|23 Jul 2012|
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, 2012 Design Indaba
2012 CNN MultiChoice African Journalists named
Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga were named the overall winners of the 2012 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year
at this year's awards ceremony on Saturday evening, 21 July 2012. The pair from Kenya, won the award for their work 'African Tribe in India', which aired on Citizen TV, and were chosen from among 1 799 entries from 42 nations across the African continent. Their work tells the story of an African tribe in India, long forgotten and little known about, based in Karnataka, Southern India. Mboya and Evanson, who were among 34 finalists for the top prize, also won the Television Features Award.
The ceremony also recognised Enenche Akogwu and Zakariya Isa as this year's recipients of the Free Press Africa Award, for their work in Nigeria. Zakariya, a cameraman for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), was killed in October 2011, and Enenche, a news reporter with Channels Television, was shot and killed while covering the Kano bomb blast
earlier this year.
Well done to all the other winners in the individual competition categories!
With just over a month to go, the 16th Highway Africa Conference
is set to take place from 9-11 September at Rhodes University in South Africa, nominations for the 12th edition of the Highway Africa New Media Awards is now open
. The closing date for nominations is 24 August 2012 - so start getting your entries in!
On Friday, 20 July 2012, Forbes Africa
opened nominations for the inaugural Forbes Africa AdAwards
which will pay tribute to the stars in the advertising industry across Africa.
Airtel, the telecommunications company with operations across 16 countries in Africa, has officially launched its 3.75G platform in Malawi
. The improved technology is expected to enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile broadband and internet access - allowing users to make video calls, watch live TV, send and receive emails and download music from the devices.
Wishing you a great week ahead!
Evan-Lee Courie @evan1985
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Marketing & Media
Special focus on media freedom & right to know
The president of Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has become the latest head of state to commit to the core principles of a free press after endorsing WAN-IFRA's Declaration of Table Mountain in Monrovia on Saturday, 21 July 2012. Read more >>
The Loerie Awards
The final speakers for the International Seminar of Creativity in Cape Town are John Hunt, worldwide creative director, TBWA\ Worldwide and a Google US speaker, who will join the four jury chairmen at City Hall in Cape Town on 21 September 2012, as part of Creative Week Cape Town, which runs from 15-23 September. Read more >>
on Friday, 20 July 2012, opened nominations for the inaugural Forbes Africa
AdAwards. Forbes Africa
will pay tribute to the stars in the advertising industry across Africa at a gala dinner and awards ceremony which will take place at Urban Tree, in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 October2012. The closing date for entries is 31 August 2012. Read more >>
UMT Consulting SA, a local Project, Program and Project Portfolio Management (PPPM) solutions provider, has announced that it has joined forces with TPG The Project Group (GmbH) in Germany, a provider of Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solutions and services, and has been rebranded as TPG Africa. Read more >>
People are more connected, more empowered, more informed. But do they want to get involved with how brands behave or make brands their own? Read more >>
Education & Training
There are 300 million PowerPoint users worldwide. There are 30 million PowerPoint presentations happening daily. About a million right now, as you read this. And at least 50% of those (but probably more) are unbearable. In short, 500 000 audiences wish the boardroom ceiling would fall on them. Or on the speaker. Read more >>
Events & Conferencing
The AfricaCom Awards, which acknowledges the growth and importance of the telecoms and digital sectors across the African continent, is set to take place during the 2012 AfricaCom conference taking place from 13-15 November at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa, under the theme 'Reaching the Next Frontier for Growth'. Entries for the AfricaCom Awards are now open. Read more >>
Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga, from Kenya, have been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards Ceremony which took place on Saturday, 21 July 2012, in Zambia. Read more >>
The 16th Highway Africa Conference, taking place at Rhodes University, South Africa, is set to host the 12th edition of the Highway Africa New Media Awards. Sponsored by Telkom, these awards reward innovative uses of Information Communication technologies (ICTs) in journalism that serves Africa and its citizens. The awards were pioneered to highlight the role that ICTs play to enhance journalism and the media, in the process uplifting communities. Read more >>
