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Corruption Watch sponsoring Mdu Comics in anti-corruption animation
Corruption Watch sponsoring Mdu Comics in anti-corruption animation

Corruption Watch will be joining forces with the popular and outspoken young animator Mdu Ntuli, creator of the Izikhokho Show and the animator of the controversial Fish and Chips commercial, recently banned by the SABC, to urge South Africans to speak up and report on corruption.

12 Dec 2012 05:34

Political interference at the SABC? Surely not
Political interference at the SABC? Surely not

NEWSWATCH: An anonymous letter addressed to the SABC board and acting head of news Jimi Matthews alleges there is political interference in the organisation, reports Mail & Guardian. Meanwhile, it seems ANC members have taken to social media to comment on issues, and sometimes trash those they don't like, reports Times Live, while Politics Web reports on the Star having to apologise for a Zille headline, and Andrew Donaldson has a maths lesson for you; no cheating, and have those calculators ready.

By Rod Baker 11 Dec 2012 07:15

Gill Moodie
Media Awards 2012: Never a dull moment

The looming Mangaung conference meant that ANC politics was THE big story of 2012 while the news hounds were kept very, very busy covering tumultuous events such as the numerous service-delivery and wage protests throughout the country and the Marikana massacre.

By Gill Moodie 10 Dec 2012 04:03

ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM
ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has issued the following statement after the controversial canning of interviews with three political journalists on the subject of the ANC's upcoming elective conference at Mangaung.

7 Dec 2012 06:07

SABC does the can-can
SABC does the can-can

NEWSWATCH: The SABC canned three print media commentators discussing coverage of the road to Mangaung (see SABC ... at it again) on a Metro FM show, because, according to Times Live, the ANC was not invited to join the debate. Meanwhile, it's the "jug-jug" for musician Jub Jub who has got 25 years for his role in the death of four teenagers, reports Mail & Guardian.

6 Dec 2012 06:51

Gill Moodie
Inevitable that Caxton and I would fall out - Alec Hogg

Many in the industry really felt for Alec Hogg in October when he walked away from Moneyweb, the company he built from nothing into a highly respected player in the media industry. Hogg tells Bizcommunity why he's philosophical about the move, what he's doing with his year's restraint of trade and what was so different about the values of majority shareholder Caxton and his own that made it impossible for him to stay on as Moneyweb CEO and board member.

By Gill Moodie 6 Dec 2012 06:47

Cape Town celebrations for CoreXalance - CoreXalance
Cape Town celebrations for CoreXalance

Every year the CoreXalance team travels to Cape Town to celebrate the end of the year with the financial departments of media owners they most frequently do business with.

Issued by CoreXalance 5 Dec 2012 09:37

SABC ... at it again
SABC ... at it again

NEWSWATCH: Just before three journalists were to be interviewed on Metro FM on the subject of the upcoming ANC elective conference in Mangaung and media coverage of the event, a call from "on high" apparently led to the three being stopped from going on air, reports Mail & Guardian.

5 Dec 2012 06:41

Will Primedia relist on JSE?
Will Primedia relist on JSE?

Given Primedia's history of rapaciously buying media assets, the upcoming purchase of the rest of Johannesburg-based radio station Kaya FM is no big deal. What is a big deal is that Primedia might relist on the JSE. But the company seems intent on playing the deal down - especially the possible relisting, which has institutional investors very tuned in.

4 Dec 2012 10:26

Gill Moodie
EXCLUSIVE: Media24 to close Sports Illustrated

Media24 is soon to announce the closure of Sports Illustrated, Bizcommunity has reliably learned.

By Gill Moodie 3 Dec 2012 13:06

Janine Lazarus
Dirty words

I don't know if, like me, you need to abscond from the daily grind of work, traffic, political upheaval and questionable government service delivery with the odd television fix. Maybe your poison falls more along the lines of late afternoon family soapies, the more cerebral documentaries, or even the never-ending slapstick comedy fare that that our state broadcaster churns out like a sausage machine.

By Janine Lazarus 3 Dec 2012 11:56

BDFM may retrench staff
BDFM may retrench staff

BDFM, which publishes Financial Mail and Business Day, has advised its staff that the company is considering retrenchments according to Business Report.

30 Nov 2012 11:17

Concert ban on photos concerns Sanef
Concert ban on photos concerns Sanef

There is a ban on free news media photography at the Lady Gaga Concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with the organisers only making available selected publicity photographs. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) notes its concern at such a decision, which it regards as a form of press censorship, fundamentally in conflict with the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of media in South Africa.

30 Nov 2012 08:10

Gosa offered a re-run at SABC
Gosa offered a re-run at SABC

President Jacob Zuma has given businesswoman Noluthando Gosa a re-run at the SABC after appointing her a non-executive member of the public broadcaster's board of directors.

