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Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year
Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year

The Forbes Africa 2014 nominees for the Person of the Year Award have been announced. Public voting is now open.

24 Oct 2014 07:17

Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed
Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed

The African Press Organisation (APO) has announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) from Rwanda has won the APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014.

24 Oct 2014 07:01

Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamentally change
Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamentally change

While the mobile internet has brought only incremental improvements in developed markets, it is fundamentally changing lives in Africa allowing access to basic services.

24 Oct 2014 06:35

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date
Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date

Al Jazeera has announced that there's finally a retrial date for its journalists in jail in Egypt. On 1 January 2015 the imprisoned journalists will have the appeals against their convictions considered. (video)

23 Oct 2014 14:10

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months.

23 Oct 2014 12:11

Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa
Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa

GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa, taking place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014, has MTN Group as a platinum sponsor.

23 Oct 2014 09:04

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation
Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation

With no signs of slowing down, retail developments continue to shape the skylines of most sub-Saharan African cities with an influx of international retailers wanting to take advantage of the African consumer story.

23 Oct 2014 08:04

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, Thursday, 23 October 2014, from 9am-10am as show host Warren Harding chats to Michael Carney, Alex Harrington-Griffin, Dirk Tolken and Kisha van Vuuren. [twitterfall]

22 Oct 2014 10:18

Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme
Gabon youth to benefit from new tech training programme

A partnership between Bharti Airtel and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has seen a new training programme unveiled, dubbed 'Train My Generation: Gabon 5,000'.

22 Oct 2014 09:20

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative by Development Diaries Ltd/GTE, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media.

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Driving consumer engagement in Africa
Driving consumer engagement in Africa

The figures are well known and the sentiment even more so - Africa is enjoying significant growth of the middle class; GDP growth exceeds population growth, so access to disposable income is on the rise and this is expected to grow even further as we edge towards a working-age population of close to 1.3 billion people by 2050. We also have a significant skew to youth, with close to two-thirds of Africa's population being 25 and younger.

By Derek Bouwer 22 Oct 2014 06:26

The importance of mobility and BYOD trends
The importance of mobility and BYOD trends

We get bombarded with false promises and claims every day. We receive SMSes about 0% interest loans and tons of spam mail about our Irish lottery winnings worth millions of pounds. It is no wonder that people automatically switch off when they hear about the "next big thing that will change your life".

By Duaan Dekker 21 Oct 2014 15:25

Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign
Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign

Email marketing has evolved from the 'spam age' and has since found its place as one of the most cost and time-effective marketing tools that can be used at the forefront of almost any marketing campaign.

By David Sylvester 20 Oct 2014 07:06