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All the 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards winners!
All the 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards winners!

The 13th annual IAB Bookmark Awards winners have been revealed...

3 days ago

SingularityU SA encourages optimism in future-focused summit
SingularityU SA encourages optimism in future-focused summit

SingularityU South Africa Summit in October set to host over 200 world-leading local and international speakers...

Issued by Mann Made 27 Jul 2021

Pineapple closes Series A round at R80m
Pineapple closes Series A round at R80m

Pineapple has closed their Series A round at R80m in total. Notable investors on the ticket are Lireas Holdings, the Asisa ESD Fund, E4E, Vunani Capital and the Old Mutual Enterprise & Supplier Development Fund....

27 Jul 2021

Vodacom earns R24bn revenue in Q1
Vodacom earns R24bn revenue in Q1

The Vodacom Group posted a 14.2% rise in revenue for the quarter ended 30 June spurred by demand for more connectivity services across the continent...

26 Jul 2021

Primedia Broadcasting appoints Lindile Xoko as chief revenue officer
Primedia Broadcasting appoints Lindile Xoko as chief revenue officer

Primedia Broadcasting announced that Lindile Xoko will be joining the group as chief revenue officer effective 20 September 2021...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 26 Jul 2021

24th Basa Awards theme calls for the creative sector to 'rise'
24th Basa Awards theme calls for the creative sector to 'rise'

One of the creative sector's most anticipated awards events, the 24th annual Basa Awards, partnered by Hollard, shines a spotlight on partnerships with the arts that have, through their projects, made a positive impact...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 26 Jul 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Power to unify a nation
#OrchidsandOnions: Power to unify a nation

Patriotic duty: Corporate acts of altruism against Covid and riots; MultiChoice, MTN show advertising to be more than a medium for selling things...

Brendan Seery 20 Jul 2021

A chatbot won't solve all your problems
A chatbot won't solve all your problems

We've got bots to the left of us, intelligent assistants to the right, and here we are - stuck in the middle with a bold statement: A chatbot won't solve all your problems...

Issued by Praekelt 19 Jul 2021

We are going through one of the bleakest times in recent memory - MTN CEO
We are going through one of the bleakest times in recent memory - MTN CEO

MTN CEO Godfrey Motsa weighs in on the current unrest in South Africa...

Godfrey Motsa 15 Jul 2021

Kgomotso Meso moves to prime slot on Kaya 959's weekend lineup
Kgomotso Meso moves to prime slot on Kaya 959's weekend lineup

Kgomotso Meso has been announced as the new host of Saturdays and Sundays, 9am - 12pm on Kaya 959...

Issued by KAYA 959 12 Jul 2021

Africa CDC and MTN launch Covid-19 "One More Push" campaign
Africa CDC and MTN launch Covid-19 "One More Push" campaign

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and MTN Group launched a joint campaign - "One More Push" - to encourage people across the continent to not give up in the fight against Covid-19...

9 Jul 2021

Exponential Finance Summit to join forces with the SingularityU South Africa Summit later this year
Exponential Finance Summit to join forces with the SingularityU South Africa Summit later this year

The SingularityU Exponential Finance Summit 2021 will combine with the SingularityU South Africa Summit in October...

Issued by Mann Made 8 Jul 2021

#Newsmaker: Fareez Joulay has been appointed as creative director at Eclipse Communications
#Newsmaker: Fareez Joulay has been appointed as creative director at Eclipse Communications

We spoke with Fareez Joulay, the newly appointed creative director at Eclipse Communications...

Emily Stander 6 Jul 2021

Consortium led by Safaricom appoints MD of new Ethiopian unit
Consortium led by Safaricom appoints MD of new Ethiopian unit

A consortium led by Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom has appointed Anwar Soussa as managing director of its Ethiopian unit...

5 Jul 2021

TBWA\South Africa proves having a purpose brings its own rewards
TBWA\South Africa proves having a purpose brings its own rewards

TBWA\South Africa has won Agency of the Year at the Purpose Awards. The agency also bagged the Brand-led Best Advocacy Campaign category for its "Wear it for Me" campaign for MTN...

Issued by TBWA 5 Jul 2021

Emira Property Fund raises R805m sustainability-linked debt financing
Emira Property Fund raises R805m sustainability-linked debt financing

Emira Property Fund has listed a new unsecured three-year R380m sustainability-linked bond as part of its DMTN programme...

2 Jul 2021

Meet Huawei's newest mid-range laptop: The Huawei MateBook 14
Meet Huawei's newest mid-range laptop: The Huawei MateBook 14

Enter the Huawei MateBook 14: A new mid-range laptop that goes more than just design and performance...

Issued by Huawei 2 Jul 2021

Africa's data centre market is on course for massive growth
Africa's data centre market is on course for massive growth

Nina Triantis, global head of telecoms, media and technology at Standard Bank, unpacks why Africa's data centre market is poised for growth...

Nina Triantis 1 Jul 2021

Africa Coast to Europe internet cable goes live in South Africa
Africa Coast to Europe internet cable goes live in South Africa

The Africa Coast to Europe submarine cable has gone live and is available for interconnection at three of Teraco's data centres across South Africa...

30 Jun 2021

#Bookmarks2021: All the finalists
#Bookmarks2021: All the finalists

Finalists for the 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards have been revealed...

