Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
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.

8 hours 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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

Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan.
Africa's biggest eSports festival aims to create jobs

Ten countries are expected to participate in the Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA), the biggest eSport and video gaming event in Africa. Organiser, Paradise Game and official sponsor Orange Côte d'Ivoire, are putting the emphasis on job creation through the video game industry.

13 Sep 2018

Website automation: The beginning of the end?
Website automation: The beginning of the end?

In today's world, everyone needs an online presence for their company or brand, for those that say otherwise I say good luck to you. With self-making website builders and logo makers, the market tends to vie for these cheaper options when building their brands. This is creating a stigma that the website services of digital agencies are becoming obsolete and irrelevant.

By Keenan Bouwer 13 Sep 2018

In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched
In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched

Due to rising demand of in-app programmatic advertising in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa), InMobi has launched the InMobi Exchange for programmatic buyers to provide premium mobile ad experiences.

12 Sep 2018

100 Most Influential Young Africans
100 Most Influential Young Africans

In the business category of the 2018 100 Most Influential Young Africans, announced earlier this month by Africa Youth Awards, which consists of only 10 entrepreneurs and leaders from different countries on the African continent, two of which are South Africans. These are Sylvester Chauke, founder and chief of DNA Brand Architects and MMI Holdings' CMO, Nontokozo Madonsela.

12 Sep 2018