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Google Africa sets up mentorship programmes for tech designers, entrepreneurs

Google Launchpad and Google Play South Africa were launched in November 2017 to boost African technology start-ups and develop a unique African design aesthetic. CD...
Acclaimed science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor creates new African character for Marvel Comics.

Meet Ngozi, Marvel Comics’ first truly African superhero

The US comic book publisher and creator of some of the most popular superheroes, Marvel, has unveiled its newest project: a Nigerian female superhero...

Powerful women shape Africa

Women have left their mark in various fields across the continent of Africa. From medicine to fashion design and politics, they have tackled huge challenges and have emerged victorious. Their stories serve to inspire future generations.

Rand leapfrogs Nigeria’s naira as Africa’s top currency

12 August 2016 The South African rand has regained its position as Africa's top currency, leapfrogging the Nigerian naira this week. This comes after four major events...

Brexit: How can Africa benefit?

Africa may benefit from Brexit, but it must be through technological advancement and not through its commodities. Britain voting to leave the European Union...

African music gets boost in London

London's radio scene is being flavoured with music from Africa since a Nigerian station took over Bang Radio and rebranded it The Beat London. It aims to disseminate African music to audiences in the UK, to showcase the continent's talent.

Connecting women to technology

An Intel programme called She Will Connect aims to increase women's access to the digital world. Research has shown there is a significant gender gap in developing countries in using technology such as the web. It'll help to empower women in their businesses, increase literacy, and strengthen their voice.

Anzisha Prize offers a million to African entrepreneurs

Over a million rand is up for grabs to winners of the Anzisha Prize. Weeklong training in Johannesburg is planned for the 12 young African entrepreneurs, who range in age from 18 to 22, shortlisted for the prize before the awards ceremony. Training includes entrepreneurial leadership, mentorship and a significant transfer of skills.

Be bold, keep it real, make it quick: a lesson from Nollywood

In 2014, Brand South Africa's Petrus de Kock sat down with Nigerian filmmaker Alex Eyengho to discuss Nollywood. Being the second largest film industry in the world, averaging 1 500 productions a year, and being third most valuable, generating over R130-billion, Nollywood presents South Africa with important lessons for success.

Almost half of African millionaires make South Africa their home

Johannesburg has long been known as the City of Gold. It is the top place that African millionaires call their home.

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