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Episode 105: The 2014 DMASA Assegai - Integrated Marketing Awards

Date: 12 Sep 2014
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Date: 5 Sep 2014
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Date: 1 Sep 2014
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Airtel, Tigo introduce cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania
Airtel, Tigo introduce cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania

A new cross-network money transfer service will be available for Airtel Tanzania and Tigo customers, enabling them to experience a secure, fast and easy mode of money-transfer services between the...

25 Aug 2014 11:35

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa
It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa

Although it is estimated that irrigation alone could increase output by up to 50%, one of the biggest challenges facing the Kenyan agriculture industry is outdated technology...

31 Jul 2014 10:45

Bank on change in Africa
Bank on change in Africa

I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 Jul 2014 11:49

Garmin calls for buyers in East Africa
Garmin calls for buyers in East Africa

The Africa team for Garmin sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania from the 8-15 July 2014 to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners.

26 Jun 2014 10:36

GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa
GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa

Real-time mobile survey platform, GeoPoll, has released initial findings on World Cup television audiences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, representing ratings from more than 300 million African citizens.

18 Jun 2014 10:57

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup

The 17th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which kicks off on 14 June 2014, will screen 79 films in the 10-day festival foregrounding films from Africa and the Dhow Countries.

9 Jun 2014 08:19

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Mobile network capacity doubled in rural, island locations
Mobile network capacity doubled in rural, island locations

New high speed, high capacity NEC microwave backhaul links are now connecting six key rural and island locations to support rising mobile broadband usage and sustainable development in Tanzania.

2 Jun 2014 11:01

Gilat Satcom establishes new PoP in Tanzania
Gilat Satcom establishes new PoP in Tanzania

As an additional investment in its broadband network in East Africa, Gilat Satcom has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

30 May 2014 10:09

ZIFF celebrates 17th edition, 20 years of SA democracy
ZIFF celebrates 17th edition, 20 years of SA democracy

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) will be celebrating its 17th edition as well as 20 years of democracy in SA on 14 June 2014.

29 May 2014 16:00

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

Tigo Business unit to support local organisations
Tigo Business unit to support local organisations

In an aim to support the needs of Tanzania's large corporate organisations as well as its small and medium-sized enterprises, Tigo Tanzania has launched Tigo Business unit to develop a series of products using high-speed fibre connections.

15 May 2014 13:36

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

Tigo to offer free mobile Facebook in Tanzania
Tigo to offer free mobile Facebook in Tanzania

Millicom has announced Tigo mobile customers in Tanzania will be the first in East Africa to enjoy free access to Facebook on their handsets, with the service also including the launch of a Facebook service in Swahilií.

By Agatha Nduku 25 Apr 2014 10:31

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
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).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
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According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

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

Loeries Africa Roadshow "momentous occasion" in Dar es Salaam
Loeries Africa Roadshow "momentous occasion" in Dar es Salaam

The second stop of the Loeries Africa Roadshow took place in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel with a crowd of around 70 representatives from the brand communications industry.

24 Mar 2014 12:05

Dina Saffer-Myers
Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014 15:51

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

Airtel Tanzania once again sponsor for Mwanamakuka Awards
Airtel Tanzania once again sponsor for Mwanamakuka Awards

This week Airtel Tanzania announced that it will once again be sponsoring the Mwanamakuka Awards, an initiative that aims to support women to achieve sustainable economic development from chronic poverty.

6 Mar 2014 09:32

Mobile Money transfer service between Tanzania and Rwanda launched
Mobile Money transfer service between Tanzania and Rwanda launched

Tigo, a subsidiary of the international telecommunications and media company Millicom has announced the launch of a pioneering cross-border Mobile Money remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda.

26 Feb 2014 11:30

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa
New partnership supports women entrepreneurs in Africa

UN Women and Mara Foundation on 29 January, announced a partnership to enable, empower and inspire women entrepreneurs globally.

30 Jan 2014 10:14

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

Danette Breitenbach
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Tanzanian enterprise leveraging entertainment for e-learning
Tanzanian enterprise leveraging entertainment for e-learning

Tanzanian social enterprise Ubongo will next month launch Ubongo Kids, an interactive cartoon which allows children to participate via SMS, on national television, while launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for further rollouts. (video)

By Tom Jackson 9 Dec 2013 14:02

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.

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