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MARKETING & MEDIA

The 2020 Africa Brand Summit gears-up for October
The 2020 Africa Brand Summit gears-up for October

Following several months of observing the evolving situation in South Africa (the 2020 host country), the rest of Africa and other parts of the world - all thanks to the health and economic ravages brought about by the advent of the Coronavirus - organisers of this fast-growing summit are now comfortable that hosting a hybrid 2020 summit is the right way to go.

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 13 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ Cuppy
#WomensMonth: Unapologetically original - Q&A with rising star DJ Cuppy

Nigerian-born multi-platform musician and philanthropist, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola aka DJ Cuppy, will be releasing her debut album, Original Copy, later this month. We swung a few questions her way to find out about her new album, her charity work and supporting women in the arts.

By Ruth Cooper 15 hours ago

FINANCE

Central bank (in the background) can no longer perform its function of being the lender of last resort. Shutterstock
Zimbabwe wants to raise money through a sovereign bond. Why this is ill-advised

The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4,500 white farmers $3.5bn for infrastructure improvements on the land expropriated by the government during the chaotic land reform programme of 1997/8.

By Misheck Mutize 22 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup
Encounters Doccie Fest announces this year's short film lineup

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the list of short films that will screen this year. The short film lineup includes South African, African and international contributions and a special selection of films from students on the African continent.

1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Top 10 countries in Africa for a safari holiday of your dreams
Top 10 countries in Africa for a safari holiday of your dreams

Dreaming of an African safari tour?

Issued by SA Shares 7 Aug 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai Awards
Africa and Middle East entries lift the Assegai Awards

Entries for the Direct Marketing Association of SA (DMASA) Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards have, this year, featured submissions from beyond our borders including significant interest from Ghana, Algeria, Mozambique and Botswana.

Issued by DMASA 7 Aug 2020

RETAIL

Do you know where your coffee comes from? The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of knowing about our supply chains. Here, a woman carries harvested coffee beans in a coffee plantation in Mount Gorongosa, Mozambique, in August 2019. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
The coronavirus pandemic requires us to understand food's murky supply chains

Six months ago, you may not have thought much about where your groceries were produced. But chances are you're thinking about it now.

By Cory Searcy and Pavel Castka 6 Aug 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices continue to rise in July
Global food prices continue to rise in July

According to a United Nations report, global food prices continue their upward trajectory for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products.

6 Aug 2020

RETAIL

Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria
Shoprite to discontinue operations in Nigeria

The Shoprite Group is exiting Nigeria after 15 years. The Cape Town-based company - the largest grocery retailer Africa - announced the decision in a trading update this week.

5 Aug 2020

AGRICULTURE

Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation
Namibia harvests first commercial blueberries thanks to smart irrigation

July 2020 saw the commencement of Namibia's first-ever commercial harvest of blueberries by local company Mashare Berries Farming (Pty) Ltd. The historic harvest took place on a 20ha development located close to the Okavango River between Mashare and Mupapama villages in Kavango East, northern Namibia.

5 Aug 2020

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