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Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans
Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit AfricansArticle

Young African environmental activists said Saturday, 8 May, it is crucial those most impacted by climate change have a bigger say in decision-making to find solutions...

Amber Milne 1 day ago

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failuresArticle

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021

BET Africa partners with KZN Film Commission
BET Africa partners with KZN Film CommissionArticle

With the aim of bringing authentic local stories to screen for audiences across Africa, BET Africa and KZN Film Commission (KZNFC) have formed a partnership...

4 May 2021

An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...
An Oscar for My Octopus Teacher is a boost for South African film. But ...Article

The Best Documentary Feature gong for My Octopus Teacher at this year's Academy Awards has been seen by many critics as the type of underdog story Oscar loves. The film, directed by Pippa Erlich and James Reed, was - like the other South African-themed documentary to wow the Oscars, Searching for Sugarman - the feel-good choice.

Liani Maasdorp and Ian-Malcolm Rijsdijk 30 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Khangelani Dziba to head up Rapt Creative's new PR and influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Khangelani Dziba to head up Rapt Creative's new PR and influencer marketing divisionArticle

Following the recent news of Rapt Creative opening offices in London and Kiev, the agency has expanded its services to include PR and influencer marketing. To head up the new division, they've appointed Khangelani Dziba...

Jessica Tennant 23 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories
#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand storiesArticle

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

Jessica Tennant 9 Apr 2021

Master KG, Ndlovu Youth Choir to perform on Robben Island as part of Africa Rising and Live Love
Master KG, Ndlovu Youth Choir to perform on Robben Island as part of Africa Rising and Live LoveArticle

As part of Africa Rising and the Live Love non-profit, the Ndlovu Youth Choir will join Master KG in a performance that will be livestreamed from Robben Island in Cape Town ahead of Freedom Day on 25 April 2021.

18 Mar 2021

Report shows western sources dominate how the Africa story is told
Report shows western sources dominate how the Africa story is toldArticle

One-third of all African stories in news outlets on the continent are sourced from foreign news services according to a new report from Africa No Filter...

26 Jan 2021

The Real Housewives of Durban now coming first and exclusive to Showmax
The Real Housewives of Durban now coming first and exclusive to ShowmaxArticle

The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) will now launch first and exclusive to Showmax rather than 1Magic on 29 January 2021, with new episodes following every Friday...

Issued by Showmax 19 Jan 2021

The magic of 'Toorbos' - Q&A with writer-director René van Rooyen
The magic of 'Toorbos' - Q&A with writer-director René van RooyenArticle

After a six-year journey from page to screen, René van Rooyen's insightful adaptation of Dalene Matthee's novel Toorbos delivers an inspirational journey of the heart that showcases the best of South African filmmaking...

Daniel Dercksen 12 Nov 2020

Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017
Kantar Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2017Article

The last two quarters of the year see humorous South African stories engaging the audience's attention, with telcos and food competing for the lion's share of attention...

Issued by Kantar 3 Nov 2020

Wild Bean Café Design-A-Cup winner has his future studies secured
Wild Bean Café Design-A-Cup winner has his future studies securedArticle

20-year-old North West University design student Kabelo Diphoko was facing the prospect of dropping out without completing his degree when he came across the Wild Bean Café Design-A-Cup competition...

Issued by Intune Communications and Entertainment 15 Oct 2020

Welcome to the eFamily: Here's to the evolution of the biggest E in SA entertainment
Welcome to the eFamily: Here's to the evolution of the biggest E in SA entertainmentArticle

It is e.tv's birthday month, and over the past two decades, the channel has seen a progressive evolution of not only its mother brand, but along with it, it's brand and business value proposition...

Issued by eMedia 14 Oct 2020

What is shaping culture? Forgotten history
What is shaping culture? Forgotten historyArticle

Brett Rogers explores the edges of culture and how things are changing, providing valuable insights for brands wanting to understand who and what is shaping culture...

