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#Loeries2018: ALL THE WINNERS!

The full list of winners for the 40th Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all...

21 hours ago

Doug Place, CMO of Nando's, is this year's recipient of the Loeries Marketing Innovation and Leadership Award | Photo by Roy Esterhuysen / 2018 Loerie Awards /
#Loeries2018: Marketing Leadership and Innovation winner, Doug Place!

Doug Place, CMO at Nando's, is the well-deserved recipient of this year's Loeries Marketing Leadership and Innovation Award. He says the only thing to fear is being mediocre...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket
#Loeries2018: Welcome to the hypermarket

The second speaker at the 2018 DStv Seminar of Creativity was Lethepu Matshaba, vice president of Homecare Southern Africa at Unilever SA, who spoke on the relevance of creativity in a hyper-fragmented world...

By Angie White 2 days ago

ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa
ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa office launches Zambia Steps profile and country profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe...

2 days ago

A scene from the masterclass. © Al Nicoll, Gallo Images.
#Loeries2018: How brands with purpose unlock true business value

There's no denying purpose-led marketing is a hot topic at the moment, here's how your business can strive towards shared value...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri (left) and Alagoa Morris (right) in Abuja after Abiri's release from detention on August 15, 2018.
CPJ welcomes release of Nigerian journalist Jones Abiri

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from detention of Nigerian editor and publisher, Jones Abiri...

3 days ago

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

3 days ago

Vera Songwe, ECA executive secretary.
Ensuring all African businesses benefit from AfCFTA, Agenda 2030

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa...

15 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded
Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby
Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby

APO Group and Kwesé Sports announce strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe...

15 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose
Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia's two superpowers - China and India - and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen...

By David A. Andelman 13 Aug 2018

Africa CEO Forum comes to Rwanda
Africa CEO Forum comes to Rwanda

Next year's Africa CEO Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda...

9 Aug 2018

Nigerian B2B venture builder Zone Tech Park launches
Nigerian B2B venture builder Zone Tech Park launches

Zone Tech Park, a new venture builder for start-ups in Nigeria, has officially opened for business...

8 Aug 2018

Mobile loan solutions
Mobile loan solutions

Paylater, the mobile app providing Nigerian consumers with access to credit, has reached 1 million downloads...

8 Aug 2018

Video games from Africa go global
Video games from Africa go global

Video games made-in-Africa reach the global scene during Devcom, ahead of Gamescom 2018...

7 Aug 2018

Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches
Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches

mCash is a mobile payment platform for making low-value retail payments designed to extend e-payment options to low-income buyers and sellers who deal in cash...

7 Aug 2018

Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria
Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

In a bid to make the internet more easily accessible to people in Nigeria, Google announced the launch of Google Station: a program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots...

7 Aug 2018

Mark Read, WPP Chief Operating Officer. Image supplied.
#NewBiz: WPP entrusted with stewardship of Unilever's Sunlight brand across Africa

WPP has been awarded the stewardship and activation of the Sunlight brand across Africa following a competitive pitch process. Sunlight is the second largest FMCG brand in Africa, after Coca-Cola...

7 Aug 2018

Outrage at Nigerian media bill
Outrage at Nigerian media bill

Media rights groups in Nigeria are condemning a bill that will regulate the practice of journalism in the West African country...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2018

The need for the advertising industry to modernise
The need for the advertising industry to modernise

There has long been a need for the advertising industry to modernise. Now digital transformation is upon us and change is non-negotiable. At the same time, the industry is facing disruption from new entrants...

By Alistair Mokoena 3 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

Co-founders Sitati Kituyi (left) and Dicky Hokie Junior.
Kenyan entrepreneurs create African-focused stock photo platform

Kenya-based AfricanStockPhoto is a stock photography marketplace. Sitati Kituyi co-founder and CTO, talks about his entrepreneurial journey...

2 Aug 2018

Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria
Film festival distribution startup launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Festivilia has launched its film festival distribution platform, which enables filmmakers to submit to over 500 curated film festivals...

By Tom Jackson 1 Aug 2018

Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer, Burger King. Screengrab from .
Warc reveals insights from the Cannes Lions Creative Effectiveness campaigns 2018

Warc has released the results of its analysis of the 169 campaigns entered into the Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions this year...

1 Aug 2018

Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand
Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand

The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right, research conducted by Brand South Africa shows...

1 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies
How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping, BRICS Summit, South Africa.
The next decade of BRICS

Chinese president shares thoughts on world's next decade, at BRICS Business Forum...

30 Jul 2018

UN journalism award open for entry
UN journalism award open for entry

Entries for the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Awards are now open for best journalistic coverage of the United Nations and UN agencies...

30 Jul 2018

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