[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Barely three weeks after an Angolan judge thought to be a member of the ruling MPLA (People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola - Labour Party) handed down a two year-suspended sentence to a journalist and fined him US$105 000 (about R840 000), another Angolan journalist is being threatened with harm and possibly death by armed gunmen believed to be working for the government.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] TV broadcasters need to apply the basic tools when managing their promotional resources if they are truly committed to achieving desired results. Objectives, strategy and tactics would have to be carefully designed to achieve specific goals. This emerged late last week at PromaxBDA Africa 2011.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Sports minister Fikile Mbalula's sex scandal, comprehensively exposed by Sunday newspapers City Press, Sunday World and Sunday Sun, has once again fuelled the debate about the burning issue facing South Africa: privacy and dignity versus the public's right to know where public figures - who many people look up to for inspiration and guidance - are concerned.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Motorola Mobility South Africa will initially spend about R20 million to aggressively market its newly launched Razr smartphone, Dorothy Matemba, Motorola sub-Saharan Africa head of marketing, told Bizcommunity.com on the sidelines of the launch of the Android-powered device in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Thursday, 27 October 2011. [video]
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] In sub-Saharan Africa, a literally dark area where only 53% of urban dwellers and 8% of rural communities, respectively, have access to electricity, and where Internet connectivity and data are still a luxury, cloud computing might be just the best solution for emerging businesses, according to two speakers at the 2011 Tech4Africa conference.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Members of the South African public, including individuals, organisations, readers of newspapers, online publications and magazines, have until 30 November 2011 to send their written views to the Press Freedom Commission (PFC) about what type of regulatory systems should be put in place in SA. Is it independent regulation, co-regulation, self-regulation or statutory regulation?
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Sustainability is the process of meeting the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, Nedbank head of sustainability Brigitte Burnett told journalists this week, quoting a definition from the 1987 Brundtland Commission.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] South Africa, Africa's economic powerhouse and the world's 11th greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter, will have to restructure its economy away from capital and energy-intensive growth and strive to shift it towards the green line due to severe implications of climate change, Nedbank chief economist Dennis Dykes said last week in Sandton, Johannesburg, while addressing a media seminar on sustainability.
[Issa Sikiti da Silva] Captivating adventure Worlds of Fantasy - presented by Feld Entertainment's Disney on Ice - will begin its South African tour on 26 June 2012 in Johannesburg and wrap it up in Cape Town on July 10, The Walt Disney Company Africa (TWDCA) country manager Christine Service told the media last week in Johannesburg.