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#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media

Harare became one big street party as the resignation of President Robert Mugabe was announced yesterday. Much of the party was streamed live to the Zimbabwean diaspora via social media

By Louise Marsland 22 Nov 2017

Startups winners at AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards

African startups Flare, Snapplify and Flutterwave were among the winners at the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards, which took place in Cape Town last night

By Tom Jackson 8 Nov 2017

US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe

A 25-year-old American journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as "selfish and sick", was remanded in custody Saturday after denying the accusations

6 Nov 2017

To succeed with youth on social media, let them be part of the brand's story

South Africa's first digital-native generation is coming of age, and it's changing the rules for marketers

By Ernst Wittmann 2 Nov 2017

Make it digital

Some agencies are finally beginning to understand the importance of being "fully integrated." So why this need for integration?

By Jeanette Grove 26 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

9 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook

28 Sep 2017

Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

22 Sep 2017

On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media

In a world where everyone is constantly scrolling down their screen, it's easy for brands' content to get lost in the clutter of posts on the timeline. Here's how to make content pop!

By Babalwa Nyembezi 13 Sep 2017

Social media recorded drop in Kenyatta support

A social media monitoring firm has recorded that President Uhuru Kenyatta's support has dropped in Kenya after attacks on the judiciary

8 Sep 2017

Five fast stats about social media

Video killed the radio star, it was alleged in 1981 by pop group The Buggles in the song of the same name. But has social media caused the death of newspapers, magazines, and television?

By Iza Grek 6 Sep 2017

Capitalising on Twitter trends to amplify your brand

More and more we're seeing brands hop onto the ‘trending topics band-wagon' on social media. The trick is to be both on-trend, and also link it back to your brand

By Amahle Madlala 5 Sep 2017

#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

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