FCAT panel.
The African diaspora fights for place in film

Actors and directors from the African diaspora in Europe fight for a place in the film world...

9 May 2018

Jaza Duka benefits local communities by giving them quicker, more reliable access to the products they need most to support their families.
Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneurs

Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform...

9 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

Kharom Klamphian © –
#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. © .
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 1)

Everyone is creating online video nowadays and by doing this, bypassing traditional channels, serving hundreds of millions of people their lively forms of content. At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto shared some secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 May 2018

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ICCA names Cape Town top MICE destination in Africa

Cape Town has been named as the number one meetings destination in Africa for the tenth consecutive year...

8 May 2018

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity.
#OneShow2018: Better representation across the board

As The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week 2018 gets underway, I sit down with CEO Kevin Swanepoel for a catch-up on their developments over the past year...

By Ann Nurock 8 May 2018

Landmark trade seminar for Africa
Landmark trade seminar for Africa

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and INTL FCStone announce landmark structured trade seminar in Africa...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

PF Jones/SABC1.
Favourite African adverts - Wes Phelan

South African creative director Wes Phelan recently picked his favourite African advert for Africa.film, a new site showcasing Africa's best videos...

8 May 2018

Michael Zahariev
#AfricaMonth: Tech in the African automotive market

The African continent is the last frontier for the global car sales industry. According to the 2015 International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' report Vehicles in Use, an estimated 44.8 million cars were in use across the continent that year...

By Michael Zahariev 8 May 2018

Marco Croella, chief operating officer of StreetLib.
Italian StreetLib and Nigerian Publiseer partner to distribute more African literature

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital book publishing platform, and StreetLib, an Italian ebook aggregator, have concluded a partnership that will see more African literature and non-fiction books published...

7 May 2018

How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy
How a better understanding of the seven ages of appetite could help us stay healthy

Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...

By Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018

Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa in 2018
Top 10 fastest growing economies in Africa in 2018

Africa's economy is projected to continue to rise to 3.2% in 2018 and to a further 3.5% in 2019, according to the latest World Bank report released early 2018...

7 May 2018

FCAT 2018 Feature Film winner: Poisonous Roses.
Best African feature film for 2018

Poisonous Roses by Egyptian director Ahmed Fawzi Saleh has won Best Feature Film at FCAT 2018...

7 May 2018

Campaign to encourage African languages on social media
Campaign to encourage African languages on social media

Twitter indexes Kiswahili as one of its languages for #AfricanLanguagesDay and Africa Day...

4 May 2018

DBSA sponsors African innovation
DBSA sponsors African innovation

AIS welcomes Development Bank of Southern Africa as a sponsor...

4 May 2018

Tim Harris, CEO of Wesgro; Rudi Visser, head of innovation acceleration for RCS; Victoria Jackson of Mest; Kerry Petrie of Silicon Cape; Xabiso Lombo, founder of Guardian Gabriel; Alexander Fraser of VC4A; and Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena.
#AfricaMonth: "We're not the United States of Africa"

AfricArena panellists offered various case studies on doing business in Africa and explained why it's time to focus on partnerships and collaboration across the continent before setting sights off our shores...

By leigh andrews 4 May 2018

(L-R)- Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, chairman of World Rugby’s African association.
Rugby Africa appoints APO as global sponsorship agency

World Rugby's African association, Rugby Africa has appointed the APO Group media relations consultancy for Africa and the Middle East, as their global sponsorship agency...

3 May 2018

Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena and CEO of French-South African tech company, Methys.
#AfricaMonth: Feed our startup gazelles and unicorns with funding

Last week's AfricArena media event highlighted the continent's 'funding starvation syndrome', the African startup pyramid, and why we need to boost both the African startup gazelles and unicorns alike...

By leigh andrews 3 May 2018

Africa Shared Value Summit.
Time for business to lead in Africa

The 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit takes place from 24-25 May 2018 at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg...

3 May 2018

Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025
Airbnb global study reveals millennials as predominant travel consumers by 2025

The study outlines a number of key findings and trends among millennials who demand more adventurous travel experiences...

3 May 2018

R2K reflect on issues affecting the media on World Press Freedom Day
R2K reflect on issues affecting the media on World Press Freedom Day

R2K has issued a statement reflecting on happenings over the past year (and current ones) affecting the media in South Africa and Africa as a whole, on World Press Freedom Day...

3 May 2018

Touki Bouki film.
The best African films of all time

International critics have voted for the best African films of all time. 'Touki Bouki' by Djibril Diop Mambéty tops the list of best African films...

3 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism
#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

The Commonwealth Africa Forum.
Africa is open for business

Canada will host The Commonwealth Africa Forum in July 2018, convening over 250 delegates and a number of high profile speakers...

2 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future
#AfricaMonth: Africa's youth represent hope for the future

A new generation is emerging across Africa who have never known life without the internet or social media. How will their consumer behaviour and spending patterns shape business and society in the future...?

By Louise Marsland 2 May 2018

Chief marketers believe their jobs are at risk if customer experience strategies fail
Chief marketers believe their jobs are at risk if customer experience strategies fail

76% of CMOs believe their jobs are on the line if customer engagement doesn't satisfy digitally demanding consumers; only 10% can measure financial impact...

2 May 2018

Another step towards Africa's digitisation
Another step towards Africa's digitisation

Digital transformation of service economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa, says World Bank...

30 Apr 2018

Cinema rediscovered across Africa
Cinema rediscovered across Africa

Orange and Vivendi sign a partnership deal with the CanalOlympia cinema network to make the big screen more accessible to all in Africa...

30 Apr 2018

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