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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa's CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment...

23 May 2016

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Growing bamboo market in Africa

Bamboo: Africa's untapped potential resource for economic growth...

By Zipporah Musau 17 May 2016

Sibonile Dube
Unilever tackles socio-economic challenges

Creating opportunities for women is critical for inclusive economies...

By Sibonile Dube 6 May 2016

Delta Africa buys stakes in two Zambian malls
Delta Africa buys stakes in two Zambian malls

Delta Africa, formerly Delta International, has acquired significant interests in two Zambian shopping malls, extending its asset base into a third country...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Oct 2015

African markets emerge on global retail development index
African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

3 Jun 2015

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014

Africa is the youngest continent in the world in terms of its people and is expected to have the largest workforce in the world by 2035. Consumer-facing industries will grow significantly between now and 2010. (Image: NASA)
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget
How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa
Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013

Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion
Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion

Moving Tactics has partnered with Hungry Lion, one of the fastest growing Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) in South Africa, to implement a dynamic digital signage solution within their stores in South Africa and Africa.

Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Oct 2013

Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers
Africa lifts SA fruit and veg retailers

African markets to the northern parts of SA are proving lucrative for local fruit and vegetable retailers, with business accounting for at least 10% of turnover for the sector.

By Shannon Sherry 16 Aug 2013

FNB Zambia opens branch in Solwezi

First National Bank (FNB) Zambia recently launched their Solwezi branch in a ceremony attended by the Minister of North Western Province, Nathaniel Mubukwanu, who officiated as the guest of honour.

14 Jun 2013

Samsung partners with Zamtel to launch Galaxy S4

Zamtel in partnership with Samsung has unveiled the fourth generation Samsung Galaxy Series of mobile phones, the Galaxy S4, designed to meet the business and personal communication needs of our time.

23 May 2013

Zambia hosts Pick n Pay's 95th foreign store

As part of its expansion into Africa, Pick n Pay yesterday, 21 March 2013, said it had opened a store in Luanshya, Zambia. This is the group's sixth Zambian store and takes the total of outlets outside of SA to 95 across eight countries.

22 Mar 2013

DHL Express triples network in sub-Saharan Africa
DHL Express triples network in sub-Saharan Africa

DHL Express, the global international express services provider, has expanded its network of DHL Service Points in sub-Saharan Africa from the initial 300 to over 1 000, in just a few short months.

25 Feb 2013

Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa
Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.

18 Dec 2012

HiFi Corp opens first store in Zambia
HiFi Corp opens first store in Zambia

Forming part of the upmarket Manda Hill Centre in Lusaka, HiFi Corp opened its first store in Zambia in July 2012. Since then it has welcomed thousands of customers eager to experience its promise of tech shopping made easy.

21 Nov 2012

SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa
SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa

SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.

By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012

New distribution channel for MTN Mobile Money
New distribution channel for MTN Mobile Money

The MTN Group last week announced that its MTN Mobile Money service will now be available through the MTN agent network and BancABC branch network in Zambia, improving accessibility to financial services via mobile telephony for thousands of customers in Zambia.

FNB's mobile money grows in Africa
FNB's mobile money grows in Africa

Mobile banking is set to take off in Africa, with FNB recording a 150% jump in transaction growth for its cellphone banking service and 1384% growth for eWallet for the month of December 2011 when compared to December 2010.

15 Feb 2012

Thebe Tourism Group signs shareholder agreement
Thebe Tourism Group signs shareholder agreement

The South African tourism group, Thebe Tourism Group have announced the signing of a shareholders' agreement between its subsidiary FX Africa and global foreign exchange providers Travelex. FX Africa has operated a Travelex Retail Foreign Exchange Travelex franchise in Southern Africa for over four years.

6 Dec 2011

Southern Sun opens StayEasy Lusaka
Southern Sun opens StayEasy Lusaka

Southern Sun Hotels has announced the latest addition to its hotels in Africa, the StayEasy Lusaka. The new StayEasy Lusaka hotel caters for the business traveller who value expediency and convenience and is centrally located in the newly developed, Levy Business Park in Lusaka.

30 Nov 2011

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

TransUnion expands into Africa
TransUnion expands into Africa

TransUnion, a global credit and information management organisation, has acquired majority shareholding in CRB Holdings Limited, signifying its bold expansion steps into Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 28 Oct 2011

Fresh Living now available in Mauritius
Fresh Living now available in Mauritius

Fresh Living, the food magazine on South African shelves, continues to expand on its African footprint as it goes on sale this month in Mauritius.

10 Oct 2011

Brand Africa Forum to present first Brand Africa 100 awards
Brand Africa Forum to present first Brand Africa 100 awards

Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .

15 Sep 2011

Cutting Edge PR get appointed by FNB Zambia

FNB Zambia announced yesterday, 6 September 2011, that it will again partner with Cutting Edge PR to handle its communication affairs in Zambia. The agency will guide and assist FNB in all its local strategic communications issues, internally and externally and will include media relations management on behalf of FNB in the country.

7 Sep 2011

Milk for Schools pilot programme launches in Zambia
Milk for Schools pilot programme launches in Zambia

Tetra Pak has partnered with Parmalat Zambia, the World Food Programme (WFP), the Zambian Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development and the Swedish International Cooperation Development Agency (Sida) to bring milk to 15 000 school children in 39 schools in Zambia's Eastern Province in a bid to stem malnourishment and poor school attendance.

23 Aug 2011

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