The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016.
Herakles Telecom has awarded the Sea Cable System (SEACOM) marine survey to Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics. The 13,000km marine survey commences the development of the undersea fibre-optic network which will provide high capacity bandwidth connectivity between South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Europe.
While almost 60 percent of consumers in emerging market countries would buy a local brand over an international brand if both products were of equal price, consumers in these ‘Hotspots’ countries have the same brand preferences for cars (Toyota), fast food (McDonalds) and hotels (Hilton) as developed market consumers, reveals global market research company Synovate.
Nairobi-based Business Daily Africa has signed an exclusive agreement with 365 Digital in Cape Town to employ the Adtech Helios IQ ad serving technology to deliver their online ad campaigns. 365’s traffic team will handle the online campaign management and implementation.
M-Net's Big Brother Africa is back by popular demand and entry for the second season is now open.
Airlink, true to its theme of the ‘Freedom of the African Skies’, continues to extend its reach with new African destinations and is proud to announce a new direct route from Johannesburg to Pemba, Mozambique.
Reuters has expanded its television coverage of Africa with the recent launch of a dedicated daily video feed, Reuters Africa Daily. The new service provides both African and global broadcasters with a variety of video news from the region.
For the second year running, Clear Channel Outdoor have sponsored all outdoor advertising relating to the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) in Tanzania, an initiative for the sustained preservation and development of the region's rich cultural heritage and the work of contemporary artists.
Pioneers in the fields of public relations and communication academia gathered at an academic forum running alongside the main Federation of African PR Associations (FAPRA) conference last week to discuss the future public relations curriculum to be offered on tertiary level.
The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.
Sithengi invites first-time and established filmmakers from SADC countries, excluding Tanzania, to apply to the HIVOS/Sithengi Film Fund. Dutch NGO, HIVOS, recently handed over the administration of its film fund to Sithengi for 2005.
Alliance Media, a multinational outdoor advertising company, has announced the acquisition of Israeli group Monier Outdoor Advertising, East Africa. Monier have become the leading outdoor advertising company in the East African region over the past decade, having established dominance in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.