Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

African investment in Princess Crossing Mall

The fully tenanted Princess Crossing Mall, situated in Ondekkers Road, Roodepoort, has been sold for close to R300 million to a West African investor - via a private property fund based in the Western Cape.

Worldwide web... it's a woman's world
Worldwide web... it's a woman's world

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc yesterday, 29 July 2010, released a global report on women's online usage titled, Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet, which provides an in-depth analysis of the female Internet user, highlighting key trends by Internet activity, worldwide region and digital channel.

Ghana police criminally prosecute journalist over sources

NEW YORK: The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Ghana's attorney general to drop prosecution of prominent journalist Ato Kwamena Dadzie under the 1960 criminal code in an attempt to get him to reveal his sources.

Game still in the pink of health
Game still in the pink of health

Game Stores has come a long way since it opened its first store in Durban in 1970 in cramped premises in the city's CBD, ringing up sales of R78 000 in its first month of trading. Its founders believed that shopping had become a tedious and boring pastime. They wanted to create a fun shopping environment and so conceptualised retailing as a game. The signature bright pink prevails to this day.

Global mobile advertising industry grows by 61% in Q2
Global mobile advertising industry grows by 61% in Q2

SINGAPORE: BuzzCity, the global mobile media company, on 6 July 2010 released the results of its Global Mobile Advertising Index for Q2 2010, with South Africa in fourth place, sporting an impressive 65% increase in ad banners served, while Kenya reported a massive 243% increase for the period. The Kenya growth, while impressive was the third largest growth percentage after Vietnam, which reported a 273% increase. Meanwhile Ghana showed a massive 654% growth rate, although it was off a low base.

Ericsson, MTN Ghana roll-out UMTS 900 MHz in Africa
Ericsson, MTN Ghana roll-out UMTS 900 MHz in Africa

According to Ericsson and MTN Ghana, the companies have successfully trialled UMTS 900 MHz for the first time in Africa. UMTS 900 MHz extends mobile broadband coverage into suburban, rural and offshore areas, offering coverage up to 200km.

African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships
African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships

Four entrepreneurs who aspire to build and develop their business skills will be fortunate enough to access scholarships which have been made available to study the 2010/11 Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Three of these scholarships are being offered to exceptional individuals from sub-Saharan Africa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida), while the fourth will be made available by GIBS to an exceptional South African female.

SA bank in Nigerian merger

It's a new era for banking in Nigeria as Stanbic Bank and IBTC Chartered Bank go ahead with merger.

Sarkozy urged to push Egypt on media laws

France urged to link cooperation with Egypt to better respect for human rights.

USB-ED enhances its offering to business in Gauteng by opening a new office - USB-ED
USB-ED enhances its offering to business in Gauteng by opening a new office

USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED), the executive education arm of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), celebrated the official opening of its new offices in Gauteng at a cocktail function at the Westcliff Hotel.

Issued by USB-ED

Innovation is the key - Right Stuff
Innovation is the key

Right Stuff is known for their mobile event branding innovation and are at the forefront of product design and development. The company is frequently involved in the branding of large events, and innovation plays a big role in their success.

Issued by Right Stuff

The Quick Kiosk is right every time - Right Stuff
The Quick Kiosk is right every time

The new era of outdoor event and point-of-sale branding is here. The Quick Kiosk provides a combined branding and sales platform using the classic recognisable Teardrop shape whilst also providing shade. Based on the original Quick Banner, the Quick Kiosk is the outdoor point-of-sale solution.

Issued by Right Stuff

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