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Five Takeaways From Brand SA’s South Africa Top 50 Brands
Media Update, 26 July 2017
South Africa is in the midst of an economic slump. But, as revealed by South Africa’s Top 50 local brands, it is possible for great brands to buck a tough economic environment. More >

Samsung Blazes A Trail Adapting For The African Market
Charlie Mitchell, Financial Times, 28 June 2017
Samsung has suffered a torrid 12 months including the recall last autumn of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 handset and the arrest of its acting head, Lee Jae-yong, on bribery allegations in February... More >

12 Most Admired Global Tech Brands According To Africans
Peter Pedroncelli, AFK Insider, 8 May 2017
African consumers are increasingly able to enjoy numerous global tech brands due to a growing middle class on the continent that is savvy and mindful of what brands can offer them. Many of these... More >

We Drive Change; You Drive Samsung
African Media Agency, 4 April 2017
Samsung would like to thank its loyal customers across the continent for enabling it to become the number one most admired brand in Africa and helping it to keep changing people’s lives. The brand... More >

Africa’s Top Brands Are Losing Out At Home To International Rivals As An Economic Downturn Bites
Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, 7 March 2017
In 2016, low commodity and oil prices subdued the growth of African economies to their lowest levels in over two decades. The sluggish growth also damaged the place and value of African brands.... More >

Samsung Named Most Admired Brand In Africa
IT-Online, 6 March 2017
Samsung has been named as the Most Admired Brand in Africa, unseating MTN from the position. However, MTN is still the Most Admired African Brand, according to the Top 100 brands in Africa report... More >

African Businesses Perform Dismally In Brands Survey
Ada Anioji, The Difference, 4 March 2017
Non-African brands have emerged as the Top 3 brands in all markets, except in Nigeria (with Glo at #3), Kenya (with Safaricom/Mpesa #2 and Tusker #3) and Tanzania (with Azam #2). More >

DStv In African Top Spot As Mukwano Gets 7th
256 Business News, 3 March 2017
Africa’s top most admired non-African and African media brands are Britain’s BBC and DStv respectively according to the latest Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands survey which also ranked... More >

Brand Africa 100 Methodology
Sokolako, 3 March 2017
In the research phase, Brand Africa insight partners, Kantar TNS, the world’s largest insight information research firm, and Geopoll, the leading mobile survey platform with a database of nearly... More >

Top 100 Brands: Global Brands Entrench Their Positions In Africa
African Business Magazine, 3 March 2017
Africa has seen impressive double-digit economic growth in the past 20 years, but this slowed to 3% in 2015, due mainly to sluggish growth and/or challenging economic conditions in the region’s... More >

South Africa's Top 50 Corporate Brands
BizCommunity, 15 September 2016
Brand Finance, a brand valuation and strategy consultancy that annually measures the world's most valuable brands, in partnership with Brand South Africa, has launched a table displaying the top... More >

Interview with Thebe Ikalafeng on the Branding and Reputation of Africa
The Place Brand Observer, 10 March 2016
Very pleased to be able to bring you this interview with Brand Africa ‘guru’ Thebe Ikalafeng, who gives us an update on the current state of the branding and reputation of countries in Africa –... More >

Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa & the Middle East with the Introduction of Public Chats
All Africa, 19 January 2016
Viber announces first Public Chats launched in the African continent. Brands, celebrities and public figures from Africa & the Middle East are invited to join Viber's social channel, Public... More >

Nissan Among Most Admired Brands In Africa
Mike Ochonma , Business Day, 9 December 2015
Recent report has revealed Nissan that leapt 62 places in the 2015 ‘Brand Africa 100’- a leading pan-African initiative to research, rank and recognise the continent’s top brands. The move, from... More >

Glo Named Second Top Africa’s Most Admired Brand
This Day Live, 2 November 2015
Globacom has been named as one of Africa’s second top most admired brands for the second consecutive year.  The award was announced at the fourth annual Brand Africa 100 rankings held... More >

Brand Africa Releases The 2015 Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands
FastMoving, 2 November 2015
Brand Africa has announced that MTN is the overall best brand in Africa and reclaimed the #1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa at a gala launch of the fourth Annual Brand Africa 100:... More >

Brands in Africa: The most admired and valuable
Justin Probyn , How Me Made It In Africa, 2 November 2015
For the second year in a row, the spot as the most admired and the most valuable African brand went to mobile telecommunications company MTN. This is according to the recently released 2015 Brand... More >

