#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.

2 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 3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

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

Banking on Africa

African Banker, IC Publications’ new quarterly magazine dedicated to banking and finance in Africa, is to be launched in May 2007.

27 Mar 2007

Burundi receives $40 million IDA grant for development

The Burundian government has received US$40 million (over R291 million) to improve accountability and governance at the local level through intensive capacity building and rebuilding social cohesion in the country.

By Bathandwa Mbola 23 Mar 2007

Wanted: jobs for Africa’s young people

African leaders are expressing a renewed sense of urgency about tackling unemployment among young people and are beginning to develop and implement plans to create jobs in the region. “In Africa, the problem of youth unemployment is more complex than in some other parts of the world,” says Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki.

By Gumisai Mutume 16 Mar 2007

Small businesses get access to banking

In Kenya, as in many African countries, major banks prefer to deal with ‘big’ clients and ‘small’ clients experience great difficulties in obtaining access to banking services. One bank in Kenya has set out to change this, however, and this could have long-term benefits for advertisers and marketers. Zipporah Musau and Kwamboka Oyaru report.

By Zipporah Musau and Kwamboka Oyaru 21 Feb 2007

Ad network expands into Botswana

Since July 2006, Saatchi & Saatchi has rapidly grown its reach across the African continent, with the addition of offices in Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and now, this month, Botswana to its Africa Network. The network includes 13 agencies situated in sub-Saharan Africa with key hubs in Nigeria, Kenya and SA.

31 Jan 2007

IMC scoops 'Africa's Business Oscar' yet again
IMC scoops 'Africa's Business Oscar' yet again

NAIROBI, KENYA: The International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa was named Investment Promotion Agency of the Year at the recent third annual Africa Investor Awards - the second year running that the IMC has scooped this award at Africa's Business Oscars - in recognition of its excellent work in promoting South Africa as open for business.

15 Nov 2006

Desire for electronic entertainment in Africa
Desire for electronic entertainment in Africa

Next time you take a matatu and find everybody nodding to themselves with iPods on their laps, don't sneer. Just walk to the next empty seat and flip to the entertainment section of your daily newspaper and make a date with your favourite TV soap. The latest research by Consumer Insight Africa shows that majority of Kenyans, 53% to be specific, spend their free time either listening to music or watching TV.

By Ndirangu wa Maina 8 Nov 2006

Channel O Award nominees released

Topping the nominations for the 2006 Channel O African Music Video Awards with four nods each are Didge and Lizha James from Kenya and Mozambique respectively. Hot on their heels are Nigeria's Dare and 2Face, alongside South Africans Freshlyground and Simphiwe Dana, with three nominations each.

7 Aug 2006

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