Investment - In Brief


The Africa Channel UK: Tune into our business series “It's Africa's Time”; A 13-part documentary series, focusing on the pioneering work that businesses and charities are doing to help improve society, and encourage skills development within local communities throughout countries in Africa.  Sunday 14th September at 8:30pm

“TV advertising expenditure will double in … Africa between 2010 and 2020” stated Simon Murray, author of the TV Advertising Forecasts report from digitaltvresearch. Read the full story here.

StarSat opened its first customer experience centre in Pretoria on Saturday 5 July 2014. It intends opening further centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in the next few months.

A reality television series, called HiFashion Afrika, has been launched by Faith Nsa of Faith History Productions at a media event in May 2014.

South Africa: The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will continue to improve its incentive scheme for the country's film industry, which contributes R3.5bn to the gross domestic product (GDP).

South Korean electronics and technology giant Samsung is set to invest US$20-million (nearly R220-million) in a new television factory at the Dube TradePort in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, in order to take advantage of rising demand for consumer goods in Africa. Read the full story here.