Africa: Did You Know Africa's Top Business Brands?
allAfrica, 27 October 2015
Africa has been beaming with rapid growth and indeed a number of business brands have come through to compete on the global stage. Jonathan Adengo looks at some of Africa's most admired and valued... More >

Brand Africa 100 Reveals Africa's Top Brands
BizCommunity, 26 October 2015
At the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 22 October, the top brands in Africa were announced. MTN were the big winners of the... More >

Local Brands Flagged As Foreign Dominance Persists In Africa
Dianna Games, Business Day, 26 October 2015
The strains of former president Thabo Mbeki’s "I am an African" speech introduced the Brand Africa awards ceremony in Sandton last week. The event was a celebration of Africa’s own initiatives,... More >

Africa: MTN Retains Africa's Most-Admired Brand Accolade
allAfrica, 26 October 2015
MTN has emerged as the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands. This was the second year running that MTN was winning the number... More >

Africa: MTN, Samsung Respectively Most Admired Brands in Africa
allAfrica, 24 October 2015
Established global brands in Africa continue to hold their ground in 2015. This year, South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN has moved up one position to become... More >

MTN Most Admired Brand for 2nd Year in a Row, While Nigerian Firms Can't Stop Winning in Africa's Top 10 List
Mail & Guardian Africa, 23 October 2015
MTN emerged Africa’s most admired brand for the second year in a row, according the fourth annual Brand Africa 100 rankings announced Thursday in Johannesburg. It’s the second year in a row that... More >

MTN Retains Spot As Africa’s Most Admired Brand
Vibe Ghana, 23 October 2015
MTN has emerged as the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand, valued at US$ 4,672m, its second award in two years. Brand Africa announced last night at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100:... More >

MTN Retains Spot As Africa's Most Admired Brand
Biztech Africa, 23 October 2015
Admired and the Most Valuable African brand, valued at US$ 4,672m, its second award in two years. Brand Africa announced last night at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands gala... More >

MTN Retains Spot As Africa’s Most Admired Brand
IT News Africa, 23 October 2015
MTN has emerged as the Most Admired and the Most Valuable African brand, valued at US$ 4,672m, its second award in two years. Brand Africa announced last night at the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100:... More >

Brand Africa Honours Top African Brands
Kristy Hesom & Hannes Joubert, MediaUpdate, 23 October 2015
Media Update was invited to attend Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 22 October. Namibian business and funny man, Lazurus Jacobs, MC’d the... More >

Africa’s Top Brands Recognised
Refilwe Kgosiemang, SME South Africa, 23 October 2015
South African multinational telecommunications company, MTN was recognised as the overall best brand in Africa.  MTN walked away with the most admired brand in Africa and the most valuable... More >

Africa's Best Brands Celebrated
Melissa Javan, SouthAfrica.info, 23 October 2015
The top 100 brands in Africa were given recognition by Brand Africa and partners last night at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.Brand Africa 100, an annual event now in its fourth... More >

Infographic: Africa's best brands
Media Club South Africa, 23 October 2015
The top 100 brands in Africa were given recognition by Brand Africa and its partners at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on 22 October.  Brand Africa 100, an annual event now in its fourth year,... More >

10 Biggest Gainers Amongst Valuable South African Brands For 2015
Peter Pedroncelli, AFK Insider, 24 September 2015
A study put together by Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa recently revealed the top 50 corporate brands in South Africa with regards to the value that they add and the recognition they... More >

SA's Most Valuable Healthcare Brand
Health 24, 23 September 2015
The state of healthcare in South Africa is often described as being in the ICU, but one service provider has come out with a spanking clean bill of health. More >

South Africa's Most Valuable Brands Revealed
Tendai Dube , CNBC Africa, 17 September 2015
Woolworths and Capitec are the top value gainers of the year in brand value, according to a study by Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa where they revealed the country’s top 50 corporate... More >

Nigeria, Most Admired African Nation In Spite Of Criticisms
Daniel Obi, BusinessDay, 2 December 2014
In spite of constant bashing Nigeria receives from its citizens at home and show of apparent cynicism and doubts on its potentials, the country has emerged as the most admired African nation in a... More >

