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Mobile money - time for a reality check?
Mobile money - time for a reality check?

The growth of mobile money in Africa over the last seven years has been phenomenal. Figures doing the rounds (and quoted by The Economist and Financial Times amongst others) include the calculation that 43%of Kenyan GDP is channelled through M-PESA each year, and that Kenyan mobile money is reported as having 26 million customers (Central Bank of Kenya website).

By Vahid Monadjem 25 Oct 2014 10:52

Is corporate online advertising in Africa effective?
Is corporate online advertising in Africa effective?

Marketing and communications executives are under a tremendous amount of pressure to prove the effectiveness of corporate online initiatives. To ensure funding, marketing offices must measure the return on investment of their strategies and communicate their success in tangible ways.

24 Oct 2014 17:19

AABLA West African winners announced
AABLA West African winners announced

CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label, announced the winners of the West African round in a ceremony at Lagos' Oriental Hotel on Thursday, 23 October 2014.

24 Oct 2014 13:16

Managed services born again in Africa
Managed services born again in Africa

The notion of managed IT services is not new, but thanks to the ever-evolving nature of technology and the rapid growth of cloud services in Africa, managed services has in effect been born again.

24 Oct 2014 10:02

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show on Thursday, 23 October, show host, Warren Harding started the show by finding out more about the Harley Davidson Africa, Snors for a Cause motorcade, taking place on 1 November across South Africa at the 10 Harley Davidson stores.

24 Oct 2014 09:45

Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year
Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year

The Forbes Africa 2014 nominees for the Person of the Year Award have been announced. Public voting is now open.

24 Oct 2014 07:17

Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed
Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed

The African Press Organisation (APO) has announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) from Rwanda has won the APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014.

24 Oct 2014 07:01

Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change
Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change

While the mobile internet has brought only incremental improvements in developed markets, it is fundamentally changing lives in Africa allowing access to basic services.

24 Oct 2014 06:35

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date
Jailed Al Jazeera journalists get retrial date

Al Jazeera has announced that there's finally a retrial date for its journalists in jail in Egypt. On 1 January 2015 the imprisoned journalists will have the appeals against their convictions considered. (video)

23 Oct 2014 14:10

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months.

23 Oct 2014 12:11

Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa
Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa

GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa, taking place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014, has MTN Group as a platinum sponsor.

23 Oct 2014 09:04

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation
Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation

With no signs of slowing down, retail developments continue to shape the skylines of most sub-Saharan African cities with an influx of international retailers wanting to take advantage of the African consumer story.

23 Oct 2014 08:04

Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign
Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign

Email marketing has evolved from the 'spam age' and has since found its place as one of the most cost and time-effective marketing tools that can be used at the forefront of almost any marketing campaign.

By David Sylvester 20 Oct 2014 07:06