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Triller and SoundCloud partner to launch new platform integration to amplify and support emerging artists
Triller and SoundCloud partner to launch new platform integration to amplify and support emerging artistsArticle

Triller and SoundCloud announced a new integration that will uniquely showcase and support emerging independent artists...

Issued by OnPoint PR 10 May 2021

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Samro starts to collect royalties from digital platformsArticle

The Southern Africa Music Rights Organisation has begun collecting royalties on behalf of its members from TikTok, Facebook and Netflix...

5 May 2021

David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa
David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South AfricaArticle

David Alexander, newly appointed chair of Music Publishing Association of South Africa, shares insights on how to revolutionise the business of publishing....

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2021

Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of funding
Cash-strapped mining companies look for innovative sources of fundingArticle

The notoriously cyclical nature of mining, particularly the low commodity prices and weak equity markets of recent years, have made it difficult for junior and exploratory mining companies to secure financing...

Jason Wilkinson, Wandisile Mandlana, Adéle de Jager & Ivan Vorster 1 Apr 2021

Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailers
Empowering manufacturers to act more like retailersArticle

Not only did the pandemic cause local manufacturing output to drop by nearly 50%, manufacturers also faced a squeeze from retailers looking to provide the best possible value to customers...

Greg Gatherer 30 Mar 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it
Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do itArticle

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit to be held online for free
2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit to be held online for freeArticle

The 2021 Ongea! Eastern Africa Music Summit will be held online for free via www.ongea.biz from 22-24 February.

19 Feb 2021

Njabulo Mabanga defies the odds by self-publishing Stop Being A Nice Guy
Njabulo Mabanga defies the odds by self-publishing Stop Being A Nice GuyArticle

Growing up in the dusty streets of Etwawa township, in the East Rand, Njabulo Mabanga was faced with many challenges. His resilience and motivation to succeed led him to self-publish Stop Being A Nice Guy...

Ntandokazi Ntozakhe 10 Feb 2021

Professor Frederick Cawood, director, Wits Mining Institute
#BizTrends2021: Mining's year ahead will demand deep innovationArticle

Mining's immediate future is to be impacted not just by economic cycles or established trends, but by structural issues demanding urgent and deep innovation...

Frederick Cawood 6 Jan 2021

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Blueberry dispute: A victory for free markets and competition lawsArticle

Embattled blueberry farmers in South Africa enjoyed their first victory in what is set to become a landmark case for fruit sales and the correct handling of licenced cultivars...

25 Nov 2020

The Faraday Muti Market, a popular African traditional medicine market in downtown Johannesburg. Hoberman Collection/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
What South Africa is doing to protect and share traditional medicine resourcesArticle

African traditional medicine is gaining attention and innovation interest despite the advances in modern medicine...

Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, Martha Pinkoane & Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye 23 Sep 2020

Riky Rick's CottonFest partners with the Department of Arts and Culture on digital educational series
Riky Rick's CottonFest partners with the Department of Arts and Culture on digital educational seriesArticle

CottonFest, Riky Rick's lifestyle youth platform, has partnered with the Department of Arts and Culture on a new digital educational series, The Lab Live, which will launch next week...

6 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Lesley Piet, her time to rise and shine
#Newsmaker: Lesley Piet, her time to rise and shineArticle

Radio presenter, DJ and voice over artist Lesley Piet recently moved to Bloemfontein to join OFM, where she's co-hosting a new breakfast show and hosting her own show on Saturday afternoons...

Jessica Tennant 22 Apr 2020

#MusicExchange: Amy Tjasink
#MusicExchange: Amy TjasinkArticle

The amazing Amy Tjasink, who captured hearts on The Voice SA, is a consummate songwriter and performer...