Safaricom, Tusker Rated Top Brands In East Africa
Standard Digital, 23 November 2014
Telecommunications giant Safaricom and East African Breweries’ flagship beer Tusker have been rated as East Africa's most valuable and most admired brands for 2014, respectively. More >

MTN Tops Most Admired, Valuable African Brand
New Vision, 23 November 2014
MTN has again topped the Brand Africa 100® list as the most admired and most valuable African Brand. At over $5.4b, MTN is the only African brand valued over a billion dollars. More >

MTN Comes Tops In Brand Africa List
Daily Nation, 21 November 2014
MTN has been voted the most valued brand in this year’s edition of Brand Africa 100 ranking.  The survey ranks the most admired and most valuable brands in sub-Saharan Africa. The ranking,... More >

MTN Voted Most Admired & Valuable African Brand
Farhaanah Mahomed, CNBC Africa, 21 November 2014
MTN topped the 2014 Brand Africa 100 list as the most valuable and admired African brand.  The South African based mobile telecoms company is the only African brand valued over a billion... More >

Continent’s Most Admired Brands Revealed In Nairobi
Maria Macharia, CAJ News, 21 November 2014
MTN, the network operator, said it had again topped the Brand Africa 100 list as the Most Admired and Most Valuable African Brand.  Valued at over $5,4 billion, MTN is the only African brand... More >

Brand Africa Announces South Africa's Top 50 Most Valuable Brands
Farai Gundun, Forbes, 31 July 2014
South Africa’s Top 50 Most Valuable Brands were revealed from a survey conducted by leading independent brand valuation consultancy company, Brand Africa (and its subsidiary, Brand Finance Africa)... More >

Fifty Most Valuable South African Brands Led By MTN
BIZCommunity, 24 July 2014
Brand Finance has released the 2014 annual report on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, with MTN leading the way. More >

The Most Valuable Brand In Africa Is… MTN
Lungelo Shezi, htxt.africa, 22 July 2014
Mobile service operator MTN has been named as the most valuable brand in South Africa, according to the BrandFinance South Africa Top 50 brands report. More >

Capitalising on Brand Africa
Wilhelmina Maboja, CNBC Africa, 6 June 2014
African brands are growing beyond the continent by simultaneously catering to local needs and doing business on a global scale.  More >

11 Nigerian Firms Make Africa's Top 100
AllAfrica, 2 December 2013
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has been named Africa's third most valued brand. However, South Africa's firms, mobile telecoms operator, MTN, retailers Shoprite and Woolworths... More >

Glo Ranked Among Africa’s Top 5 Most Valuable Brands
Grace Agbaeze, Leadership, 15 November 2013
Telecommunications giant, Globacom has been ranked amongst the top five most valuable brands in Africa. More >

Best Brands In Africa
TheNewAfrica, 14 November 2013
In the November issue of pan-African monthly African Business, for the first time, the full findings of a survey conducted by Brand Africa in partnership with Brand Finance Africa and TNS are... More >

Brand Africa Rates Glo Among Africa's 5 Most Valuable Brands
CitifmOnline, 14 November 2013
Globacom’s giant footprints in Africa’s telecommunications landscape have turned the company into a mega continental brand. More >

Glo Named Among Top Five African Brands
GhanaWeb, 14 November 2013
Leading telecommunications operator, Globacom has emerged as one of the five best brands in Africa in the latest survey conducted by Brand Africa and published in African Business magazine. More >

African Business Magazine Releases Its Survey Of Africa’s Most Valuable Brands
Marc Mcilhone, AfricanBrains, 6 November 2013
African Business magazine, in partnership with brand Africa, Brand Finance Africa and TNS release the full results of their exclusive survey highlighting a full listing of Africa’s most valuable... More >

African Business Publishes Africa's Most Valuable Brands
Bizcommunity, 6 November 2013
The full findings of Africa's most valuable brands are published in the November issue of the pan-African monthly African Business magazine, in partnership with brand Africa, Brand Finance Africa... More >

SA Brands Most Valuable In Africa: Survey
Radio VOP, 6 November 2013
African Business magazine in partnership with brand Africa, Brand Finance Africa and TNS release the full results of their exclusive survey highlighting a full listing of Africa's most valuable... More >

South Africa: Competitiveness Takes Centre Stage
AllAfrica, 5 November 2013
South Africa's global competitiveness took centre stage at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Gauteng today as over 200 stakeholders from across the spectrum of society converged to discuss this concept. More >

