MTN backs Highway Africa
DEVELOPMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Sept. 4, 2012, 2:06 p.m.
MTN is once again demonstrating its leadership in developing Africa’s media through its sponsorship of the Highway Africa conference next week at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.
This year will be the 10th time that MTN will be sponsoring Africa’s renowned media conference, now in its 16th year. The three-day event, scheduled for 9-11 September, attracts over 600 delegates, consisting of journalists, heads of media houses and corporate representatives from across the continent.
This year’s event is themed “Africa Rising? How the media frame the continent’s geopolitics, trade and economic growth”. MTN says it expects healthy and robust deliberations between media practitioners on how the media can drive Africa’s socio economic agenda.
“Sponsoring the conference gives MTN the opportunity to promote dialogue amongst media on the continent and provide valuable insights on how the media is continually striving to assert the use of ICT to benefit some of our most disadvantaged communities on the continent,” says Rich Mkhondo, Executive for Corporate Affairs at MTN Group.
Mkhondo will moderate the session on “How media innovation is reshaping our field”.
“This year, the response has been overwhelming. Over 600 delegates have confirmed attendance. This is the highest number we’ve had in the past 16 years. It is through the support of sponsors like MTN that the conference has grown by leaps and bounds. There is no doubt that MTN is taking a leadership role in promoting media development in the continent,” says Chris Kabwato, Director of Highway Africa.
MORE DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Samsung volunteers build homes in ZambiaA team of Samsung Electronics volunteers from the company’s headquarters in South Korea arrived in Ndola, Zambia last week to build houses for vulnerable families at Chipulukusu. Read More
APR Energy in fast track Angolan power contractAPR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, has announced it has signed a new contract to provide fast-track power in Angola. Read More
UN, World Bank to mobilise funding for energy for allUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim have outlined plans to mobilise financing for sustainable energy for all. Read More
UN-Habitat partners with TomTom to ease urban congestionTomTom has announced a partnership with UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. Read More
AfDB, AVU discuss benefits of e-learningThe future of e-learning in Africa came under discussion at the first international African Virtual University (AVU) conference staged in Kenya recently. Read More
Science and Technology to ‘improve citizens’ livelihood’The Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) is running Africa Science, Technology Support Workshop at its Palapye campus. Read More
Schneider Electric unveils tech to produce electricity, drinking water and heatSchneider Electric has inaugurated its new Microsol project in Kenya, aiming to develop a single, modular standard technology for producing electricity, drinking water and heat simultaneously. Read More
AccessKenya sponsors pupils with visual impairmentAccessKenya Group has partnered with the non-profit organisation inABLE, to sponsor ten pupils in the ‘Computer Labs for the Blind Program’ at a cost of Kes 100,000. Read More
Using next generation technology to power next generation skills developmentA partnership between South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Department of Computing Sciences and SYSPRO is using new technologies in innovative ways, to address the ICT skills shortfall. Read More
FEATURED STORYGaming app introduces investors to trading
A new virtual stock market app is equipping would-be investors with the skills they need to trade.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHCorporate cyber security threats of the year
91% of organisations polled suffered a cyber-attack at least once in the past year, says Kaspersky Lab in its security review of 2013.
COMPANY NEWSMTN launches new positioning campaign for enterprise market
MTN Group today unveiled a new Pan-African brand positioning media campaign for MTN Business, its enterprise business unit.