#BizTrends2017: The year of living simply
#BizTrends2017: The year of living simply

2017 should be the year of simplicity. Not to call myself old, but I grew up in an era where TV led the conversation, closely followed by radio. ATL agencies were rock stars with design and BTL communications a little rebelesque in their operations. Yep, it was a simple time.

By Rudy Hassiem 1 hour ago

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Econet Media puts bet on fast-growing eSports

Econet Media is betting heavily on eSports, the latest phenomenon in online gaming. The online video activity is gaining popularity across the world, attracting millions of viewers. Lately, broadcasters have sought ways to enter the lucrative market.

19 hours ago

#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Future proofing your brand for 2017

One key word springs to mind when reflecting on the year that was 2016 - tumultuous. For marketers, business people and the everyday consumer, 2016 proved a challenging one to navigate. We had to steer through extreme ups and downs - from weather to economic turbulence; shocking global and local political outcomes; rampant inflation and an exceptionally constrained consumer environment.

By Nicole Shapiro 20 hours ago

#BizTrends2017: The march for talent 4.0
#BizTrends2017: The march for talent 4.0

We're currently functioning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, characterised by digital, physical and biological technologies including: the internet of things, cloud computing, genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and biotechnology - all of which have a significant impact on business and economic models, as well as shaping employees of the future.

By Stijn Smolders 22 hours ago

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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which utilises an in-built GPS system to detect a user's location and allow them to find points of interest and services within their proximity.

By Tom Jackson 23 hours ago

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#GambiaHasDecided campaign releases video

The campaign around #GambiaHasDecided was established to ensure that The Gambia's democracy is "preserved, underpinned by the rule of law, respect for human rights, freedom of expression, unity in purpose, and, above all, peace".

23 hours ago

Hilton Garden Inn Casablanca Sidi Maarouf
Hilton continues Moroccan expansion with first hotel in Casablanca

CASABLANCA, Morocco - Hilton has signed a management agreement with Group Sadiki to open its first hotel in Casablanca. The news follows the conclusion of a landmark year for Hilton in Morocco which saw it re-establish a presence in the country in March 2016, with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tanger City Centre.

1 day ago

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

The United States Department of State, the United Nation Foundation's Girl Up campaign, and other partners have announced the opening of applications for the third annual Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp at the Malawi University of Science and Technology in Thyolo, Malawi from July 30 to August 15, 2017. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

1 day ago

Michael Armstrong
Retaining domestic stability will mean facing challenges for Africa in 2017

2017 will see policymakers across Africa facing the challenge of how to minimise instability without affecting the economy's ability to raise standards of living, according to the latest report by ICAEW. In report Economic Insight: Africa Q4 2016, the accountancy and finance body highlights the number of potential risks that could lead to inflation.

1 day ago

Deseré Orrill
#BizTrends2017: Real time and real people, living real lives will count in 2017

Over 2016, social media continued to dominate the digital waves worldwide with new apps as well as information hungry audiences, who in South Africa, really started to switch onto mobile. As audiences grow tired of the curated social experience - bored with impeccable photos of everyone having a perfect life, or brands using social as an extension of their advertising "perfect world view" - we saw a move towards a greater desire for REALITY in social media.

By Deseré Orrill 1 day ago

Design thinking and empathy generation
Design thinking and empathy generation

Empathy generation is pivotal to the design thinking process, and an essential capacity to ensure successful execution across all phases of the design thinking framework.

By Robert Bloom and Katherine Train 13 Jan 2017

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New ‘Aspiring Africa' narrative fuelled by technology growth

The ‘Africa Rising' narrative is increasingly giving way to that of ‘Aspiring Africa', as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons.

12 Jan 2017

Johanna McDowell
#BizTrends2017: Key advertising industry trends for 2017

Here are our forecast trends for 2017, from IAS:

By Johanna McDowell 12 Jan 2017