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Professor Kelly Chibale
Local scientist makes it onto Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders list

The founder and director of Africa's first integrated drug discovery centre, Professor Kelly Chibale, has been named as one of Fortune magazine's World's Greatest Leaders for 2018...

By Kim Cloete 8 hours ago

Mathatha Tsedu, Sikuvile Awards judging panel convener judge. © .
Sikuvile Awards closing date a week away

The closing date for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards is set at 25 April - just a week away...

17 Apr 2018

Folio: 2018 class of Top Women in Media. © .
Folio: announce 2018 class of Top Women in Media

Folio: has announced its 2018 class of Top Women in Media to represent the best and brightest up and comers, entrepreneurs, change-makers, corporate champions, and industry trailblazers in the media industry...

6 Apr 2018

The PR Hustle... All images © Mick Creative.
What they don't teach you at university: The PR Hustle

There's no denying those who work in the public relations and media industry work hard. But in 2018, it's all about working smarter, not harder. So if there's a way to streamline and simplify the process of both generating content and ensuring media coverage, both sides benefit. That's where Jana Leonard's PR Hustle fills a gap...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2018

Winners, Amy Hopkins, food editor of Women’s Health and Sam Linsell, creator of Drizzleanddip.com with Derek Donkin, CEO of SAAGA.
SA's 2017 Avo Ambassadors announced

South Africa's 2017 Avo Ambassadors Amy Hopkins, food editor of Women's Health and Sam Linsell, creator of Drizzleanddip.com, were announced at the Add an Avo breakfast to launch the new season...

22 Mar 2018

Homemakers Media Holdings launches innovative mobi magazine
Homemakers Media Holdings launches innovative mobi magazine

Homemakers Media Holdings, the publisher that in 1984 set the trend as lead-generator for service providers in the home improvement sector, has done so again with the launch of its Homemakers Mobi magazine...

Issued by HOMEMAKERS 16 Mar 2018

Fung in focus.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Kelly Fung

This week we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Kelly Fung, now editor-in-chief at Elle South Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Mar 2018

Apple buys digital magazine subscription service
Apple buys digital magazine subscription service

Apple announced on Monday it is buying digital magazine subscription service Texture, adding to the side of its business aimed at making money from online content or services...

14 Mar 2018

#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief
#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief

Regarded by many as one of the leading trend analysts in the retail, business and built environment, Dave Nemeth of Trend Forward has taken over the reins from Bev Hermanson as editor-in-chief of Designing Ways...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2018

Net#work BBDO's #SendMe ad aimed at President Ramaphosa
Net#work BBDO's #SendMe ad aimed at President Ramaphosa

Yesterday, Net#work BBDO tweeted about the agency's #SendMe full-page ad in Business Day, in which CCO Mike Schalit wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Mar 2018

Li Edelkoort | Photographer:
The Goddesses of the past and present (Part 2)

This a continuation of Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort's presentation at Lisof, on her latest trend book, Goddesses for spring/summer 2019...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Feb 2018

PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms
PRC releases Pams that measures reading across multiple platforms

The PRC (Publisher Research Council) has released the first Pams (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) results that measure reading across multiple platforms...

15 Feb 2018

Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser
Magazines ABC Q4 2017: Customs the biggest loser

Significant declines in Custom magazines and to a lesser extent in Consumer publications saw the overall decline in magazines edge to just over eight percent (8.1%) over Q3 and a 16.6% decline over the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2018

A fresh start: Conversion and migration in style and sophistication
A fresh start: Conversion and migration in style and sophistication

People are fast becoming digital citizens, and Kwenta Media is not far behind. The publishing house has moved its popular publication, known for its groundbreaking content, Essays Of Africa, to a world of augmented reality...

Issued by Kwenta Marketing 13 Feb 2018

Sporting magazine keeps hitting fairway
Sporting magazine keeps hitting fairway

The March issue of Golf Digest is the iconic Top 100 Edition. The prestigious course ranking was first published in 1998, and this year will mark its 20th anniversary...

Issued by New Media 9 Feb 2018

#StartupStory: Playbook
#StartupStory: Playbook

Playbook is a web-based platform that simplifies the creative procurement process by making sure SA creatives and artists 'play by the book' in terms of bookings, performances or commissions...

By Jessica Tennant 8 Feb 2018

Cox of the February 2018 cover of Cosmo SA - now trending everywhere!
#FairnessFirst: #SayYesToLove with Cosmo SA's Laverne Cox cover exclusive!

Topics for inclusion, equality and diversity in the media sphere itself remained under the media spotlight this week as social media netizens celebrated Cosmopolitan South Africa's decision to place Laverne Cox on the cover, with their logo suitably rainbow-hued to show support of the LGBTQI+ community...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Feb 2018

Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril
Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril

Thabiso Dlamini explores several reasons why marketers need to focus on developing their relationship with traditional media now more than ever...

By Thabiso Dlamini 1 Feb 2018

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Media24 poised to end Novus deal

Novus Holdings, previously part of the Naspers Group, looks set to have its third grim year in a row, with reports that it is set to lose the crucial contract to print Media 24's newspapers and magazines to Caxton and a number of small independent printers...

22 Jan 2018

SA's biggest restaurant awards adapts to international trends
SA's biggest restaurant awards adapts to international trends

New Media Publishing has announced exciting changes for Eat Out, SA's best guide to SA's best food, for 2018...

Issued by New Media 9 Jan 2018

John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl Awards
John Brown South Africa scoops double gold at international Pearl Awards

John Brown Media South Africa has won the gold award for Best Print Magazine Editorial (B2B) at The Content Council's international Pearl Awards ceremony in New York with MiNDSPACE...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 15 Dec 2017

Why the media sector's print run is not done
Why the media sector's print run is not done

Five years ago, Warren Buffett famously bought a handful of newspapers in a move that went against the generally accepted idea that print media was facing a painful death...

By Nick Hedley 11 Dec 2017

Netwerk24 boosts advertising scope with the addition of lifestyle titles
Netwerk24 boosts advertising scope with the addition of lifestyle titles

November has been a record month for Netwerk24 following the migration of popular Afrikaans lifestyle titles to the news channel...

Issued by Ads24 4 Dec 2017

Loeries releases Migrate Hero edition
Loeries releases Migrate Hero edition

The Loeries have released the 23rd edition of its annual publication Migrate...

30 Nov 2017

Meredith Corp to buy Time Inc. for $2.8bn
Meredith Corp to buy Time Inc. for $2.8bn

Time Inc. is selling for $2.8bn to media conglomerate Meredith Corporation, backed by the billionaire Koch brothers known for supporting conservative causes, in an unlikely ending to a saga over the future of CNN's parent company...

28 Nov 2017

Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover
Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover

Financial Mail collaborates with Zimbabwean artist for collector's item Mugabe issue...

24 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award
#Newsmaker: Justine Cullinan wins Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Corporate Award

5FM's station manager Justine Cullinan won the Corporate Award at the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards on Thursday, 9 November. It was just her and overall winner Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, who took home awards on the night...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

This year's deserving recipient of the Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Award is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

rawpixel.com via
#EntrepreneurMonth: G&T transforming the travel writing industry

In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way role players interact...

By Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017

Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material
Cathay Pacific taps into PressReader library to expand range of reading material

Cathay Pacific has partnered with PressReader, enabling them to provide thousands of popular newspapers and magazines to passengers...

10 Nov 2017

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