2019 is well underway, and Cheap Nigeria Flights is gaining traction. A flight aggregator tailored toward Nigerian travellers, the start-up is making a name for itself in the African travel community. The site’s easy to use service and extensive flight options are attracting attention not only in Nigeria but across the African continent and beyond. Cheap Nigeria Flights strives to provide the best and most affordable flight options to African travellers while keeping the process as simple and streamlined as possible. While the site is tailored specifically to Nigerians, it offers flight paths all around the globe. It compares flights from most major international airlines, as well as local Nigerian airlines including Arik Air, Azman Air, Air Peace, and Dana Air, amongst others. The simple user interface allows users to search for flights using several simple search parameters. The results page compares flight options from all partner airlines and allows users to further customise their search with a series of filters. The platform offers flights to and from most notable Nigerian Airports, as well as between the vast majority of major destinations worldwide. This has made the site an incredibly strong option for Nigerians seeking affordable aeroplane travel both within their county and internationally. Cheap Nigeria Flights is currently offering affordable flights with most of the top airlines and flight providers in the world. Some of the notable international flight carriers include: Africa World Airlines Virgin Atlantic British Airways KLM South African Airways Air France Lufthansa Ethiopian Airlines Kenya Airways Emirates Airlines Etihad Airways Delta Airlines Qatar Airways Singapore Airlines Fly Blue Crane Some of the notable Nigerian airlines include: Arik Air Azman Air Dana Air Air Peace Cheap Nigeria Flights offers flight paths to and from all corners of the globe. With a clear focus . . .
Cortex Group Acquires Tesla Water’s Market-Leading Water Quality Monitoring Solution The Cortex Group (Pty) Ltd is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused holding company, building value in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4.0 IR) Economy on a local, regional and global scale - home to the already successful Cortex Logic, an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software and Solutions company that helps businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era. Cortex Logic, the AI Engine for Business, announced that its holding company, Cortex Group, is in the process of signing a definitive agreement to acquire Tesla Water’s market-leading Water Quality Monitoring Solution – which will be housed inside Water Mathematics, a stand-alone business that has been operating within Cortex Group since January 2019. Since 2017, Tesla Water has been providing convenient, safe potable water to their clients, through its forward thinking and electrocoagulation wastewater treatment technology systems. They mindfully operated their technologies, focusing on the critical need for alternative water supply options throughout Southern Africa, and used maximum energy efficiency and produced a minimal carbon footprint throughout. Since its inception, Tesla Water provided large scale solutions to industrial, governmental, and domestic household sectors. Mr Terry Booysen, CEO of Tesla Water said, "Tesla Water is divesting from its Water Quality Monitoring business, Smart Water Pro, to focus its efforts on the sale of water. The acquisition will allow the company to not only further extend its ability to provide its customers with solutions that meet their demand for AI use cases, but will also address the increased demand by water users to (1) have an independent party monitor the quality of the water being provided, (2) to track the efficiency of their water treatment systems and (3) to provide reporting required by regulations". This acquisition strengthens Cortex Group’s portfolio . . .
Many organization appreciate the need for the fostering a working environment of free thinking, creativity, and initiative through the development of their employees and appreciate the financial gains of having a more effective, skilled workforce. Where the organization is facing the challenge of a competitive market, there is no a single, shot-in-the-arm solution to this issue and our training solutions focus on improving skills, productivity and performance by needs targeted talent development initiatives and advanced organizational learning capability to maximize the ROI. Helping employees to grow and develop is what keeps an organization in the cutting edge of competitive environments and enables employees to produce better results, faster services and more competitive organizations. In today’s complex working environment, there is increasing pressure on managers to meet the challenges of higher productivity, shorter deadlines, controlled expansion, increased competition and maximizing ROI. The HR business partner (HRBP) therefore plays a pivotal and essential role in helping managers to meet these objectives. The HRBP serves as a consultant and advisor to managers on all HR related areas, identifying & resolving potential issues and adding value by increasing team performance and effectiveness wherever possible. The aim of this workshop is to enhance the skills of the HRBP to demonstrate increased levels of organizational ability, problem analysis & resolution, consulting skills and the ability to identify the critical areas where he/she can add value to the line manager and the team. We encourage open learning and discussion, passing on our own extensive experience and encouraging learning through sharing the knowledge and experience of the delegates. All our workshops contain a wealth of practical examples and case studies as well as some simple tools and techniques that delegates can apply readily within their own organization. Our . . .
Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) Announces Appointment of Nigerian Visionary and Thought Leader, John Kamara, as a Director. The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is a non-profit organization founded by Dr.Jacques Ludik in 2016 – the same year in which he founded Cortex Logic. The mission of MIIA is to help establish and foster key relationships and partnerships within the Artificial Intelligence ‘Network of Excellence’ - thereby creating a strong, innovative Machine Intelligence and Data Science community and dialogue in Africa. MIIA is delighted to announce the appointment of John Kamara as its newest director – a Nigerian thought leader and visionary, who will help promote the value of Machine Learning and Data Science application in Africa. With vast experience in new markets and verticals across multiple sectors, he’s dubbed an expert in various technological arenas, including e-commerce, internet solutions, digital applications, and financial payment solutions. He will share 20 years’ leadership experience and invaluable knowledge on technologies, as well as market entry and start-up growth strategies – having worked with and within multiple companies and industries, including technology and gaming start-ups in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Africa. Dr Jacques Ludik, Founder and President of MIIA (Recipient of the AI Leader of the Year 2019 Award, as well as Founder, Group CEO and Managing Director of Cortex Logic) said, “We are very pleased to have Mr Kamara join the MIIA team at this critical time in the rise and global awareness of the tech ecosystem in Africa. There’s still so much work to be done, especially in the Data Science space – from education and institutionalization, to the creation of leverage platforms within the AI value chain. Mr Kamara will serve as an invaluable addition given his track record, global experience, and networks. He also contributes incredible knowledge and experience, which will play . . .
Cortex Logic Helps Build the African AI Ecosystem through Knowledge Exchange & Community Development. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software and Solutions company that helps businesses thrive in the Smart Technology Era. We work across multiple business and industry domains seeking to augment and automate legacy processes, ultimately transforming them into intelligent systems, using the Cortex Logic AI Engine. We leverage a unique AI Engine for Business that solves strategic and operationally relevant problems by unlocking the value offered by the 4th Industrial Revolution and by mobilizing Data Science, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as Big Data and Analytics. In April 2019, Group Chief Marketing Officer of the Cortex Group, Dr Nick Bradshaw, attended the inaugural Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4Dev) workshop at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya: Toward a Network of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. This workshop saw the gathering of sixty African and global experts who discussed and demonstrated the rapid pace at which Artificial Intelligence is being developed on the African continent. A vibrant African AI Ecosystem is emerging from initiatives such as the Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA), Deep Learning Indaba, African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS), AI Expo Africa, Data Science Africa, Women+ in Machine Learning and Data Science (WIMLDS), to name a few – all of which aim to strengthen Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Africa. Dr Nick Bradshaw stated, “This meeting aimed to support and propel the pace at which Africa’s AI Ecosystem is evolving. This emerging ‘network of excellence’ of Machine Learning and AI practitioners and researchers is building a collaborative roadmap for AI Development in Africa. The three-day workshop focused on three critical areas, being (1) policy and regulations, (2) skills and capacity . . .
The effects of Cyclone Idai left approximately 1.8 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi without shelter, food, and clothing. Understanding that the effects of a natural disaster are often accompanied by challenges such as lack of sufficient supplies, Kotex® SA is reaching out and providing much needed sanitary pads to the young girls and women in need. Kotex® SA has partnered with Kaya FM and donated over 2000 packs of sanitary pads to girls affected by this natural disaster. Kotex® SA, together with their brand ambassador Nolo Seabi, went to Kaya FM on Tuesday to show their support and hand over the sanitary pads. "We are saddened by what happened in Mozambique and hope that our donation will make a difference to those left stranded and in need of sanitary products. We are also grateful to Kaya FM and SA Red Cross for giving us the opportunity to give back,” says Tramaine Grewan, Kotex® SA Senior Brand Manager. Kotex® SA sends their deepest condolences to those that have lost loved ones, speedy recovery wishes to those that have been injured and love and hope to all those affected CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Context detection marketing with the unique needs of African brands in mind. That’s the promise from digital advertising innovator Mobiclicks and its technology partner SilverPush as they set out to target the brands serving Africa’s one billion consumers. From its new Johannesburg headquarters where it recently joined the growing marketing, advertising and design community located at the city’s Parktown Quarter, Mobiclicks now has its sights set on opportunities further North. Mobiclicks can offer African clients access to the SilverPush Sync platform that synchronises traditional television and radio campaigns with social media advertising through AI-powered context detection marketing. In addition, Mobiclicks can add certain trigger moments to the client mobile marketing mix. “There’s a sense of renewal in the air throughout the continent and we’d like to help usher in this new African dawn by working to boost the fortunes of Africa’s brands,” says Mobiclicks founder, Shaun Rosen. “Brands create demand and demand is what drives economic growth, the only proven way to build sustainable futures,” adds Mr Rosen. According to Hitesh Chawla, CEO of SilverPush: “We are excited to expand our reach across Africa and offer our technology to brands in this market with Mobiclicks. Our aim is to help more brands reach out to their multiscreen customers more effectively via our real-time platform; and this partnership will help bridge the customer journey of brand engagement between TV, search, social media, and mobile platforms.” From a start-up offering purely click-based mobile ad solutions, Mobiclicks is now a true digital platform partner representing leading global ad tech and media solutions exclusively in Africa. Mobiclicks believes two of its products, in particular, will appeal to African and international brands operating on the continent. “Most people are ‘second screening’ when watching television. With TV viewers constantly looking at their . . .
