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We rise together: Collaboration and Africa's economic future
We rise together: Collaboration and Africa's economic future

The key to business sustainability is changing how we think about competition and partnership. The business landscape is beginning to shift away from the traditional competition model, especially in Africa...

Issued by Shift Social Development 2 days ago

Swati Bhattacharya, Nicolas Courant, Sebastian Padilla and Fabian Frese. Images supplied.
Jury presidents for Loeries 2018 announced

Four of the world's top creative leaders will guide over 160 judges in the process of selecting the best of brand communication from across Africa and the Middle East...

3 days ago

Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing of Burger King. © .
#OneShow2018: SA EXCLUSIVE with Burger King!

In an exclusive interview, Ann Nurock talks to Fernando Machado, head of brand marketing for Burger King. Winner of the coveted Penta Pencil and Client of the Year at the recent One Show awards...

By Ann Nurock 16 May 2018

AfricaCom 2017, Cape Town.
AfricaCom 2018 launches the Africa Video Forum

With video content and streaming influencing viewing habits on the African continent, TV Connect Africa has evolved into the Africa Video Forum stream...

14 May 2018

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

Crossing borders in Africa with events
Crossing borders in Africa with events

Organising events in other countries poses challenges in innumerable forms and can develop into situations which often require diplomacy and tact...

By Glenn van Eck 10 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

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ICCA names Cape Town top MICE destination in Africa

Cape Town has been named as the number one meetings destination in Africa for the tenth consecutive year...

8 May 2018

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro; Rudi Visser, head of innovation acceleration for RCS; Victoria Jackson of Mest; Kerry Petrie of Silicon Cape; Xabiso Lombo, founder of Guardian Gabriel; Alexander Fraser of VC4A; and Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena.
#AfricaMonth: "We're not the United States of Africa"

AfricArena panellists offered various case studies on doing business in Africa and explained why it's time to focus on partnerships and collaboration across the continent before setting sights off our shores...

By leigh andrews 4 May 2018

Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena and CEO of French-South African tech company, Methys.
#AfricaMonth: Feed our startup gazelles and unicorns with funding

Last week's AfricArena media event highlighted the continent's 'funding starvation syndrome', the African startup pyramid, and why we need to boost both the African startup gazelles and unicorns alike...

By leigh andrews 3 May 2018

The Commonwealth Africa Forum.
Africa is open for business

Canada will host The Commonwealth Africa Forum in July 2018, convening over 250 delegates and a number of high profile speakers...

2 May 2018

Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup
Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup

A new logo has been released and a special press section has been developed as a resource for the media, as it gets closer to Rugby Africa Gold Cup kick off...

26 Apr 2018

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

As the economy continues to shift from being resource-based, knowledge industries such as tourism will become more sophisticated and important and while business travel makes up just a quarter of the overall tourism pie, its potential extends far beyond its current nominal contribution...

By Yugashnee Naicker 25 Apr 2018

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

23 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

Philip Thomas, Ascential Events CEO and chairman-elect of Cannes Lions.
CMO Growth Council launched by Cannes Lions and ANA

The new CMO Growth Council will frame the future growth agenda for brands on the global stage...

17 Apr 2018

Showcasing Africa's innovators
Showcasing Africa's innovators

The Africa Innovation Summit has launched a call across Africa for innovations addressing the continent's challenges, from African innovators...

16 Apr 2018

Kigali, Rwanda.
AfDB partners with Africa Innovation Summit

The African Development Bank has confirmed its partnership with the second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit to be held in Kigali, Rwanda, 6-8 June 2018...

16 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa
10 reasons to be at Ciclope Africa

Ticket bookings are now open for Ciclope Africa, the regional leg of Ciclope, the leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image...

29 Mar 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

22 Mar 2018

#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI
#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI

Artificial intelligence doesn't have to induce a Hollywood sci-fi dystopian nightmare in which robots take over the world. It may instead offer an exciting opportunity to connect consumers to your brand...

By Maroefah Smith 16 Mar 2018

How to promote innovation in Africa
How to promote innovation in Africa

The Africa Innovation Summit will bring together 1,000 innovators, entrepreneurs, policy makers, business and political leaders, as well as academics, researchers and investors in Africa...

13 Mar 2018

Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa Summit
Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa Summit

Climate change, youth political participation, the economy and security, top the agenda at the Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018 in London this week...

12 Mar 2018

Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy
Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

12 Mar 2018

2018 Africa Forum CEO of the Year: Nadia Fettah, MD of Saham Finances,
Nadia Fettah named 'CEO of the Year'

The 2018 Africa CEO Forum Awards has named 'CEO of the Year'; and 'Most Promising Company of the Year' award...

12 Mar 2018

Deloitte panel at Africa Outlook 2018: (L-R) Hardy Pemhiwa, Sola David-Borha, MD Ramesh, and Sabine Dall’Omo.
Africa's new winning companies

Africa is now at a stage whereby it is continuously seeing new and existing winning companies - due largely to disruptive and innovative business models...

7 Mar 2018

Image Supplied by Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Carlson Rezidor rebrands to leverage international brand equity of the Radisson name

"The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners."

6 Mar 2018

Africa's growth story celebrated
Africa's growth story celebrated

The 5th Annual Commonwealth Africa Summit in London, in March, will take place under the theme 'Common Good'...

5 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

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