Pick n Pay Fresh Living was one of the big winners at the annual PICA Awards held on 15 November at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, scooping Best Supplement for 'Wonderful World of Green', Best Magazine Retail and Consumer Goods, Editor of the Year (Customer) for Justine Drake and the coveted Customer Magazine of the Year.
John Brown 20 Nov 2012
The 2012 PICA winners were announced late last week at the annual awards ceremony held at Emperors Palace in Joburg. Hosted by MPASA, celebrating the achievements of the magazine and publishing industry, the emcee for the evening was SA celeb Katlego Maboe.
19 Nov 2012
Times Media, the listed entity that owns Avusa, says it will focus on reducing the group's debt and improving revenue and operating margins following a trading update on Friday, 16 November 2012, that revealed a very subdued performance.
19 Nov 2012
Times Media's profit from operations before exceptional items grew by 18% to R86m for the six months ended September 2012‚ it said in a voluntary trading update on Friday.
17 Nov 2012
Elle magazine hosts a blog style party at 7pm on Tuesday 20 November 2012 at the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct, downtown Johannesburg, where seven of the freshest fashion bloggers will blog it out live for the prize of joining the magazine team as its style blogger.
16 Nov 2012
A new glossy magazine, targeting people, innovation and entertainment, has been launched by Lonaka Media, a new publishing company. The magazine, entitled PiE, puts people at the heart of the innovative digital era.
14 Nov 2012
What a coup for Gisèle Wertheim Aymés to have snapped up Stuff magazine's licence - and it's also heartening news for independent publishers and media owners. Going with Wertheim Aymés is Stuff editor Toby Shapshak, who has overseen the growth of this little star of a magazine since its launch in SA in 2007.
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 13 Nov 2012
Destiny Man's November-December issue transports its readers into "the zone" - the space where everything falls into place under the spell of the "magnate with a mantra".
Ndalo Media 13 Nov 2012
After launching and publishing Stuff SA for five years, Times Media's license to publish the magazine was not renewed. Although the November/December issue currently on shelf will be the company's last issue of Stuff SA, it will launch a brand new magazine title at the beginning of 2013.
12 Nov 2012
Now in its third decade, the 2012 South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards once again highlighted the dedicated professionalism of the South African sports media and the performers and fans that make up its world. The SAB Sports Media Sports Personality of the Year was Oscar Pistorius.
12 Nov 2012
At the 2012 Pearl Awards, held in New York recently, New Media won two awards from among the 600 international entries of top custom content publications.
12 Nov 2012
One often gets the sense that some print-media companies' response to the dramatic changes in the industry amounts to little more than putting out fires - rather than crafting a strategy for the future. RamsayMedia started implementing its strategy to become multi-platform and diversify income to reduce reliance on advertising revenue a few years back. I caught up with RamsayMedia MD Stuart Lowe, to find out how it's going.
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 9 Nov 2012
Described as one of the leading international architecture, interiors and design magazines, Objekt International launched in South Africa late last week.
6 Nov 2012
With its November issue, Destiny magazine turns five and celebrates it with a gatefold cover featuring eight readers and five mentors.
5 Nov 2012
November marks the birthday month for South Africa's only women's business and lifestyle magazine, Destiny. To celebrate the occasion, 13 women grace the magazine's gatefold cover. Those featured include eight readers and five mentors: Khanyi Dhlomo, Terry Volkwyn, Anele Mdoda, Sonja de Bruyn Sebotsa and Judi Nwokedi.
Ndalo Media 2 Nov 2012
The South Africa Publication Forum's Corporate Competition, which rewards excellence in internal and external corporate communication media, awarded Vital Health Foods' publication, Vitalise, four mentions in its annual awards.
30 Oct 2012
The Creative Circle Ad of the Month results for September 2012 have been announced, and chairperson for the advertising judging panel that month, Jonathan Beggs, has commented that, "it was a predictably quiet month after the Loeries rush, with not a huge amount of entries overall but there was some really enjoyable work."
30 Oct 2012
Media and commentators are eager to focus on "perceived battles" in the ANC ahead of its elective conference in Mangaung, instead of the party's policies, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.
30 Oct 2012
The Sebata Group of companies won the Van Ryn's Black Business Quarterly (BBQ) Award for Best Established Black Business at a red-carpet event last Friday. Altogether, the awards included 14 categories, amongst others the best-established business, best established SMME, the platinum visionary award, businesswoman and businessman of the year and one for young achievers.
30 Oct 2012
President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his claim for damages against a Zapiro cartoon published in the Sunday Times and agreed to pay half of its legal costs, according to the newspaper on Saturday.
29 Oct 2012
In the new category, 'Sustainable Cities', Popular Mechanics writer Sean Woods won a Siemens Profile Award; his second win in this all-Africa competition that recognises and rewards excellence in science and technology journalism.
26 Oct 2012
The John Brown Media team behind food magazine, Pick n Pay's Fresh Living, received top results at the annual Galliova Awards on 19 October - with talented foodies Justine Drake and Anke Roux being recognised for their outstanding work.
John Brown 25 Oct 2012
News of cost-cutting and title closures in the print industry don't shock anymore. They are just a fact of life.
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 25 Oct 2012
Abigail Donnelly, food editor of Woolworths Taste, won two awards at the recent Galliova Food Writers' Awards. She was named Best Food Writer of the Year, the top award, and Best Stylist for her work on the New Media publication.
24 Oct 2012
Much has been reported lately about the state of the print media in South Africa, with particular reference to a lack of innovation among newspapers and magazines.
Ingrid Louw 24 Oct 2012
Government and the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) have resolved to work closely together for the good of the country. The two parties held their annual meeting on Friday and Saturday in Magaliesburg.
22 Oct 2012
You and I have come a long way together. We began our collaboration some 25 years ago, when you'd regularly forgive my crayoned abuse of your good nature. Then, we became allies: just you and me, against the world, using permanent marker to 'correct' the punctuation on signs proclaiming Ladies Room.
Tiffany Markman 19 Oct 2012
The Property Magazine, which currently produces 12 issues, will produce six issues annually, in response to the advent of digital and the recent launch of its free-to-download iPad app, complementing its successful Zinio edition and the existing digital replica of the title.
17 Oct 2012