#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment
#EntrepreneurMonth: Interning the tide of unemployment

The graduate unemployment problem is an age-old, catch-22 situation: In order to get a job, you need experience, but the only way to get experience is to get a job. It's no wonder so many end up working retail and waiting tables to pay off their student loans, while struggling to take that first step along their chosen career path...

By Shan Radcliffe 2 days ago

You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages
You can now go to jail for sending these social media messages

#NEWSWATCH: The Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill was officially passed last week by Parliament's Justice Committee.

3 days ago

Angela Quintal of the CPJ. Image ©
My nasty encounter with Tanzanian repression

Muthoki Mumo and I are journalists turned press freedom advocates for the Committee to Protect Journalists. We embarked on a 10-day visit to Tanzania, primarily as a networking and fact-finding mission to gauge media freedom in Magufuli's Tanzania. We had nothing to hide, and even had a letter of invitation from the government-recognised press regulator. But then I heard a knock on my hotel room door...

By Angela Quintal 14 Nov 2018

Debonairs Pizza launches 'Dezemba' campaign
Debonairs Pizza launches 'Dezemba' campaign

The festive season is upon us. And as we get ready to let our hair down and kick our feet up, Debonairs Pizza rolled up its sleeves one last time to launch a meal that would make this year's festive a little more 'feast-ive' - without breaking the bank, of course.

Issued by FCB Africa 14 Nov 2018

The Black Twitter Awards returns
The Black Twitter Awards returns

The Black Twitter Awards (also known as BTAwards) will be returning this year. The Awards was established in November 2017 and was an instant sensation. This year's event is sure to build on that success.

14 Nov 2018

Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership
Telkom and Netflix confirm partnership

Telkom confirmed a partnership with the internet entertainment service, Netflix.

14 Nov 2018

#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data
#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data

"I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!" It's a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud.

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2018

Catherine Jenkins, SA country manager for Adglow.
How to run a social performance ad agency in SA

Global social performance agency Adglow celebrated a decade in business last month, with two years of that here in SA. Country manager Catherine Jenkins explains the tools and techniques needed to successfully work with the rest of their collaborative global network, and more.

By Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2018

Boxer partners with Mindshare to launch Durban media service offering
Boxer partners with Mindshare to launch Durban media service offering

"Africa's Favourite Discount Supermarket" has gone into a media partnership agreement with Mindshare, a leading media household name part of the global network across 86 countries.

Issued by Mindshare South Africa 13 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure
#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure

RentMyRide is empowering locals by giving them the tools for a low-touch small business and creating competition for conventional car rental companies by being a more affordable, paper-free and hassle-free online facilitator.

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Nov 2018

Bogosi Motshegwa, founder of Thinkerneur and co-owner of African Strategy Kollective. ©  from AmaCreativesAfrica.
'Why quitting my job was the best thing that happened to me'

Bogosi Motshegwa is a brand strategist/strategic planner who has worked for some of the biggest agencies and agency networks in South Africa. He is now pursuing his career as an entrepreneur.

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Nov 2018

How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry
How blockchain will disrupt the entertainment and media industry

It is human nature to interpret something new in the context of what we already know and understand. We "anchor and adjust". It's the reason that Henry Ford talked about his customers' expectations of faster horses, and it's the reason that in experimenting with a new technology, we usually start by applying it in place of something else. This sometimes seems like a waste of time, but is often an important part of the process of learning about how the technology works.

By Paul Mitchell 12 Nov 2018

Kevin Richardson of the Kevin Richardson Foundation. Image supplied.
#LandforLions campaign breaks local crowdfunding record

A new bar was set for rewards crowdfunding in South Africa when the Kevin Richardson Foundation raised more than R2.7m on local rewards-based crowdfunding platform, Thundafund.com. This broke the record for the most money raised for a single campaign on a South African rewards platform.

12 Nov 2018