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Artist Kudakwashe Chigodo poses for a portrait with his smartphone in Harare. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images.
How apps on mobile phones are changing Zimbabwe's talk radioArticle

In Africa, radio still has wider geographical reach and higher audiences than any other information and communication technology, including television and newspapers...

Stanley Tsarwe 3 Aug 2020

Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative winners announced
Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative winners announcedArticle

The Jack Ma Foundation hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa...

18 Nov 2019

Intelligent naivety: The vitality of inexperience
Intelligent naivety: The vitality of inexperienceArticle

In our previous article, 'What is a challenger brand?', we described the Challenger Strategic Approach and the Eight Credos of successful challenger behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 25 Oct 2019

ANPI announces top 10 finalists
ANPI announces top 10 finalistsArticle

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has identified the top 10 finalists for its grand finale event...

15 Oct 2019

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Video Exchange Africa at AfricaCom 2019Article

Great content, innovative tech and commercial sustainability drive the new media space in Africa...

20 Sep 2019

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Kwesé shuts down its pay TV service in ZimbabweArticle

Econet Wireless Ltd. has shut its African pay-TV unit due to Zimbabwe's economic condition and shortage of foreign currency...

5 Aug 2019

Econet Media pay TV activities under administration
Econet Media pay TV activities under administrationArticle

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration...

8 Jul 2019

Econet, Yara launch Generation Africa, brings youth entrepreneurship to Africa
Econet, Yara launch Generation Africa, brings youth entrepreneurship to AfricaArticle

The partnership initiative will support a cohort of 12 budding young agri-food entrepreneurs to scale and prosper their ventures...

30 May 2019

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Intra-continental growth vital for African developmentArticle

African countries have been urged to focus on improving intra-continental trade if significant economic growth is to be tangible...

23 May 2019

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Kwesé Free TV gets terrestrial license in South AfricaArticle

Kwesé Free TV, becomes the first free-to-air terrestrial broadcaster to be licensed in South Africa since e.tv received its license 21 years ago...

25 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: The rise of new broadcasting business models in Africa
#BizTrends2019: The rise of new broadcasting business models in AfricaArticle

Africa's OTT market is poised for growth and it's all being driven by the need for superior customer experience...

Joseph Hundah 10 Jan 2019

Kwesé TV finally obtains broadcasting rights in Zimbabwe
Kwesé TV finally obtains broadcasting rights in ZimbabweArticle

Kwesé TV has recently acquired the licenses for broadcasting services in Zimbabwe...

8 Jan 2019

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across AfricaArticle

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

14 Dec 2018

Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on news
Kwesé TV broadcasting licence bid big on sports, short on newsArticle

Kwesé TV is hoping to enter the local free-to-air market in South Africa...

29 Nov 2018

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'Article

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

Kwesé to launch new original series on Kwesé iflix
Kwesé to launch new original series on Kwesé iflixArticle

Kwesé iflix announced a slate of original programming marking its first foray into original content in a region with a large youth population and fast-growing internet and smartphone penetration...

23 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winnersArticle

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

Kwesé satellite TV closes in Zimbabwe
Kwesé satellite TV closes in ZimbabweArticle

Kwesé satellite television has closed down in Zimbabwe after a review by parent company, Econet Media, of its business strategy and service offerings to align it to changes in the global digital and satellite broadcasting sector...

7 Nov 2018

Kwesé iflix offers loyal customers free TV for a year
Kwesé iflix offers loyal customers free TV for a yearArticle

Following Kwesé's announcement of its move towards digital services, the broadcaster will grant loyal Kwesé TV subscribers complimentary access to Kwesé iflix for 12 months...

6 Nov 2018

Econet Media embraces its digital future
Econet Media embraces its digital futureArticle

Kwesé TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media, will focus on three core services; Kwesé Free Sports, Kwesé iflix and Kwesé Play, as part of its business strategy towards a digital future...

5 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalistsArticle

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

What's fuelling our addiction to the smartphone?
What's fuelling our addiction to the smartphone?Article

Last year was a turning point in the mobile industry in South Africa as the smartphone emerged as the most popular communication device for consumers...

Dean Prinsloo 22 Oct 2018

Kwesé Zimbabwe launches promotion
Kwesé Zimbabwe launches promotionArticle

Last year, Kwesé started business in Zimbabwe around this time...

Yuveshen Darmalingum 10 Sep 2018

Snapplify.
SA's Snapplify partners Econet for zero-rated e-booksArticle

South African edtech startup Snapplify has partnered Econet to make 240,000 e-books and educational resources available to readers around Africa at no data cost...

Gabriella Mulligan 3 Sep 2018

Kwesé TV launches Scoop Network in Africa
Kwesé TV launches Scoop Network in AfricaArticle

Scoop Network Africa has recently launched on Kwesé TV...

