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
Zimbabwe has been given the all clear in a survey of countries which censor the internet.
21 May 2007
International Day of Biological Diversity on 22 May will usher in the launch of South Africa's primary environmental awareness initiative. Biological diversity and an unharmed environment are the cornerstones to sustainable development in support of poverty reduction.
17 May 2007
New Bill encroaches even further on the rights of Zimbabweans to communicate freely.
16 May 2007
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
Herakles Telecom has awarded the Sea Cable System (SEACOM) marine survey to Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics. The 13,000km marine survey commences the development of the undersea fibre-optic network which will provide high capacity bandwidth connectivity between South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Europe.
20 Apr 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 Loerie Awards season is now officially underway and the Travelling Exhibition, sponsored by the SABC, is currently showcasing the 2006 award-winning work to marketers, agencies, consumers, up-and-coming creatives and students at DV8 Saatchi & Saatchi in Windhoek, Namibia, 13 April - 20 April 2007.
12 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
The Namibian Football Association (NFA) has signed a sponsorship deal with global 'sportslifestyle' brand Puma.
4 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
African Banker, IC Publications’ new quarterly magazine dedicated to banking and finance in Africa, is to be launched in May 2007.
27 Mar 2007