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Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

White Square announces jury for 2021 festival
White Square announces jury for 2021 festivalArticle

White Square international advertising festival announced the jury for the 2021 festival...

2 Mar 2021

Organisations need to prioritse data to tell meaningful stories
Organisations need to prioritse data to tell meaningful storiesArticle

"Data" is likely to be right up there with the buzzwords of the next decade. But more than mere buzzwords, data is not only here to stay, but will also transform the way in which we all do business...

Shaune Jordaan 18 Nov 2020

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NYF's AME Awards 2020 AME ReportArticle

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2020 AME Report...

2 Jul 2020

Engagement Factory reports 10 new clients in Q2
Engagement Factory reports 10 new clients in Q2Article

Leading customer engagement agency says programmatic marketing and talent crunch are key factors in business growth...

Issued by Engagement Factory 13 Sep 2019

Antimicrobials are frequently used on farms in developing countries to promote animal growth. ©
The scourge of antibiotics in animal feedArticle

Antibiotics are routinely added to animal feed in poor nations, fuelling superbugs. But new solutions are emerging, writes Aisling Irwin.

Aisling Irwin 11 Jul 2019

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2019 AME Report releasedArticle

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards...

23 May 2019

Gendarmerie officers stand guard on March 24, 2019, in Moroni, Comoros. Two journalists have been detained without trial in the country since February. Credit: CPJ/Gianluigi Guercia/AFP.
Two journalists held in pretrial detention since February in ComorosArticle

Authorities in the Comoros should immediately release journalists Abdallah Abdou Hassane and Oubeidillah Mchangama held in detention...

4 Apr 2019

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"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award winsArticle

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold...

Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2018

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Emirates, Turkish Airlines win exemption from US laptop banArticle

Emirates and Turkish Airlines has won exemption from a US ban on passengers taking laptops and tablet computers on flights from their Dubai and Istanbul hubs, the latest carriers after Abu Dhabi's Etihad to win a reprieve...

6 Jul 2017

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Qatar to allow residents of Seychelles visa-free travelArticle

Qatar is giving residents of Seychelles visas on arrival as a result of negotiations with the Seychelles Foreign Affairs Department...

28 Jun 2017

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Ethiopia drought creates food crisis for 7.7 millionArticle

The number of people in need of food aid in Ethiopia's drought-hit regions has surged to 7.7 million...

2 May 2017

Toyota loses top-selling automaker crown in 2016
Toyota loses top-selling automaker crown in 2016Article

Toyota lost its crown as the world's top-selling automaker in 2016, company figures showed Monday, with the Japanese giant overtaken by Volkswagen...

30 Jan 2017

Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising announced
Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising announcedArticle

The Midas Awards for the World's Best Financial Advertising have been announced, with FP7/DXB (part of McCann Worldgroup) and MediaVest Spark earning the Midas Award for Innovation for ‘The AC Vests' for client Emirates NBD...

27 Jan 2017

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Global air traffic is up 6%, boosted by low-cost carriersArticle

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit, at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers...

3 Jan 2017

#InnovationMonth: Disrupting the comms norm with on-demand PR
#InnovationMonth: Disrupting the comms norm with on-demand PRArticle

Marcusbrewster is set to further disrupt business as you know it with its new on-demand PR offering. MD Andre Fourie explains how to use this to your strategic advantage...

Leigh Andrews 16 Sep 2016

If Gordhan goes, junk status will follow
If Gordhan goes, junk status will followArticle

A downgrade to junk status is highly probable if Pravin Gordhan suffers a similar fate to his predecessor...

24 Aug 2016

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IAS partners with Scopen to produce local agency reportArticle

The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) has partnered with Spanish based SCOPEN Africa to provide in-depth and comprehensive research amongst South African marketers into client-agency relationships...

20 Jan 2016

60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross
60 million people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red CrossArticle

GENEVA: Some 60 million people across sub-Saharan Africa are already going hungry and the situation could deteriorate dramatically as climate phenomena hike the risk of drought...

6 Oct 2015

Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophet
Turkish court orders Facebook to block pages 'insulting' prophetArticle

ISTANBUL TURKEY: A Turkish court has ordered Facebook to block pages deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed, threatening to shut down the social media network indefinitely...

27 Jan 2015

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo
World's press condemns attack against Charlie HebdoArticle

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015

SARS 'rogue agency' claims may not be far-fetched
SARS 'rogue agency' claims may not be far-fetchedArticle

Former special forces operative Mike Peega's dossier claiming that SARS ran a rogue unit targeting politicians and businessmen close to Zuma in 2007 was easily discredited at the time.

Mzilikazi Wa Africa, Piet Rampedi 13 Oct 2014

Thamsanqa Malinga
C'mon now, what breaking news is this?Article

The "Breaking News" puller seems to be the one thing most online and social media reporters have taken to in the scrimmage for the highly sought after reader...

Thamsanqa Malinga 16 Sep 2014

Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new law
Russian bloggers take revenge over tough new lawArticle

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: Russian bloggers took revenge on Friday for a controversial new law imposing tough rules on online expression by inundating Moscow's communications watchdog with phony registration requests.

4 Aug 2014

Microsoft probed for 'monopolising' China
Microsoft probed for 'monopolising' ChinaArticle

SHANGHAI, CHINA: China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said, as it took aim at the US software company's over business practices.

30 Jul 2014

Iranian court issues summons against Zuckerberg
Iranian court issues summons against ZuckerbergArticle

TEHRAN, IRAN: An Iranian judge has summoned Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to answer allegations that his Facebook has breached people's privacy.

