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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa
Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa

Japan contributes US$5 million for the World Food Programme to provide food assistance to more than 300,000 drought-affected people in the four countries worst affected by El Nino...

22 Aug 2016

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, FAO special ambassador 'Zero Hunger for Europe' visits Kenya to build networks in Africa towards hunger eradication...

16 Aug 2016

'Share the Meal' app fundraises for scholars affected by drought
'Share the Meal' app fundraises for scholars affected by drought

WFP's Share the Meal app fundraises for school children affected by El Niño drought in Malawi...

5 Aug 2016

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Emergency food aid for drought-ravaged Malawi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) begins unprecedented emergency food relief operation in drought-hit Malawi...

28 Jul 2016

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

Deputy emergency relief coordinator calls for urgent action to assist millions of drought-affected people in Southern Africa...

25 Jul 2016

Connecting moms
Chatbot launched to connect new mothers

A bot for messenger was launched at the International Aids Conference 2016. The bot will provide mothers with a more affordable way to access relevant messages...

20 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa

New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

Pixabay
The power of long-form content in corporate social responsibility

You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

By Spero Patricios, Issued by Launch Factory 18 Jul 2016

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Global Shea Alliance, USAID partner for industry growth and sustainability

Agreement to promote shea markets worldwide and improve sustainable production in Africa...

14 Jul 2016

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Restoring the global economy's ability to deliver prosperity

The Sustainable Development Goals must become the yardstick for judging inclusive growth in the global economy, says Mukhisa Kituyi, UN Conference on Trade & Development...

By Mukhisa Kituyi 12 Jul 2016

Teaching food production to families in Egypt
Teaching food production to families in Egypt

FAO launches the regional competition of "Aquaponics design" in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union...

8 Jul 2016

Turning garbage into growth the future city way
Turning garbage into growth the future city way

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. Across Africa, implementation is very hard due to explosive population growth...

By Kudzai Danha 22 Jun 2016

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Environment "cannot be an afterthought" - UNEA-2

One thousand delegates at UNEA-2 in Nairobi chart course for strong action on sustainable future in Africa...

27 May 2016

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

Google South Africa has launched Google for Nonprofits in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana...

3 Sep 2015

Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry
Bookmarks Awards reflect a maturing industry

Winning a Bookmarks Awards is important. It is meaningful for a number of reasons, of which the winning is the least important...

By Danette Breitenbach 23 Feb 2015

Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season
Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season

Philips has launched its 'Gift of Light' campaign during the festive season, enabling the public to make a donation from as little as R300 to provide a healthier and safer home environment for impoverished communities...

19 Dec 2014

Manda Wilderness Choir Festival set for mid-August
Manda Wilderness Choir Festival set for mid-August

Mozambique choirs are ready to showcase their talent at the 5th Annual Manda Wilderness Choir Festival on 16 August 2014.

23 May 2014

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

African philanthropists push for prosperity
African philanthropists push for prosperity

Last July, US President Barack Obama set the spark for his Power Africa programme that will help sub-Saharan African countries build power production and transmission projects and double their electricity access. President Obama announced in Cape Town, South Africa, his plan to mobilise US$16-billion for investments that will generate 10,000 megawatts of electricity.

By Kingsley Ighobor 19 Dec 2013

Engen sponsors arts and culture festival in Lesotho
Engen sponsors arts and culture festival in Lesotho

Engen Lesotho have contributed R100,000 sponsorship to the annual Morija Arts & Cultural Festival which runs until 6 October.

1 Oct 2013

DISCOP launches DISCOPRO for TV producers

LOS ANGELES, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: The Los Angeles and Johannesburg-based DISCOP Organisation announced the launch of DISCOPRO.

9 Sep 2013

Alliance Media empowers girls in Ghana
Alliance Media empowers girls in Ghana

This month of August marks women's month in South Africa. Alliance Media has taken this theme to Ghana where they are empowering young girls to overcome their challenges and live their dreams.

Issued by Alliance Media 16 Aug 2013

Orange African Social Venture Prize returns in 2013
Orange African Social Venture Prize returns in 2013

Following on from the success of the first two programmes run in 2011 and 2012, Orange, the telecommunications corporation, has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize. The project promotes social innovations in support of developments that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

14 May 2013

Alliance Media gives back to the community
Alliance Media gives back to the community

Alliance Media Botswana has partnered up with Stepping Stones International (SSI), a registered non-profit organisation in Botswana on the "It's All in the Bag" project. SSI implements an innovative, educational and psychosocial after school support and community outreach programme for orphaned and vulnerable adolescents aged 12 to 18+ and their caregivers.

Issued by Alliance Media 2 May 2013

SchoolMedia expands into Botswana
SchoolMedia expands into Botswana

SchoolMedia, which serves as a platform for organisations such as Rotary International to get its branding and messaging into schools in Southern Africa, has expanded provincially and into Botswana.

29 Mar 2013

Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growth
Microsoft engages youth to drive sustainable African economic growth

Microsoft Corp have announced its ongoing commitment to driving opportunities for African youth through its YouthSpark initiative.

15 Feb 2013

The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table
The ONE Campaign aims to bring African voices to the table

As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, The ONE Campaign, an international grassroots advocacy backed by more than 3 million members worldwide, is launching an initiative to make sure the world's poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.

31 Jan 2013

ABN Education Trust calls for jounalism students
ABN Education Trust calls for jounalism students

The ABN Education Trust sponsors students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds into financial journalism programs at WITS and the University of Johannesburg. The Trust was founded in 2011, by the co-founder and vice chairman of CNBC Africa, Rakesh Wahi.

8 Oct 2012

President unveils Benguela Media Library

BENGUELA, ANGOLA: The Benguela Media Library with a capacity to attend 250 people simultaneously, was inaugurated Monday, by the Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos.

28 Aug 2012

Airtel Africa and DStv to launch African football show
Airtel Africa and DStv to launch African football show

Airtel Africa has signed a partnership agreement with DStv that will see the two organisations working together to air a weekly TV show, called Airtel Football. The television show is set to focus on different aspects of the sport across the continent.

12 Jun 2012

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