#MandelaMonth

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

A brief guide to creating powerful hashtags

If you've ever wondered what fuels social media these days, the answer is the hashtag. No longer the currency of gum-chewing, pre-teen girls, a powerful hashtag can circle the world faster than Superman can change into tights...

By Steven Slotow 1 day ago

RETAIL

5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years...

2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#Mandela100: Africa needs leaders who live and exude integrity

Africa's new generation of leaders could learn a thing or two about how to become great, but it takes much more to become an extraordinary leader like Nelson Mandela...

By Rudo Kwaramba-Kayombo 2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

And the World's Best Airlines of 2018 are...

Singapore Airlines has been named 2018's World's Best Airline in Skytrax's World Airline Awards. Not only that, but it also snatched the top spot as the World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia, and Best First Class Airline Seat...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

By Alain Ebobissé 3 days ago

HEALTHCARE

Mapping neglected tropical diseases

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of communicable diseases that affect more than 1.5-billion people globally, 39% of whom live in Africa...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Call for African animation talent

Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa in the first ever Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa...

3 days ago

ICT

Seedstars picks 9 startups for Rwanda competition

Nine startups have been selected to compete at the Kigali-leg of world-touring startup pitching competition Seedstars World this week, with Rwanda's top startup to progress to represent the country...

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

"Let me tell you what I believe. I believe in Nelson Mandela's vision, I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King..."

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Superpower investment in Africa

How superpowers, the United States and China, are investing in Africa, according to new research...

3 days ago

RETAIL

New Pan-African B2B marketplace "a one-stop-shop for all things African"

Afrimart, a Pan-African business to business (B2B) e-commerce platform for products made in Africa, has just been launched, offering growth prospects for the less exploited intra-Africa trade...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists...

17 Jul 2018

AGRICULTURE

Africa goes green and digital with a consortium of 30 agritech entrepreneurs

Compared to other industries, agriculture has been slow to adopt the leading edge of technologies from the Digital Revolution. The time has come for Africa to experience its own Green Revolution thanks to better access to financing information and technology...

By Aïda El Kohen and Hamza Rkha Chaham 17 Jul 2018

ICT

First fibre network from Cape to Cairo to be completed

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Telecom Egypt and Liquid Telecom will enable the completion of the first fibre network from Cape to Cairo...

17 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global this Mandela Day for his views on the South African advertising industry, from the 'rainbow nation advertising' he experienced under Madiba's rule to the 'hackvertising' of today...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy

If your company strategy is not complemented by a coordinated digital marketing strategy it is unlikely to generate the results you are looking for...

By Roy Morrison 17 Jul 2018

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