MTN Is Top African Brand
Warc, 4 November 2013
MTN, the mobile telecoms operator, has been named the most valuable African brand in a list dominated at the top by South African brands. More >

Business Periodical Names Africa’s Most Valuable Brands
StarAfrica.com, 1 November 2013
African Business magazine in partnership with brand Africa, Brand Finance Africa and TNS release the full results of their exclusive survey highlighting a full listing of Africa's most valuable... More >

African Brands Outpace Global Brands By 9%
WorldStage, 1 November 2013
African Business magazine, in partnership with brand Africa, Brand Finance Africa and TNS release the full results of their exclusive survey highlighting a full listing of Africa's most valuable... More >

Dangote Among Top 10 Most Valuable Brands In Africa
BusinessGhana, 1 November 2013
As a measure of its business growth and influence across the continent, Dangote Group emerged among Africa's top 10 most valuable brands in 2013 according to a survey conducted by African Business... More >

New York Salutes African Business Champions
Alessia d’Alvi, New African, November 2013
The sixth edition of the annual African Business Awards was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the heart of New York City on 20th September. More >

Mission: Rebranding Africa
Anver Versi, African Business, November 2013
Anver Versi meets Thebe Ikalafeng, the man behind the African brands rankings, and discovers that the chairman of Brand Africa and Brand Finance Africa is driven by the passion to completely... More >

Africa's Best Brands
African Business, November 2013
While we are all familiar with and interact with brands of various products and services on a daily basis, is there a matrix that can work out the valueof a brand itself? What is the value of the... More >

Brand Africa 100′s Top 10 African Brands
Jaco Maritz, How We Made It In Africa, 31 October 2013
Mobile telecoms operator MTN and retailers Shoprite and Woolworths have been named as the top three African brands in the latest Brand Africa 100 ranking.  More >

Dangote Now Among Top 10 Most Valuable Brands In Africa
WorldStage, 28 October 2013
As a measure of its growing influence in the continent, Dangote Group has emerged among Africa’s top 10 most valuable brands in 2013 in a survey conducted by African Business Magazine, a... More >

Airtel Ranked Amongst Africa's Top Ten Most Admired Global Brands
Business Ghana, 4 October 2013
Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa, has consolidated its position as one of Africa's top ten most admired... More >

Airtel Ranked Amongst Africa’s Ten Most Admired Brands
Vanguard, 4 October 2013
Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa, has consolidated its position as one of Africa’s top ten most admired... More >

Brand Africa 100 Names MTN As Africa's Top Brand
The New Dawn, AllAfrica, 24 September 2013
MTN, parent company of Lonestar Cell MTN has been recognized as the best African and overall brand in Africa in a ranking of the continent's most admired and valuable brands by Brand Africa. The... More >

MTN Voted A Top African Brand
ITWeb, 22 September 2013
MTN says in a statement it has been recognised as the best African and overall brand in Africa in a ranking of the continent’s most admired and valuable brands by Brand Africa. MTN is Africa’s... More >

SA Claims Six Out Of Ten Best Brands In Africa
The New Age Media & Marketing, 22 September 2013
Six South African companies are among the top 10 brands on the continent, a newspaper reported. This was reportedly according to a study conducted by the non-profit initiative, Brand Africa,... More >

MTN Named Top Brand In Africa
Ehidiamhen Okpamen, Ventures Africa, 21 September 2013
MTN has been recognised as the biggest brand in Africa in a ranking of the continent’s most admired and valuable brands by Brand Africa. The Brand Africa 100 award for the Most Admired and... More >

Telecoms, Banking Produce SA’s Most Valuable Brands
Edith Kamau, BDLive, 1 August 2013
Finance and telecommunications companies maintain dominance of top 10 in Brand Finance survey of SA’s most valuable brands. More >

MTN Named South Africa's Most Valuable Brand
Telecompaper, 1 August 2013
MTN South Africa has emerging as South Africa's most valuable brand in this year's BrandFinance Most Valuable Brands Survey, for a second consecutive year. Launched in 2012, the BrandFinance South... More >

MTN Secures South Africa’s Most Valuable Brand Title Two Years Running
Stuff, 1 August 2013
South African cellular provider MTN has secured the title of South Africa’s most valuable brand for the second year running. The BrandFinance South Africa’s 50 Most Valuable Brands survey, which... More >

