A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Sign 'O' the Times
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Sign 'O' the Times

This month's anniversary of Maltese journalist-blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia's assassination has undammed a flow of reportage, ruminations and reminiscences...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

Topco Media celebrates the legacy of Madiba and the release of its latest publication, 100 The Mandela Years
Topco Media celebrates the legacy of Madiba and the release of its latest publication, 100 The Mandela Years

Topco Media celebrated the release of its latest publication, 100 The Mandela Years, with a gala dinner at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 10 October...

Issued by Topco Media 2 days ago

Mark Tutssel first recipient of Creative Leaders Tribute
Mark Tutssel first recipient of Creative Leaders Tribute

The Epica Awards has announced that Mark Tutssel, executive chairman of Leo Burnett Worldwide, will be the first recipient of its Creative Leaders Tribute....

3 days ago

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Put truth first in news reporting and information-sharing in general

Media outlets are clearing their throats, pulling up their socks and clarifying their editorial policies following the 'Sunday Times fake news fallout'. Here's what you can do, even if you're not affiliated with mainstream media...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era
Media literacy: Five fact-checking tips for the fake news era

Ease of access to social media and editing tools have made it easier than ever to spread stories and images that have people shaking their heads, thinking "That can't be real... can it? I must share!" Here are five steps to take to up your media literacy, so that the results of your own news-sharing are more reliable...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2018

Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill
Have your say on Copyright Amendment Bill

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry is calling for public comments on additional clauses of the Copyright Amendment Bill...

16 Oct 2018

Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?
Does traditional 'offline' media still have a place in the digital online media space?

My career in media started somewhere in the 80's. Needless to say, what we do today in media and what we did 'back in the day' is poles apart, mostly due to media choices being extremely limited...

By Margie Knap 15 Oct 2018

ECR personalities host a night of magic and logic at Amasa Awards
ECR personalities host a night of magic and logic at Amasa Awards

East Coast Drive's Bongani Mtolo and Mags Westerhof dazzled at the Amasa Awards Ceremony Gala in Johannesburg...

Issued by East Coast Radio 15 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

(c) Jaturon Ruaysoongnern -
Sunday Times 'deeply' regretful for 'failing SA'

NEWSWATCH: As reported on News24 yesterday, the Sunday Times has apologised and announced that it will return all awards and prize money received for three now-discredited reports - on the Cato Manor police unit dubbed as a 'death squad', the SARS 'rogue unit' and Zimbabwean 'renditions'...

15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Vincent F. Hendricks, Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Research data needs to be used with purpose

African statisticians urged to take ownership of their data and use it for continent's prosperity and beware of fake news and populist politicians...

12 Oct 2018

Ogilvy shines at the Amasa Media Innovation Awards
Ogilvy shines at the Amasa Media Innovation Awards

Two Ogilvy campaigns - Huggies 'The World's First Baby Marathon' and Carling Black Label #NoExcuse - have added four Gold Amasa Awards to their extensive list of laurels...

Issued by Ogilvy & Mather 12 Oct 2018

Nick Binedell directing Clem Sunter, Dawie Roodt and Mondli Makhanya in conversation, at Ads24's Food For Thought.
The benefits of being a 'business fox' when scenario planning

If you've attended a talk by Clem Sunter, you'll know all about the importance of being more fox than hedgehog in business - here are the red flags to watch for as we approach 2019, in the hope of a once-again thriving economy and what your business needs to focus on to play its part...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola and Playmakers win Roger Garlick Award at the 2018 AMASA Awards
Coca-Cola and Playmakers win Roger Garlick Award at the 2018 AMASA Awards

Coca-Cola and their agency partner, Playmakers, walked away with the coveted Roger Garlick Award for Media Innovation for the Coca-Cola #CokeScoreChallenge campaign at the prestigious AMASA Awards...

