Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions.

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

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Facebook can now fact-check news in African languages

Facebook on Wednesday announced a partnership with fact-checking company Africa Check to bring local African language support to its third-party Fact-Checking programme.

By Shereesa Moodley 2 days ago

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards’ finalists have been announced.
Finalists in Africa women entrepreneurship awards announced

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.

3 days ago

SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies
SA design icon Carrol Boyes dies

Celebrated South African artist, designer and businesswoman Carrol Boyes passed away Wednesday night at the age of 65, after a brief illness. Boyes is the founder, creator and CEO of the Carrol Boyes retailer in Cape Town, and was best known for her signature home decor design.

3 days ago

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Africa's digital potential

Africa's young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates.

By Ime Archibong 14 Aug 2019

French team in SA invites you to attend "Ambition Africa" the biggest Franco-African B2B event
French team in SA invites you to attend "Ambition Africa" the biggest Franco-African B2B event

This dynamic event will connect key industry players from diverse sectors across France and Africa

Issued by Business France South Africa 14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards ahead of the much-anticipated two-day conference to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 11 - 12 September 2019.

13 Aug 2019

CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host
CNN's African Voices rebrands with new host

CNN International's African Voices is entering a new era in its quest to profile outstanding individuals across the continent with a new name, a new host and new format. It has also renewed its multi-year partnership with long-term sponsor Globacom.

13 Aug 2019

A man rides a motorcycle as young people of the Sidama ethnic group, the largest in southern Ethiopia, celebrate at Hawassa city over plans by local elders to declare the establishment of a breakaway region for the Sidama, in Awasa, July 15, 2019. Authorities arrested three media workers from the Sidama Media Network on July 18. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Michael Tewelde.
Ethiopia detains journalists amid southern unrest

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on authorities in Ethiopia to disclose the charges against three media workers from the Sidama Media Network or release them immediately, and to guarantee that journalists operating in southern Ethiopia can report freely.

13 Aug 2019

Customer engagement in an omnichannel world
Customer engagement in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel customer engagement revolves around so much more than just a technology-driven approach. A cross-channel strategy needs to be an integral human one if organisations are to remain competitive in an increasingly connected environment.

By Mo Areff 13 Aug 2019

Kasia Karolak has been appointed The One Club's new gender equality program manager. Image supplied.
The One Club appoints a gender equality program manager

The One Club for Creativity has promoted Kasia Karolak into a newly-created role to lead its gender equality programming and has also announced an inaugural gender equality conference.

12 Aug 2019

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PAMRO 2019 speakers announced

With less than a month to go to the Pan African All Media Research Conference, PAMRO has announced speakers for its annual conference and is making a final call for delegates. This year's PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference takes this annual opportunity to learn and network with experts in the industry to the tropical paradise of Flic-en-Flac, Mauritus from 25-28 August 2019.

12 Aug 2019

Tosin Lanipekun, executive director of Advertising Week Africa.
Joburg to host first Advertising Week Africa

The advertising and marketing industries in Africa needed a cohesive, credible and global platform to galvanise around and so Advertising Week Africa was launched, according to the organisers of the event which comes to the African continent for the first time, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 28-31 October, 2019.

By Louise Marsland 12 Aug 2019