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The Covid-19 chatbot that saved lives
The Covid-19 chatbot that saved livesArticle

In the days following South Africa's first case of Covid-19, Praekelt.org was busy using WhatsApp for good, building the Covid-19 chatbot using their social impact product Turn...

Issued by Praekelt 3 Aug 2020

Viu South Africa and Discovery announce strategic partnership to entertain South Africans
Viu South Africa and Discovery announce strategic partnership to entertain South AfricansArticle

Viu is excited to announce its new international content offering for Viu Premium subscribers in South Africa...

Issued by Viu 24 Jul 2020

Africa's 1st Virtual Empowerment Awards brings new meaning to transformation after 20 years
Africa's 1st Virtual Empowerment Awards brings new meaning to transformation after 20 yearsArticle

Topco Media is excited to be bringing you Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards - a celebration of the country's leaders in transformation and empowerment...

Issued by Topco Media 22 Jul 2020

MTN Awards for Social Change to reward NPOS with R1m
MTN Awards for Social Change to reward NPOS with R1mArticle

Non-profit organisations have a chance to win their share of R1m in the MTN Awards for Social Change, which rewards good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practice in the NPO sector...

Issued by Trialogue 20 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: BTS with CineMagic, SA's newest streaming service
#StartupStory: BTS with CineMagic, SA's newest streaming serviceArticle

CineMagic, SA's newest Video-on-Demand (VOD) streaming service, is now available to millions of cellular users via the Vodacom Video Play and MTN Play mobile content platforms...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Jul 2020

5G is growing in South Africa. What will change?
5G is growing in South Africa. What will change?Article

5G is up to 100x faster than 4G, and it offers lower latency and higher connection speeds. However, not all devices will be able to connect to the new networks...

Issued by Invendy V.O.F 16 Jul 2020

Data shows 7 interesting shopping habits of South Africans during the lockdown
Data shows 7 interesting shopping habits of South Africans during the lockdownArticle

But exactly how have our shopping behaviours changed? Data shows interesting trends and demographics that may predict the South African shopping landscape for the future...

Issued by Hyperia s.r.o. 15 Jul 2020

Sting Content Production creating agile content for the ever-changing landscape
Sting Content Production creating agile content for the ever-changing landscapeArticle

TBWA\South Africa has announced the launch of Sting Content Production, a creative unit that will focus exclusively on agile video production to cater to the growing demand for fast, cost-effective and high-quality video content...

Issued by TBWA 15 Jul 2020

5G brings opportunities for SA
5G brings opportunities for SAArticle

The recent launch of 5G technology in South Africa presents several highly attractive opportunities for consumers, carriers and the ICT industry...

9 Jul 2020

Brand South Africa and Brand Finance announce top 50 South African brands
Brand South Africa and Brand Finance announce top 50 South African brandsArticle

As the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the global and national economy, South Africa's top 50 most valuable brands could lose up to 15% of brand value cumulatively, a drop of over R65bn compared to the original valuation date of 1 January 2020, according to the latest Brand Finance South Africa 50 2020 report...

Issued by Brand South Africa 9 Jul 2020

MyBroadband's new online talk show is a hit - What's Next with Aki Anastasiou
MyBroadband's new online talk show is a hit - What's Next with Aki AnastasiouArticle

MyBroadband recently launched its new online talk show - What's Next with Aki Anastasiou - featuring interviews with South Africa's top IT and telecommunications executives...

Issued by MyBroadband 8 Jul 2020

MTN opens up Business App of the Year entries, launches app academy
MTN opens up Business App of the Year entries, launches app academyArticle

The MTN Business App of the Year Awards has opened entries for aspiring entrepreneurs and digital innovators across the country and launched a dedicated app development and coding initiative...

8 Jul 2020

The disconnected continent
The disconnected continentArticle

The IDC market outlook for Africa underscores the value of connectivity, the importance of ICT and the need to be more prepared when it comes to digital...

