by Mandy de Waal. These days, the former FNB banker enjoys a quieter life at his venture capital firm, Montegray.
by Mandy de Waal. Phendu Kuta chats to us about her magazine, fashion, culture, style, and more.
by Mandy de Waal. Julian Kubel’s decade of struggle while building African brand Butan is only beginning to pay off now.
by Mandy de Waal. Edgars is in trouble. Big trouble.
Mandy de Waal interviews Gareth Pon, Africa’s top Instagrammer, on what marketers could do to ‘get’ Instagram.
by Mandy de Waal. If you read the London FT earlier this year, you may have noticed a good news story about how tech is markedly improving people’s lives in Rwanda.
by Mandy de Waal (@mandyldewaal) It has been just over a year since Zimbabwean-born media entrepreneur, Trevor Ncube, launched Mail & Guardian Africa. The chairperson of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) says its success must be defined in terms of the investigative-news brand’s editorial achievements.
by Mandy de Waal (@mandyldewaal) Why is it important for marketers to know about a South African game called Desktop Dungeons? Minecraft. Microsoft. US2.5bn. The portable, video and computer games world is going to be a tough nut to crack, and the sooner marketers enter and try to understand this world, the better.
by Mandy de Waal (@mandyldewaal) Africa’s most successful fabric company isn’t born of the continent, but rather from the Netherlands. Yet Vlisco has become embedded into African culture and trade because of its fierce understanding of customer intimacy.
by Mandy de Waal (@mandyldewaal) Growth in media spend in Africa is outpacing the US and Western Europe, while media investments are alive, thanks to the politically connected or business people with big egos and pockets to match. [a Mark Magazine: Africa Dispatches feature]