Africa is on the rise - UN chief
Africa is on the rise - UN chief

Africa is "on the move and on the rise", with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations secretary-general António Guterres said.

1 day ago

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

Humanity is living in the fourth industrial revolution, the age where we create more value using less effort within a wider scope with more reliance on technology. Evidently, all we do - basic living, communication and even trade - is being digitally disrupted.

By Anita Amorighoye 2 days ago

AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languages

For the first time, the African Development Bank has released summaries of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), its main flagship report, in the three African languages of Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili. These three languages are among the most widely spoken by over 300 million Africans.

2 days ago

Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF
Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF

This week saw the unveiling of the Africa Halal Week Film and Media programme during Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. The programme, tailored toward attracting more Muslim producers and filmmakers and fostering relationships between local producers and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions, is focused around joint discussions as to how Cape Town and the Western Cape can better position itself as a Muslim-friendly film and media destination.

2 days ago

What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business
What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business

Generation Z: The generational cohort born between 1997 and 2010. In South Africa, Generation Z is also known as the "Born Free" generation.

By Bronwyn Williams 2 days ago

African brands are among fastest-growing globally
African brands are among fastest-growing globally

African nation brands advance in brand value, with six out of the world's 10 fastest-growing coming from the continent, according to the African Lions Roar Brand Finance Nation Brands report released last week.

16 Oct 2018

Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP
Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP

In response to the needs of both buyers and sellers of content from Africa and the Middle East, DISCOP Markets has launched a digital catalogue so trade in content can take place online.

16 Oct 2018

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco
New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

With smartphone penetration in Africa, the digital services explosion, as well as the Data Sovereignty law - the data centre industry is poised to become one of the pillars of African economic development.

16 Oct 2018

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA
iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices.

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 15 Oct 2018

6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018
6 African startups among TIME's Genius Companies for 2018

Six African tech startups have been named alongside the likes of Apple, Netflix and SpaceX in TIME's 50 Genius Companies for 2018 list.

By Tom Jackson 15 Oct 2018

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

Growing women's economic empowerment in Africa is what drives Irene Ochem, founder and chief executive officer of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), which holds their annual networking conference, awards and expo in Cape Town next month.

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