Fourth annual World News Day on 28 September 2021

World News Day, a global campaign to display support for journalists and their audiences, who using facts and understanding, make the world a better place, will take place on 28 September 2021 for its fourth offering. This year, World News Day will focus on the critical importance of credible...

8 Jun 2021

Body with Maria, NBC's first reality show

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) has launched Body with Maria; its first reality show. The show will be aired on NBC TV every Sunday and will be hosted by Maria Nepembe, a Namibian Big Brother participant. Body with Maria' is a reality fitness show for people that want to make changes to...

25 Jun 2019

Botswana wildlife film wins three awards at New York Cinematography Awards

Birth of a Pride was awarded the titles of Best Nature/Travel film, Best Original Score, and Best Sound at the New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA). The film is about the extraordinary journey of lions returning to a reserve in Botswana as they grow from a single female and her cub into a fully...

21 Jun 2019

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

Studio 214, BLQINC working to rebrand LNBS

Studio 214 and BLQINC have been working together to rebrand the Lesotho National Broadcasting Service (LNBS). BLQINC has been upgrading the broadcaster's technical abilities and upskilling its staff, while Studio 214 has been developing the rebranding strategy with new positioning and various...

6 Nov 2017

Builders Warehouse introduces new TV show, Home Made Easy

Home Made Easy, created by Builders Warehouse, launches on 8 March 2017 at 8pm on The Home Channel, DSTV 176. Ryan Paulsen, has been announced as the presenter for 2017 and will co-host the first season with gardener Tanya Visser and DIY enthusiast and presenter, Elle Franco. Home Made Easy is a...

27 Feb 2017

River Island to open first store in Namibia

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: It's a fashion announcement that all stylish Namibians in the know have been waiting for - Namibia will become the first African country outside of South Africa to experience Great British Fashion, when River Island's new flagship opens at The Grove Shopping Centre on 12 June...

4 Jun 2015

Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest sparks more deaths

Two men were gunned down by police after they opened fire at what's been dubbed a "hate group" event, celebrating cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Texas, reports the Mail & Guardian Online. This just months after the French Charlie Hebdo attacks for regularly depicting the Prophet on its cover....

4 May 2015

Rights, media freedom under attack in Swaziland

Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko has again rattled the Swaziland government - this time from jail after he wrote a letter that appears to have upset the monarchy and resulted in solitary confinement as punishment. Sentenced to two years in prison, Maseko was accused of contempt of court...

27 Mar 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching expands

Province Lighting/Automation/Switching, specialised SABS-approved, commercial, industrial, retail and architectural lighting solutions, has expanded and recently opened up two new outlets in Johannesburg and Windhoek, Namibia. The Johannesburg outlet focuses on the commercial, industrial and...

27 Mar 2015

Reminder to enter 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival
Reminder to enter 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival

The 9th Maputo International Advertising Festival is set to take place from 26-29 May 2014. Pieces that were created and can be proved to have been displayed between 1-30 April 2013 will be accepted. Works may be submitted to the competition, through payment of the respective fee, between 1-15 May...

16 Apr 2014

Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $33m
Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $33m

Ventures Africa reports that Spur has acquired Hussar Grill, a steakhouse chain based in the Western Cape, for R35 million (US$3.3m). According to the report, the cash deal's effective date is 1 January 2014. For more: Ventures Africa: Spur acquires Hussar Grill for $3.3m......

13 Dec 2013

Zim paranoia over cellphones, radios

Media freedom campaigners say police in Zimbabwe are breaking the law by seizing and banning small radio receivers that can tune in to stations not linked to the state broadcasting monopoly controlled by president Robert Mugabe's party. Continue reading on

25 Feb 2013

Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday
Luvi Ogilvy celebrates 20th birthday

Friday, 16 November 2012, a birthday party with more than 300 guests marked the 20th birthday of Luvi Ogilvy Réunion. Marketing manager, Steven Potet said "It was a great evening. We had 'red' people queuing up outside the road at Saint Gilles city, surprised to see a well-known bar on Reunion...

