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  • Eclipse Communications launches Mauritius office
    Eclipse Communications launches Mauritius office
    Eclipse Communications has officially opened its doors to its Mauritius operation, the agency's first African office outside of South Africa. The move forms part of the agency's drive to increase its footprint throughout Africa, due to its clients continental needs.
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    Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot
    Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

    Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

    19 Apr 2021

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    Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

    Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

    By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

    Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
    Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

    Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

    By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

    Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators
    Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

    Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

    1 Apr 2020

    Africa Oil & Power offers free communications services
    Africa Oil & Power offers free communications services

    Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is making its website and social platforms available to help share news and information from all organisations involved in the African energy sector...

    31 Mar 2020

    #BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
    #BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

    In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

    By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

    Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
    Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

    The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

    14 Feb 2020

    Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
    Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

    Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

    By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

    Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?
    Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?

    Don't expect to see self-driving vehicles on the roads anytime soon, especially not in the developing world...

    28 Nov 2019

    #SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: A glimpse into the future mobility
    #SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: A glimpse into the future mobility

    These are the highlights of Bas Verkaik's presentation at the SingularityU South Africa 2019 Summit...

    23 Oct 2019

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    Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

    "Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

    By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

    Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?
    Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?

    Kaspersky researchers analysed aftermarket connected car devices, designed to make vehicles smarter, and has proven to be more secure than other IoT accessories...

    24 Jul 2019

    What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
    What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail

    With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

    By Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

    Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
    Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming

    According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

    30 May 2019

    #BizTrends2019: The speed of culture
    #BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

    A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

    By Yatish Narsi 22 Jan 2019

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    Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

    Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

    22 Jan 2019

    Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
    Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

    Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

    28 Nov 2018

    #AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front
    #AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front

    Digital transformation is affecting and reshaping the entire automotive business model - from design and production to distribution and retail. We find out more from Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

    By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

    #MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential
    #MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

    Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

    Michael Zahariev
    #AfricaMonth: Tech in the African automotive market

    The African continent is the last frontier for the global car sales industry. According to the 2015 International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' report Vehicles in Use, an estimated 44.8 million cars were in use across the continent that year...

    By Michael Zahariev 8 May 2018

    Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018
    Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

    When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

    By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

    Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant
    Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

    Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

    22 Jan 2018

    California to allow autonomous cars without driver
    California to allow autonomous cars without driver

    California officials have unveiled new regulations that would allow autonomous vehicles to operate on state roads in test projects without a human operator...

    13 Oct 2017

    Uber's productive four years of economic transformation
    Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

    Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

    By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

    Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share
    Africa's app-based taxis battle Uber over market share

    Uber's entry into the African continent, where it now operates in 15 major African cities, could be changing the transport narrative forever...

    25 Aug 2017

    Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy
    Autonomous vehicles to reshape the global economy

    Forrester, in collaboration with Christian Austin and Sal Schiano, has researched the downstream impact of widespread automation in transportation...

    1 Aug 2017

    Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing
    Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

    Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

    By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

    Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa
    Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

    The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

    12 Jul 2017

    Ryan Bax
    #AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

    In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market...

    By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

    Barloworld plans Africa expansion
    Barloworld plans Africa expansion

    Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

    By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013



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