South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56 billion) in third place, while MTN is voted Africa's most valuable corporate brand, according to a UK-based Brand Finance study's findings released today, Wednesday 25 May 2011, in Johannesburg by the Brand Leadership Academy.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 25 May 2011
SADC countries, home to about 280 million people, contribute a modest 2% to the global tourism market despite boasting amazing tourist destinations and having 'solid' marketing strategies in place. RETOSA, a permanent SADC body tasked to develop tourism in the region through effective marketing, met in Durban, South Africa, during the 2011 Tourism Indaba to plot the way forward in removing barriers hampering tourism growth and development in the region.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011
Telecommunications group Econet Wireless Zimbabwe eclipsed the Coca-Cola brand to clinch the Superbrand award at a ceremony held Thursday, 2 December 2010. Coca-Cola trailed to second position, with the Spar retail franchise coming third.
Dumisani Ndlela 6 Dec 2010
Zimbabwe's Meikles group has agreed to allow Pick n Pay to rebrand TM Supermarkets after a deal in which the South African retailer will shore up its shareholding in the supermarket chain to 49%.
Dumisani Ndlela 2 Dec 2010
Zimbabwe's weekly The Standard newspaper, part of the Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) group controlled by media tycoon Trevor Ncube, has rebranded and slashed its cover price by half to US$1. The first rebranded edition hit the streets on 31 October 2010, and there has been a discernible market acceptance.
Dumisani Ndlela 8 Nov 2010
Zimbabwe has launched a fresh brand war cry, or a tourism destination brand, as they are calling it in hospitality circles: "Zimbabwe - A world of wonders". It is part of national rebranding efforts being spearheaded by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara to help reshape the image of the country.
Dumisani Ndlela 22 Oct 2010
A property firm largely invested in hospitality and tourism has expressed concern over the country's political process which it said undermined efforts to mitigate the negative perception around brand Zimbabwe.
Dumisani Ndlela 2 Aug 2010
Zimbabwe has splurged an undisclosed amount of cash to lure the Brazilian national football team into the country ahead of the FIFA World Cup which kicks off in South Africa on 11 June 2010.
Dumisani Ndlela 31 May 2010
The Black Eyed Peas are about to crash onto TV screens around the world as they rock it out in the new Pepsi ad.
Emeka Enyadike 14 Aug 2007