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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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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...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Journalist Francisco Mendes awarded 2014 Maboque Prize
Journalist Francisco Mendes awarded 2014 Maboque Prize

LUANDA: The Angolan journalist Francisco Mendes was awarded the 2014 Maboque Journalism Award on Saturday in Luanda...

18 Mar 2015 08:54

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Luanda govt hails media work during festive season
Luanda govt hails media work during festive season

The provincial government of Luanda (GPL) praised the efforts of the National Police and the media organs in raising the citizens' awareness on good behaviour during the festive season...

9 Jan 2015 10:01

Angola's Picarra... pricking politicians' pomposity
Angola's Picarra... pricking politicians' pomposity

NEWSWATCH: He's been likened to Angola's Zapiro... satirist Sérgio Piçarra continues to expose the faults in this African state, reports Mail & Guardian...

18 Dec 2014 09:15

E-Kwanza mobile payment service launched in Angola
E-Kwanza mobile payment service launched in Angola

Angolan Investment Bank (BAI) has launched e-Kwanza a mobile money service that allows users to make transfers and payments for goods and services across the country...

12 Dec 2014 08:10

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Mass Media Minister unveils 10KV emitter of Radio Malanje
Mass Media Minister unveils 10KV emitter of Radio Malanje

The Minister of Mass Media, José Luís de Matos, has inaugurated a 10KV emitter of provincial broadcast Radio of Malanje, in modulated frequency, as part of celebrations of 5 October - the day of the National Radio of Angola.

6 Oct 2014 10:33

Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend
Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend

A new PwC report, released yesterday, 18 September 2014, predicts that increased internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five...

19 Sep 2014 06:16

Western Union Company, Angola Post Office partner for money transfer services
Western Union Company, Angola Post Office partner for money transfer services

The Western Union Company and the Angola Post Office has announced their collaboration to enable consumers to send and receive local and international payments in minutes from Angola Post Office...

18 Sep 2014 14:28

Project 'Angola Online' officially launched
Project 'Angola Online' officially launched

BizTech Africa reports that a digital project, named Angola Online, has officially been launched by the country's Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National...

13 Sep 2014 09:30

'Future Leaders of Angola' scholarship program launched
'Future Leaders of Angola' scholarship program launched

The Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA) has launched its Future Leaders of Angola scholarship program aimed at building up the economic empowerment and capacity of a new workforce in...

20 Aug 2014 07:40

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Angolan journalist sentenced for airing police station screams
Angolan journalist sentenced for airing police station screams

An Angolan court handed an opposition journalist a fine and suspended six-month prison sentence Friday after he broadcast screams coming from a police station live over the radio station for which he works.

12 Feb 2014 10:03

[2014 trends] Fashionably late
[2014 trends] Fashionably late

The most recent International Monetary Fund regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa projects an accelerated GDP growth of 6% in 2014 from around 5% in 2013.

By Nick Schilperoort 7 Feb 2014 08:28

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa
Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

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 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

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

Angolan journo wins top award for anti-corruption fight
Angolan journo wins top award for anti-corruption fight

NEWSWATCH: There's good and bad news out of Angola: Mail & Guardian reports that an Angolan journalist has won a top award recognising his fight against graft and human rights abuses, and speaking of the latter... a 17-year-old has been imprisoned for allegedly insulting the country's president.

By Rod Baker 8 Nov 2013 06:53

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa
Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

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

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