Smart Africa TV: Alt Tab Mobile & running a global apps creation company from Joburg

by Russell Southwood (@BalancingActAfr) In this video interview, we talk to Yossi Mlynsky, founder of Alt Tab Mobile, about: how the company helps start-ups to do apps; the global spread of both its clients and its developers; examples of what its start-up clients do; and how it contributes to the process.

Design Annotator: Young South Africa, motion photography and Show & Tell #2

by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) For Design Annotator today, we’ve chosen: Young South Africa featuring Sibs Shongwe-La Mer; Bizarre AfrikaBurn motion photos by Lukas Renlund; Show & Tell creative talks; 10 creatives inspired by the city; Jo Anke Gallery’s Hlengiwe Vilakati; illustrator and standup comedian Donovan Goliath; artist blankets for Mr Price Home; and a call to enter the Nokia Asha A-List Competition.

Design Annotator: 16 Jozi galleries, a music hackathon and the InAWE Residency

by Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) This week on Design Annotator we’re highlighting: David Krut Print Workshop, Stand 47, Beatenberg #10and5Takeover, InAWE Residency with Fort Rixon, Break.Make.Create, “Wake Up, This Is Joburg”, 16 Jozi gallery spaces and art museums, and the “City of Gold Diggers” exhibition.

Agency Leaders: 2013’s most-admired ad agency in Johannesburg

by Herman Manson (@marklives) It’s always good to know what the boss thinks. Having polled Johannesburg’s agency leaders, we can now tell what those leading the city’s ad agencies think of their competitors, whom they see as effective managers and great creatives, and where they believe their future competition is likely to come from.

Jupiter Joburg wants ‘more skin in the game’

by Kim Penstone. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear Jupiter Joburg’s Alison Deeb describe the current state of affairs at the agency, post the soul-destroying loss of the Edcon account in March this year, as “very exciting”.

Tiffany Shlain on our connected lives

Encounters, the documentary festival, returns to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 7-24 June 2012 and this year features Tiffany Shlain, the founder of The Webby Awards, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and director of Connected, which won The Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca, the Audience Award for Best Documentary from Maui Film Festival and four awards from The Los Angeles Movie Awards.

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