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#Loeries2018: ALL THE WINNERS!

The full list of winners for the 40th Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all!

19 hours ago

Doug Place, CMO of Nando's, is this year's recipient of the Loeries Marketing Innovation and Leadership Award | Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards /
#Loeries2018: Marketing Leadership and Innovation winner, Doug Place!

Doug Place, CMO at Nando's, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Loeries Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award. He says the only thing to fear is being mediocre.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world.

By Angie White 2 days ago

ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa
ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa office has launched Zambia Steps profile and country profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe. The five profiles provide detailed analyses of the socio-economic developments in the respective countries, level of regional integration, and performance in terms of gender equality and empowerment.

2 days ago

APO Group on the search for new Head of Media Relations Division based in Paris or London
APO Group on the search for new Head of Media Relations Division based in Paris or London

APO Group's continuing growth and development leads the company to recruit a new expert for its Media Relations Division

Issued by APO Group 2 days ago

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: How brands with purpose unlock true business value

There's no denying purpose-led marketing is a hot topic at the moment, here's how your business can strive towards shared value.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also revealed that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets.

3 days ago

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have long been regarded as the engines that power the global economy, but the thing that sets a local corner store apart from a startup built in the cloud is the rate at which they can scale.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Vera Songwe, ECA executive secretary.
Ensuring all African businesses benefit from AfCFTA, Agenda 2030

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is promoting the use of disruptive technologies to enhance financial and digital inclusion in Africa and ensure that even SMEs can take advantage of AfCFTA and benefit from Agenda 2030, as well as Agenda 2063.

15 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded
Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

'Tap your Africa Source Code' is the theme of the Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival this year and will focus on bringing important African visions and futures, by tapping into the sources of African tradition and culture alongside technology, creativity and innovation.

15 Aug 2018

Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby
Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby

The APO Group and Kwesé Sports have announced a strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe. The partnership means increased exposure for African rugby as teams compete to join the world's elite at the 2019 Rugby World Cup,

15 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea - The new African Daily Voice (ADV) news agency, launched by the African Daily Voice Group, will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news from 10 news desks on the continent.

14 Aug 2018

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose
Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind.

By David A. Andelman 13 Aug 2018