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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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[Infographic] The 12 facts and figures about e-commerce in Nigeria in 2015
[Infographic] The 12 facts and figures about e-commerce in Nigeria in 2015

Pan-African e-commerce Jumia has just released a new Infographic with the objective of shining a light on the key facts and figures of the year that has passed as well as the promise of 2016...

Jumia Nigeria announces Juliet Anammah as new CEO
Jumia Nigeria announces Juliet Anammah as new CEO

LAGOS, NIGERIA: The e-commerce leader in Africa formalizes the appointment of Juliet Anammah at the head of Jumia Nigeria, Africa Internet Group's (AIG) biggest company on the continent...

Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria
Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria

For many business owners in Nigeria, e-commerce is still an enigma. However, with over 60% of people in the country now using the internet, it has become a valuable tool and popular platform...

By Nkem Ndem V

Jumia.com celebrates Black Friday success
Jumia.com celebrates Black Friday success

Jumia.com, one of Africa's largest online shopping malls, had a successful Black Friday 2015, with an increase in sales of 900% compared to 2014...

Social media impacts m-commerce business
Social media impacts m-commerce business

Nigeria has been experiencing a boost in online businesses due to the massive surge in m-commerce. The rise in mobile phone traffic to online stores is incited by the overall trend of social media...

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda
MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

African markets emerge on global retail development index
African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

Your trademark is not enough for you to freely trade in Nigeria
Your trademark is not enough for you to freely trade in Nigeria

Companies and individuals trading in the food industry, pharmaceutical and medical industry, and the cosmetics industry should be aware of the laws in Nigeria...

Jumia launches Nigeria's official Apple Store online
Jumia launches Nigeria's official Apple Store online

Jumia has rolled out their official Apple store online, becoming the first online retailer to be authorised by Apple to sell their products.

By Lilian Mutegi

Tiger Brands' Nigeria business widens losses
Tiger Brands' Nigeria business widens losses

Tiger Brands' Nigerian flour business reported a widened loss of 2.92-billion naira (about R176m) for its first quarter ended December, as currency weakness in the local market offset a 27.5% surge in sales...

By Nick Hedley

Mobofree Marketplace to launch in Lagos
Mobofree Marketplace to launch in Lagos

According to IT News Africa, MoboFree.com, a social marketplace with a strong presence across Africa, is set to launch its local presence in Lagos, Nigeria.

Buywela.com simplifying e-commerce for Nigerians
Buywela.com simplifying e-commerce for Nigerians

A new startup, Buywela.com, is aiming to become the "Google for e-commerce" in Nigeria - simplifying the online shopping experience...

MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy
MoboFree.com making buying, selling online easy

The MoboFree technological platform is reportedly making buying and selling online easy for all African users - not only via PCs and smartphones, but also via older/feature phones.

PriceCheck and MTN extend m-commerce deal to Nigeria - PriceCheck
PriceCheck and MTN extend m-commerce deal to Nigeria

PriceCheck CEO, André de Wet, and MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, Pieter Verkade, have jointly announced a second co-branded app deal, this time for Nigeria.

Issued by PriceCheck

African startup honoured at The Europas 2014
African startup honoured at The Europas 2014

Founded by AIH with investment from MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet, online and mobile food ordering platform, foodpanda / Hellofood, won Best E-commerce Startup at The Europas 2014.

Five Nigerian cities with business potential
Five Nigerian cities with business potential

One of Nigeriay's biggest assets is its 170m-strong population, which continues to spark the interest of consumer facing companies.

By Kate Douglas

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley

Africa is the youngest continent in the world in terms of its people and is expected to have the largest workforce in the world by 2035. Consumer-facing industries will grow significantly between now and 2010. (Image: NASA)
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach

Shoprite opens doors in northern Nigeria
Shoprite opens doors in northern Nigeria

Thursday, 20 March 2014 saw Shoprite open its doors in northern Nigeria, adding to its already 1,800 outlets globally.

Kaymu encourages sellers to move online
Kaymu encourages sellers to move online

Online businesses are said to be accelerating in Africa. Building an online shop and presence is described as a great way of reaching out to many customers across the continent, and more specifically throughout Nigeria.

Growth funding to enable MoboFree expansion
Growth funding to enable MoboFree expansion

MoboFree raised significant growth funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) in order to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra through new offices in East Africa and for marketing investments.

[2014 trends] Fashionably late
[2014 trends] Fashionably late

The most recent International Monetary Fund regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa projects an accelerated GDP growth of 6% in 2014 from around 5% in 2013.

By Nick Schilperoort

India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall
India's Beyond Squarefeet to manage Nigeria's largest mall

India's first mall management company, Beyond Squarefeet, is to manage 'Ado Bayero Mall', described as the first ultra-modern shopping mall in Kano, northern Nigeria, and the largest mall in the country.

Jumia Nigeria wins best online retail brand of the year award
Jumia Nigeria wins best online retail brand of the year award

Nigerian e-commerce firm Jumia has won the best Online Retail Brand of the Year award at the Brand Journalists Association of Nigeria (BJAN) Awards.

By Paul Adepoju

SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria
SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria

Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget
How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad

Nigeria still offers SA retailers good opportunities
Nigeria still offers SA retailers good opportunities

Broll Nigeria says that despite Woolworths canning its three-store pilot project in the country, citing a mismatch with the consumer and climate, this should not deter South African retailers from profiting in Nigeria.

Overcoming the Nigerian e-commerce payments hurdle
Overcoming the Nigerian e-commerce payments hurdle

Nigeria is not "business as usual" for new entrants to the market - but for global e-commerce providers there are many opportunities...

By Robin Philip

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