The PICA Awards were held recently in Johannesburg. The Awards bring together the publishing industry and reward publishing excellence. I spoke to the winners.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 10:40
Times Media has appointed Abdul Milazi as editor of Sunday World from 1 December 2013. He takes over from Marvin Meintjies who has been appointed to head up the Times Media London bureau.
28 Nov 2013 08:02
The Daily Sun must publish a front page apology for the publication of two graphic photographs of corpses, Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has ruled.
21 Nov 2013 12:32
The owner of a community newspaper in the Goldfields area in the Free State said he could not increase his advertising tariffs to compete with Media24 because it would have been illogical.
By Amanda Visser 20 Nov 2013 11:15
The Loeries has released its Official Rankings for 2013, providing a transparent overview of the awards as well as helping to promote creativity and innovation as primary business tools in the brand communication arena.
20 Nov 2013 07:38
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
South African women's glossy, SARIE magazine, as well as Business-to-Business publication RISKSA, walked away with five awards each at the 2013 MPASA PICA Awards last night.
15 Nov 2013 06:27
By now we all know there has been a shift in the way companies are doing business. The social era has been long upon us and it's a case of "adapt or die".
By Athar Naser 14 Nov 2013 07:48
Media24 is expected to appear before the Competition Tribunal in Pretoria today for allegedly pushing a competitor out of the community advertising market on purpose.
6 Nov 2013 08:29
NEWSWATCH: BDlive reports that the family that owns RamsayMedia has sold its remaining stake to Caxton.
By Rod Baker 5 Nov 2013 09:04
This is a golden age for investigative reporting in South Africa. In the Muldergate era there were two enduring themes, apartheid itself and the Info Scandal.
By Ed Herbst 1 Nov 2013 13:24
At the University of the Witwatersrand this week, we honoured a patriotic journalist who was killed because of his investigative work.
By Anton Harber 1 Nov 2013 07:09
As this column went to press last week, Glenn Greenwald, the writer who broke the Edward Snowden story about US surveillance and who I described as the present rock star of journalism, resigned from The Guardian to join an internet start-up.
By Anton Harber 29 Oct 2013 07:26
Last week the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), which acts as the national office for mathematics in SA, released an informal report on the mathematics textbooks available to support the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in the Foundation Phase (FP).
6 Dec 2013 10:49
Most companies are creating original content to keep consumers engaged these days, whether it's a blog post, a social media update, an ebook, a presentation or a full-blown event.
By Athar Naser 4 Dec 2013 11:52
The South African Book Fair will open in Cape Town at the CTICC from 13 -15 June 2014. Originally, the Cape Town Book Fair, its new name reflects its national status.
1 Dec 2013 10:38
If a brand tells the story of a company's products or services then the "author" ought to have the story-telling skills of a best-selling writer.
By Claudio Milo 29 Nov 2013 08:45
'Pieces of the Puzzle: Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Part One: The Killing' has been released by Sunday Times Books.
28 Nov 2013 08:28
A new publication, Transition, will launch at the Photo Workshop Gallery at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on Wednesday 27 November 2013.
25 Nov 2013 09:34
The Competition Tribunal has heard testimony from a former Media24 manager on its strategies to force competitors in the community newspaper market out of business, Business Day reported yesterday.
14 Nov 2013 09:21
Axed SABC group executive for commercial enterprises Gabriel "Gab" Mampone is set to release his "tell-all" book.
By Dimakatso Motau 12 Nov 2013 13:40
Following the recent closure of print magazine publisher, Black Eagle Media, Africa Geographic Holdings has announced that its print magazine will take a break as from December 2013 until April 2014.
11 Nov 2013 08:02
Chances are, if you're on a mailing list connected to the media industry, you would have received numerous (digital) links to studies and reports hailing the success of paywalls by various publishers around the globe.
By Styli Charalambous 6 Nov 2013 15:00
Join Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show host Warren Harding tomorrow, 7 November, from 9am-10am on 2oceansVibe Radio as he chats to Lisa Visser of John Brown Media and Nikki Cockroft of The Bookmarks 2013. [twitterfall]
6 Nov 2013 12:05
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will this month hold a conference on the intellectual property policy.
6 Nov 2013 09:41
The first Footnote Summit, highlighting digital publishing, will be held in Cape Town on 6 November at the Cape Town Hotel & Lodge.
4 Nov 2013 07:59
The digital industry has the opportunity to meet Sophia Stuart and Laura Jordan Bambach, international judges at the upcoming Bookmark Awards, at an exclusive networking brunch on 14 November 2013 at the Pepper Club in Cape Town from 9.30-11.30am.
4 Nov 2013 07:42
Prezence has partnered with Leisure Books in Media24 Books' first foray into m-commerce, marking the first step in the phased digitisation and mobilisation of Leisure Books with a retail app.
3 Nov 2013 10:46
The remodelled 56-year-old CAR magazine has been given a modern yet classic, timeless feel.
23 Oct 2013 09:36
Your Family magazine, which was a trailblazer when it launched as the first magazine to be sold in a supermarket, celebrates 40 years of bringing homegrown content with a bumper collector's issue in November 2013.
23 Oct 2013 08:29
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