How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

It's no longer news that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the global economic returns of this revolution expected to be in the region of about $16 trillion.

By Zoaib Hoosen 10 hours ago

The ZIFF Ladima Adiaha Award for New Moon.
Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists, dominating many of the top categories.

1 day ago

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by media conglomerate Africa.com of South Africa's iAfrica.com news portal is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent.

1 day ago

Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

With the successes of the global #CannesLions2018 celebrated and the local creative gaze now firmly focused on the Loeries in Durban in a month's time, I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global for his views on why it's an exciting time to be a creative, how SA creativity punches above its weight and insights into what it takes for brands in the 21st century to get ahead.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy
Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy

What is your company doing to increase its revenue? Tweeting a few times, a day? Doing promotions? Improving your product? All of this is important and can contribute to increasing your company's revenue. However, if it is not complemented by a coordinated digital marketing strategy it is unlikely to generate the results you are looking for.

By Roy Morrison 1 day ago

Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names

The .africa (dotAfrica) gTLD offers a unique opportunity to individuals, governments, companies and others to associate their products, services and information with the continent and people of Africa. As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors will no doubt be profound as Africans use their new domain to unite the continent's internet community.

2 days ago

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

HDI Africa Conference
HDI Africa Conference

Africa your time is now! This bold statement is turning into a revolution symbolising the strengths and potential that the African continent has.

Issued by HDI Youth Marketeers 2 days ago

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's future is what the mega-AfricaCom event comprising dozens of different conference tracks and exhibitions aims to do each year. This year, AfricaCom turns 21 and is launching several new features to celebrate.

2 days ago

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

Investing in data for the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development goals was crucial if the continent is to achieve the goal of leaving no-one behind. High quality data is crucial for the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, said Economic Commission for Africa's Tinfissi Joseph Ilboudo, at High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) 2018.

13 Jul 2018

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web and mobile devices.

By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria
Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria

For Nigeria, the Google Next Billion Users plan is expected to provoke innovation on an unprecedented scale.

11 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand
Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity.

11 Jul 2018