Subscribe to industry newsletters

Biz Takeout's

Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
Get the Flash Player to play this.
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge
Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users
Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users

CAIRO: Metro commuters in Egypt will now be able to make complaints and suggestions about their metro experiences by directly messaging videos or pictures to the metro's management over WhatsApp...

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young
Research reveals Egypt's mobile app users are predominantly young

A new Arab Advisors Group survey of Egypt's mobile application users revealed that 75% of adult mobile apps users in Egypt are younger than 34 years of age...

Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo
Vodafone Egypt, Ericsson to enhance network quality in Cairo

Ericsson has recently partnered with Vodafone Egypt, signing a three year managed services agreement to deliver network field maintenance services to improve the quality of its network covering...

Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing
Twitter suspends account of Hamas armed wing

GAZA CITY - A Twitter account of Hamas's armed wing has been suspended by administrators, the Palestinian Islamist movement said Thursday, 23 January, accusing the social media site of censorship.

Egypt probes Vodafone puppet ad over 'terror' claims
Egypt probes Vodafone puppet ad over 'terror' claims

Egyptian prosecutors are probing telecoms giant, Vodafone, over claims a company advert featuring a popular muppet-like character contains coded messages calling for terrorist attacks, company executives said on Thursday.

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

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

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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

Vodafone Egypt selects Erricsson to deploy MBC
Vodafone Egypt selects Erricsson to deploy MBC

In an attempt to provide its users with more flexible on-demand subscriptions and bigger selection of data option, Vodafone Egypt has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to deploy Ericsson Mobile Broadband Charging (MBC).

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

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

Millward Brown - The mobile revolution - Millward Brown
Millward Brown - The mobile revolution

Millward Brown has entered the next phase of its mobile research strategy across Africa and the Middle East.

Issued by Millward Brown

Launching 'Flous', Egypt's mobile payment gateway
Launching 'Flous', Egypt's mobile payment gateway

MasterCard, the National Bank of Egypt and Etisalat, have announced the launch of 'Flous', the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt's subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones.

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai

Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative
Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative

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.

Craig Wilson
SA mobile prices among the highest in Africa

A new research study has found that SA has some of the least affordable prepaid mobile tariffs on the continent and is falling behind many of its neighbours because of high wholesale call rates between operators.

By Craig Wilson

Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards
Dubai Lynx: Over 2000 entries into 2012 awards

DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.

Islamists halt filming of Egyptian TV series

CAIRO, EGYPT: Islamist students halted the filming of an Egyptian television series at Cairo's Ain Shams University protesting against the "indecent" clothing of the actresses, the production company said on Thursday 9 Febraury 2012.

SA ready to embrace mobile government services

Mobilising public services in Africa, the white paper compiled by Informa Telecoms & Media and available at the AfricaCom event taking place from today, Wednesday, 9 November until Thursday 10 November 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, reveals that South Africa is more ready than Kenya and Egypt in terms of embracing mobile government services.

Africa is world's second most connected region by mobile subscriptions
Africa is world's second most connected region by mobile subscriptions

LONDON, UK: Africa has become the second most connected region in the world in terms of mobile subscription count, up from fourth place at the end of 2010, according to new research by Informa Telecoms & Media, and the number of mobile subscriptions in Africa is expected to reach one billion in 2016.

MMA launches Egypt and Middle East Local Council
MMA launches Egypt and Middle East Local Council

CAIRO, EGYPT / NEW YORK, US / LONDON, UK / SINGAPORE / SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) recently announced the launch of the Egypt and Middle East Local Council and the appointment of new co-chair, CEO & co-founder at Digital Republic, Karim Khalifa. The launch of MMA Egypt and Middle East is in response to the increased interest and investment in mobile marketing, and the need for industry support and guidance within the region.

Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile
Neo@Ogilvy global CEO talks up role of emerging markets, mobile

Neo@Ogilvy's global CEO, New-York based Nasreen Madhany, has been visiting South Africa for a corporate summit, where she talked up the role emerging markets will play in the future profitability of her company.

By Herman Manson: @marklives

African mobile advertising market continues growth - InMobi

JOHANNESBURG: InMobi, the independent mobile ad network, has released its April 2011 Mobile Insights Report for Africa providing insights on mobile advertising trends on the continent. Data from the report shows that InMobi now serves 4.2 billion impressions a month in Africa, up 21% from 3.5 billion in January 2011.

Herman Manson
[Netprophet 2011] African ecommerce market has a long way to go

A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.

By Herman Manson: @marklives

Significant shifts in South Africa, Africa's mobile patterns
Significant shifts in South Africa, Africa's mobile patterns

A global study conducted by TNS Research Surveys shows that South Africans' unconditional love for handsets - more than content as it is in developed markets - is beginning to change and will even shift faster as bandwidth improves, and as cheaper smartphones appear on the market - probably from China.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010
Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010

LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.

RIM launches BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in Europe, ME, Africa
RIM launches BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in Europe, ME, Africa

WATERLOO, US: As well as in Europe and the middle East, Research In Motion (RIM) has launched BlackBerry Protect in Open Beta in 30 African countries.

Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised
Loeries 2011 opens for entries, categories revised

The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.

Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend
Roundup of SxSWSA posts from the weekend

Here is a roundup of the posts published on sxswsa.co.za this weekend. We're over halfway through SxSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, but there's still plenty material in the works, so keep an eye on the blog for another few days. Also, follow @sxswsa, or the entire #sxswsa Twitter list. [view twitterfall]

By Ivo Vegter: @sxswsa

IFC Village Phone program wins CEO Gender Award

WASHINGTON: On Tuesday, 8 March 2011, International Women's Day, Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, participated as special guest speaker at a ceremony at the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) headquarters, where the Village Phone program received the annual IFC CEO Gender Award for outstanding achievement in promoting women in business.

Show more