African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation. With its young population, dynamic growth and rapidly improving infrastructure, sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse in the years to come.
Matthew Kibby 20 hours ago
Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs. The filters now allow guests to find listings with specific features including step-free entry rooms and more.
22 hours ago
The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever. The Zeitz MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa, will be the venue on 10 April 2018 to showcase Africa's production talent.
1 day ago
The proliferation of e-commerce essentially means that retailers are now more than ever competing in a global marketplace. In South Africa, online may account for less than 2% of total retail sales, but online spend has been predicted to top R53 billion this year.
Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018
Nielsen 15 Mar 2018
Midem, home to the global music community, has announced the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme, including an Africa Forum with the Trace channel, to support the African music industry.
15 Mar 2018
UN experts have condemned the decision to seek the death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid, who was arrested in August 2013 while covering clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
15 Mar 2018
Africa's smartphone market has declined despite the strong performance of the region's biggest markets. Economic recovery in two of Africa's biggest markets, namely Nigeria and South Africa, which have both dealt with challenging economic conditions in recent years, will have a positive effect on consumer confidence and spending on mobile phones.
14 Mar 2018
If you haven't already heard, Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration.
14 Mar 2018
It's the start of a new week and I am actually buzzing. Buzzing not only because of the colourful activities that filled it up with so much life, but because of a reimagined outlook and zeal of being an African at this day and age.
Khangelani Dziba 28 Feb 2018