LEGAL

#AfricaMonth: Seven things to consider when transacting in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Seven things to consider when transacting in Africa

Ahead of the Baker McKenzie African Transactional Summit taking place in Johannesburg in May 2019, Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa.

By Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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2019 AME Report released

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards.

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Low cost internet POA launched in Kenya

Low-cost internet provider Poa! Internet announces the completion of its wireless internet network in Nairobi and Kiambu counties in Kenya. Over 3,000 Wifi hotspots were installed by the firm and already help Kibera, Jamhuri, Kawangware, Kangemi, Kabiria, Waithaka, Racecourse, Kinoo, Dagoretti, Kikuyu, Kiambu, Ting'ang'a, Kirigiti, Ndumberi and Githunguri communities get connected to the internet.

3 days ago

RETAIL

Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme
Call for applications: Impact Fund for African Creatives' accelerator programme

The Impact Fund for African Creatives (IFFAC) is calling on designers to apply for its accelerator programme. The programme, focused on supporting and strengthening emerging African brands, is open to all designers living or working in Africa.

21 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kantar Africa Life 2019 report.
#AfricaMonth: How can brands fuel growth in Africa?

Successful brands must have a strong local resonance and activation if they are to emotionally connect with consumers in Africa and fuel growth in the fast-changing region, reports Kantar TNS. The latest Kantar Africa Life 2019 report is due to be released end of May.

21 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist.

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

TOURISM

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers
#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers

Biz Community's #AfricaMonth couldn't have come at a better time. The South African government has prioritised domestic tourism as a means to improving the country's tourism product and growing foreign arrivals and investment while renewing its commitment to increasing visa-free travel in Africa. These priorities are vital to the sustainability of our tourism industry and emerging outbound markets on the continent.

By Jenna Berndt 21 May 2019

RETAIL

Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business
Coca-Cola to retain majority stake in Africa bottling business

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it will maintain its majority stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, abandoning plans to refranchise its Africa bottling business.

21 May 2019

RETAIL

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa

While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been steadily growing its presence on the continent for close to 30 years.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its full shortlist with 25 shortlisted pieces for SA, putting us at 12th for country ranking based on finalists. Overall 1,642 entries from 58 countries from across the globe have made the shortlist.

20 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Pictured are Paul Holmes of The Holmes Report and Regine le Roux, managing director of South Africa’s Reputation Matters. Reputation Matters scooped up two SABRE Africa awards, one for superior achievement in measurement and evaluation and the other for the industry sector category.
All the 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners

The 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners were handed out following on the annual African Public Relations Association (AFPRA) conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, last week. The SABRE Awards, which aims to recognise superior achievement in branding, reputation and engagement, has a 25-year heritage, with separate competitions in Africa, North America, EMEA, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and South Asia.

20 May 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its first shortlist with 144 entries being shortlisted after stage one of D&AD judging. The Award Ceremony will be held at The Old Truman Brewery, London on Thursday, 23 May.

20 May 2019

ICT

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

Having being born in Malawi and moving to South Africa as the age of 17, Grey Jabesi is an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa.

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019