Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

While leisure is an important component of the tourism mix, operators need to develop a more diverse offering, driven by business tourism and conferencing. According to the South African National Convention Bureau, South Africa hosts about one million delegates at business events every year, supporting over 250,000 jobs directly and indirectly in this sub-sector alone.

By Yugashnee Naicker 22 hours ago

If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

As in many other developing markets in which mobile is outstripping fixed-line networks, mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators.

By Sherry Zameer 23 hours ago

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor

Euromonitor International's Africa Rising megatrend is part of a Megatrend report series that provides "thought leadership on trends with the strongest influence on the world of tomorrow".

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

Alliance Media's iconic OOH site makes national TV
Alliance Media's iconic OOH site makes national TV

Alliance Media in partnership with Coca-Cola, has created an iconic and innovative OOH billboard site by projecting onto the well-known Cham Towers building in Kampala, Uganda.

By Greg Benatar, Issued by Alliance Media 1 day ago

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp.

By Peter Pedroncelli 1 day ago

African youth demand a seat at the table
African youth demand a seat at the table

A new wave is sweeping across Africa. Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership than ever before. From presidents to ministers and governors, senators to members of parliament, Africa's young people are demanding a seat at the political table.

1 day ago

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years.

2 days ago

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.

By Robyn de Villiers 2 days ago

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'.

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa presenter.
Africa's business leaders give advice on Forbes Africa show

LAGOS, Nigeria - Africa's billionaires and millionaires will continue giving business advice and talking about their worst of times in creating some of the continent's leading brands, on one of Forbes Africa's top shows.

20 Apr 2018

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

The third annual Global Communications Report, a comprehensive survey of public relations leaders and students worldwide, has been released by the Centre for Public Relations at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...

20 Apr 2018

How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa
How to embrace AI in emerging markets like Africa

With the advent of AI, there is, perhaps understandably, great fear around the loss of work for many; however, some of this is misplaced due to a lack of understanding of what AI will truly mean for us all. And while the reality is that AI will no doubt take some jobs away, it will, in fact, create jobs too. So, what potential does it have to improve the lives of many in Africa?

By Tyler Golato and Rob Green 19 Apr 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018