Sabre awards final deadline nears

The final deadline for the 2020 Sabre Awards entries from North America, EMEA and Africa regions is midnight PST this Friday, 14 February. Entrants in North America may submit their work here, entrants in EMEA may submit their work here, and entrants in Africa may submit their work here....

12 Feb 2020

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

Jumia gets APO to voice its activities in Africa

APO (African Press Organization) (, the sole press release newswire in Africa announced it has been selected as supplier for press release wire distribution in Africa by Jumia Nigeria (, Africa's leading online shopping destination. Launched in June 2012, Jumia is...

17 Dec 2015

#freeajstaff wins another PR award for Al Jazeera

The Al Jazeera FreeAJStaff campaign has won another major PR award, the Global Sabre, following its Gold awards won earlier this year at both the EMEA and Asia-Pacific SABRE awards. The campaign was designed to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy, Mohamed Bader and...

19 Oct 2015

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 selects APO as official newswire

EMRC has named APO (African Press Organization) as official newswire of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (AFIF) (, the annual pan-African forum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24 to 26 November 2015. AFIF 2015 entitled "Access to Finance...

17 Sep 2015

APO announced as newswire for Africa Hotel Investment Forum

APO has been named as official newswire of Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which takes place 30 September to 1 October 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. AHIF, now in its fifth year, expects to attract over 600 participants...

29 Jun 2015

APO to distribute press releases for Ecobank in Africa

APO has announced it has been selected as exclusive supplier for press release wire distribution in Africa by Ecobank (, the independent pan-African banking group with a presence in 36 African countries. Commenting today, Richard UKU, Group Head of Corporate Communications of ...

2 Jun 2015

Waggener Edstrom Communications announces partnerships in Africa

Waggener Edstrom Communications (WE) have announced six new strategic partners in Africa. Core Public Relations, Corporate Talk Group, Exclamation Marketing Ltd., Hotwire PRC, Lift Consulting and XLR8 Limited reinforce WE's commitment to the fast-growing African continent and extend the agency's...

18 Mar 2015

PR Newswire and Business Wire to lose most of their media reach in Africa

The South African Press Association (Sapa), the only strategic partner of PR Newswire and Business Wire for press release distribution in sub-saharan Africa, recently announced that it will cease all operations. Thanks to their partnership with Sapa, PR Newswire and Business Wire were able to...

13 Feb 2015

Brand South Africa signs up with APO

Brand South Africa has signed up with African Press Organisation (APO) for media relations services across Africa and beyond, to implement its strategy. The scope of work includes press release distribution services and media monitoring in Africa, social media analytics, op-ed publications,...

11 Nov 2014

APO named Agency of the Month

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA), which endeavours to highlight the strategic role of public relations and help set high standards for quality and ethical conduct by all practitioners, has named African Press Organisation (APO) agency of the month. APO manages Africa Wire, the...

10 Apr 2014

Magna Carta CEO on PR in Africa

Vincent Magwenya, CEO at Magna Carta, will speak to PR-Net about The State of PR in Africa. Magna Carta is a recent winner of The Holmes Report's African PR Agency title and Vincent believes that public relations, although still in its infancy in many African countries, is assuming new...

10 Sep 2013

Last call to enter IABC African Gold Quill awards

The Gold Quill, the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) global awards competition recognising outstanding achievement in communication, is still open for entries and the final deadline is this Friday, 10 February 2012 by the close of business. All entries should be submitted...

6 Feb 2012

New communications manager at AccessKenya
New communications manager at AccessKenya

AccessKenya Group, a corporate data and infrastructure provider in Kenya, has appointed Kevin Keya as the new group communications manager following the departure of Nancy Imunde a few months ago. Keya who brings over five years experience in media and public relations joined AccessKenya after...

12 Sep 2011

Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West
Loeries Travelling Exhibition off to North West

The Loeries Travelling Exhibition sponsored by Adobe will visit North-West University, 25 August -2 September 2011, for its fifth consecutive year and will be hosted by the Potchefstroom Campus' Graphic Design Subject group. The exclusive exhibition will display work across all areas of brand...

15 Aug 2011

New Africa appointments for Nokia
New Africa appointments for Nokia

Delia Sieff, head of Nokia communications for sub-Saharan Africa has been appointed head of communications for the Middle East and Africa. Sieff joined Nokia in February 2008 and now takes over responsibility for nine key sub-regions comprising around 25 countries across MEA. Tania Steenkamp, who...

