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How to tell an African story
How to tell an African story

Music and storytelling have always been intrinsically linked. On Saturday, 2 December, South Africa witnessed this truth in its finest form with Casper Nyovest managing an incredible feat, and making history, by attracting an incredible 68,000 South African youth to Soccer City

By Bongani Chinkanda, Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 6 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals
Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

All the BCX Disrupt speakers. Images from
#BCXDisrupt2017: "Social instability will get us long before AI does."

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard someone use the words innovation or disruption in a boardroom or conference venue in the last ten years, I'd have 0.892 bitcoin. Sadly, there is an inverse correlation between the number of people who talk about innovation and disruption, and the number of people who actually innovate and disrupt

By Mike Stopforth 5 Dec 2017

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing

By Leigh Andrews 5 Dec 2017

Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018
Trends and opportunities for exhibitions in 2018

The hottest exhibition trends forecast for the forthcoming year to ensure that your business will own the exhibition space in 2018

By Adam Dembovsky 5 Dec 2017

A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut
A festival of African creativity launched by Absolut

Capitalising on the success of its One Source campaign, Absolut Vodka has launched a festival of African creativity in 2018

5 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans

5 Dec 2017

ATIGS 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals
ATIGS 2018 and the Sustainable Development Goals

The International Trade Centre (ITC), has joined forces with the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS), to advance the event goals and objectives

4 Dec 2017

African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018
African expansion "massive focus" for SA's Quicket in 2018

South African online ticketing startup Quicket has a "massive focus" on expanding to other African countries next year as it looks to create a truly pan-African solution for events

By Tom Jackson 4 Dec 2017

The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor campaign.
APA results: Kenya's thriving advertising industry

The fastest and most affordable connectivity in sub-Saharan Africa enables Kenya to punch well above its weight in the IT sector generally

4 Dec 2017

The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa
The media's role in promoting inclusive growth in Africa

The media is urged to promote a more inclusive narrative for Africa to spur inclusive growth on the continent

By Amrote Abdella 4 Dec 2017

Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship
Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

APO Group and Mara Foundation, Mara Group's philanthropic arm will collaborate to elevate opportunities for African entrepreneurs to find mentors

1 Dec 2017

To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture
To build a better customer experience, start with the architecture

Most brands are looking at the customer experience as the most powerful way they have to set themselves apart in a market where it's becoming increasingly difficult to compete on price and product features alone

By Richard Mullins 1 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth
AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent

30 Nov 2017

Controlling the narrative from the glass box
Controlling the narrative from the glass box

Brands are more accountable than ever in an age of radical transparency

By Leon Ayo 30 Nov 2017

Lauren Russell Nkuranga.
Entrepreneur quits Nike job to start food business in Rwanda

When Lauren Russell Nkuranga arrived in Rwanda with the Nike Foundation in 2012, she had the clichéd western belief that Africa is predominantly a place of war, poverty and disease, and is desperate for foreign-funded charity

By Oluwabusayomi Sotundeon 30 Nov 2017

Photo: 10:23 campaign
Challenging bad medicine: How to use the media effectively

Here's an interesting factoid for you - 10:23 is the saturation point at which the original substance is so diluted that can no longer be detected in a solution.

By Nicci Botha 30 Nov 2017

Screengrab from the #NoConditionsApply campaign.
The gender tradition-transforming power of advertising

Swati Bhattacharya, CCO of FCB Ulka in India, explains the intricacies of changing a 400-year-old Hindu tradition from one of status-based exclusion into a sisterhood of inclusion through the #NoConditionsApply campaign

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Building a true African haircare brand with AfroBotanics

In six years South African natural haircare brand, AfroBotanics, went from being manufactured in founder Ntombenhle Khathwane's garage to a fully equipped factory in Midrand

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2017

Brands: Meet the #UntaggableForce
Brands: Meet the #UntaggableForce

An ability to embrace the #UntaggableForce will be key for brands determined to flourish in the adapt-to-survive reality characterising global and local consumer markets today.

By Megan Bowman 30 Nov 2017

Africa's rebound demands bolder strategies than ever before
Africa's rebound demands bolder strategies than ever before

Manufacturers and retailers seeking to stay one step ahead in Africa's complex markets need to move beyond 'business as usual' - they simply cannot keep doing the same things and expecting a different result

Issued by Nielsen 30 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director
#Newsmaker: Fort's Amr Singh on what makes a good director

Fort agency's creative partner and director Amr Singh recently won the Craft Gold for Best Directing at the 2017 PromaxBDA Africa Awards for his work on DStv Africa's brand film in collaboration with Studio Zoo

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2017

Tiger eyes Africa expansion
Tiger eyes Africa expansion

Tiger Brands was looking for acquisitions outside SA and would place more emphasis on due diligence than in the past, management said on Monday

29 Nov 2017

Vincent Magwenya
Imagining the possibilities of an Africanised Black Friday

Black Friday has come and gone, with popular consumer products ranging from food items and electronic devices to furniture items flying off the shelves at bargain prices.

By Vincent Magwenya 28 Nov 2017

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Fastjet, (Red) and Oliver Mtukudzi team up in the fight for an Aids-free generation

A new partnership between Fastjet and Aids organisation (Red) will be launched with the release of a new track, Holiday by legendary singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi. 100% of the proceeds from track sales will be donated to the Global Fund

28 Nov 2017

TBWA Africa Conference kicks off, telling African stories
TBWA Africa Conference kicks off, telling African stories

The TBWA\ annual Africa conference taking place in Durban this week has attracted delegates from 29 countries on the continent and further afield

28 Nov 2017

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African Media feels the pinch

African Media and Entertainment (AME) has warned shareholders it expects trading conditions for the remaining six months of the 2018 financial year to remain challenging

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2017

France's President Emmanuel Macron will stress that he wants a partnership of equals with Africa, based on education and entrepreneurship |
Macron to urge entrepreneurship on first African tour

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will tour Africa this week to try to boost France's flagging influence on the continent and convince young people eyeing Europe's shores they have a future at home

28 Nov 2017

Protestors attend a demonstration against slavery in Libya, at Sergels torg in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 25, 2017 |
Migrant slavery casts shadow over EU-Africa summit

ABIDJAN - A furore over migrant slave markets in Libya casts a shadow over an AU-EU summit this week that aims to promote Africa's long-term economic growth and stability, spurred by European fears of terrorism and mass migration

28 Nov 2017

The 2017 Digital Salt event.
The future of media

Gustav Goosen elaborates on some of the mobile and data content his team presented at the Digital Salt event which he believes are areas that will have significant influence on the future of media, way beyond what we've seen thus far

By Gustav Goosen 28 Nov 2017

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