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The employee experience is broken, but IT can fix it
The employee experience is broken, but IT can fix itArticle

New research identifies simplified access to technology as missing piece of the puzzle; companies that put it in place can drive greater engagement, productivity and business results...

19 Jun 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban changeArticle

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Achieving sustainable food security in South Africa
Achieving sustainable food security in South AfricaArticle

South Africa is ranked as the most food-secure country in Africa and is 44th out of 133 countries worldwide...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Sep 2018

Africa's consumption revolution
Africa's consumption revolutionArticle

Consumer goods are powering the next generation of Africa-GCC business links, finds a new EIU study...

2 Nov 2017

Globalisation is irreversible, despite protests
Globalisation is irreversible, despite protestsArticle

Business leaders from across Africa discussed the effect of anti-globalisation on emerging markets at the CEO Agenda: the new rules for global business, held in Sandton on 17 July 2017...

24 Jul 2017

Pockets of promise: seven African countries to watch
Pockets of promise: seven African countries to watchArticle

The Economist Intelligence Unit has identified a number of mid-tier countries expected to continue to perform well over the medium term due to public investment plans, consumer demand patterns, and trade dynamics...

5 Jul 2017

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How being sceptical paid off for MassmartArticle

The company says its cautious strategy in the rest of Africa is proving to be the right approach...

Adele Shevel 16 Jan 2017

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Why has Africa failed to industrialise?Article

Experts call for bold and creative policies for Africa to facilitate industrialisation...

Masimba Tafirenyika 21 Nov 2016

Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?
Can Africa's mobile money revolution reduce poverty?Article

When farmer Isaac Tondo fell on lean times in Liberia's long rainy season, his brother in the capital sent 8,000 Liberian dollars (US$87) to his Lonestar mobile money account, ensuring his children's school fees would still be paid...

29 Sep 2016

Mobile optimised work environments drive performance
Mobile optimised work environments drive performanceArticle

The Economist Intelligence Unit, through its new global study Mobility, Performance and Engagement, established a measurable link between mobile-first working environments and...

28 Apr 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Steady ship, choppy waters
[BizTrends 2016] Steady ship, choppy watersArticle

Although most retail markets will expand steadily in 2016, consumers and retailers alike could be vulnerable to crises of confidence...

Jon Copestake 12 Jan 2016

Instinct is about contextualising good data
Instinct is about contextualising good dataArticle

Good leaders act intuitively based on their prior experience, insight and ability to read a market such as knowing when to do introduce a new product, make an acquisition, how to go after clients, what success will be, and which failures to avoid...

Richard Bezuidenhout 1 Dec 2015

Nigeria Summit 2016: The dawn of a new day?
Nigeria Summit 2016: The dawn of a new day?Article

Over the years, The Economist Events' Nigeria Summit has charted a country in the process of great transition. The year 2015 has been particularly significant with the country making history in its presidential elections...

28 Sep 2015

EIU study finds self-service access to data increases sales success
EIU study finds self-service access to data increases sales successArticle

According to a global study released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Qlik, greater access to data, frequent use of analytic tools...

9 Sep 2015

Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share
Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist shareArticle

LONDON, UK - British publishing company Pearson said on Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50-percent stake in The Economist Group, owner of the prestigious magazine of the same name...

29 Jul 2015

C-Suite must lead customer engagement: the Economist Intelligence Unit Study reveals
C-Suite must lead customer engagement: the Economist Intelligence Unit Study revealsArticle

Genesys today released a global study showing that C-suite-led CX initiatives can increase revenues and customer satisfaction while reducing costs...

25 Jun 2015

'It's complicated' - Dr Andrew Golding on housing affordability
'It's complicated' - Dr Andrew Golding on housing affordabilityArticle

While housing in South Africa remains affordable and also compares favourably to affordability in other global housing markets, slower growth in local household income has seen a gradual deterioration in affordability since late 2013...

8 Jun 2015

Jacques van Wyk
Partnerships inspire creativity as technology shifts gearsArticle

A recent Tech Nation report, Powering the Digital Economy 2015, shows that three-quarters of successful digital companies surveyed work in a close network of entrepreneurs, with whom they share ideas...

Jacques van Wyk 2 Apr 2015

[TrendTalk] 2020 marketing vision
[TrendTalk] 2020 marketing visionArticle

Is the 'Internet of Things' the biggest marketing trend for the next five years? International research shows that marketers and CEOs are prioritising the Internet of Things and believe it will have the biggest impact on marketers by 2020...

