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#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

African innovation hub.
African hubs endorse innovation policy manifesto

A total of 90 African hubs from 32 countries with more than 450,000 innovators within their combined community, created and endorsed the Africa Innovation Policy Manifesto...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup
Media resources launched for Rugby Africa Gold Cup

A new logo has been released and a special press section has been developed as a resource for the media, as it gets closer to Rugby Africa Gold Cup kick off...

26 Apr 2018

Nairobi, Kenya. © John Wollwerth via
Creating safer cities to help drive greater economic growth

The majority of the world's citizens reside in urban areas and when cities are managed effectively, they can provide their inhabitants with vital opportunities for economic development...

By Roy Alves 5 Mar 2018

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

Dr William Mapham.
Image © Christopher Larson/Scott Gorman.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 22 Feb 2018

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

By Juanita Pienaar 20 Feb 2018

Absolut creative collaboration.
Change the way the internet sees African creativity

The Absolut African Art Intervention is continuing in its mission to change how the world views African creativity...

6 Feb 2018

Design Indaba 2016.
Design Indaba Conference, a multi-sensory event

The Design Indaba Conference, which will be held from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create a multi-sensory event where you can hear, see, learn and experience the future of creative thinking and design activism...

23 Nov 2017

Design Market in Ghana launches
Design Market in Ghana launches

The second edition of the Design Market, a seasonal event to showcase contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana...

1 Nov 2017

Kigali, Rwanda. © Dereje Belachew via
Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 Oct 2017

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns. The only way to change and to shift into new spaces, is to develop strong cultures of innovation...

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of current the physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Simelane and Cooper.
#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane shares how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. Here Peter Crafford takes us through the anatomy of a creative concept...

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire
New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire

The first edition of the Design Market, an event to celebrate and promote contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on June 3rd and 4th 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...

2 Jun 2017

Ghana Fashion & Design Week
Ghana Fashion and Design Week

Fashion designers, models, artists, fashion buyers, journalists and fashion lovers from the world will participate in the Ghana Fashion and Design Week 2016...

26 Sep 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in Egypt

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

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Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize

An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts, has won Africa's first health technology prize...

27 May 2016

Flower show for Africa
Flower show for Africa

A new flower show has launched in Cape Town, South Africa, for 27-30 October 2016...

26 May 2016

Building sustainable smart cities
Building sustainable smart cities

IDC's Mark Walker Discusses Building Sustainable Smart Cities...

13 May 2016

Micheal Habumugisha of Musanze in his workshop. Source: COMESA
Africa regional leather design studio launched

Mombasa hosts stakeholders for launch of the regional leather design studio which has garnered global backing...

9 May 2016

Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu
Exploring Nigeria through the eyes of Ben Enwonwu

Since the death of the legendary Ben Enwonwu, his paintings have stirred countless art lovers to locating Nigeria on the world's map...

By Nkem Ndem V 29 Jul 2015

How to create a killer logo
How to create a killer logo

A logo is often the first step towards developing your company's visual identity so you need to get it right... This is how you can do that...

1 Apr 2015

[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015

This year, in the second edition of its Africa Is Now project, Design Indaba traces the contours of an uprising of grassroots creative collectives on the continent...

17 Feb 2015

Anton Ressel
Learn to say 'No'

Saying 'No' can be a liberating experience for an entrepreneur...

By Anton Ressel 9 Feb 2015

Chain Reactions Nigeria refreshes website
Chain Reactions Nigeria refreshes website

In an aim to strengthen its online presence and gain increased mind share in the business community, specialised African strategy company Chain Reactions Nigeria, has re-launched its corporate website...

27 Aug 2014

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

NSE redesigns, relaunches website
NSE redesigns, relaunches website

The Nigerian Stock Exchange revealed its upgraded and redesigned website earlier this week. A statement by the NSE noted that with a more contemporary design, the new site incorporates a more intuitive...

16 Jul 2014

MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest
MoMo Nigeria to run mobile software app contest

Local information and communications technology development firm, Mobile Monday (MoMo Nigeria), will be running a contest for mobile software application developers and designers in the country.

20 Jan 2014

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