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Grahamstown must be one of the busiest small towns in South Africa. Despite the traffic it sees anually the town remains relatively easy to navigate. Highway Africa brings a fresh bunch of faces, hopefully the map will help all visitors find their way around.


The 16th edition of the Highway Africa (HA) conference is less than two weeks away, with delegates from across the continent and beyond making preparations to venture to South Africa and our little down that punches above its weight.

Professor Herman Wasserman, deputy head of the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies is prepared to welcome delegates to Grahamstown “a small town where a lot goes on”. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2012 edition of Highway Africa will kick off with South Africa’s first data journalism boot camp for journalists.

The intensive three-day workshop will be launched at Rhodes University,  four days before the start of the Highway Africa conference between 5 and 7 September. Read the rest of this entry »

This year, the 16th Annual Highway Africa conference partners with the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) and as part the conference build up, GFMD Director, Bettina Peters explains the relationship between the two organisations and the decision to partner up for the 2012 summit.

Why the partnership with Highway Africa? Read the rest of this entry »

The Highway Africa conference has gone international this year. The 16th edition of the largest annual gathering of African journalists and communications experts has partnered with the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), which will be co-hosting its third world conference with Highway Africa.

After a brief sojourn to Cape Town last year, Highway Africa (HA) is back to the familiar sights of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, and will run from 9 to 11 September.

Chris Kabwato, director of Highway Africa, said the involvement of GFMD follows the precedent set over the last three years where HA has partnered with a number of organisations to co-host one, two, or several conferences in one big tent. Read the rest of this entry »