25 May 2011

Africa takes two awards at the EMEA Sabre Awards
Africa takes two awards at the EMEA Sabre Awards

With four finalists in the 2011 EMEA SABRE Awards, Africa walked away with two prizes. The winners were announced late last week at the Prague Castle in the Czech Republic. College Hill was awarded in the Government agencies category for the "Royal Bafokeng Nation, Beyond Platinum" campaign, while...

23 May 2011

AfDB appoints head of external relations, communication

Richard Uku has been appointed head of external relations and communication at the African Development Bank. Uku has been group head, brand and communication at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), and head of communications at the Africa Finance Corporation. He was previously speechwriter to...

11 Mar 2011

Hylton Ross appoints Marcus Brewster Publicity

Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring, part of the JSE-listed Cullinan Holdings, has appointed Marcus Brewster Publicity's Cape Town office to handle stakeholder and media relations for the South African travel company. Originally only a Western Cape-based operation, the company recently expanded its...

9 Mar 2011

Talk2Us expands into Africa

South African brand engagement and internal communication company Talk2Us has announced that it is now acquiring business in other African countries. Founder and CEO Linda Hamman says: "We are delighted to add the Botswana-based company, National Development Bank, to our client list. It is great to...

13 Jan 2011

Catch the early PRISA bird
Catch the early PRISA bird

Early bird registration for PRISA's national conference "Africa on Top - a bold new vision for the public relations and communication profession," closes on 29 September 2010. The conference will be held on 20 October at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. The keynote address is by Elizabeth Sidiropoulos,...

23 Sep 2010

IABC Gold Quill entries deadline today
IABC Gold Quill entries deadline today

click to enlarge2010 IABC Gold Quill entries must be hand-delivered to Mari Lee at DevCom at 74 Mahonie Street, Doringkloof, Centurion in Johannesburg, South Africa, no later than 12am tonight, 27 January 2010 for the early bird entry fee and the last or late entries' deadline is midnight, 4...

27 Jan 2010

HWB holds African design competition

HWB Communications has been appointed by the Department of Economic Development and Tourism to develop and publicise a national competition asking all South Africans, and Africans, to enter their ideas for the design of an iconic structure for the southernmost tip of Africa at Agulhas. The campaign...

22 Jan 2009

8 Image & Brand Consultancy signs with MBP

8 Image & Brand Consultancy, a strategic brand and design agency in Africa, has appointed Marcus Brewster Publicity (MBP) as its PR agency. The profile-driven public relations strategy will be handled out of MBP's Johannesburg office. 8 Image & Brand specialises in brand marketing, strategy and...

17 Sep 2008

FAPRA 2008 to tackle corporate social responsibility

The 21st All Africa Public Relations Conference by the Federation of African Public Relations Associations (FAPRA) will take place at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, 28 April – 2 May 2008. The main conference theme is ‘Corporate Social Responsibility – Global Trends and Public Relations...

5 Mar 2008

Conference on strategic media relations

The Strategic Media Relations Conference and Workshop 2007, taking place at The Southern Sun Grayston in Sandton, Johannesburg, 13 - 15 March 2007, will focus on ways in which to build strategic media partnerships and on methods through which to gain public credibility for your organisation. The...

7 Feb 2007

PRISA Prism deadline extended
PRISA Prism deadline extended

click to enlargeThe Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) has extended the deadline for this year's PRISA Prism Awards entries to Friday, 2 February 2007, "due to an unprecedented response from companies wishing to submit entries". Go to for more information....

30 Jan 2007

PR company supports women in IT initiative

HMC Seswa Corporate Communications, an IT-focused public relations company based in Fourways, recently announced its partnership with Women in IT (WIIT), a bursary and mentorship programme, to provide PR assistance in the form of media liaison and formation of communication strategies in the...

4 Dec 2006

Ending the year on a high

PR-Net will end the year on the high with The Cape Times' new editors and chanteuse Irit Nobel on Tuesday, 12 December 2006, at Baran's Restaurant in Cape Town. Tickets are R80 per person. Prebooking and payment is essential: RSVP to or call Meredith on +27 (0)21 447 6398....

3 Dec 2006

More Microsoft for Kilimanjaro

Microsoft South Africa has extended its relationship with Kilimanjaro Communication Management Consultants to include PR for its consumer hardware and software, including keyboards, mice, Encarta and the LifeCam range. Kilimanjaro continues to work on Xbox 360 and PC gaming PR for Microsoft.

24 Nov 2006

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