A trio of heavyweight speakers made a powerful call for unity across the continent and closer collaboration between African business and the arts at the third BASA Africa Business Breakfast...
Mozambique choirs are ready to showcase their talent at the 5th Annual Manda Wilderness Choir Festival on 16 August 2014.
BizTech Africa reports that, as part of Telecom Namibia's social investment in creating a strong and productive skills base to enable the economy to grow, the company has awarded 10 students with ICT bursaries.
Engen Lesotho have contributed R100,000 sponsorship to the annual Morija Arts & Cultural Festival which runs until 6 October.
Telecel Zimbabwe has donated funds to the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ) to hold workshops on new media and ICT reporting, reports Humanipo.
MAIDENHEAD, UK: Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is actively engaging with the academic community across South Africa to support secondary and university-level ICT education in the country.
Business and Arts South Africa's model of engagement between business and arts was positively received at the recent African Creative Economy Conference.
The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000.
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.
Business and Arts South Africa recently upped its African focus through a seminar convened by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ). Held at the Oliver Mtukudzi-created Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton, the focus of the seminar was trends around sponsorship in arts and culture.
MINI has announced that it will be the official vehicle sponsor of the 2012 Put Foot Rally crew, Shake & Bake, for their 17 day adventure through Africa.
The finalists in the 17th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist competition were announced on 18 May 2012, by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.
Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.
Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.
Umuntu Media, the company that runs the resource portals iNamibia and iZambia, have been granted $1 million series A funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) as a step to take the information portals to an additional nine countries on the continent.
While maintaining its decade-long relationship with the Highway Africa Conference, which starts in Cape Town, South Africa today, Friday, 16 September 2011, MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to the advancement of journalism and the media in Africa.
CLEVELAND, US: The 2011 Tabbie Awards featured nearly 400 entries, with nominations coming from the US, Canada, the UK, India, New Zealand and South Africa. Judges were once again impressed by the quality of the submissions. One of the two 2011 Scholarship winners hails from SA, too.
In line with its new brand proposition of "sharing happiness" Maltina, leading non-alcoholic malt brand from the stable of Nigerian Breweries Plc has promised all visitors more happiness in this year's edition of the Argungu International Fishing and Cultural Festival billed to take place in Argungu, Kebbi State on 19 March 2011.
LONDON, UK: Idea Bounty, the South-African-based online crowd sourcing community, has loaded a cracker of a brief with a sizeable reward in the form of a brief for international telecommunications giant Vodafone Global - and the winning idea will be worth US$10 000 - that's about R70 000.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The Rolex watch company of Geneva has announced the opening of applications to the 2012 Rolex Awards for Enterprise. For more than three decades, this international philanthropic programme has honoured and supported pioneering individuals whose projects benefit their communities and the wider world.
NEW YORK, US: The One Club hosted its Creative Boot Camp at Macaulay Honors College in Manhattan for the second year in a row. The four-day workshop from 24-27 January was led by creative directors and designers from around the United States.
The Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition will open at CityVarsity in Cape Town on 14 February 2011. The exhibition, sponsored by Adobe, showcases winning work from The 32nd Annual Loerie Awards (2010) in a gallery format. It will stop at educational institutions, expos, museums and public spaces in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
HONG KONG, CHINA: HSBC and Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) has announced the continuation of their partnership in support of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations (HSBC A5N), reputedly Asia's premier fifteen-aside rugby competition.
The recent global recession has changed our world forever. In a new digital age, characterised by oversupply and too many product types in almost every market, the challenge for companies will be to locate and capture pools of high-profit demand and be able to move with speed and flexibility to take advantage of them. Here are 11 trends for 2011.
HAMBURG, GERMANY: The organisers of Eurobest 2010, one of Europe's largest creative advertising and communications festivals and premier awards honouring and celebrating European creative excellence, has announced the launch of The Eurobest Academy, in partnership with Draftfcb.
GAYDON, UK: Land Rover announced yesterday, 24 November 2010, its sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand and Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. As part of the deal for both tournaments the company will supply vehicles to support the organisers, teams and officials. It is the first time that the leading car manufacturer has been involved with rugby's showcase tournament.
LONDON, UK: HSBC has renewed their sponsorship to be Principal Partner to the British & Irish Lions. The team will also play first-ever game in Hong Kong, facing the Barbarians in tour opener. Andy Irvine is the tour manager to Australia in 2013, with Gerald Davies becoming chairman of British Lions Limited.
While there can be many ways of analysing any competition, this year the Loeries has introduced official winners rankings which aim to be a transparent mechanism for reporting the outcome of the awards. With the release of the printed Loeries annual, additional rankings will be published, including top 10 tables for all the individual credits, eg ECD, illustrator, writer and director, as well as post production/VFX, etc.
Four Grands Prix were handed out this past weekend at the 32nd annual The Loerie Awards, held for the second time at Good Hope Centre in Cape Town: King James once again in TV & Cinema Commercials for Allan Gray's 'Legend'; the VWV Group in Experiential: Live Events for the 2010 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony; Boogerman+ Partners Architects in Architecture & Interior Design for Soccer City aka FNB Stadium aka National Stadium; and Grid Worldwide Branding and Tonic Design in Design Mixed-Media Campaign for the Comair/British Airways SLOW Lounge.