Sabelo Dlamini 1 Jul 2020

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Sunday Times Gen Next Awards announces 2020 category finalistsArticle

The Sunday Times Gen Next survey has announced the finalists across each of the 69 categories of the 16th annual Awards. The winners will be celebrated during an online event on 21 August 2020...

1 Jul 2020

African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving it
African tourism has been put on ice by coronavirus - here's how some countries are reviving itArticle

Developing countries that depend heavily on tourists need international support and more sustainable offerings for the future...

Davina Stanford and Adama Bah 19 Jun 2020

Networks zero-rate maths education programme for township youth
Networks zero-rate maths education programme for township youthArticle

Telecommunications providers, Cell C, MTN and Rain, have added the Olico Maths Education Programme to their list of zero-rated educational resources, allowing network users to access the programme for free...

9 Jun 2020

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Business continuity demands a supply chain with end-to-end visibilityArticle

How digital migration can help enterprises achieve end-to-end visibility of their supply chain...

Baljeet Nagi 8 Jun 2020

Community and collaboration: How Regent Business School ensures uninterrupted learning during the lockdown
Community and collaboration: How Regent Business School ensures uninterrupted learning during the lockdownArticle

As a result of strategic collaborations, digital innovation and a community-focused ethos, Regent Business School offers students a comprehensive digitally-supported online learning platform, with data-free access to key learning portals for students using MTN and Cell C simcards...

Issued by Regent Business School 8 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Kasi Mobile - SA's first township-based mobile network provider
#StartupStory: Kasi Mobile - SA's first township-based mobile network providerArticle

On 1 June, Lemok Group launched South Africa's first township-based mobile network provider, Kasi Mobile...

Johannes Masiteng 3 Jun 2020

Grey Advertising Africa appoints new strategy business director
Grey Advertising Africa appoints new strategy business directorArticle

Grey Advertising Africa is excited to announce the recent appointment of Sindiswa Masuta as its new strategy business director to take responsibility for all the business of strategy, including - South African Tourism, Mazda, Distell to name a few brands...

Issued by Grey 2 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Data prices and education during Covid-19
#YouthMonth: Data prices and education during Covid-19Article

The novel coronavirus has plunged the world into a host of social and economic difficulties. One of which is the fact that studying and working from home in a seamless, comfortable and effective manner, is a privilege very few possess...

Tasia Matlala 29 May 2020

UCT GSB Solution Space, backed by MTN Group, selects 10 startups to join 12-week Venture Exploitation Programme
UCT GSB Solution Space, backed by MTN Group, selects 10 startups to join 12-week Venture Exploitation ProgrammeArticle

The cohort joins the Venture Exploitation Programme, the second phase of the UCT GSB Solution Space e-Track Programme, to accelerate their ventures...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 28 May 2020

Viu South Africa announces Viu Premium payments now available through MTN
Viu South Africa announces Viu Premium payments now available through MTNArticle

Viu South Africa has teamed up with MTN South Africa to offer MTN Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) on its app for Viu Premium payments...

Issued by Viu 21 May 2020

Cellular industry staff more confident in the presidency
Cellular industry staff more confident in the presidencyArticle

BMi Research conducted a survey at the end of April, amongst 1035 cellular sales agents and store managers. This was to ascertain perceptions of the lockdown in the cellular industry...

Jenni-Ruth Coggin, Issued by BMi Research 14 May 2020

The future of banking is here and Guerrilla IMC is ensuring that you know about it
The future of banking is here and Guerrilla IMC is ensuring that you know about itArticle

When brands want massive reach combined with location targeting, DOOH gives major bang for your marketing bucks. A recent campaign that has highlighted the true power of this platform is MTN's Mobile Money (MoMo) launch...

Issued by Guerrilla IMC 7 May 2020

Ogilvy Joburg MD Elouise Kelly resigns for a new adventure
Ogilvy Joburg MD Elouise Kelly resigns for a new adventureArticle

Ogilvy Joburg MD Elouise Kelly is set to leave to join another global company, still to be announced...

