Marketing & Media trends

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

NAIROBI, Kenya - Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

20 Sep 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. A densely designed system, whether by the hand of science or a higher spiritual being, it is always moving forward in a perpetual flux of progress. Growth, procreation and survival are its main reasons for existence. It is designed to exist. It is designed to serve a purpose. It is designed to be unique and functional.

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

The VC4Africa Startup Academy is designed to empower founders and entrepreneurs in Africa to take their business to the next level, as a free digital learning resource.

14 Sep 2017

Ogilvy Africa's ''media road into Africa''

Ogilvy Africa recently hosted a successful media workshop that saw 25 senior media planners coming together from Angola, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, the DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.

29 Sep 2004

No funding from ex-Zim business magnate for Kilimanjaro

A favourite of celebs - the plush Johannesburg arts, culture and entertainment centre, Kilimanjaro, is wholly South African-owned, with Zimbabwean business tycoon Mutumwa Mawere, having no stake in the company's ownership. So says Chairman of the Kilimanjaro Board of Directors, Shepherd Mahowa.

7 Jun 2004

Daily News lays off staff

Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper, The Daily News, and its sister publication, The Daily News on Sunday, will lay off the bulk of their staff by the end of the week.

24 Feb 2004

New study on Southern African media laws launched

The Nelson Mandela Institute has published a new study on media laws in four southern African countries. "SADC Media Law: A Handbook for Media Practitioners" gives an overview of media laws and journalistic practices in Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

13 Jan 2004

Zim government moves to control cyberspace

The Zimbabwe government is planning to introduce new measures to police all broadcast and Internet based information circulation in a bid to control the flow of information in the country.

Issued by MISA 17 Dec 2003

World journalists back Daily News fight: 'Press Freedom's Biggest Battle in Africa'

The International Federation of Journalists today called for a worldwide campaign among journalists' groups to defend the Daily News in Zimbabwe after a weekend in which police closed down the independent daily for a second time and the paper's director was arrested at his home.

28 Oct 2003

Zim Supreme Court declares sections of Broadcasting Services Act unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has declared unconstitutional certain sections of the Broadcasting Services Act (BSA) that gave the minister of information and publicity the power to licence would-be broadcasters.

Issued by MISA 2 Oct 2003

Daily News license refused

Zimbabwe's beleaguered Daily News has been refused its hastily prepared registration as a publisher on Saturday. This follows a court victory allowing it to resume publishing, after police twice raided its offices and confiscated equipment.

19 Sep 2003

World press groups call for media freedom in Zimbabwe

The World Association of Newspapers and World Editors Forum have asked the President of Zimbabwe to repeal the country's repressive media laws and to allow the country's only independent daily to begin publishing again following its forced closure last week.

16 Sep 2003

Shut-down Daily News to appeal to High Court

Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News, which was shut down on Friday for operating without being registered with the state's Media and Information Commission (MIC), will be appealing to the Supreme Court this week in a bid to resume publishing.

14 Sep 2003

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