Brand Finance's Most Valuable South African Brands
Brand Finance, August 2013
The Brand Finance Top 50 Brands like the several other reports we undertake, give us a measurable, independent account of how well South Africa is doing in building the nation’s... More >

Thebe On Africa
The Edition, April 2013
There is a reason why The Economist predicts that by 2015, the seven fastest growing economies, will be in Africa. More >

Ethiopia Becomes One Of The Ten Most Valuable African Nation Brands.
The Sheba Post, 8 June 2012
Brand Africa in association with Brand Finance today named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand. The event was hosted by Brand Kenya at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Nairobi,... More >

South Africa Continues As A Valuable Brand
Bizcommunity, 6 June 2012
Brand Finance and Brand Africa have named South Africa as the leading country brand on the continent in the top ten Most Valuable African Nation Brand list for the second successive year. More >

Africa's Top Brand Is SA
The New Age, 6 June 2012
Two important branding events for South Africa took place last week: South Africa's 50 most valuable brands were announced and South Africa was rated as Africa's most valuable nation brand by... More >

SA Wins Most Valuable African Nation Brand 2012
Ethiopia Investor, 6 June 2012
Brand Africa, in association with Brand Finance on Friday, 25 May 2012, named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. More >

SA Wins Most Valuable African Nation Brand 2012
Nigerian Tribune, 6 June 2012
Brand Africa, in association with Brand Finance on Friday, 25 May 2012, named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. More >

SA Is Africa's Most Valuable Brand
Algoa FM, 5 June 2012
South Africa is Africa's most valuable brand. That's according to Brand South Africa, which says for the second successive year South Africa has been named the leading country brand on the African... More >

Nation Branding Through Citizenship: Engaging African Diaspora Entrepreneurs
Sitinga Kachipande, Syracuse University, 4 June 2012
Nation Branding is the idea of treating Nations as Brands. It requires the people of the nation in order for the brand to be successful. Not much written about how to engage the people of the nation. More >

Nigeria Wins Most Valuable African Nation Brand Award
Sessan Rufai, GoldMyne, 2 June 2012
In what appears to be a gift to the nation to mark the Democracy Day, Brand Africa, in association with Brand Finance, has named Nigeria as the third Most Valuable African Nation Brand. The event,... More >

Nigeria Among Africa’s Most Valuable Nation Brands
Daniel Obi , BusinessDay, 31 May 2012
Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt have emerged as the three most valuable African nation brands. This was revealed by Brand Africa in conjunction with Brand Finance at an event organised in Nairobi,... More >

SA Named The Most Valuable Africa Brand
TravPR.com, 30 May 2012
Brand Africa in association with Brand Finance on Friday, 25 May 2012, named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand. The event was hosted by Brand Kenya at the Intercontinental... More >

Top Executives At Brand Kenya Forum
James Murua, The Star, 29 May 2012
A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's good or service as distinct from those of other sellers. The Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi was last... More >

Improved Modern Highways Sell Kenyan Brand Globally
David Musyoka, Business Daily, 29 May 2012
Modern roads and highways being constructed in Kenya, mainly by Chinese companies, have been praised as enabling the east African nation to improve its branding to attract investors and holiday... More >

South Africa Emerges Africa’s Most Valuable Nation Brand
Busayo, Ventures Africa, 29 May 2012
On the continent, South Africa is the Most Valuable African Nation Brand. This was revealed by Brand Africa in conjunction with Brand France at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya last... More >

MTN Wins Industry Accolade
IT-Online , 29 May 2012
MTN has been named as the most reputable Mobile Network Operator at the 2012 Mail & Guardian Top Company Reputation Index Awards (TCRI). More >

South Africa: How Country Became A Top Brand
Victoria Rubadiri, AllAfrica, 29 May 2012
Nairobi, Kenya — South Africa seemed to have found the formula to get set itself to the top of Africa's most valuable brand and staying there for the last two years. Brand South Africa Chief... More >

Most Valuable African Nation Brand 2012 Announced
Bizcommunity, 28 May 2012
Brand Africa in association with Brand Finance on Friday, 25 May 2012, named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand. The event was hosted by Brand Kenya at the Intercontinental... More >

