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Episode 129: Marketing on Skype, 100 years of the CocaCola contour bottle and 2 ad agencies

Date: 30 Apr 2015
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GMAC to conduct Africa Google Hangout on 15 April
GMAC to conduct Africa Google Hangout on 15 April

Africa is home to several of the fastest growing economies in the world, and yet that growth is hindered by the Continent's widespread shortage of skilled workers, especially managers...

13 Apr 2015 11:08

African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship formed by six top business schools
African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship formed by six top business schools

Six of Africa's top business schools have formed a new academic association, the African Academic Association on Entrepreneurship (AAAE), to boost entrepreneurship and job creation on the continent...

25 Mar 2015 09:38

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides executive training for advancement of financial journalism
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa provides executive training for advancement of financial journalism

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) has partnered with key African universities to provide executive training for the advancement of financial journalism...

19 Mar 2015 11:30

Strathmore University launches region's first masters of science information systems security course
Strathmore University launches region's first masters of science information systems security course

Strathmore University has launched the Master of Science Information Systems Security course, the most advanced training available for information security experts in the East African region...

19 Mar 2015 05:56

Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools
Tech firm marks Women's Day with ICT donation to girls' schools

Tech manufacturer Intel donated 30 computers to nine girls' school in the country in as part of the International Women's Day celebrations...

9 Mar 2015 12:23

Multi-million rand partnership to accelerate innovation in Africa
Multi-million rand partnership to accelerate innovation in Africa

A multi-million rand partnership to accelerate sustainable innovation in Africa has been formed between the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) and MTN...

24 Feb 2015 10:29

Samsung Smart School initiative launches in Senegal
Samsung Smart School initiative launches in Senegal

The Senegal Ministry of Education and Samsung Electronics Africa, have announced the launch of a mobile education solution aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners...

18 Feb 2015 08:23

Nigeria: Yabatech declares 22-day holiday for polls
Nigeria: Yabatech declares 22-day holiday for polls

The Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, has directed its full-time and part-time students to proceed on a 22-day holiday to enable them to exercise their civic rights during this month's general elections...

2 Feb 2015 11:04

Academy for African Filmmakers to mentor young African talent
Academy for African Filmmakers to mentor young African talent

The Academy for African Filmmakers is a new initiative by Unilever and MOFILM to help young African talent develop their storytelling and pitching skills while working on real live Unilever briefs with the possibility of having their work broadcast...

27 Nov 2014 16:15

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 114: Green PR and employee training strategies
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 114: Green PR and employee training strategies

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 20 November 2014, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Angela Barter and Ivanna Granelli...

19 Nov 2014 10:09

Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple
Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple

I once heard someone say that his passion for skateboarding stems from being able to teach kids how to fall - or 'bail', in skateboarders' lingo. This piqued my interest...

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 6 Nov 2014 10:01

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 112: Will Green, Mammoth BI and the Work Your Wealth event
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 112: Will Green, Mammoth BI and the Work Your Wealth event

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 6 November 2014, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Will Green, Jason Haddock, Colin Browne and Desre Burski...

5 Nov 2014 11:19

DOBA Faculty of Slovenia to invest in e-learning in Kenya
DOBA Faculty of Slovenia to invest in e-learning in Kenya

Slovenia's largest private Business School, DOBA, is driving a public-private partnership program seeking to get employers in the four Kenyan cities to endorse e-learning...

3 Nov 2014 08:57

Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme
Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme

A partnership between Bharti Airtel and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has seen a new training programme unveiled, dubbed 'Train My Generation: Gabon 5,000'...

22 Oct 2014 09:20

Oracle's plans to close IT skills gap in Africa
Oracle's plans to close IT skills gap in Africa

Oracle has announced that it will be launching an initiative designed to enrich and increase the skills capacity of IT practitioners in Africa...

8 Oct 2014 15:43

Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast
Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast

Orange's network of startup accelerators has expanded to Ivory Coast with the launch of 'Orange Fab Ivory Coast'. Through the programme, Orange supports new digital players and helps them grow...

