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Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A mobile app and online web portal designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa has been launched by the Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA).

1 day ago

Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa
Vuma grows reputation management business in Africa

In line with its strategy to grow its presence in Africa, Vuma Reputation Management, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, has signed memorandums of understanding (MOU) with four leading African communications agencies, boosting its footprint across the continent.

2 days ago

Nzola Swasisa. Credit: True Africa.
DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

Consider how email has changed the world. It is estimated around 269 billion emails are sent daily, with the average office worker receiving 121 every 24 hours. But for some - especially in many parts of Africa - email technology is just not attainable.

10 Aug 2017

Parts Trader launches in Ghana
Parts Trader launches in Ghana

The Parts Trader website, an online automotive directory in the US and Europe has launched in Ghana making available its processing server to customers and car parts suppliers in Africa

4 Oct 2010

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

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.

20 Aug 2010

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.

29 Jul 2010

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.

26 Jul 2010

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.

19 Jul 2010

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.

7 Jul 2010

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.

15 Mar 2010

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.

12 Mar 2010

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.

22 Aug 2007

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