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Voice assistant transaction values to hit $19,4bn by 2023

E-commerce transaction values via voice assistants will reach $19,4bn by 2023, rising over 320% from just $4,6bn in 2021, according to Juniper Research...

16 hours ago

Nesta Challenges launches CA$14,5m Afri-Plastics Challenge
Nesta Challenges launches CA$14,5m Afri-Plastics Challenge

Nesta Challenges has launched the Afri-Plastics Challenge to help address the issue of marine plastic waste in developing countries...

22 hours ago

Africa's strategic priorities to recover better
Africa's strategic priorities to recover better

Africa is cognisant of the multifaceted and multidimensional domestic and global opportunities it must harness and the challenges it must overcome to strengthen...

By Cristina Duarte 23 hours ago

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Walmart opens up its retail tech to other businesses

Walmart will begin offering several of its own technologies and capabilities to other businesses and brands seeking to better serve customers...

1 day ago

African countries must include all migrant populations in their vaccination plans. Thierry/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Excluding migrants undermines the success of Covid-19 vaccine rollouts

Migration is increasingly recognised as a determinant of health. Research shows that, in many cases, cross-border migrants arriving in new countries are healthier than the host population...

By Rebecca Walker, Jo Vearey & Nicholas Maple 1 day ago

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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics
In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

The muggy heat swaddling Tokyo may be a forerunner of Olympic life to come, experts say, urging a rethink to make the world's oldest sporting spectacular fit for a fast-warming planet...

By Beh Lih Yi 30 Jul 2021

Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM
Anneke Pienaar named City Lodge Hotel Maputo GM

City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has appointed Anneke Pienaar as the general manager of City Lodge Hotel Maputo in Mozambique...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 29 Jul 2021

L to R: InnoHealth co-founders Dr Chad Marthinussen, Abdul-Malick Salie and Dr Wade Palmer. | Image supplied
#StartupStory: Cape-based startup set to disrupt SA healthtech space

Cape-based startup InnoHealth recently secured seed capital for an AI-based digital healthcare platform that is set to disrupt the local healthtech space...

By Johannes Masiteng 29 Jul 2021

Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017
Global air cargo posts strongest first half-year growth since 2017

The International Air Transport Association latest data for global air cargo markets for June shows a 9.9% improvement on pre-Covid-19 performance, pushing first half-year air cargo growth to 8%...

29 Jul 2021

Durban announced as the new host of Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021)
Durban announced as the new host of Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021)

The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) has been rescheduled to take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 15 to 21 November 2021...

Issued by RX Africa 29 Jul 2021

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion
Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

28 Jul 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that global supply chains are a huge house of cards

Notable events - including the Covid-19 pandemic - have revealed the weaknesses in global supply chains. Companies need to ensure the resiliency of the manufacturing and distribution systems...

By Glenn McGillivray 27 Jul 2021

COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa

Africa's situation deserves extraordinary attention: the continent contributes just 4% of global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the lowest of any region...

By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale 26 Jul 2021

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