MTN Named Most Reputable Mobile Network Operator
IT News Africa, 28 May 2012
South African mobile telecommunications operator MTN received a nod from the industry for being the most reputable Mobile Network Operator at the 2012 Mail & Guardian Top Company Reputation Index... More >

Africa Home To World’s Fastest Growing Economies, Says Brand Expert
PANA , AfricanManager, 28 May 2012
More than half of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa, paving the way for Africa to transform itself from being a net importer of goods and services to being self sufficient. More >

Tourism Officials Call for 'One Voice' To Boost Brand Africa
TIR eNews, 28 May 2012
Although the rate of international overnight visitors to Africa is reported to have outpaced the rest of the world in the last decade, tourism officials across Africa are calling for collaborative... More >

South Africa Retains Africa Top Nation Brand Title
PANA, AfricanManager, 28 May 2012
Brand Africa, in association with Brand Finance, has named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand. The event, hosted by Brand Kenya at a Nairobi hotel, saw Egypt take the second... More >

MTN, Airtel Ranked In BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands
SpyGhana, 28 May 2012
MTN has been ranked Africa’s most valuable brand in the authoritative BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands2012 survey. More >

Kenya Ranked 8th Most Valuable Brand In Africa
News24 Kenya, 28 May 2012
Kenya has been ranked the eighth most valuable country brand in Africa, growing 41 percent from last year’s ninth position. Brand Kenya CEO Mary Kimonye said much more financing needs to be pumped... More >

Kenya Ranked 8th Most Valuable Brand in Africa
Mwakilishi, 28 May 2012
Kenya has been ranked the eighth most valuable country brand in Africa, growing 41 percent from last year’s ninth position. More >

Good Brand Reputation Always Wins
Andile April, Sunday World, 28 May 2012
South Africa was this week named Most Valuable African Nation Brand by Brand Africa in association with Brand Finance. The event was hosted by Brand Kenya at the Intercontinental Hotel in... More >

MTN Tops Local Brand Finance 50
TechZone360, 28 May 2012
(AllAfrica Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Brand Finance, together with Brand South Africa and Brand Africa, have launched Brand Finance South Africa 50, a study of the most valuable brands from South... More >

SA's Most Valuable Bank Brand
iAfrica.com, 28 May 2012
Standard Bank (SBK) has been independently ranked the most valuable South African banking brand in the inaugural Brand Finance South Africa (BFSA) Top 50 most valuable brands‚ published on Thursday. More >

Africa Day Must Take Us Forward
City Press, 27 May 2012
Another Africa Day came and went on Friday. Again African leaders committed themselves to the renewal of the continent and the advancement of its people. Nothing wrong there. More >

MTN Is Most Valuable African Brand - Report
Samantha Enslin-Payne, Cape Times, 25 May 2012
MTN IS the most valuable local brand and the leading African brand, according to a report released yesterday. More >

MTN Tops Brand Finance South Africa 50
SouthAfrica.info, 25 May 2012
Brand Finance, together with Brand South Africa and Brand Africa, have launched Brand Finance South Africa 50, a study of the most valuable brands from South Africa. More >

MTN Is Most Valuable African Brand – Report
Samantha Enslin-Payne , IOL, 25 May 2012
MTN is the most valuable local brand and the leading African brand, according to a report released yesterday. The Brand Finance Top 50 South African Brands report ranked MTN top of the list with a... More >

Brand Africa - Flexing Its Muscles In The 21st Century
Thabani Khumalo, Bizcommunity, 25 May 2012
In the year 2000, marking the close of the 20th century, the World Bank published a report provocatively entitled, Can Africa Claim the 21st Century? Seeking to answer this question, the report... More >

Africa: Kenya Ranked Eighth Among Continental Brands
Lola Okulo, AllAfrica, 25 May 2012
KENYA has been ranked among the top ten African brands by global valuation consultancy organization Brand Finance, in its latest survey which measures the impact of a country's reputation and... More >

Which African Countries Have The Strongest ‘Nation Brands’?
Claude Harding, How We Made It In Africa, 25 May 2012
Brand Africa in association with Brand Finance today released a list of the ‘Most Valuable African Nation Brands’. To compile the list, Brand Finance analysed the impact of a country’s reputation... More >

Brand SA Named As Most Valuable In Africa
Roy Downing, BusinessDay, 25 May 2012
BRAND Africa has named South Africa the most valuable "African Nation Brand" for a second year in a row. The award is derived from Brand Finance’s Global Nations Brand League, which covers a... More >

