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#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital

A country's payments system is probably not the first thing we think of when we think about the challenge of economic development. But payments are key to the bottom-up economic growth urgently needed...

By Murray Gardiner 18 hours ago

RETAIL

NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

1 day ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced

The One Show has released it's first-deadline shortlist for the 2020 Awards with McCann NY and BBDO NY leading the way...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The One Club announces global Portfolio Night 2020

The One Club for Creativity has announced 20 May 2020 (with the exception of Cairo Ad School, which is hosting on 6 June) as the date for its next global Portfolio Night, with 22 hosts in 23 cities already signed up...

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 3 days ago

RETAIL

Top 10 global consumer trends for 2020 - Euromonitor

Market research provider Euromonitor International has released its 'Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020' report. The annual report identifies the most impactful trends driving consumer behavior, values and habits in the year ahead...

3 days ago

PROPERTY

Drones for real estate: What you need to know

The benefits of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) are substantial. Technology has moved forward rapidly, and what used to be considered toys are quickly becoming powerful commercial tools...

By Lisa Ellman and Matthew Clark 3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Final call to enter $2m LafargeHolcim Awards

Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on 25 February...

3 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

In the future there will be more rain, but less water, in the Nile Basin

The Nile - the world's longest river - runs through 11 countries in Africa and has a basin that covers about 3 million sq kms, nearly 10% of the continent's landmass...

By Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin 3 days ago

ICT

#BizTrends2020: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same...

By Cathy Smith 14 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

20 executive jury members confirmed for New York Festivals Advertising Awards

New York Festivals® Advertising Awards has announced the first 20 members of the 2020 NYF executive jury, one of which is Ahmed Tilly, chief creative officer at FCB Joburg...

14 Jan 2020

HEALTHCARE

New estimates show 14.8 million children globally are HIV-exposed but uninfected

In many countries with a high HIV prevalence, at least of children born to mothers living with HIV remain HIV-uninfected...

By Amy Slogrove & Kathleen M Powis 13 Jan 2020

RETAIL

Africa gains prominence in Global Retail Development Index 2019

A.T. Kearney's bi-annual Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise of African countries in the global retail context, with Ghana and Senegal securing spots in the top 10 on the index...

13 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

The One Club names jury for 2020 Young Ones Student Awards

The One Club for Creativity has announced the jury for the three competitions within its global 2020 Young Ones Student Awards, which identifies the best young creative talent at colleges around the world in a variety of creative disciplines...

13 Jan 2020

EDUCATION

Collaboration offers Ghanain students nuclear education opportunity in Russia

Three key Ghanaian universities and Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) will start working together to help upcoming engineers, physicists, doctors and researchers from Ghana to receive Master's and postgraduate education in nuclear subjects in Russia...

10 Jan 2020

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

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