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MARKETING & MEDIA

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

By Ben Leo 9 hours ago

RETAIL

Moncler to unveil monthly 'Genius' series at Milan Fashion Week

Italian outerwear maker Moncler will unveil his strategy for shaking up the world fashion calendar at the Milan Fashion Week opening on Tuesday with his high-powered monthly "Genius" series...

11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Real appeal for real people is how Kia's Sportage rolls... but who let Sanral's strange Valentine's Day road map out in public?

Advertising has sometimes been described as the art of enticing people into buying things they don't need and they can't afford. In the car business, especially, it is often dreams which are being sold... sadly, those sort of dreams which can get people into big financial trouble eventually...

By Brendan Seery 11 hours ago

LEGAL

Minister Mbalula welcomes Lamoer ruling

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has welcomed the conviction of former Western Cape top cop Arno Lamoer, saying it sends a strong message to the men in blue that crime doesn't pay...

11 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Lands committee to downsize farms

Zimbabwe - Mashonaland Central's Mazowe District lands committee resolved to identify large and underutilised farms for redistribution...

By Fungai Lupande 11 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Day Zero moved to 9 July

Good news for Cape Town, Day Zero has been shifted to 9 July, the city's deputy mayor Ian Neilson confirmed today...

11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Facebook announce three-year partnership with Nelson Mandela Foundation

Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation...

11 hours ago

LEGAL

Guptas and lieutenants were 'secret' passengers on court case flight

South African air charter company Execujet has been accused of flouting international aviation regulations when it failed to declare the identity of five "secret" passengers it flew to Bloemfontein last week...

By Graeme Hosken 11 hours ago

ICT

AfriLabs Annual Gathering moves to Tanzania

Pan-African network of tech hubs AfriLabs has announced its Annual Gathering will take place in October, with the event moving to Tanzania for the first time...

By Gabriella Mulligan 11 hours ago

TOURISM

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy...

By John Sinclair 11 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Day Zero is meant to cut Cape Town's water use: what is it, and is it working?

The City of Cape Town has introduced the idea of Day Zero to focus everyone's attention on managing water consumption as tightly as possible by cajoling water consumers into reducing usage...

By Kevin Winter 12 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof yesterday, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 12 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 1)

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and colleague Philip Fimmano of Trend Union presented their latest trend books for 2019, namely Goddesses (trends S/S 2019), On Safari (activewear S/S 2019) and Spiritual House (home and lifestyle 2019), as part of Design Indaba 2018 at the Lisof: Fashion Design School & Retail Education Institute in Johannesburg yesterday...

By Jessica Tennant 12 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

Ramaphosa reassures mining communities of inclusion in Mining Charter talks

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reassured the mining affected communities networks that they will not be excluded from the consultation processes around the Mining Charter in the future...

12 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224-million people are undernourished in Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said on Monday, 19 February...

12 hours ago

PROPERTY

L2D's first results fall short of expectations

The listing of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) promised investors exposure to some of the best shopping centres in Africa for the first time, but its maiden year was disappointing...

By Alistair Anderson 12 hours ago

ICT

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt

Which African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so great.

By Tom Jackson 13 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Interest grows in smart farms

The internet of things could breathe new life into SA's agriculture sector. Like their global peers, SA technology companies are trialling different IoT applications...

By Nick Hedley 13 hours ago

LEGAL

German court could open way to bans on diesel cars

One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the "car nation"...

13 hours ago

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