The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
Google recently announced its first infrastructural project in Africa, called Project Link. This initiative, through the building of a fibre-optic network in Kampala (Uganda), enables internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile operators to provide faster connections to their users than ever before. This announcement, which has not really been picked up by the African tech media so far, can be a real game changer for the African digital space.
28 Nov 2013 12:04
First National Bank's eWallet continues to show strong growth in its African operations with a 119% year-on-year increase. It has also maintained growth in SA with the total number of eWallets in all countries reaching 2.5m‚ an 84% increase from the previous financial year.
By Bekezela Phakathi 28 Oct 2013 10:52
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies by 2015 on the African continent. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa, now also chairman of Y&R Africa. To find out what that means, I caught up with him before he raced off to Lagos, Nigeria, on his mission.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
MTN Uganda's mandatory regulatory customer SIM registration exercise, which started in March last year, was concluded at the end of August.
4 Sep 2013 11:10
Late last week saw the launch of mobile TV services, DStv Mobile and GOtv Mobile in Kampala, Uganda.
19 Aug 2013 11:08
MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users' experience and its delivery of digital products and services.
19 Dec 2012 10:37
As one of activities to commemorate Uganda gaining independence from the British in 1962, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda has identified and honoured its Top 50 Brands of the last five decades.
By Walter Wafula 23 Aug 2012 11:40
The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda (FCAU) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Victoria University, Tangerine, and def.i.ni.tion, unveiled the inaugural Uganda Press Photo Award last week to promote photojournalism in Uganda. Malcolm Webb, chair of FCAU and correspondent for Al Jazeera English in East Africa, speaks about the awards and photojournalism in Uganda.
By Walter Wafula 30 Jul 2012 10:11
Airtel Uganda has announced its new harmonized calling rates to all African destinations, cutting costs for Ugandans who communicate with family, friends and business associates across the continent.
24 May 2012 14:03
Globally, there is an increasing use of social media platforms like Facebook, and Twitter, by individuals and companies. In Uganda, like elsewhere, individuals are more aggressive in embracing the social change than businesses.
By Walter Wafula 14 Mar 2012 13:41
Attracting more subscribersplus the weakness of its home-country's currency against the Nigerian niara has boosted MTN profits by 75%.
By Walter Wafula 31 Aug 2007 12:49
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