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Episode 174: Simple, efficient, agency software with Magnetic.

Date: 19 May 2016
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The 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000, is now open for entries...

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Facebook expands video ads support

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The Holmes Report Africa Consultancy of the Year

Five PR companies are in the running for Africa PR Agency of the Year Award by the prestigious Homes Report...

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BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
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BrandsEye is now able to monitor traditional media, including print and broadcast, alongside its existing offering of tracking social media and online news...

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

10 nominees for Africa Innovation Prize
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African ingenuity this year showcases breakthroughs in malaria and other public health burdens, smart solutions for farmers and dynamic power initiatives ...

11 May 2016

3D wins Best Stand
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A win for 3D for Botswana's Baisago University stand...

5 May 2016

Lerala diamond mine, Botswana
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Lerala diamond mine in Botswana has commenced production following a nine-month upgrade and recommissioning project...

4 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Botswana set to meet Aids viral suppression targets
#AfricaMonth: Botswana set to meet Aids viral suppression targets

Botswana appears to have achieved very high rates of HIV diagnosis, treatment, and viral suppression-much better than most Western nations, including the United States...

3 May 2016

Orange Group to train women in Africa
Orange Group to train women in Africa

Local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and associations are urged to submit proposals for women's digital centres...

7 Mar 2016

Applying Net Promoter Score to South African 'state of the company'
Applying Net Promoter Score to South African 'state of the company'

The customer loyalty and satisfaction measure the Net Promoter Score (NPS), established by Bain & Company in 2003, is an evaluation tool designed by Fred Reichheld, a partner in the company...

19 Feb 2016

The Women in News editors and senior journalists from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Rwandan Women in News journalists will join the programme soon.
Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016...

21 Jan 2016

Botswana hosts Innovation Prize for Africa
Botswana hosts Innovation Prize for Africa

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF), in a joint collaborative effort with the government of Botswana, represented by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology and the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH), has announced that the next Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) will be held in Gaborone, Botswana in June 2016...

21 Jan 2016

Contributors to this piece (top to bottom, L to R): Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\Africa; Ken Kyaka, TBWA\Redhouse Kenya; Hunsa Chikaha, TBWA\ Khanga Rue, Tanzania; Tumiso Mabusela, TBWA\ Medcom, Botswana; Filipe Braga, TBWA\ Angola; Yosia Lukwago, TBWA\ Limelight, Uganda; Kobby Acquah-Hayford, TBWA\Markcom, Ghana; Kelechi Nwosu, TBWA\ Concept, Nigeria; and Sapi Bachi, TBWA\ Zimbabwe
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Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansion
Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansion

Botswana-based retailer Choppies Enterprises is extending its South African footprint with the proposed acquisition of retail outlets owned by niche supermarket group Jwayelani...

By Marc Hasenfuss 23 Dec 2015

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge
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Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

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'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

You can be part of the new Awesome South Africa app, designed to promote local business...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2015

African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech
African startups named among 100 most inspiring uses of tech

Eight African startups and organisations have been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100), a global celebration of the most inspiring uses...

By Tom Jackson 10 Dec 2015

Thinkroom Consulting releases SME Landscape Study
Thinkroom Consulting releases SME Landscape Study

Thinkroom Consulting's inaugural report, titled 'An SME Landscape Study: The Conduciveness of Starting and Conducting Business in Africa', was released on 19 November 2015...

23 Nov 2015

Huawei launches training programme
Huawei launches training programme

In an endeavour to boost the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Botswana, Huawei has come up with a training programme dubbed "seeds for future" to enhance the skills of ICT graduates...

By Karabo Ntane 23 Oct 2015

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What makes a strong and effective African network? Is it the number of partnerships that have been established with local agency businesses in Nigeria, Kenya or Ghana...?

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Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya
Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya

Google South Africa has launched Google for Nonprofits in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana...

3 Sep 2015

Botswana: Digital migration taken to people
Botswana: Digital migration taken to people

THAMAGA: The Department of Broadcasting Services has embarked on an awareness journey to inform the public about digital migration...

By Sesha Molebatsi 6 Aug 2015

Killing two birds with one stone
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In securing the Above the Line (ATL) business of a client in Africa, and a major local client, Switch has a launched itself squarely into the advertising space...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jul 2015

African markets emerge on global retail development index
African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

3 Jun 2015

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