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Episode 175: Agency Focus with creative service agency, Havas Boondoggle.

Date: 26 May 2016
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Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, global service providers and content distribution companies...

26 May 2016

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Need for open source skills in Africa

The most pressing needs are to start taking those first steps to build in-house capacity or to attract more advanced open source talent...

By Matthew Lee 25 May 2016

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

23 May 2016

Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East
Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East

The 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000, is now open for entries...

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

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Facebook expands video ads support

Businesses will be able to extend the reach of their videos on Facebook and Instagram...

23 May 2016

BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution

BrandsEye is now able to monitor traditional media, including print and broadcast, alongside its existing offering of tracking social media and online news...

22 May 2016

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group launched their joint services, following the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year...

29 Jan 2016

Zambia: Mahtani's lawyer says online journalists are "evil"
Zambia: Mahtani's lawyer says online journalists are "evil"

Online media discourse stole the show at the Media Institute of Southern Africa and Law Association of Zambia public discussion with Lusaka lawyer Marshal Muchende saying online journalists ride on anonymity...

By Peter Adamu 22 Jun 2015

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014

Muvi TV increases channels through EUTELSAT 7B satellite
Muvi TV increases channels through EUTELSAT 7B satellite

Through the renewal and expansion of its satellite capacity requirements from Stellar, Zambian commercial broadcaster and satellite TV platform, Muvi TV, is doubling the range of quality channels from six to 12...

11 Nov 2014

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014

Internet.org app launched in Zambia
Internet.org app launched in Zambia

Facebook has announced the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia to make the internet accessible to more people by providing a set of free basic services...

31 Jul 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

Why brand activations in Africa are evolving
Why brand activations in Africa are evolving

Stephan Botha of PMG division ProActive explains that, in Africa, to rise above the clutter a fully integrated approach is key and this includes the ever-growing use of social media.

By Stephan Botha, Issued by Provantage Media Group 14 May 2014

Public funds malaria tests, treatments through digital campaign
Public funds malaria tests, treatments through digital campaign

Malaria No More's Power of One campaign uses social, mobile, and e-commerce technologies, enabling the public to purchase treatments for children in Zambia. (video)

7 Apr 2014

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014

Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tablets
Toshiba top Notebook vendor, sponsors tablets

According to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) CY 2013 final results, Toshiba Gulf FZE is the number one vendor for Notebook market sales in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

11 Mar 2014

More research required for Zambian computer plant
More research required for Zambian computer plant

Zambia's Public Sector Development Association (PSDA) says that instead of spending money building a computer assembly plant, focus should rather be on investing in the manufacturing, food processing and construction sector to create employment, reports ITWeb Africa.

17 Feb 2014

University of Zambia Language Centre receives Toshiba tablets
University of Zambia Language Centre receives Toshiba tablets

Toshiba has donated 12 AT300 tablets to the University of Zambia Language Centre in Lusaka, laying the foundation for the centre's future growth.

12 Feb 2014

4G LTE rolled out in Zambia
4G LTE rolled out in Zambia

Mobile operator, MTN, has rolled out its 4G LTE service in Zambia in an effort to increase broadband speed and mobile connectivity in the country, reports Ventures Africa.

22 Jan 2014

Broadband still unaffordable for millions
Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013

Zambia to reissue digital migration tender
Zambia to reissue digital migration tender

The Zambian government has decided to reissue the call for tenders for the execution of the digital migration process, reaffirming its commitment to adhering to the 2015 deadline.

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Dec 2013

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

'Go For It' youth campaign launched
'Go For It' youth campaign launched

This week saw the launch of Airtel Networks Zambia's youth targeted initiative, 'Go for It'. The campaign aims to enriching the lives of Zambia's youth and to empower them with the relevant tools and initiatives for deepening data usage and knowledge.

22 Nov 2013

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013

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