When I started out my career in the media industry 20 years ago, pan-regional data was scarce and based on many assumptions, but we used it the best we could to gain insight into our audience, their behaviour and response to programming and advertising campaigns. Fast forward to 2018 and we are in another world where an ever-growing range of data points help us to understand audience habits, what content they consume, how and where they do so, and how this fits into their lives.
Cathy Ibal 8 Jun 2018
Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online, for example, is estimated to be worth $24 billion. It's growing at around 25% a year.
Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018
The 4th International Addis Agrofood Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery, Food, Food Technologies and Packaging Exhibition is one of the fastest growing agro-food events in Ethiopia. The event will take place at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center, Addis Ababa, from 2-5 December 2016.
27 Sep 2016
LAGOS, NIGERIA: With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent.
Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016
There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town, 15-17 June 2016. The global CEOs of Coca-Cola, Nestle, Tesco, Walmart, Pepkor, Pick n Pay and many other luminaries, were present to discuss the disruption that digital has brought to the retail supply chain, as well as food security and investment in Africa.
Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016
A fact referenced several times at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town this week, is that growth rates for countries in sub-Saharan Africa are "outstripping" growth in other global regions.
Louise Marsland 16 Jun 2016
Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.
29 Oct 2013
Truworths has adopted a cautious and incremental approach to store expansion plans outside SA in order to gain a better understanding of the operating environment and the market potential, the fashion retailer said in its annual report, released last week.
Zeenat Moorad 30 Sep 2013
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013
Improving safety‚ cutting fuel taxes and liberalising regulation to allow for greater connectivity between African countries are some of the key issues that must be tackled to boost aviation on the continent‚ International Air Transport Association's chief executive Tony Tyler said on Tuesday, (4 June)
Nicky Smith 5 Jun 2013
TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.
3 Jun 2013