Brett Rogers 6 Oct 2020

#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV show
#Newsmaker: Rozanne McKenzie on starting a media company and producing her first TV showArticle

Johannesburg-based news anchor, presenter, MC, actress, voiceover artist, wife and mom, Rozanne McKenzie recently started a media company called Rozanne McKenzie Media and is currently producing her first TV show...

Jessica Tennant 11 Sep 2020

Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher Awards
Multi award-winning agency, Isobar Nigeria, walks away with another 8 awards at the recent Pitcher AwardsArticle

Isobar Nigeria cemented their position as an industry leader by scooping 8 awards at the prestigious Pitcher Awards. They have once again proven their ranking amongst the top creative agencies in Nigeria...

Issued by Dentsu 31 Jul 2020

Kantar announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2019
Kantar announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 and Q4 2019Article

Kantar's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the best liked by the South African audience whom we believe to be the most important critic...

Issued by Kantar 28 Jul 2020

Showmax launches new live-streaming service
Showmax launches new live-streaming serviceArticle

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 8 Jul 2020

Top 10 African stories to watch on Netflix this #AfricaDay
Top 10 African stories to watch on Netflix this #AfricaDayArticle

Africa Day, 25 May, gives us an opportunity to appreciate the creative freedom of African stories through the plethora of content currently streaming on Netflix...

25 May 2020

#AfricaMonth: Netflix showcases African film, series with 'Made in Africa' collection
#AfricaMonth: Netflix showcases African film, series with 'Made in Africa' collectionArticle

In celebration of Africa Month, Netflix has introduced a special collection showcasing African series, film and documentaries...

4 May 2020

The MultiChoice Talent Factory portal hosts Dolby webinars!
The MultiChoice Talent Factory portal hosts Dolby webinars!Article

The MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) in partnership with the Dolby Institute is launching yet another online learning channel, Dolby Audio Webinars, covering a range of sound engineering topics...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 14 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural Reach
#UnsungHeroes: Migail and Morgan de Klerk of Rural ReachArticle

Lepelsfontein has a population of approximately 1,000 people. There are no street lights, no running water, and no paved roads...

Ilse van den Berg 1 Apr 2020

Brand storytelling specialists Idea Hive are writing their own success story
Brand storytelling specialists Idea Hive are writing their own success storyArticle

For a team of specialist brand storytellers in Johannesburg, half a decade of creative sweat and agility has resulted in accelerated growth for this band of 20-something creatives...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Mar 2020

Felix Kessel has been appointed creative lead at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid.
#Newsmaker: Felix Kessel, Team Liquid's new creative leadArticle

Grey Africa recently appointed Felix Kessel as creative lead at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid...

Jessica Tennant 4 Mar 2020

Mozambique's gas promise
Mozambique's gas promiseArticle

It has been almost exactly 10 years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over 60 years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration...

NJ Ayuk 3 Mar 2020

WPP Liquid hires heavyweight Felix Kessel as creative lead
WPP Liquid hires heavyweight Felix Kessel as creative leadArticle

On behalf of WPP Liquid, the team at Grey Africa is excited to announce the appointment of Felix Kessel as the new creative lead at WPP's agency for Distell, Team Liquid...

Issued by Grey Africa 23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital content
#BizTrends2020: The growth of mass market digital contentArticle

The growth of mass market digital content. That's the biggest shape-shifting, game-changing trend I am seeing...

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi 19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child
#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African childArticle

If brands want to succeed in South Africa and the rest of Africa, they need to love and appreciate Africa and the rich diversity that unifies instead of divides us...

Kamo Mogashoa 18 Dec 2019

Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to lifeArticle

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

Danette Breitenbach 21 Nov 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Kalabars online video streaming service launched in KenyaArticle

Creatives Garage in Kenya launched an online multimedia and video on demand (VOD) platform specifically dedicated to African stories...

