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Continental Outdoor Media, eighth best SME in Tanzania - survey

Continental Outdoor Media has been ranked eighth out of 100 SME's in Tanzania in a survey conducted by Synovate in East Africa. The survey, the brainchild of KPMG and The Citizen (in Tanzania), ranked Tanzania's businesses with a turnover of between Sh1 billion and Sh20 billion and was based on...

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...

Cellphone company launches BlackBerry in Tanzania

Research In Motion (RIM), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions, and Vodacom Tanzania, have announced that the BlackBerry solution is now available to Vodacom Tanzania subscribers throughout the country. The BlackBerry solution is designed to bring together innovative...

Connecting commuters in Tanzania
Connecting commuters in Tanzania

click to enlargeThe latest Vodacom campaign in Tanzania creates high impact using airport walkways at Dar es Salaam International Airport, Tanzania's premier airport. “Vodacom have increased their visibility to great effect, targeting high-end local and international commuters”, comments Russell...

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....

A truly mobile ad campaign for Z-Connect
A truly mobile ad campaign for Z-Connect

click to enlargeTanzania's fourth cellular communications provider, Z (pronounced 'zee') has recently launched a new ad campaign, produced by through-the-line advertising agency, Roots Marketing Communications. The first campaign for Z's new CDMA mobile offering, Z-connect, is a communications mix...

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...

SABC Africa backs Pan African Show at Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week

SABC Africa is the main broadcast sponsor for this year's Pan African show at the annual Nokia Cape Town Fashion show this week. "We are particularly excited that people in the African continent will get a chance to witness what is being showcased in one of the most prestigious fashion shows in...

Exclusive internet distribution partner selected

General entertainment channel Star TV, which broadcasts in English and Swahili from Tanzania, has selected JumpTV as its exclusive Internet broadcast partner for the online distribution of its content. For a monthly subscription of US$9.95, JumpTV subscribers all over the world can watch Star TV's...

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%...

"Celtel... this is your control tower"

Clear Channel Independent Africa have been awarded the rights to brand the control tower at Zanzibar International Airport. The site has been sold to Celtel, the biggest cellular phone company in East Africa. It dominates the area from all sides - the air, the car park, the runway and all roads...

RETOSA appoints public relations representative

New Cape Town communications consultancy Next Generation Communication has been ap­pointed the sole Public Relations Agency in Southern Africa for the Regional Tourism of Southern Africa (RETOSA). One of the essential duties of Next Generation will be to consistently update the travel trade and the...

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