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Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year
Voting open for Forbes Africa Person of the Year

The Forbes Africa 2014 nominees for the Person of the Year Award have been announced. Public voting is now open.

24 Oct 2014 07:17

Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change
Mobile internet in Africa brings fundamental change

While the mobile internet has brought only incremental improvements in developed markets, it is fundamentally changing lives in Africa allowing access to basic services.

24 Oct 2014 06:35

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months.

23 Oct 2014 12:11

Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa
Platinum sponsor for GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa

GSMA Mobile 360 Series - Africa, taking place at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014, has MTN Group as a platinum sponsor.

23 Oct 2014 09:04

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation
Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work, innovation

With no signs of slowing down, retail developments continue to shape the skylines of most sub-Saharan African cities with an influx of international retailers wanting to take advantage of the African consumer story.

23 Oct 2014 08:04

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 110: Consumer Marketing Insights 2015 eBook and more

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, Thursday, 23 October 2014, from 9am-10am as show host Warren Harding chats to Michael Carney, Alex Harrington-Griffin, Dirk Tolken and Kisha van Vuuren. [twitterfall]

22 Oct 2014 10:18

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative by Development Diaries Ltd/GTE, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media.

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Driving consumer engagement in Africa
Driving consumer engagement in Africa

The figures are well known and the sentiment even more so - Africa is enjoying significant growth of the middle class; GDP growth exceeds population growth, so access to disposable income is on the rise and this is expected to grow even further as we edge towards a working-age population of close to 1.3 billion people by 2050. We also have a significant skew to youth, with close to two-thirds of Africa's population being 25 and younger.

By Derek Bouwer 22 Oct 2014 06:26

The importance of mobility and BYOD trends
The importance of mobility and BYOD trends

We get bombarded with false promises and claims every day. We receive SMSes about 0% interest loans and tons of spam mail about our Irish lottery winnings worth millions of pounds. It is no wonder that people automatically switch off when they hear about the "next big thing that will change your life".

By Duaan Dekker 21 Oct 2014 15:25

Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?
Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?

With approximately 8,000 people infected with Ebola, nearly 4,000 deaths in five West African countries due to the virus, and the whole world on high alert, the question arises: how do we effectively inform Africans about the facts? How do we help those with the virus get response to the rest of the country, place ways of preventing it from spreading, and how do we take action to eradicate this threat? Mobile marketing could be the key.

By Craig Rossouw 21 Oct 2014 12:21

What the African data gap means for business
What the African data gap means for business

With the buzz on President Obama's Power Africa initiative, the NASA composite map showing the world's haves and have-nots of electricity has become an iconic image. The US is brightly lit, as is Europe and parts of Asia. India, Indonesia, and Brazil, sparkle in the nighttime map. And then there is Africa, nearly dark but for a smattering of lights around South Africa, Lagos, and the Mediterranean shores. At last, the world has finally woken up to the pressing need for electricity in Africa.

By Carol Pineau 20 Oct 2014 11:26

Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign
Three factors that will make or break your email marketing campaign

Email marketing has evolved from the 'spam age' and has since found its place as one of the most cost and time-effective marketing tools that can be used at the forefront of almost any marketing campaign.

By David Sylvester 20 Oct 2014 07:06

TBWA\Africa conference to focus on scope for sustained business expansion
TBWA\Africa conference to focus on scope for sustained business expansion

In a quest for continued strong growth, Zimbabwean communication businesses aligned with the Africa network of the global TBWA\ advertising group are about to plug into the latest creative trends and marketing industry developments. The scope for sustained business expansion across sub-Saharan markets is high on the agenda at the annual TBWA\Africa conference in Maputo, Mozambique, from 22-24 October.

18 Oct 2014 09:49