South African selected for London International Awards jury

South African selected for London International Awards jury

In nod to the level of excellence of South Africa's advertising agencies, a South African has been selected for the radio and audio jury at the London International Awards. Working for Ogilvy & Mather, Mariana O'Kelly has over 18 years' experience in the industry.

Bringing African children’s stories to a new generation

The African Storybook project is using the internet to bring uniquely African children's literature to a wider audience, telling the stories of the continent in over 2000 languages

South African journalists excel at CNN awards

South African journalists won a number of categories in the 20th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards. The awards were handed out in Nairobi, Kenya, this past weekend. Keynote speaker President Uhuru Kenyatta praised the journalists' efforts to tell their own African stories.

Gates Foundation grant for developing data journalism in Africa

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $4,7 billion grant to support data journalism in Africa. The International Center for Journalists programme will run in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, including a journalism school in Cape Town.

South Africa’s Crime Line tip-offs bring results

South Africa's fight against crime is getting positive results thanks in part to initiatives such as Crime Stop and Crime Line. The latest quarterly report to the end of June shows that tip-offs from the general public are resulting in the arrest of suspected criminals.

South African Airways makes progress

Passenger volumes are up at the national carrier, while output is down, according to the acting chief executive. Yet there is still much to be done. The airline is implementing network changes and growing into Africa, among other steps to strengthen the group.

Africa’s bloggers set own agenda

The organisers of the annual African Bloggers Awards say that despite unreliable internet connectivity, the continent is taking charge of its own narrative by using the power of social media to connect and share their good news stories. Here's the full list of this year's winners.

Media freedom is key to global sustainability

Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society's development, exposing injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power, UN bosses said in a joint statement issued to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

Youth vlog the South African story

As download speeds in South Africa increase, and as technology becomes more widely available, more and more people – youngsters in particular – are turning to vlogging as a way of expressing their opinions and commenting on their world. You can watch anything from makeup tips to cat videos.

Portal to boost African music

Music In Africa plans to get the world's ears tuned to the music of the continent. It's an online portal that serves the African music industry – whether that be producers in Harare, musicians in New York or singers in the Dakar. Africa offers much diversity and talent, and that needs to be offered to the world.