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Vukani Mngxati, chief executive officer for Accenture Africa.
Accelerating Africa's economy through digital transformation

The 'digitisation of everything' trend is evolving at pace and Africa cannot afford to play catch-up...

By Vukani Mngxati 4 hours ago

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 1 day ago

This may or may not be Williams' best angle…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Leigh-Anne Williams

Fitting for World Radio Day, this week we go behind the selfie with Leigh-Anne Williams, presenter on Good Hope FM's 'Lunch with Leigh-Anne' as well as SABC3's Expresso...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream online
20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream online

The nominees for the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards have just been announced. The majority of nominations went to MultiChoice productions on M-Net, 1Magic, kykNET, Mzansi Magic and Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 13 Feb 2019

Miniso launches Adventure Time product range
Miniso launches Adventure Time product range

Retail chain Miniso will be stocking a 264-item collection of accessories and apparel inspired by animated TV series Adventure Time, after entering into a deal with Cartoon Network...

11 Feb 2019

All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs
All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominations were announced on 8 February in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

11 Feb 2019

Previous BBC Komla Dumor Award winners (L-R): Didi Akinyelure (2016), Nancy Kacungira (2015) and Waihiga Mwaura (2018).
Search for next African broadcast journalism star

Applications for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award are open until 23.59GMT, 26 March 2019...

8 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign
#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign

Ackermans' latest Valentine's Day campaign, 'I Am Me' (#IAmMe) was conceptualised and produced in partnership with the retailer's lead creative agency 99c and is calling on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

7 Feb 2019

Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series
Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series

Filming is underway on Showmax's first travel show, Trippin' With Skhumba. In each 30-minute episode, the Comic's Choice Comic of the Year 2017 will get down and dirty with a fellow South African comedian in their hometown...

Issued by Showmax 7 Feb 2019

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The lessons SA should take from 2019's Super Bowl ads

Arguably advertising's biggest moment, the Super Bowl acts as an inspiration to agencies and brands globally and has the potential to set trends. And with all the hype around the declining TV audiences, it's a testament to its power...

By Andrew MacKenzie 7 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV
Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV

Hisense's new flagship 65" ULED smart television is a declaration of war aimed at the top end TV market. This beautifully crafted and ingeniously designed ULED is the perfection that should be strived for when creating the next generation of televisions...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Feb 2019

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited
Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

There is increasing concern about the number of time children and adolescents are spending on recreational screen time. There's also increasing controversy over whether or not screen time is actually harmful...

1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant 1 Feb 2019

The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax
The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax

You can now binge all eight episodes of The Girl from St Agnes, Showmax's critically acclaimed first Original Drama...

Issued by Showmax 1 Feb 2019

The tech buzzwords transforming our TVs
The tech buzzwords transforming our TVs

Consumer electronics businesses gather annually at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a global platform for companies to flaunt their latest innovations and battle it out for recognition as the best of the best...

31 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust
#BizTrends2019: Convergence, connections and trust

Jessica Tennant reports back on Charles Stuart's analysis of the annual 'Entertainment Media Outlook: An African Perspective', specifically with regard to three key trends in the entertainment and media space...

By Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2019

Irina Herf, general manager of DCMN South Africa.
#BizTrends2019: Measuring ROI on offline advertising - you can and you should!

For far too long now, South African brands have been buying digital advertising space based on return on investment (ROI) data, but have been throwing good money after television advertising without tracking its performance...

By Irina Herf 30 Jan 2019

AMA competition for media trip to Africa CEO Forum
AMA competition for media trip to Africa CEO Forum

African Media Agency to reward best African Journalist with a fully paid trip to cover The Africa CEO Forum in Kigali...

29 Jan 2019

Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Month highlights rarely seen behaviours in a jam-packed lineup in February
Nat Geo WILD's Big Cat Month highlights rarely seen behaviours in a jam-packed lineup in February

Nat Geo WILD's ninth annual big cat event packs in five new premieres over the month of February 2019, featuring surprising behaviours and inspiring stories of big cats around the world...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 29 Jan 2019

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi to bring sexiness and mayhem to Scandal!
Nambitha Ben-Mazwi to bring sexiness and mayhem to Scandal!

Nambitha Ben-Mazwi is the latest addition to the local soapie and will make her debut on Friday, 8 February...

Issued by e.tv 25 Jan 2019

Bosasa did not donate to SABC 8
Bosasa did not donate to SABC 8

In response to an allegation published by TimesLive that Bosasa "appears" to have donated R100,000 to a crowdfunding campaign for the SABC 8 journalists, the South African National Editors' Forum would like to clarify the following...

23 Jan 2019

SABC 8 outraged over Bosasa funding allegation
SABC 8 outraged over Bosasa funding allegation

The so-called SABC 8 has outright rejected claims that it benefited from a R100,000 donation by state capture-implicated Bosasa to cover their living expenses while suspended by former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng...

23 Jan 2019

DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth
DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth

Deutsche Welle has launched a weekly YouTube show to engage the youth on the African continent on issues facing them in Africa...

21 Jan 2019

How the web was won!
How the web was won!

Bold new series from National Geographic - Valley of the Boom - delivers the drama of Silicon Valley's internet pioneers during the dot-com boom and bust...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 18 Jan 2019

eNCA tweaks its line-up and appoints key editors
eNCA tweaks its line-up and appoints key editors

24-hour news channel eNCA is changing its weekday line-up and making key new editorial appointments...

Issued by e.tv 16 Jan 2019

SABC, MultiChoice to engage over SA sports broadcasting review
SABC, MultiChoice to engage over SA sports broadcasting review

Both MultiChoice and the SABC are preparing their responses to regulations from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that could potentially challenge SuperSport's monopoly of sport broadcasting rights in the country.

16 Jan 2019

New tongue-in-cheek TVC for the Mitsubishi ASX
New tongue-in-cheek TVC for the Mitsubishi ASX

Mitsubishi Motors in the UK teams up with Golley Slater Cardiff, Fresh Films and Stone Dogs to launch a new tongue-in-cheek TVC to promote its ASX model...

31 Dec 2018

4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment
4 trends shaping the future of TV and entertainment

Jacques Bentley from Skyworth highlights four global industry trends that are making waves and are expected to gain even more momentum in 2019...

By Jacques Bentley 31 Dec 2018

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