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Africans back media freedom, says survey
Africans back media freedom, says survey

Most Africans want the media to play a watchdog role, and support its right to publish what it wants without government interference, says a new analysis of African public opinion.

4 May 2015 15:19

Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards
Finalists announced for African Utility Week Industry Awards

Africa's leading utility, energy and water professionals and projects will be honoured at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa, taking place in Cape Town from 12-14 May.

4 May 2015 11:24

Nyamuka Zambia Business Plan competition receives flood of entries
Nyamuka Zambia Business Plan competition receives flood of entries

Over 700 entrepreneurs have entered the Nyamuka Zambia Business Plan Competition, to stand a chance to win a share of the K2,000,000 prize. Entries close 5 May 2015 at 5pm.

4 May 2015 11:15

Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa
Mobile motivation is sweeping Africa

As the world celebrates Worker's Day to commemorate trade unions and labour movements, the mobile industry in Africa is expanding to fulfil the continent's growing needs for mobile solutions and create more opportunities for its workforce. This mobile revolution continues to spur innovations and fuel economies, uplifting employment and exposing developing countries to a new realm of economic opportunities.

By Amr Shady 4 May 2015 11:02

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 129: A jam-packed show with Skype, Coca-Cola and more

On Thursday, 30 April 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) was joined on air by four companies and five guests for an episode jam-packed with info, fun and agency news.

4 May 2015 10:26

Samsung launches Digital Village in Volta Region, Ghana
Samsung launches Digital Village in Volta Region, Ghana

Samsung Electronics Africa has launched a Digital Village at the Volo community in the Volta Region Ghana.

By Lilian Mutegi 4 May 2015 07:42

[TrendTalk] Great ads in play
[TrendTalk] Great ads in play

This has been such an interesting year for advertising already as branded content, social advertising and storytelling take the lead in branding, resulting in new advertising concepts and ideas. This is my round up of some of the most interesting ads featured this past month, globally.

By Louise Marsland 4 May 2015 06:54

[Creative Business Exchange] How to build a strong brand
[Creative Business Exchange] How to build a strong brand

Trevor King, marketing director of Caesarstone, shared his ideas and branding lessons at the Creative Business Exchange, which took place as part of Decorex on Friday, 24 April 2015...

By Leigh Andrews 4 May 2015 06:00

Media guide on HIV/Aids reporting launched
Media guide on HIV/Aids reporting launched

Anti-AIDS Media Network or AAMIN, in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia or PUL, National AIDS Commission (NAC), National AIDS/STIs Control Program or NACP and the Liberia Coordinating Mechanism (LCM), has launched Liberia's first HIV Media Guide for Liberian Journalists and media practitioners with support from the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS or UNAIDS.

30 Apr 2015 13:47

Vodacom Business Nigeria wins awards at Beacon of ICT 2015
Vodacom Business Nigeria wins awards at Beacon of ICT 2015

Vodacom Business Nigeria has received yet more awards, adding ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre) to its list of accolades. This year Vodacom Business Nigeria won the Cloud Services Provider of the Year and ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year (Data Centre) at the BoICT Award 2015.

30 Apr 2015 13:40

Zimbabwe shuts down mobile phone firm over black empowerment
Zimbabwe shuts down mobile phone firm over black empowerment

HARARE - Zimbabwe on Wednesday shut down the country's second largest mobile phone service provider, Telecel Zimbabwe, partly for breaching black empowerment laws, officials said.

30 Apr 2015 11:00

We cannot accept ourselves if we accept xenophobia
We cannot accept ourselves if we accept xenophobia

Self-hate is one of the biggest reasons for the burning scourge of xenophobia that we are currently dealing with in South Africa. That said, we have done enough talking as a country and we need more decisive action in curbing the criminality of the attacks.

By Lulu White-Raheem 29 Apr 2015 10:05

Managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice
Managing brand and reputation risk when your customer has a louder voice

Over the past 10 years, organisations have seen the control they used to have in their interactions with their customers slip slowly away. Where you used to build your brand with big TV ads and manage your reputation through your media relations department, consumer perceptions and attitudes about your company are now increasingly formed by the word on the social media grapevine.

By Andre Steenekamp 28 Apr 2015 06:15