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Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Advertising in the competitive telecommunications, broadband and connectivity landscape
Advertising in the competitive telecommunications, broadband and connectivity landscape

On 31 May, Ornico and Financial Mail will host the next AdForum event, where a panel of advertising industry experts will analyse recently flighted print, television and radio advertising in the telecommunications and broadband sectors...

Issued by Ornico 2 days ago

SABC radio building 'no-go zone' after massive diesel leak
SABC radio building 'no-go zone' after massive diesel leak

The SABC's Radio Park building in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, was evacuated yesterday morning following a massive diesel leak...

16 May 2019

Oros Mampofu bags major role on Rhythm City
Oros Mampofu bags major role on Rhythm City

Having recently welcomed a bundle of joy in the form of a bouncy baby girl, Oros Mampofu now welcomes his second blessing as a new cast member to Rhythm City...

Issued by e.tv 10 May 2019

DStv rolls out news channel Newzroom Afrika
DStv rolls out news channel Newzroom Afrika

NewzRoom Afrika is a 24-hour news channel is owned by media personalities Thabile Ngwato and Thokozani Nkosi...

3 May 2019

Comedic action-adventure movie Kim Possible premieres Friday, 3 May, on Disney Channel
Comedic action-adventure movie Kim Possible premieres Friday, 3 May, on Disney Channel

Kim Possible, a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the beloved animated series, will premiere Friday, 3 May, at 4pm on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303...

Issued by Disney Africa Media Sales and Partnerships 3 May 2019

ICASA's plan for sport a possible red card for the industry
ICASA's plan for sport a possible red card for the industry

The idea of giving all South Africans free access to major televised sports events is wonderful in theory. But there is always a cost, and ICASA's latest proposed sports broadcasting draft could be a red card for the industry...

By Happy Ntshingila, Issued by Openfield 3 May 2019

Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019
Season two of Fox's espionage thriller, Deep State, to premiere on 15 May 2019

Fox Networks Group (FNG) Europe & Africa has announced that Deep State season two will air globally in 2019...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 2 May 2019

UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn
UK adspend for 2018 soars to £23.6bn

UK advertising spend rose 6.3% year-on-year to reach £23.6bn in 2018, marking the ninth consecutive year of market growth and highest annual total since monitoring began in 1982...

30 Apr 2019

Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released
Media Inflation Watch 2018 Jan-Dec results released

Media Manager Online has released its latest version of Inflation Watch for the full year of 2018. The study covers advertising rates and performance trends and an MIW Index, which is essentially a Cost Per Thousand calculation...

30 Apr 2019

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Reporting on China in Africa is too binary

The accuracy of reporting on China's involvement in Africa can be "deeply misleading". What needs to be done to fix it...

By Yu-Shan Wu 30 Apr 2019

7 of the best local hits to stream now
7 of the best local hits to stream now

Here's a list of seven of the best local hits on Showmax this month...

Issued by Showmax 29 Apr 2019

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DSTV launches new reality show in Zimbabwe

Our Perfect Wedding Zimbabwe will premiere on DStv's Zambezi Magic starring former Idols Africa star Adiona Chidzonga...

26 Apr 2019

EFC Worldwide comes to Angolan TV viewers.
TV Zimbo signs EFC Worldwide for Angolan viewers

Angola will get to watch the best MMA on TV in a deal TV Zimbo has signed with EFC Worldwide...

25 Apr 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana, chief creative officer at Joe Public United.
How Joe Public taps into the zeitgeist of AI in advertising for Africa

Are you ready for the artificial intelligence revolution in advertising, like Ciclope Africa Festival's agency of the year Joe Public? Here, chief creative officer Xolisa Dyeshana explains the importance of showcasing real South Africans at the forefront of global playing fields, against the backdrop of their grand prix-winning Chicken Licken work, Sbu 2.0...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Apr 2019

Love at first sight? Behavioural bias and The Bachelor
Love at first sight? Behavioural bias and The Bachelor

One eligible bachelor. 24 contestants vying for his heart. Underpinned by 7 behavioural biases. The popular US dating show, The Bachelor, has just celebrated its 17th year on-air, with South Africa becoming the latest country to debut this popular reality show...

By Leigh Crymble 24 Apr 2019

Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier
Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier

No Activity, a comedy series from executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Vice, Succession) and Funny Or Die, has no right to be as entertaining as it is...

Issued by Showmax 24 Apr 2019

Why the drama?
Why the drama?

In South Africa, radio remains a powerful way to communicate with people. The latest BRC Radio Audience Measurement (Ram) indicates that 89% of adult South Africans (just under 36 million people) consume radio on a weekly basis...

By Candy Dempers, Issued by MediaHeads 360 18 Apr 2019

Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original
Netflix inked deal to collaborate on its first African animated original

Netflix has inked a deal to team up with South Africa's Triggerfish Animation Studios and UK distributor CAKE on an African animated action-comedy series...

17 Apr 2019

Game of Thrones' season premiere attracts record-sized audience
Game of Thrones' season premiere attracts record-sized audience

The premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones drew 8.1% more viewers than last season's debut, an encouraging sign as HBO winds down its most popular show and prepares for the next chapter of the streaming era...

16 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

By Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what you see is what you should get)
#NewCampaign: #EatingIsBelieving (what you see is what you should get)

Following on from RocoMamas' #EatingIsBelieving campaign, whereby digital testimonials were turned into out of home executions, RocoMamas decided to take this a step further with agency Retroviral in launching a TVC as a statement of its standpoint as a brand that strongly believes that what you see is what you should get...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Apr 2019

President appoints SABC board members
President appoints SABC board members

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed eight new board members to fill the vacancies on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with immediate effect...

12 Apr 2019

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Marianne Thamm on the crucial role of whistleblowers and investigative journalists in defeating corruption

On Wednesday, 10 April 2019 I snatched up the rare opportunity to spend most of my lunch hour with Marianne Thamm, the incredibly smart, candid natural storyteller who has witnessed the harshest violence as an investigative journalist, as well as the hope, resilience and fortitude of South Africa. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Apr 2019

Hostile Planet - from 24 April on National Geographic
Hostile Planet - from 24 April on National Geographic

Hostile Planet, featuring Bear Grylls, premieres on National Geographic from 24 April 2019 - Wednesdays at 9pm...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 9 Apr 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: RocoMamas has great-looking fare and memorable punchline

Meanwhile, theft is not a great business model, Vodacom. And treating customers as prey will get you an Onion every time...

By Brendan Seery 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

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StarTimes to emphasise regional content to enhance viewership in Africa

Chinese pay TV company, StarTimes will concentrate more on local content to enhance its viewership in African countries...

5 Apr 2019

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