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Dr Corrin Varady, CEO of IDEA Digital Education.
How South African businesses are making it in Africa

Disruptors and innovative businesses are using technology, among other innovations, to expand into territories previously fraught with countless barriers to entry....

23 hours ago

Dee Chetty, Accenture Interactive Lead for Africa.
The future of customer personalisation lies with AI

Laying the foundation for a future where personalisation platforms can architect previously unimagined customer experiences...

By Dee Chetty 14 Jun 2019

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Twitter increases its premium video content in MENA

Twitter has revealed over 16 premium video content across sports, entertainment and news...

10 Apr 2019

For better, but not for worse: why the client/agency relationship isn't like a marriage
For better, but not for worse: why the client/agency relationship isn't like a marriage

"Marriage is the wrong metaphor for the client/agency relationship; it's more like a harem..."

By Vicky Gillan 9 Apr 2019

Kantar announces senior appointments in the Africa & Middle East region
Kantar announces senior appointments in the Africa & Middle East region

Ivan Moroke has been appointed CEO, Kantar, Insights Division, South Africa and joins the Kantar Africa & Middle East Board...

Issued by Kantar 9 Apr 2019

The Sound of Masks
Mozambique documentary to screen at Hot Docs Canada

'The Sound of Masks' is a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique's past and present, with Atanásio Nyusi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer...

9 Apr 2019

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Boomplay, the next Spotify of Africa

Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet, has raised $20 million in outside funding as it looks to break into more sub-Saharan African countries and continue to build up its database of music tracks...

9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Dumbotz.
New animation kids series for MENA

BeIN Media Group network has acquired Dumbotz for its BeJunior network in the Middle East and North Africa, to premiere in 2020...

9 Apr 2019

African Sabre Awards for PR excellence on the continent.
37 African PR SABRE winners announced

The African SABRE awards demonstrate excellence in the public relations industry across the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

Jiji Classfieds.
Nigeria's classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Jiji, Nigeria's classifieds marketplace has reached an agreement with OLX to redirect OLX users in Nigeria to Jiji and to acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda...

8 Apr 2019

The need for speed in modern retail
The need for speed in modern retail

In an age where leisure time is an increasingly precious commodity, customers are placing an even greater premium on convenience...

By Refilwe Maluleke 8 Apr 2019

(L-R): Zanele Mbeki, former First Lady of South Africa and Irene Ochem, AWIEF founder and CEO. Credit: AWIEF.
Bookings open for 5th annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum 2019

The 5th annual AWIEF conference, exhibition and awards are now open for registration. The event aims to promote and accelerate the growth of women-owned and women-led businesses for Africa's inclusive economic growth...

8 Apr 2019

Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"
Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"

Beyoncé Knowles has signed a partnership with Adidas, which will see the singer become a creative partner to the company, developing new apparel and footwear across the performance and lifestyle categories...

8 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

The cast of Mehek.
GOtv to air first original production with African actors

GOtv will this month premier 'Mehek', the first Zee World production to star actors from the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

Still missing: Azory Gwanda.
#WhereIsAzory campaign launched to find missing Tanzania journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists' #WhereIsAzory campaign launches to highlight the fact that the Tanzanian journalist has been missing for 500 days ...

5 Apr 2019

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StarTimes to emphasise regional content to enhance viewership in Africa

Chinese pay TV company, StarTimes will concentrate more on local content to enhance its viewership in African countries...

5 Apr 2019

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Social media: Promising arena for public debate

Government communicators need to realise that traditional communication is obsolete in this digital cultural age...

By Rirhandzu Shengwenyana 5 Apr 2019

The Country Queen TV series set.
New TV series pushes the boundaries in Kenya

Kenya's 'Country Queen': The story behind the series...

5 Apr 2019

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Six local designers to boast afro-contempo designs at Milan Design Week

Sacrosanct, supported by Nando's will see six SA designers boast their afro-contempo designs to the world...

5 Apr 2019

Pulse election coverage.
Measures to provide quality news in elections

Pulse commits to continued delivery of quality reportage after Nigerian elections...

5 Apr 2019

Eddie Sandifolo.
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation produces new programming

ZBC TV continues to produce new television productions, all funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe under the Zimbabwe Digital Broadcasting migration project...

4 Apr 2019

Alliance Media donates 30t maize-meal to cyclone victims
Alliance Media donates 30t maize-meal to cyclone victims

Alliance Media Zimbabwe, a pan-African company which specialises in outdoor billboards, has donated 30 tonnes of maize-meal to Cyclone Idai survivors...

By Yeukai Karengezeka, Issued by Alliance Media 4 Apr 2019

SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report
SAFREA releases 2018/2019 SA freelance trends report

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has released new insights into the South African freelance landscape...

4 Apr 2019

Brian Whipple of Accenture Interactive and David Droga of Droga5. Image courtesy of Accenture Interactive.
Accenture Interactive acquires Droga5

#NEWSWATCH: Accenture Interactive, the marketing arm of international consulting firm Accenture, has acquired the formerly independent creative agency Droga5 by buying out Endeavor's 49% stake...

3 Apr 2019

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DW expands broadcast services in Uganda

Deutsche Welle continues to expand partnerships with private and public broadcasters in East Africa...

3 Apr 2019

Gendarmerie officers stand guard on March 24, 2019, in Moroni, Comoros. Two journalists have been detained without trial in the country since February. Credit: CPJ/Gianluigi Guercia/AFP.
Two journalists held in pretrial detention since February in Comoros

Authorities in the Comoros should immediately release journalists Abdallah Abdou Hassane and Oubeidillah Mchangama held in detention...

3 Apr 2019

Evidence based marketing - what is it and why do we need it?
Evidence based marketing - what is it and why do we need it?

The concepts of behavioural economics, observed consumer behaviour and neuro-marketing are enough to make any marketer head for the hills out of the sheer fear of not knowing where to begin. Kirsty Dugmore of SugaSpice puts it simply...

By Kirsty Dugmore 3 Apr 2019

PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019
PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019

Anton Hugo, retail & consumer leader for PwC Africa and associate directors Rashaad Fortune and Andries Geertsema presented PwC's 2019 Global Consumer Insights Survey at the Peech Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

3 Apr 2019

The Adebayo Adedeji lecture.
Africa in the Digital Era - hype or reality?

The Adebayo Adedeji lecture this year focused on the topic of digital transformation in Africa...

3 Apr 2019

Two SA agencies nominated for The Webby Awards
Two SA agencies nominated for The Webby Awards

The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) has announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Among those recognised this year in the Advertising, Media & PR categories are South Africa's Net#work BBDO and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris...

3 Apr 2019

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