Understanding the brands of the future in Africa
Understanding the brands of the future in Africa

Trend forecasting is becoming increasingly important for creative industries, and South African and African businesses are no exception. Succeeding at trend forecasting can define a brand's performance in the market place.

9 hours ago

The power of consumer insights (combined with woke strategy and creative)
The power of consumer insights (combined with woke strategy and creative)

Never has it been so evident to acknowledge and value the power of consumer insights in 2017. The world is in a constant state of flux, continuous evolution and so too are we as consumers in how we do things, what we stand for and how we share experiences. Therefore, marketing is a shot in the dark without great insights and I would like to believe that any seasoned marketer knows this.

By Thomas Sepheka 3 days ago

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

The world needs to bet on Africa to feed the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050, as Africa has 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world.

3 days ago

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck speed. The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns.

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential
Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, said as the UN kicked off Africa Week.

19 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

  • Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing
  • The independent convenience store remains the dominant channel in the country
  • In the quest for the best price, 46% of shoppers actively look for promotions when shopping

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of the current physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies
‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers.

16 Oct 2017

Nigerian IT development agency established by law

A bill establishing the Nigerian National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has been signed into law by the President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo.

By Jonah Iboma 11 May 2007

Afriville.com's pan-Africanism integration through segregation

Afriville.com, an online community of Africans at home and in diaspora, has recently been rebuilt to further bridge the gap between individual African nations and Africans abroad, whether African American, black British or African Latino. The new tools, content and forums are designed to bring the community even closer together.

2 May 2007

Addressing Africa's 'Missing Link'
Addressing Africa's 'Missing Link'

Making an international phone call or connecting to high-speed internet is beyond the reach of the average citizen of East and Southern African countries* in part because the region is not connected to the global optical fiber broadband infrastructure. The ‘missing link’ explains why the region accounts for less than one percent of the world’s international bandwidth capacity.

18 Apr 2007

Benin to receive further funding for AIDS project

The World Bank has approved credit funding to Benin for a second Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Project (PMLS-2), valued at $35 million (approx R250 million).

10 Apr 2007

Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar secure funds for hi-speed internet

Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar have secured a $164.5 million (approx R1.17 billion) loan from the World Bank to help roll-out high-speed internet networks.

By Muthoni Kariuki 5 Apr 2007

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