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A challenge for the media: Proactive reporting

The media are challenged to report the whole story when it comes to recent violence in South Africa - including the proactive and positive stories of communities which took steps to protect foreign nationals and say no to Xenophobia, for example...

By Molengwa Rose Luckscheiter 2 hours ago

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MBC to launch a new FTA satellite TV channel in North Africa

The addition of a new channel, MBC5, will bring an enriched cultural and historical heritage to North Africa...

4 hours ago

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2019

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Gaming bans in Uganda and Kenya: a sign of things to come?

Uganda and Kenya have set a precedent in Africa that threatens to bring to a halt to the continent's gaming industry...

By Daniel Tyler 5 Sep 2019

Resilient brands defy macroeconomic challenges in the 2019 BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable SA Brands
Resilient brands defy macroeconomic challenges in the 2019 BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable SA Brands

The combined value of the brands in the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking, released today by WPP and Kantar and now in its second year, is $37.14bn...

Issued by Kantar 5 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

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New dating reality show to air in Nigeria

StarTimes have announced that Africa's number 1 dating reality show 'Hello Mr. Right' will commence in Nigeria...

5 Sep 2019

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Strategy vs creative: The number one pitch killer

It is not a new issue, but one that continues to create angst for marketers and agencies - writes Johanna McDowell, CEO of the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) and Scopen partner...

By Johanna McDowell 5 Sep 2019

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What the future of PR looks like

Public relations has changed considerably in the past few years and is presenting exciting times for business and brands...

By Michael Gullan 5 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

Consumer confidence looks up in West Africa
Consumer confidence looks up in West Africa

Ghana's latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the second quarter of 2019 shows an extremely healthy increase of 10 points to 118, while Nigeria's CCI has increased by one point to 127...

Issued by Nielsen 4 Sep 2019

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Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo detained without charge

On August 22, in Lagos, police officers with Nigeria's special anti-robbery squad arrested Jalingo, publisher of online news outlet CrossRiverWatch...

4 Sep 2019

Don't share everything on social media
Don't share everything on social media

According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

4 Sep 2019

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YouTube and FIFA to broadcast African World Cup qualifiers live

Lesser-known African's soccer teams will enjoy worldwide exposure after FIFA announced their opening World Cup qualifying matches would be live-streamed on its website and on YouTube...

4 Sep 2019

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Real authentic marketing can't be bought

When I was growing up, I remember my highlight about watching TV was not the movies or sitcoms, but the commercials...

By Jennilee Peremore-Oliver 4 Sep 2019

Customer loyalty - It's a dog's life
Customer loyalty - It's a dog's life

Acquiring today's customer is a lot like getting a dog. They provide an endless amount of value and the feel-good sense of confidence that you're doing a good job...

By David Alves 4 Sep 2019

The statue of founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in Tanzania’s political capital Dodoma. Credit: WikiCommons.
Why Tanzania's attacks on free speech break with Nyerere's legacy

Nyerere often argued that Tanzanians should not be afraid to challenge authority. He also spoke out strongly for freedom of speech...

By Nick Westcott 4 Sep 2019

Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa
Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa

Ventures Africa discusses internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa in its newly launched 'Speak!' series...

3 Sep 2019

East African consumer confidence holds steady
East African consumer confidence holds steady

Kenyan Consumer Confidence for Quarter 2 2019 was stable at 101 the same level as the previous quarter reflecting steady sentiment amongst Kenyan consumers...

Issued by Nielsen 3 Sep 2019

Ugandan journalist wins APO invite
Ugandan journalist wins APO invite

Ugandan journalist Isaac Khisa wins APO Group invitation to attend the 2019 Africa Hotel Investment Forum...

3 Sep 2019

How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boom
How female consumers are shaping SA's e-commerce boom

High mobile penetration, secure payment options and changing spending habits, and female consumers, are driving SA e-commerce...

3 Sep 2019

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Do you know what your customers want their customers to experience?

It's a common question that we assume everyone knows or understands. But assuming versus engaging, in order to know, are vastly different...

By Jane Stevenson 3 Sep 2019

MTA expert, Joel Rubinson at the MMA SA's recent Thought Leadership Event, The Future of Attribution.
MTA expert Joel Rubinson on the future of attribution

The Mobile Marketing Association of SA's (MMA SA) recent thought leadership event, The Future of Attribution, focused on MTA with guest speaker, Joel Rubinson...

By Danette Breitenbach 3 Sep 2019

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Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In Africa new data suggests citizens' support for press freedoms is in sharp decline...

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz 2 Sep 2019

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'Africans can do business with the UN'

What must businesses in Africa do to win tenders from the UN? Are there opportunities for African women entrepreneurs?

By Kingsley Ighobor 2 Sep 2019

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Digital migration in Zambia delayed

In Zambia, the digital migration could be delayed by alleged cash flow problems of TopStar, the country's technical partner...

2 Sep 2019

Panellists at the IAB Insight Series, Episode 9: Benchmarking Digital Excellence - Work that Wins in Digital (L to r) Jarred Cinman, CEO VMLYR; Paula Hulley, IAB South Africa CEO; Ricky Hendricks, digital marketing manager Tencent Africa; Emma Carpenter, group design director Fjord (Accenture); Siyabonga Africa, South Africa Media Innovation Programme and Nomacala Mpeta, head of learning Digify.
IAB Insight Series: Benchmarking for success

As open source becomes more prolific, benchmarking will become more important...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Sep 2019

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5 mistakes grown-up brand blogs shouldn't make

Here are five mistakes even grown-up brand blogs make...

By Louisa Douwes Dekker 2 Sep 2019

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Surely retention and acquisition are both part of the customer journey

We all know the adage; it is five times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing customer...

By Natalie McCrae 2 Sep 2019

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Future of Journalism: A sector in crisis

The future of journalism is about the future of democracy, but all over the world journalism is in a crisis - a crisis that threatens not only the journalism sector but democracy itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2019

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Promoting African co-productions in film

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP JOHANNESBURG program will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling...

30 Aug 2019

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Western media, Chinese media... where is African media?

African communication professionals have started a movement to rebrand the continent....

By Zubeida Jaffer 30 Aug 2019

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