Louise Marsland 13 Mar 2015

Flexible work, digitisation and the broadest range of ages will challenge managers in the future
Flexible work, digitisation and the broadest range of ages will challenge managers in the futureArticle

Managing a flexible workforce during the next 10 to 15 years will be more important than ever before...

Jacques van Wyk 13 Mar 2015

Do once customer-driven companies need to lose their customer focus?
Do once customer-driven companies need to lose their customer focus?Article

Looking at all companies, at some stage in their history they were fantastic with customers - and then lost their way. We need to question whether the pressure to produce profit is so forceful...

Aki Kalliatakis 11 Mar 2015

Gas discovery boosts Mozambique's economy
Gas discovery boosts Mozambique's economyArticle

According to Standard Bank's head of oil, gas and renewables, Simon Ashby-Rudd, Mozambique has probably made the world's biggest gas discovery in the past ten years and will probably become the next Qatar...

28 Nov 2014

Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars
Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radarsArticle

According to an in-depth study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, approximately 40% of global SMEs do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity, despite positive economic growth stories...

27 Nov 2014

How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher education
How to overcome the lack of senior woman in higher educationArticle

There still remains a significant and visible gender inequality gap at higher education institutions.

Pauline Machika 7 Aug 2014

IT security: what's in it for business?
IT security: what's in it for business?Article

IT security spend is too often seen as a grudge purchase by business management. But the fact is - effectively securing enterprise networks is a business imperative, says Networks Unlimited.

10 Jul 2014

A changing landscape for CIOs
A changing landscape for CIOsArticle

The shifts in the IT landscape triggered by the move to cloud computing came under the spotlight at the recent IDC CIO Summit, held in Sandton, Johannesburg. The summit explored some of the key challenges facing CIOs today.

9 Apr 2014

A world-class brand needs a world-class home
A world-class brand needs a world-class homeArticle

African brands are absent from the Interbrand 2013 list of 100 Best Global Brands and had one African brand listed in the Millward Brown BrandZ 2013 survey. Africa's performance on the top tier global brands is just not up to scratch.

Golden Muzanago 18 Oct 2013

Africa's food security improves
Africa's food security improvesArticle

Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.

7 Aug 2013

Business into Africa profits from good translation servicesArticle

With globalisation and rapid advances in technology shrinking the world, cross-cultural and international trade are increasingly becoming a reality for businesses of all sizes. However, good communication, which is essential in business, can be 'lost in translation'.

31 Jul 2013

Yum growth needs to be Streetwise too
Yum growth needs to be Streetwise tooArticle

YUM Restaurants International is establishing a steady platform for its KFC brand on the African continent from which it intends to grow "exponentially" in the future, according to Bruce Layzell, the group's general manager of new African markets.

Nick Hedley 10 Jun 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa's business potential for the Middle East
Sub-Saharan Africa's business potential for the Middle EastArticle

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently announced findings of a recently commissioned research report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that highlight the significant potential Sub-Saharan Africa represents for companies in the Middle East.

1 May 2013

Ricoh SA moves into social media
Ricoh SA moves into social mediaArticle

In a campaign to bring Ricoh SA messages, news, announcements and industry insights to opinion influencers, analysts, partners, suppliers, customers and employees and engage them in a dialogue, the company has rolled out a social media campaign.

27 Mar 2013

P&G commits R1,6bn for new factory
P&G commits R1,6bn for new factoryArticle

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is to invest around R1,6bn in SA by building a multi-category manufacturing plant for both the local and export markets.

Zeenat Moorad 17 Mar 2013

KFC plans to add even more stores in Africa
KFC plans to add even more stores in AfricaArticle

YUM! Restaurants International continues to expand the footprint of its KFC brand on the African continent, with plans to add stores in Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe this year, the company said on Monday (14 January).

Zeenat Moorad 16 Jan 2013

[2013 trends] Who said magazines are dead?
[2013 trends] Who said magazines are dead?Article

What an interesting dilemma it was for me moving into publishing almost three years ago. The glossy was HERO and digital was a very, very bad word indeed. But I was excited that, for first time, I could really get to grips with CONTENT. In advertising that's the missing, quintessential link. In order to understand where I am headed here, let me contextualise my thinking by way of illustrating a historical, time-stamped journey of sorts.