The Angolan social communication minister, Carolina Cerqueira, left Luanda on yesterday, 18 July 2012, for Zambia, to witness the awards ceremony of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards on Saturday, 21 July, in Lusaka. Read more >>
Airtel Madagascar recently launched its mobile 3.75 platform contributing towards building the largest 3.75G network across Africa. The launch of the platform promises profound changes to how subscribers in the region experience the web on internet-enabled devices. Read more >>
[Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi]
A Key Performance Indicators quarterly report released by Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) last week has shown that Telecoms Network Malawi (TNM) Limited is lagging behind in the way it is offering its mobile phone services in comparison to the services offered by Airtel Malawi. Read more >>
LUSAKA: About 270 journalists and other workers at the state-run Times of Zambia
went on strike on Monday, 16 July 2012, to demand their unpaid salaries from last month, a union official said. Read more >>
Organised cybercriminals have the world at their fingertips, and South African companies should not think they are immune from hacking attacks. Read more >>
, the online distributor of Nigerian movies and music, announced yesterday, 17 July 2012, that it has closed on a final round of funding, totaling US$2m, from Swedish-based Kinnevik, an early investor in Groupon. Read more >>
PR & Communications
Networx PR, a communications agency specialising in the ICT, media and telecommunications sector, has been reappointed as the public relations partner for Informa Telecoms & Media's, AfricaCom
2012 under the theme 'Reaching the Next Frontier for Growth', which is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), South Africa, from 13-15 November 2012. Read more >>
Silveray Statmark Company (SSC), a Bidvest Group company has acquired the distribution rights for Leitz workspace products, a brand that has been synonymous with the highest quality in office accessories, throughout Europe, the America's and Asia. Read more >>
The mobile phone is changing lifestyles and the business landscape in Africa. Many companies are innovating around the technology to thrive and remain relevant to their customers. Simon Arineitwe, country sales manager at StarTimes Uganda, speaks about the benefits of mobile TV and the firm's plans for the country. Read more >>
SINGAPORE: Spikes Asia, the regional creative advertising and communications festival for Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce that this year's final three jury presidents are Yang Yeo who will chair the Design Jury, Glenn Osaki will lead the PR Jury, and Michael Hilliard has been appointed the first Branded Content & Entertainment Jury president. Read more >>
MIAMI, US: It may have the creative flair and ambition, but is Latin America and its media economy equipped to compete on the global stage? Is the region meeting the high standards set by global brands in education, organisation, regulation and innovation? Read more >>
PARIS, FRANCE: RECMA has announced the publication of the 13th edition of its Global Billings Rankings '2011' report
. Read more >>
LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight
, has today showcased its complementary and detailed Digital Campaign Planner as part of the Agency's initiative to help digital marketers and brands get their Christmas 2012 campaigns ready, ahead of the festive season, and in place for the post-Christmas sales. Read more >>
LONDON, UK: On 18 September 2012, D&AD celebrates its 50th birthday. The organisation is staging a huge party and awards ceremony, at which the top ranked agencies, studios and people of the last 50 years of D&AD will be recognised with a one-off Award. The 2012 Black Pencils and President's Awards will also be announced. Read more >>
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc has released the third white paper in The Power of Like series, The Power of Like Europe: How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands
, focusing on European retail brands such as ASOS, H&M, La Redoute, Topshop and Zara. Read more >>
LONDON, UK: BBC Worldwide will today publish its Annual Review for 2011/12 showing an 8% rise in headline profit to £155m (2010/11: £144m). Profit before tax of £104m (2010/11: £92m excluding gains on disposals) is up 13% on a like for like basis. The company grew headline sales by 5% to £1085m in the 12 months to 31 March 2012 (2010/11: £1030m). These figures exclude the BBC Magazine titles sold and licensed in the year. Read more >>
MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russia could pass a law labelling media that gets funding from abroad as "foreign agents", a report said Monday, after the parliament approved a similar bill on NGOs. Read more >>
Events & Conferencing
From the north, where the might of the pharaohs began civilisation, to the south, where humanity took its first steps, the continent of Africa is rich in cultural and natural resources that are revered and treasured by its people and the world. Read more >>
Africa Real Estate
