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12 African startups to watch in 2017

Here at Disrupt Africa we're privileged to meet innovative and enthusiastic startups from across the continent on a daily basis. But – we have to admit – every now and again we meet one that gets us really excited. We've fought amongst ourselves long and hard, to bring you what we think are 12 of the top African startups to watch in 2017.

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

How to find investors for your startup with the help of social media
How to find investors for your startup with the help of social media

Every entrepreneur wants to have a commercially viable business. To make it happen he has to find financial assistance for the start-up. Finding the investors is both resource and time consuming. It involves several processes, procedures.

By Lisa Griffin 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing
#BizTrends2017: The Big Rethink - Seismic trends in marketing

As change in every aspect of life accelerates, marketing as a discipline is having to undergo seismic change. Most notably, marketers and their agencies are now having to work with ‘just-in-time' communication plans to keep up with accelerated consumer demands. But what exactly does this mean in practical terms?

By Shireen Jaftha 9 Jan 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Journeying to your best customer experience

I've attended many, many conferences over the past year, and quite literally hundreds if I think back over my decade in the online marketing and media space. Funny then that the event messaging that's stuck with me most has been from a few of the most recent workshops I've attended, with a handful of insights set to impact the year ahead.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: In the middle of a revolution - 2017 is going to be memorable
#BizTrends2017: In the middle of a revolution - 2017 is going to be memorable

As 2016 is left behind us in history's review mirror, we should take a moment to mark its passing. History will remember it for five key reasons that are going to remain with us for a long time.

By Graeme Codrington 9 Jan 2017

The best of Nigeria on show in SA

The finest that Nigeria has to offer will be on display at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 September to 2 October as, for the first time, South Africa plays host to the Best of Nigeria Expo in 2004.

15 Sep 2004

Bayer to acquire Roche Consumer Health

Bayer has announced that it has agreed to acquire Roche Consumer Health. By acquiring this business Bayer will become one of the top three over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health companies worldwide.

21 Jul 2004

Brewing up a new brandhouse

Diageo, Heineken and Namibia Breweries have announced that their new joint venture company in South Africa will trade under the name of 'brandhouse'. The new company combines the sales, marketing and distribution of some of the world's top premium brands in this fast growing sector in South Africa.

7 Jul 2004

West African newspaper for South Africa

The FS African Standard, a newspaper for the ever-expanding expatriate communities of West Africa living in South Africa - estimated to number around 100 000 - has been launched in the country by leading Nigerian publisher Millennium Harvest Ltd.

24 May 2004

IFEX members survey global press freedom

The war in Iraq, which claimed a high number of journalists' lives, overshadowed press freedom worldwide in 2003, according to annual reports recently released by the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières, RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

6 Jan 2004

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 31 Oct 2003

World journalists back Daily News fight: 'Press Freedom's Biggest Battle in Africa'

The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.

28 Oct 2003

Second World Press Freedom Rankings

Reporters Without Borders has published its second world press freedom ranking. Like last year, the most catastrophic situation is to be found in Asia, with eight countries in the bottom ten: North Korea, Burma, Laos, China, Iran, Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Bhutan. South Africa ranked 21st.

Issued by Reporters sans Frontières (Paris) 21 Oct 2003

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