Understanding the brands of the future in Africa
Understanding the brands of the future in Africa

Trend forecasting is becoming increasingly important for creative industries, and South African and African businesses are no exception. Succeeding at trend forecasting can define a brand's performance in the market place.

16 hours ago

The power of consumer insights (combined with woke strategy and creative)
The power of consumer insights (combined with woke strategy and creative)

Never has it been so evident to acknowledge and value the power of consumer insights in 2017. The world is in a constant state of flux, continuous evolution and so too are we as consumers in how we do things, what we stand for and how we share experiences. Therefore, marketing is a shot in the dark without great insights and I would like to believe that any seasoned marketer knows this.

By Thomas Sepheka 3 days ago

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

The world needs to bet on Africa to feed the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050, as Africa has 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world.

3 days ago

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck speed. The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns.

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential
Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, said as the UN kicked off Africa Week.

19 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of the current physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Zimbabwe: Watered down media achievements
Zimbabwe: Watered down media achievements

After seven years of devastating effects of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), the media and the population at large have welcomed the registration of four newspapers in Zimbabwe - Newsday, Daily News, Daily Gazette and The Mail.

By Tarisai Nyamweda 28 Jun 2010

Doubts over Zimbabwe diamonds

BULAWAYO and TEL AVIV: Three days of tense deliberations by members of the Kimberley Process have failed to reach consensus on whether diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange fields should be certified as conflict-free. Zimbabwe has already announced that it intends to resume exports of the precious stones immediately.

By Busani Bafana and Pierre Klochendler 28 Jun 2010

On the edge of the frying pan
On the edge of the frying pan

With governance in limbo and post-election violence spreading beyond control in Zimbabwe, rights groups and think-tanks have warned of a military coup, martial law or even civil war.

23 May 2008

Editor appeals against conviction

Newspaper editor convicted of practising journalism without accreditation appeals against conviction, harsh sentence.

23 May 2008

Mandela Rhodes Scholarship students announced

For the past 18 years, Chipateni Nyirenda from Lusaka, Zambia, wanted to meet her role model former President Nelson Mandela. Her dream was realised on Tuesday, 4 March 2008, as she, along with 23 students from across the continent, sat next to him to receive her Nelson Mandela Rhodes Scholarship.

By Gabi Khumalo 6 Mar 2008

Using mobile phones to reach out to voters (Image: IRIN)
Zimbabwe: Election campaigns go hi-tech

Savvy text messaging and cheeky ring tones are the new face of cost-effective political campaigning in Zimbabwe in the run up to the 29 March election, despite the creakiness of country's cell phone networks.

6 Mar 2008

RBZ donates new fleet to state media

Zimbabwe's central bank has "donated" a fleet of brand new vehicles to state media houses, to prop them up ahead of the 29 March 2008 elections.

By Lebo Nkatazo 3 Mar 2008

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