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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience
New research: How employee emotions' impact on customer experience

The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...

4 Mar 2015 08:05

Danette Breitenbach
Coping under fire

Janine Lazarus, founder and owner of Janine Lazarus media consultancy was a journalist for 31 years, and has worked across the board from newspapers to radio...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Mar 2015 11:42

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe
Journalists receive three days intensive journalism training in Garowe

The Media Association of Puntland in collaboration with National Union of Somali Journalist (NUSOJ) and Finnish Foundation for Media and Development (VIKES) conducted a three day workshop...

24 Feb 2015 13:50

Newspapers seized again in Sudan
Newspapers seized again in Sudan

The Sudanese Journalists Network has condemned the confiscation of the print runs of four newspapers by Sudanese security services on Wednesday. No reasons were given for the seizures.

19 Feb 2015 15:13

[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015
[Design Indaba 2015] Africa Is Now 2015

This year, in the second edition of its Africa Is Now project, Design Indaba traces the contours of an uprising of grassroots creative collectives on the continent...

17 Feb 2015 14:53

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45

S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels
S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels

JUBA: South Sudan's government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war...

17 Feb 2015 10:28

TV stations switched off after failing to migrate to digital
TV stations switched off after failing to migrate to digital

NAIROBI: Four television stations have been switched off after failing to migrate to digital by Friday, 13 February, as directed by state regulator, the Communications Authority of Kenya...

By Judie Kaberia 16 Feb 2015 08:51

S.Sudan journalist freed after questioning
S.Sudan journalist freed after questioning

NAIROBI - South Sudanese security forces have released a leading journalist without charge after two days of questioning in the latest crackdown on press freedom, the reporter said Friday...

13 Feb 2015 13:51

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Hellocash mobile money service goes live in Ethiopia
Hellocash mobile money service goes live in Ethiopia

Lion International Bank and Somali Micro Finance in partnership with BelCash Technology Solution PLC launched the official pilot of the HelloCash mobile money services...

11 Feb 2015 14:41

Digitally bright future for outdoor
Digitally bright future for outdoor

Within the next decade, digital advertising is expected to account for more than a quarter of all billboards, as it is increasingly replacing traditional paper billboards across South Africa...

11 Feb 2015 09:55

Affluent Africa drives demand for property
Affluent Africa drives demand for property

The number of Africans with $30 million in assets - the ultra high net worth individual - is anticipated to rise by 53% to 2,858 by 2023, far outstripping the average pace of growth across the rest of the world...

11 Feb 2015 08:27

Danette Breitenbach
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 1

Yes, consumers are all in the digital space. Not all consumers are not the same, and no, not all digital consumers are same...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2015 06:01

YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute
YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute

Saturday, 14 February wasn't just about bumped-up prices for red roses and chocolates - it also saw the launch of BBC Minute, a one-minute global English news round-up on YFM...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2015 14:00

Calling Africa's top bloggers
Calling Africa's top bloggers

Following its successful launch last year, the 2015 African Blogger Awards, the only pan-African event that measures online and social influencers reach, is now open for entries to all African bloggers...

10 Feb 2015 09:15

Anton Ressel
Learn to say 'No'

Saying 'No' can be a liberating experience for an entrepreneur...

By Anton Ressel 9 Feb 2015 10:00

Twitter signs up Hill+knowlton to handle its communication matters in Kenya
Twitter signs up Hill+knowlton to handle its communication matters in Kenya

Social media platform Twitter has signed up Hill and Knowlton Strategies Kenya (H+K) to handle its communication needs in the country and help with its engagement with media as well as bloggers...

By Michael Ouma 5 Feb 2015 14:28

Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m
Ugandan joint venture wins U.S. $1m

A Uganda-Dutch company that uses mobile technology, to rapidly exchange information with specific target audiences, has received an impact investment one million euro ($1.1 million) from the Netherlands - ABN AMRO Social Impact Fund...

4 Feb 2015 08:55

Tanzania's Tigo pays out millions to users
Tanzania's Tigo pays out millions to users

Tigo, one of Tanzania's mobile phone operators, has paid out millions to its users, reports Mobile Money Africa...

4 Feb 2015 08:25

Revealed: How BBC.com's doing African digital news justice
Revealed: How BBC.com's doing African digital news justice

Who better to provide news from the continent, for the continent, than the news service with more reporters in Africa than any other broadcaster, bbc.com...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jan 2015 14:00

Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper
Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper

Arusha - Tanzania has suspended the publication of a major regional newspaper, the East African, with diplomats voicing concern at a possible crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections in October...

28 Jan 2015 13:00

Kenya: Three new stations set to join local TV scene
Kenya: Three new stations set to join local TV scene

Three Nairobi-based companies have applied for licensing to join the rapidly growing commercial free-to-air television broadcasting industry as the country migrates from analogue transmission to digital...

By Constant Munda 27 Jan 2015 09:40

M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm
M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm

M-Pesa, the mobile-phone wallet has provided new financial options to places where banks and credit cards are scarce and cash has long been king...

26 Jan 2015 08:34

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Former Apple CEO to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya
Former Apple CEO to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya

Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, is preparing to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya as well as other countries located in East Africa...

By Darryl Linington 21 Jan 2015 12:20

Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Content Marketing

Anyone can create and distribute content. The key differentiator lies in creating and distributing content that's relevant, consistent; and attracts and acquires a clearly defined audience...

By Andrea Mitchell 21 Jan 2015 05:10

Uber finally comes to Kenya, African expansion to be tested
Uber finally comes to Kenya, African expansion to be tested

It's only been a matter of time before Uber unleashes its East African chapter. The $40-billion worth taxi company is finally about to show face in Kenya's Nairobi...

By Nur Bremmen 20 Jan 2015 07:56

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