The African innovation ecosystem
The African innovation ecosystem

The African innovation white paper series from Thomson Reuters Labs has released its first report which focuses on start-up/corporate partnerships, with proposals on how to solve broad innovation ecosystem challenges.

1 day ago

Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards
Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards

Registration for the prestigious 2018 African Digital Media Awards has opened and WAN-IFRA is calling for entries from African media ahead of the award ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this year.

2 days ago

Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

Africa's entertainment and media industry is experiencing a third wave of convergence due to the fact that the borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising.

2 days ago

New African Heritage TV channel launches on app
New African Heritage TV channel launches on app

A new African Heritage television channel, AfrikayaTV, will launch on Heritage Day in South Africa on the free Tuluntulu app.

2 days ago

Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards
Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards

Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries is the aim of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards, which announced the finalists in the awards this week.

3 days ago

The winning Eric Njiru photograph.
Top rugby photographer awarded

Kenyan sports reporter Eric Njiru wins the Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award recognising sports photography excellence and rewarding photographers documenting the defining moments of Africa's premier rugby competition.

3 days ago

Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa
Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa

The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn have deep implications for developing countries' industrialisation processes. African countries need to be ready and have a policy to take advantage of the digital economy and meet challenges head on.

3 days ago

Ringier Africa expands into French-speaking African countries
Ringier Africa expands into French-speaking African countries

DAKAR, Senegal - Ringier Africa Digital Publishing, Ringier AG's African integrated media group, has grown rapidly to develop quality publishing and creative, data-driven digital marketing solutions in Africa - with offices across Sub-Saharan Africa.

17 Sep 2018

Free course: Working towards a free, independent African media
Free course: Working towards a free, independent African media

The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, is offering a free online course entitled, Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age.

17 Sep 2018

DSA Treasurer Mark Rotter.
Bridging the digital divide in Africa

With over 45% of the world still without internet access, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has called for the increased utilisation of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help bridge the digital divide that is still impacting billions of people across the world.

14 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa
How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news, as they embrace digital technology more rapidly than affluent consumers in Europe.

14 Sep 2018

The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality
The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality

The One Club for Creativity and Diageo North America announced a partnership to recognise and promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality among young creatives around the world.

14 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that have achieved the best solutions, products and have improved connectivity, to lead Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

14 Sep 2018