Soweto TV (STV), which has recently been granted its first seven-year broadcasting license by ICASA, has announced that its new chair is Murphy Morobe, CEO of Kagiso Media. The station is a non-profit entity, supported by Urban Brew Studios (UBS) - a subsidiary of Kagiso Media - to fulfil the objectives of catering for the community and training talent to run the station.
Bruktawit Tigabu, co-creator of the popular Ethiopian television show “Tsehai Loves Learning”, has been selected as a winner of Rolex’s Young Laureates Award. Bruktawit was among five outstanding social entrepreneurs who impressed the judging panel with their passion and conviction to overcome challenges facing our planet. UNESCO’s Office in Addis Ababa has been a long-standing supporter of the Ethiopian show.
The untapped iron ore riches of Sierra Leone have attracted the attention of Australian pay-TV pioneer and all-round entrepreneur Steve Cosser. The now London-based Cosser told BusinessDay his privately held Africa Inc is to acquire a 3-billion-tonne high-grade coastal iron ore deposit near the town of Bagla Hills in eastern Sierra Leone. He made a small fortune, reportedly $70 million, from the first pay-TV network in Australia, Australis, in the early 1990s.