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
If you have ever considered purchasing a gazebo for your corporate event, now would be the best time to do so. With summer on its way and outdoor events becoming a regular occurrence, a sensible investment will go a long way toward promoting your corporate image. When it comes to branding, the more surface area and visibility, the greater the exposure!
Issued by Right Stuff 30 Oct 2012 10:38
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.
18 May 2012 11:49
It has been reported that more than one billion TV viewers from across 190 countries witnessed Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, being crowned Miss Universe 2011 on Tuesday 12 September 2011, in Brazil - a victory that got Facebook users brimming with joy and pride, as the continent rejoices amid the Kenya fuel tank fire and Zanzibar ferry disaster that killed over 100 and 200 people, respectively.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 13 Sep 2011 14:18
From a sleeping giant disabled by the ghosts of war, socio-political intolerance, neo-colonialism and human exploitation, Angola has risen to become one of Africa's emerging economic heavyweights and is now at a crossroads of history. Research shows that BRICS - Brazil, (the main culprit), China, India, and lately South Africa and to a minor extent Russia - feature strongly in the list of countries that are driving Angola's rise to the riches.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Aug 2011 11:32
The 13th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) meeting and All Africa Media Conference, to be held from 21-24 August 2011 in Dakar, Senegal at the Le Méridien President Hotel, has announced its top panel of speakers.
4 Aug 2011 11:05
Africa Business News (ABN) Events and CNBC Africa have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Business Leaders Awards (ABLA), to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 21 October 2011. CNBC Africa will be the official broadcast partner of ABLA, which aims to recognise the most prominent business leaders in Africa.
6 Jun 2011 10:57
South Africa, the continent's largest economy and ranked 32nd globally in business tourism, is aggressively marketing its African portfolio to boost tourism numbers and revenues amid a steady increase in spend and visitors coming from Africa, in particular Angola, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011 12:52
SADC countries, home to about 280 million people, contribute a modest 2% to the global tourism market despite boasting amazing tourist destinations and having 'solid' marketing strategies in place. RETOSA, a permanent SADC body tasked to develop tourism in the region through effective marketing, met in Durban, South Africa, during the 2011 Tourism Indaba to plot the way forward in removing barriers hampering tourism growth and development in the region.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 May 2011 11:29
Southern Africa's Travel and Tourism Film & Video Awards is in full preparation mode. The organisers are calling for entries from southern African film and video makers as well as from travel and tourism product owners.
12 Apr 2011 11:49
The second annual Gender Justice and Local Government summit will take place in Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni from 28-30 March 2011. More than 265 participants from ten Southern African countries are expected to attend the event, which showcases examples of local efforts to end gender violence and empower women across Southern Africa.
29 Mar 2011 10:12
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 14 Mar 2011 13:15
U2's Cape Town concert scheduled for today, Friday 18 February 2011, will be broadcast live on Highveld and KFM in South Africa, alongside a live stream on DStv.com, throughout Africa.
18 Feb 2011 08:18
Fashion Business Angola, a fashion and beauty expo will take place over four days in Luanda, Angola from 9-12 December 2010. The event will be held during the International Fair of Luanda (FIL) exhibiting designers from around the African continent as well abroad.
29 Oct 2010 11:46
Gearhouse South Africa supplied full technical production - sound, lighting, AV and video, staging, sets, rigging and power - and one of their massive new In2Structures SupaDome venues for Swedish cosmetics multinational Oriflame's 2010 Diamond Conference.
Issued by Gearhouse SA 10 Feb 2010 10:38
The deadly attack late last week on the bus carrying Togo national team in Cabinda, Angola, has fuelled Afro-pessimism in the West and raised concerns about South Africa's ability to host a secure 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the country's authorities remain confident that all will be well and end well.
By Issa Sikiti da Silva 11 Jan 2010 10:16
Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) will take place from 4 - 6 November 2009 at the Sandton Sun and, among other topics, is supposed to offer new and unique insights into some key African destinations: Mozambique, Nigeria and Angola.
14 Oct 2009 10:34
Many in the African diaspora trace their rhythmic roots to Angola's drumming. On Friday 31 July to Sunday 02 August, musicians from Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa and the USA will descend on Cine Atlântico in Angola's capital city, Luanda, for the launch of the Luanda International Jazz Festival.
Issued by espAfrika 6 Jul 2009 17:04
The first Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Angola conference will be held in Luanda, Angola from 24 - 26 March 2009. The Angolan government will be using this platform to facilitate foreign investment in the country. According to Aguinaldo Jaime, head of the national investment agency ANIP, despite the worldwide economic downturn, the nation's war-ravaged economy is expected to remain robust.
3 Mar 2009 10:34
The second International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training has come to a successful conclusion in Nairobi, with participating companies showcasing their latest acquisitions in e-learning.
By Zachary Ochieng 4 Jun 2007 11:49
eLearning Africa, the Pan-African conference on ICT for development, education and training, expects more than 1200 participants to attend the second annual event which takes place from 28-30 May 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.
18 May 2007 14:09
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