MARKETING & MEDIA

#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!
#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!

The 2020 Assegai Awards was held at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday, 26 November.

1 day ago

RETAIL

Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power Fashion
Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power Fashion

Mr Price Group has concluded an agreement to acquire family-owned value retailer Power Fashion, which currently has 170 stores located across southern Africa. According to the Group, Power Fashion's differentiated business model gives Mr Price access to a wider customer base and the opportunity to significantly scale further.

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AGRICULTURE

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Overcoming water challenges in agriculture

More than three billion people live in agricultural areas with high to very high levels of water shortages and scarcity, and almost half of them face severe constraints.

Furthermore, available freshwater resources per person have declined by more than 20% over the past two decades globally, underscoring the importance of producing more with less, especially in the agriculture sector, the world's largest user of water.

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HEALTHCARE

Top hospital in Rwanda accredited for 4 years
Top hospital in Rwanda accredited for 4 years

King Faisal Hospital Kigali has become the first hospital in Rwanda to receive a four-year accreditation award from The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa). The occasion was celebrated at a ceremony on 29 October 2020 held at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali.

Issued by COHSASA 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021
MTV Africa Music Awards returns with virtual format in 2021

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) is set to make a comeback in 2021, when it will be held virtually, in partnership with Uganda, on 20 February 2021.

2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

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Global agtech market value to reach $22bn by 2025

According to a new study by Juniper Research, the total value of the agtech market will reach $22.5bn by 2025; rising from $9bn in 2020. This represents an average annual growth rate of 150% over the next five years.

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TOURISM & TRAVEL

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Radisson to debut 10th hotel in Nigeria

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the Radisson Hotel Abuja Gudu in Nigeria - the group's third brand in the city.

The new addition further strengthens the group's presence in one of its key African markets, bringing its Nigerian portfolio to 10 hotels in operation and under development and placing it firmly on track to reach a 50% portfolio increase by 2025.

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls
Continental report ranks how friendly African governments are towards girls

There are approximately over 308 million girls below 18 years on the African continent. While the African Union's legal and policy framework does refer - patchily - to the rights, interests and plight of girls, continental bodies and national governments can and should do more to protect girls, provide for them and ensure that they participate fully in society.

By Rongedzayi Fambasayi 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday
Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday

At a time when many PR agencies have retrenched, or worse, closed, Cape Town-based Irvine Partners is celebrating its 10th birthday. In its ten years, the company has expanded from Cape Town to Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi and most recently London.

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up
Worried about Covid risk on a flight? Here's what you can do to protect yourself - and how airlines can step up

Airline travel health advice has so far mostly focused on how to stay hydrated and avoid deep vein thrombosis. What passengers really want, however, is a heightened focus on infection prevention and disease control, free masks, complimentary hand sanitiser, and more space between passengers on the plane.

By Ramon Zenel Shaban and Cristina Sotomayor-Castill 24 Nov 2020

RETAIL

The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SA
The PepsiCo Foundation to invest R6m in water and sanitation projects in SA

For its inaugural investment in Sub-Saharan Africa, the PepsiCo Foundation will introduce programmes to improve access to water and sanitation for thousands of people in South Africa. Currently, over three million people do not have access to a basic water supply service, and 14.1 million people do not have access to safe sanitation*.

24 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Campari, HaveYouHeard successfully engage Nigerian audiences during lockdown
Campari, HaveYouHeard successfully engage Nigerian audiences during lockdown

At the close of 2019, marketing agency HaveYouHeard won the integrated account for the Campari Africa business in a four-way creative pitch.

Issued by HaveYouHeard 24 Nov 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. At the same time, because of Covid-19, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) that had been scheduled for this November in Glasgow, UK, has been postponed to 2021.

23 Nov 2020

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