Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

Morocco: Market leader in less than a year

Even before celebrating its first birthday, the Moroccan daily Al Massae has received an unexpected gift.

Egyptian tycoon plans new TV stations against radicals

Egyptian billionaire and telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris plans to launch new television channels to counter what he describes as increasing social and religious conservatism in the Arab Muslim country.

Stellenbosch Business School brings its popular high-level Leader's Angle talk series to Gaborone

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is bringing its countrywide and cross-border tour of its high-level talk series, Leader's Angle, to Gaborone in September – with a well-known South African chairman of companies and former South African ambassador to Belgium as speaker.

Issued by USB-ED

Nigeria launches DVB-H mobile TV

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, has launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.

Major broadcaster selects Indian supplier for its DTH operations in Africa

MagnaQuest Technologies Pty Ltd, a global customer management and billing solution provider with its headquarters in Hyderabad, India, has announced that its flagship product MQSubscribe has been chosen by Gateway Broadcast Services.

APEX awards now Cape to Cairo

The Advertising Performance Excellence (APEX) awards have just increased in magnitude following a decision by the custodians of the awards, the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), to extend entry to the rest of the continent.

The Absa National Boat Show - Right Stuff
The Absa National Boat Show

This spectacular event was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from 17 - 19 August 2007. The annual event is a platform to showcase powerboats, yachts, outdoor adventure and watersports. The show has grown steadily in its five years of existence, with both exhibitor and visitor numbers increasing dramatically.

Issued by Right Stuff

Doing Business Report 2007 - Africa among top three reforming regions

Tanzania, Ghana are two of the top 10 global reformers for 2005-2006 and the continent as an entity moved up the rankings.

Kenya's President rejects media law as threat to press freedom

President Mwai Kibaki has refused to sign a media bill into law on the grounds that a last-minute amendment limiting the confidentiality of sources posed a threat to press freedom.

Innovation is the key - Right Stuff
Innovation is the key

Right Stuff is known for their mobile event branding innovation and are at the forefront of product design and development. The company is frequently involved in the branding of large events, and innovation plays a big role in their success.

Issued by Right Stuff

Kenya retail supermarket among the best

Only one African retailer other than those out of South Africa has achieved a world ranking - and that retailer is in Kenya.

By Carole Kimutai

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire

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