Gregory Gondwe
Mutharika appoints head of merged TVM, MBC

President Bingu wa Mutharika has ended growing speculation by appointing former acting director general of the defunct Malawi Television (TVM), Bright Malopa, director general of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) which will now be running the state-controlled television services and two radio stations.

By Gregory Gondwe 16 Jul 2010

Zim manufacturers ramp up food production

A liquidity crunch in Zimbabwe since dollarisation has meant that cash has become the most sought after commodity in the country after food. But fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers are ensuring a massive ramp up of food production to get people's cash trickling into their coffers even when other businesses are haemorrhaging from dwindling demand.

By Dumisani Ndlela 14 Jul 2010

Leaders grapple with tone from the top - PwC
Leaders grapple with tone from the top - PwC

Setting the right tone from the top is viewed as an increasingly important leadership skill that can make or break relationships with shareholders, employees, customers and business partners.

12 Jul 2010

YouTube aims to capture 'Life in a Day'

SLOUGH, UK: LG Electronics is partnering with YouTube for the launch of the 'Life in a Day' global experiment.

By Martina Mackintosh, creamglobal.com 9 Jul 2010

SA's Willowton Oil rebrands Zim products

South Africa's Willowton Oil has launched an advertising campaign in Zimbabwe for its rebranded products, which remain popular in the country market because of their superior packaging and low prices.

By Dumisani Ndlela 9 Jul 2010

Engen appoints Galana as exclusive Madagascar lubricants distributor
Engen appoints Galana as exclusive Madagascar lubricants distributor

Engen, the African energy company, has extended its Indian Ocean (IO) coverage with the appointment of leading regional oil company Galana as its lubricants distributor in Madagascar in an effort to use the company's strong brand leverages local knowledge and reach to contest competitive market.

8 Jul 2010

Draftfcb launches Institute of Decision Making
Draftfcb launches Institute of Decision Making

CHICAGO, US: Draftfcb, one of the world's leading marketing communications agencies, announced on 7 July 2010 further steps to enhance its ability to influence consumer behaviour by launching the Draftfcb Institute of Decision Making.

8 Jul 2010

TV's world cup, but real growth for online too
TV's world cup, but real growth for online too

TV owned the 2010 FIFA World Cup. There, I said it. While the Internet increasingly owns breaking news and the various South African news portals came up with numerous strategies for making their world cup content as engaging as possible, it could not even attempt to mimic the vibe of families, friends, even communities, gathering together in the real world in front of TV screens to follow the main matches.

By Herman Manson: @marklives 8 Jul 2010

World cup closing ceremony details
World cup closing ceremony details

The 30-minute night-time closing ceremony of the 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place at 6.30pm on Sunday, 11 July 2010, at Johannesburg's Soccer City Stadium - ahead of the final. It will be broadcast live in 215 countries to an audience in excess of 500 million viewers, according to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), and will feature 780 cast members and some of South Africa and Africa's top musicians and dancers.

7 Jul 2010

Global mobile advertising industry grows by 61% in Q2
Global mobile advertising industry grows by 61% in Q2

SINGAPORE: BuzzCity, the global mobile media company, on 6 July 2010 released the results of its Global Mobile Advertising Index for Q2 2010, with South Africa in fourth place, sporting an impressive 65% increase in ad banners served, while Kenya reported a massive 243% increase for the period. The Kenya growth, while impressive was the third largest growth percentage after Vietnam, which reported a 273% increase. Meanwhile Ghana showed a massive 654% growth rate, although it was off a low base.

7 Jul 2010

Flimsy excuses for newspapers' mistakes
Flimsy excuses for newspapers' mistakes

Throughout history, newspapers have always made mistakes but until a few years ago these were mostly spelling and grammar gremlins, juxtaposed picture captions and double-entendre headlines. But, in the past few years, newspapers have been making far more serious mistakes.

By Chris Moerdyk: @chrismoerdyk 7 Jul 2010

Angola: Drilling ever deeper, hoping for the best

LUANDA: While BP struggles to contain an oil spill that US government estimates indicate is now the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico, questions are being asked about how well-prepared Africa's oil-producing countries are for a similar incident.

By Louise Redvers 6 Jul 2010

Citilite range introduced in Zim
Citilite range introduced in Zim

The Citilite range, first introduced from France and patented in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa by Continental Outdoor in 2003, has now been launched in Zimbabwe with the erection of numerous structures in Harare.

6 Jul 2010

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