Why have some companies succeeded and others failed in Africa? International brands have extended their business models into Africa, and set up shop: investing in infrastructure by means of supply chains and distribution networks, creating employment, and relentlessly driving their brands on the market, only to close-up shop when great expectations floundered.
While leisure is an important component of the tourism mix, operators need to develop a more diverse offering, driven by business tourism and conferencing. According to the South African National Convention Bureau, South Africa hosts about one million delegates at business events every year, supporting over 250,000 jobs directly and indirectly in this sub-sector alone.
Yugashnee Naicker 12 hours ago
As in many other developing markets in which mobile is outstripping fixed-line networks, mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators.
Sherry Zameer 14 hours ago
Euromonitor International's Africa Rising megatrend is part of a Megatrend report series that provides "thought leadership on trends with the strongest influence on the world of tomorrow".
Louise Marsland 1 day ago
Alliance Media in partnership with Coca-Cola, has created an iconic and innovative OOH billboard site by projecting onto the well-known Cham Towers building in Kampala, Uganda.
A new wave is sweeping across Africa. Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership than ever before. From presidents to ministers and governors, senators to members of parliament, Africa's young people are demanding a seat at the political table.
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mSurvey, the mobile-first consumer feedback platform for businesses and consumers in Africa, announced a Series A round of USD$3.5m, led by Africa focused venture firm TLcom Capital with investment from Social Capital, Kapor Capital, Golden Palm, and Richard Owen; founding team of Net Promoter Score (NPS).
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In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years.
2 days ago
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A book is being developed on Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to serve as a valuable resource for future negotiators, academics, researchers, and policy makers, and enhance a greater understanding of how the agreement came about.
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The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.
Robyn de Villiers 2 days ago
LAGOS, Nigeria - Africa's billionaires and millionaires will continue giving business advice and talking about their worst of times in creating some of the continent's leading brands, on one of Forbes Africa's top shows.
20 Apr 2018