Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott opens in Durban

Edgy and innovative hotel brand comes to uMhlanga Ridge

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Durban uMhlanga Ridge officially opened this month, making it the first Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotel in KwaZulu-Natal and the fourth in South Africa. A highly anticipated addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio, it joins Fire & Ice! by Marriott hotels in…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa Oil Week turns up heat on deal-making with new features for 2019

This year organisers have crafted a programme that puts deal-making front and centre of the agenda for the 1500+ delegates

For over twenty-five years, Africa Oil Week ( has acted as a central hub for decision-makers in the African oil and gas sector, bringing together delegates from Marrakesh and Maputo to Lagos and Lusaka in Cape Town each November. Following consultation with two expert advisory boards, and countless interviews with…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM), Malawi, Mozambique Discuss Community-Based Reintegration for Returnees from South Africa

The initiative is implemented in collaboration with the consulates of and Governments of South Africa, Malawi, and Mozambique

“My children are being supported through my projects of poultry, brick construction, and farming. Each project supports the other and, in this way, money is readily available,” says Cryford Nyangulu, a Malawian who returned to his native town of Mzuzu, from South Africa in October 2018.   Cryford is one of 281 Malawians who have, since June 2018, voluntarily…

Source: Genesys |

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and humans in Customer experience (CX) – not an either/or situation

In the customer journey, artificial intelligence is not set to replace human engagement, but rather to enhance and underpin it

By Merijn te Booij, chief marketing officer (CMO) at Genesys ( AI is by far the biggest hype I have seen in my career, and for good reason. It could revolutionise customer experience at a time when experience and service are the final frontier in differentiation. In the entire digital…

International Sports Press Association (AIPS)
Source: International Sports Press Association (AIPS) |

International Sports Press Association (AIPS) honours veteran Africa Cup of Nations journalists in Egypt

Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhi presented the certificates of achievement to the recipients

The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) (, in collaboration with AIPS Africa and the Egyptian Sports Press Association, on Saturday celebrated journalists who have covered 10 or more Africa Cup of Nations in an emotional and colourful ceremony held at the heart of Egyptian sports, the national Olympic Center in…

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF)
Source: Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) |

Nigeria: Rugby seminar excites Lagos school Teachers and Pupils

The well-attended event with over 46 primary and secondary school teachers in attendance, also drew stakeholders in the rugby football community

The much-awaited seminar on rugby for primary and secondary school teachers in Lagos Island tagged ‘Get Into Rugby’ lived up to the billings as the participants exuded so much enthusiasm over the seminar. The event organized by the Lagos Island Rugby Football Club and sponsored by Hon. Larinde Williams, as…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Rugby: Battle of Zambezi, an epic clash between Zimbabwe and Zambia, to be Streamed Live on Sand Sport Live

Zimbabwe Rugby Union has partnered with Sand Sport Live, a regional sports and television production house to stream the much anticipated match live on their facebook page

Rugby fans across the world will have a chance to watch live and stream, for free, the Battle of Zambezi, an epic clash between Zimbabwe and Zambia in both teams’ opening fixture in the Victoria Cup at the Machinery Exchange Stadium, Harare Sports Club tomorrow. Zimbabwe Rugby Union has partnered…

Source: Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) |

Zimbabwe Rugby Union Announces Women’s National Team to Face Zambia

Skipper Lissy Wasarirevu believes playing against Zambia is very important game time that will help Zimbabwe in its bid to qualify for the next world cup

Zimbabwe Rugby Union has announced the squad for the Women’s national team that will face Zambia Women tomorrow at the Machinery exchange Stadium at Harare Sports Club. The squad features 10 players who played in the Zimbabwe Under-20 Women’s bilateral series against South Africa and three players who played in…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

South African Energy Minister: Stable, predictable policy and regulatory framework must be created

En annonçant l’allocation d’un budget de 7,44 milliards de rands au secteur de l’énergie, le ministre a fait remarquer que le secteur, en déclinant de 6,9%, avait contribué négativement

A stable, predictable policy and regulatory framework must be created that will lead to investment and growth in South Africa’s energy sector, says the country’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe. Minister Mantashe was delivering his first energy budget speech in Parliament since the merging of his mineral resources…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Nigeria expected to be major player

The African Development Bank’s innovative investment marketplace set up to accelerate investment into the continent, will convene for its second meeting from 11-13 November

Nigeria will feature significantly in the 2019 Africa Investment Forum scheduled to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this November, business leaders and government heard at a roadshow event held in the capital Abuja. Following the hugely successful inaugural edition held last year, the African Development Bank’s innovative investment marketplace…