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)
9 Dec 2013 14:02
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
Vodacom said on Tuesday, 26 November, it had entered into an agreement with Cavalry Holdings Limited and its shareholders to acquire an additional indirect 17.2% interest in Vodacom Tanzania Limited to increase its total economic interest in Vodacom Tanzania from 65% to 82.2%.
27 Nov 2013 08:08
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
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
Africa is characterised by huge diversity in payment methods and preferences, which means every region or country needs to be approached as a distinct market. Anybody who tries to do e-commerce in Africa offering only global payment methods is setting up for failure.
By Peter Harvey 31 Oct 2013 12:11
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
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
According to a report on Africa Review, the production of two Tanzanian newspapers, Mwananchi and Mtanzania have been banned for "three weeks and three months respectively".
30 Sep 2013 10:11
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
NETCB, a local network collaboration and compliance management specialist company, invites technology specialists and experts to join an organised tour from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013, taking place from 28-30 September in Düsseldorf.
16 Sep 2013 11:21
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
The Meru District Commissioner, Nyirembe Munasa-Sabi, admitted that outreach farm support services were not being accessed by most growers in the country and thus, the advent of technology such as localised radio stations should help transfer skills to farmers effortlessly.
2 Sep 2013 10:02
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
Growing sophistication in African markets outside SA is creating demand for specialist consultants that bring together clients and communications agencies.
5 Aug 2013 10:08
Global public relations and communications firm, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, is expanding its African footprint with the launch of Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa. This follows the acquisition of South African agency Corporate Communications Consultants (Corpcom).
26 Jul 2013 09:51
Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has announced that its Tanzanian subsidiary, Helios Towers Tanzania, has reached an agreement with Vodacom Tanzania Limited to acquire 100% of its existing tower network in the country for stock and cash in the Vodacom Group's first ever towers transaction.
22 Jul 2013 12:19
The deadline to apply for the 2014 East Africa Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program that focuses on developing the next generation of social change leaders, is 2 September 2013.
22 Jul 2013 10:43
A high-level workshop on a new "Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Africa" began on Friday, 12 July 2013, in Ethiopia. The three-day event organised by the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia connects Ministers of Education and Training from nine African countries with a wide range of experts from Brazil, China, India and Korea.
15 Jul 2013 11:28
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.
2 Jul 2013 09:46
The media has been urged to skillfully use their profession in the fight against poverty through promotion of the agriculture sector.
28 Jun 2013 11:06
Retired attorney general, Mark Bomani has urged media practitioners to embrace ethics and professionalism in their undertakings to discourage hate speech and extremism in the society.
By Alvar Mwakyusa 25 Jun 2013 10:36
Digital broadcasting operators have been instructed to observe licensing conditions and best practices governing the sector, as Tanzania struggles to spread the service across the country.
By Pius Rugonziba 11 Jun 2013 19:20
The Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam ordered the arrest of former group managing editor of Mwananchi Communication Limited (MCL), Theophil Makunga, for allegedly jumping bail in a sedition case he is charged with alongside two others.
By Faustine Kapama 29 May 2013 13:18
Bharti Airtel, the global telecommunications services provider with operations in countries across Asia and Africa has introduced the ONE AIRTEL service which will further ease the burden of roaming costs whilst travelling.
6 May 2013 10:10
Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, noted in September that "many of the children in school are receiving an education of such abysmal quality that they are learning very little."
By Kingsley Ighobor 15 Apr 2013 09:37
The Tanzania government is still grappling with its insistence that the county switch from analogue to digital broadcasting before most of the country was ready on 31 December last year.
By Kenan Kalagho 9 Apr 2013 11:31
Telecoms and brewers are among highly competitive industries in the country, a factor that forces them to scramble for adverts space in newspapers and airtime in radio and TV stations, the latest report by Push Observer shows.
By Abduel Elinaza 22 Mar 2013 13:44
In what is a step closer to establishing a premier cloud services marketplace for Africa, Pamoja, the cloud services business unit of Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM, has launched its go-to-market strategy to partners and customers at a presentation recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
18 Mar 2013 10:42
Media Owners Association of Tanzania (MOAT) has advised on the need to review the decision to allow realistic preparations to migrate from analogue to digital TV broadcasting, as the exercise has left many viewers in the 'dark'.
By Bilham Kimati 12 Mar 2013 12:33
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