Author Archives: Africa Business

Kelly Jackson appointed as Managing Director of newly formed EMEA region for The Travel Corporation

Johannesburg, 7 July 2022 – With the recent creation of The Travel Corporation (TTC) Tour Brands combined with the success of North America and Oceania, the departure of UK/Europe Managing Director, Donna Jeavons, opened up an opportunity for the world’s leading privately-owned travel company, to look at its UK, Europe, Ireland and South African offices. […]

Digital marketing: Chedjou Kamdem, Cameroonian expert in community management, publishes two professional books

Publication and book signing of the books ” la boîte à outils du community manager africain : 10 outils pour démarrer ! ” and ” 13 kpi why : mieux comprendre ses principaux indicateurs clés de performance “, written by chedjou kamdem. Today, whether in the West, Asia, or Africa, social networks represent an increasingly […]

AEC Launches Q2, 2022 Outlook, the State of African Energy

Following the Q1 outlook, the Q2 report provides insight into the challenges, opportunities, and overall state of Africa’s energy sector. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has released its Q2, 2022 outlook, the State of African Energy, providing detailed insight into current and emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities, and how the African energy sector is bouncing […]

Digital agency 8909 expands leadership team

Digital agency 8909 has made three significant new appointments to their leadership team. Manisha Jogi has been promoted to  Head of Strategy, Yuvisti Ramgulam has been appointed as Head of Client Service, and Khanya Sijaji has been promoted to  Executive Creative Director.  Jogi will be in charge of translating client marketing strategies into well thought out brand, […]

Total focus on renewables and gas is the cheapest way to meet Mozambique’s new electricity demand

Wallace Manyara, Business Development Manager, Region South & East Africa, Wärtsilä Energy

Oped by Wallace Manyara, Business Development Manager, Region South & East Africa, Wärtsilä Energy  To meet its growing energy needs and increase electricity access across the population, Mozambique must build 1.3 GW of new power capacity over the next decade. A further 2 GW would be needed to support the planned development of the Beluluane […]

New Report Shines a Light on Artificial Intelligence in Africa

The State of AI in Africa Report by the AI Media Group South Africa, offers an analysis of the emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) landscape in Africa. It contains multiple statistics and trends while offering insights on key factors and communities driving the ecosystem across the continent.  Report author, and CEO of the AI Media Group, […]

Is your employee communication strategy keeping up with global trends?

Caroline van der Merwe, COO of SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology company, says that effective communication is key to a productive workforce, and achieving this in the South African context requires employers to bridge the digital divide. The human need to communicate is as old as time. The first printing press, which introduced […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce Kenya’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK.

Kenya has a long and generally successful track record of private sector participation in the energy sector. Like other African countries, affected by climate change, Kenya also experienced abnormally high rainfall, resulting in flooding that threatens food security in five counties. Tana River, Kisumu, Busia, Homa Bay and Migori counties are now depending on humanitarian […]

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ first Sustainable Impact Report reveals 15% reduction in food waste with the goal of reducing food waste by 50% across all ships by 2025

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has released its inaugural Impact Report, detailing progress against its 11 sustainability goals set forth in tandem with parent company The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 5-year sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right. Being the first river cruise line to publish an Impact Report, Uniworld seeks to shape a brighter future for the […]

The Getting to Zero Coalition convenes to develop action plan for maritime decarbonization

Close to 100 representatives from across the maritime value chain convened this week in  Copenhagen for the Getting to Zero Coalition’s annual working session. The gathering, after two  long years of virtual events, took take place in person – with the objective of turning the ambition  of a full decarbonization of the maritime sector by […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce South Africa’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK

Africa’s population is the fastest-growing in the world – putting immense pressure on the development of Africa, especially the high demand for access to energy1. According to the Tracking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seven: The Energy Progress Report by the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the UN Department of Economic and Social […]

Inner cities are growth engines attracting young homebuyers

Inner city living is boosting the city residential property market and driving urban rejuvenation Inner cities. Love them or hate them, they play a crucial role in stimulating, supporting and enhancing a country’s economic growth. They are hubs for productivity, and due to the scale, diversity and density of activity, ideas and information flow freely, […]

African health tech start-ups in supply chain show promise, prompting launch of $7 million innovator support program

The Pan-African “Investing in Innovation” program will provide grants and commercialization support to 60 healthtech companies over two years. Healthcare consulting firm Salient Advisory has launched its latest market intelligence report highlighting promising African healthtech start-ups in supply chain. Spurred by these findings, a consortium of global and continental organizations, with funding from Bill and […]

To create a world class supply chain, the SA logistics industry needs better, faster KYC

Estimates suggest the logistics industry contributes around 10 to 12 percent towards South Africa’s GDP. But in order for the country to command a larger market share for its products on the global stage, supply chains need to be world class to ensure efficient delivery of goods. One way to increase efficiencies is by implementing KYC […]

Establishing a Highly Competitive Domestic Hydrocarbons Market in Nigeria

Local content regulations and the implementation of the AfCFTA have triggered the creation of a highly competitive domestic hydrocarbons market within Africa’s largest oil producer. Nigeria represents one of the continent’s most mature oil and gas markets as well as the largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. The country’s energy achievements have largely been attributed […]

Africa hotel development: It’s Egypt, Morocco, Accor & Marriott

Just four words are needed to sum up the main findings of this year’s African hotel chain development pipeline survey conducted by W Hospitality Group, in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF); those words are Egypt, Morocco, Accor and Marriott. This year’s annual survey, which is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative […]

How the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations influenced data privacy law in Africa

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are considered to be a global standard for the protection of personal information. Across Africa, many existing data security and protection laws were modelled on the regulations of the EU’s first data privacy legislation – the EU Data Protection Directive (1995), which preceded the GDPR. Current […]

Belva Homes – A green project committed to providing luxury standards to its clients

The development of 3408 Belva began in December 2020, a green project by Belva Homes, with a clear vision to incorporate luxury city living whilst maintaining an eco-friendly philosophy. The team identified a need in the real estate market to incorporate busy city life living in conjunction with breathtaking surroundings of nature and a peaceful […]

New report unpacks principles necessary for gig work readiness in South Africa

Data released by Statistics South Africa in Q4 of 2021 showed that 45% of young people aged–34 years were not in employment, education or training. This means more than four in every 10 young males and females were unemployed and not receiving skills training. In 2022, predictions for the South African youth unemployment rate are […]

Smart minds look to smart solutions at Africa’s only dedicated Smart Cities Summit

Big industry players join forces to tackle urban decarbonization challenge   The world’s population is on a fast-track from rural to city living. With around 55% already residing in urban areas, this figure is expected to rise to 70% by mid-century. Cities may be the engines of growth and account for more than 80% of global […]

Public Private Collaboration is Key to a Sustainable Mining Sector in Africa

Leading event in Accra shines a spotlight on responsible change The town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa, has a long and rich mining history. In 1897, large scale commercial and industrial mining began at the Obuasi Gold Mine and continued for over a century until its closure in 2014 for […]