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Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 25, 2015. Picture taken November 25, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experimentArticle

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

Andy Home 7 hours ago

YouTube, MTV Base and Idris Elba join forces to celebrate Africa's next global talent this Africa Day
YouTube, MTV Base and Idris Elba join forces to celebrate Africa's next global talent this Africa DayArticle

MTV Base, YouTube, and Idris Elba announce the return of the Africa Day Concert 2021, which will be hosted by Golden Globe and SAG winner, Idris Elba this Africa Day, 25 May...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 23 hours ago

Protesters gather in Cambridge to demand that AstraZeneca shares blueprints for its Covid-19 vaccine. Luciana Guerra/PA Images via Getty Images
Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equityArticle

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 23 hours ago

#OrchidsandOnions: Comparative advantage
#OrchidsandOnions: Comparative advantageArticle

Marketing space: Online used car sales brand has go at competitor; Ad positions getWorth cleverly as the operation that won't buy any junk...

Brendan Seery 1 day ago

When your dream job is a nightmare
When your dream job is a nightmareArticle

What happens when you land your dream job but it turns out to be anything but?

Lisa Cohen and Sandra E. Spataro 2 days ago

Why Rosebank is Jozi's best property investment
Why Rosebank is Jozi's best property investmentArticle

Rosebank encompasses the excitement of fast-paced city life and the calm beauty of leafy suburbia, placing it in high demand...

Chris Renecle 2 days ago

Sun International scoops African marketing award
Sun International scoops African marketing awardArticle

Sun International's Africa sales and marketing manager, Didier Bayeye-Mbombo, has won the coveted Best Tourism Marketer in Africa Award for 2019. The awards were meant to be presented in 2020 but were delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 days ago

Afda alumni bag 48 nominations @ Saftas 2021
Afda alumni bag 48 nominations @ Saftas 2021Article

Afda alumni have received a massive 48 nominations at the 15th South African Film and Television Awards...

Earle Holmes, Issued by AFDA 3 days ago

The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into it
The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into itArticle

Google the phrase "generation gap" and you'll be rewarded with over 16.5 million results to sift through. Even Bing will find more than 6.7 million hits for you. And Yahoo will reveal just under 7 million...

Stuart Walsh 3 days ago

SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - research
SA's kelp beds in Oscar-winning film may help relieve eczema - researchArticle

Research shows that CEM-K's efficacy in helping relieve skin irritations may be comparable to some allopathic medicines - but without the side-effects...

Issued by Leap Communications 3 days ago

ASIP Accelerator announces new advisory board
ASIP Accelerator announces new advisory boardArticle

Telecel Group's Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator, powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech, announced the creation of an industry advisory board...

7 May 2021

Nigeria extends naira incentive offer to boost diaspora inflow
Nigeria extends naira incentive offer to boost diaspora inflowArticle

ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigeria's central bank plans to extend a naira incentive offer to recipients of dollar remittance until further notice, it said, in a push to boost foreign currency supply...

Chijioke Ohuocha 7 May 2021

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Research reveals how South Africans are embracing digital paymentsArticle

95% of consumers in South Africa are considering emerging payments such as biometrics, digital currencies and QR codes, in addition to contactless...

6 May 2021

Everything you know about digital reach is wrong
Everything you know about digital reach is wrongArticle

In its essence, an effective media plan ensures that you reach as much of the right audience as possible in the most cost-effective way...

Shaun Frazao, Issued by Wavemaker 6 May 2021

Higher education in a disrupted world
Higher education in a disrupted worldArticle

Higher education institutions have long been considered to be the repositories of knowledge and learning and the structures through which knowledge is produced and disseminated...

Professor Ahmed Shaikh, Issued by Regent Business School 5 May 2021

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

South Africa's romcom revolution and how it reimagines Joburg
South Africa's romcom revolution and how it reimagines JoburgArticle

Netflix went live in South Africa on 6 January 2016. The arrival of the subscription-based content streaming service was a game changer for the country's film and television industry, as it had been for other countries...

