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"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AU
"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AU

Statement of the chairperson of the African Union Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi...

2 days ago

Andy Hadfield, CEO, forgood.co.za
#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

By Andy Hadfield 3 days ago

Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform
Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform

The first crowdfunding platform in South Africa, Uprise.Africa, was awarded the best crowdfunding platform at the Tropics Magazine 8th inaugural cohort Tropics Changemakers Awards...

14 Jan 2019

Pan-African Forum to promote a culture of peace on the continent
Pan-African Forum to promote a culture of peace on the continent

UNESCO and Angola to establish Biennale of Luanda, a Pan-African Forum for the Culture of Peace...

2 Jan 2019

Cause-related marketing: Why we do it and where the value lies
Cause-related marketing: Why we do it and where the value lies

In a society such as ours, in such dynamic, developmental evolution, causes are the fuel that helps drive change. Citizen activism brings issues to the nation's attention, it informs our people, inspires progress and supports our government...

By Joanna Oosthuizen 21 Dec 2018

Mandla Shezi, CEO of Hollard International.
Understanding the diversity of Africa is key to its growth

'Africa is not a country' and understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent...

11 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship
Africa Forum to focus on youth, women entrepreneurship

Government and private sector to get together at the Africa 2018 Forum in Sharm El Sheikh to foster greater regional integration through investments and cross border collaboration...

3 Dec 2018

#MyEscape.
Changing the narrative on migration through film

AfriDocs: Migrant stories changing the narrative on migration...

15 Nov 2018

Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards
Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa...

6 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks
Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

Affluent Afrillennials choose brands with social conscience
Affluent Afrillennials choose brands with social conscience

Africa's affluent millennials look to brands to make positive change, according to BBC survey...

31 Oct 2018

Global radio broadcast to fight poaching in Africa
Global radio broadcast to fight poaching in Africa

Radio stations unite around the world for synchronised broadcast of 'Snared In Africa'...

24 Oct 2018

The rise of the digital-preneur
The rise of the digital-preneur

Humanity is living in the fourth industrial revolution and all we do - basic living, communication and even trade - is being digitally disrupted...

By Anita Amorighoye 18 Oct 2018

Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators
Empowering women in Africa as entrepreneurs, innovators

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa and creating the number one globally recognised platform for female entrepreneurship in Africa, is what AWIEF is about...

By Louise Marsland 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways
Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways

United Nations supports member states to align national development plans with Sustainable Development Goals...

20 Sep 2018

Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards
Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum has officially announced the finalists for AWIEF Awards 2018...

18 Sep 2018

The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality
The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality

The One Club for Creativity and Diageo North America announced a partnership to recognise and promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality among young global creatives...

14 Sep 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

Former UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan.
Africa bids farewell to Kofi Annan

At Africa Hall, scores gather to pay homage to the legacy of a great African, a global icon, former UN secretary-general, Kofi Annan...

27 Aug 2018

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 16 Aug 2018

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

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

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

"Let me tell you what I believe. I believe in Nelson Mandela's vision, I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King..."

18 Jul 2018

President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron and founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation and chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu.
Encourage young African entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu Foundation hosts interactive session with Macron and 2000 young African entrepreneurs...

12 Jul 2018

AU sets up African Women Leadership fund
AU sets up African Women Leadership fund

African Women Leadership Fund announced to bolster women-owned businesses in Africa...

4 Jul 2018

Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa
Influential Africans changing the narrative on Africa

The most influential people of African descent that are changing the conversation on Africa globally to that of an 'Africa Rising', have been named in Los Angeles...

3 Jul 2018

Finding ways to accelerate transformation in Africa
Finding ways to accelerate transformation in Africa

Transforming Africa through innovation, youth and technology at the Responsible Business Forum...

22 Jun 2018

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