20 Nov 2012

TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob
TBWA\ Angola engineer flashmob

Grocery shopping in Angola recently took a turn from the mundane when shoppers were surprised with a flashmob. TBWA\ Angola engineered the guerilla-marketing stunt for Cerveja CUCA, a local beer manufacturer in the Angolan market. Unsuspecting onlookers were treated to an energetic flash dance...

2 Jul 2012

iNamibia gets big
iNamibia gets big

iNamibia ( has announced that they have become the biggest local website in Namibia. This is according to the web traffic ranking site, Statshow. They have achieved this in a period of 18 months, launching in January 2011....

7 Jun 2012

Still time to book EXSA conference
Still time to book EXSA conference

The 2012 EXSA Conference takes place from 6-7 February 2012 at the Fairways Hotel, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. Amongst its speakers are Hans Bruder, MD of Octanorm, Germany who will discuss the latest trends and stand designs in Europe and Kris Willand, MD of ESG, Melbourne, Australia on...

25 Jan 2012

Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner
Merit only rewards Big Break Legacy winner

Commenting on social media chatter, Ezra Ndwandwe, entrepreneur and creator of the Big Break Legacy reality TV show, says the winner of the R5million prize will be determined by merit, not race, gender or cultural background. Ndwandwe says entrepreneurship is colour-blind and the best ideas that are...

25 Jan 2012

Continental Outdoor wins Superbrand award

Continental Outdoor Media (Zimbabwe) was awarded 2nd prize in the Best Media House category in the 2011 Superbrands Awards at an awards ceremony last night, at the Rainbow Hotel in Zimbabwe, hosted by The Marketers Association of Zimbabwe. The award comes just after six months of Continental Outdoor...

12 Dec 2011

Continental Outdoor wraps up Windhoek
Continental Outdoor wraps up Windhoek

Continental Outdoor have erected a Trustco billboard with extensions on the Robert Mugabe Eros Bridge in Windhoek, Namibia as well as a 4m x 30m building wrap in the Windhoek CBD for Telekom....

20 Jun 2011

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

8 Apr 2011

SEACOM expands access to five more countries
SEACOM expands access to five more countries

SEACOM's services are now accessible from Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Suveer Ramdhani, SEACOM's head of product strategy, said: "This latest development is integral to the continued expansion of the SEACOM network in Africa and in particular to countries that have had limited...

16 Mar 2011

Lewis Hamilton, Johnnie Walker promote responsible drinking
Lewis Hamilton, Johnnie Walker promote responsible drinking

click to enlargeMcLaren Mercedes F1 team driver Lewis Hamilton, and sponsor Johnnie Walker, are together promoting responsible drinking in Angola. The awareness campaign has been built on an outdoor advertising campaign with Continental Outdoor on strategically placed wall wraps, building wraps and...

10 Feb 2011

Talk2Us expands into Africa

South African brand engagement and internal communication company Talk2Us has announced that it is now acquiring business in other African countries. Founder and CEO Linda Hamman says: "We are delighted to add the Botswana-based company, National Development Bank, to our client list. It is great to...

13 Jan 2011

Vodacom exploring options for Congo business

Vodacom International Limited, which holds 51% of Vodacom Congo SPRL has agreed with Congolese Wireless Network SPRL (CWN), the holder of the other 49% of Vodacom Congo SPRL, to appoint NM Rothschild & Sons (South Africa) (Pty) Limited to explore options for the Vodacom Congo SPRL business, it was...

28 Dec 2010

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Get ready for next World Cup
Get ready for next World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011), being held in New Zealand for the first time since the inaugural event in 1987, opened for tickets on 27 April 2010. Teams representing 20 nations will compete in 48 matches across 13 host cities between 9 September and 23 October 2011. MasterCard Worldwide, as a...

28 Apr 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

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