is a new real estate publication that focuses on African real estate (commercial, retail, residential and hospitality). The publication aims to encourage real estate investments by exploring real estate opportunities, risks, trends and celebrate strides made in real estate investments, development and management. Read more >>
Following the launch of Focus on Africa
, the latest EMS Africa survey has shown BBC World News reaches more than half (50.2%) of affluent Africans every month. The survey revealed that BBC World News has a monthly reach of 79.8% in Uganda, 67.5% in Nigeria, 66.2% in Ghana, 60.4% in Kenya and 46.8% in South Africa. Read more >>
State-owned defence company Denel has posted a modest profit of R41m in the financial year ending March 2012‚ which was significantly lower than the R110m profit posted last year‚ group CEO Riaz Saloojee said on Thursday. Read more >>
Quarterly research highlights real hindrances to business growth are poor government service delivery, political uncertainty and crime. Read more >>
National policy seems to be at a standstill in the Department of Communications, with little information coming from the minister's office. Read more >>
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, Hu said in the next three years, his government will take measures in five priority areas to support the cause of peace and development in Africa and boost a new type of China-Africa strategic partnership. Read more >>
Today, South Africa and the world come together to celebrate world icon and former President Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday, as well as the ideals he stands for. Read more >>
The launch of a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory in Cape Town, by the Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa yesterday, is to help police to fight crime more smartly. Read more >>
The Department of Education has welcomed the report compiled by Professor Mary Metcalf into the delivery of textbooks to Limpopo schools. It says that the report adequately captures the complexities of the Section 100 (1)(b) intervention in that province and the difficulties experience by national government in terms of the provision of textbooks to schools in Limpopo. Read more >>
More Government news...
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor]
The MG badge is back in South Africa again and this time its Chinese owners are keeping their fingers crossed that it might be a case of third time lucky for this once iconic British sports car brand. Read more >>
More Motoring news...
Abalone House aims to offer executive meeting and boardroom facilities with a distinct difference. In the idyllic seaside village of Paternoster on the West Coast, this five-star boutique guest house cradles an intimate, plush executive boardroom - with views over a languid pool and tranquil courtyard garden. The sweeping Atlantic Ocean lies just a little beyond. Read more >>
[Brian Berkman: contributing editor, travel]
With social media we have all become storytellers. One of Anantara Resorts' differentiators is their focus on giving guests experiences that become stories as well as enabling their telling. Having high-speed free Wi-Fi all over the Island is just one way they achieve this but also by choreographing wow moments that become the fulcrum around which tales of the journey are told. Read more >>
Cruising is well known to be one of South Africa's favourite holiday options. The reason is simple - exceptional on board entertainment choice, so no matter what your age or taste you will be sure to find something to suit your style! Read more >>
More Travel news...
After the success of playwright Mike van Graan's Hostile Takeover, which was runner-up in the 2005 PANSA Festival of Reading of New Writing, comes Just Business. And after this reworked and renamed version enjoyed a successful world premiere at the recent National Arts Festival, where it won a Standard Bank Ovation Award for excellence on the 2012 National Arts Fringe, it is now showing in Cape Town for a limited run. Read more >>
So our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man's currently doing his web-slinging thing on the big screen; new actor in the form of Andrew Garfield, Mary Jane's been put on the shelf in favour of a new love interest Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), he's donning a cool new suit. The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) causes havoc as the new villain and basically everything is shiny new. Total reboot. Read more >>
Arousing the horror that lurks within a gothic mystery is a terrifying experience and proves that graphic dramatic action or blood and gore are no substitute for real fear. Read more >>
John Legend is to return to South Africa for an exclusive and intimate show to celebrate Woman's Day on 10 August, 2012. He will play at the Sandton Convention City and will be supported by SA songstress / Idols judge Unathi Msengana and multiple SAMA winners MiCasa. Read more >>
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- Informa Media & Telecoms reappoints Networx PR - more info
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