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
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
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
A new report shows that laptops and mobile phones are now far and away the most popular new learning devices in Africa - while, despite the hype, tablets are still lagging, only being used regularly by 20% of eLearning practitioners.
31 May 2013 10:37
First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.
By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52
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.
11 Sep 2013 10:57
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
France Telecom-Orange is reported to have suffered a major incident on its cable-ship, the Chamarel. A fire broke out on the ship late afternoon on 8 August 2012 while returning from a repair operation on the Sat3-Safe cable off the coast of Namibia in the Atlantic Ocean.
13 Aug 2012 10:46
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.
26 Jul 2012 07:57
When two friends decided to go on a motorcycle tour around Southern Africa, they filmed it on their Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones and produced a documentary of their adventure.
By Craig Neill 14 May 2012 10:23
A new research study has found that SA has some of the least affordable prepaid mobile tariffs on the continent and is falling behind many of its neighbours because of high wholesale call rates between operators.
By Craig Wilson 13 Apr 2012 09:52
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
Core Group, the value added distributor of Apple in Southern Africa, announced last week that Incredible Connection Windhoek will be the first official Apple authorised reseller of iPad in Namibia.
29 Aug 2011 10:47
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
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
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
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
NAMIBIA: MTN Business Namibia has been awarded the contract to deliver a fully-managed multi-protocol switch labelling (MPLS) network to Standard Bank's 115 sites in Namibia, including its business branches, all agencies, as well as all the bank's ATMs.
18 Apr 2011 11:05
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
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
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
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
WINDHOEK: The Namibian Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) held the 2010 MISA Namibia Media Awards late last week in Windhoek. The awards aims to recognise the outstanding achievements of Namibian journalists. UNESCO sponsored the Best Community Reporter category.
15 Oct 2010 11:27
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
Namibia Tourism is launching a mobile website with an introduction to Namibia and all its tourist attractions. Prospective travellers to Namibia and keen mobi-site "surfers" can view the weather, attractions of the country, travelling tips and requirements to travel there.
30 Apr 2009 12:06
LOS ANGELES: Mobile-XL, a mobile technology company, on Saturday, 28 March 2009, announced that it is partnering with Rich Management, Nairobi Stock Exchange Authorised Data Vendor, to provide real-time stock prices to mobile audiences. Consumers can use Mobile-XL's XLBrowser to receive stock quotes.
31 Mar 2009 09:49
South African FNB customers registered for Cellphone Banking can now buy prepaid airtime and instantly send it to the cellphone of a friend or relative in Namibia.
7 Nov 2008 07:52
TelePassport Namibia, an associate company of South Africa's Huge Telecom, has concluded an agreement with Namibia's newest GSM operator, Cell One. The agreement will provide Namibian corporate clients the opportunity to save up to 40% on Cell One destined traffic originating from their companies.
25 Apr 2008 11:20
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 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
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