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
Although the recent government siege of the Red Pepper and Daily Monitor caused a lot of uproar, I would like to argue that it was not an unusual climax to the age-old sizing-up between the state and the media.
By Robert Atuhairwe 1 Jul 2013 12:37
MTN Uganda customers using the internet has increased more than 85% in the last 12 months leading up to June 2013, said Ernst Fonternel, MTN Uganda chief marketing officer.
1 Jul 2013 09:55
Bharti Airtel, the global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, have announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Warid Group to fully acquire Warid Telecom Uganda.
24 Apr 2013 10:10
MTN is going live with its bouquet of distinct cloud services this April, following a trial period in six of its major markets across Africa.
9 Apr 2013 10:23
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has extended the SIM card registration deadline for 90 days, after the Human Rights Network for Journalists-Uganda (HRNJ-Uganda) and the Legal Brains Trust (LBT) dragged it to court, seeking an injunction not to switch off unregistered subscribers on 1 March, 2013.
4 Mar 2013 12:20
MTN Uganda officially commissioned its fibre network at Katuna Border in Kabale district on Friday, 8 February 2013. The event, held at the Katuna border post, was attended by the Minister of ICT, Ruhakana Rugunda, the executive director of Uganda Communications Commission, Godfrey Mutabazi as well as the MTN Uganda chairman, Charles Mbire.
12 Feb 2013 11:08
As MTN Uganda continues to cement its position, it has now launched a new Wi-Fi service with a number of MTN hotspots around the country. The hotspots will be available to MTN and non-MTN customers.
23 Jan 2013 08:41
MTN Uganda customers can now enjoy a free minute every day between 6am and 9am to call their loved ones on MTN through the mobile operator's 'Good Morning Uganda' promotion.
9 Dec 2013 10:23
Google recently announced its first infrastructural project in Africa, called Project Link. This initiative, through the building of a fibre-optic network in Kampala (Uganda), enables internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to provide faster connections to their users than ever before.
28 Nov 2013 12:04
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
MTN Uganda's mandatory regulatory customer SIM registration exercise, which started in March last year, was concluded at the end of August.
4 Sep 2013 11:10
Late last week saw the launch of mobile TV services, DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile in Kampala, Uganda.
19 Aug 2013 11:08
MTN Uganda has introduced the MTN Phone Directory, a service that will provide access to the contact details of thousands of registered individuals, institutions and businesses in the country.
5 Aug 2013 09:02
Over 250 students from across Uganda have taken part in an online aptitude exam to win a fully paid scholarship from MTN Uganda. The winners will be announced on 21 June.
18 Jun 2013 13:11
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
MTN on Thursday, 25 April 2013, became the first mobile operator in Uganda and one of the very first in the region, to successfully launch Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.
27 Apr 2013 13:41
MTN Uganda plans to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Uganda during the coming months, reportedly being the first to offer this technology in East Africa. Popularly known as 4G, LTE is a 'standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals'. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access.
7 Jan 2013 15:57
MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users' experience and its delivery of digital products and services.
19 Dec 2012 10:37
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012 12:19
MTN Uganda partnered with KPMG, for the second time in October 2011 to sponsor 12 months of professional training. The training was aimed at providing financial literacy for selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and is strategically aimed at improving and growing the economy of the country and was completed in October 2012.
10 Dec 2012 10:50
MTN Uganda has launched a promotion called 'Y'ello Christmas', to give back to its customers during the festive season.
3 Dec 2012 11:33
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
Samsung Uganda has called for an immediate multi-stakeholder intervention to deal with the proliferation of counterfeit mobile handsets in the market.
By Jude Bukenya 27 Nov 2012 16:09
After impressing African consumers with stylish mobile phones, tablet computers, and flat screen TV sets, Samsung, a global consumer electronics company has set its eyes on lucrative IT infrastructure deals with governments in Africa - in its quest for more growth on the continent.
By Walter Wafula 26 Nov 2012 12:22
MTN Uganda has lodged a formal complaint with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in Uganda against the chief magistrate of the Buganda Road Magistrates Court, Sylvia Nabagala. The Uganda telecommunications provider expressed grave concern about the magistrate's professional misconduct, evident in her contradictory rulings and disregard of due process.
23 Nov 2012 09:50
MTN Uganda has relaunched its MTN Zone with discounts of up to 99% and a minimum guaranteed discount of 5% on MTN calls.
20 Nov 2012 10:40
Alcatel-Lucent is set to enable the African wireless service provider Smile to introduce 4G mobile broadband services to several more sites in Tanzania, and Uganda, extending the agreement signed earlier this year between the companies for the provision of lightning-fast LTE services in Tanzania.
19 Nov 2012 10:41
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