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2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline
2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

3 May 2020

10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown
10 ways to stay connected on Biz during lockdown

Self-isolation, lockdowns, working remotely and physical distancing can get you down. Bizcommunity is the daily 'virtual commute' that brings you closer to 19 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Apr 2020

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs
Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

16 Jan 2020

Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industry
Why African investors need to venture into the fast-growing flexible workspace industry

Francis Kariuki, recently a former head of operations at a flexible workspace (also known as a coworking space) in Kenya sits across from me as we have a chat on the immediate future of the flexible working industry...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Dec 2019

Murendeni Mafumo speaking at the SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019. Image supplied.
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: The future of water collection, purification and distribution

What is the future of cities? And what is the future of water collection, purification and distribution?...

21 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, which turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Aug 2019

Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

We speak to VP of business programming for World Expo 2020 (one of the biggest event on the planet), South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and across the rest of Africa...

By Juanita Pienaar 19 Aug 2019

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How businesses can position Africa as a frontrunner in the globalisation race

The possibilities that this continent offers are endless and the time is right for businesses in Africa to showcase their capabilities...

By Mike Higley 7 Aug 2019

Explore Rwanda with Kaya Business Travel
Explore Rwanda with Kaya Business Travel

Kaya Business Travel and MaZo Connect are inviting all SMEs, entrepreneurs, executives and government leaders to join them as they head to Kigali, Rwanda to attend the Golden Business Forum - an opportunity to network, find opportunities and to explore intra-Africa trade...

Issued by Kaya FM 95.9 1 Aug 2019

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African online payments sector boosted by major deal

Kenyan headquartered DPO Group has acquired PayFast for an undisclosed sum in a deal that will give local business owners an easier way to accept payments in 18 African countries...

31 Jul 2019

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West African startups listed in top 5 businesses that improve the world

The Vodafone Institute has selected five startups to take part in the first accelerator that focuses on women in the tech sector...

31 Jul 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

Naomi Campbell poses with female basketball players this week at the Hoop Forum organised by the SEED project in Senegal.
Forbes hosts businesswomen in Rwanda

Forbes Woman Africa announces First Regional Forum in Rwanda for businesswomen...

26 Jul 2019

Yash Deb, managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya and this year's Loeries integrated campaign, film & radio, and radio craft juror.
#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

EurAfrican Forum 2019.
Creating a prosperous, sustainable future for Africa

EurAfrican Forum 2019: With the contribution of 40 international speakers, the Forum had the participation of 450 participants, from 17 European countries and 24 African countries...

23 Jul 2019

There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene
There's a need for more disruption in Africa's tech scene

The business opportunities that have changed the fortunes of the continent and how these businesses are impacting and transforming the quality of lives in Africa...

By Olukayode Kolawole 22 Jul 2019

Coding workshop.
Young Ghanaian innovator wants to inspire youth

Self-taught coder develops model for diagnosing breast cancer; looks to solve some of the continent's biggest challenges and inspires youth across the continent as Africa Code Week Youth Ambassador for 2019...

11 Jul 2019

Women in Africa.
Defining how African businesswomen can take the lead

The 3rd Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative annual World Summit agreed that African women need to change history and tell a new story of Africa...

10 Jul 2019

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa.
#AfricaLeads: Africa poised for substantial growth

Thea Sokolowski, head of brand and marketing at MEST Africa, talks to Bizcommunity.Africa about how the African tech ecosystem continues to grow on the continent...

By Louise Marsland 10 Jul 2019

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Africa media innovators can apply for Google funding

Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge applications now open in Africa...

2 Jul 2019

Get into Africa to seize opportunity
Get into Africa to seize opportunity

Why Africa is commercially exciting right now; and why businesses, big and small, need to be paying attention and investing, before the barriers-to-entry and competition truly kick in...

By James Hedley 2 Jul 2019

Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?
Content is king but is it relevant to your audience?

Today, content creation is no longer limited to certain campaigns, it has become so broad to the extent that everything a business does is now part of a content strategy...

By Minnie-lee Tagwirei 1 Jul 2019

Dr Corrin Varady, CEO of IDEA Digital Education.
How South African businesses are making it in Africa

Disruptors and innovative businesses are using technology, among other innovations, to expand into territories previously fraught with countless barriers to entry....

18 Jun 2019

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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperity

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

17 Jun 2019

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.
'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'

"To integrate Africa, bring down the walls," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina urged at the 2019 AfDB Annual Meetings Open in Malabo...

17 Jun 2019

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Africa Women in Media Award launched

Call for entries: APO Group African Women in Media Award to recognise support of female journalists for women's entrepreneurship in Africa...

14 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

From left to right Michael Kennedy, James Hedley and James Tagg.
#AfricaMonth: Quicket striving to become first pan-African ticketing company

Quicket founders, James Tagg and James Hedley elaborate on the company's aggressive growth trajectory, especially throughout Africa, on what it is that sets them apart and on their future plans...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 Jun 2019

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