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TOURISM

Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards
Cape Town Tourism wins top spot in international film awards

Cape Town Tourism's Love Cape Town, The Movie has been awarded the first prize in the "Tourism Destination - City" category at the International Tourism Film Festival, Africa Awards (ITTF Africa), while Cape Town Tourism's Welcome to Khayelitsha was awarded second prize.

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CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges
How smart water solutions could help solve Africa's water challenges

Africa is not readily associated with water but, due to its varying geography, it is both a dry continent as well as a wet continent.

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ENERGY & MINING

Ghana is still finding ways of maximising its oil wealth. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA
Ghana has tried to be responsible with its oil wealth. This is how

After Ghana discovered oil and gas in 2007, the government and civil society aspired to avoid the "resource curse". This is when countries have an abundance of non-renewable natural resources but no economic growth.

By Emmanuel Graham, Ismael Ackah, Nathan Andrews & Ransford Edward 1 day ago

RETAIL

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett
#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity is reaching out to South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

ICT

Understanding Africa's emerging markets in Covid-19
Understanding Africa's emerging markets in Covid-19

Covid-19 has swept throughout the world, and governments globally have taken drastic measures to stop the spread in an attempt to save lives.

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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back better

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village.

By Amina J. Mohammed 2 days ago

RETAIL

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce
DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform. Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that the acquisition demonstrates the company's commitment to growing e-commerce on the continent.

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AGRICULTURE

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing
Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing

Delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) has urged African countries to expand their food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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HEALTHCARE

Healthcare workers testing people in Nairobi, Kenya during a mass testing exercise for Covid-19. Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images
Sub-Saharan Africa needs to plug local knowledge gap to up its anti-Covid-19 game

Africa remains one of the regions least affected by Covid-19, although evidence suggests it is an evolving and growing pandemic. It is now present in all African countries and territories.

By Alex Ezeh & Sharon Fonn 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Brian Wieser, global president, Business Intelligence, WPP.
The impact of Covid-19 on global advertising investment [report]

Warc has released its latest report; Global Advertising Trends: The impact of Covid-19 on ad investment which shows global adspend set to fall 8.1% in 2020 as travel & tourism (-31.2%), leisure & entertainment (-28.7%), financial services (-18.2%), retail (-15.2%) and automotive (-11.4%) as brands shoulder impact of the outbreak.

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MARKETING & MEDIA

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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ENERGY & MINING

Going underground in Camarines Norte province, Philippines. EPA
Meet the struggling gold miners who are missing out on boom in the precious metal

In Mukungwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of young men and women live in makeshift huts. They have no access to sanitation or health facilities. They work as manual drillers, carriers or timber specialists in narrow underground tunnels, which exposes them to everything from toxic metals to cave-ins and even suffocation.

By Sara Geenen & Boris Verbrugge 3 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

AWIEF Awards 2020 calls for nominations
AWIEF Awards 2020 calls for nominations

2020 marks the fourth edition of the AWIEF Awards which serves as the platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa. The AWIEF Awards were designed to honour and celebrate top female founders and entrepreneurs in their contribution to the growth of Africa's economy.

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