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#CannesLions2017: Media Lions winners!

The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity hosted the Media Lions award ceremony on 21 June 2017, with a South African campaign shining bright...

1 day ago

'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC
'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry that resulted in his being booted out of the SABC...

15 Jun 2017

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The Zululand Mail launches to serve Melmoth, Eshowe, Gingindlovu

A new local community newspaper, The Zululand Mail has been launched in KwaZulu-Natal to service the Melmoth, Eshowe and Gingindlovu areas...

13 Jun 2017

Sarah-Jane Harling Account Director Advertising BBC Worldwide Africa
#Newsmaker: Sarah-Jane Harling joins BBC Worldwide to grow its advertising business across Africa

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Sarah-Jane Harling in the newly created role of advertising account director for its Africa division, based at BBC's Melrose Arch office...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2017

Ads24 provides Food for Thought about the future
Ads24 provides Food for Thought about the future

The recent “Food for Thought” event hosted by Ads24, provided media industry professionals with a bespoke opportunity to interact with internationally renowned futurist Pieter Geldenhuys and heavyweight academic Professor Nick Binedell...

Issued by Ads24 12 Jun 2017

Ads24 wins an award as the best business to work for
Ads24 wins an award as the best business to work for

Ads24 won the Best Business to Work for Award at Media24's annual award Gala on 5 May 2017. This Friday evening event was the culmination of Media24's annual conference - Teamspeak...

Issued by Ads24 9 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 2

Day 2 of the World News Media Congress began with a breakfast panel discussion, particularly for women in news, around the gender biases in reporting and how media and advertisers represent these...

9 Jun 2017

Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced
Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced

Individuals and companies who have made extraordinary contributions to PET recycling in SA, including Bizcommunity's Managing Editor, have been named Petco Award winners...

8 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Highlights from Day 1

DURBAN: Following the Women in News Summit, the men were ready as ever to take the stage, with the second half of Day 1 at the World News Media Congress kicking off with a roundtable on sports news as a major driver for media innovation...

8 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: Turkish journalist Can Dündar receives the Golden Pen Award

DURBAN: Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar is the deserving recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers...

8 Jun 2017

Kyle Findlay, director of data science at the Kantar Global Innovations Team.
#CannesLions: Mapping the importance of multi-channel marketing

With Cannes Lions just a few days away I chatted to South African Kyle Findlay, director of data science at the Kantar Global Innovations Team about his silver essay win at Admap, which will be celebrated during the international festival of creativity.,,

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jun 2017

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Wan-Ifra calls on South Africa government to protect media freedom

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has called on the South African government for renewed solidarity in the wake of threats to media freedom...

8 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: First ever Women in News Summit under way

DURBAN: Today, 7 June 2017 marks the inaugural global Women in News (WIN) Summit, which commenced at the ICC in Durban earlier today...

7 Jun 2017

Winkler trying to stay warm at the Meltwater EMEA conference in Prague in January 2017.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sonja Winkler

This week we go behind the selfie with technophile Sonja Winkler who heads up Meltwater's Johannesburg office as the youngest MD in the company's 16-year history, making her the perfect fit for our #YouthMonth feature...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2017

Fake news in a time of half-truths
Fake news in a time of half-truths

Fake news and yellow journalism has undoubtedly become the new norm. From false reports and fake missing friends, to photo-shopped images, government scandals and sensationalism, this scourge has organisations and news outlets fighting for their credibility...

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 7 Jun 2017

Tractor Outdoor welcomes Llewellyn Terblanche to head up Transit Division
Tractor Outdoor welcomes Llewellyn Terblanche to head up Transit Division

One of the exciting developments happening at Tractor Outdoor this year, is that they have decided to launch a Transit division which forms part of the Tractor Group...

Issued by Tractor Outdoor 7 Jun 2017

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UK election on CNN International

CNN International will air special coverage of the UK election with special programming, beginning at 10pm BST on Thursday 8 June...

7 Jun 2017

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Digital monopolies and the global economies that are benefitting

The South African lexicon and news has been filled with a bunch of new phrases over the past few years. These include "monopolies", "foreign capital" and "local first" which are all "symptoms" of a consumer market kicking back against what appears to be the product of a global economy...

By Chris Botha 7 Jun 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Nice catch, Nissan... but “Onion Capture” for Gupta rag

Kagiso Rabada may be the Destroyer-in-Chief for the Proteas cricket team (and the number one ranked one-day bowler) but he still has an innocence and naivety about him, which is appealing...

By Brendan Seery 6 Jun 2017

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Five reputation recovery steps if your name emerges in #GuptaLeaks

By now you would have observed that some of the individuals whose names appear in the leaked emails by members of the Gupta family and their associates, were not necessarily people involved in their business dealings...

By Vincent Magwenya 6 Jun 2017

Mission: Capture M&G - Guptas advised on buying out one of their most vocal critics
Mission: Capture M&G - Guptas advised on buying out one of their most vocal critics

The Guptas considered buying one of their most vociferous critics, the Mail & Guardian newspaper, in a James Bond-style 'Project M', leaked emails show...

6 Jun 2017

The content engine blueprint
The content engine blueprint

A personalised experience has the right mix of context and content...

By Cleve Gibbon 5 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast
#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast

Having achieved national fame through his notorious ‘Whackhead' pranks, Darren Simpson will soon host the KFM breakfast show between 6am and 9am, bringing his brand of fun, funny, relatable radio to Western Cape listeners - and yes, there will be a daily prank...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2017

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Are you a believer?

A lust for clicks, and follows, shares and likes - and even votes in politics - has sullied our judgement and contorted our perspectives. It is concerning is that the popularity of “alternative facts” born out of this, is gaining momentum.

By Kate Niemöller 5 Jun 2017

ABC Notice No 3 2017
ABC Notice No 3 2017

The Q1 - 2017 list of new ABC members, suspensions and discontinued titles, as well as the check audits reports and more has been released...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 2 Jun 2017

Senior appointment at Sekunjalo Investment Holdings
Senior appointment at Sekunjalo Investment Holdings

The executive chairman of The Sekunjalo Investment Group, Dr Iqbal Survé, has announced the appointment of Zenariah Barends as senior executive for the group...

Issued by Independent Media 2 Jun 2017

JAMLAB open for new journalism candidates
JAMLAB open for new journalism candidates

The Wits Journalism and Media Accelerator (JAMLAB) is open for applications from existing or new South African journalism and media teams for a new six-month innovation support programme. Applications close on 9 June 2017...

1 Jun 2017

Cape Town: The city of design and the place for creatives
Cape Town: The city of design and the place for creatives

Named the World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town is a leader in the field of creativity and design. Its quirky workspaces, places and events showcase the great design talent housed in the city and in turn promote creative thinking...

By Runi Makan, Issued by CityVarsity 1 Jun 2017

Independent Media launches Ombudsman Office
Independent Media launches Ombudsman Office

Independent Media has launched its internal Office of the Ombudsman along with a fully constituted adjudication and appeals panel in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town...

Issued by Independent Media 31 May 2017

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