When the South African delegation arrives at the Annecy toon fest, members will be looking to cement their growing reputation for world-class animation.
JOHANNESBURG — With the bulky frame of an NFL linebacker, iRoko Partners CEO Jason Njoku was hard to miss as he paced the hall at the Discop Africa conference in Johannesburg last winter. If all eyes…
JOHANNESBURG -- With the bulky frame of an NFL linebacker, iRoko Partners CEO Jason Njoku was hard to miss as he paced the hall at the Discop Africa conference in Johannesburg last winter.
JOHANNESBURG -- The producers of a South African reality show are facing flak over their decision to air the series just two days after the murder of one of its stars -- the girlfriend of…
CAPE TOWN -- When the sound of gunshots rattled the calm in the Cape Flats district of Cape Town on a recent weekday afternoon, nobody panicked.
LAGOS -- On a recent Sunday night at O'jez Chinese Restaurant, promoter Opa Williams was on hand to launch Nite of a Thousand Laughs Extra, the pan-African edition of his popular Nigerian standup…
JOHANNESBURG -- If South Africans were surprised by the box office success of "Material," a heartwarming romantic comedy about a young Muslim man who pursues a stand-up comedy career against his…
Johannesburg -- As the world moves toward the 2015 deadline for digital migration, industry stakeholders across Africa are hoping for a production boom to meet the content needs of a growing number…
At the recently wrapped Discop Africa TV content market, which took place in Johannesburg from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, it was impossible to miss the bright red pavilion sponsored by the Chinese…
Africa's only event dedicated to smallscreen content unfolds at a time of immense change
With its bistros, boutique hotels and soft Mediterranean palette, this city at the southern tip of Africa often reminds visitors more of Europe than the continent to which it seems grudgingly…