Martin Myers 16 Apr 2020

Music saves the day: Kfm 94.5 launches new SA music show
Music saves the day: Kfm 94.5 launches new SA music showArticle

Cape Town commercial radio station, Kfm 94.5 has launched a new South African music show called SA Royalty...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 15 Apr 2020

Samro works to ensure financial stability of members amid Covid-19 pandemic
Samro works to ensure financial stability of members amid Covid-19 pandemicArticle

The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) has been working to offer its members some financial relief during the Covid-19 pandemic...

6 Apr 2020

Investors, Mathew Knowles and Michael Kiladejo. Image source: .
African startup, MePlaylist earns the attention of global investors and partnersArticle

MePlaylist has earned the attention of global investors and partners like Mathew Knowles, father of artists Beyoncé and Solange Knowles...

31 Mar 2020

#MusicExchange: The Kiffness
#MusicExchange: The KiffnessArticle

The Kiffness headlines K-Day this weekend in Cape Town and has a Number One song on iTunes at the moment with new single "Wiggle A Bit" with Nathan Ro. Martin Myers caught up with founder and brainchild David Scott...

Martin Myers 3 Mar 2020

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#MiningIndaba2020: Cooperation needed to address structural and policy constraintsArticle

South African mining companies are struggling to ramp up production in response to improved commodity prices due to structural constraints such as the cost and unreliability of electricity supply...

3 Feb 2020

Lizel Oberholzer, energy head, Norton Rose Fulbright
Impact of new law on SA's oil and gas industryArticle

The recently published draft Upstream Petroleum Resources Development Bill will bring greater policy certainty and a stable investment environment for South African oil and gas exploration and production...

Lizel Oberholzer 17 Jan 2020

Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana has a long history with mining companies. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana's mining communities are still not getting their just duesArticle

Ghana has gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, salt, limestone, granite and oil. Its mining and quarrying sector contributes significantly to its economy..

Päivi Lujala 9 Jan 2020

Invest in a franchise or do it alone?
Invest in a franchise or do it alone?Article

When venturing into the world of entrepreneurship, there are two ownership models to choose from...

18 Dec 2019

Jeff set to open hubs in CPT and JHB
Jeff set to open hubs in CPT and JHBArticle

Don't have the time or inclination to do your laundry? There's an app for that...

12 Dec 2019

A.G. Sanders with penicillin extraction equipment. Image reproduced with permission of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Author provided
Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownershipArticle

Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of this crucial resource...

Claas Kirchhelle, Adam Roberts & Andrew Singer 20 Nov 2019

EU targets fragile West African fish stocks, despite protection laws
EU targets fragile West African fish stocks, despite protection lawsArticle

The EU continues to enter into fresh agreements with countries, despite evidence of serious population declines in the species of interest...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood 6 Nov 2019

Treasury invites technical tax proposals for 2020 Budget
Treasury invites technical tax proposals for 2020 BudgetArticle

The National Treasury has called on the public to submit technical tax proposals to be considered for possible inclusion in the 2020 Budget Review...

5 Nov 2019

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SABC commits to settling Samro debt by April 2020Article

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) have reached an agreement regarding the unpaid royalty fees of Samro's members...

1 Nov 2019

Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, Somalia's minister of petroleum and mineral resources
Somalia open for business, says petroleum ministerArticle

Rich in hydrocarbons and possessing a favorable geological structure, Somalia holds huge opportunities for investors looking to enter the East African market...

21 Oct 2019

Singing the South African national anthem, a call to stand united, as marketers and businesses pledge to start fixing tomorrow’s problems, today. Image supplied.
#UJMarketingFit Experience: No ordinary marketing event!Article

The first annual #UJMarketingFit experience in collaboration with Boo-Yah! Modern Marketing Services took place on 2 October 2019 at the University of Johannesburg...

Refiloe Khumalo 16 Oct 2019

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Playfre adds 2 new distribution servicesArticle

Playfre, Africa's first music streaming platform, has launched a new service called SongRoute...

7 Oct 2019

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Burkina Faso makes private TV payArticle

Private televisions will have to pay 75 million CFA per year to air their programmes on the DTT platform in Burkina Faso...

