South Africa’s Routed offers the continent’s first vendor neutral cloud platform with self-service products

3 April 2020

The data centre and cloud space in Sub-Saharan Africa is steadily growing and becoming more complex. In a perverse way, the current Covid-19 crisis is acting as a growth factor as larger numbers of Africans go online while at home. Russell Southwood spoke to Andrew Cruise, Managing Director, Routed about why he went the vendor neutral route. Cruise was educated in the UK and then worked in consultancy and for a company doing managed hosting. In 2014, he decided to come back to South Africa and started thinking about what he might do there:”Initially South Africa was behind the rest…


Covid-19: What will happen to African broadcast and film when Governments hit the pause button on the economy – An opening snapshot of likely trends

25 March 2020

Broadcast and film are bellwhether sectors of the economy that go up and down with fluctuations in advertising and wider economic trends. African broadcasting was not in great shape in key countries because most African economies are in the doldrums or under increasing pressure. Russell Southwood tries to make sense of the good news and the bad news. I am based in London which is a Covid-19 hot-spot and we are now living under “lockdown”. Looking back, changes happened in ripples as the bad news about the virus became clearer and clearer. The full peak of infected patients and deaths…


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.