Turner Upfront, South Africa.
Turner reveals content plans for Africa 2018/19

Turner's Upfront reveals brand new look, slate, and local partnerships for its African markets...

1 hour ago

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 3 hours ago

Four reasons you should be investing in public relations
Four reasons you should be investing in public relations

Public relations (PR) gets a bad rap and that's probably because so many people don't understand the concept at all...

By Sue Charlton APR 2 days ago

GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV
GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV

GRB Studios has inked a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be collaborating with the African channel, led by actor and producer Thomas Gumede...

2 days ago

Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new
Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new

The inaugural Africa Rising International Film Festival (Ariff) will be as part of the Global Festival Week in South Africa from 26-29 November 2018...

2 days ago

Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship
Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship

Mike Beukes lists a few important things he thinks we need if we want an industry that is appealing to entrepreneurs...

By Mike Beukes 3 days ago

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town last night...

15 Nov 2018

#MyEscape.
Changing the narrative on migration through film

AfriDocs: Migrant stories changing the narrative on migration...

15 Nov 2018

Angela Quintal of the CPJ. Image ©
My nasty encounter with Tanzanian repression

Muthoki Mumo and I embarked on a 10-day visit to Tanzania, primarily as a networking and fact-finding mission to gauge media freedom in Magufuli's Tanzania. We had nothing to hide, and even had a letter of invitation from the government-recognised press regulator. But then I heard a knock on my hotel room door...

By Angela Quintal 14 Nov 2018

#AfricaCom2018: How to leapfrog when improving customer experience
#AfricaCom2018: How to leapfrog when improving customer experience

On the second day of AfricaCom 2018, Indranil Das, VP and head of Ericsson digital services for EMEA explained the importance of asking if the customer experience exceeds the customer expectation...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2018

How women in African film can achieve influence
How women in African film can achieve influence

The Ladima Foundation: women of influence panel discussion DISCOP Joburg...

14 Nov 2018

Unlocking African abundance through digital technologies
Unlocking African abundance through digital technologies

As new ideas, digital technologies and business models penetrate the marketplace in Africa, the ability to disrupt is becoming more and more of a necessity...

By Ntombi Mhangwani 14 Nov 2018

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist, was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018

Customer expectations outpace brand experiences
Customer expectations outpace brand experiences

Acceleration of digitisation raises the bar for companies to innovate - or be left behind...

By Hans Zachar 12 Nov 2018

Joburg Film Festival showcases African films
Joburg Film Festival showcases African films

Joburg Film Festival opened on Friday with Kenyan feature film, Rafiki...

12 Nov 2018

Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman & CEO, Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings, South Africa, with the winner of the AWIEF Awards 2018 Creative Industries Award, Nana Akua Oppong-Birmeh, CEO of Archxenus, an architectural design company based in Accra, Ghana.
Africa's women entrepreneurs honoured at AWIEF Awards

The AWIEF Awards this weekend celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent...

12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Irene Ochem, founder and CEO of AWIEF.
'Women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource'

The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, the AWIEF 2018 conference heard...

By Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018

Muthoki Mumo and Angela Quintal, Committee to Protect Journalists' Africa team.
Detained CPJ staffers released in Tanzania

The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the release of staffers Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo, who have safely left Tanzania...

9 Nov 2018

Telcos are the real media giants in Africa
Telcos are the real media giants in Africa

Google and Facebook own the most popular media platforms online. As the two most dominant players in the online advertising space globally...

By Emeka Enwere 8 Nov 2018

Media activist Angela Quintal reported to be safe
Media activist Angela Quintal reported to be safe

Media activist and former South African journalist and editor, Angela Quintal, has been interrogated in Tanzania...

By Louise Marsland 8 Nov 2018

Startup challenge for Africa returns
Startup challenge for Africa returns

It is essential to promote entrepreneurship both qualitatively and quantitatively in South Africa and Total is bringing back its Startupper of the Year Challenge to 40 African countries...

7 Nov 2018

Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators
Digital Lab Africa looking for content creators

The third edition of Digital Lab Africa will kick off at DISCOP Johannesburg this month and opportunities exist for participants in the field of digital content creation...

7 Nov 2018

Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa
Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa

Vodacom now reaches 28 markets in Africa, with the addition of 19 new countries it is now operating in...

6 Nov 2018

'Africa Talks Jobs' conference
'Africa Talks Jobs' conference

Youth entrepreneurship promotion at the heart of 'Africa Talks Jobs' conference...

6 Nov 2018

#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail
#GoogleRetail: No room for silos in omnichannel retail

We're in living in an omnichannel world. We use a number of different paths to get to the products, info and services that we want. Search has become intuitive...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Nov 2018

How brands can win in the digital era
How brands can win in the digital era

We are entering the digital era. In 2022 voice commerce sales is projected to be US$40bn in the US alone. Does this mean marketers should abandon long-term branding?...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Nov 2018

Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards
Women entrepreneurs win at 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards

Grand Prize winner and second-runner up are providing healthcare solutions that are changing lives in Africa...

6 Nov 2018

Brands disrupting the playing fields
Brands disrupting the playing fields

Not every brand is an Amazon that can disrupt its category, but every brand can learn lessons from disruption brands; lessons that can be applied to any market...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Nov 2018

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