SA Most Valuable Brand In Africa
Brand Africa, MoneyWeb, 25 May 2012
Brand Africa in association with Brand Finance today named South Africa as the Most Valuable African Nation Brand. The event was hosted by Brand Kenya at the Intercontinental Hotel, in Nairobi,... More >

Most Valuable South African Brands Revealed
Brand Finance, MoneyWeb, 24 May 2012
Brand Finance in partnership with Brand South Africa and Brand Africa are proud to have launched the Brand Finance South Africa 50, a study of the most valuable brands from South Africa, at the... More >

SA’s Top Brands Revealed
MyBroadband, 24 May 2012
Brand Finance in partnership with Brand South Africa and Brand Africa have launched the Brand Finance South Africa 50, a study of the most valuable brands from South Africa, at the launch event in... More >

Standard Bank Gets Honoured As South Africa’s Most Valuable Banking Brand
Totally Mad, 24 May 2012
Standard Bank has been independently ranked the most valuable South African banking brand in the inaugural Brand Finance South Africa (BFSA) Top 50 most valuable brands, published on Thursday, 24 May. More >

Standard Bank Is SA’’s Most Valuable Banking Brand
MyBroadband, 24 May 2012
Standard Bank has been independently ranked the most valuable South African banking brand in the inaugural Brand Finance South Africa (BFSA) Top 50 most valuable brands‚ published on Thursday. More >

Brand Africa To Name Africa’s 10 Top Economies Friday
Pana, AfriqueJet, 22 May 2012
Africa’s 10 top economies - Brand Africa, in association with Brand Finance plc, are to announce the “Top 10 most valuable African Nation Brands” on Africa Day, Friday, 25 May, 2012, in Nairobi,... More >

Is Africa’s Negative Image Justified? Eleven Viewpoints
Femi Adewunmi, How We Made It In Africa, 3 May 2012
Thebe Ikalafeng is managing director of the Brand Leadership Group. “Last year, Jay Naidoo [a former minister in Nelson Mandela’s cabinet] spoke at the Brand Africa Forum. He said: ‘China has got... More >

Ikalafeng To Appear On BBC Africa Debate In Kampala, Uganda On Africa's Global Image: Justified Or Prejudiced?
BBC World Service - BBC Africa Debate, 27 April 2012
There will be some who argue that the way the continent has been portrayed is a true reflection of what is happening in several countries, such as Uganda. And that no amount of spin can wash the... More >

No More Negative Images Please
Kenya Airways, Msafiri Inflight Magazine, March 2012
Now as the continent stands poised on the brink of a new era of economic growth and political maturity, one more battle needs to be won.  The continent is determined to wrest control of its... More >

MTN Thanks Africa For Brand Awards
BiztechAfrica, 30 October 2011
MTN has thanked its subscribers for rating it the most admired brand in Africa. MTN received top honours in all three categories at this month’s inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards held in Johannesburg. More >

CEO Of Most Valuable African Nation Brand And Founder Of Brand Africa To Inspire Delegates At World Marketing Forum
World Marketing Forum, 21 June 2011
Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa, recently named Africa’s most valuable African nation brand by Brand Finance plc, and Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairman of Brand Africa, are  just... More >

Brand Africa
Sabrina Scherf, The Journal, June 2011
Brand Africa™, an independent pan-African brand-centric initiative, along with BrandFinance™, the world’s leading independent brand valuation consultancy, got together at the JSE for the launch of... More >

SA Is Africa's Most Valued Brand
Sowetan, 26 May 2011
South Africa was named Africa's most valuable nation brand at the fourth BrandFinance Global Nation Brands League Awards. The BrandFinance Global Nation Brands League covers a global sample of 138... More >

MTN Recognised As Africa's Top Corporate Brand
Zeenat Moorad , Business Live, 25 May 2011
Mobile telecoms provider MTN Group was recognised on Wednesday as the top corporate brand in Africa at the fourth BrandFinance Global Nation Brands league awards. The event, held at the JSE and... More >

SA Awarded Most Valued African Nation Brand
Sapa, Times Live, 25 May 2011
South Africa was named Africa's most valued African brand at the fourth Brand Finance Global Nation Brands league at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday. This showed the country's... More >

