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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

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Bottom line: It's about Africa

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10 Mar 2014 11:48

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19 Feb 2014 11:46

Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

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By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

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27 Jan 2014 12:40

Microsoft forms Namibian partnership for Citizen Connect project

Microsoft is partnering with MyDigitalBridge Foundation, the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia and Namibia's Communications Regulatory Authority for the Citizen Connect pilot project.

By Paul Adepoju 13 Jan 2014 09:34

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

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By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

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By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35

Mobile internet key in Africa

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By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Namibia tops in press freedom

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By Magreth Nunuhe 21 Nov 2013 09:47

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Woolworths buys back African franchises

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By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013 10:46

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50

Jasco unit assisting in Namibian broadcaster move to digital

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FNB's eWallet shows strong growth in Africa

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By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013 09:08

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.

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Telecom Namibia deploys Zhone services

In order to provide its customers with advanced voice and broadband services, Telecom Namibia (TN) will deploy Zhone's MXK and several additional Zhone services.

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Y&R: I have an agency...

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By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

MTN's earnings up 22% to 654c

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Mpact earnings up to 76.2c a share

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African e-commerce may be about to come of age

E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year, says Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate, and is now in a position to support the massive consumer boom that's happening across the continent.

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First LED billboards in Namibia

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African voices on the digital revolution

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