African brands are among fastest-growing globally
African brands are among fastest-growing globally

African nation brands advance in brand value, with six out of the world's 10 fastest-growing coming from the continent, according to the African Lions Roar Brand Finance Nation Brands report released last week.

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6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018
6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018

Six African tech startups have been named alongside the likes of Apple, Netflix and SpaceX in TIME's 50 Genius Companies for 2018 list.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators
Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa is what drives Irene Ochem, founder and chief executive officer of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), which holds their annual networking conference, awards and expo in Cape Town next month.

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Vincent F. Hendricks, Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Research data needs to be used with purpose

African statisticians were urged to take ownership of their data and use it for continent's prosperity, by doing more to explain and sell their work, to ensure their product helps African governments to make informed policies that can change communities and democracies for the better.

12 Oct 2018

#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer
#MarketingFridays: Tapping into the African consumer

In this video, Nyiko Chauke of Marketing Fridays interviews Khumo Theko of I See Africa about her role as a trends specialist and some insights into the African consumer...

12 Oct 2018

How can Africa's digital revolution be transformational?
How can Africa's digital revolution be transformational?

With more than 250 million smartphones currently in Africa, the African media landscape is rapidly shifting from traditional radio, TV and print, to new media which is primarily digital.

By Edwin Macharia and Zarina Nteta 11 Oct 2018

Matlou Tsotetsi, director, Brand Communication, presenting the certificate of AFRIMA Host Country to Ghana Minister Catherine Afeku, Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture.
Ghana to host 5th AFRIMA

The 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) will be hosted by Ghana in 2018 in Accra from 21-24 November 2018, in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA.

10 Oct 2018

AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018
AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018

Artificial intelligence is already apparent in most industries: retail, oil and gas, finance, health, IT, energy, telecommunications, as well as transport, travel and tourism and media, and has the potential to reach more and do more.

10 Oct 2018

Burson Cohn & Wolfe unveils rebrand
Burson Cohn & Wolfe unveils rebrand

Earlier this year, Burson-Marsteller and Cohn & Wolfe global communications agencies merged, creating BCW: Burson Cohn & Wolfe, which also has a strong network across Africa. The new global brand identity was revealed this past week.

10 Oct 2018

New film production hub for Africa
New film production hub for Africa

With a focus on African storytelling, the African Movie Channel has launched a production hub to develop and produce movies and TV series. Its new production division will be called AMC Original Productions (AMCOP).

9 Oct 2018

Hans Zachar, managing director: technology strategy, Accenture Africa.
How African enterprises chart growth in the digital age

Digital is not a myth. It is upon us and accelerating every day. African businesses must ensure they stay a step ahead to survive and thrive by finding intelligent solutions which totally re-imagine customer experiences. If they get it right and operate at pace, they can launch a new era of growth and ensure they remain sustainable over the long term.

By Hans Zachar 9 Oct 2018

This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution
This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution

Seedstars Maputo winner WenaData may only be active in Mozambique for now, but the startup has big plans for taking its innovative research techniques across the continent.

By Tom Jackson 9 Oct 2018