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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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23 Nov 2015

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Google makes $10,000 available for NPOs in South Africa, Botswana & Kenya
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3 Jun 2015

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With the imminent ITU deadline, South Africa and Botswana have agreed to cooperate in mitigating cross-border radio frequency spectrum interference...

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The JSE will get another African boost when Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises lists on the main board at the end of this month...

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The mobile revolution in Africa
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Calling Africa's journalists...
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17 Apr 2015

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30 Jan 2015

SADC Media Awards entries now open
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Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015

Botswana Certified Meeting Professional recertified
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Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
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The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

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Orange Botswana, Erricson form managed service partnership
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MISA Botswana was shocked to learn that Sunday Standard Editor, Outsa Mokone, was arrested and detained by the Botswana Police Service on 8 September 2014. The warrant of arrest...

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