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Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa
Windows Phone apps stores open across Africa

Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.

18 Dec 2012 12:19

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012 10:17

BlackBerry App World available in more African countries
BlackBerry App World available in more African countries

The BlackBerry App World is now available in nine additional African countries. Customers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho can now discover, download a wide range of mobile applications for their BlackBerry smartphones.

10 Nov 2011 11:58

Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile
Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile

Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 5 Jul 2011 13:30

African mobile advertising market continues growth - InMobi

JOHANNESBURG: InMobi, the independent mobile ad network, has released its April 2011 Mobile Insights Report for Africa providing insights on mobile advertising trends on the continent. Data from the report shows that InMobi now serves 4.2 billion impressions a month in Africa, up 21% from 3.5 billion in January 2011.

6 Jun 2011 12:11

Herman Manson
[Netprophet 2011] African ecommerce market has a long way to go

A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 12 May 2011 18:55

Significant shifts in South Africa, Africa's mobile patterns
Significant shifts in South Africa, Africa's mobile patterns

A global study conducted by TNS Research Surveys shows that South Africans' unconditional love for handsets - more than content as it is in developed markets - is beginning to change and will even shift faster as bandwidth improves, and as cheaper smartphones appear on the market - probably from China.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Apr 2011 09:37

RIM launches BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in Europe, ME, Africa
RIM launches BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in Europe, ME, Africa

WATERLOO, US: As well as in Europe and the middle East, Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in 30 African countries.

25 Mar 2011 10:50

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised
Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.

15 Mar 2011 13:19

Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend
Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend

Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]

By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa 14 Mar 2011 13:15

IFC Village Phone program wins CEO Gender Award

WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.

10 Mar 2011 08:55

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010 10:35

Third mobile entrant in Mozambique faces monopoly

Growth partnership company Frost & Sullivan, said on Thursday, 8 April 2010, that Mozambique's third mobile operator would have to be aggressive in order to break the monopoly held by the country's telecoms group, TDM.

12 Apr 2010 10:31

mcel reappoints HKLM for retail expansion
mcel reappoints HKLM for retail expansion

Following the first two pilot retail stores, Mozambican cellular operator, mcel has reappointed international branding company, HKLM to continue the retail roll-out with the design and shop-fitting of a further 15 outlets.

29 Jan 2010 07:29

Mozambique seeks new cell phone provider

MAPUTO: Mozambique began the search for a new cell phone provider on Thursday, 16 April 2009 paving the way for a third mobile communications company to enter the market, state media reported.

17 Apr 2009 11:06

mcel launches 3G HSDPA in Mozambique
mcel launches 3G HSDPA in Mozambique

mcel (Mozambique Cellular) has launched Third Generation Technology (3G) in the country representing a historical feat in service offerings in its mobile market. The country joins only three others in the Southern African region offering 3G, namely South Africa, Angola and Tanzania.

8 Dec 2008 11:42

mCel and AIRCOM optimise 3G in Mozambique

AIRCOM International, an independent network planning and optimisation consultancy, announced on Tuesday, 18 November 2008, that it is working with Mozambique operator mCel to support the update of the mCel planning tools for 2G and 3G networks.

19 Nov 2008 11:56

mcel invests about $70m in network infrastructure
mcel invests about $70m in network infrastructure

mcel has announced this week an accelerated investment programme in 2008 of around $70m to be used for the expansion of its national network in Mozambique to increase the quality of service offered and expand its geographical coverage.

4 Jul 2008 11:47

Malawi hosts international telecommunications workshop

Malawi has hosted a telecommunication services workshop at its lakeshore district in Mangochi with calls to various rival telecommunications operators to share services so that consumers can access them at affordable charges.

By Gregory Gondwe 7 Apr 2008 08:47

African nations agree to $1 billion Indian satellite project

A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest $1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

30 Nov 2007 12:04

Nigeria launches DVB-H mobile TV

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, recently launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.

30 Aug 2007 07:55

Covering Africa's elections and promoting press freedom by phone

Mobile phones have revolutionised communication in Africa - even during elections.

30 Jul 2007 13:41

VoIP goes mobile
VoIP goes mobile

Cape Town-based telecommunications company, Yeigo, is one of the first companies worldwide to have developed mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), enabling it to offer cheaper and even free mobile calls.

4 Jun 2007 15:33

Culture of secrecy hinders Africa’s information society

Everyone needs and wants to communicate, and they do so with the tools at hand. Africa’s needy urban people are using the most readily available communication technology for them, mobile phones, in innovative ways. But there is still a question over whether this access gives them true inclusion in the global ‘information society’ – the people with access to communication technologies and the information they share.

By Mawaki Chango 14 Mar 2007 19:57

Vodacom’s latest move in Mozambique

Vodacom has announced that Intelec Holdings Limitada has taken up a shareholding in V.M. S.A.R.L., trading as Vodacom Mozambique.

14 Mar 2007 19:32

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