Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE Group Global.
#WomensMonth: Generic business lessons for the 21st Century from healthcare advertising

Mandi Fine is CEO of F/NE Group Global, a strategic consultancy that works with some of the world's top brands and corporations and turns 20 years old this August. Here, Fine explains how specific data science and storytelling skills are transforming marketing and communications, as well as future trends to embrace in any industry.

By Leigh Andrews 6 hours ago

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

The Committee to Protect Journalists has noted "a deeply troubling erosion of press freedom in several member states, including attacks on individual journalists, media suspensions, internet shutdowns, and restrictive legislation.

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2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival gets global grand jury

The grand jury of the 2019 Lisbon International Advertising Festival has been announced. The advertising festival will take place at the Ciência Viva museum in the capital of Portugal on 20 September 2019.

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Shaun Vorster is the vice president of business programming at World Expo 2020. Image supplied.
#WorldExpo2020: How local businesses can unlock B2B and B2G value

The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021 and we spoke to VP of business programming, South African, Shaun Vorster about the opportunities that this event will afford businesses in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

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Facebook can now fact-check news in African languages

Facebook on Wednesday announced a partnership with fact-checking company Africa Check to bring local African language support to its third-party Fact-Checking programme.

By Shereesa Moodley 16 Aug 2019

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards’ finalists have been announced.
Finalists in Africa women entrepreneurship awards announced

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.

15 Aug 2019

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65, after a brief illness. Boyes is the founder, creator and CEO of the Carrol Boyes retailer in Cape Town, and was best known for her signature home decor design.

15 Aug 2019

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Africa's digital potential

Africa's young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates.

By Ime Archibong 14 Aug 2019

French team in SA invites you to attend "Ambition Africa" the biggest Franco-African B2B event
French team in SA invites you to attend "Ambition Africa" the biggest Franco-African B2B event

This dynamic event will connect key industry players from diverse sectors across France and Africa

Issued by Business France South Africa 14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards ahead of the much-anticipated two-day conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 11 - 12 September 2019.

13 Aug 2019

CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host
CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host

CNN International's African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host and new format. It has also renewed its multi-year partnership with long-term sponsor Globacom.

13 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive in an increasingly connected environment.

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019