SA Most Valued African Nation Brand Of 2011
Zeenat Moorad, Business Live, 25 May 2011
SA was named Africa's most valuable African nation brand at the fourth BrandFinance Global Nation Brands league awards on Wednesday. The BrandFinance Global Nation Brands league covered a global... More >

South Africa Is The Most Valuable Country Brand Within Africa, According To The BrandFinance® Nation Brands Index
BrandFinance, 25 May 2011
The African Nation Brands Index is an extract from the BrandFinance® Nation Brands Index; South Africa emerges as the most valuable country brand within Africa and 34th overall. Spotlight on... More >

Brand Africa Launches In Johannesburg
Melissa Rudd, African Business Review, 25 May 2011
The 2nd year of Brand Africa, an initiative designed to unlock Africa’s potential and inspire the continent’s growth, reputation and competitiveness, was launched today in Johannesburg. The... More >

SA, Africa's Most Valuable Nation Brand
Issa Sikiti da Silva, BIZCommunity, 25 May 2011
South Africa has emerged as the most valuable nation brand on the African continent in 2011, scoring a value of US$149.7 billion, distantly followed by Egypt (US$79.2 billion) and Nigeria (US$56... More >

MTN Sounds Ring of Truth for Africa’s Pure Brands
Saturday Star, 16 March 2011
MTN HAS emerged as the only African brand to appear in the 2011 BrandFinance Global 500, ranked at 199th. Google overtakes Microsoft and Coke goes flat, according tothe Global 500. More >

Branding, A Deceitful Word - Simon Anholt
Issa Sikiti da Silva, BIZCommunity, 21 November 2010
Nation branding expert Simon Anholt told delegates attending last week's Brand Africa 2010 Forum in Johannesburg that branding is the most deceitful word in the English language. Anholt, who... More >

Brand leadership Award For South Africa
MediaClubSouthAfrica.com, 18 November 2010
Anitha Soni, chairperson of the board of trustees of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), will receive the Brand Leadership Award at the 19th World Brand Congress in Mumbai,... More >

In 'Conversazione' With Simon Anholt
Carl Momberg, Cape Info, 5 October 2010
Simon Anholt is one of the richest people I’ve met. That’s not in a financial sense but rather in terms of his enquiring and astute mind, engaging manner, and the wealth of experiences that opened... More >

Reconceptualising The African Brand: Brand Africa
The Just Cause, 30 September 2010
The inaugural Brand Africa Forum was recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa where the forum brought together over 300 delegates to discuss how Africans can work together to improve Africa’s... More >

Brand Africa Initiative Launched
Nation Branding, 25 September 2010
Something’s going on in Africa. Just a few days after a summit was held in Accra to explore a country brand identity for Ghana, another large-scale nation branding event took place in the... More >

Political Leadership, Stumbling Block For Africa
Issa Sikiti da Silva, BIZCommunity, 17 September 2010
Political leadership is a major stumbling block to the development of Brand Africa - that is why Africans should not rely on politicians to fix the continent's brand, London-based Zambian... More >

Sunshine Journalism Won't Help Brand Africa - Trevor Ncube
Issa Sikiti da Silva, BIZCommunity, 16 September 2010
Many people believe that sunshine journalism, which consists of only telling positive stories about Africa will make Brand Africa go forward and give it a nice feel, but I disagree, said Trevor... More >

Africa Can't Eat Democracy
René Vollgraaff, Fin24, 7 May 2010
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Democracy in Africa is inextricably tied to the continent’s economic development, said President Jacob Zuma on Friday at the 20th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa.... More >

Africa's First Brand Investment Index
Africa Investor, 4 May 2010
Africa investor (Ai) and Interbrand-Sampson’s first African Brand Investment Index provides invaluable evidence about how countries are perceived as investment destinations by the global... More >

CNN Launches Marketplace Africa
CNN, 19 March 2010
CNN International, this week, launched its new programme CNN Marketplace Africa which looks at the dynamics of African business on and off the continent. Each week features major players affecting... More >

2009 Ibrahim Index Of African Governance Shows That Half Of Africa’s 10 Best Performing Countries Are In Southern Africa
Mo Ibrahim Foundation, 5 October 2009
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA: The 2009 Ibrahim Index of Governance is published today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, an organisation committed to supporting great African leadership. The Ibrahim Index... More >

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