The new competitive advantage in mobile is content
The new competitive advantage in mobile is content

In a mobile-led world, it would be natural to assume that digital innovation or technical prowess is enough to get ahead of the competition. However, as our platforms become more sophisticated, the key to mobile success becomes simpler. The primary source of competitive advantage in mobile is content.

By Enver Groenewald 27 minutes ago

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Using art to drive Africa's economic agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African Union is looking to identify ways in which African artists and the African Union, through the Citizen's Diaspora Directorate's facilitation, can collaborate and add value to ongoing continental initiatives.

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria - Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016 and 2017, according to global news and events company, TMT Finance.

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Securing water for food: a call for innovations

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - The US Agency for International Development (USAID); Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; and the government of South Africa, have announced a fourth call for groundbreaking innovations under 'Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development'.

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Further humanitarian aid for South Sudan
Further humanitarian aid for South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan - USAID's Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has contributed an additional US$17 million to support IOM's emergency operations across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.

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MTV Africa Music Awards to rock Johannesburg
MTV Africa Music Awards to rock Johannesburg

The MTV Africa Music Awards will rock Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first time on October 22, 2016.

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Startup finalists ready themselves for DEMO Africa

Africa's top tech entrepreneurs are putting the finishing touches on their presentations to investors from around the world at this week's DEMO Africa showcase.

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#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security
#WomensMonth: empowering women for the sake of food security

The Water Research Commission recently hosted a dialogue on the "Empowerment of women through water use security, land use security and knowledge generation for improved household food security and sustainable rural livelihoods" as gender issues are starting to play a greater role in agriculture and food security policies with.

By Cari Van Wyk 19 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 187: marcusbrewster launches SA's first on-demand PR service
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 187: marcusbrewster launches SA's first on-demand PR service

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 25 August 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding chats about public relations with strategic communications firm marcusbrewster, who recently announced the launch of South Africa's first on-demand public relations service.

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Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to Seacom to provide point to point connectivity services to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project.

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Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa; and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Jigawa State, Nigeria.

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Facebook supports female African entrepreneurs

Facebook is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa, an African enterprise and women's business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential.

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Fox Networks Group announces new Africa executive team
Fox Networks Group announces new Africa executive team

Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa has announced a new executive structure for Fox Networks Group, Africa. Gary Alfonso will join the organisation as general manager with complete strategic and operational responsibility for the sub-Saharan operations of FNG and National Geographic Partners.

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