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YouTube is bringing live TV channels to all devices

YouTube announced yesterday that its live TV service, set to take on cable, was officially a-go...

By Julia Breakey 11 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Dokter and Misses creating clean, modern beauty

Kicking off Design Indaba 2017 was husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses (DAM)...

By Ilse van den Berg 9 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: What is South Africa's most beautiful object?

Beauty is subjective. Something beautiful is not merely visually pleasing to the eye, but when design attributes such as social significance, economic impact, usability, sustainability and even humour are taken into consideration, this meaning is often what makes that thing truly beautiful...

14 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: The Sync Project to put you to sleep

Don't let the title mislead you: as always, the Design Indaba has been anything but dull. Rather, this refers to an informative talk presented by Marko Ahtisaari who shared about the undeniable connection between music and relaxation, sleep, anxiety and even pain...

By Pasqua Heard 5 hours ago

#BehindtheSelfie with… Paul Raphaely

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with technophobe – yes, really – Paul Raphaely, director at NOMU...

By Leigh Andrews 10 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: How to design the life you love

Birsel+Seck's Ayse Birsel gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba, which included a worksheet and homework activity for conference attendees to practice designing the life they love...

By Pasqua Heard 7 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: Bringing great things to People (gt2P) by paracrafting

In the final session before tea on the first day of Design Indaba 2017, Chilean gt2P and SA's own Andile Dyalvane left attendees spellbound and a little shell-shocked at the implications of their work that unravels the DNA of design and respirals it to scale...

By Leigh Andrews 9 hours ago

Advertising lessons from the bush

I was fortunate to visit the bush a lot as a kid. My parents and family instilled in me a passion for the outdoors. A passion I explored after school by completing a course in game ranging and lodge management and working at Makalali, a private reserve near Hoedspruit...

By Bjorn Annegarn 11 hours ago

Q&A with Top Gear executive producer and series editor

Executive producer Clare Pizey and series editor Alex Renton talk about what we can expect from the new series and the fresh, exciting changes that have been introduced to Top Gear...

22 minutes ago

Top business sites in South Africa - January 2017

South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan delivered the South African National Budget Speech for 2017 this week. This event attracts plenty of press and advertiser involvement annually, so here are the top business sites in South Africa for last month...

13 hours ago

Gisela Harrison heads up Mischief Media

Gisela Harrison has been appointed to head up Mischief Media, South Africa's first dedicated OOH Innovation Business...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 10 hours ago

CopperTable hooks Go Fish Marketing in merger deal

CopperTable, the Johannesburg-based digital business consultancy, has announced the conclusion of its merger with Go Fish Marketing, the boutique full-solution digital agency...

Issued by CopperTable 9 hours ago

South African student secures place in Student Focus final of 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Cole Ndelu, aged 22, from the Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography, has been shortlisted in the Student Focus competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, the world's largest photography competition...

Issued by Stellenbosch Academy of Design & Photography 9 hours ago

Creative edge

“Taste tomorrow today.” I can just picture the voice-over artist in the dimly lit studio, headphones on, as he delivers the line for the sixth time. This time with more voice and more conviction, while wondering to himself what the hell he's saying...

By Maria Berrios-Carter 11 hours ago

#D&ADFestival: Oscar winning filmmaker Armando Bo confirmed as speaker

The 2017 D&AD Festival, being held 25-27 April, has confirmed Armando Bo, Oscar winning filmmaker and Joaquín Cubría, VP/ECD at DAVID Buenos Aires as the two new industry leading additions to the Festival's headline speakers...

12 hours ago

McCafé congratulates SAFTAs11 nominees

McCafé, the lifestyle coffee product offering by McDonald's South Africa, is a proud headline sponsor of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) that will be hosted in Sun City on 18 March...

Issued by Pacinamix 8 hours ago

One Source the most nominated campaign at the Bookmarks

Egg Films' Sunu directed the campaign's central music video and the short documentaries that supported it, which are up for seven Bookmarks in the Branded Content and Online Video – Craft categories...

Issued by Egg Films 8 hours ago

Do you personalise your marketing efforts?

Personalised marketing extends beyond friendly digital greetings, such as “Welcome back!” and “We missed you”. Zubair Noor, Takealot.com's head of digital marketing, shares a trove of helpful insights...

By Pasqua Heard 1 day ago

Statement of condolence - An astute giant has fallen

Independent Media expresses its sadness at Judge Essa Moosa's passing. He made an incredible impact on journalism and how legal journalism is covered and written about...

Issued by Independent Media 1 day ago

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Africa news

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

8 hours ago

#DesignIndaba2017: What is South Africa's most beautiful object?

Beauty is subjective. Something beautiful is not merely visually pleasing to the eye, but when design attributes such as social significance, economic impact, usability, sustainability and even humour are taken into consideration, this meaning is often what makes that thing truly beautiful...

14 hours ago

BBC expands programme dominance in Africa

BBC Worldwide expands across Sub-Saharan Africa with over 800 hours of TV content sales...

16 hours ago

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

16 hours ago

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International

Facebook announces 'fake news' offensive in Germany

Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it will introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe's largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year...

17 Jan 2017

German state TV won't broadcast 2018-24 Games

BERLIN: Germany's public broadcasters will not screen the Olympic Games live for the first time after they balked at the huge rights deal demanded by US giant Discovery...

29 Nov 2016

Nielsen Admosphere signs 4-year contract with ATO in Czech Republic

Nielsen Admosphere is to conduct a robust project of cross-platform audience measurement for the Czech Association of TV Organizations (ATO) from 2018-2022...

22 Nov 2016

Expanding BBC to launch news service for North Koreans

LONDON: The BBC will launch a radio and online news service for audiences in North Korea as it seeks to expand its global reach to 500 million people by 2022, the British broadcaster said Wednesday...

17 Nov 2016

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