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Dear Truworths, this is what mothers really want

A controversial Mother's Day ad has moms defining 'motherhood' for the advertising industry and telling us what they really want... Apart from wanting the tired old stereotypes of womanhood and motherhood to disappear, what mothers don't want is sexy black lace lingerie.

By Louise Marsland 12 hours ago

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Africa leads the way with mobile data

There has been a significant shift in the telecommunications landscape over the last 15 years, and the fast evolution of connectivity has brought us from the screeching tones of a dial up connection to ADSL, fibre, Wi-Fi and 2,3 and 4G connections.

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Kenya needs business reforms for SMEs
Kenya needs business reforms for SMEs

Small businesses should not hesitate to report any policy issues that may be putting them at a disadvantage in the market, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) has said.

17 hours ago

Jay Ireland, CEO of General Electric Africa
Ethiopia GE CEO Yohannes Tilahun leaving

A statement issued by Jay Ireland, CEO of General Electric Africa, said that Yohannes Tilahun the CEO of GE Ethiopia has revealed that he will be resigning from his position, during the course of May 2016, in order to "pursue other opportunities".

17 hours ago

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Top 4 content tools for bloggers

With millions of blog posts published every day, there is the need for bloggers to be conscientious in planning and developing engaging content for their unique audiences and business needs.

18 hours ago

Sibonile Dube
Unilever tackles socio-economic challenges

As the investor community converged in Lusaka recently to participate in the fifth Zambia International Investment Forum (ZIIF) 2016, pertinent conversations on industrialisation, wealth and job creation were discussed. A lot of focus went into constructive conversations on how to make Zambia a better country, socio-economically.

By Sibonile Dube 18 hours ago

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza
Global #PressFreedom campaign targets African leaders

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) launched the campaign, 'Great year for censorship', an ironic campaign about 12 heads of state who will be throwing parties tomorrow to celebrate their victories over media freedom.

18 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 172: "The First Kiss" with Y&R SA & Safely Home
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 172: "The First Kiss" with Y&R SA & Safely Home

On Thursday, 5 May 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at 'The First Kiss' commercial which forms part of the Safely Home Calendar, a year-round sustainable road safety communication strategy that commenced in August 2014.

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'Connect, Diversify, Grow' at FESPA Africa
'Connect, Diversify, Grow' at FESPA Africa

FESPA Africa and Sign Africa 2016, taking place from 7-9 September at Gallagher Convention Centre, will feature educational content and a variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry trends and new products geared at helping visitors expand their businesses.

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Mozambique film and music festival launches
Mozambique film and music festival launches

Mozambique's Azgo Festival will again take place in Maputo on 20-21 May. Azgo is an international arts festival and a contemporary celebration of arts and culture, bringing together a diverse program of music, film and dance, with a strong focus on artists from Mozambique and from around the continent of Africa.

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Why business is slow in Kenya

The business environment is unfavourable and has slowed down productivity of Kenyan businesses. This is despite low consumer prices, which saw inflation drop to 6.45% year-on-year in March 2016, compared to a 6.84% recorded the previous month.

By Richard Mungai 1 day ago

3D wins Best Stand
3D wins Best Stand

3D Design's build team recently headed to Gaborone, Botswana, to erect two stands at the Botswana Tertiary Education Fair, which took place between 15-18 March.

1 day ago

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 172: Y&R South Africa & Safely Home "The First Kiss" campaign
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 172: Y&R South Africa & Safely Home "The First Kiss" campaign

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 5 May 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding looks at the hard-hitting commercial for Safely Home from Y&R South Africa entitled, The First Kiss.

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