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Attracting African talent back to the continent
Attracting African talent back to the continent

At the New York Forum Africa in Libreville, Gabon, industrialist Ivor Ichikowitz called for increased innovation to attract African talent back to the continent. The founder and chairman of Paramount Group, Africa's largest privately owned defence and aerospace manufacturer, said "Our greatest resource is our people."

1 Sep 2015 09:41

New programme for journalists
New programme for journalists

Highway Africa, Rhodes University COGTA, SALGA and SA Cities Network have formed a partnership to run a dedicated programme for journalists that focuses on local government issues...

1 Sep 2015 09:37

President Bongo launches Gabon FlyAfrica.com
President Bongo launches Gabon FlyAfrica.com

The President of Gabonese Republic, H.E Ali Bongo Ondimba announced the launch of Gabon FlyAfrica.com, a Pan-African low-cost airline aimed at enhancing air connectivity across Africa and reducing the cost of doing business in Africa.

31 Aug 2015 09:53

New job titles, old job descriptions
New job titles, old job descriptions

Something good happened at the Loeries this year, the introduction of the Service Design category in a 'creatives' event nogal! This is a great development as it reflects the industry that takes itself seriously, wants to be taken seriously and further entrench its strategic value in the business mix.

By Musa Msane 31 Aug 2015 08:38

Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists
Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court has handed down a three-year prison sentence at the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

31 Aug 2015 07:54

Angel Jones on why SA expats are flocking back home
Angel Jones on why SA expats are flocking back home

Leaving the land of your birth, to settle in another country, is never an easy process. Logistically, financially, culturally, and above all, emotionally, it's a change that sparks upheaval as well as opportunity. But harder still, is making the decision to pack up and come back home.

28 Aug 2015 12:46

Africa's invisible sector: Caught up in complexity
Africa's invisible sector: Caught up in complexity

Having faced nasty bill shocks at month end, or struggled to get out of onerous mobile contracts, many consumers have long since made the switch to prepaid SIM cards...

By Hein Koen 28 Aug 2015 11:23

UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage

UNDP has launched a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.

28 Aug 2015 09:44

Influencer marketing platform set to expand in Africa
Influencer marketing platform set to expand in Africa

Influencer marketing platform, Webfluential, announced that it is investing in its growth in Africa by introducing an agency partner programme and Cape Town based office. The agency partner programme is in the process of being rolled-out to support in-country sales and logistics throughout East and West Africa.

28 Aug 2015 09:30

David Blyth
Business growth across Africa depends on more relevant business action and communication

Relevance is a minimum requirement When looking to grow in African markets, many business owners have a vague understanding of how truly diverse and complex the continent really is. While they can appreciate this complexity on a theoretical level, many fail to uncover deep insights into these markets and therefore find practical and successful implementation of market propositions difficult. As a result, many brands miss the mark - and fail to resonate or carry any relevance with African consumers.

By David Blyth, Issued by Yellowwood Future Architects 28 Aug 2015 08:08

ADvTECH Resourcing acquires 51% of CA Global Group
ADvTECH Resourcing acquires 51% of CA Global Group

ADvTECH Resourcing has acquired a majority stake in CA Global Group, including CA Global Headhunters (Pty) Ltd and Mauritius-based Africa HR Solutions Ltd.

27 Aug 2015 14:53

Top apps to help your business
Top apps to help your business

There is a mobile application for everything nowadays, from monitoring the amount of steps you take and perfecting your photos to tracking loadshedding and getting the latest news...

By Roane Swindon 27 Aug 2015 13:09

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

On Thursday, 27 August 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) was joined by Graham Plant, CEO of Effective Measure (@e_measure), who is visiting South African clients, publishers and agencies this week from Australia.

27 Aug 2015 11:40