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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Episode 97: MTN Business App Awards and measurability of ad campaigns.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Episode 96: IAB South Africa – what is coming next?

Date: 4 Jul 2014
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Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014 11:11

Mobile transactions in Zimbabwe up by 5%

Mobile Money Africa reports that, according to the latest figures released by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the country's mobile transactions rose by 5.07% from $343,26m in March to...

1 Jul 2014 14:40

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

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

Superbrand Awards partners with Nhume Marketing Communications

The official distributor of Z-CARD Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) in Zimbabwe, Nhume Marketing Communications, has been appointed as the official print partner for the Superbrand Awards.

19 May 2014 09:34

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

Govt consults on media law amendments

Government is consulting stakeholders on amendments to the criminal defamation law and statutes restricting the practice of journalism by causing the arrest of scribes.

1 May 2014 14:11

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

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

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 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

Highlights of Loeries Africa Roadshow in Harare

The first stop of the Loeries Africa Roadshow was reportedly an all-round success, with around 180 attendees from Zimbabwe's brand communication industry.

21 Mar 2014 07:09

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

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

Loeries' African Roadshow debuts in Harare

On 18 March, the 2014 Loeries Roadshow hosts its first series of events in Africa with a launch in Harare.

24 Feb 2014 12:04

Redefinition rebrands website

Redefinition, a Bulawayo-based marketing, branding and advertising company launched its rebranded website which is focussed on events management.

24 Feb 2014 11:46

Telecel denies rumours of disinvestment in Zimbabwe

Global telecommunications operator Telecel International has denied rumours that it is pulling out of Zimbabwe.

By Samuel Mungadze 18 Feb 2014 09:29

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

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

Use of EcoCash Payroll set to increase

January 2014 saw an increase of 82% in the number of companies using EcoCash Payroll to pay their employees in Zimbabwe. This is reportedly due to the liquidity problems facing some banks.

3 Feb 2014 11:01

Mobile money service 'Telecash' to launch this week

Zimbabwean mobile operator, Telecel, has confirmed that it will be launching a mobile money service this week, reports ITWeb Africa.

28 Jan 2014 12:49

Mobile money tax imposed in Zimbabwe

Tawanda Karombo, writing on ITWeb Africa, says that Zimbabwe has started levying a tax of 5 cents on mobile money transactions

9 Jan 2014 12:57

How to find best daily deals on online shopping that meet your budget

Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.

By Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014 11:55

Amakhosi applies for radio licence

Amakhosi Cultural Centre is in the process of applying for the Bulawayo commercial metro radio station licence. If licensed, the station - called Esabantu - will be launched on 1 June 2014.

17 Dec 2013 10:42

Zimbabwe Media Body launches Gender and Professionalism Report

The Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ) launched the Gender, Media and Ethics and Professionalism Report to coincide with the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence last week.

By Simba Nembaware 17 Dec 2013 08:07

Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013 09:42

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.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

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

Opera Mini popular browser in Zimbabwe

TechZim reports that the use of Opera Mini in Zimbabwe has been increasing while the use of other mobile browsers have been declining over the past two months.

7 Nov 2013 12:09

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