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The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards’ finalists have been announced.
Finalists in Africa women entrepreneurship awards announcedArticle

Finalists announced in annual AWIEF Awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa...

2 days ago

How to expand your SA franchise into the rest of Africa
How to expand your SA franchise into the rest of AfricaArticle

According to the latest survey from Fasa, 39% of franchisors have businesses in Africa, outside South African borders. This is equivalent to 1,775 stores in the SA franchise population...

12 Aug 2019

Africa's real estate sector poised for growth
Africa's real estate sector poised for growthArticle

Host of the 10th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit Kfir Rusin asks: as Central and Eastern Europe become increasingly popular for South Africa's property sector due to subdued growth potential and earnings locally, should these funds not be investing closer to home?

12 Aug 2019

Canon Collins Scholarships for aspiring activists and social change makers
Canon Collins Scholarships for aspiring activists and social change makersArticle

Scholars committed to creating an open and just society in southern Africa are invited to apply for one of five prestigious scholarships currently available from the Canon Collins Trust, including one fully funded scholarship to study in Ireland...

8 Aug 2019

Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continues
Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continuesArticle

Following the trend set in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) Q1 2019 total newspaper circulation in Q2 2019 declined by 1.4% on the previous quarter and by 6.9% on the prior year...

Danette Breitenbach 8 Aug 2019

Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released
Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist releasedArticle

Africa investor (Ai) has announced the shortlisted candidates for the 2019 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The awards will be presented during the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders' Summit on 3 September in Cape Town...

6 Aug 2019

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#WomensMonth: Southern Africa needs better healthcare for women and girls on the moveArticle

Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within the countries they were born in, or cross borders in the region. Although more men than women migrate the data shows that the number of women migrating within the Southern African Development Community region is rising...

Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey 5 Aug 2019

Travel visa costs: South Africans weigh in on visa agony
Travel visa costs: South Africans weigh in on visa agonyArticle

A study by online booking site Travelstart.co.za between April and July this year has revealed that 49% of South African travellers say they consciously select overseas destinations with no visa requirements or those that issue a visa on arrival...

5 Aug 2019

10th edition of Mediatech Africa attracts more visitors than any other year
10th edition of Mediatech Africa attracts more visitors than any other yearArticle

The tenth edition of Mediatech Africa delivered on its promise to ignite the imagination of exhibitors and visitors alike during its three-day run at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, between 17 and 19 July...

Issued by Mediatech Africa 5 Aug 2019

AGCO expands Future Farm training investment in Zambia
AGCO expands Future Farm training investment in ZambiaArticle

The second phase of the Future farm will include upgrades to the existing road and farm infrastructure and digitizing the mechanisation and agronomy training material...

5 Aug 2019

African vision of the future of digital creativity
African vision of the future of digital creativityArticle

Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency celebrates six years of developing young digital creatives

2 Aug 2019

Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move
Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the moveArticle

Women are on the move throughout southern Africa. They move within the countries they were born in, or cross borders in the region...

Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey 2 Aug 2019

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AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technologyArticle

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution
Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolutionArticle

Franchise opportunities - Africa's economy will grow faster than any other continent's over the next five years and flexible working is a huge part of that future...

Issued by GO Content Lab 31 Jul 2019

Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs
Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneursArticle

With the economic landscape in southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones growing stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry?...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jul 2019

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Mozambik Restaurant to open in Cape TownArticle

Economic onditions are tough, but chief executive Manny Nichas believes that approaching business unusual with a strong brand and a solid value proposition remains key to sustained success...

26 Jul 2019

SA Toastmasters to launch Anglo-Francophone club
SA Toastmasters to launch Anglo-Francophone clubArticle

Southern Africa Toastmasters is set to launch its first-ever Anglo-Francophone club in Johannesburg on Wednesday 31 July 2019 in Sandton, Johannesburg...

23 Jul 2019

Primedia Outdoor illuminates the streets of Namibia
Primedia Outdoor illuminates the streets of NamibiaArticle

Primedia Outdoor recently installed self-contained solar technology onto 204 double-sided directional signs in various residential and business centres in and around Windhoek, Namibia's capital city...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 23 Jul 2019

Scan Display hosts first African Distributor Conference
Scan Display hosts first African Distributor ConferenceArticle

Scan Display hosted representatives from 12 African countries at its first African Distributor Conference in Johannesburg at the beginning of June 2019...

