Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business. Selling hair extensions and women's handbags online to customers across Africa and abroad has grown her client base from 10 in 2015 to more than 1,000 currently. Of these, 70% are in Africa and 20% in the United Kingdom and the United States.

By Yun Shi 13 hours ago

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched

Vogue Talents, Vogue Italia's fashion talent scouting arm, has announced a new project dedicated to African creatives. Named Scouting for Africa 2020, the project is a collaboration with non-profit organisation African Fashion Foundation (AFF), with the support of Impact Fund for African Creatives, and is aimed at supporting emerging designers hailing from the African continent.

14 hours ago

Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton. From 6th place in the last ranking, the apparel company now sources 100% of its cotton from sustainable sources and leads the Cotton Ranking 2020 with the most established brand for sustainable cotton. Ikea and H&M Group came in second and third place respectively.

13 Feb 2020

Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair starts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) tomorrow and runs until Sunday, 16 February. Showcasing over 400 artists, 93 galleries, informative talks, art documentaries and much more the fair is one of the largest and leading events on the African art calendar.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

How digital online research achieves superlative levels of insight
How digital online research achieves superlative levels of insight

Digital online research is taking off slowly in Africa, despite offering the continent so many evident benefits over traditional methods. Bev Tigar, Lead Business Development Consultant, Africa, of Borderless Access elaborates on some of these.

Issued by Borderless Access 13 Feb 2020

SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad
SA's 2Engage plans for further growth in Africa and abroad

South African fintech and customer engagement business, 2Engage, is pursuing international growth opportunities. Boosted by its relationship with Mergence Group, which acquired a 26% stake in 2Engage in November 2019, the company has plans to aggressively grow its footprint and consumer rewards programmes in Africa and beyond.

12 Feb 2020

Edelman launches Kenya office, acquires Gina Din Corporate Communications
Edelman launches Kenya office, acquires Gina Din Corporate Communications

Global communications firm, Edelman is further cementing its position as a pan-African consultancy having opened a new office based in Nairobi, Kenya and with the acquisition of Gina Din Corporate Communications.

12 Feb 2020