Pier Paolo Frassinelli 4 May 2021

The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplace
The importance of EQ and SQ in the workplaceArticle

Firstly, what is EQ and what is SQ...?

Julia Kerr Henkel 3 May 2021

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 May 2021

10 steps to strengthen your business
10 steps to strengthen your businessArticle

Aisha Pandor, co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, shares inspiring tips on making a business stronger and more stable...

Aisha Pandor 3 May 2021

Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South Africa
Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South AfricaArticle

The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) of South Africa has awarded Ipsos the contract to perform the official radio research in South Africa for the next five years...

Issued by Ipsos 3 May 2021

AI, freedom of expression and the press
AI, freedom of expression and the pressArticle

A free press or media has an important role to play in democracies as it is responsible for gathering and distributing the information that citizens use to decide how they are going to vote...

Hanno Brink 3 May 2021

TPW: Responding to turbulence with courage, agility
TPW: Responding to turbulence with courage, agilityArticle

With a small but robust infrastructure that enables TPW to exceed expectations across a variety of industries and organisations, TPW continues to provide exceptional leadership...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 3 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Travis Coppin of Food Lover's Market
#BehindtheBrandManager: Travis Coppin of Food Lover's MarketArticle

Managing executive for marketing and buying Travis Coppin fills us in on the Food Lover's brand strategy, and what it takes to survive and thrive in the competitive grocery retail business...

Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Apr 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchantsArticle

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growth
MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growthArticle

NAIROBI, Kenya - MultiChoice's online streaming platform Showmax is investing in producing its own local content for African audiences as it competes for their attention against Netflix on the continent, a senior executive told Reuters...

Omar Mohammed 29 Apr 2021

Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers
Climate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmersArticle

Farmers can help slow climate change by mixing native grasses into croplands, restoring wetlands and raising perennial crops. These strategies also conserve soil and water and build new markets...

29 Apr 2021

Grey Group ranked #1 in creative effectiveness
Grey Group ranked #1 in creative effectivenessArticle

The recent Warc rankings titled 'The Health of Creativity' positioned Grey Group as number one in creative effectiveness...

Issued by Grey Africa 29 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Rescue dogs in fashion
#OrchidsandOnions: Rescue dogs in fashionArticle

Two Orchids: Claw photo shoot captures beauty and yearning; PR agency SWM gets Onion for poor copy...

Brendan Seery 28 Apr 2021

First VW Golf 8 GTI lands in SA, but launch will be delayed
First VW Golf 8 GTI lands in SA, but launch will be delayedArticle

Sad news for SA's petrolheads as the all-new Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI launch has been pushed back...

David Taylor 28 Apr 2021

Binge Skemerdans: "The type of storytelling that South Africans have longed for"
Binge Skemerdans: "The type of storytelling that South Africans have longed for"Article

All 13 episodes of Skemerdans, a Cape Flats neo-noir murder mystery, are now available to binge on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 28 Apr 2021

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India's staggering Covid crisis could have been avoided. But the government dropped its guard too soonArticle

India reported 314,000 new cases of Covid-19 on 22 April, the highest-ever infection tally recorded by any country on a single day.

Pradeep Taneja & Azad Singh Bali 28 Apr 2021

Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyond
Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyondArticle

Africa Tech Week is the golden opportunity to showcase what's hot in tech in Africa - a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the continent's super powers...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Apr 2021

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

FoxP2 continues to live up to number-one Scopen ranking
FoxP2 continues to live up to number-one Scopen rankingArticle

FoxP2 continues to live up to its number-one ranking for effective creativity in the 2019/2020 Scopen report with an impressive performance in the 2020/2021 Marketing Achievement Awards...

Issued by Dentsu 26 Apr 2021

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Agency Scope Insights: How client-agency relationships in Brazil and China compareArticle

Brazil and China show some similarities and huge differences when analysing marketers' investment in communications and clients' relationships with agencies and other partners...

Johanna McDowell 26 Apr 2021

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Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drillingArticle

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

What is shaping culture? Art
What is shaping culture? ArtArticle

How does one value the importance of art?

Brett Rogers 23 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

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