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Episode 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business.

Date: 23 Jun 2016
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Intra-African broadband terrestrial infrastructure

AU Launches Kenya Internet Exchange Point of Presence in Mombasa: "Keeping intra-regional internet traffic within the region"...

1 day ago

Attree
Content strategy for the future

Melissa Attree, director of content strategy at Ogilvy & Mather SA, recently took time out of her busy schedule to host an informal training session with Bizcommunity's content team on content strategy for the future...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Harmonising media research across Africa
Harmonising media research across Africa

Beyond Babel: harmonising media research across Africa for a more prosperous future...

By Oresti Patricios 3 days ago

Tips on how YouTube videos can drive consumers to purchase your product
Tips on how YouTube videos can drive consumers to purchase your product

Today's consumer need to stay informed about your product offering and what the benefits of purchasing those products are. You need to find consumers where they are and progressively this is the digital realm - online...

By Nicola Graves 24 Jun 2016

Innovation Prize for Africa winners: (L-R): Dr Imogen Wright, Dr Eddy Agbo, Dr Achidi Valentin Agon.
Innovation Prize for Africa winners

Ground-breaking healthcare solutions grab the Innovation Prize for Africa 2016 - total cash awards of US$150 000, showcasing African ingenuity...

24 Jun 2016

Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group
Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group

Two major investors in African power projects announced a joint venture to help boost electricity output across the continent...

23 Jun 2016

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Youth employment trends in East Africa

Youth-led research shows young Africans still face many obstacles when entering the labour market...

21 Jun 2016

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Technological innovation - a catalyst for Africa's growth

Technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa's agribusiness sector, in particular - PwC Agribusiness report...

21 Jun 2016

Coca-Cola unveils new $130 million bottling plant in Mozambique
Coca-Cola unveils new $130 million bottling plant in Mozambique

President of Mozambique and The Coca-Cola Company chairman and CEO open fully-automated, world-class bottling plant in Mozambique...

20 Jun 2016

Group of Andela developers,Kenya. Photo Credit: Robert Opiyo
Zuckerberg, GV invest in Andela

With new backing from Zuckerberg and GV, Andela will empower Africa's next generation of great technical leaders...

20 Jun 2016

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#TRENDING: What do an umbrella, a shark and a house plant have in common?

The influential Consumer Goods Forum summit was held in Africa for the first time - these are the top trends emerging...

By Louise Marsland 20 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town...

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Five things you need to know about the future of the retail market in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016

Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa
Nigeria promotes ridesharing in Africa

Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa, says Uber...

By Ebi Atawodi 14 Jun 2016

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EU signs economic partnership agreement with Southern African countries

This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region, pursuing regional economic integration...

13 Jun 2016

Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30
Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30

Forbes Africa reveals Africa's 30 most promising entrepreneurs under 30 for 2016...

30 May 2016

Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP
Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP

Intra-African trade can be a catalyst investment and foster growth on the continent...

27 May 2016

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa
#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised...

26 May 2016

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa's CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment...

23 May 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

Killing two birds with one stone
Killing two birds with one stone

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

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
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...

9 Apr 2014

Dina Saffer-Myers
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 18 Mar 2014

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
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 27 Dec 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

Women in News Summit
Women in News Summit

"We must keep women media professionals within the media sector". This was the message received by the more than 50 participants attending the 3rd Annual WAN-IFRA Women in News Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, this week, which brought together women from the media industry in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia for a three-day event.

11 Dec 2012

Tatenda Chiweshe
Botswana billboard buying season now open

Last week as I met with several major media buyers in Gaborone presenting Media Trace's Botswana Outsights Report for October 2012, it became clear that October and November is their critical planning and buying season for the next year.

By Tatenda Chiweshe 31 Oct 2012

Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa
Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa

An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

3 Apr 2012

'Women in News' programme open for applications
'Women in News' programme open for applications

The Women in News (WIN) programme, a leadership programme for African women working in media and launched by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in 2010, is now accepting applications from women media professionals from either the business or editorial side of newspapers in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

18 Jan 2012

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