France Telecom-Orange is reported to have suffered a major incident on its cable-ship, the Chamarel. A fire broke out on the ship late afternoon on 8 August 2012 while returning from a repair operation on the Sat3-Safe cable off the coast of Namibia in the Atlantic Ocean.
13 Aug 2012
Engen Namibia has announced the appointment of Nangula Hamunyela as its first female MD, whose role will include maintaining market position and leading the company's next phase of growth. Nangula Hamunyela is the former MD of Nedloans - Nedbank's personal loans division in the country.
2 Aug 2012
Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY /KIEV, UKRAINE: Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2 to 5 September next, to discuss the paper's radically restructured news operation in a much anticipated session dedicated to innovations in newsroom organisation.
26 Jul 2012
In line with Famous Brands' (FBS) growth strategy to expand its presence in Africa‚ the group has awarded the Namibian master licence agreement for the newly relaunched Milky Lane brand to Namibian national‚ De Wet Oosthuizen.
10 Jul 2012
The Huisgenoot Hart van Windhoek festival takes place 7-8 September 2012 at the Doc Jubber sports grounds in Windhoek, Namibia. There is a full programme of entertainment, including performances by more than 25 artists.
13 Jun 2012
MINI has announced that it will be the official vehicle sponsor of the 2012 Put Foot Rally crew, Shake & Bake, for their 17 day adventure through Africa.
28 May 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.
24 May 2012
Media freedom is undermined by a lack of information infrastructure as well as skills and literacy to access and critically evaluate information. The ability to access vital information, especially government information, makes it difficult for media practitioners and the general public to accurately report on issues that concern them.
21 May 2012
Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.
Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012
An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
3 Apr 2012
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.
13 Mar 2012
Noor, Nikon and the Cape Town School of Photography invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2012 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography to be held 26-30 March 2012. Applications will close today, 22 February 2012.
22 Feb 2012
The Women in News (WIN) programme, a leadership programme for African women working in media and launched by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in 2010, is now accepting applications from women media professionals from either the business or editorial side of newspapers in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
18 Jan 2012
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011
Southern Africa's premier paper, The Southern Times, a joint venture between Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited and New Era of Namibia, was officially relaunched on Thursday, 3 November 2011, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
7 Nov 2011
Following a trade agreement reached between the World Trade Center Africa Initiative and Italy, business between Africa and Europe is set to receive a significant boost. The agreement will see business leaders from 12 African countries meet their Italian counterparts in on-site deal rooms next year, at the inaugural Afritalia Commerce Exchange.
12 Oct 2011
Fresh Living, the food magazine on South African shelves, continues to expand on its African footprint as it goes on sale this month in Mauritius.
10 Oct 2011
The First National Bank (FNB) Namibia have introduced a new Lifestyle Banking offering to its consumers, with a Z-Card produced by Pocket Solutions.The new offering provides consumers with four different lifestyle accounts.
27 Sep 2011
Umuntu Media, the company that runs the resource portals iNamibia and iZambia, have been granted $1 million series A funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) as a step to take the information portals to an additional nine countries on the continent.
20 Sep 2011
Despite having 3% of the population earning an income viable for mortgage and 10.8% earning between US$10-20 per day, the UN Habitat says about 40.3% of Africans still live in slums. Inadequate and overcrowded dwellings, mostly without clean water, electricity and proper sanitation, line the streets of major cities as the population grows, banks close their doors on the poor and corruption infests the housing sector.
Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 12 Sep 2011