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Africa's #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021 named
Africa's #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021 named

The inaugural class of African content creators set to receive a grant from the #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund for the development of their YouTube channels have been announced...

2 days ago

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

3 days ago

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead and as expectations of more normal behaviours edge closer, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

By Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Looking ahead at the smartphone market
#BizTrends2021: Looking ahead at the smartphone market

If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that change and disruption are a constant. The effects of the global coronavirus pandemic led to unprecedented shifts in the way we live, work, learn and transact - with a widespread move online and digital platforms...

By Michelle Wynne 6 Jan 2021

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare
#BestofBiz 2020: Healthcare

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Healthcare platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list

14 Dec 2020

Fame Week Africa to connect film, arts, media and entertainment creatives in 2021
Fame Week Africa to connect film, arts, media and entertainment creatives in 2021

Fame Week Africa will take the form of a three day hybrid virtual and physical experience for the film, art, media and entertainment industries in Cape Town in 2021...

11 Dec 2020

Facebook launches Africa's first city guide in Joburg
Facebook launches Africa's first city guide in Joburg

Facebook has launched its JoziPlug Community City Guide in Johannesburg - the first city on the African continent where the global initiative has been introduced...

8 Dec 2020

The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economies
The role of digital transformation in kick-starting African economies

The digital revolution has officially engaged a higher gear, raising a great deal of curiosity and speculation on technological innovation, adoption, AI and the future of the digital economy...

By Tau Mashigo 7 Dec 2020

International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony
International Tourism Film Festival Africa celebrates first official awards ceremony

On Friday, 27 November, the International Tourism Film Festival Africa (ITFFA) was finally able to celebrate its first official awards ceremony of The Lockdown Edition of the ITFFA 2020 at the Radisson Red Hotel, V&A Waterfront...

3 Dec 2020

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Global cyber week online sales hit record high

Salesforce data shows global online spend of $270bn...

2 Dec 2020

#BehindtheMask: Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark
#BehindtheMask: Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark

This week, we go behind the mask with Lanre Adisa, founder and CCO at Noah's Ark, Lagos, Nigeria...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2020

Realness Institute opens call for screenwriters from Kenya, Nigeria and SA
Realness Institute opens call for screenwriters from Kenya, Nigeria and SA

Realness Institute's Episodic Lab will be looking for screenwriters from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa with authentic and original stories of all genres...

30 Nov 2020

#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!
#AssegaiAwards2020: All the winners!

The 2020 Assegai Awards was held at The Venue in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Thursday, 26 November...

27 Nov 2020

Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday
Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday

At a time when many PR agencies have retrenched, or worse, closed, Cape Town-based Irvine Partners is celebrating its 10th birthday...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2020

Zambia to host World Communication Forum
Zambia to host World Communication Forum

Under the theme "Communication in a Changing World; Challenges and Opportunities", Zambia will make history as the first African nation to host the World Communication Forum, from 24-25 November 2020...

20 Nov 2020

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Why harmonised retail is the future

For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

By Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020

Africa Rising International Film Festival puts spotlight on GBV, BLM and unjust systems
Africa Rising International Film Festival puts spotlight on GBV, BLM and unjust systems

The third instalment of the Africa Rising International Film Festival (ARIFF) is scheduled to take place virtually from 27-29 November 2020...

9 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform
#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform

Eddie Chitate, through his production company, Brainstorm Entertainment, has launched a streaming platform called NoFTV...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2020

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WCFA elects six new members to expand its global executive board

The World Communication Forum Association (WCFA) has elected six new members to expand its global executive board to ten members from around the world...

30 Oct 2020

D&AD announces the first of its New Blood Shots briefs
D&AD announces the first of its New Blood Shots briefs

D&AD announces the first of its New Blood Shots briefs, a series of quick-fire New Blood briefs designed to give emerging creatives a faster way to develop their portfolio, impress employers and land a paid commission or role while job opportunities are difficult to access...

30 Oct 2020

Bongiwe Neema Nouse, a copywriter at The Odd Number.
The Odd Number's Bongiwe Neema Nouse announced as 2020 Next Creative Leaders MENA/Africa Regional winner

Bongiwe Neema Nouse, a copywriter at The Odd Number in Johannesburg, has been named the MENA/Africa Regional winner in the Next Creative Leaders 2020 competition, run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement...

30 Oct 2020

Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual
Watch: SA's premier fashion and textile trade fair goes virtual

AllFashion Sourcing, the annual trade show for the apparel, textile, footwear and leather industry, will this year be hosted on a virtual platform from 3-5 November 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Oct 2020

The Immortal Awards announces its first-ever MEA shortlist
The Immortal Awards announces its first-ever MEA shortlist

The Immortal Awards has announced seven projects that have received Finalist status in the first-ever MEA competition, sending them through to the final, global round of judging in November...

27 Oct 2020

Type Directors Club opens call for entries and announces diverse juries for global TDC67 and 24TDC Awards
Type Directors Club opens call for entries and announces diverse juries for global TDC67 and 24TDC Awards

Type Directors Club has launched its global TDC67 Communications Design and 24TDC Typeface Design awards competitions and announces diverse juries from 10 countries...

27 Oct 2020

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Wan-Ifra's World Digital Media Awards 2020 winners announced

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2020 winners of its World Digital Media Awards...

22 Oct 2020

2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce
2020 global online holiday sales predicted to grow 30% - Salesforce

Digital sales are expected to hit all-time highs and lead to strained shipping capacity as retailers grapple with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

21 Oct 2020

The first lady of Nigeria, Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari and the first lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo. Images source: Facebook.
Merck Foundation Media Awards announces winners of "Stay at Home" Media Awards

The Merck Foundation has announced the winners of the "Stay at Home" Media Recognition Awards for Ghana in partnership with Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the first lady of Ghana and for Nigeria in partnership with Dr Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the first lady of Nigeria...

20 Oct 2020

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Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa

AppsFlyer's Performance Index analysed more than 27billion app installs, revealing Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa...

15 Oct 2020



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