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Episode 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa.

Date: 22 May 2015
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Telecomms infrastructure sharing the in-thing

The current debate around the sharing of infrastructure by mobile phone and internet companies is one that calls for sincere dialogue among key stakeholders, who include policymakers...

By Koliwe Nyoni- Majama and Christopher Musodza 20 May 2015 09:10

Zimbabwe: 'Social media a threat to newspapers'

The social media has become a major threat to the viability of the newspaper industry and the existence of journalism as a profession, a Government official has said...

By Abigail Mawonde 18 May 2015 10:17

Local content production support - critical as Zimbabwe gears up for digitisation

Currently Zimbabwe is gearing itself up for two significant developments in the broadcasting industry - the announcement of the successful local commercial licence applicants and digital migration...

By Koliwe Nyoni Majama 18 May 2015 08:41

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015 08:01

Angola: 9th edition of National Journalism Award launched

LUANDA: Ministry of Mass Media (MCS) Wednesday in Luanda launched the 9th edition of the National Journalism Prize to encourage and distinguish the creativity and journalistic research...

7 May 2015 13:02

Africa, the final frontier... in luxury

Hennessy is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a rapidly growing market in Africa, built on its understanding that the only possible way to be successful in Africa was to adopt and adapt to the tradition of the continent...

6 May 2015 10:23

Zimbabwe's Econet reports 41% drop in profits

HARARE: Zimbabwe's biggest mobile company Econet Wiresless reported a 41% drop in profits, dragged down by significant tariff cuts, punitive regulatory measures and a deflationary economic environment in the country...

By Malcom Sharara 22 May 2015 08:35

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

New bosses for Zimpapers

Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited has appointed Delma Lupepe and Pikirayi Deketeke as chairman and chief executive office of the media, printing and packaging group respectively...

19 May 2015 14:09

Call to share mobile phone infrastructure

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Postal and Courier Services has called for a strong policy on infrastructure sharing by all mobile phone companies in the country...

By Diana Nherera 18 May 2015 09:20

Spirit of Lagos Citizen Awards website goes live

Bluegrass Digital, in partnership with Lagos-based Playhouse Communication, was recently tasked with creating an interactive website for the Spirit of Lagos Citizens' Day Awards 2015...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 15 May 2015 10:08

Arts and Culture Minister joins line-up of speakers at upcoming BASA Business Breakfast

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will be speaking at the third BASA Business Breakfast, supported by Standard Bank, adding impact to an already strong line-up...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 14 May 2015 11:12

Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org

In a bid to promote penetration, affordability and accessibility to internet services in the country, Airtel Malawi has partnered with Facebook on its internet.org initiative...

14 May 2015 10:44

Territory Ministry launches institutional magazine

The Ministry of Territory Administration last Wednesday, in Luanda, launched an institutional magazine on local governance dubbed "Nossa terra" (Our Land)...

14 May 2015 14:05

Zimbabwe: Govt to meet digitalisation deadline

Government will meet the June 17 digitalisation deadline when the country is expected to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting, Deputy Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, told Parliament last Thursday...

By Diana Nherera 11 May 2015 10:40

@Marketing4Youth #Africa

Brands should have a bad case of FOMO* when it comes to marketing to the youth in Africa, because if you engage with the youth market now, you could potentially have a customer for life...

By Charles Foster and Ilse Dinner, Issued by Millward Brown 8 May 2015 10:47

TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director

Ntsiki Balfour will head up the Partnership and Content division of TLC Marketing, responsible for the strategic direction of TLC's partner relations, both for independent networks and key brand partnerships...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 8 May 2015 11:10

Airtel, Nexva to launch Malawi's mobile app store

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Malawi, has announced a strategic partnership with neXva to launch Airtel branded mobile app stores in Malawi...

8 May 2015 11:31

Botswana's Choppies to list on JSE

The JSE will get another African boost when Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises lists on the main board at the end of this month...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 7 May 2015 16:43

Namibia again tops African press freedom charts

Namibia has moved five places on the global press freedom charts, becoming 17th in the world, while clinging onto its top spot in Africa - for the fourth year running...

7 May 2015 14:29

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