Issued by Ogilvy South Africa 7 May 2020

High-impact startups celebrated at the UCT GSB Solution Space Virtual Demo Day
High-impact startups celebrated at the UCT GSB Solution Space Virtual Demo DayArticle

Four startups that were part of the UCT GSB Solution Space in partnership with the MTN Group E-Track Programme received awards at the Demo Day...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 4 May 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Two sides of lockdown ads
#OrchidsandOnions: Two sides of lockdown adsArticle

SA Tourism hits the mark; MTN misses by a long way...

Brendan Seery 21 Apr 2020

Learn to read in SA's 11 official languages with Feed the Monster app
Learn to read in SA's 11 official languages with Feed the Monster appArticle

Bellavista S.H.A.R.E. has partnered with the MTN Foundation and Curious Learning to launch the Feed the Monster app, which presents reading instruction in a variety of different languages, in South Africa...

15 Apr 2020

[Radio & Podcasts] Evolving to stay in tune
[Radio & Podcasts] Evolving to stay in tuneArticle

With the Radio Awards 2020 taking place later this week, Jessica Tennant interviews Taryn Westoby, head of Arena Events, who has managed the Awards since their inception in 2010, on the state of radio particularly at this time...

Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2020

Research reveals best mobile network in SA
Research reveals best mobile network in SAArticle

MyBroadband Insights has released its Q1 2020 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa.

9 Apr 2020

Sabre Awards Africa: 2020 winners announced
Sabre Awards Africa: 2020 winners announcedArticle

The winners of the 2020 Sabre Awards Africa have been announced...

7 Apr 2020

Comms in the time of corona
Comms in the time of coronaArticle

With remote working now a reality for big corporates, companies like MTN are using WhatsApp chatbots for their internal comms...

Issued by Praekelt 6 Apr 2020

Simo Mkhize re-joins Cell C as chief commercial officer
Simo Mkhize re-joins Cell C as chief commercial officerArticle

Cell C has announced the appointment of Simo Mkhize as the chief commercial officer commencing 1 April 2020...

6 Apr 2020

WhatsApps from the MTN CEO
WhatsApps from the MTN CEOArticle

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Issued by Praekelt 31 Mar 2020

These independent food businesses are still operating during #SALockdown
These independent food businesses are still operating during #SALockdownArticle

Studio H has compiled a list of independently-owned food businesses that are continuing to operate during the lockdown in South Africa...

31 Mar 2020

Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's how
Kids can keep learning even during a lockdown. Here's howArticle

Be prepared to learn along with your kids, take a break when you need to -- and have fun...

27 Mar 2020

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris wins Digital Agency of the Year at 2020 Bookmark Awards
TBWA\Hunt Lascaris wins Digital Agency of the Year at 2020 Bookmark AwardsArticle

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris, shortlisted for 38 awards in this year's IAB Bookmark Awards, topped the charts as Digital Agency of the Year bringing home four golds...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 20 Mar 2020

#Bookmarks2020: Winners announced!
#Bookmarks2020: Winners announced!Article

The winners for the 2020 Bookmark Awards have been announced! This year, the 12th annual Bookmarks celebration was hosted via the IAB SA's digital channels and local press network...

18 Mar 2020

Is the boy-child suffering at the hands of patriarchy in advertising?
Is the boy-child suffering at the hands of patriarchy in advertising?Article

Katlego 'Flocart' Ditlhokwe, senior strategist at Brave Group, shares his analysis on the representation of the boy-child in advertising...

Katlego 'Flocart' Ditlhokwe, Issued by The Brave Group 17 Mar 2020

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13 Mar 2020

Mobile network operators can drive the revival and growth of agricultural sector
Mobile network operators can drive the revival and growth of agricultural sectorArticle

The telecommunications industry is set to become an increasingly pivotal player in ensuring digital solutions are harnessed to boost productivity and competitiveness for the agriculture sector...

David Lupafya 6 Mar 2020

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