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  • How The Threaded Man Built An Online Fashion Destination For African Men

    African mens fashion By Ann Brown, 1:00 am AFKI Original

    Siyabonga Beyile gives his mom the credit for inspiring the name of his business, The Threaded Man. The South African business started as a blog and evolved into an online mens fashion destination and consultancy. “She used to call me ‘Umfana Othungiweyo’ in Zulu which translates to ‘The Threaded Man,'” Beyile told AFKINsider. “It is the concept that you are not just ‘threaded’ through the clothes you wear but also how you carry yourself.” Major brands such as H&M reach out to Beyile for advice on how to market to the African millennial.

  • Black Tax: Why South African Millennial Are Hiding Their Income From Relatives

    By Kevin Mwanza, 4:46 am

    South African youth are slowly shaking off a long unwritten law that had their parents support relatives and friends in exchange of similar favors in the futures. The so called “black tax”– the extra money that black professionals are coughing up every month to support their extended families — has seen several black students from the country’s rural areas pressured to find jobs.

  • One View On What It Takes To Market Low-Volume Luxury Brands In Africa

    chivas news100.co.za By Staff, 6:09 pm

    Things haven’t changed that much since the 1700s when Pernod Ricard supplied Louis XV with Martell Cognac for his soirees at Versailles, says Niall Gately, marketing director of Pernod South Africa’s luxury portfolio. People are still the same in many respects, as is the luxury business. Gately talked about different types of luxury consumers and the appeal of online marketing for purveyors of low-volume luxury spirits in a BizCommunity interview.

  • Are African Hotels Using Disruptive Technology To Attract Guests?

    By Dana Sanchez, 1:57 pm

    Considered digital natives, millennials are fast overtaking baby boomers as the target audience for hotels. Are African hotels using disruptive technology to attract guests? It has been difficult for African hotels to move into this arena, a stakeholder says. But they may just be able to leapfrog the hotel industry.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Millennials But Should

    youth entrepreneurship africa By Becca Blond, 11:12 am

    For older generations, millennials are a whole new species. Born between 1980 and 2002, they are the generation du jour. Religion is less important to the millennial generation that its predecessors with 29 percent reporting they are not affiliated with any religion. This is the highest level of religious unaffiliation for any generation in the last 25 years.

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