Steward Bank in Zimbabwe is the latest in a series of major banks across Africa to successfully integrate and offer chat banking services on WhatsApp. Clickatell is an authorized global WhatsApp Business solution provider headquartered in the US. Its chat banking customers include ABSA, UBA, GT Bank, and First Bank of Nigeria. WhatsApp is a popular chat application in Zimbabwe, and Steward Bank’s presence on WhatsApp unlocks financial inclusion for millions of people who are already using WhatsApp. The advantages to the Steward bank customer using WhatsApp include convenience, speed, and efficiency for frequently used banking activities. Steward Bank is primed to see a positive uptake for their WhatsApp-based chat banking service, Sosholoza. Through Sosholoza, Steward Bank customers can enjoy customer service via WhatsApp. The bank intends to expand its reach to WhatsApp users in the country, eliminating the need for these users to download and use a banking app that could use costly data bundles. With Sosholoza, customers can initiate frequently used banking capabilities including balance checks, money transfers, and airtime purchases. “Just over 37,000 customer profiles were registered in the first three weeks following the launch,” says Dr Lance Mambondiani, CEO at Steward Bank. “The simplicity of on-boarding and transaction initiation have been key contributors to these numbers.” Getting started with the Sosholoza service is as simple as initiating a chat with a friend on WhatsApp, with users simply needing to save the Steward Bank WhatsApp number and begin the conversation with a “Hi” message. Security and privacy for banking chats are ensured by the bank grade Clickatell platforms. The benefits for financial establishments like Steward Bank are clear, as Dr Mambondiani explains: “Sosholoza on WhatsApp has expanded Steward Bank's services to non-Steward Bank customers regardless of geographical location, bank affiliation, and even mobile money . . .
The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa’s biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website. With 464 000 readers, Bizcommunity is an independently-owned media brand made in Africa for Africa. In a statement, the company said “Bizcommunity.africa domain name sends a clear message to the world that the media brand is open for African business opportunities.” Bizcommunity has spent some two decades building a reputation as the daily go-to media portal for the curation and distribution of African company news, jobs and events across 18 industries. Bizcommunity says the launch of its dotAfrica gTLD presence will “enable the knowledge and resource sharing and intra-African networking required right now.” “African business news belong to the front pages and we are thrilled that homegrown organisations like Bizcommunity are showcasing the African agenda to the world. Incredible strides are taking place on the continent and it is up to likeminded Africans to come together and tell this positive story,” said Lucky Masilela, CEO of Registry Africa administrator of dotAfrica. Africa’s new home on the worldwide web is steadily making its way into the digital landscape of leading brands like Bizcommunity, Adams & Adams, ABSA, and many others as they realise the benefits of associating themselves with the Bright Continent and its one billion consumers. The rising dotAfrica domain name is increasingly being inscribed on traditional and new media platforms across the continent. “Economies today run on creativity and original thinking just as economies yesterday ran on coal and steam. The availability of a new online space is clearly proving valuable to brands, agencies and their respective marketing campaigns, as this latest dotAfrica launch by Bizcommunity demonstrates,” says Mr Masilela. “Africa is open for business and dotAfrica is our storefront. DotAfrica is . . .
When growing up many of us were taught the golden rules when using the toilet of wiping yourself to keep clean and prevent odours as well as washing your hands afterwards to prevent the spread of bacteria. But how clean are you? Is using toilet paper enough to give you the confidence and clean that you need? Research has shown that 63% of parents don’t believe their children are ready to go to the toilet alone when they start school. Baby Soft® understands that nothing is more important than being and feeling clean. The fear of having your child ridiculed for not wiping themselves properly and causing an unpleasant odour leaves most parents terrified. That’s why Baby Soft® has developed the Baby Soft® Clean Routine. The Clean Routine is an easy to remember 5 step guide that gives parents and children a helping hand when it comes to teaching and practicing cleanliness. The Baby Soft® 5 step guide: 1. Use Baby Soft® dry toilet paper and use 3-4 sheets per wipe until the paper is clean to avoid chafing your delicate, intimate skin. 2. Only wipe from front to back, and never re-fold toilet paper to avoid coming into contact with harmful bacteria. 3. Use 1-2 sheets of Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue to help you get and feel even cleaner. 4. Finish by patting dry with Baby Soft® dry toilet paper to protect your intimate area and achieve the right moisture levels. 5. Always wash your hands with soap and dry thoroughly, it’s the single best way to stop the spread of disease. While dry toilet paper can get you physically clean, taking extra precautions like using Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue can help you not only feel clean but also give you that extra confidence. Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue offers a fresh standard of clean that is also soothing on sensitive skin. Very importantly, Baby Soft® Moist Toilet Tissue is flushable, and is skin pH friendly, and is available in two variants: Fresh White, with a cotton fresh fragrance; and Skin Kind, which is . . .