The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.
By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
In partnership with distributor CFAO, French retailer Carrefour is making its entrance into the African market and will open shops in eight African countries by 2015.
23 Aug 2013 13:46
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
Leading African online retailer, JUMIA is now available in Ivory Coast. The company starts its services in the country providing their customers with a wide range of products online - including fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile devices. JUMIA is from now on operating in five African countries.
28 Jun 2013 14:57
Aggreko, the global company in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced the launch of its inaugural 'Aggreko University' technical training programme at an event in Abidjan.
25 Jun 2013 09:52
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: More than half of the Ivory Coast's press industry have been suspended, the regulatory authority announced on Monday as it promised to "clean up" the sector.
12 Jun 2013 09:16
Côte D'Ivoire may be one of the few places where birther conspiracies run hotter than in America. For decades, opponents of the president, Alassane Ouattara, have accused him of hailing from neighboring Burkina Faso. They successfully exploited the controversy to keep him off the ballot in the 1995 and 2000 presidential elections. When he triumphed in the 2010 election, supporters of the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, blamed their man's defeat on hordes of "non-Ivorian" Ouattara voters.
24 May 2013 12:03
With the creation of a new Orange Campus site in Senegal, the France Telecom-Orange Group, which is present across 20 African countries, reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its worldwide managerial community and to supporting managers in their daily responsibilities.
20 May 2013 11:46
As part of their work to support African nations along a low-emission path to development, partner UN agencies, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the World Bank group are hosting the fifth Africa Carbon Forum in Cote d'Ivoire, on 3-5 July 2013.
16 Apr 2013 11:01
MTN is going live with its bouquet of distinct cloud services this April, following a trial period in six of its major markets across Africa.
9 Apr 2013 10:23
Pierre Odendaal, chief creative officer at McCann Johannesburg, South Africa, has been selected to adjudicate the African Cristal Festival. The event takes place from 11-14 April 2013 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and is the first ever Pan-African summit for communication and media.
4 Apr 2013 12:45
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria's foremost financial institution, has partnered with the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and Steven Markovitz to support African Metropolis, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with further support of the Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
11 Mar 2013 10:34
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013 11:40
20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).
29 Nov 2012 10:12
MTN reportedly delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182,7 million. The company's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets in which the group operates.
30 Oct 2012 13:59
MTN Group Limited and IHS Holding Limited have announced that they have entered into definitive agreements pursuant to which IHS will acquire up to 931 mobile network towers from MTN Cote d'Ivoire for US$141 million and up to 827 towers from MTN Cameroon for US$143 million.
15 Oct 2012 13:30
The National Press Council (CNP), the statutory print regulatory body, earlier this month, imposed a ban on six publications of privately-owned Notre Voie, a pro-Gbagbo daily over a publication.
13 Sep 2012 14:17
The African Cristal Festival, reportedly the first 'Summit for Media and Communication' dedicated to the African continent, will take place from 25-27 October 2012 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This event aims to bring together the media and communication industry to promote regional culture through competitions that will showcase and reward creativity with a local approach that will celebrate the different languages, dialects and formats of advertising specific to the region.
31 Aug 2012 10:44
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: Opposition newspapers in Ivory Coast that once supported ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, on Friday [24 August 2012] suspended publication for two days following an arson attack on a press group.
27 Aug 2012 12:32
Bôl' Kotch, a privately-owned satirical newspaper that published a cartoon story about president Alassane Outarra, was on 8 August 2012 banned from publishing for eight editions by the National Press Council (CNP), the statutory regulatory body.
16 Aug 2012 10:05
The National Press Council (CNP), the statutory regulatory body, on 3 August 2012 suspended Simplice Allard, editor-in-chief of privately-owned pro-Gbagbo newspaper Le Temps from writing for a one month period.
8 Aug 2012 11:37
Deutsche Messe, a global active trade fair company, is expanding its international sales network and now has representation throughout the region of sub-Saharan Africa.
10 Jul 2012 14:08
The National Press Commission (CNP), the print media regulatory body has suspended Notre Voie, a privately-owned pro-opposition daily newspaper for four publications. The suspension took effect from 19 May 2012.
23 May 2012 10:57
West Africa Cable System (WACS), the fibre optic cable set to meet demand for fast, efficient broadband in Africa, which links Southern and Western Africa to Europe, commercially launched today in Cape Town, South Africa.
11 May 2012 11:48
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