#BizTrends2018: To survive, marketing must kill its darlings in 2018
#BizTrends2018: To survive, marketing must kill its darlings in 2018

When Stephen King said you must "Kill your darlings", he was not suggesting that one of his famous psychopathic characters must kill a loved one, but rather giving writing advice. Quoting William Faulkner, who said that, "In writing, you must kill your darlings", King advises that writers should never be too precious or become overly sentimental when it comes to their work - if it needs to be cut, it needs to be cut. And the same is true for the marketing industry.

By Tom Manners 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Africans for Africans by Africans
#BizTrends2018: Africans for Africans by Africans

Africa has a population of over 1 billion people, 70% of which are youthful, aspirational and passionate about their continent. The proposition 'Africans for Africans by Africans' has become a dominant force with young people in Africa. It is about change and holding businesses, governments and institutions accountable and so ultimately driving transformation.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing
#BizTrends2018: Prescriptive data in the digital space, the next big thing

The recent advances in data analytics and machine learning will see a huge shift in how we use data in 2018.

By Paula Raubenheimer 8 Jan 2018

Matt Preschern, EVP and chief marketing officer of HCL Technologies.
#BizTrends2018: Marketing in the era of 'always on' communication

When the yachts contesting the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) left Cape Town on Sunday, 10 December bound for Melbourne, Australia. Matt Preschern, EVP and chief marketing officer of HCL Technologies, the technology partner of the VOR in Cape Town, who features on the Forbes list of the 50 most influential CMOs, shared the five most important trends he sees in marketing today.

By Matt Preschern 8 Jan 2018

Kevin Welman, director and co-owner of ByDesign Communications.
#BizTrends2018: The rise (and rise) of influencers and specialists

The communications industry has changed substantially over the last few years with digital, social, influencers, fake news, the speed of the news cycle, the era of distrust... and in 2018 (and beyond) the speed of these changes shows no signs of slowing down.

By Kevin Welman 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: An augmented reality check
#BizTrends2018: An augmented reality check

The large analyst houses do not have an enviable task making predictions given the monumental speed of change in the tech space. At the end of 2016, Gartner predicted that by 2020, 100 million consumers will be shopping in augmented reality. Six months later, the company went on to say that by 2019, augmented, virtual and mixed realities (AR, VR and MR) would be evaluated and adopted in 20% of large enterprises across the globe.

By Johan Walters 8 Jan 2018

Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano for innovation summit
Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano for innovation summit

Kenyan gender advocate Vivian Onano is one of the key speakers at the Liberty VUKA Knowledge Summit. In this Q&A, we find out what her entrepreneurship lessons are for women and young people in the workplace.

26 Oct 2017

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi: NPL launches SMS facility

Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has launched a short message service (SMS) in order to reach out to its readers and advertisers.

By Gregory Gondwe 1 Jul 2009

Gregory Gondwe
Mutharika likens Malawi economy to ‘Asian Tigers'

Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika likened the run-away Malawi economy to that of the ‘Asian Tigers' of Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia in his state of the nation address when he opened the 41st parliament session on Tuesday, 23 June 2009.

By Gregory Gondwe 25 Jun 2009

African music goes digital
African music goes digital

Recordings of rarely heard traditional African music collected over a period of 50 years by music historian Hugh Tracey are now available to anyone on earth via the internet. The International Library of African Music (Ilam), based at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of digitising the music, which Tracey recorded in the southern, eastern and central regions of Africa.

By Khanyi Magubane 23 Jun 2009

Gregory Gondwe
US$1.2m cigarette company to open in Malawi

In a move to add value to Malawi's green gold, the tobacco crop, a local investor has said a cigarette manufacturing company is to go full throttle into manufacturing business in two months time.

By Gregory Gondwe 22 Jun 2009

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi parliament sets tough media conditions

With a new parliament poised to meet for the first time today, 22 June 2009, new tough media conditions have been set up and the Media Council of Malawi has since given the new set of rules its seal of approval.

By Gregory Gondwe 22 Jun 2009

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi's Mutharika sticks to his guns on currency devaluation

Malawi is now ranked world second from Qatar as the fastest growing economy. To achieve this it has, to an extent, been deaf to some of the dictates from the Bretton Wood Institutions; the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

By Gregory Gondwe 15 Jun 2009

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