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Episode 114: Green PR and employee training strategies

Date: 20 Nov 2014
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Date: 6 Nov 2014
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Tap into Africa's franchising potential
Tap into Africa's franchising potential

The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, attended by industry thought leaders and experts, provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry...

16 Oct 2014 14:36

Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth
Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth

More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...

By Charles Brewer 1 Oct 2014 10:28

Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases
Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases

At the 2014 US-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum), which coincided with President Barack Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit...

By Charles Brewer 15 Aug 2014 14:59

Hunger for African products will only grow stronger
Hunger for African products will only grow stronger

Rwandan fashion label Mille Collines' CEO tells Dinfin Mulupi from How we made it in Africa about Rwanda's growing retail sector and why she believes "the hunger for African products...

2 Jul 2014 07:25

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa
AB7 expo to benefit from increasing interest in Africa

Africa is fast becoming the 'New Frontier', bucking the trend of stagnant world markets. Its population of almost one billion people comprises a rapidly expanding middle class with ever-increasing wealth and disposable income.

29 Jan 2014 11:03

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget
How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014 11:55

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 10:57

Danette Breitenbach
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa
Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50

Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion - Moving Tactics
Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion

Moving Tactics has partnered with Hungry Lion, one of the fastest growing Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) in South Africa, to implement a dynamic digital signage solution within their stores in South Africa and Africa.

Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Oct 2013 17:02

Carrefour forges into Africa
Carrefour forges into Africa

In partnership with distributor CFAO, French retailer Carrefour is making its entrance into the African market and will open shops in eight African countries by 2015.

23 Aug 2013 13:46

Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers
Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers

African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.

By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013 11:15

FNB Zambia opens branch in Solwezi

First National Bank (FNB) Zambia recently launched their Solwezi branch in a ceremony attended by the Minister of North Western Province, Nathaniel Mubukwanu, who officiated as the guest of honour.

14 Jun 2013 14:45

Samsung partners with Zamtel to launch Galaxy S4

Zamtel in partnership with Samsung has unveiled the fourth generation Samsung Galaxy Series of mobile phones, the Galaxy S4, designed to meet the business and personal communication needs of our time.

23 May 2013 10:20

Experiential Marketing - the contagious idea

What is it about the brand you picked off the shelf, signed vehicle finance for or the network you subscribe to that defined your choice? The experience. Your experience. Experiential Marketing lives in the space where decisions are made.

Issued by Mo-Tseleng 22 May 2013 09:34

PTA Bank approves loan for fiber optic network
PTA Bank approves loan for fiber optic network

PTA Bank has approved a loan of US$11.5million to Burundi Backbone Systems Company S.M. (BBS) with a guarantee of US$1,767,058 for the construction of a national fiber optic network in the country. The financing was approved by the board members of PTA Bank during a board meeting of the bank in Nairobi early in April 2013.

13 May 2013 12:22

Bright Africa - new report
Bright Africa - new report

A new report, Bright Africa, provides a uniquely comprehensive look at transaction multiples across the continent.

11 Apr 2013 10:54

Zambia hosts Pick n Pay's 95th foreign store

As part of its expansion into Africa, Pick n Pay yesterday, 21 March 2013, said it had opened a store in Luanshya, Zambia. This is the group's sixth Zambian store and takes the total of outlets outside of SA to 95 across eight countries.

22 Mar 2013 13:18

Seeing beyond the stereotypes

More than half of Africa's one billion population has a mobile phone - and not just for talking. The power of telephony is forging a new enterprise culture, from banking to agriculture to healthcare. Africa has experienced an incredible boom in mobile phone use.

By Richard Firth 18 Mar 2013 11:14

DHL Express triples network in sub-Saharan Africa
DHL Express triples network in sub-Saharan Africa

DHL Express, the global international express services provider, has expanded its network of DHL Service Points in sub-Saharan Africa from the initial 300 to over 1 000, in just a few short months.

25 Feb 2013 12:28

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets
[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.

By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013 13:20

[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding
[2013 trends] Out-of-the-box branding

No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.

By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33

[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future
[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future

As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.

By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39

2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know
2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Turbulent times were predicted on the back end of 2012. The ANC Mangaung conference precipitated very little stormy seas other than an anti-climactic conclusion. The Mayan apocalypse materialised into nothing but an ordinary day. In fact with so many forecasts for change and a chasm of chaos, one may tend to be a bit sceptical with further predictions of change.

By *David Mattin and Saint-Francis Tohlang 8 Jan 2013 07:55

The launch of fingerprint banking
The launch of fingerprint banking

The Rwandan government has ambitious goals, as part of its Vision 2020 plan, to bring financial services to the majority of the population. MobiCash is supporting Rwanda in its mission and will help deliver programs and technologies that extend access to financial services for people throughout the country.

7 Jan 2013 11:15

Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa
Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.

18 Dec 2012 12:19

The New Times to launch home deliveries

The New Times, Rwanda's leading daily, will with effect from January 2013, launch home deliveries to it's subscribers.

By Maria Kaitesi 13 Dec 2012 14:07

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