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Making great radio with the Liberty Radio Awards

This year's Liberty Radio Awards saw Kaya FM crowned Commercial Station of the Year, while Hot91.9 FM, which won 10 awards during the course of the evening, took top honours in Community Station of the Year...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 hours ago

In 10 years, magazine sales have halved

What does this mean? Well, lots of things, but it's certainly not the catastrophe many would have you believe...

By Chris Brewer 12 hours ago

#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices...

By Jessica Tennant 16 hours ago

Heroes of the theatre of the mind

Radio is the theatre of the mind and it is the people on the air that bring it to life every day. The 2017 Liberty Radio Awards recognised the people who have made a contribution to the medium, honouring them at a gathering of the industry's stalwarts and rising stars...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 hours ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

18 hours ago

Startupbootcamp Cape Town calls for applications

Startupbootcamp (SBC) will be launching its new accelerator programme in Cape Town. Startups from around the world are invited to apply now...

18 hours ago

ADSA responds to Noakes verdict

The ADSA says its complaint against Tim Noakes was nothing personal, and was out of concern about giving unconventional infant nutrition advice through social media...

15 hours ago

Got a great idea for a Cape Town tech startup? Help is here

Applications are open to the Telkom FutureMakers InnoTech programme, seeking Cape Town-based budding entrepreneurs in need of help to get their tech startup ideas off the ground...

By Gabriella Mulligan 14 hours ago

Five reasons why a professional business sign makes bottom-line sense

A professional business sign can either be and asset, making you stand out in a competitive marketplace or a liability...

By Chans Weber 14 hours ago

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

17 hours ago

Main market purchasing patterns - behaviours and influences

The main market, both in urban and rural communities, is predominantly influenced by communal perspectives entrenched in meaningful conversations, powerful storytelling, personal experiences and word-of-mouth interactions...

By Miguel Correia, Issued by Zinto Activation Group 15 hours ago

Still time for community journalists to enter FCJ Excellence Awards, as judges selected

The deadline has been extended for the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) Excellence Awards 2016...

16 hours ago

Summer winners of #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram comp announced

The winners of the summer category for Lourensford Estate's #SeasonsOfLourensford Instagram competition has been announced. The competition features the beauty of the farm as it transforms throughout the seasons...

15 hours ago

Right2Know Campaign addresses new SABC interim board

The Right2Know Campaign writes an open letter to the new SABC interim board, addressing its hopes and needs going forward...

15 hours ago

Verashni Pillay resigns from The Huffington Post SA with immediate effect

24.com has accepted the resignation of Verashni Pillay as editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post SA...

1 day ago

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

2 days ago

King James Group drinks in their global win

King James Group's chief creative officer Alistair King says the time when independent local agencies couldn't really expect to work in international brands because of how multinationals tied up the brands at a global level are over...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 3 days ago

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas...

By Jay Smith 3 days ago

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Africa news

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

9 hours ago

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs...

18 hours ago

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 18 hours ago

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International

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

3 days ago

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of F8 2017, saw chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire; director of applied machine learning, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela; chief scientist of Oculus research, Michael Abrash; and VP of engineering and building 8 Regina Dugan present their keynote thoughts.

3 days ago

Clio Awards announce 2017 jury, includes Fran Luckin

Clio Awards have selected the jury for the 2017 awards but are still calling for more creative nominations.

3 days ago

The ‘New' category at LIA reshapes itself

Almost a decade ago, the London International Awards (LIAs) collaborated with Faris Yakob, author of Paid attention: Innovative advertising for a digital world, to conceptualise the New category to recognise work that sat outside traditional media definitions.

20 Apr 2017

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