Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers
Mobile app launched to connect to African fashion designers

Lesela, meaning cloth or fabric in Sesotho and Swahili, is a new mobile app that provides access to African fashion designers, both emerging and established.

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Turner Upfront, South Africa.
Turner reveals content plans for Africa 2018/19

Global media company, Turner, has revealed a new line up of programming, content and partnerships for its African markets, as well as a brand new look, slate and local partnerships.

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Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet - were called 'two of the most underrated of AfricaCom 2018," by African telecommunications specialist Ashley Holling. Here's why.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

4 reasons you should be investing in public relations
4 reasons you should be investing in public relations

Public relations (PR) gets a bad rap and that's probably because so many people don't understand the concept at all. And although the industry hasn't always done a great job of communicating its value, PR really is a key part of the marketing mix. But before I can convince you of that, let's start by defining what public relations is.

By Sue Charlton APR 16 Nov 2018

Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new
Inaugural Africa Rising Film Fest to challenge old, embrace new

The inaugural Africa Rising International Film Festival (Ariff) will be as part of the Global Festival Week in South Africa from 26-29 November 2018. In honour of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu's centennial, the festival aims to challenge old norms, while embracing technology and increasing youthful audiences in Africa.

16 Nov 2018

Winner of search for animation talent in Africa
Winner of search for animation talent in Africa

Cartoon Network's Creative Lab winners of its search for the next African animation talent, have been announced.

16 Nov 2018

Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship
Fostering a culture of creative entrepreneurship

When I was 27, I was all guts and very little sense. I had so little I thought it was a brilliant idea to set up my own agency with my art director in London, after only having been there for two years. We had few contacts, a half-decent portfolio and the business sense of two guys who grew up in homes of entrepreneurs.

By Mike Beukes 15 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event celebrating those trailblazers leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent.

15 Nov 2018

#MyEscape.
Changing the narrative on migration through film

Using the art of storytelling and the power of documentary filmmaking, AfriDocs, Africa's only free streaming platform for documentary films, will be focusing on the important issues and debates around irregular immigration.

15 Nov 2018

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

#AfricaCom2018: How to leapfrog when improving customer experience
#AfricaCom2018: How to leapfrog when improving customer experience

My highlight of the second day of AfricaCom 2018 featured the morning's first headliner keynote session on customer experience in the digital frontier, where Indranil Das, VP and head of Ericsson digital services for EMEA explained the importance of anticipating customer needs on the path towards Africa 4.0.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2018

Unlocking African abundance through digital technologies
Unlocking African abundance through digital technologies

As the digital revolution remakes global businesses - creating new revenue streams, ways to deploy and monetise data, reach consumers and leverage business ecosystem players - Africa stands at an inflexion point.

By Ntombi Mhangwani 14 Nov 2018

Jennifer Thomas is an assistant professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Howard University. © .
The best of times and the worst of times for journalism

Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month.

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Nov 2018