The creative industry is a major tool for Africa’s GDP growth

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Africa’s creative industry represents a potent instrument that could grow the GDP of African countries and pull the continent’s youth out of poverty, Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank), said at the two-day Creative Africa Nexus (CANEX) at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) in Durban, South Africa.

The future of Film Arts Media

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How will technology continue to play a role – both good and bad – in shaping the industry for the future, and how can creatives prepare to embrace and capitalise on these changes?

Netflix ‘Made in South Africa’ content generates excitement for travel

by Adele Mackenzie Global streaming service, Netflix, has announced the launch of the ‘Made in South Africa’ content collection – a curated collection featuring over 80 South African films, series, documentaries and reality TV shows. The collection was announced after the global streaming service shared the results from its ‘Cultural Affinity Study’ during a panel discussion […]

Netflix contributes R5.5m towards empowering black creatives

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by Alicia Naidoo The funding from Netflix will go towards film and TV scholarships, cancelling student debt and a portion will be donated to the IBFC. Netflix announced a commitment of an estimated R5.5 million in the form of a grant and creation of scholarships to extend the support for black representation in the film […]

Ethiopia is building its own social media platforms to rival Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

by Victor Oluwole The war, which has been going on since November 2020, has destabilised the populous country in the Horn of Africa, leaving thousands of people dead with 350,000 others living in famine conditions. Ethiopia will soon launch its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, the state communications security agency […]

10 TikTok tricks you need to know (beginners start here!)

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Learn the TikTok tricks that will help you stand out on the For You page with unique and engaging content. Written by Stacey McLachlan If you’ve got a funny sketch to share, a knack for dance moves, or just want to impress your cool teen cousin Vanessa, it’s time to familiarize yourself with some TikTok […]