New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa
New SES VP of Sales to expand video business in Africa

SES Video has announced the appointment of Clint Brown as the new vice president, sales and market development, for Africa. The appointment forms part of SES's strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue to support video and media customers in the region.

12 hours ago

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received.

By Louise Marsland 13 hours ago

Boniswa Pezisa, BBDO South Africa group CEO and Gau Narayanan, Net#work BBDO MD.
SA as a launchpad for talking to Africans in Africa

Boniswa Pezisa, BBDO South Africa group CEO, and I, recently chatted to an executive MBA class from Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania, USA) about using South Africa as a hub for growing into the rest of Africa. The class hoped to gain insights into doing business in South Africa, as well as the opportunities and challenges that local and multinational companies see across the continent.

By Gau Narayanan 19 hours ago

Tomi Davies, president of the African Business Angels Network.
'Now is the time to invest in Africa'

Africa has developed from a continent once viewed as a lost cause to a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments.

By Tomi Davies 1 day ago

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas
Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025. Sub-Saharan Africa's population stood at 1.03 billion last year. What's especially significant is that well over 637 million - 61.6% - of these men, women and children live in rural areas.

By Ben Leo 1 day ago

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more.

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa
Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis.

1 day ago

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

As noted futurologist Roy Amera observed in 2006: "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run, and underestimate the effect in the long run."

By Adam Howatson 2 days ago

Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa
Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - An African Union high level panel on emerging technologies is to meet at The African Innovation Summit in Kigali, June 6-8, 2018. The High Level-APET has been constituted in recognition of the need to harness both existing and emerging technologies for the economic development of Africa.

2 days ago

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 2 days ago

Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker
Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker

Discovery Channels is renewing its partnership with the Jozi Film Festival once again to find its next great African filmmaker. Following the success of 2017, the Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award is back for a second consecutive year, after receiving over 200 entries from all over the continent in 2017.

2 days ago

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

GroupM, the world's leading media investment group, has appointed Federico de Nardis as CEO of GroupM, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), demonstrating the group's commitment to investing in the African continent to support growth plans of both global and regional clients.

16 Feb 2018

Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA
Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA

iflix has signed a multi-year deal with Lego, launching a dedicated channel in Africa and the Middle East. The agreement between iflix and Lego will see 122 episodes across 10 titles added to the streaming service for fans to enjoy.

16 Feb 2018