Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
The African Film Development Foundation, established in May 2012 in response to the need to promote ventures by Africans in the film industry and support stakeholders and organisations that make the films, seeks country representatives.
CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.
CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.
Pixel Foundry, a photographic services agency based in South Africa, has announced that it will be expanding operations in Africa, with new divisions across Nigeria, DRC and other growing markets throughout the sub-Saharan region.
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
The 14th Time of the Writer international writers festival will be held from 14-19 March 2011, hosting 21 prominent writers from a dozen different countries in Durban, South Africa for a week of literary dialogue and exchange of ideas.
US, ARKANSAS: Four college students are preparing to partner with Mozambicans to film a documentary on African development. The students' stated goal for the documentary, tentatively titled “The Kujilana Project,” is to teach villagers video-camera savvy and help them gather footage of local stories pre-dating Mozambique's Civil War and the Portuguese Colonial War.
The inaugural Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, the shortlist of which consisted of eight short films by young and emerging African filmmakers, has been won by Rogério Manjate from Mozambique for his short film "I Love You" (2007).
Artisanal fishing provides a critical source of food and income to thousands of Mozambicans, but the ever-increasing local and international demand for fish, combined with rapidly depleting stocks, is putting increasing strain on this way of life.
The Mozal aluminium plant is a symbol of Mozambique's red-hot economy, touted as a symbol of the investor-friendly environment that led the Wall Street Journal to declare the country "an African success story".
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.
Philip Morris International Inc. and British American Tobacco South Africa has terminated their Chesterfield licence agreement.