#MobileFocus: Transformational leadership needed for digital industry
#MobileFocus: Transformational leadership needed for digital industry

More people on the planet own mobile phones than toothbrushes. These levels of mobile technology adoption have created the ability for people that were previously "excluded" to be part and parcel of local and global business.

By Musa Kalenga 10 hours ago

Harmonising media research across Africa
Harmonising media research across Africa

Increasing the trade that takes place between African countries plays an important part in furthering Africa's economic growth. PAMRO (the Pan African Media Research Organisation) believes that it is able to contribute meaningfully to the stimulation of greater trade between African countries, by working towards the harmonisation of media research across Africa.

By Oresti Patricios 1 day ago

Best practice for direct mail marketing
Best practice for direct mail marketing

Are you are stuck with new era digital marketing challenges like email deliverability, bounce rate, maximum opens or clicks, to CTAs? If yes, then just pause for a while and get back to the old school method of marketing that is 'Direct Mail'.

By Michael Lundberg 24 Jun 2016

Innovation Prize for Africa winners: (L-R): Dr Imogen Wright, Dr Eddy Agbo, Dr Achidi Valentin Agon.
Innovation Prize for Africa winners

This year's winners of the Innovation Prize for Africa offer innovative responses to address malaria and HIV/AIDS, two of Africa's greatest disease burdens, showcasing African ingenuity at the same time.

24 Jun 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry. The Ministers of Culture, Youth and Sports of African Union Member States have established the long awaited African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission as a specialised agency of the African Union.

23 Jun 2016

Dharmesh Nagar
How to market in Africa

With scores of SA businesses and multinationals looking to expand across Africa, SA-based marketing agencies are positioning themselves to pitch their clients to a vast African audience. But they need to be aware of unique African approaches to business, says pan-African marketing agency, Media Revolution.

23 Jun 2016

Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group
Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group

Two major investors in African power projects announced on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, a joint venture that they said would help boost electricity output across the continent.

23 Jun 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 178: "Build your Business" training and leadership development course
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 178: "Build your Business" training and leadership development course

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 23 June 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding takes a look at MI-Ashanti International (Pty) Ltd, a 21C business solutions, training and education company who will be piloting an eight week short course at Vega School in Cape Town from 2 July to 20 August 2016.

22 Jun 2016

The power shift of sales
The power shift of sales

While the marketing role has shifted and changed dramatically, it is the sales role that is most underestimated. It has had to evolve dramatically as a result of the connected world we live in, and adapt to the new customer that this has bred.

22 Jun 2016

Turning garbage into growth the future city way
Turning garbage into growth the future city way

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. The earliest known urban garbage dumps are found in Crete, made over 5,000 years ago. Not long after that, experiments with recycling began: Chinese societies reused bronze and the Aztecs routinely rescued usable materials from their garbage piles.

By Kudzai Danha 22 Jun 2016

Planting the seeds of an African Renaissance
Planting the seeds of an African Renaissance

There is both good news and bad about the future of the youth in Africa. While the youth population is growing rapidly, many don't have the training, skills and economic will-power to create a bright future. Illiteracy and unemployment lead to despair and a negative feeling about their future.

By Kerushan Govender 22 Jun 2016

Dr Mostefa Souag. Photo credit: Aljazeera
Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

The Egyptian Criminal Court sentenced Ibrahim Helal, former director of news at Al Jazeera's Arabic channel, and Alaa Sablan, identified by the prosecution as an Al Jazeera journalist, to death on Saturday, 18 June 2016.

21 Jun 2016

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Youth employment trends in East Africa

East African youth are seeking a greater voice in their future, according to new youth-led research released today by The MasterCard Foundation Youth Think Tank.

21 Jun 2016