Umayrah Ramjan 30 Aug 2018

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#Loeries2018: ALL THE WINNERS!Article

The full list of winners for the 40th Annual Loerie Awards, which concluded on Saturday, 18 August 2018 at the Durban ICC, have been announced. Congratulations to all...

16 Aug 2018

#Loeries2018: All the film finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the film finalists!Article

Finalists in the film categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugby
Media deal to increase brand exposure for African rugbyArticle

APO Group and Kwesé Sports announce strategic alliance to promote rugby across Africa and the globe...

15 Aug 2018

First fibre network from Cape to Cairo to be completed
First fibre network from Cape to Cairo to be completedArticle

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Telecom Egypt and Liquid Telecom will enable the completion of the first fibre network from Cape to Cairo...

17 Jul 2018

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, exposArticle

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

Mobile video service for Nigeria launched by media partners
Mobile video service for Nigeria launched by media partnersArticle

Kwesé Iflix and 9mobile have launched a mobile video service in Nigeria which enables consumers to stream or download content...

22 Jun 2018

Kwese TV secures top brands for world cup sponsorships
Kwese TV secures top brands for world cup sponsorshipsArticle

Kwesé TV inks impressive multi-territory deals with leading global brands for the 2018 FIFA World Cup...

30 May 2018

The most admired African brands announced
The most admired African brands announcedArticle

Brand Africa's 100 list of Africa's Best Brands for 2017/18 was released last week at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa...

28 May 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announcedArticle

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadershipArticle

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

23 Mar 2018

Kwesé Free Sports joins OpenView's programming line-up
Kwesé Free Sports joins OpenView's programming line-upArticle

OpenView has announced a breakthrough deal with Kwesé Free Sports for broadcast in South Africa, bringing premium sports content to over one million homes in South Africa, for free...

Issued by e.tv 14 Mar 2018

Deloitte panel at Africa Outlook 2018: (L-R) Hardy Pemhiwa, Sola David-Borha, MD Ramesh, and Sabine Dall’Omo.
Africa's new winning companiesArticle

Africa is now at a stage whereby it is continuously seeing new and existing winning companies - due largely to disruptive and innovative business models...

7 Mar 2018

Lance Mambondiani, CEO: Steward Bank
#SeamlessAfrica: Banking is not about the app, but connectivity and contentArticle

The bank of the future is not necessarily about apps, but about engaging people where they are spending time...

Nicci Botha 6 Mar 2018

Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflix
Econet Media subsidiary Kwesé buys iflixArticle

Econet Media subsidiary and pan-African media company Kwesé, has announced its acquisition of the world's leading internet TV service for emerging markets, iflix, to form a new dynamic TV and mobile offering in sub-Saharan Africa...

22 Feb 2018

Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areas
Don't overlook consumers in Africa's rural areasArticle

Rural areas are arguably the most overlooked spaces in Africa, in terms of government services as well as corporate attention. It's a mistake to rule out rural spaces and consumers, especially in Africa. Global commerce is fiercely competitive, with business leaders and investors still waking to the vast potential of Africa's burgeoning consumer market. The continent, now home to more than 1.1 billion people, will account for one-fifth of the world's population by 2025...

Ben Leo 20 Feb 2018

Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile Tekateka
Engage Joe Public appoints Reatile TekatekaArticle

Integrated brand and communications group Joe Public United has announced the recent appointment of Reatile Tekateka to head up its public relations company, Engage Joe Public...

Issued by Joe Public United 24 Jan 2018

TMT Finance Africa gets ready for Cape Town event
TMT Finance Africa gets ready for Cape Town eventArticle

Key decision makers from MTN, Vodacom, Econet Wireless, Safaricom, Millicom, Convergence Partners, Standard Bank, MainOne and Rand Merchant Bank are among the first speakers announced for TMT Finance Africa which is taking place on 15 March 2018 in Cape Town...

23 Jan 2018

Discussions around new hybrid media models
Discussions around new hybrid media modelsArticle

Third Africa Business Media Innovators Summit to convene media visionaries from 20 African nations in Ghana...

13 Nov 2017

ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!
ALL THE 2017 AFRICACOM AWARDS WINNERS!Article

Last night, 8 November 2017, saw the 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town. 2017 marks AfricaCom's 20th anniversary...

9 Nov 2017

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Can index insurance make African farmers climate-resilient?Article

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of microinsurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for...

Wambi Michael 25 Oct 2017

AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed
AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealedArticle

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

17 Oct 2017

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Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribersArticle

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million...

5 Oct 2017

Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through Orange
Kwesé TV launches in Botswana through OrangeArticle

Orange to deliver world class mobile streaming service from Kwesé TV...

26 Sep 2017

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Top African business leaders to follow on TwitterArticle

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter...

22 Sep 2017

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content dealArticle

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media...

18 Sep 2017

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