Mastercard MEA president added to US President's Advisory Council

The US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) has appointed Mastercard Middle East and Africa president Raghu Malhotra. The appointment was announced at the Corporate Council on Africa US-Africa Business Summit in Maputo, Mozambique. Malhotra will serve a two-year...

26 Jun 2019

Body with Maria, NBC's first reality show

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has launched Body with Maria; its first reality show. The show will be aired on NBC TV every Sunday and will be hosted by Maria Nepembe, a Namibian Big Brother participant. Body with Maria' is a reality fitness show for people that want to make changes to...

25 Jun 2019

Political strife in Sudan births unique social media campaign

Friends of the peaceful protester, Mohammad Mattar, have started a social media campaign asking people to change their profile pictures to shades of blue in solidarity with protesters' pro-democracy struggle in Sudan. Mattar shot and killed by Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF). His friend's say...

24 Jun 2019

MTN SA Foundation helps launch child literacy app

The MTN SA Foundation has teamed up with Bellavista S.H.A.R.E and Curious Learning to pilot Feed the Monster; a child literacy app which enhances reading fluency and comprehension. The app makes the fundamentals of reading more meaningful and fun while reaching out to a wide community.

24 Jun 2019

Botswana wildlife film wins three awards at New York Cinematography Awards

Birth of a Pride was awarded the titles of Best Nature/Travel film, Best Original Score, and Best Sound at the New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA). The film is about the extraordinary journey of lions returning to a reserve in Botswana as they grow from a single female and her cub into a fully...

21 Jun 2019

NBA launches YouTube channel for African fans

Basketball fans in sub-Saharan Africa will now get to enjoy the National Basketball Association (NBA) content on YouTube. In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018/19 season, the NBA Africa YouTube channel will celebrate the impact of African players in...

22 Mar 2019

Co-production South Africa, Nigeria film to premiere in Burkina Faso

Local film Comatose has been selected to premiere at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) in Burkina Faso on 26 February 2019. The film, which was produced by Mickey Dube, is the first co-production between South Africa and Nigeria. It is a dramatic afro-futurism...

26 Feb 2019

Publiseer joins Google Ally

Nigerian digital publisher Publiseer joined Google's Ally matching pilot. The platform matches promising, tech-enabled, emerging market startups with the 'Diaspora+' to close expertise and funding gaps. Google Ally learns about African startups and connects them with the right resources to help...

26 Sep 2018

Entries for 2018 Merck Media Recognition Awards are now open

The philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, the Merck Foundation has opened submissions for the 2018 Merck More Than a Mother Media Recognition Awards. The awards aim to acknowledge outstanding health journalism and individual professional journalists who have produced accurate, informative, and...

26 Jul 2018

Africa Science Desk looks to grow science journalism in Africa

The African Academy of Sciences alongside the African Federation of Science Journalists and the South African Science Journalists Association through the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting pitches from African journalists every month for the Africa Science Desk. The project...

26 Jun 2018

#DIAA2018 submissions are now open

The nomination submission entries for the fifth annual Digital Impact Awards Africa #DIAA2018 #IncludeEveryone are now open. The #DIAA2018 aims to acknowledge the best in digital across Africa; it spans 26 categories and focuses on digital inclusion, financial inclusion, and cybersecurity. The...

25 Jun 2018

Want to build your own fashion brand?

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department has developed an event that intends to equip creative entrepreneurs operating in the textile, apparel, and accessories sector with the tools and knowledge to build a fashion brand from idea to...

22 Jun 2018

Mobiclicks, Silverpush to introduce cross-screen media advertising on Maginfi

Mobiclicks along with its technology partner Silverpush plan on introducing cross-screen media advertising to clients across South Africa through the Magnifi TV sync platform. Maginfi will assist in sending effective campaigns through mobile and TV content. Magnifi uses data from various channel...

4 Apr 2018

Pay TV subcribers in Africa to grow by 75%

Screen Africa reports that there will be a 75% increase in pay TV subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2023 to reach 40.89 million. Sub-Saharan Africa Pay TV Forecasts, however, expects that subscriber growth will overtake revenue progress. The forecast suggests that pay TV revenues...

11 Jan 2018

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

Studio 214, BLQINC working to rebrand LNBS

Studio 214 and BLQINC have been working together to rebrand the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS). BLQINC has been upgrading the broadcaster's technical abilities and upskilling its staff, while Studio 214 has been developing the rebranding strategy with new positioning and various...