30 Sep 2019

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Mining Round-up - key takeaways on the industryArticle

At a recent seminar, various specialists from Webber Wentzel explored the different aspects of the changing regulatory landscape around the mining industry...

30 Sep 2019

Is traditional jewellery protected by IP law?
Is traditional jewellery protected by IP law?Article

Traditional African jewellery designs have become a prominent feature on the international fashion stage with many fashion brands taking inspiration from traditional African jewellery and showcasing it on a global stage. But does it fall under IP protection...?

Pamela Maluleke 23 Sep 2019

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Licensing royalties. Cost or marketing investment?Article

Royalties paid for character licensing is not a direct cost to business - it is a marketing cost to increase sales, help build brands and, more importantly, profit margins...

Alan Radmall 14 Aug 2019

Mining in Mpumalanga. Archive photo: Mpumalanga Tourism & Parks Agency
Billions in mining royalties intended for the poor squandered, stolen or divertedArticle

Billions in mining royalties intended to uplift poor communities are potentially being squandered, stolen or diverted due to in-fighting and maladministration of these funds...

Ciaran Ryan 2 Jul 2019

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Miners at the top of their game, but investors aren't impressedArticle

The Top 40 mining houses continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC's Mine 2019 report...

4 Jun 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of MauritiusArticle

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

Otto Shikongo, CEO of Debmarine Namibia
What SA can learn about offshore mining from NamibiaArticle

The incredible wealth of the Southern African region's offshore mineral deposits was once again highlighted by the oil and gas find off the coast of Mossel Bay...

Otto Shikongo 30 May 2019

Where's our song for Mozambique?
Where's our song for Mozambique?Article

Songs have long been powerful vehicles for social change, either through the messages contained in their lyrics, or as high-profile celebrity fundraisers...

Charis Apelgren-Coleman 25 Apr 2019

The complexities of mining community royalty distribution
The complexities of mining community royalty distributionArticle

South African law has, since 2004, decreed that mineral and petroleum resources belong to the people, and the state must act as a custodian of these resources...

26 Mar 2019

Allan Reid, director and mining sector head in the corporate & commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Ramaphosa's sunrise industry starts to shineArticle

Although there are still challenges facing the South African mining sector, regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration could spell a new dawn for the industry...

Allan Reid 13 Mar 2019

#MusicExchange: Trevor Jones
#MusicExchange: Trevor JonesArticle

Dr Trevor Jones was awarded a Ministerial Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to film composition at the recent DCAS's Cultural Affairs Awards...

Martin Myers 12 Mar 2019

The digital headaches of a franchise marketing team
The digital headaches of a franchise marketing teamArticle

JG Bezuidenhout has compiled a list of my top 5 tools that can help control and regulate franchisees marketing with minimum friction...

JG Bezuidenhout 19 Feb 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Two Onions for WoolworthsArticle

And two Onions for the tacky Vodacom/Showmax ad - at least Toyota's latest TV ad for its Hilux team deserves a plump Orchid...

Brendan Seery 15 Jan 2019

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Learnings from the Nigerian oil & gas marginal fields experienceArticle

Marginal oil & gas fields are not particularly attractive to the major players due to their relatively small prospects, but they do offer great opportunity for smaller independent African and non-African companies...

14 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining Charter
#BizTrends2019: Expect more on the Mining CharterArticle

The year 2018 saw the gazetting of the Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 (the Mining Charter). Its chief end is to give effect to meaningful economic participation, integration into the mainstream economy and effective ownership of the country's mineral resources to historically disadvantaged persons.

Athi Jara and Mihlali Sitefane 6 Jan 2019

African ebooks, music, go global
African ebooks, music, go globalArticle

Publiseer to deliver digital content to over 3,000 libraries with cloudLibrary...

16 Dec 2018

Improved protection for SA actors
Improved protection for SA actorsArticle

The National Assembly has approved redrafted versions of the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the National Gambling Amendment Bill, says Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo...

7 Dec 2018

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