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Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Mugabe falling for Nando's? It's a fake, says fast-food chain
Mugabe falling for Nando's? It's a fake, says fast-food chain

NEWSWATCH: Nando's in Zimbabwe has quickly distanced itself from a cheeky ad based on Mugabe's recent much-publicised 'carpet malfunction', reports BD Live...

20 Feb 2015 06:49

Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media
Moyo defends picture ban, threatens media

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo Friday appeared to defend the heavy handedness of the state security services who forced journalists to delete photographs of President Robert Mugabe's fall...

16 Feb 2015 12:04

A step-by-step guide to creating your own #MugabeFalls meme
A step-by-step guide to creating your own #MugabeFalls meme

By now you've probably seen the meme of the week, #MugabeFalls. If you haven't: where have you been? Read on to catch up...

By André-Pierre du Plessis 6 Feb 2015 13:13

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Why South African township marketing agency sees opportunity in Zimbabwe
Why South African township marketing agency sees opportunity in Zimbabwe

A few years ago, Anisa Kale and her husband decided to start their own business. Having both had careers in advertising, they opted to venture into the field they knew...

By Kate Douglas 20 Jan 2015 11:48

Econet Wireless partners with Ericsson in Zimbabwe
Econet Wireless partners with Ericsson in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean operator Econet Wireless has partnered with Ericsson to simplify and upgrade the existing 2G/3G/4G/LTE networks, future proofing it for the rapid mobile expansion in the country...

25 Nov 2014 08:19

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries
Mpofu's newspaper struggles to pay salaries

A newspaper owned by a cabinet minister, Obert Mpofu, is on the verge of collapse amid reports it has been failing to pay workers on time for months...

23 Oct 2014 12:11

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Webtickets branches out to Zimbabwe
Webtickets branches out to Zimbabwe

Webtickets, South African integrated online ticketing solution, has expanded its business into Southern Africa due to a demand from clients...

25 Sep 2014 11:24

Redefinition launches Happenings
Redefinition launches Happenings

Bulawayo-based marketing company, Redefinition, in partnership with Instant Solutions & Consultancy, has launched an events and hospitality magazine titled Happenings...

23 Sep 2014 09:36

Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe
Country Bird's first KFC outlet in Zimbabwe

Poultry group Country Bird Holdings (CBH) has finally got its first KFC outlet up and running in Zimbabwe...

By Marc Hasenfuss 12 Sep 2014 14:29

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to tax mobile phones

Zimbabwe's finance minister on Thursday announced a raft of tax hikes, including on mobile phones, in a bid to boost dwindling government revenue as economic growth stalls...

12 Sep 2014 12:26

New laws to control social media on the cards
New laws to control social media on the cards

The Zimbabwean government is reportedly in the process of drafting new cyber laws to regulate the activities of social media, NewZimbabwe.com heard this week...

28 Aug 2014 14:05

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

TM Supermarkets to open more stores
TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014 11:11

Mobile transactions in Zimbabwe up by 5%
Mobile transactions in Zimbabwe up by 5%

Mobile Money Africa reports that, according to the latest figures released by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), the country's mobile transactions rose by 5.07% from $343,26m in March to...

1 Jul 2014 14:40

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

Superbrand Awards partners with Nhume Marketing Communications
Superbrand Awards partners with Nhume Marketing Communications

The official distributor of Z-CARD Africa, Middle East, India and Turkey (ZAMI) in Zimbabwe, Nhume Marketing Communications, has been appointed as the official print partner for the Superbrand Awards.

19 May 2014 09:34

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

Govt consults on media law amendments
Govt consults on media law amendments

Government is consulting stakeholders on amendments to the criminal defamation law and statutes restricting the practice of journalism by causing the arrest of scribes.

1 May 2014 14:11

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Highlights of Loeries Africa Roadshow in Harare
Highlights of Loeries Africa Roadshow in Harare

The first stop of the Loeries Africa Roadshow was reportedly an all-round success, with around 180 attendees from Zimbabwe's brand communication industry.

21 Mar 2014 07:09

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