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MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa Brand Summit convenor, Solly Moeng.
#AfricaBrandSummit: Solly Moeng shares his passion and vision for Africa

WATCH: The Africa Brand Summit was established in late 2016 and launched in 2018. Its awards ceremony has become popular for many aspiring brands who do great development work that uplifts communities and deserving individuals around Africa.

By Juanita Pienaar 15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi.
SA's Siyavuya Mzantsi, Africa grand prize winner at Inma's "30 Under 30" awards

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi has been announced as the Africa grand prize winner as well as one of the winners in the Leadership category at the International News Media Association's 30 Under 30 Awards.

19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams
New report shows brand leaders face big challenges aligning marketing and comms teams

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council has published, in partnership with Cision, a new report - Bridging the Gap for Comms & Marketing: Building Cohesion in the Age of Customer Disruption.

1 day ago

RETAIL

5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars
5,200 jobs saved as Edcon concludes sale of parts of Edgars

Approximately 5,200 retail industry jobs will be saved, as Edcon announced this week that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability Ltd has been implemented, with all approvals from regulatory authorities and all conditions precedent either fulfilled or waived.

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map
Google and FAO launch new big data tool, Earth Map

Google and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has developed a new tool anyone, anywhere can access to obtain multidimensional maps and statistics showing key climate and environmental trends wherever they are.

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open
SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe.

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Zuneid Yousuf, chairman, African Green Resources.
Why the mining sector is vital to green industry

Back in May 2019, the World Bank launched its Climate-Smart Mining initiative. It was the first fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable. It came as little surprise to those in the mining sector that a global institution brought the issue to the fore, however over a year on the question remains whether mining can truly be a "climate smart" sector

By Zuneid Yousuf 1 day ago

TOURISM

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Cape Town nominated for 5 Africa World Travel Awards

Cape Town has been nominated for the World Travel Awards in several catergoies including Africa's Leading Beach Destination, Africa's Leading Business Travel Destination, Africa's Leading City Destination, Africa's Leading Festival & Event Destination, and Africa's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination. "In a time when travel is restricted and tourism businesses are struggling, it's wonderful news hearing that our beautiful destination is being globally recognised across so many categories" says Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. "Covid-19 may have halted travel the world over, but Cape Town is still a city worth celebrating and awarding."

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?

Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think the effects of AI and other advanced technologies are so great they are spurring a "fourth agricultural revolution".

By David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 2 days ago

FINANCE

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for business

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa. "In a sense, Africa is not very far for Asian investors who might be interested in the investment opportunities on the continent," said Tetsushi Sonobe, dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), at the presentation of the African Development Bank's (AfDB's) African Economic Outlook Supplement to Asian audiences

3 days ago

RETAIL

Honey-alcohol fermentation experiment with chopped “moerwortel” plant additive, Glia prolifera. Neil Rusch
Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed?

By Neil Rusch 3 days ago

ICT

What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?

With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing. Yet as technology continues to drastically change how we conduct our lives and connect with the world around us, this notion of a cloud-connected Africa becomes far more plausible and realistic.

14 Sep 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles
Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles

Covered in glass, the former IMB Plaza building in Lagos stood as an example of the influence of international design styles on the Nigerian commercial capital's architecture.

By Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri and Dr Emmanuel Manu 14 Sep 2020

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