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Ebola and the media - Nigeria's good news story
Ebola and the media - Nigeria's good news story

When an internet message announcing a salt water solution for Ebola went viral in July, many Nigerians were quick to take heed. Twenty people were hospitalized and two died, reportedly from an excessive intake of salt.

1 Oct 2014 10:44

African Design Magazine launches online
African Design Magazine launches online

The new online design magazine, African Design Magazine launches online today, 1 October 2014. It is compatible with smartphones and tablets and offers architects and designers a visual and interactive feast on the go.

1 Oct 2014 09:21

APO Media Awards winners announced
APO Media Awards winners announced

The African Press Organisation has announced the winners of the 2014 APO Media Award (#APOMediaAward), which celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Africa.

30 Sep 2014 14:30

Kaelo Engage expands into Kenya, launches Maisha-Bora
Kaelo Engage expands into Kenya, launches Maisha-Bora

Kaelo Engage has expanded into East Africa with the opening of a new division in Nairobi, Kenya and the launch of Maisha-Bora, a multimedia platform showcasing corporate social responsibility projects, modelled on the South African platform, Kaelo Stories of Hope.

30 Sep 2014 12:11

Microsoft 4Afrika, Afrilabs launch 'Collaboration Challenge'
Microsoft 4Afrika, Afrilabs launch 'Collaboration Challenge'

At this year's DEMO Africa event, Microsoft 4Afrika officially launched a new Collaboration Challenge with AfriLabs to increase knowledge sharing across the hub network in Africa and spur innovation...

29 Sep 2014 10:44

Ninth Africa in Motion Film Festival programme released
Ninth Africa in Motion Film Festival programme released

The ninth annual Africa in Motion Film Festival, themed 'Looking back, reaching forward' and taking place from 24 October-9 November, has released its 2014 programme today, Monday, 29 September, with tickets to all events now on sale.

29 Sep 2014 10:15

Mike Saunders
Authentic loyalty through brand utility

Gone are the days of promoting your brand, of talking it up as the coolest brand around so that the customer loves you. We are now in the age of the empowered consumer, and these customers are skeptical of traditional marketing tactics, all they see is a gimmick.

By Mike Saunders 29 Sep 2014 06:25

Mobile musical competition to launch in 13 African countries
Mobile musical competition to launch in 13 African countries

Bharti Airtel has partnered with Trace Music Star and global recording icon Akon to launch Airtel Trace Music Star, described as the largest mobile musical competition in Africa.

28 Sep 2014 11:04

Guidelines for marketing your business in Africa
Guidelines for marketing your business in Africa

At no time in recent years has there been as much optimism about the various opportunities for businesses in Africa. Yet, successfully marketing a brand across such a diverse continent - with over 50 countries, hundreds of languages and various cultures - is no easy task.

By Sumesh Rahavendra 27 Sep 2014 09:49

Don't forget about SMS
Don't forget about SMS

With the proliferation of BBM and Whatsapp, it's easy to imagine that instant messaging is overtaking SMS. But this perception can be halted due to one simple statistic.

By Charles Stretch 27 Sep 2014 07:50

Why the cloud makes so much sense in Africa
Why the cloud makes so much sense in Africa

With flexibility, rapid deployment and low cost, cloud computing continues to take the world by storm. These are also all very good reasons why cloud computing is ideal for those companies which are expanding into Africa (and, of course, for domestic African businesses).

By Oliver Potgieter 26 Sep 2014 14:31

CGCSA Summit 2014 speaker to give insight into African growth strategy - Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
CGCSA Summit 2014 speaker to give insight into African growth strategy

Nigeria has recently surpassed South Africa (SA) as the biggest economy in Africa in terms of Gross Domestic Products (GDP). While this status may attract foreign investors to the West African country, SA's advanced infrastructure still makes it an ideal launching pad into the rest of the continent.

Issued by Consumer Goods Council of South Africa 25 Sep 2014 14:20

AABLA Southern African nominees announced
AABLA Southern African nominees announced

The Southern African nominees for the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented By Johnnie Walker Blue Label (AABLA), has been announced. Following the success of the East African regional round, which took place in Nairobi on 20 September, the Southern African round will be the penultimate regional ceremony, with West Africa's winners to be named on 23 October.

25 Sep 2014 12:49