Brand building in Africa: Demystifying the African marketplace
Brand building in Africa: Demystifying the African marketplace

Why have some companies succeeded and others failed in Africa? International brands have extended their business models into Africa, and set up shop: investing in infrastructure by means of supply chains and distribution networks, creating employment, and relentlessly driving their brands on the market, only to close-up shop when great expectations floundered.

By Catherine Burton, Harsh Sarda and Zeenat Ismail, Issued by Ipsos 1 day ago

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

The third annual Global Communications Report, a comprehensive survey of public relations leaders and students worldwide, has been released by the Centre for Public Relations at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism...

20 Apr 2018

Empathy - a two-way street in customer service
Empathy - a two-way street in customer service

It's no secret that personalisation is essential in developing a successful customer experience. Central to that is getting to know all you can about your customer and using that information to drive the interaction.

By Wynand Smit 18 Apr 2018

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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