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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty.

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5 African freelancing startups to watch

Many African countries are grappling with escalating unemployment figures. But in the meantime, the continent is home to an ever-increasing number of highly skilled, and highly motivated young people, who are raring to go.

By Gabriella Mulligan 20 May 2016

Virgin Active's 'Get off your ass' ads not offensive - ASA
Virgin Active's 'Get off your ass' ads not offensive - ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that the use of 'ass' in Virgin Active's television commercials is not offensive and the group may continue to use the word in its advertising.

By Gaelyn Scott 18 May 2016

#AfricaMonth Newsmaker: Amanda Louw joins AdJoin Media
#AfricaMonth Newsmaker: Amanda Louw joins AdJoin Media

AdJoin Media has recently appointed Amanda Louw as head of publisher relations. Louw was formerly at AdClick Africa working with agencies, publishers, ad networks and ad-serving technologies.

By Beverley Klein 16 May 2016

Celebrating African business communities in May
Celebrating African business communities in May

Bizcommunity is celebrating Africa Day, 25 May, with a special Africa focus all month and the appointment of a senior editor to produce daily Africa media and marketing news.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 11 May 2016

Ringier Africa, One Africa Media in classifieds JV
Ringier Africa, One Africa Media in classifieds JV

Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa's largest classifieds group. In the joint venture deal announced today, 10 May 2016, Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) was officially launched - becoming Africa's classifieds leader.

10 May 2016

The power of video content explained by YouTube creator Grant Hinds
The power of video content explained by YouTube creator Grant Hinds

Video content has gained much ground over recent years, with approximately 400 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and over a billion viewers accessing this content per month. YouTube creator Grant Hinds shares valuable insight into online video creation and how well-suited collaborations can produce better return on investment for brands.

By Angie White 10 May 2016

Hlaudi grabs at total control of the SABC
Hlaudi grabs at total control of the SABC

SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has given himself more powers - usurping even those of the CEO - by taking over editorial control at the public broadcaster, in effect making himself its editor-in-chief.

By Babalo Ndenze 9 May 2016

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Copyright judgment a 'landmark' for online publishing: Media 24

Media24 described Thursday's judgment, which dismissed six of Moneyweb's seven claims of copyright infringement, as a landmark ruling for online publishing.

By Ernest Mabuza 6 May 2016

Driving through clutter with multimedia content
Driving through clutter with multimedia content

Our brains have changed the way we perceive and process information, due to the constant bombardment of information, and we have a diminishing ability to pay attention for extended periods.

5 May 2016

Challenges to media freedom in South Africa
Challenges to media freedom in South Africa

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on 3 May 2016, marking 25 years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic Media, The Right2Know Campaign issued its comments on the day and its importance.

4 May 2016

Closing date for MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge extended
Closing date for MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge extended

The closing date for entries into MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge has been extended to 28 and 29 April 2016 for venue recordings and 2 May 2016 for online submissions.

28 Apr 2016

The state of media freedom in Africa
The state of media freedom in Africa

Over 40 journalists and media experts have assessed the state of media freedom and expression, access to information and media pluralism and diversity in sub-Saharan Africa - providing all articles for publication to all media at no charge on World Press Freedom Day.

26 Apr 2016