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African mobile operators must harness digital content

Upstream will demonstrate at this year's AfricaCom how mobile operators in Africa can achieve a head start in addressing the industry's upcoming challenges...

8 Nov 2019

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2019 MMA SA Smarties winners announced!

The Mobile Marketing Association South Africa's Smarties Awards took place on Wednesday, 30 October at Monte Casino, Johannesburg, awarding bronze, silver and gold winners as well as Marketer of the Year, Agency of the Year and Agency of the Future...

31 Oct 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences
Turn.io chat platform connects social impact organisations with audiences

Turn.io, a startup incubated by Praekelt.org, recently announced the launch of its chat platform for social impact...

25 Oct 2019

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UCC to amend regulation of OTT social media services in Uganda

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is offering to amend the regulation of OTT services such as Facebook and Twitter to boost investment in the sector...

24 Oct 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

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Wizkid plans to roll out music streaming app

Nigerian artist Wizkid has recently announced he would soon roll out a new music streaming app...

15 Oct 2019

Today's tech tips marketers can use to save the shopper money
Today's tech tips marketers can use to save the shopper money

Top on the shopper's mind today is that she needs to save her money - and that includes when you ask her to use her mobile phone to enter a competition and engage with your brand. Here are our five top tech tips that South African marketers can use...

By Candice Goodman, Issued by Mobitainment 14 Oct 2019

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Brand recognition is vital to success: SMS can help small businesses build it

Smaller businesses face numerous obstacles when it comes to surviving. One of the biggest of those obstacles is brand recognition...

By Greg Chen 10 Oct 2019

One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app
One app to rule them all: Rise of the super app

Now is the perfect time to get in on the super app game, establishing your company as a preferred partner or supplier early on...

By Lee Naik 8 Oct 2019

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Africa is ripe for investment

Even though economic growth is slowing globally, technology innovation is unlocking unparalleled opportunities for countries all over the world, especially in Africa....

By Julien Fouriot 4 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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See who made the 2019 SA MMA Smarties shortlist

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has announced the South Africa MMA 2019 Smarties shortlist...

2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

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Hello Paisa consumers can now transact on WhatsApp

Hello Paisa recently introduced banking features for its consumers on WhatsApp...

25 Sep 2019

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Mobile leads clicks, not conversions - finds new AccuraCast research

Digital marketing agency AccuraCast's new research indicates that while advertising on mobile may lead to more clicks, it still falls behind when it comes to conversion...

25 Sep 2019

Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector
Why making mobile data cheaper is vital to kickstarting startup sector

It's a widely acknowledged truth that if South Africa is to escape the economic morass it finds itself in, it needs to provide as much support to SMEs as possible...

By Greg Chen 13 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

Empowering news organisations through technological innovation
Empowering news organisations through technological innovation

Google launched the Google News Initiative, followed by the GNI Innovation Challenge to aid publishers in Africa transition to digital. We speak to Google's Mich Atagana about the initiative...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2019

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Mauritian mobile money launched

Mauritius Telecom introduces My.T Money for a secure alternative to cash transactions...

26 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#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 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#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 22 Aug 2019

The dark side of mobile apps
The dark side of mobile apps

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it's not hard to see why...

21 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

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Airtel to roll out mobile money in Nigeria

Airtel Africa has declared it will soon introduce its mobile money business in Nigeria...

15 Aug 2019

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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

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

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How businesses can position Africa as a frontrunner in the globalisation race

The possibilities that this continent offers are endless and the time is right for businesses in Africa to showcase their capabilities...

By Mike Higley 7 Aug 2019

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MTN launches the first chatbot in Ivory Coast

MTN recently launched the first Chatbot in Ivory Coast, to perform mobile money transactions via WhatsApp...

31 Jul 2019

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