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Cape Town Film Studios.
African influence on Hollywood films

How Africa is influencing Hollywood movies showcased on 'CNN Marketplace Africa'...

1 day ago

Amna Elshandaweely's latest fashion collection launched at Design Indaba 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
#DesignIndaba2018: Fashion with a social conscience

How Egyptian fashion designer Amna Elshandaweely uses social activism in her fashion to address issues of culture and identity...

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

Dr William Mapham.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app, whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice, spoke on Day 2 of Design Indaba and received a standing ovation...

By Sue Disler 1 day ago

Images provided by Danilo Acquisto.
Why brands should focus on community building over the eye-balls approach

Danilo Acquisto writes that brands should build a YouTube presence now, to begin producing content that is relevant and consumable and to avoid the shotgun approach of gaining eyeballs alone...

By Danilo Acquisto 1 day ago

Equatorial Guinea broadcaster extends reach via satellite
Equatorial Guinea broadcaster extends reach via satellite

Equatorial Guinea's Spanish-speaking governmental channel will be country's first non-linear channel...

1 day ago

Johanna McDowell. Image provided.
Marketers to take digital in-house at unprecedented rate

Johanna McDowell writes that in 2018 more and more marketers will handle more and more digital marketing in-house...

By Johanna McDowell 1 day ago

How 'brand you' came to be
How 'brand you' came to be

Dale Carnegie's line from his bestseller book 'How to Win Friends and Influence People' rings especially true in the retail sector...

By Gary Mortimer 1 day ago

Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix
Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix

Econet Media subsidiary and pan-African media company Kwesé, has announced its acquisition of the world's leading internet TV service for emerging markets, iflix, to form a new dynamic TV and mobile offering in sub-Saharan Africa...

1 day ago

New SES VP of sales to expand video business in Africa
New SES VP of sales to expand video business in Africa

SES's strategy to bolster its video growth strategy across Africa and continue to support video and media customers in the region received a boost with the appointment of a new VP...

2 days ago

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received...

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Boniswa Pezisa, BBDO South Africa group CEO and Gau Narayanan, Net#work BBDO MD.
SA as a launchpad for talking to Africans in Africa

How South Africa can be used as a hub for growing into the rest of Africa, using South Africa as a launch pad for talking to Africans in Africa...

By Gau Narayanan 2 days ago

Tomi Davies, president of the African Business Angels Network.
'Now is the time to invest in Africa'

Africa has developed from a continent once viewed as a lost cause to a land of vibrant opportunity, particularly when it comes to business angel investments...

By Tomi Davies 3 days ago

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas
Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

By Ben Leo 3 days ago

Nunu Ntshingila (regional director of Facebook Africa), Sello Hatang (chief executive Nelson Mandela Foundation) and Nicola Mendelsohn (vice president Europe Middle East & Africa, Facebook) – at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Facebook announce three-year partnership with Nelson Mandela Foundation

Facebook has announced a three-year partnership to support The Nelson Mandela archive, based at the Nelson Mandela Foundation...

3 days ago

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Egypt

Which African country has the best conditions for launching, or investing in, a tech startup? Disrupt Africa has been talking to the great and the good from various African tech ecosystems to find out what it is that makes them so great.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Severins, Murray and De Stadler, three of this year's IAB SA Digital Summit speakers.
#IABDigitalSummit2018: The ultimate 'state of the industry' event

How will the advertising industry adapt AI at a larger scale? Can we innovate with data analysis and profiling without creeping out customers? I discussed the possibilities and explored the power of digital with three of this year's scheduled female powerhouse speakers for the fourth IAB SA Digital Summit, taking place next week on 1 March 2018 at the Theatre on the Track...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design Indaba

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

By Juanita Pienaar 3 days ago

Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa
Thomson Reuters launches Eikon mobile app in Africa

Thomson Reuters has announced the launch of the Thomson Reuters Eikon mobile app to give their customers in Africa access and instant connection to financial analysis...

3 days ago

Moroccan court convicts local publisher of criminal defamation
Moroccan court convicts local publisher of criminal defamation

Moroccan authorities should drop all charges against Akhbar al-Youm columnist and publisher Taoufik Bouachrine...

19 Feb 2018

The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it
The next step in your marketing? You're probably already using it

Digital marketing services have exploded over the past decade. You may be embracing the change, attempting to evade it, or perhaps you're just exhausted by it, but the next tranche of advancements may bring some relief...

By Adam Howatson 19 Feb 2018

CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger
CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger Atnafu Berhane...

19 Feb 2018

Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa
Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa

An African Union high level panel on emerging technologies is to meet at #AIS2018 in Kigali, June 6-8, 2018...

19 Feb 2018

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018

Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker
Discovery is looking for the next great African filmmaker

Discovery Channels is renewing its partnership with the Jozi Film Festival once again to find its next great African filmmaker...

19 Feb 2018

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria
DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

The Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year...

19 Feb 2018

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU
Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

16 Feb 2018

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations
Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

The One Club for Creativity, global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative have joined forces to launch the first Young Ones Design Brief...

16 Feb 2018

Reddy with team Grid, celebrating their Grand Prix at Loeries 2017.
#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries' 40-year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2018

Federico de Nardis,CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa.
New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

16 Feb 2018

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