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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa is developing fast, with infrastructure roll-out across the region, unprecedented urbanisation and a fast-growing middle class.These developments set the scene for huge FMCG sector growth in the short to medium term, says Adam Molai, southern African FMCG entrepreneur, who is positioning his business holdings to capitalise on the coming boom.

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Aquila's first flight: A big milestone toward connecting billions of people

Facebook is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the goal of contributing to prosperity, progress and development around the globe. The company's Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone in this ambition with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places.

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The rise of Afrilennials and how to communicate with them

The topic of Millennials is widely discussed and one that centres on understanding those 18-34 year olds and their needs, how they take in information, how they communicate and where exactly they are communicating.

By Nandi Zambodla 2 days ago

South Sudan arrests Juba Monitor editor
South Sudan arrests Juba Monitor editor

Authorities in South Sudan should immediately and unconditionally release South Sudanese journalist Alfred Taban, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week. Taban, editor-in-chief of the independent English-language daily Juba Monitor, has been held without charge since July 16, according to colleagues and media reports.

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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 182: AR and VR & Native VML and Y&R SA partnership
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 182: AR and VR & Native VML and Y&R SA partnership

On Thursday, 21 July 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) took a closer look at VR, AR, ARG, Pokemon Go, gamification and the Pick n Pay Super Animals app, with Sea Monster Entertainment, an animation, gaming and augmented reality business.

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Cape Town International Airport scoops Routes Africa Marketing Award

Routes 2016 Marketing Awards has announced Cape Town International Airport in South Africa as the overall winner of the Routes Africa edition of the awards for its network development initiatives in the Western Cape.

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CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2016 finalists announced
CNN Multichoice African Journalist 2016 finalists announced

Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Competition were announced by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year, the competition received 1637 entries - a record number - from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese-speaking Africa.

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Pharmaceutical market is a key growth area in Africa

Africa still holds huge potential for growth and investment, but in order for this to happen basic needs and services must be attended to first. Much of the potential for business investment lies in finding ways to improve the lives of people in Africa, be this through supplying power, better access to quality FMCGs or through empowered healthcare.

By Graeme Pitt 3 days ago

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PEPFAR welcomes return of International HIV/AIDS conference to Africa

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - This week, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) joins thousands of partners for the 21st International HIV/AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. The conference returns to Africa for the first time since 2000, coinciding with the thirty-fifth anniversary of the first reported cases of AIDS.

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Millward Brown South Africa announces The Top 20 Best Liked Ads of 2015
Millward Brown South Africa announces The Top 20 Best Liked Ads of 2015

With hundreds of ads bombarding consumers every day, great creative is central to successful advertising because it grabs attention, resonates with its audience and makes the ad memorable and easily recalled. As Leo Burnett once said, "Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at." And people pay more attention to ads they enjoy - "We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in and be what people are interested in," says Craig Davis, ad man extraordinaire.

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Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market share in five years.

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

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Business incubator to boost 200 Zimbabwean entrepreneurs

A business bootcamp for 200 would-be Zimbabwean entrepreneurs, offering business training and support, will be launched by business incubation specialist KBA Africa, with the support of Zimbabwean Youth Minister Patrick Zhuwao and the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development.

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Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

Communications doyen and former business journalist, Ruth Golembo, passed away suddenly on Thursday, 14 July 2016. She was 54. Her funeral on Sunday, 17 July 2016, at Cape Town's Jewish Cemetery, was well-attended by media, communications professionals and business stalwarts alike.

18 Jul 2016