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Brand valuation missing the so what

James Maposa Director Consultant Intergroup Brand Science (formerly Interbrand Africa) I recently read an article that reported on South Africa’s most valued brands for 2016. The country’s top-10 brands were MTN, Vodacom, Sasol, ...
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Destination Africa: big growth in international arrivals

Countries rebound from Ebola and security concerns Africa is seeing a significant growth in international air travellers – arrivals were up 10.3% between September 2016 and January this year. Europe remained the leading ...
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Future Options to Store Energy near Cape Town’s City Centre

Electric power arrived at Cape Town around 1900 with the construction of a coal-fired, steam-driven power station located near the Victoria and Alfred dockyard area. The location offered 2-advantages in that the power ...
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Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams Innotribe has released a new report examining the way innovation teams from ...
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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world Executives’ ...
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Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe The responsibility is upon captains of industry to ensure that the triple ...
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An Option for Energy Efficiency and Water Production at Cape Town

Summary: The thermal capacity of seawater off Cape Town’s coast can be applied to reduce the energy consumption of commercial scale refrigerators and air-conditioners as well as sustain the energy efficient operation of ...
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Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has ...
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Gene Editing, New Mental Health, The Year Of Giving, And Halal Tourism – New Trends In MENA for 2017

WALTER THOMPSON MENA’S FUTURE 100 REPORT UNCOVERS DRIVERS OF CHANGE AND BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE REGION, VITAL KNOWLEDGE FOR BRANDS KEEPING PACE WITH CONSUMER ATTITUDES BEIRUT, LEBANON — J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group MEA ...
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Tony Elumelu Starts UBA Tour of Africa in Ghana

As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu - the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics ...
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Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

The Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017 is the first initiative of its kind and is held under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in association with Dubai Health Experience (DXH) ...
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Liberated Africa: Pathways to Self-Transformational Development

In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and ...
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African Challenges to African Development

The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and ...
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Ghana: President’s Speech as Ghana Celebrates 60th Independence Anniversary.

We are met here today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence, to celebrate our freedom from the clutches of British imperialism, to celebrate the final achievement of the struggle of ...
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Tanzania: A Leader among Africa’s Emerging Markets

The United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) has recorded an annual average growth rate of more than 6% over the past decade and is on course to maintain a robust growth rate of over ...
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Kenya Grounding Africa’s Economic Growth

Located in East Africa and sharing its borders with countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, Kenya has often been referred to as the commercial “gateway” to and regional hub of East ...
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Mozambique’s Economic Outlook

Mozambique country report Introduction The discovery of large natural gas reserves in the Rovuma Basin has positioned Mozambique as an exciting investment opportunity in Africa. Natural resource discoveries are attracting major investment and ...
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