Issued by IAB South Africa 21 Jun 2021

MTN picks partners to expand mobile OpenRan network in Africa
MTN picks partners to expand mobile OpenRan network in Africa

MTN has selected five partners to launch an open radio access network. The five partners are...

Nqobile Dludla 18 Jun 2021

MTN warns of service disruption in Nigeria due to rising insecurity
MTN warns of service disruption in Nigeria due to rising insecurity

MTN's service in Nigeria could be disrupted as a result of rising insecurity in different parts of the country...

15 Jun 2021

Icasa says spectrum dispute will be resolved by the end of August
Icasa says spectrum dispute will be resolved by the end of August

South Africa's telecoms regulator said the ongoing negotiations with two companies over litigation related to the government's proposed spectrum auction will be resolved by the end of August...

14 Jun 2021

Nigeria bans Twitter in the country days after president's post is removed
Nigeria bans Twitter in the country days after president's post is removed

Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter's activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari...

7 Jun 2021

MTN South Africa will bid in second Ethiopia telecoms licence round
MTN South Africa will bid in second Ethiopia telecoms licence round

South Africa's MTN Group will bid again for an Ethiopian operating telecom licence in the second round if mobile financial services are included...

4 Jun 2021

#PrismAwards2021: All the winners!
#PrismAwards2021: All the winners!

The annual Prism Awards, celebrating excellence in the public relations and communication industry took place on Friday, 4 June 2021 in a virtual format hosted by TV presenter, Thabiso Makhubela...

4 Jun 2021

MTN Business App of the Year Awards 2021 opens for entries
MTN Business App of the Year Awards 2021 opens for entries

This year's edition comes with the extension of the App Academy to include youth from across Africa to participate in this initiative...

3 Jun 2021

The future of telcos: Invest in value-added services
The future of telcos: Invest in value-added services

According to Deloitte, the telecoms industry in South Africa is maturing and it is becoming more challenging to differentiate on network coverage and performance only...

Karishma Sewduth, Issued by Israel Trade Office to South Africa 1 Jun 2021

Are African brands out of touch with Africans?
Are African brands out of touch with Africans?

African brands are not getting enough love from home and we need to resolve this....

Pat Mahlangu 1 Jun 2021

Summit to stimulate investment into Africa
Summit to stimulate investment into Africa

SingularityU announces Exponential Finance Summit 2021, aimed at growing investment ecosystem in Africa...

Issued by Mann Made 28 May 2021

Jan-Hendrik Labuschagne appointed by Superunion as creative director
Jan-Hendrik Labuschagne appointed by Superunion as creative director

This month, Jan-Hendrik Labuschagne joined Superunion Africa as creative director...

Issued by Superunion 28 May 2021

Icasa extends use of emergency radio frequency spectrum
Icasa extends use of emergency radio frequency spectrum

Icasa will extend the use of temporary radio frequency spectrum issued to licensees for another three months...

27 May 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa, head of brand marketing at Momentum
#BehindtheBrandManager: Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa, head of brand marketing at Momentum

Charlotte Nsubuga-Mukasa fills us in on Momentum's recent brand campaigns and the rationales behind them...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 May 2021

South Africa's Top 50 most valuable brands for 2021
South Africa's Top 50 most valuable brands for 2021

The Top 50 most valuable South African brands were initially forecasted to lose over R65bn in cumulative brand value (15%) during the pandemic. However, resolve and resilience have meant the Top 50 have only recorded a 2% (R8.8bn) decrease in cumulative brand value...

24 May 2021

MTN South Africa teams up with World Bank's IFC on mobile money
MTN South Africa teams up with World Bank's IFC on mobile money

MTN South Africa said on Wednesday it had entered into a $2m partnership with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) to expand its mobile money business...

20 May 2021

Joburg Theatre to mark #AfricaMonth with a special programme celebrating African talent
Joburg Theatre to mark #AfricaMonth with a special programme celebrating African talent

The Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg will mark Africa Month with a special programme showcasing African talent from all walks of life.

18 May 2021

The AfCFTA can change the circumstances of millions of African SMEs
The AfCFTA can change the circumstances of millions of African SMEs

With all the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented to Africa, there are many exciting changes afoot...

Amrote Abdella 18 May 2021

Will Cell C ever dominate as a brand?
Will Cell C ever dominate as a brand?

Cell C has repositioned, and they have a new strap line; "Change Your World", which is intended to not only inspire a renewed spirit of storytelling but also how the business operates and competes in a tough category...

Bogosi Motshegwa 18 May 2021

Can SA telcos win the financial services race?
Can SA telcos win the financial services race?

The high levels of unhappiness among telco customers could throw a major spanner in the works of their foray into financial services...

Diana Miguel 7 May 2021

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?
What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 5 May 2021

MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO
MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO

MTN Nigeria has issued a 100 billion naira fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a 200 billion naira bond programme to refinance existing debt...

Chijioke Ohuocha 5 May 2021

High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET College
High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET College

The MTN SA Foundation has launched a state-of-the-art multimedia centre for students with disabilities at Vhembe TVET in Makwarele Campus, Limpopo...

4 May 2021

Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants
Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

30 Apr 2021

Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC
Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great start

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

Are media agencies limiting growth opportunities?
Are media agencies limiting growth opportunities?

The current organisational structure of most media agencies is quite flat, and by that, I mean that there are few levels between management and staff level employees...

Nadine Lerm 22 Apr 2021

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