Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination
Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023 - a positive outlook following the downturn between 2015 and 2017 - the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination.

3 days ago

#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing
#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing

Instead of asking how marketing is going to change in 10 years' time, David Duarte, CEO of Treeshake, believes it's a far more valuable question to ask how marketing is going to stay the same. In his words, 'What are the timeless truths of the marketing industry?'

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

#FutureFit Yourself: Why diversity inclusion requires a restoration strategy
#FutureFit Yourself: Why diversity inclusion requires a restoration strategy

"Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it." Charles Kettering.

By Carmen Murray 14 Mar 2019

Is your organisation customer centric?
Is your organisation customer centric?

Customer-centric organisations understand the unique problems and expectations of their customers as well as the context of those needs. They then consistently deliver products and services that meet those expectations.

14 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa
#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa

Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women which manufactures sanitary towels locally in South Africa, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses.

By Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship
The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship

The emergence of social enterprises on to the business landscape of the South African economy is often a point of contention due to the seemingly conflicting driving factors of philanthropy versus profit. However, there are many businesses that are underpinned by solving problems for the benefit of society at large and out of this has arisen this area of entrepreneurship.

By Silvia De Jager and Lisa Illingworth 13 Mar 2019

Stock photo image bank of professional African women created
Stock photo image bank of professional African women created

Ellipsis and Picha collaborate to create stock images of professional African women.

12 Mar 2019

8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa
8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces...

12 Mar 2019

Ellana Lee is senior vice president, CNN International & head of CNN Vision.
CNN marks 10 Years of profiling African Voices

Africa and CNN's reporting across the continent has been a longstanding and essential component to the success of the network since CNN International launched in 1985.

By Ellana Lee 11 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform.

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen
Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen

When it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income, according to the results of Nielsen's new 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report, which highlights how global consumers think and feel about their financial situation.

11 Mar 2019

Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption
Controlling a crisis - The ultimate possible disruption

Corporate South Africa has seen major blue-chip brands at the centre of crises which, in some instances, have had major reputational and financial repercussions. Whether a company enjoys the size and stature of Ford, Tiger Brands or KPMG, or is a much smaller enterprise, the fundamentals surrounding reputation and perception remain unchanged, clearly underscoring the absolute need to be prepared for a crisis.

By Jennifer Stein 11 Mar 2019

MTN and Huawei ink partnership agreement to bring digital services to Africa
MTN and Huawei ink partnership agreement to bring digital services to Africa

MTN and Huawei have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective to offer more digital services to African consumers and businesses.

11 Mar 2019