Issued by Playmakers 12 Oct 2018

Ads24 shares literal and figurative Food For Thought
Ads24 shares literal and figurative Food For Thought

"I'm so pleased we're wearing aprons as this is so slurpy!" This might not be typical business dialogue, but these and similar exclamations were par for the course at the Cape Town version of Ads24's Food For Thought event...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2018

Blurred media lines
Blurred media lines

I remember growing up on the dusty streets of the Vaal as a radio addict who used to love listening to Radio Bop...

By Victor Koaho 11 Oct 2018

#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe
#Newsmaker: Destiny Man has a new editor, welcome back Kojo Baffoe

Kojo Baffoe rejoined Destiny Man last month, succeeding editor Thabiso Tema...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Oct 2018

#AmasaAwards2018: ALL THE WINNERS!
#AmasaAwards2018: ALL THE WINNERS!

The winners are out! At the Amasa Awards gala event held at the Hilton Sandton last night, sports management consultancy Playmakers was named the inaugural Agency of the Year and overall Roger Garlick Award winner!

11 Oct 2018

AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018
AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018

Artificial intelligence is already apparent in most industries and has the potential to reach more and do more...

10 Oct 2018

Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!
Cord cutters: You still need to pay your SABC TV licence!

'Cord cutters' and 'cord nevers' are proud of the fact that they don't fall into the description of a typical TV audience, but the SABC is now calling on all who watch televised content to pay up for TV licences - even if they don't watch on traditional TV sets...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Oct 2018

Ads24 hosts it popular Food for Thought event in Cape Town
Ads24 hosts it popular Food for Thought event in Cape Town

Ads24 is taking its mouthwatering lineup of Food for Thought speakers to Media24's Nasdak headquarters in Heerengracht Street, Cape Town on Wednesday for a feast of fresh ideas, intriguing thinkers and stimulating discussion...

Issued by Ads24 9 Oct 2018

Kaya FM headline sponsor for prestigious Amasa Awards
Kaya FM headline sponsor for prestigious Amasa Awards

Amasa has announced that Kaya FM will sponsor the Roger Garlick Grand Prix for the Amasa Awards 2018, for a third consecutive year...

Issued by Amasa 9 Oct 2018

Red & Yellow gathers top agencies in South Africa for a day of visionary learning
Red & Yellow gathers top agencies in South Africa for a day of visionary learning

Red & Yellow, in partnership with IAB SA, will be hosting the Red & Yellow Digital Agency Showcase day on 25 October, on their beautiful Cape Town campus...

Issued by Red & Yellow 8 Oct 2018

eNCA to deliver Bloomberg's business and finance video news in South Africa
eNCA to deliver Bloomberg's business and finance video news in South Africa

eNCA and Bloomberg Media Distribution have signed a new content agreement to deliver Bloomberg's business and finance news within the channel's new flagship evening news show...

Issued by e.tv 5 Oct 2018

Emilar Gandhi
Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

SCA rules on publication of child victims' names
SCA rules on publication of child victims' names

The Supreme Court of Appeal handed down a ground-breaking judgment recently in the matter Centre for Child Law & Others v Media 24 Limited & Others, reinforcing the public's right to be informed of crimes involving child victims...

By Pieter Conradie, Anja Hofmeyr and Ashleigh Gordon 4 Oct 2018

Various Visi covers.
African design inspo and that almost 100-issue strong Visi vision

Visi magazine's editor-in-chief Sumien Brink explains how New Media's bi-monthly décor, design and architecture-first magazine has proven its endurance and longevity over the past 20 years...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Oct 2018

Goodbye consumers, hello AI!
Goodbye consumers, hello AI!

The job of branded goods and companies is about to get much harder, says Sandra Burger, business unit manager at The MediaShop...

By Sandra Burger 4 Oct 2018

Digital Media Africa conference set to gather African publishers
Digital Media Africa conference set to gather African publishers

Africa's media landscape has undergone significant changes since African publishers across the continent gathered for the first Digital Media Africa conference in 2016, and this year's gathering promises to address digital revenue challenges...

3 Oct 2018

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