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
The Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services of the Republic of Zimbabwe is hosting the 2013 ICT Achiever's Awards to acknowledge the efforts of individuals and organisations who have excelled and contributed meaningfully to the development of our nation.
5 Nov 2013 10:02
17-21 November will see the StartupBus tour departing from Zimbabwe and setting off to Cape Town with the aim of strongly connecting international entrepreneurs with their African counterparts.
25 Sep 2013 12:46
Innovation Africa 2013, being held in Gaborone, Botswana, this October 15-17, will be hosting a record number of ministers and officials from various ministries of education, ICT and science & technology from all over Africa for one-to-one meetings with industry leaders.
Issued by Innovation Africa 21 Aug 2013 10:26
If you have ever considered purchasing a gazebo for your corporate event, now would be the best time to do so. With summer on its way and outdoor events becoming a regular occurrence, a sensible investment will go a long way toward promoting your corporate image. When it comes to branding, the more surface area and visibility, the greater the exposure!
Issued by Right Stuff 30 Oct 2012 10:38
The growth of ICT in Africa and how companies operating in the continent can utilize technology to enhance operations will come under spotlight when ICT experts meet for a five day e-Tech Africa Expo to be held in Harare, Zimbabwe from 1-5 October 2012.
By Marcus Mushonga 26 Sep 2012 11:47
The third edition of the Good Living Expo, set to take place from 21-23 September 2012 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC), Zimbabwe, is now calling on potential exhibitors to book stands.
14 Aug 2012 12:26
Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.
7 Aug 2012 10:52
The Ministry of Information Communication Technology of the Republic of Zimbabwe will be hosting the e-Tech Africa Expo 2012 under the theme "Exploiting the Potential of ICTs for sustainable, Socio and Economic Transformation".
26 Jul 2012 14:33
Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company has made the final call for entries to the 2012 Kurt Schork Memorial (KSM) Awards which will take place in London in November, and made the announcement of a seminar on reporting on terrorism and global security.
By Walter Wafula 3 May 2012 11:41
Legatum, a private international investment group and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, on Friday 9 December 2011, announced that Securico, a security group in Zimbabwe, had won the US$100 000 grand prize of the 2011 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship.
12 Dec 2011 08:47
Following a trade agreement reached between the World Trade Center Africa Initiative and Italy, business between Africa and Europe is set to receive a significant boost. The agreement will see business leaders from 12 African countries meet their Italian counterparts in on-site deal rooms next year, at the inaugural Afritalia Commerce Exchange.
12 Oct 2011 13:52
Despite having 3% of the population earning an income viable for mortgage and 10.8% earning between US$10-20 per day, the UN Habitat says about 40.3% of Africans still live in slums. Inadequate and overcrowded dwellings, mostly without clean water, electricity and proper sanitation, line the streets of major cities as the population grows, banks close their doors on the poor and corruption infests the housing sector.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 12 Sep 2011 12:18
South Africa and other developing countries are in hot debate about how best to grow their economies through innovation and the development of intellectual property.
7 Sep 2011 11:17
The 13th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) meeting and All Africa Media Conference, to be held from 21-24 August 2011 in Dakar, Senegal at the Le Méridien President Hotel, has announced its top panel of speakers.
4 Aug 2011 11:05
Africa Business News (ABN) Events and CNBC Africa have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Business Leaders Awards (ABLA), to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 21 October 2011. CNBC Africa will be the official broadcast partner of ABLA, which aims to recognise the most prominent business leaders in Africa.
6 Jun 2011 10:57
South Africa, the continent's largest economy and ranked 32nd globally in business tourism, is aggressively marketing its African portfolio to boost tourism numbers and revenues amid a steady increase in spend and visitors coming from Africa, in particular Angola, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011 12:52
SADC countries, home to about 280 million people, contribute a modest 2% to the global tourism market despite boasting amazing tourist destinations and having 'solid' marketing strategies in place. RETOSA, a permanent SADC body tasked to develop tourism in the region through effective marketing, met in Durban, South Africa, during the 2011 Tourism Indaba to plot the way forward in removing barriers hampering tourism growth and development in the region.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011 11:29
Southern Africa's Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards is in full preparation mode. The organisers are calling for entries from southern African film and video makers as well as from travel and tourism product owners.
12 Apr 2011 11:49
The second annual Gender Justice and Local Government summit will take place in Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni from 28-30 March 2011. More than 265 participants from ten Southern African countries are expected to attend the event, which showcases examples of local efforts to end gender violence and empower women across Southern Africa.
29 Mar 2011 10:12
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
U2's Cape Town concert scheduled for today, Friday 18 February 2011, will be broadcast live on Highveld and KFM in South Africa, alongside a live stream on DStv.com, throughout Africa.
18 Feb 2011 08:18
The Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) is to hold its 2010 annual marketing convention from 9-11 November 2010 at The Troutbeck Resort in Nyanga. MAZ secretary general, Gillian Rusike, said the association had lined up a number of speakers, including a renowned brand expert and an advertising and marketing executive from Zambia.
By Dumisani Ndlela 15 Oct 2010 06:41
The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) will present the fourth Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) taking place in Johannesburg from 31 October to 2 November 2010. The conference programme will explore investment opportunities in the African context, challenges faced by the hospitality sector and review international trends and best practice.
8 Sep 2010 08:02
Gearhouse South Africa supplied full technical production - sound, lighting, AV and video, staging, sets, rigging and power - and one of their massive new In2Structures SupaDome venues for Swedish cosmetics multinational Oriflame's 2010 Diamond Conference.
Issued by Gearhouse SA 10 Feb 2010 10:38
Many in the African diaspora trace their rhythmic roots to Angola's drumming. On Friday 31 July to Sunday 02 August, musicians from Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa and the USA will descend on Cine Atlântico in Angola's capital city, Luanda, for the launch of the Luanda International Jazz Festival.
Issued by EspAfrika 6 Jul 2009 17:04
An estimated 20,000 people are expected to attend the annual Marula Festival which kicks off in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, today, 29 February 2008.
By Gcina Ntsaluba 29 Feb 2008 06:11
The second International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training has come to a successful conclusion in Nairobi, with participating companies showcasing their latest acquisitions in e-learning.
By Zachary Ochieng 4 Jun 2007 11:49
eLearning Africa, the Pan-African conference on ICT for development, education and training, expects more than 1200 participants to attend the second annual event which takes place from 28-30 May 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.
18 May 2007 14:09
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