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Reminder to enter 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival

The 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival is set to take place from 26-29 May 2014. Pieces that were created and can be proved to have been displayed between 1-30 April 2013 will be accepted. Works may be submitted to the competition, through payment of the respective fee, between 1-15 May...

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

AMEP is coming soon...

The 3rd Maputo International Advertising Festival will take place from 26 - 29 May 2008. Pieces that were created and can be proved to have been displayed between 1 April 2007 and 30 April 2008 shall be accepted. Works may be submitted to the competition, on payment of the respective fee, between 1...

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

R1 million giveaway marks end of Africa tour

Metro FM celebrated its twentieth birthday last week by giving R1 million to lucky listener Neelen Jeffries from Eesterus in the east of Pretoria at Maropeng, The Cradle of Humankind. The party brought to a close the station's "I Am An African" tour, in which it broadcast from 11 countries in 20...

Pepping up the board

click to enlargeFollowing the two recent appointments of Marcus Banga as marketing director and Louis Brand as commercial director, PEP Limited's new board of directors is now complete. PEP currently operates 1345 clothing stores in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia,...

McDowell to judge at Maputo International Advertising Festival

Johanna McDowell, chief executive of Mazole Holdings, has been invited to judge at the upcoming International Advertising Festival in the VIP Hotel, Maputo, 28 - 31 May 2006. Says McDowell, "This is the first festival of its kind to take place in Maputo. I am honoured to be selected as one of the...

Vodacom passes 21 million mark

The Vodacom Group recorded 21.5 million customers across its networks operating in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho, as at 31 December 2005, reflecting a 12.4% increase in the previous three months. Vodacom SA increased its customer base by 11.6%...

Framing the city

Buildings in Maputo, Mozambique, have been given a much needed facelift from a surprising source: one of Clear Channel Independent Mozambique's fastest growing outdoor advertising products is 'wallframes' - large advertisements that clad once dilapidated buildings. CCI's development has brought with...

DDB sets sharp learning curve to ad making process

DDB recently held its first-ever SA Advertising Training Programme to educate clients about the creative process while providing a hands-on learning environment for new advertising graduates. Four new grads and a team from DDB Mozambique took up the five-day challenge, leaving with a deeper...

RCI launches cruise option

RCI members can now trade their timeshare ownership for holidays onboard luxury cruise liners with the launch of RCI's Cruise Exchange, says RCI SA's Travel and Procurement Manager, Des O'Loghlen. RCI members can choose from several exotic Indian Ocean cruise destinations including a three-night...

South African Cannes entries

There is a total of 531 South African entries to this year's Cannes Lions Festival: 133 – Film; 316 – Print & Outdoor; 29 – Cyber; 35 – Media; Direct Marketing – 18. This year's entries are 5% below that of 2002. Other African entries include 14 from Kenya and 4 from Mozambique.

Radio Mozambique sabotaged

Radio Mozambique, the country's national radio station, has been forced off the air on medium wave for the second time in two months after thieves broke into the broadcasting centre in Matola on Sunday and not only stole copper wire but also deliberately smashed broadcasting equipment.

Yfm extends range

Yfm has extended its field of broadcast and is now available on DStv's Channel 60 of the audio transmissions. Yfm can now be received in most of Southern Africa, including the whole of the RSA, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Southern Angola, Mozambique and parts of Zimbabwe.

Zim exports its propaganda

In an effort to counteract the negative reports about Zimbabwe, the state media is selling its newspapers in neighbouring countries and Europe. The Sunday Mail and The Herald are on sale in Britain, while three other state-run papers are on sale in Botswana, and The Manica Post is being sold in...

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