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Castel’s 162-hectare vineyard in Ziway, Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's emerging wine industry luring consumers locally and abroad

While Ethiopia's Rift Valley wine is targeting more experienced wine drinkers, foreigners and high-end restaurants, its Acacia range is aimed at an emerging Ethiopian wine-drinker…

11 hours ago

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Rest of Africa helps drive superb sales for Shoprite

Last year may have been a difficult year for retail in Africa but consumers still came in droves to Shoprite, which reported double-digit sales growth on the continent in the six months to December…

9 hours ago

How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer
How to address the needs of the uncompromising customer

Intercontinental Hotels Group's 2017 Trends Report highlights the uncompromising nature of today's customer who expects brands to deliver experiences that satisfy contradictory needs...

6 hours ago

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Number of African tech startups funded rises 17% in 2016

African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding up by 16.8% compared to the previous year…

8 hours ago

#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing
#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing

Marketing as a discipline is having to undergo seismic change, says Shireen Jaftha, Integrated Media Specialist, Kagiso Media...

By Shireen Jaftha 10 hours ago

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Digitising East Africa's agricultural sector

Mastercard launches mobile marketplace to digitise East Africa's agricultural sector…

10 hours ago

Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)
Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

A young Nigerian girl has developed an app to help children who are lost to find their way back home…

12 hours ago

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African online shopping trends in 2017

Here are some of the key findings of The 2017 Global Online Consumer report by KPMG...

1 day ago

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Business advisory services for Africa

EY creates borderless advisory services across Africa, India and the Middle East to support business growth…

1 day ago

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What makes content marketing return ongoing results?

Content marketing is defined as a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience...

By Chemory Gunko 1 day ago

#BizTrends2017: Programmatic buying as a powerful tool
#BizTrends2017: Programmatic buying as a powerful tool

Media houses will be working hard to add value to their advertising inventory, says Paula Raubenheimer, head of programmatic at SouthernX@The SpaceStation…

By Paula Raubenheimer 1 day ago

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Africa's economic prospects in 2017 - 10 countries to watch

These are the top 10 African economies to watch in 2017 when evaluating Africa's economic prospects…

By J. Peter Pham 1 day ago

Sectors of opportunity for entrepreneurs in 2017
Sectors of opportunity for entrepreneurs in 2017

Despite the tough year experienced in 2016, there are certain sectors that are ripe with opportunity for astute entrepreneurs to capitalise on in 2017...

1 day ago

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Everyone is a ‘storyteller' these days

So, what makes for good story collection in the marketing/communications space? Personal story collection is a long and thorough process, much of it occurring before going out in the field...

By Stuart Rothgiesser 1 day ago

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ECA, NEPAD launch investors' guide for Africa infrastructure

Africa will need about 360 billion dollars by 2040 to apply the planned ‘16-16-16' infrastructure development programme in Africa…

1 day ago

#BizTrends2017: The year of living simply
#BizTrends2017: The year of living simply

How to simplify the marketing conversation and really know your customer, advises Rudy Hassiem, managing director of Brandnew Creative Agency…

By Rudy Hassiem 1 day ago

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How to contribute to investing in Africa's youth

Call for Papers for AU ECHO 2017 with the theme, ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth'…

1 day ago

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Econet Media puts bet on fast-growing eSports

Econet Media is betting heavily on eSports, the latest phenomenon in online gaming…

2 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017

How smart marketers survived 2016 to position themselves for success in 2017, according to Nicole Shapiro, associate director at Added Value…

By Nicole Shapiro 2 days ago

#BizTrends2017: The march for talent 4.0
#BizTrends2017: The march for talent 4.0

We're currently functioning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, and need to assess talent requirements going forward, says Stijn Smolders, CEO of Sprout Performance Partners…

By Stijn Smolders 2 days ago

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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which allows users to find points of interest and services within their proximity…

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

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#GambiaHasDecided campaign releases video

The campaign around #GambiaHasDecided was established to ensure that Gambia's democracy is preserved...

2 days ago

David Drew
#BizTrends2017: Instant gratification is not limited to information

David Drew, chief commercial officer of Boxmore Packaging, writes about how 3D printing is revolutionising the FMCG industry...

By David Drew 2 days ago

Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf
Hilton continues Moroccan expansion with first hotel in Casablanca

Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf in Morocco to begin construction in 2018…

2 days ago

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

2 days ago

Michael Armstrong
Retaining domestic stability will mean facing challenges for Africa in 2017

2017 will see policymakers across Africa facing the challenge of how to minimise instability without affecting the economy's ability to raise standards of living…

3 days ago

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2017: Audiences have increased control on digital platforms
#BizTrends2017: Audiences have increased control on digital platforms

Bizcommunity.com interviewed Madré Roothman, digital strategist at Hellocomputer on digital trends for 2017...

By Madré Roothman 3 days ago

Solar startup ARED empowers Rwandans with ‘business in a box'
Solar startup ARED empowers Rwandans with ‘business in a box'

Rwandan hardware-as-a-service company ARED is empowering local people with a ‘business in a box' solar kiosk platform that enables them to start their own businesses...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

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