28 May 2014

Japan to file criminal complaint against Novartis
Japan to file criminal complaint against NovartisArticle

TOKYO: Japan's health ministry plans to file a criminal complaint against the local arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis over alleged exaggerated advertising for a popular blood-pressure drug, an official said Wednesday, 8 January 2014.

9 Jan 2014

China city caps car-buying to curb pollution
China city caps car-buying to curb pollutionArticle

BEIJING: Another Chinese city has capped the total number of car licence plates it will issue annually, state media said late last month, following moves by Beijing and other metropolises to curb pollution and congestion.

7 Jan 2014

Europe launches billion-dollar Gaia telescope
Europe launches billion-dollar Gaia telescopeArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: The European Space Agency (ESA) launched an advanced telescope designed to detect a billion stars and provide the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way.

20 Dec 2013

Piracy in West Africa: a bumpy road to maritime security
Piracy in West Africa: a bumpy road to maritime securityArticle

In Africa, while piracy in Somalia's Gulf of Aden is currently on the decline, it has spread to West Africa.

17 Dec 2013

China issues 4G mobile licences
China issues 4G mobile licencesArticle

BEIJING, CHINA: China has issued licences for "fourth generation", or 4G, mobile phone services in a move to boost economic growth and job creation.

10 Dec 2013

Two journalists from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"
Two journalists from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"Article

Two journalists working for an independent newspaper are to stand trial for "defaming" judges in an article published in 2012, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Monday.

12 Nov 2013

Anton Harber
Do news agencies have a future? Do they still matter?Article

Hidden in the Times Media Group's recent financial statements was a decision to withdraw from the South Africa Press Association (Sapa).

Anton Harber 15 Oct 2013

Tata rebrands 'world's cheapest car' to boost sales
Tata rebrands 'world's cheapest car' to boost salesArticle

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's top vehicle manufacturer Tata Motors says it plans to reposition the Nano as a "smart city car" after its marketing pitch as the world's cheapest vehicle resulted in disappointing sales.

22 Aug 2013

Youth needs to get into entrepreneurship
Youth needs to get into entrepreneurshipArticle

A recent UN agency report reveals that global youth unemployment has risen to near its crisis peak and predicts that it will keep on rising over the next five years.

14 Jun 2013

Oman buys jets worth £2.5bn from BAEArticle

MUSCAT, OMAN: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Oman on Friday (21 December) as Britain's defence giant BAE Systems announced a £2.5bn deal to supply fighter planes and trainer jets to the sultanate.

23 Dec 2012

Swiss pastry chefs bake their way into record bookArticle

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A legion of Swiss pastry chefs on Sunday baked their way into the Guinness Book of World Records with a 1,221.6m chocolate Napoleon, the ATS news agency reported.

12 Nov 2012

Seoul blocks propaganda launch after military threatArticle

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korean police on Monday blocked activists from sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border with North Korea, which had threatened to respond with a "merciless" military strike.

23 Oct 2012

Kingfisher cuts flights because of labour unrestArticle

India's cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines cancelled several flights on Monday due to staff unrest, it said, fuelling doubts about the private carrier's future and sending its shares plunging.

10 Oct 2012

Eight South Africans killed in Kabul car bombingArticle

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed that eight South Africans were among those killed this morning when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul.

18 Sep 2012

Iran could have bomb in months
Iran could have bomb in monthsArticle

NEWSWATCH: According to Reuters, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran is only a few months from having virtually all it needs to build a nuclear device; in a separate report, the agency reports that China has upped the ante over its territorial dispute with Japan.

17 Sep 2012

South Korea, US start major annual military drillArticle

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: The South Korean and US military on Monday began an annual major joint exercise to test defences against North Korea, a drill denounced by Pyongyang which vowed to strengthen its nuclear deterrent.

22 Aug 2012

NewsFlash News Agency passes 3 million listeners mark
NewsFlash News Agency passes 3 million listeners markArticle

NewsFlash News Agency reports that it now reaches a combined radio audience of 3.1 million radio listeners. The agency supplies radio news bulletins with sound bytes (interviews) to 42 radio stations.

9 May 2012

Costs drive SA exporters onto roads
Costs drive SA exporters onto roadsArticle

South African mining operators prefer to send their mineral exports to the port of Maputo by road because of the prohibitive fees charged by the South African authorities for use of the rail system, Mozambique's AIM news agency reported.

23 Apr 2012

Apple gadget maker has 'significant' labour issues: audit
Apple gadget maker has 'significant' labour issues: auditArticle

WASHINGTON: Workplace abuses were uncovered in an audit that equated to "a full body scan" of three Chinese factories pumping out coveted Apple gadgets, independent investigators reported on Thursday (29 March 2012).

2 Apr 2012

Court to rule on Wal-Mart bidArticle

Wal-Mart will learn at the end of next week if its bid to gain a foothold in Africa by buying 51% of South African retailer Massmart has been rejected on appeal, a report said on Wednesday, 29 February 2012.

1 Mar 2012

Conduit's creative roundup
Conduit's creative roundupArticle

Conduit has been hard at work on a variety of great creative briefs.

Issued by Conduit Productions 30 Jan 2012

Bahrain manipulates daily; attacks in Libya, Iraq, Yemen
Bahrain manipulates daily; attacks in Libya, Iraq, YemenArticle

NEW YORK: The Bahraini government continued its attempts at muzzling critical media with the Ministry of Information ordering the country's premier independent daily temporarily shut down on Sunday (3 April 2011). The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Bahraini government's strong-arm tactics, which effectively forced a change in a prominent paper's editorial management.

5 Apr 2011

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