere can be a superhero

The likes of Black Panther have turned the concept of Wakanda from a dream to reality for superhero fans across the continent, but that's only the starting point of African creativity. Malenga Mulendema has taken this further in Mama K's Team 4, Netflix' first original African animated series...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Uzoma Ukah.
#AfricaMonth: Going viral - a double-edged sword for Nigerian brands?

Nigeria's social media space is a very volatile place, and going viral should be treated like a double-edged sword...

By Uzoma Ukah 13 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau
#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau

Award-winning Mozambican artist Mário Macilau will be exhibiting his solo show, titled Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art in London, at Guns & Rain in Johannesburg...

By Ruth Cooper 13 May 2019

Sergio Pugliese, AEC president for Angola
Q&A with Angola's new African Energy Chamber president

Production levels in Angola are expected to soar by 2020 following the reorganisation of the state oil company Sonangol, and a drastic revision of country's legislation related to oil and gas...

13 May 2019

Stronger health systems will boost the fight against infectious diseases
Stronger health systems will boost the fight against infectious diseases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 13-million people die from infectious diseases each year...

13 May 2019

Katja Thielen, creative director and founder of the UK’s Together Design and this year's Loeries design jury president...
#Loeries2019: "Discover how different cultures are reflected through their creativity and ideas" - Katja Thielen

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Kicking off the series is this year's design jury president Katja Thielen, creative director and founder of the UK's Together Design...

By Leigh Andrews 10 May 2019

Q&A with 2019 AFI Fastrack winner Sindi Serape
Q&A with 2019 AFI Fastrack winner Sindi Serape

The African Fashion International (AFI) named young designer Sindisile Mbobo as the winner of the 2019 Fastrack programme at the recent Cape Town Fashion Week 2019...

By Meagan Duckitt 9 May 2019

Loeries CEO Andrew Human encourages everyone to tell better stories.
#AfricaMonth: Advertising's shift beyond 'selling stuff' to tell better regional stories

In our annual #AfricaMonth catch-up, Loeries CEO Andrew Human chats about what to expect from Loeries 2019, why judges are briefed to look for locally relevant experiences and communications, and the rising importance of brand humanity and problem-solving in creativity against the continued shift away from merely punting the client product or service...

By Leigh Andrews 3 May 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Fintech driving African economies across traditional sectors

African economic growth has in general been driven by public infrastructure investment and the expansion of services to a largely underserviced population. However, fintech is increasingly receiving attention from both private and public sector...

3 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: 5 must-see cultural spots in Maputo, Mozambique
#AfricaMonth: 5 must-see cultural spots in Maputo, Mozambique

One thing Mozambique definitely isn't short of is shimmering islands and tropical beaches. But, beyond that beautiful Indian Ocean coastline and Robin Crusoe adventure is a destination brimming with culture...

3 May 2019

David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa. Photo credit for Waiswa: Osborne Macharia.
#OneShow2019: David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa's online judging panel insights

The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week is just around the corner, taking place in New York City from 6 to 10 May 2019. To kick off our #AfricaMonth coverage, David Tshabalala and Sarah Waiswa share their experiences as online jurors on this year's Art Director's Club (ADC)'s illustration and photography panels respectively...

By Leigh Andrews 2 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Expanding into Africa, it's full steam ahead for The Business Exchange
#AfricaMonth: Expanding into Africa, it's full steam ahead for The Business Exchange

With community and collaboration the key drivers of the co-working revolution, disruption in the traditional office space market seems all but inevitable...

By Sindy Peters 2 May 2019

Access to finance is consistently listed as the biggest obstacle for start-ups Africa. Wikimedia Commons/The Wot-If? Trust
#AfricaMonth: Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the bad

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa's unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent's young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed...

By Aubrey Hruby 2 May 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

Hlukani Pinto, regional marketing manager SSA at Pernod Ricard.
#AfricaMonth: "African consumers are on the rise" - Pernod Ricard

All about the luxury brand's African consumer market and tailoring their 'premiumisation' approach to the mobile-first continent...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too
#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too

There are six main reasons for the rise of Africa as an investment destination and each of them has an impact on the practice of effective communications across the continent...

By Robyn de Villiers 30 May 2018

Schoderer randomly running into one of his idols, German coach Jürgen Klopp, at the Facebook head office in Menlo Park, California.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Ben Schoderer

This #AfricaMonth, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Benjamin Schoderer, digital manager at KFC Africa, awarded Black Pixels for ranking as marketer of the year and brand of the year respectively in the IAB SA's 2018 Bookmarks Awards earlier this year...

By Leigh Andrews 30 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: How InvestSA's one-stop shops boost investor confidence
#AfricaMonth: How InvestSA's one-stop shops boost investor confidence

With warm lighting and a can-do attitude at the no-queue-in-sight, just-walk-up-and-chat reception desk, this is not your average 'government office' - this is the InvestSA one-stop shop (OSS)...

By Leigh Andrews 29 May 2018

#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
#MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 25 May 2018

Dyeshana 'representing Wakanda' at the 2018 One Show Awards.
#AfricaMonth: "Get inspired by an unorthodox approach to ideas" - Xolisa Dyeshana

Xolisa Dyeshana, CCO of Joe Public United and SA representative on the international board of the One Club for Creativity shares his post-Creative Week One Show reflections...

By Leigh Andrews 25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Cape Town celebrates Africa Day
#AfricaMonth: Cape Town celebrates Africa Day

Delegates from across Africa gather in Cape Town for Africa Day Business Networking Forum...

25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will live in Africa. In celebration of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sage unpacks which of Africa's key economies are positioned for strong growth in the decades to come...

By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

Uganda is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Africa according to research stats...

By Cobus van Zyl 24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its expansion into the continent in 1990, the retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech
#AfricaMonth: Taking nursing high tech

Healthcare is getting increasingly high tech, and nurses in Africa are at the forefront of using innovative solutions to improve patient care...

24 May 2018

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