Covid-19 as Africa’s technology bump – Digital transformation and its impact on cloud services, streaming and start-ups

17 December 2021

Dear readers, viewers, contributors and advertisers At the end of every year before the holiday season, I write a look back over the year, trying to provide something of more long-term significance than the usual weekly look at what’s happening. This year, this e-letter goes out to both broadcast and telecoms readers because for the first time the converged ‘moment’ that has been a conference topic for at least two decades is beginning to happen. However, with Covid-19 this has been a year like no other and although many Sub-Saharan African countries have escaped some of the worst of the…


Africa’s new generation of digital newsmakers are reshaping the media landscape – new report looks at who they are and how they survive

2 December 2021

Improved internet connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa has led to the growth of a new wave of digital news companies. They are surviving by doing two things: different types of news journalism and by creating new business models. Russell Southwood spoke to Mapi Mhlangu, Sembra Media about the findings of its new report for Luminate and CIMA. The report’s authors interviewed 200 digital media organizations in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa. 49 of those organizations were from Sub-Saharan Africa, drawn from the following four Anglophone countries: Ghana (14), Kenya (11), Nigeria (14) and South Africa (10). The organizations chosen were…


Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.