[Evan-Lee Courie, @evan1985] When you have something like 3 million website page views and over 350,000 people reading your website monthly, it not an easy feat getting to know who your readers are. So in order for us to get to know you, what you read, and how you interact with our site, we're asking you to do us a little favour. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie, @evan1985] Many articles have been written about doing business in Africa. Some articles have told us 'How to do business in Africa', while others have given us tips on how to do certain things. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie, @evan1985] Now in its eighth year, eLearning Africa will one again bring together a wide range of perspectives on ICT for development, education and training and takes place in Windhoek, Namibia, starting on Wednesday, 29 May and running until Friday, 31 May 2013 - under the theme 'Policy and Innovation in Education in Africa'.
Tradition, Change and Innovation are the overall themes for eLearning Africa 2013, but the main focus of the conversations that will take place is on local innovation in education, on tablets, mobiles and MOOCs; on healthcare delivery and on livelihoods and agriculture, especially for rural communities.
This year our focus will be on innovation and we are all really proud that some of the most exciting and innovative new solutions in education have been pioneered and developed in Africa - Rebecca Stromeyer, founder of eLearning Africa and executive director of organisers, ICWE.
A team from the South African College of Business will be attending and we're expecting to publish the latest updates with all the happenings from the conference - so if this is your interest, you know where to come.
In news this week:
[Evan-Lee Courie, @evan1985] In this fast-paced bustling industry that we find ourselves, we often overlook industry events that we know would have been beneficial to us. At some of these events, it's very often that you can take something that you've learned at the event/conference and share it with your colleagues back at the office - which in turn can grow your company.
So today, I will list just a few upcoming events just incase you have not yet diarised them...
[Evan-Lee Courie, @evan1985] It's been reported that newspapers in Liberia have printed black front pages after a government official was accused of threatening journalists, this is merely a week after World Press Freedom Day [3 May 2013]. A director of the presidential security service is said to have told a journalist to "Be careful, because you have your pens and we have our guns."
Following a mass meeting on Thursday, 9 May, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has taken certain measures in response to the Executive Protection Services threats. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie, @evan1985] So after a short little break, I am back in the office this week. A BIG thank you to my colleagues for holding the fort while I was away!
Well since there was no ed's column last week, I'm going to round up the news that caught my attention:
Universal Networks International unveils refreshed brand
Innovation Prize for Africa announces 2013 finalists. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] Have you been harassed or abused via social media? How far did it go and how did you react? These are just some of the questions that came to mind after a recent incident I encountered.
I won't go into too much detail about the incident but what I will say is that I was bombarded with a large amount of messages, obviously attempting to get my attention. read more (1 Comment)
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] The CNN African Journalist of the Year Competition was established in August 1995 to encourage, promote and recognise excellence in African journalism. In the early nineties Edward Boateng, the then regional director of Turner Broadcasting, was travelling around the African continent on business. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] So after numerous public holidays here in South Africa, business seems to be back on track.
If you missed out on what's been happening, here are some news items that caught my eye:
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] So the other day I was logged on to my Facebook account, looking for some old pictures that I was tagged in at a certain event. I knew exactly when the event was, so I used the timeline tool to go directly to that point in time. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] Content is currently the word on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. So if you've if you've been wondering what, when and how to send your content (contributor pieces, general news and press releases) to Bizcommunity, especially now that we're ahead of the curve with more content channels and corresponding newsletters, wonder no further. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] All eyes were on Kenya this past week as many Kenyans took to polling stations last Monday to elect a new president. Many observers closely watched the elections in fear that the country would once again see the kind of violence that killed thousands in the 2007 elections. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] The Design Indaba has once again come and gone. The 2013 edition saw many of the world's brightest talents from across various creative industries descend on Cape Town, South Africa for the conference and expo. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] Designers, thinkers, entrepreneurs and academics from across the globe will descend upon Cape Town, South Africa, to share thoughts, ideas and attitudes towards design and creativity as the world-renowned Design Indaba conference kicks off this Wednesday, 27 February 2013.
As a media partner, Bizcommunity.com has a dedicated special section. read more
[Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985] It's almost that time again when thousands of the brightest talents from across various creative industries descend on Cape Town, South Africa, for the annual Design Indaba Conference and Expo. The conference takes place in two weeks time - from Wednesday 27 February until Friday 1 March 2013, while the expo takes place from 1-3 March - at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. read more