Sue Disler 14 Jan 2013

Pick n Pay opens third store in MauritiusArticle

Pick n Pay on Thursday, 6 December 2012, announced the opening of its third Mauritian store in Mont Choisy in the Grand Baie region on the north of the island‚ further expanding the retailer's African footprint.

Zeenat Moorad 7 Dec 2012

Spur plans to 'spur' African growthArticle

Expansion in Africa is a "real opportunity" for the Spur Corporation and over the next three to five years‚ the group will open 25-30 restaurants on the rest of the continent‚ its chief executive Pierre Van Tonder says.

27 Sep 2012

Woolies surges on results‚ prospectsArticle

Shares in Woolworths were up sharply on Friday morning on the back of the retailer's "solid" full-year results‚ released on Thursday‚ a trader said. At 11.38am the shares were up more than 5%‚ trading at R59.55 - a record high since its shares started trading on the bourse in October 1997.

Zeenat Moorad 27 Aug 2012

Tesco eyeing Pick n Pay, Wal-Mart styleArticle

The UK's largest retailer, Tesco, may target SA's Pick n Pay if it emulates Wal-Mart and looks for growth in this country, an international retail expert has said.

Zeenat Moorad 13 Aug 2012

Global retailers take measured approach to Africa
Global retailers take measured approach to AfricaArticle

International retailers setting up shop in SA as a gateway to the rest of the continent are likely to take a measured expansion approach‚ as they gain knowledge and test the local market.

6 Aug 2012

Food Security Index to give info for SA farmersArticle

The Food Security Index (FSI)‚ covering 105 countries being developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit with sponsorship by Du Pont‚ could provide valuable information to SA farmers on where there are shortages and what the affordability will be of food in those countries.

Helmo Preuss 19 Jun 2012

Africa Utility Week to highlight energy delivering issuesArticle

International investment, although booming has highlighted the deficiencies in infrastructure - particularly development required to deliver electricity, says Deloitte on the eve of the Africa Utility Week conference that will highlight energy delivery issues presently slowing growth on the continent.

22 May 2012

Report published to focus on healthcare in AfricaArticle

In preparation of the conference, Healthcare In Africa, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 6-7 March 2012, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), published the report The Future Of Healthcare In Africa, commissioned by Janssen Pharmaceutica NV.

1 Mar 2012

Summit to depict future of healthcare in Africa
Summit to depict future of healthcare in AfricaArticle

New research predicting the future of African healthcare in 2022 is set to be launched at the Economist Conferences' Healthcare in Africa summit in Cape Town, South Africa on 6-7 March 2012.

16 Feb 2012

Negative attitude holding back luxury homes market - Ennik EstatesArticle

"An expansive, positive mindset is what is needed in the luxury residential property market right now, instead of the negative, laager mentality that seems to have crept in behind the global debt crisis," says Ronald Ennik, CEO of Ennik Estates. "Sentiment - not price, interest rates, or mortgage finance issues - is the biggest driver of the luxury homes sector," says Ennik.

16 Feb 2012

Jo'burg gets green thumbs-upArticle

Johannesburg has a reputation for being the world's biggest manmade forest, boasting more than 10 million trees, says News24, but with the ever-present mine-dump dust, the ongoing threat of acid mine drainage and the bleak landscapes, not to mention the traffic jams, at first glance Johannesburg is not an ideal contender for South Africa's greenest city.

21 Nov 2011

Google to build Asia data centres as market surges
Google to build Asia data centres as market surgesArticle

HONG KONG: Google said Wednesday (28 September 2011) it will build three data centres in Asia at a cost of more than $200 million, as the number of Internet users in the region soars along with stiff competition from rivals. Google plans to build the new centres in Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong on a total of 22.6 hectares (56 acres) of land, the firm said.

28 Sep 2011

Harare is the worst place to liveArticle

The British-based Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Harare as the worst of 140 cities in which to live according to an article published on News24. Harare suffers from daily power outages, has a shortage of water and scored just 38% on the "liveability" scale.

2 Sep 2011

Deriving real benefit from sustainability strategiesArticle

A global research project, commissioned by KPMG International and previewed this week at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) in Cancun, Mexico, revealed that 6 out of 10 businesses derive real benefits from adopting sustainability strategies. It also indicated widespread reports of reduced costs, more efficiency and new market opportunities.

13 Dec 2010

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