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Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Building the Shared Value ecosystem in Africa - Insights from 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

One of the strongest themes of the 2018 Africa Shared Value was the importance of businesses investing in the creation of sustainable Shared Value ecosystems for long-term success...

Issued by Shift Social Development 5 hours ago

BWA announces finalists for Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards
BWA announces finalists for Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards

The Businesswomen's Association (BWA) in Cape Town has announced 17 finalists for its annual Regional Business Woman of the Year Awards (RBWOYA)...

3 days ago

Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR
Africa could position itself as a frontrunner in 4IR

Reports on emerging technologies officially launched at African Innovation Summit, last week...

14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 2)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Jun 2018

#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)
#Loeries2018: Suhana Gordhan's advertising journey (Part 1)

Loeries chair aunty and creative director at FCB Africa, Suhana Gordhan shares what creativity means to her and lessons in leadership she's learnt along her journey in advertising from the boys' locker room to the beaches of Nicaragua...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Jun 2018

Think Creative Hub’s cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng ‘Nkgabi’ Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi.
#YouthMonth: Think like these young, creative African females...

Think Creative Hub's cofounders and creative directors Nkgabiseng 'Nkgabi' Motau and Mukondi Ralushayi explain their Cannes Lions links and why they just couldn't ignore feeling the itch of entrepreneurship two years ago...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jun 2018

Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa
Applications open for second Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Google has opened applications for class two of its Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, extending it in the process to a further 12 African countries...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jun 2018

Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme
Calling SA CEOs: Apply now for Stanford Seed Transformation Programme

Applications are open for the 2019 Stanford Seed Transformation Programme - Southern Africa, with entries closing for this highly competitive programme on 1 July 2018...

8 Jun 2018

Temitope Iluyemi, associate director, global government relations, Procter & Gamble.
Brands need to lead gender equality in Africa

Gender equality is a powerful driver for change and prosperity on the African continent, but brands need to take a leadership role...

By Temitope Iluyemi 7 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Tips to avoid working overtime, enhance your creative flow

Young workers often struggle with work-life balance. You're looking to prove yourself as you're literally the new kid on the block at work, but that doesn't have to result in endless overtime - even in the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

Launch of Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo, December 2018.
AfCFTA could raise trade by 52%

Preparations for an Intra-African Trade Fair in Cairo in December 2018 are underway...

6 Jun 2018

Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa
Innovative e-commerce approaches can help small businesses in Africa

Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online is estimated to be worth $24bn...

By Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018

Pictured L to R: Thomas Mofolo (MMMC’s chief brand communications consultant), Anna Hlalele (Co-founder, Canvas CAM) and Vinesh Duckworth (Co-founder, Canvas CAM).
#StartupStory: MMMC and Canvas CAM start joint venture

Juanita Pienaar chats with MMMC's chief brand communications consultant, Thomas Mofolo and asks him to elaborate on MMMC's new venture and partnership with Canvas CAM...

By Juanita Pienaar 31 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will live in Africa. In celebration of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sage unpacks which of Africa's key economies are positioned for strong growth in the decades to come...

By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

Uganda is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Africa according to research stats...

By Cobus van Zyl 24 May 2018

Seedstars Summit '18 Global Winner: Agrocenta
Seedstars Africa on the hunt for promising startups

Seedstars Africa is once again scouting for the top high growth startups and entrepreneurs to present them with the opportunity to drastically accelerate their business...

23 May 2018

Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton...

Issued by Shift Social Development 23 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Scaling up with Startupbootcamp's 'sandbox' success

Philip Kiracofe calls himself an 'adventure capitalist'. Here's how the Startupbootcamp initiative he co-founded is solving problems corporates didn't know they had while giving African startups a boost, and how you can get involved...

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2018

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

23 May 2018

Santam Women of the Future Awards judges: Jo-Ann Strauss, Annette La Grange, Professor Thuli Madonsela, Dawn Nathan-Jones, Suzy Brokensha.
Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards judges announced

The Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards has selected a panel of respected judges to preside over the awards...

21 May 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 21 May 2018

Jared Molko. Image by Gregor Rohrig
#AfricaMonth: Africa's time to shine

It's Africa Month, which is a great time to reflect on where we are as a connected society and what role we as African digital citizens have to play in the near future...

By Jared Molko 21 May 2018

All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018
All the regional winners of Mest Africa Challenge 2018

The regional winners of the inaugural Mest Africa Challenge, the pan-African startup pitch competition open to companies outside the Mest programme, has been announced...

18 May 2018

Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent
Duke's YPO Africa campaign drives membership on African continent

YPO is the premier leadership organisation for chief executives in the world. With over 25,000 members in over 130 countries across all industries and businesses, it is a global network that creates powerful connections to foster business and personal growth...

Issued by Duke Advertising 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

Get hustling with DJ Sbu and Hustlers Academy
Get hustling with DJ Sbu and Hustlers Academy

Sbusiso Leope, better known as DJ Sbu, has partnered with the 3Sixty Financial Services Group with the aim to develop the minds and ability of young hustlers in South Africa with his own learning institution - The Hustlers Academy...

10 May 2018

Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018
Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018

Forty-five entrepreneurs have been selected by Heineken South Africa and its partners to participate in the 2018 Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme...

9 May 2018

Startupbootcamp Africa partners Google to support startups
Startupbootcamp Africa partners Google to support startups

Startupbootcamp Africa has signed a formal partnership with the Google Cloud Startup Programme, which will offer startups selected for the Cape Town-based accelerator more than $20,000 worth of tech support...

By Tom Jackson 9 May 2018

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