15 Nov 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presenting the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: Why "African time" is now for African storytelling, by AfricansArticle

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment at the MultiChoice Group, presented the final keynote session of the second day of AfricaCom 2019. As "a South African who lives and breathes the African dream," she explains why they're retelling possibly the greatest African story of all time, with global appeal...

Leigh Andrews 13 Nov 2019

Winner, filmmaker Tapiwa Gambura.
Telling real African storiesArticle

Over 200 entries were received from across the continent for the Discovery Real Stories partnership with the Jozi Film Festival and the winner was announced over the weekend...

9 Oct 2019

Gailey and Newman work hard and play hard together.
#BehindtheSelfie with... OFYT's Josie Gailey and Louise NewmanArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Old Friends Young Talent (OFYT)'s junior art director Josie Gailey and digital copywriter Louise Newman...

Leigh Andrews 1 Oct 2019

Solomon Serwanjja.
BBC Komla Dumor award for Ugandan journalistArticle

Ugandan TV presenter Solomon Serwanjja wins fifth BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

30 Sep 2019

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Africans aren't just swimming with the creative sharks, we are the sharksArticle

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales, kicked off the DStv Seminar of Creativity - a highlight of Loeries Creative Week as the industry gets ready for the annual award nights - with a reminder that Africans hold all the storytelling magic they need...

Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu: Woman of many firstsArticle

A trailblazer in changing the negative narrative about the continent of Africa...

Phindile Xaba 21 Aug 2019

Advertising Week reveals speaker line-up
Advertising Week reveals speaker line-upArticle

Global thought leaders coming to Johannesburg for inaugural Advertising Week Africa...

21 Aug 2019

Stand a chance to win one of two tickets to a MasterClass of your choice at Loeries Creative Week
Stand a chance to win one of two tickets to a MasterClass of your choice at Loeries Creative WeekArticle

If you're keen to participate in the awesome learning opportunities the MasterClasses at Loeries Creative Week will offer, then this is for you...

20 Aug 2019

Learn from the masters at Loeries Creative Week
Learn from the masters at Loeries Creative WeekArticle

Albert Einstein believed that "education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." And training to think is the aim of the many and varied Masterclasses being offered at Loeries Creative Week, 22-25 August in Durban...

13 Aug 2019

Tosin Lanipekun, executive director of Advertising Week Africa.
Joburg to host first Advertising Week AfricaArticle

Advertising Week Africa comes to the continent for the first time, hosted in Johannesburg, in October 2019...

Louise Marsland 12 Aug 2019

5 reasons to fall in love with The Lion King
5 reasons to fall in love with The Lion KingArticle

Chances are that if you grew up in South Africa in the '90s, Disney's The Lion King would have been embedded into your psyche. The iconic story and soundtrack playing backdrop to many movie- and slumber-party nights...

Ruth Cooper 5 Aug 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment for MultiChoice Group.
Africa is a great repository for untapped and untold storiesArticle

A diverse and culturally rich African continent is a bedrock for storytelling...

Yolisa Phahle 30 Jul 2019

Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of Supermama
Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of SupermamaArticle

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk about new film; The Adventures Of Supermama...

Daniel Dercksen 13 Jun 2019

(L-R) Marit Van Den Elshout (IFFR), Anne Lai (Sundance Institute), Elias Ribeiro (Realness), Bongiwe Selane (Realness), announce Realness participants at Cannes this week.
2019 African Screenwriter's Residency announced at CannesArticle

Realness, an African Screenwriter's Residency, announces 2019 participants at Cannes Film Festival...

3 Jun 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
The African narrative: For Africans, by AfricansArticle

"Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter..."

Yaw Dwomoh 28 May 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favourArticle

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV Cannes
Mo Abudu receives medal of honour at MIPTV CannesArticle

Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu receives 2019 Médailles d'Honneur at Cannes MIPTV...

11 Apr 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty.
Promoting African storytelling to the world with book appArticle

BookBeak is an app that connects African writers with the world's readers through storytelling...

3 Apr 2019

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