30 Nov 2012 07:57

Times Media launches academy for print industry training
Times Media launches academy for print industry training

Times Media Academy will launch in January 2013, with its first training module aimed at strengthening skills in the understanding of the print industry. Times Media will cover the full costs of hosting course applicants from tertiary institutions and creative agencies who wish to strengthen the quality of print work they deliver.

30 Nov 2012 07:34

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Media24 mourns passing of Prof Gerwel
Media24 mourns passing of Prof Gerwel

The directors of Media24 mourned the passing of its chairman, Professor Jakes Gerwel, on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, following a short illness.

29 Nov 2012 07:56

Naspers to focus on pay TV business
Naspers to focus on pay TV business

Media group Naspers on Tuesday, 27 November 2012, reported that during the six months to September 2012‚ revenue from the group's internet operations‚ which includes e-commerce‚ increased 70% to R14.1bn.

By Nick Hedley 28 Nov 2012 13:11

Nominations open for most influential people in media
Nominations open for most influential people in media

Media magazine will produce its third edition of the 40 most influential people in the industry, under the age of 40, in March 2013. Nominations are now open and proposers are asked to include a "quirky titbit" of information about the person they are nominating. Self-nomination is also acceptable.

28 Nov 2012 10:20

Zapiro to entertain Cape Town Press Club
Zapiro to entertain Cape Town Press Club

Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro, will present some of his most topical cartoons and discuss the ideas surrounding them at the Grill Room, Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands on Tuesday, 4 December 2012, at 12.30pm for 1pm.

28 Nov 2012 09:26

Candlelight vigil for press freedom tomorrow
Candlelight vigil for press freedom tomorrow

The Right2Know Campaign will hold a candlelight vigil against the Secrecy Bill on Thursday, 29 November 2012, from 5:30-7:30pm on Joubert Street (corner Hoofd) on the Women's Jail side of the Constitutional Court precinct in Braamfontein.

28 Nov 2012 08:51

SABC expresses concern about "ad ban" claims
SABC expresses concern about "ad ban" claims

The SABC has expressed its concern regarding The Star newspapers' headline "SABC bans Zuma Advert", published on 27 November 2012. The broadcaster is of the view that the advert implied an endorsement of the product sold by the Fish and Chip Company, but the headline made no reference to the ad actually being for fish and chips.

28 Nov 2012 08:15

Gill Moodie
If used wisely, Twitter can be very wise

I confess: I turn to Twitter and Facebook in the wee hours when I can't sleep - and last night a rather interesting thing happened.

By Gill Moodie 27 Nov 2012 11:53

Naspers reports consolidated revenue of R23bn
Naspers reports consolidated revenue of R23bn

Naspers Limited (JSE: NPN) on 27 November 2012, announced its results, consolidated revenue of R23 billion (a 22% increase), for the six months ended 30 September 2012.

27 Nov 2012 11:35

Stuart Lowe steps down as RamsayMedia MD
Stuart Lowe steps down as RamsayMedia MD

Stuart Lowe, RamsayMedia's managing director, will be leaving the company with effect from mid-December 2012. According to chairman Alan Ramsay, who made the announcement, a number of factors influenced this development, noting that Lowe's enthusiasm, energy and passion for the business will be sorely missed.

23 Nov 2012 12:18

OGLE Media and NMMU Alumni Association hosts charity auction for education - Platypus
OGLE Media and NMMU Alumni Association hosts charity auction for education

OGLE Media and The Cape Town chapter of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Alumni Association (NMMU AA) are hosting a charity auction for education on 29 November at Protea Fire & Ice! in Cape Town.

Issued by Platypus 23 Nov 2012 10:26

Gordon Patterson
TMG announcement - a breath of fresh air

What a breath of fresh air, a bold and confident statement, that the Times Media Group's (TMG) rate setting for 2013 would be based on the Advertising Media Forum (AMF) definition of core circulation. This will send a clear message to advertisers that TMG not only means business but will commit to a partnership of shared responsibility and reward.

By Gordon Patterson 23 Nov 2012 10:11

SuperSport shines at intl Sports Media Marketing Awards
SuperSport shines at intl Sports Media Marketing Awards

At the international Sports Media Marketing Awards - the industry Oscars - held in New York, SuperSport won a Gold and three Silver awards.

23 Nov 2012 09:21

African Market Momentum: insights, obstacles and opportunities
African Market Momentum: insights, obstacles and opportunities

The CMO Council Africa Advisory Board Meeting is set to take place on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, via live tele-presence linking members and experts in Lagos, Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

22 Nov 2012 12:28

SABC executive contradicts Ngubane
SABC executive contradicts Ngubane

Tensions among directors of the SABC spilled out into the open on Tuesday, 20 November 2012, when the national broadcaster's suspended chief financial officer, Gugu Duda, moved to accuse the board of poor governance practices.

22 Nov 2012 11:46

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