FINANCE

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (centre) with a host of African leaders at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London. EPA-EFE/Hollie Adams
UK-Africa trade and investment: who benefits?

There has been much hype about a major Africa investment summit being hosted by the UK. Attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and an array of royals, a great deal of hopeful win-win-win rhetoric abounded linked to forging new partnerships for a post-Brexit future.

By Ian Scoones 3 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?
Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Dutch airline KLM recently launched a new advertising campaign called "Fly Responsibly". Remarkably, it seems to encourage viewers to fly less. "Do you always have to meet face-to-face?", the advert asks. "Could you take the train instead?".

23 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#BizTrends2020: The future of work in adland

Enough has been said about the impending Fourth Industrial Revolution to leave most of us in two camps; nervously awaiting the changes or mildly panicking and signing up for every digital course available. The rest probably know enough to have built their bunkers and watch the rest of us lose our minds.

By Ntombizamasala Hlophe 23 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon has become the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed the $200bn value mark, retaining its title as the world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year.

22 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Afro-disruption: 6 more reasons to attend BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-disruption: 6 more reasons to attend BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity, in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 22 Jan 2020

PROPERTY

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in building strong and strategic relationships with their clients and helped these clients achieve their triple bottom line strategy by offering them integrated solutions, invested in their people, closely watched expenditure through establishment of efficient processes, build a high performance culture and continue to expand their business profile locally and across borders; especially in such a tough economy.

By Xolile Sizani 22 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain
#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa.

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

RETAIL

How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste
How the Shoprite Group is curbing its plastic packaging waste

The Shoprite Group is now using the 4,000 tonnes of plastic returned annually to its distribution centres to produce its 100% recycled and recyclable plastic shopping bags. This is in line with its goal to ensure that all of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025.

22 Jan 2020

ICT

Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7
Q&A: Growing B2B technology businesses with SW7

Technology companies have the opportunity to thrive as key players in the age of the digital revolution. With the agenda of the 4IR currently at the forefront in South Africa, the empowerment of small tech businesses is critical especially as they are the backbone of the economy.

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 Jan 2020

LEGAL

Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge
Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge

Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade. Within this, intra African trade accounts for only 15% of the continent's total trade.

By Andrew Skipper 21 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020
NYF Advertising Awards announces Financial Category executive jury for 2020

New York Festivals Advertising Awards has announced the inaugural 2020 Financial Category executive jury (formerly Midas), including SA's Tom and Dana Cullinan.

21 Jan 2020

ICT

YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA
YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA

YouTube announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

21 Jan 2020

TOURISM

#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique
#BizTrends2020: Travel forecast for intra-Africa travel in 2020 - Spotlight on Mozambique

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every African. While visas remain a challenge for many travellers and destinations, the good news is that air accessibility is improving - although in many cases those flights are still much too expensive.

By Natalie Tenzer Silva 21 Jan 2020