Browsing: Kagiso Media

Rob Abraham, former CEO of Altron IT subsidiary Bytes, the company from which he retired two years ago after 17 years of employment, has been appointed as interim CEO of black-owned media group Kagiso Media

E-sports, or competitive videogaming, is rapidly emerging as a big business around the world, and South Africa is no exception. Vincent Maher, chief innovation officer at Kagiso Media, is at the coalface of developments in South Africa

Kagiso Media is placing a big bet on electronic sports and competitive videogaming with the launch of Mega8 eSports, which will host regular tournaments and offer “ample” prize money to players. The gaming platform was acquired by

Times Media Group’s largest shareholder, Blackstar, has tabled a nonbinding expression of interest in buying the 67,5% of the shares in the media company it doesn’t already own. At the same time – but in an unrelated move – Blackstar has said it is in talks to buy a 22,9% stake in listed

Communications regulator Icasa is powering ahead with a plan to license new free-to-air television broadcasters in South Africa to compete with the SABC and If new players are licensed, it will be the first time South Africa has had a new free-to-air broadcaster since

Icasa is set to crack open South Africa’s free-to-air television industry to more competition. As South Africa moves to digital broadcasting, the communications regulator is planning to license a third terrestrial player to compete head-on with the SABC and If it goes ahead, which

Mxit chief product officer Vincent Maher has left the social network, where he spearheaded the transition from feature phones to smartphones, and has been named as chief innovation officer at Kagiso Media. Maher, who co-founded Motribe with Nic Haralambous – the business was later sold to Mxit – will look after the development

As South Africa inches slowly towards migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television, communications regulator Icasa has provisionally granted licences to five new pay-TV operators following an exhaustive hearings process that took place in 2013. The companies and consortia that have bid for the licences