18 Sep 2014 15:40

Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream - UCT Graduate School of Business
Investing for impact has rapidly expanded into the mainstream

The 2014 African Investing for Impact Barometer was released on 9 September in Cape Town. Its message: investment with a positive impact on society and the environment is on the rise in both South Africa and Nigeria...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 15 Sep 2014 11:00

Kaymu, Cool FM, MCSA partner for student entrepreneurship workshop
Kaymu, Cool FM, MCSA partner for student entrepreneurship workshop

In partnership with Cool FM Lagos and Mass Communications Student Association (MCSA) of the University of Lagos, the Kaymu Entrepreneurship Workshop took place late last week...

2 Sep 2014 11:26

Loeries Creative Week kicks off with Adams & Adams Student Portfolio Day
Loeries Creative Week kicks off with Adams & Adams Student Portfolio Day

The Loeries Adams & Adams Student Portfolio Day is integrated with the Loeries expo and registration at the Cape Town City Hall on 20 September 2014...

2 Sep 2014 10:22

UCT broadens access, across Africa - thousands more opportunities for postgraduate diplomas - GetSmarter
UCT broadens access, across Africa - thousands more opportunities for postgraduate diplomas

The University of Cape Town has launched a suite of online postgraduate diplomas as part of a strategic initiative enabling students across Africa to study with high-touch interactive support...

Issued by GetSmarter 1 Sep 2014 11:20

Visual storytelling from Hacks/Hackers Joburg at Fak'ugesi Festival
Visual storytelling from Hacks/Hackers Joburg at Fak'ugesi Festival

Hacks/Hackers Johannesburg will be hosting a workshop and hackathon at the Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Festival, exploring data and visual storytelling and how to make numbers look great...

23 Aug 2014 10:30

'Future Leaders of Angola' scholarship program launched
'Future Leaders of Angola' scholarship program launched

The Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has launched its Future Leaders of Angola scholarship program aimed at building up the economic empowerment and capacity of a new workforce in...

20 Aug 2014 07:40

Unilever launches Academy for African Filmmakers
Unilever launches Academy for African Filmmakers

In an aim to empower, equip and celebrate African filmmakers, Unilever is launching the 'Academy for African Filmmakers' (AAF) initiative...

19 Aug 2014 11:57

Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry
Programmes unveiled for young Nigerians in creative industry

Numerous programmes have been unveiled at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos, the home of Del-York Creative Academy, for young Nigerian graduates and professionals who seek to explore opportunities in the creative industry.

By Ujunwa Atueyi 15 Aug 2014 08:04

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 100: Our 100th episode with Helen Zille, TEDx Cape Town
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 100: Our 100th episode with Helen Zille, TEDx Cape Town

Yesterday marked the 100th episode of the Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show! For 100 shows we have brought you the hottest insights from African and South African marketing, media, digital and ad...

8 Aug 2014 09:04

African business schools to promote innovative thinking - UCT Graduate School of Business
African business schools to promote innovative thinking

Identifying new opportunities for innovative thinking is vital for African business schools if they wish to offer relevant and meaningful training to the continent's future business leaders...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 31 Jul 2014 12:41

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?
What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

Many marketing people placed in companies are juniors, if they even exist at all - or the role is just not taken seriously at all by anyone internally...

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

AMI launches free online courses in Africa
AMI launches free online courses in Africa

The African Management Initiative (AMI) has launched the first in a series of free online courses developed with top business schools, aimed at reaching 1 million African managers and entrepreneurs...

22 Jul 2014 08:45

USIU-Africa Digital Media Bootcamp kicks off Thursday
USIU-Africa Digital Media Bootcamp kicks off Thursday

Kenya's USIU-Africa will be hosting its inaugural Digital Media Bootcamp with international speaker, Erik Qualman, on campus in Nairobi from 24-25 July 2014. Organised in conjunction with Globetrack International...

21 Jul 2014 09:44

Which do we need? More sales education or sales training?
Which do we need? More sales education or sales training?

Although there are an encouraging number of exceptions, tertiary academic institutions around the world have largely ignored sales, dismissing it as a craft or a trade, not worthy of...

By Peter Gilbert 13 Jul 2014 12:39

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