Highway Africa 2021 Virtual Conferencce

Featured speakers

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Dr Sizwe Mabizela

Dr Sizwe Mabizela

Vice Chancellor, Rhodes University

Anthea Garman

Prof Anthea Garman

Head of school-Journalism & Media Studies, Rhodes University

Francis Mdlongwa

Francis Mdlongwa

Director, Highway Africa

Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake

International Policy Director at Stanford University’s Cyber
Policy Center and International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

African writer and Professor of Comparative Literature and Performance Studies, University of California, Irvine.

Jeremy Maggs

 Jeremy Maggs


Mo Abudu,

Mo Abudu

Founder of Pan African TV channel (EbonyLife TV)

Sbu Ngalwa

Sbu Ngalwa


Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Roukaya Kasenally

Dr Roukaya Kasenally

CEO of the African Media Initiative (AMI) and Associate Professor in Media and Political Systems at the University of Mauritius.

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Jeremy Maggs

Discover the top topics

Learn from more than 20 sessions and training workshops across 11 session tracks.


  • A critical look at the impact and future of platformisation in Africa
  • Africa’s rising in the platform economy: A focus on creativity and innovation
  • First hand testimonies of the impact of platformisation on African media
  • Global platformisation’s lessons and solutions: Do they work in  Africa?
  • Datafication of the media: Opportunities and threats
  • Harnessing Big Data by African media to improve journalism innovation
  • Social Accountability Data Journalism Reporting Awards
  • Big Tech and Data, Disinformation, Truth and Inertia
  • Information Security and Journalism

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