When I started out my career in the media industry 20 years ago, pan-regional data was scarce and based on many assumptions, but we used it the best we could to gain insight into our audience, their behaviour and response to programming and advertising campaigns. Fast forward to 2018 and we are in another world where an ever-growing range of data points help us to understand audience habits, what content they consume, how and where they do so, and how this fits into their lives.
Cathy Ibal 8 Jun 2018
Africa's growing digital economy is fast changing how business is done on the continent. Trading of goods and services online, for example, is estimated to be worth $24 billion. It's growing at around 25% a year.
Mercy Mpinganjira 4 Jun 2018
Afriville.com, an online community of Africans at home and in diaspora, has recently been rebuilt to further bridge the gap between individual African nations and Africans abroad, whether African American, black British or African Latino. The new tools, content and forums are designed to bring the community even closer together.
2 May 2007
Making an international phone call or connecting to high-speed internet is beyond the reach of the average citizen of East and Southern African countries* in part because the region is not connected to the global optical fiber broadband infrastructure. The ‘missing link’ explains why the region accounts for less than one percent of the world’s international bandwidth capacity.
18 Apr 2007
The World Bank has approved credit funding to Benin for a second Multisectoral HIV and AIDS Project (PMLS-2), valued at $35 million (approx R250 million).
10 Apr 2007
Kenya, Burundi and Madagascar have secured a $164.5 million (approx R1.17 billion) loan from the World Bank to help roll-out high-speed internet networks.
Muthoni Kariuki 5 Apr 2007
NEWAFRICA, a travelling design exhibition showcasing the latest and most contemporary products from Africa, is said to be the first of its kind in the world, and aims to challenge the prejudices associated with design on this continent.
29 Mar 2007
Over 200 Liberian students will benefit from a school recently refurbished by United Nations blue helmets, officials from the world body's peacekeeping mission said this week.
22 Mar 2007
Having grown up among awful architecture in South London, Cameron Sinclair started the non-profit ‘Architects for Humanity’ when he was 24 years old. Transitional housing for Kosovo's Returning Refugees, HIV clinics in Lagos Nigeria, which incorporate movie theatres, organic farms and encourage input from communities to ensure the most effective solutions.
Terry Levin 26 Feb 2007
The contingent of design devotees at the milestone 10th Design Indaba which opened at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town yesterday, Wednesday 21 February, is this year encouragingly made up of 56% business decision-makers, with approximately 20% of delegates from destinations as far afield as the Netherlands and Nigeria.
Terry Levin 22 Feb 2007
Since July 2006, Saatchi & Saatchi has rapidly grown its reach across the African continent, with the addition of offices in Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and now, this month, Botswana to its Africa Network. The network includes 13 agencies situated in sub-Saharan Africa with key hubs in Nigeria, Kenya and SA.
31 Jan 2007
Topping the nominations for the 2006 Channel O African Music Video Awards with four nods each are Didge and Lizha James from Kenya and Mozambique respectively. Hot on their heels are Nigeria's Dare and 2Face, alongside South Africans Freshlyground and Simphiwe Dana, with three nominations each.
7 Aug 2006