There is always one speaker at Design Indaba that you fall in love with. Not just because of their inspiring or beautiful work, but because of them. Their authenticity. Their essential humanity that comes across.
By Louise Marsland 7 Mar 2014 09:50
As you can imagine, SXSW Interactive attracts "digital natives" from all over the world that essentially wouldn't be able to survive without their mobile apps. Here is my list of top apps for SXSW Interactive 2014...
By Mark Schefermann 7 Mar 2014 07:52
There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.
By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54
Kenyan mobile operator, Safaricom, has warned its shareholders to be cautious of reports over its planned buyout of rival yuMobile as they could have an effect on the company's price.
By Susan Mwenesi 7 Mar 2014 06:10
Global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei, has opened its first store in Africa, based at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg.
6 Mar 2014 13:16
On 4 April 2014 Mobile World Magazine will be hosting the third West Africa Telecom Summit in Ghana at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
6 Mar 2014 11:21
This week Airtel Tanzania announced that it will once again be sponsoring the Mwanamakuka Awards, an initiative that aims to support women to achieve sustainable economic development from chronic poverty.
6 Mar 2014 09:32
Mobile telecommunications company, MTN on Friday launched a customer service center at the South Sudan-Uganda border post in order to enhance business and improve communication activities in the region.
6 Mar 2014 09:04
As the rand weakens and the pula strengthens, so consumers in Botswana find the gap in the cost of goods between South Africa and Botswana in Woolworths grows and not in their favour.
By Gwen Watkins 5 Mar 2014 16:02
deCarta has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with TomTom Africa that through its location based solutions (LBS) technology will add mapping, routing and local search functionality to company's services.
5 Mar 2014 11:16
South by Southwest Interactive is one of the largest digital festivals in the world. Anyone who is in the advertising or digital industry should definitely have this event on their bucket list. This is the 21st festival and it takes place from 7-11 March in Austin, Texas. (video)
By Mark Schefermann 5 Mar 2014 10:36
Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 6 March from 9am-10am as we chat to Michael Carney of Harley Davidson Africa, Natasha Pendleton from The Entertainer and Rich Simmonds about his new book. [twitterfall]
5 Mar 2014 10:10
Kenya's leading mobile network operator Safaricom owes its clients KSh3.2 billion (US$37 million) in unclaimed Bonga points, after only 80% of its reward scheme points were redeemed in the form of airtime, data bundles, merchandise and SMSs.
By Susan Mwenesi 5 Mar 2014 08:56
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has introduced X-Alert, an enhanced notification system via mobile and email. A flat fee of N4 per transaction will be charged, scrapping the current charge of 0.06% of every trade.
5 Mar 2014 08:15
According to the 2013 IHS Digital Content Report, worldwide consumer spend on digital movies, games, and apps (applications) grew 30% from 2012 to 2013. In total, global digital spend in 2013 surpassed USD 57 billion.
By Esther Karuku 4 Mar 2014 13:12
Chief creative officer of Y&R South Africa, Graham Lang, has been appointed as CCO of Y&R Africa in addition to his current role.
4 Mar 2014 11:52
Africa's mobile revolution has been the subject of much discussion for businesses looking to target the continent's growing consumer population using mobile phones.
By Deseré Orrill 4 Mar 2014 08:59
Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.
By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10
Wherever we live, we're probably working longer hours than we used to. In Regus' 2012 Work-Life Balance Index, 59% of workers globally said they spend more time at work than in 2010. Africa's senior business people are following the trend.
By Joanne Bushell 3 Mar 2014 10:48
Despite challenges stemming from a lack of information, Malawi is one of the most promising mobile money markets in Southern Africa, due both to an enabling regulatory environment and the potential for commercial scale in a country with 15 million people.
By Kenneth Mbewe 3 Mar 2014 10:22
Egyptian film "The Square", named after the infamous Tahrir Square which has been the centrepoint of anti-government protests over recent years, has been nominated for an Oscar, although the film is not available to watch in Egypt. (video)
By Gabriella Mulligan 3 Mar 2014 08:44
MTN will now be able to offer an unrivalled number of personalised data plans to its subscribers in Congo B due to mobility solutions provider, Mahindra Comviva's Mobile Data Platform (MDP) that went live with MTN in the country.
3 Mar 2014 08:02
This week we look at quite a personal situation, as well as the work options for a Bcom graduate.
By Juliette Attwell 3 Mar 2014 08:00
Great relationships are like Russian Matryoshka Dolls. They are a series of partnerships within partnerships - between client and agency, between agencies, and even between departments within the client's own business.
By Jason Xenopoulos 3 Mar 2014 07:00
CNN has launched a new CNN Freedom Project documentary, 'Cocoa-nomics', from the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast presented by Richard Quest. The documentary highlights the fight against child labour.
28 Feb 2014 13:06
At a creative conference you always expect to hear from pros in the industry, but boy, was Marcello Serpa a treat on day two of Design Indaba. (video)
By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2014 12:24
Bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers across Africa are invited to enter the first African Blogger Awards which measures online and social influencers' reach and influence through data analysis.
28 Feb 2014 07:55
Global public-relations and communications firm, Burson-Marsteller, has announced further strategic moves in Africa.
27 Feb 2014 14:49
RAMP (Real African Media Partners) has been appointed as Airtel Africa's mobile advertising partner to serve mobile adverts to the operator's customers in 17 countries across Africa.
27 Feb 2014 12:52
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