FUNNY OR DIE COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA

FUNNY OR DIE COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA

  The world leaders in technology join forces with the heavyweights of video content to bring Funny Or Die to you live in South Africa this September. Samsung has teamed up with the brains behind internationally acclaimed comedy brand, Funny Or Die, hosted by Capacity Relations to bring South Africa a world-first, advanced tech-content roadshow.   Johannesburg, South Africa –  Powered by Samsung Mobile and in partnership with critically acclaimed, award-winning comedy brand Funny or Die, virtual reality technology will meet digital content live for the first time ever in South Africa this coming September 27th lands on our shores, transforming the way we see, consume and distribute content through powerful technology tools.  All aspiring creatives and script writer virtuosos’ are invited to partake in the ground-breaking sessions that will tackle new levels of content transformation, propelling South Africa into a new era of digital content creation and ingenuity. This ingenious roadshow, the first of its kind, will be taking place in Johannesburg on 27 September and in Cape Town on 29 September 2016. You’ll be able to reserve your seat for R650 from 15July 2016 at 14h00 atwww.ticketpro.co.za.   Hosted by respected South African technology expert, Toby Shapshak, this social and digital sensorial extravaganza will include the following exceptional guests; Head of Social Media Content at Funny Or Die, Dashiell Driscoll, Chris Heuer Head Producer, Video and Head of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa SA, Craige Fleischer, as well as many others incredible speakers. As the leaders in technology, having recently launched their state-of-the-art virtual reality technology, Samsung Mobile is excited to be the power behind...
Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

Digify Bytes #GetDigified One-Day Event to Train 1000+ Joburg Youth in Digital Skills

  Featuring a performance by The Muffinz + Training with the city’s Top Bloggers and Social Media Professionals 10 June 2016, Johannesburg, Digify Bytes, a digital training initiative delivered by Livity Africa, with support from Google, the Rockefeller Foundation and British Council, is hosting its biggest training session to date – the Digify Bytes #GetDigified event on 25 June 2016 in commemoration of Youth Month in South Africa. The Digify Bytes #GetDigified event aims to fill City Hall in the Johannesburg CBD, and train over 1000 young people during a three-hour Train-a-thon where Digify Bytes’ own young professional trainers, will take participants through the following modules; Intro into Digital Marketing 2. Traditional vs. Digital Marketing 3. Introduction into SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) 4. Web Design + User Experience 5. Content Marketing 6. Social Media Launched in South Africa in 2015 (and in Nigeria and Kenya in 2016), Digify Bytes is designed to open a new world of opportunities where digital skills provide youth with both personal and professional advantages that can create new pathways in education, employment and empowerment.  Since August, Digify Bytes courses have been offered at local universities, colleges, high schools, youth organisations and community groups throughout the country. Courses are offered for free to both participants and host organisations. “We’re really excited about hosting one of our largest Digify Bytes sessions to-date in South Africa. The goal of the #Get Digified event is to reach as many young people as possible, as we aim to tackle South Africa’s youth unemployment rate by up-skilling youth and enlightening them about the endless opportunities that can be unlocked with the...
CASSPER NYOVEST LAUNCHES PHONE WITH AG MOBILE AND MTN

CASSPER NYOVEST LAUNCHES PHONE WITH AG MOBILE AND MTN

  19 April 2016: Hip Hop superstar Cassper Nyovest and AG Mobile have launched the AG#Hashtag, a well specified 4G LTE mobile device available exclusively through MTN. This is the first time that AG Mobile has collaborated on the design aspects, colour of the device with a celebrity. According to AG Mobile’s CEO, Anthony Goodman, this is the next step in the company’s ongoing brand partnership with the celebrated musician, as well as for his flourishing career. “Our synergy is grounded on shared brand characteristics and objectives – we’re proudly local brands, working at something we’re passionate and successful at. We’re sure South Africans will get behind us and support the innovation and collaboration by two strong local brands. The offering is just as good as our global competitors have to offer, that we can guarantee.” He continues, “The AG#Hashtag isn’t just inspired by Cassper – he actually played an integral part in the development, design and specifications of the device over the nine months it took to bring it to market. We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve created – in fact it now stands as AG Mobile’s flagship device.” Cassper says, “To put it simply, the #Hashtag is dope! It was designed for someone who loves music, being in the mix, and socialising with their crew. Basically it has everything I would want in a phone so I’m giving a shout out to all my fans to check out the #Hashtag’s quality features and design, and then to change over to AG. They have my word that they’ll be getting great value!” Larry Annetts, Chief Consumer Officer: MTN...
MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres

MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres

  MTN SA Foundation in partnership with the Department of Social Development and the Department of Education donated six multi media centres including a special needs centre at the Hope and Grace Special School today. The R2.4 million investment into the community of Limpopo is part of MTN Foundations ongoing schools connectivity programme that aims to provide ICT tools and Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities. The other recipients schools from Limpopo are Alf Makaleng Primary, Luthuli Park Primary, Dr. A.M.S. Makunyane Secondary, Masedibu High School and Mayeke Higher Primary also benefit from this partnership. MTN Foundation also focuses on inclusive learning, one of the critical elements in the education value chain. It also offers a model whereby South Africa can advance in the area of education through the effective use of communications technology. Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi; General Manager of MTN SA Foundation says: “Grace and Hope Special School was identified as one of the schools for learners with special needs that required assistance.” “The special needs media centre unveiled today is different from the other schools. The centre was specifically designed and fitted with special hardware and software equipment to cater for learners with disabilities,” Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi. MTN SA Foundation aims to continue using ICT to promote education, transformation & the development of disadvantaged communities of South Africa....