Issued by Scan Display 15 Jul 2019

Boomtown wins Lafarge Zambia account
Boomtown wins Lafarge Zambia accountArticle

Following on from its work with Lafarge South Africa and Maluti Mountain Cement in Lesotho, Lafarge Zambia has appointed Boomtown to launch a campaign in Zambia, celebrating their 70-year heritage...

Issued by Boomtown 12 Jul 2019

Agroecology as innovation
Agroecology as innovationArticle

"We need to promote a transformative change in the way that we produce and consume food. We need to put forward sustainable food systems that offer healthy and nutritious food, and also preserve the environment. Agroecology can offer several contributions to this process."

Timothy A. Wise 11 Jul 2019

2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards nominees announced
2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards nominees announcedArticle

The nominees of the 2019 Savanna Comics' Choice Awards have been announced...

11 Jul 2019

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Azuri Technologies introduces Paygo Solar Satellite TV in ZambiaArticle

Azuri, a commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems has rolled out AzuriTV, a 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia...

5 Jul 2019

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Ongoing conflicts take toll on food insecurity in AfricaArticle

Persisting conflicts and dry weather conditions remain the primary causes of high levels of severe food insecurity, hampering food availability and access for millions of people...

5 Jul 2019

Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden Award
Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia wins 2019 Ashden AwardArticle

The Sweden-funded Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) programme has won the 2019 Ashden Award in the category of Innovative Finance...

4 Jul 2019

Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads
Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roadsArticle

"When it rains, it's trouble. Guys are falling all the time."

Kimon de Greef 3 Jul 2019

Aerial view of Kariba dam. Dmitriy Kandinskiy/Shutterstock
Quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe's huge electricity crisisArticle

Zimbabwe's government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country's anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels...

Moina Spooner 2 Jul 2019

Primedia Outdoor celebrates 25 years of excellence
Primedia Outdoor celebrates 25 years of excellenceArticle

Primedia Outdoor, the largest wholly South African owned premier out-of-home media provider in sub-Saharan Africa, is celebrating its 25th anniversary...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 1 Jul 2019

Zambia halts construction plans for hydropower dam on Luangwa River
Zambia halts construction plans for hydropower dam on Luangwa RiverArticle

The Zambian government has halted plans to construct a mega hydropower dam across the Luangwa Valley River - one of the longest free flowing rivers in southern Africa...

27 Jun 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments
Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investmentsArticle

Africa is the continent with the youngest and fastest growing population in the world, with some of the fastest growing economies in the world, but it is still not attracting significant advertising investments...

Federico de Nardis 25 Jun 2019

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#BizTourismReport: Africa's tourism market for June 2019Article

The first article provided an overview of tourism in Africa with this article focusing on Botswana...

Martin Jansen van Vuuren 25 Jun 2019

Vodacom Group sells its enterprise focused operationsInBrief

Vodacom Group have announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa's (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d'Ivoire. The two entities are in the process of concluding the acquisitions, which are subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities within these markets.

21 Jun 2019

22 Tech startups selected for Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech
22 Tech startups selected for Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTechArticle

Startupbootcamp (SBC) AfriTech, the global tech accelerator program in Africa, received 1,804 applications for its 2019 cohort...

18 Jun 2019

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The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV preventionArticle

There are an estimated 5,000 new HIV transmissions every day. Around 70% of the 37-million people living with HIV globally are in sub-Saharan Africa...

Glenda Gray 14 Jun 2019

What renewable energy and home improvement have in common
What renewable energy and home improvement have in commonArticle

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? The answer, based on best practice in emerging markets around the world, is unequivocally yes...

Bertrand de la Borde 12 Jun 2019

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3 trends energising Africa's power sectorsArticle

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

#YouthMonth: SA teens assemble plane to fly from Cape to Cairo
#YouthMonth: SA teens assemble plane to fly from Cape to CairoArticle

This June, a historic aviation challenge will take place as 20 South African teenagers embark on a Cape to Cairo - and back - excursion in a self-assembled Sling-4 aircraft that uses ordinary motor fuel and was built in only three weeks.

11 Jun 2019

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa
DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in AfricaArticle

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

10 Jun 2019

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Radisson Blu forms three-way partnership to enhance sustainable forest management in ZambiaArticle

In celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka held an event to announce a new partnership between Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, SOS Children's Village and Plant a Million Zambia...

7 Jun 2019

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Africa needs more advertising investmentArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments...

Federico de Nardis 6 Jun 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zambian President Edgar Lungu meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in 2018. EPA-EFE/Alexei NikolskySputnik/Kremlin Pool
Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?Article

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

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

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...

Juanita Pienaar 31 May 2019

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