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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers

Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad

'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach

Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber

Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

Top Employers Institute awards first Global Certifications

The introduction of a Top Employers Global Certification programme is a logical next step in view of the global trend in harmonisation of employee conditions...

Issued by Top Employers Institute

First 4G service launched in Seychelles

Airtel has launched Africa's first 4G service on a network based on FD-LTE in the Seychelles, making it amongst the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this technology...

SkyVision provides Seychelles with viable communications

In an effort to provide viable communications between the main island of Seychelles (Mahe) and 12 neighbouring islands, Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) required a reliable and efficient network solution...

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

Airtel announces new bosses in Kenya and Seychelles

Airtel Kenya has appointed Adil El Yousseffi as its new managing director, while Amadou Dina takes over the Seychelles office in the same capacity.

By Susan Mwenesi

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad

English Club TV channel comes to Seychelles

E?TV Network Limited and Cable & Wireless Seychelles have signed an agreement to bring the educational channel English Club TV to television audience in Seychelles via Cable IPTV Systems.

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