UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda
UN agencies unite in support of Africa's growth agenda

Attitudes that Africa is still a "developing continent that does not know what it wants" need to change...

1 day ago

Mandla Shezi, CEO of Hollard International.
Understanding the diversity of Africa is key to its growth

'Africa is not a country' and understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent...

2 days ago

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Ndalo Media no more, come 2019

NEWSWATCH: News has broken that Khanyi Dhlomo's Ndalo Media will shut its doors for good on 31 January 2019, with its web presence lingering until March 2019.

11 hours ago

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, Business Unit Manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 17 hours ago

Multichoice Namibia to launch new content platforms
Multichoice Namibia to launch new content platforms

MultiChoice Namibia this year prioritised fresh new content as well as content makers...

19 hours ago

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online new media platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement in Africa...

By George Ogola 22 hours ago

2019 Content trends
2019 Content trends

Dale Ferreira from Sconetent shares his top content trends for 2019...

By Dale Ferreira 1 day ago

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively

Journalists from 52 countries reflect on their biggest fears about their industry, their personal feelings regarding the profession and why freedom of the press must be protected...

1 day ago

Kenya Huawei Y5 Lite 2018 launch.
Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has launched a budget friendly smartphone, the Huawei Y5 Lite in Kenya...

1 day ago

Packed venue as Heavy Chef announced their top 5 most exciting startups in South Africa.
Heavy Chef names top 5 most exciting startups for 2018

Heavy Chef has named its top five most exciting startups for 2018 and asked each one how they plan to change the world...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO
#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO

Founded in 2015, high-volume recruitment tech startup Giraffe has since attracted over 500,000 South African jobseekers to its platform...

By Sindy Peters 1 day ago

Fiesta TV live across Africa via DStv
Fiesta TV live across Africa via DStv

Fiesta TV, Ghana's music platform, can now be viewed from Sub-Saharan Africa on DStv and GOtv...

1 day ago

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The soft silence of Tokyo

Imagine you are in a city of close to 15 million people. You are walking down a large street. It is a lot like 5th Avenue in New York. For a couple of seconds, you are happily staring at one of the beautiful window displays. You turn around and your child is gone...

By Damon Stapleton 1 day ago

Publishers continue to hone their strategies around native advertising
Publishers continue to hone their strategies around native advertising

In 2017, native advertising brought in 20 percent of overall advertising revenue for news media organisations, according to the findings from the just-published Native Advertising Trends in News Media, the annual study conducted by Wan-Ifra and the Native Advertising Institute...

2 days ago

StarTimes ON app now accessible in Kenya
StarTimes ON app now accessible in Kenya

StarTimes has officially launched its on demand mobile video streaming service in Kenya...

2 days ago

Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube
Vlogstars! How to start winning at YouTube

"It's such a weird job title, to introduce yourself as a 'YouTuber', but only a small part of it is making the videos. It's a hugely complex role, which only content creators really understand..."

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Die Neelsie, Stellenbosch.
National student television network launching at SA's top universities

A national student television network is being launched at South Africa's top universities, giving the tertiary institutions a vital added income stream, as well as providing brands with direct access to this important Generation Z demographic...

2 days ago

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

2 days ago

#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet
#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet

The world, in general, is going through a fuel revolution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal
GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

GE launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program, to reach to thousands of Nigerians across the country...

3 days ago

Agency Scope UK 2018/2019: Early insights, possible trends
Agency Scope UK 2018/2019: Early insights, possible trends

Johanna McDowell, Scopen Partner and Director for UK and South Africa gives a few early insights and trends derived from interviews that are currently being conducted with CMOs of leading brands in the UK by Agency Scope...

3 days ago

Africa 2018, Egypt.
#Africa2018: Africa is the future of the world economy

African youth are the future of the world economy and entrepreneurship, the Africa 2018 forum in Egypt hears...

3 days ago

Customer experience: The marriage of marketing and technology
Customer experience: The marriage of marketing and technology

Paula Sartini, founder and CEO of BrandQuantum, delves into the new role of marketing and IT in the era of Customer Experience...

By Paula Sartini 3 days ago

Kwesé to offer gadgets for internet TV connection clients
Kwesé to offer gadgets for internet TV connection clients

Pay TV provider Kwesé has delivered converter boxes that offer customers with traditional television sets a connection to the internet...

3 days ago

Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online
Mastercard, Next Retail Concepts present an immersive way to shop online

A new e-commerce experience from Mastercard and Next Retail Concepts lets shoppers browse and buy just like they are in a physical store - across any browser...

7 Dec 2018

Lamin M. Manneh is director, UNDP Regional Service For Africa.
Enabling youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Although the continent's "rising narrative" began to dim with effect from 2015, when economic growth rates started declining dramatically, the "Afro-optimism" is gradually returning...

By Lamin M. Manneh 7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation
#AEC2018: Freedom of movement essential for Africa's transformation

Africa Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration...

7 Dec 2018

#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa
#AEC2018: Accelerating AfCFTA to create growth for Africa

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments...

7 Dec 2018

Ryan McManus, regional chief creative officer for VML SA.
Ryan McManus on orchestrating experiences for connected brands

There are a number of South African stars in the VML stable. Most notably, with Tony Granger set to retire, a senior level shake-up means Jason Xenopoulos is now North America CCO, and CEO of VMLY&R New York, with Ryan McManus taking on the reins as regional chief creative officer for VML SA. Here, McManus lets us in on how he's set to steer the group as we head into 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Dec 2018

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