The African innovation ecosystem
The African innovation ecosystem

The first report in a series of innovation white papers on Africa looks at the challenges in solving innovation ecosystem challenges...

3 days ago

TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel
TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel

African audiences can prepare themselves to re-imagine TV through TNT, a young, fresh and entertainment-filled offering for the entire family...

2 days ago

Africa Dialogues wins at Ghana Event Awards
Africa Dialogues wins at Ghana Event Awards

Africa Dialogues wins Best Corporate Event at Ghana Event Awards 2018...

2 days ago

Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation
Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation

Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000...

By Antonio Pedro and Julian Slotman 2 days ago

How to future-proof Africa
How to future-proof Africa

Solutions to problems often require a change in behaviour, which in turn leads to other inventions. The result is a wheel that is spinning faster and faster, and one that is creating anxiety - more recently about jobs...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Eritrean flag. © Mikhail Mishchenko via
Peace agreements signed across Horn of Africa

'Wind of hope' blowing through Horn of Africa says UN chief, as Ethiopia and Eritrea sign historic peace accord...

3 days ago

Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways
Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways

United Nations supports member states to align national development plans with Sustainable Development Goals...

3 days ago

Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards
Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards

Registration for the prestigious 2018 African Digital Media Awards has opened...

19 Sep 2018

Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

According to PwC's 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 - 2022: An African perspective', Africa's entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence...

19 Sep 2018

New African Heritage TV channel launches on app
New African Heritage TV channel launches on app

New African Heritage TV channel AfrikayaTV to launch on Heritage Day...

19 Sep 2018

WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa
WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

Leading international money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent...

19 Sep 2018

Gartner reveals customer experience myths
Gartner reveals customer experience myths

Gartner analysts discuss best practices and pitfalls of the customer experience journey...

19 Sep 2018

Nigeria's Tizeti raises $3million for expansion of internet service across Africa
Nigeria's Tizeti raises $3million for expansion of internet service across Africa

Tizeti, the parent company of wifi.com.ng, has raised $3million in funding to push an expansion programme that will see it setup shop in other African countries...

19 Sep 2018

StarTimes secures rights to Senegalese Ligue 1
StarTimes secures rights to Senegalese Ligue 1

StarTimes has bagged another exclusive deal for an African domestic league...

18 Sep 2018

Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards
Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum has officially announced the finalists for AWIEF Awards 2018...

18 Sep 2018

The winning Eric Njiru photograph.
Top rugby photographer awarded

Kenyan sports reporter Eric Njiru wins Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award...

18 Sep 2018

How resilient are African countries?
How resilient are African countries?

African Development Bank releases new tool to assess resilience and fragility in countries...

18 Sep 2018

Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa
Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa

African countries need to develop a policy response to the digital economy as it will have a profound impact on industrialisation...

18 Sep 2018

Progressive companies should turn CX into a competitive advantage
Progressive companies should turn CX into a competitive advantage

Decision-makers need to understand that to use Customer Experience (CX) for competitive advantage, their customer-facing staff must be ready to switch hats on the fly and do so flawlessly...

By Chantel Troskie 17 Sep 2018

StarTimes beams live African freestyle football competition
StarTimes beams live African freestyle football competition

StarTimes broadcast live the first ever African Freestyle Football competition in Nigeria fo its over 10 million subscribers across Africa...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 17 Sep 2018

Ringier Africa expands into French-speaking African countries
Ringier Africa expands into French-speaking African countries

Ringier Africa's media and marketing business venturing further into Francophone Africa...

17 Sep 2018

What's really driving the future of retail?
What's really driving the future of retail?

Many predictions about the future of retailing have been made. These range from the supposed dominance of certain technologies, to increased use of data and analytics...

By Jason Pallant 17 Sep 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila delivers a state of the nation speech in Kinshasa on July 19, 2018. Authorities in the DRC jailed a journalist for criminal defamation on September 6. Credit: AFP/Junior D. Kannah/CPJ.
DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation

The government in the DRC must abolish criminal defamation in line with international precedent and not resort to jailing journalists when civil remedies are available...

17 Sep 2018

Don't talk to me, talk to my chatbot
Don't talk to me, talk to my chatbot

We've all heard about chatbots. Some of us might even have interacted with one without knowing it! But what are they all about and what is the potential of this artificial intelligence for brands?...

By Belinda Kayton 17 Sep 2018

Top 10 tips on how to make your website more SEO friendly
Top 10 tips on how to make your website more SEO friendly

SEO continues to lead as a digital marketing tool that has proven its success rates and effectiveness over a long period of time...

By Erens Tloboro 17 Sep 2018

Free course: Working towards a free, independent African media
Free course: Working towards a free, independent African media

Registration is now open for a free Wits Online Course on African Media Policy in our digital world...

17 Sep 2018

DSA Treasurer Mark Rotter.
Bridging the digital divide in Africa

The increased utilisation of TV Whitespace technology could help bridge the digital divide in Africa...

14 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa
How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news...

14 Sep 2018

The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality
The One Club, Diageo North partners to promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality

The One Club for Creativity and Diageo North America announced a partnership to recognise and promote diversity, inclusion and gender equality among young global creatives...

14 Sep 2018

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