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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Sabinet signs up to Publishing Technology's ingentaDrive platform solution - Sabinet
Sabinet signs up to Publishing Technology's ingentaDrive platform solution

Combining essential features of Publishing Technology's bespoke build platform product with the speed and efficiency of a packaged solution, this out-of-the box product will enable Sabinet to go live with a fully branded, cloud-based, responsive site...

Issued by Sabinet

Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen becomes the first South African to be awarded a Michelin Star - Penguin Random House SA
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen becomes the first South African to be awarded a Michelin Star

JAN, a restaurant in the south of France owned and run by South African-born chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, has been awarded a Michelin Star...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA

Penguin Random House to publish latest novel by Marita van der Vyver - Penguin Random House SA
Penguin Random House to publish latest novel by Marita van der Vyver

Marita van der Vyver's next novel, titled Misverstand in Afrikaans, is set in Paris, where a failed South African writer finds himself in the company of a young au pair during the terrorist attacks of 13 November 2015...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA

SA gets its first digital marketing solution for publications
SA gets its first digital marketing solution for publications

A first in South Africa, BookBeak is a digital marketing solution for book and magazine publishers and retailers...

Issued by Atheneum

Sabinet launches African News Agency (previously SAPA) - Sabinet
Sabinet launches African News Agency (previously SAPA)

Sabinet is collaborating with African News Agency (ANA), the new owners of the SAPA archive, to ensure continued provision of the SAPA archive and in addition, an updated news service from ANA upon subscription...

Issued by Sabinet

UK publisher Pearson axes 4,000 jobs

LONDON - British education publisher Pearson on Thursday unveiled plans to axe 4,000 jobs, or ten percent of its global workforce, to combat weak demand, sending its share price surging.

International jurors announced for Dubai Lynx includes South Africans
International jurors announced for Dubai Lynx includes South Africans

There will be 56 international jurors judging entries from across the MENA region at the 10th Dubai Lynx, including six South Africans...

Report: South Africa 2016 unpacks SA's 21-year journey
Report: South Africa 2016 unpacks SA's 21-year journey

The Oxford Business Group (OBG) has produced a new report on South Africa's two-decade evolution from apartheid to Rainbow Nation, while asking what is next for the country, as it reaches another critical juncture in its development...

Media24 supports Drought Disaster Fund
Media24 supports Drought Disaster Fund

The Media24 group has announced its support of the Drought Disaster Fund, fitting with South Africa currently facing the most severe drought in almost half a century...

New book on media interview techniques
New book on media interview techniques

Robert Taylor's new book, Media Interview Techniques: A Complete Guide to Media Training, is the definitive guide to media training for PR consultants..

10 things you need to know about empowerment - Topco Media
10 things you need to know about empowerment

The latest edition of Impumelelo, featuring all of South Africa's Top Empowered Companies, will be on shelves next week. The publication will be launched at a special event in Sandton on 9 December...

Issued by Topco Media

The science of baking
The science of baking

The act of buying a new brand is not revolutionary. It is not a huge event in people's lives. It is not the road to Damascus. It is more akin to a little nudge, give it a go type of thing...

By Danette Breitenbach

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[TrendTalk] Amazon's new 'billboard' book store

Amazon just opened its first book store in Seattle stocked with books at the same discounted price as on its website. Is this a new disruption for the book publishing industry or just a giant interactive billboard for Amazon..?

By Louise Marsland

'Story Bosso' storytelling competition announces finalists
'Story Bosso' storytelling competition announces finalists

Nal'ibali has announced the 15 finalists in the 'Story Bosso' competition, selected from over 2000 stories from a full cross section of South African society...

Hot off the press - Topco Media
Hot off the press

The newly released Vision 2030 publication is key to understanding government commitment to planning for a delivery of the National Development Plan, which fundamentally impacts the lives of all South Africans, now and in the future...

Issued by Topco Media

A first for New Media Books: The Unplugged Cookbook hits the shelves at Woolworths - New Media
A first for New Media Books: The Unplugged Cookbook hits the shelves at Woolworths

New Media Publishing is proud to announce the publication of the first shiny new title by New Media Books - the new business division launched by the award-winning content marketing agency in July 2015...

Issued by New Media

Senior editorial appointments at Bizcommunity.com - Bizcommunity.com
Senior editorial appointments at Bizcommunity.com

Bizcommunity.com has made some senior editorial appointments and promotions to ensure that it continues to dominate the media industry as the leading source of business-to-business news across industry sectors...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com

PURE takes bronze, silver and gold publishing awards
PURE takes bronze, silver and gold publishing awards

PURE Publishing, the publishing wing of PURE Creative, has again confirmed its first-class status at the esteemed South African Publication Forum Awards that were hosted in Johannesburg on 1 October...

Issued by PURE Publishing & Design

[NewsMaker] Lesley Waterkeyn
[NewsMaker] Lesley Waterkeyn

Lesley Waterkeyn is the founder of Colourworks marketing agency. She has launched 'Over the Rainbow', a social enterprise aimed at empowering new South African entrepreneurs, with education specialist Sandy van Dyk...

By Louise Marsland

Independent publishing compared to joining a sales house - DQ&A Media Group
Independent publishing compared to joining a sales house

Smaller publishers usually struggle with the same issues. Issues they wouldn't have if they would team up with a sales house. In the last couple of years we have seen publishers shifting towards, but also away from sales houses...

By Jessy Severins, Issued by DQ&A Media Group

Bekker's big Naspers sell raises questions
Bekker's big Naspers sell raises questions

Questions have been raised after nonexecutive Naspers (NPN) chairman Koos Bekker sold 70% of his shareholding in the company without notifying the market...

By Maarten Mittner

Simple analysis saves publisher millions - Brewer's Advertising Data
Simple analysis saves publisher millions

"Probably every single magazine published in this country," says Chris Brewer, "is wasting vast amounts of cash because of what's known as 'bad data' - and we can stop that almost immediately."...

Issued by Brewer's Advertising Data

Sefika Awards announced
Sefika Awards announced

The annual Sefika awards were announced on 26 August 2015 in Johannesburg, attended by members of the SA Booksellers Association and the Publishers' Association of South Africa (PASA)...

SA Innovation Summit launches 'Emerging Companies Insights' publication
SA Innovation Summit launches 'Emerging Companies Insights' publication

At the 2015 SA Innovation Summit, PwC, in collaboration with Microsoft BizSpark, the Silicon Cape Initiative, City of Tshwane and Wesgro, will officially launch the Emerging Companies Insights publication.

Building data journalism products with users in mind
Building data journalism products with users in mind

It's a truism, albeit an often neglected one, that journalists should write stories for particular, defined audiences, not for themselves, their peers or some fondly cherished but imaginary ideal reader...

By Chris Roper

Find bright new ways to connect to readers
Find bright new ways to connect to readers

News reporting followed a tight style and format for decades, largely driven by technology and deadlines. We call it the inverted pyramid: the most important information should be at the top of a report and the material that can most easily be cut out sits at the bottom...

By Anton Harber

Words gotta work hard to get into dictionary
Words gotta work hard to get into dictionary

It takes more than popularity for a word to make it into a dictionary.

Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share
Pearson says in talks to sell The Economist share

LONDON, UK - British publishing company Pearson said on Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50-percent stake in The Economist Group, owner of the prestigious magazine of the same name...

Marketing Science book series launches four titles
Marketing Science book series launches four titles

Bringing a business perspective to technical topics, a series of four titles covering four analytical areas of marketing practice has been released by the Marketing Science Series.

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