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Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising
The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising

Bizcommunity.Africa columnist, Garikai Nhongo, on how to best use storytelling in advertising

By Garikai Nhongo 11 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jonathan Deeb
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Jonathan Deeb

Business of Design is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator
African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of $50,000 in prize funding

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

BREAKING: Ireland/Davenport changes its name
BREAKING: Ireland/Davenport changes its name

Ireland/Davenport (ID) celebrated its 13th year at its office in Illovo, Johannesburg this evening and to mark the occasion along with its increase in black ownership from 25.1% to 51%, the boutique communications agency has been renamed

10 Oct 2017

Supporting girls' education through film
Supporting girls' education through film

The Zambia Accountability Programme (ZAP) has commissioned a second film titled, ‘Nyamuka Moye', to raise awareness about the barriers girls face in accessing secondary school education in Zambia

10 Oct 2017

Butler and Swanepoel.
BSSP's John Butler on why the “anti-conference approach” works

The One Club Executive Creative Summit Berlin kicks off on Wednesday, 11 October at Soho House, Berlin. While it's a closed-door meeting, we checked in with a few of the creative crème de la crème speakers - John Butler is next on the list

By Leigh Andrews 10 Oct 2017

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What does it take to be a digital marketing entrepreneur?

Part of this process of figuring what it takes to be an entrepreneur is personal reflection, data gathering, analysis, chatting to the pros and learning from it all, writes Stephen Sandmann

By Stephen Sandmann 10 Oct 2017

Myeza, all suited up.
Why 7Films' SJ Myeza is gunning for Young Guns 15

Local legend SJ Myeza of 7Films is really firing on all cylinders! Not yet 25, he attended Cannes Lions for the first time this year, picked up wins at the Loeries and One Show in New York, he's also just been announced as the only African finalist in the global One Club's Young Guns 15

By Leigh Andrews 10 Oct 2017

Nigeria's first e-commerce bot from Jumia
Nigeria's first e-commerce bot from Jumia

Jumia has introduced an e-commerce bot in Nigeria that works by asking customers what they're looking for, and then using their answers to uncover the best offers

10 Oct 2017

Joseph Hundah
#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever.

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Ntsako Mokwena
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Ntsako Mokwena

Business of Design is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 10 Oct 2017

Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept
Dove apologises for ‘racist' whitewashing ad, social media won't accept

NEWSWATCH: Dove comes out unclean after apologising for its latest advertising campaign that depicted a black woman turning white after using its shower cream

By Jessica Tennant 9 Oct 2017

Business-leisure market in Africa grows
Business-leisure market in Africa grows

African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events

By Elzaan van Rhyn 9 Oct 2017

Susan Credle: “Process - not the death of creative brilliance”
Susan Credle: “Process - not the death of creative brilliance”

The One Club Executive Creative Summit Berlin kicks off on Wednesday, 11 October at Soho House, Berlin. While it's a closed-door meeting, we checked in with a few of the creative crème de la crème speakers - Susan Credle is first on the list

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2017

Alistair Mokoena is the new CEO of Ogilvy South Africa.
Alistair Mokoena appointed Ogilvy South Africa's new CEO

Alistair Mokoena has been appointed as Ogilvy South Africa's new CEO, following Abey Mokgwatsane's decision to move to Vodacom

9 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa
Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

9 Oct 2017

Airport lounges: golden territory for marketing your brand
Airport lounges: golden territory for marketing your brand

Airports have long been a favourite place for brands to get their message across to business and leisure travel consumers

By Greg Kilfoil 9 Oct 2017

A big boost for African entrepreneurship
A big boost for African entrepreneurship

Empowering an entrepreneurial spirit is undeniably a key driver to contribute towards job creation and to help secure Africa's economic future. 22 On Sloane is the ideal all-in-one space for entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to initiate, create and innovate

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 9 Oct 2017

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch
Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

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Bringing innovation into mushroom farming

Increased seed hybridisation has been a core element of modernised farming, known as smart farming. Mushroom production has benefited immensely from these streamlined methods

By Leroy Dzenga 6 Oct 2017

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Hilton commits $50m to Africa Growth Initiative for conversion of 100 hotels

Hilton has committed $50m over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative. The funds are intended for the conversion of around 100 hotels into Hilton branded properties

6 Oct 2017

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation

6 Oct 2017

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JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

34° in search of the Kenyan story
34° in search of the Kenyan story

The age-old practice of storytelling falls front and centre of the African experience: it's how information is disseminated, skills are exchanged, and histories are kept alive

Issued by 34° 6 Oct 2017

Mike Middleton, chief marketing officer at KFC is ranked as the top brand representative.
Official 2017 Loeries rankings revealed!

The Loeries has released its annual official rankings which provide a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across the brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East

6 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

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NAEB markets Rwandan tea under national tea brand

Rwandan tea will now be marketed under the Rwanda National Tea brand name as one of the ways to strengthen consumer confidence, as well as promote and ensure its competitiveness on the local and global markets

By Peterson Tumwebaze 5 Oct 2017

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