6 Nov 2017

Turner Africa sponsors AAN's Animation Village

Turner Africa is sponsoring African Animation Network's (AAN) Animation Village at the 2017 DISCOP Trade Fair, that will be held in Johannesburg. Turner's sponsorship is expected to boost AAN's efforts to develop animation talent in Africa by leading several activities that will be hosted at...

16 Oct 2017

BBC Worldwide seals deal with Kwesè TV

BBC Worldwide announced that it has completed its first sales deal with pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV. The deal formulates a mixed-genre package that will air across 17 African markets on Kwesè branded channels. The deal comes after a recent launch of BBC Worldwide's global pre-school...

14 Sep 2017

World Press Exhibition, Docufest Africa in KZN

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 recently touched down in Durban in preparation for the Hilton Arts Festival, which is to take place from 15-17 September 2017. It is the first time in almost 20 years that the exhibition has made an appearance in KwaZulu-Natal. DocuFest Africa is to...

12 Sep 2017

InfiNet Wireless appoints Duo

In order to grow in the Kenyan and South Africa markets, InfiNet Wireless has appointed DUO Marketing + Communications (DUO) to handle its marketing campaigns. InfiNet Wireless is a global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity and while they have had an operational African presence for...

2 Aug 2017

Nigerian local production ban draws criticism in entertainment sector

The Nigerian federal government's proposal to halt the production of Nigerian music videos, outside of the country, has garnered criticism amongst those in the country's entertainment industry. The Nigerian information and culture minister Lai Mohammed had announced the government's intention to...

19 Jul 2017

NetBooster announces partnership with Limbik

Global NetBooster Group has announced a partnership with South African agency Limbik Responding Creative. Group's extensive digital services and expertise will be available on the Africa continent.

14 Jul 2017

EU-funded journalism competition to recognise Euro-Mediterranean migration reporters

The inaugural Migration Media Awards will recognise the work of 35 journalists from 16 countries who had reported on the migration to the Euro-Mediterranean region. The entries were selected based on the objective and information-based reporting of the challenges and opportunities of such a complex...

13 Jun 2017

ITN archive to be made available on Getty Images

ITN and Getty Images have entered a distribution partnership that will see ITN broadcasts available to licence on Getty's platform. In South Africa, ITN's archive will be available to licence via Gallo Images Johannesburg as it is Getty Images' exclusive representative in the sub-Saharan Africa...

30 May 2017

Siba's My Table receives Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Siba Mtongana received The International Food Show award at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which was held in Yantai, China. The award acknowledges cookbook authors and publishers who have achieved culinary media or television on an international level. Siba's Table is aired on the Food...

29 May 2017

Safaricom signs partnership agreement with Kwesé TV

Safaricom has signed a video distribution partnership agreement with Kwesé TV. The partnership with Kwesé TV extends Safaricom's digital services offered to its subscribers. Subscribers will be able to stream Kwesé's programming on their portable devices through data bundles, which will be made...

13 Apr 2017

ODA exhibits Olantunji Sanusi's Save Water

Nigerian-born and South African-based fine artist, Olantunji Sanusi, pays homage to water as a vital and sacred origin of life as depicted in Yoruba legend, which echoes the basic element of water as life-giving. Sanusi makes use of recycled paper in this collection, transporting visitors to the...

13 Apr 2017

Entries for .africa Pioneer programme are now open

Members of business, civil society, and other interested parties may now submit their entries for the ZA Central Registry NPC .africa Pioneer programme. The programme is being held to promote awareness and visibility for the newly launched geographic top-level domain to millions of consumers in...

10 Apr 2017

MailOnline appoints AddSuite as partner for sub-Saharan Africa

At the IAB Digital Summit, on 3 March 2016, MailOnline officially appointed Ole! Media Group's AddSuite as its exclusive in-market channel partner for sub-Saharan Africa, to maximise digital advertising opportunities. AddSuite will be the exclusive representative of MailOnline in South Africa and...

3 Mar 2016

2016 My Business Expo

My Business Expo, directed at those looking to start or grow their business, is set to take place on 10 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. Hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), the expo will incorporate Business Start-Up Expo, Access to Finance Indaba, The...

17 Feb 2016

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