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#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 15 hours ago

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 18 hours ago

#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

Africa's digital potential

Africa's young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates...

By Ime Archibong 14 Aug 2019

Why we shouldn't simply replace textbooks with electronic books

Trial and error has shown that before we simply swap textbooks for e-textbooks, we first need to get the basics right, then introduce electronic learning to complement book-based learning...

1 Aug 2019

The African Entrepreneurs Conference

Leon Lategan is the founder and brand innovator at The Lions Den; an education and training organisation making inroads to help younger entrepreneurs...

Issued by African Entrepreneurs Conference 30 Jul 2019

South Africa: Fix the education system and wipe the smile off Verwoerd's face

The legacy of racial discrimination in the South African education system, still looms large 25 years into freedom, Amnesty International said as it launched a new campaign #SignTheSmileOff...

Issued by OnPoint PR 30 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

#Loeries2019: "Strength of a creative campaign lies in how rapidly others can build on it" - Yash Deb

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Integrated campaign, Film & Radio, and Radio Craft juror Yash Deb, also managing director and chief creative officer at Isobar, Kenya...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

Google announces specific enhancements for Nigerian programmes

Google announces new products, features and other programmes, at the third 'Google for Nigeria'...

25 Jul 2019

10 ways to create a young entrepreneurial mindset

Currently employing half of South Africa's labour force and contributing a third of its GDP, SMMEs seem to be the obvious solution to SA's high youth unemployment rate. The question becomes: how best to develop our youth as entrepreneurs...?

24 Jul 2019

The link between education and entrepreneurship

It's not a link, it's a relationship! When do you decide you want to be an entrepreneur?..

By Julia Falken, Issued by African Entrepreneurs Conference 23 Jul 2019

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