Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good...

2 days ago

Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first
Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first

If your pitch brief does not adequately explain the "job to be done", it's time and money wasted. To get a functional brief in writing, you need to create a document that communicates enough for an agency to put their heart into getting the job...

By Johanna McDowell 14 Dec 2018

Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe
Viacom to expand its distribution across Africa and Europe

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa...

14 Dec 2018

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

14 Dec 2018

Image via Ndalo Media on .
Ndalo Media no more, come 2019

NEWSWATCH: News has broken that Khanyi Dhlomo's Ndalo Media will shut its doors for good on 31 January 2019, with its web presence lingering until March 2019.

13 Dec 2018

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

Turkey, China, and Egypt are responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists detained worldwide...

13 Dec 2018

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, business unit manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 13 Dec 2018

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online new media platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement in Africa...

By George Ogola 13 Dec 2018

2019 Content trends
2019 Content trends

Dale Ferreira from Sconetent shares his top content trends for 2019...

By Dale Ferreira 13 Dec 2018

UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda
UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda

Attitudes that Africa is still a "developing continent that does not know what it wants" need to change...

12 Dec 2018

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively

Journalists from 52 countries reflect on their biggest fears about their industry, their personal feelings regarding the profession and why freedom of the press must be protected...

12 Dec 2018

Mandla Shezi, CEO of Hollard International.
Understanding the diversity of Africa is key to its growth

'Africa is not a country' and understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent...

11 Dec 2018

Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube
Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube

"It's such a weird job title, to introduce yourself as a 'YouTuber', but only a small part of it is making the videos. It's a hugely complex role, which only content creators really understand..."

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2018

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

11 Dec 2018

Agency Scope UK 2018/2019: Early insights, possible trends
Agency Scope UK 2018/2019: Early insights, possible trends

Johanna McDowell, Scopen Partner and Director for UK and South Africa gives a few early insights and trends derived from interviews that are currently being conducted with CMOs of leading brands in the UK by Agency Scope...

10 Dec 2018

Africa 2018, Egypt.
#Africa2018: Africa is the future of the world economy

African youth are the future of the world economy and entrepreneurship, the Africa 2018 forum in Egypt hears...

10 Dec 2018

Kwesé to offer gadgets for internet TV connection clients
Kwesé to offer gadgets for internet TV connection clients

Pay TV provider Kwesé has delivered converter boxes that offer customers with traditional television sets a connection to the internet...

10 Dec 2018

Lamin M. Manneh is director, UNDP Regional Service For Africa.
Enabling youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Although the continent's "rising narrative" began to dim with effect from 2015, when economic growth rates started declining dramatically, the "Afro-optimism" is gradually returning...

By Lamin M. Manneh 7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

Africa Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration...

7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa
#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments...

7 Dec 2018

Ryan McManus, regional chief creative officer for VML SA.
Ryan McManus on orchestrating experiences for connected brands

There are a number of South African stars in the VML stable. Most notably, with Tony Granger set to retire, a senior level shake-up means Jason Xenopoulos is now North America CCO, and CEO of VMLY&R New York, with Ryan McManus taking on the reins as regional chief creative officer for VML SA. Here, McManus lets us in on how he's set to steer the group as we head into 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Dec 2018

Facebook's 2018 Year in Review
Facebook's 2018 Year in Review

Facebook has released its 2018 Year In Review, highlighting the top ways people around the world connected with their communities on Facebook...

By Sheida Neman 7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over
#AEC2018: Africa's "easy decade" of economic growth is over

Africa must focus now on its biggest resource for growth - its young people, experts urged...

6 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Africa's integration is no longer a choice
#AEC2018: Africa's integration is no longer a choice

African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration...

5 Dec 2018

The growth of Instagram among world leaders
The growth of Instagram among world leaders

Burson Cohn & Wolfe has released the Twiplomacy study about the most followed world leaders on Instagram...

5 Dec 2018

Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China
Africa's mobile money ecosystem connects to China

Africa's largest mobile money ecosystem has connected to China's largest payment service in real-time...

5 Dec 2018

Netflix is extending its library of original African content
Netflix is extending its library of original African content

African subscribers of Netflix will soon be able to watch local shows. The global streaming giant has planned to add original series from Africa next year to its ever-growing roster...

4 Dec 2018

Snapchat expands MENA video library
Snapchat expands MENA video library

Broadcasters are working on popular series for Snapchat's Discover page, with 32 shows across entertainment, sport and food...

4 Dec 2018

12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google
12 African social enterprises awarded funding from Google

The winners of the first Google Impact Challenge Africa award were announced last week...

4 Dec 2018

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