"We are engaged with local film and audiovisual actors in Africa. Canal+ International is a partner of African talent, and we are doing everything we can to offer them as many opportunities as possible."
Grace Loubassou from Canal+ International on launching Canal+ University in Africa

"Streaming is definitely creating more opportunity to get the work out there. South African stories and films will reach a global audience and this is great. More international deals are being made."
Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk on how the SA film industry has changed

"South African judges bring a really unique perspective. Never having big budgets to hide behind, we are quite discerning about there being a great idea at the heart of an execution."
Nikki Taylor-Garrett on what this year's 7 SA creatives bring to the global Cannes Lions judging

"Digital technology and human ingenuity combined will helps us forge a more equal and prosperous Africa. Africa is celebrated as the cradle of humankind - but it is also the future. We don't need to imagine Africa in 2025 because it is within our means to build the continent and the future of our dreams."
Facebook Africa regional director Nunu Ntshingila on how Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail

"According to research by Ghost Data, the number of counterfeit accounts active on Instagram has risen by 171% in the past three years. In 2016, counterfeit accounts published 14.5 million posts. In 2019, they published more than 64 million posts - a growth of more than 341%."
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong."
Albert Einstein

"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."
Tecumseh

"A human being is only breath and shadow."
Sophocles

"Do not be in a hurry to succeed. What would you have to live for afterwards? Better make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you."
William Makepeace Thackeray

"Although travelling into Africa still comes with certain risks, emerging technology trends can help companies and travellers overcome these challenges, with improved emergency monitoring, better location tracking and streamlined communications moving the continent forward."
Oz Desai on how technology keeps business travellers safe in Africa

"Passion for the field you are in provides the drive to keep going. Resilience is also important and helps entrepreneurs get back on their feet when they go through failure."
Kush Gadhia from Astral Aerial on traits an entrepreneur needs to succeed

"To be from Africa, originating from one of its 55 countries, means to be directly linked to the source of its cultures and to be responsible for its guardianship. But to be of Africa, being a descendant of the continent in the diaspora, means to be a carrier of its cultural expressions and a propagator of Afro cultures around the world."
Uche Pézard, CEO of The Luxe Corp Group and founder of Luxury Connect Africa

"Design thinking should be applied across all channels of communication and marketing. A holistic approach will actually aid and avoid creating a fragmented brand image, as well as dilute the brand differentiation, and consequently confusion the marketplace."
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana on using design-thinking as a strategic advantage

"Entrepreneurs are, by nature, problem solvers. If we are to properly take on the world's biggest problems, we need more entrepreneurs."
Mobiz founder Greg Chen on the importance of entrepreneurship

"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The greatest legacy one can pass on to one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one's life, but rather a legacy of character and faith."
Billy Graham

"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."
D. H. Lawrence

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
Audrey Hepburn

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
Helen Keller

"Once you have a good project, you need to be motivated and give yourself the means to succeed."
Mamadou Gouro Sidibé, developer of Lenali - a voice-based social network app

"My advice would be to create what you are interested in seeing. I hope the show will inspire those who, like me, had never considered animation, to start to explore it to see if it's a platform they would want to use to tell stories."
Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema offers some advice to aspiring writers

"Africa has been writing her own hope narrative."
Salona Naidoo and Gabi Wojtowitz offer a glimpse into Africa's future

"Your brand's story is the most important story you can tell. In such a competitive market it seems counterintuitive not to push your product, but a compelling brand story will be the door that will allow customers to invite you in."
Idea Hive MD Yaw Dwomoh asks if your brand is telling the true story?

"The World Bank places Nigeria at the top of the list as the largest economy on the continent with a GDP of $375bn, compared to South Africa which has a GDP of $348bn."
Nigerian publishers prepare for digital transformation

"I'm humbled and grateful for this award. Who would have known that a South Sudanese female journalist, the only female editor-in-chief in the country, operating in a difficult conflict zone would be recognised for her work."
Anna Nimiriano on receiving the 2019 Wan-Ifra Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

"MultiChoice Nigeria will roll out a dedicated Ramadan pop-up channel for the spiritual needs of Muslim subscribers on DStv and GOtv during the Holy Month of Ramadan."
DStv, GOtv offer pop-up channel for Ramadan in Nigeria

"But whatever you select, the script had better be good. Words are the sales engine."
Tiffany Markman shares her tips and tricks for perfecting an explainer video

"Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The company raised $196-million in its initial public offering (IPO) at the world's largest stock exchange."
Africa's unicorn Jumia lists on the New York Stock Exchange

"With the theme of telling better stories, it's important to look at the positive role advertising plays. Should advertising simply be about selling stuff, or should it act as an influencer in society, acting towards the betterment of society? Ultimately, the question to ask is 'how does advertising help create a better society?'"
Loeries CEO Andrew Human on going beyond 'selling stuff' to tell better regional stories

"We know that more than ever young people look to the influencers that they follow in social media for inspiration so we felt that this message would be well received coming from them in their own language with their own motivation."
Levi's South Africa country manager Byron Grant on using influencers to get young people to vote

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