GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV
GRB Studios seals multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Africa's Black TV

GRB Studios has inked a multiyear licensing and distribution deal with Black TV and will be collaborating with the African channel, led by actor and producer Thomas Gumede.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 3 days ago

#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 3 days ago

How women in African film can achieve influence
How women in African film can achieve influence

The Women of Influence session at DISCOP Joburg includes a panel of highly successful and influential women and aims to create a powerful and impactful dialogue where DISCOP delegates can directly engage with women from the entertainment and media industry who have reached the top of their fields.

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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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Customer expectations outpace brand experiences
Customer expectations outpace brand experiences

The rapid pace of digital change is re-writing the rule book and forcing companies to innovate and exceed customer expectations to stay ahead - and afloat. Yet Accenture research finds that only 7% of brands are exceeding customer expectations and, even worse, 25% don't meet customer expectations at all.

By Hans Zachar 12 Nov 2018

Joburg Film Festival showcases African films
Joburg Film Festival showcases African films

The 2nd Joburg Film Festival opened last week with Kenyan feature film, Rafiki, and will show over 40 curated films from 16 countries of the best of African and international cinema, from 9-17 November 2018, at various venues around Johannesburg.

12 Nov 2018

Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman & CEO, Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings, South Africa, with the winner of the AWIEF Awards 2018 Creative Industries Award, Nana Akua Oppong-Birmeh, CEO of Archxenus, an architectural design company based in Accra, Ghana.
Africa's women entrepreneurs honoured at AWIEF Awards

The Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum annual AWIEF Awards took place this weekend honouring and celebrating the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent.

12 Nov 2018

#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

The definition of media freedom is closely linked to that of freedom of expression as per the Constitution, for individuals to impart information and ideas without fear or favour. Luckily, it's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018