Africa is on the rise - UN chief
Africa is on the rise - UN chief

Africa is "on the move and on the rise", with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations secretary-general António Guterres said.

1 day ago

The rise of the digital-preneur
The rise of the digital-preneur

Humanity is living in the fourth industrial revolution, the age where we create more value using less effort within a wider scope with more reliance on technology. Evidently, all we do - basic living, communication and even trade - is being digitally disrupted.

By Anita Amorighoye 2 days ago

AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languages

For the first time, the African Development Bank has released summaries of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), its main flagship report, in the three African languages of Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili. These three languages are among the most widely spoken by over 300 million Africans.

2 days ago

Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF
Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF

This week saw the unveiling of the Africa Halal Week Film and Media programme during Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. The programme, tailored toward attracting more Muslim producers and filmmakers and fostering relationships between local producers and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions, is focused around joint discussions as to how Cape Town and the Western Cape can better position itself as a Muslim-friendly film and media destination.

3 days ago

What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business
What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business

Generation Z: The generational cohort born between 1997 and 2010. In South Africa, Generation Z is also known as the "Born Free" generation.

By Bronwyn Williams 3 days ago

African brands are among fastest-growing globally
African brands are among fastest-growing globally

African nation brands advance in brand value, with six out of the world's 10 fastest-growing coming from the continent, according to the African Lions Roar Brand Finance Nation Brands report released last week.

16 Oct 2018

Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP
Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP

In response to the needs of both buyers and sellers of content from Africa and the Middle East, DISCOP Markets has launched a digital catalogue so trade in content can take place online.

16 Oct 2018

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco
New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

With smartphone penetration in Africa, the digital services explosion, as well as the Data Sovereignty law - the data centre industry is poised to become one of the pillars of African economic development.

16 Oct 2018

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA
iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices.

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 15 Oct 2018

Spotify launches Afro Hub
Spotify launches Afro Hub

As part of Spotify's newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of Afro Hub. Spotify's vision for Global Cultures is to connect audiences, bringing cultures from around the world into your playlist, opening a lens into fresh parts of the world.

5 Oct 2018

Zanzibar International Film Festival announces new heads
Zanzibar International Film Festival announces new heads

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has announced influential South African film duo Faith Isiakpere and Firdoze Bulbulia as its new CEO and festival director respectively.

5 Oct 2018

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Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment. In a survey of more than 55,000 people, 40% of 16- to 24-year-olds reported feeling lonely often or very often. This trend for high youth loneliness has also been captured in other national surveys by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 and the Eden Project in 2015.

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018
Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018

The 2018 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held across Johannesburg from 24-29 September 2018. The annual Beats Programme will take place at the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein over the six days.

26 Sep 2018