After a spate of national unpaid internship offers, and the resulting debate on social media in South Africa, the Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea), clarifies its stance on the matter...
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The directors of Media24 mourned the passing of its chairman, Professor Jakes Gerwel, on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, following a short illness.
Terry Pheto graces the cover of DESTINY's December 2012 issue. Since starring in the 2005 movie that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Pheto has landed more leading roles in other important films such as Catch a Fire and Goodbye Bafana.
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.
South African online retail company, Zando.co.za, recently launched its quarterly printed magazine.
The creativity and strategic thinking of leading content marketer New Media are clearly on tap, as evidenced by their recent win of a competitive pitch for the publication of SAB Leaders Magazine.
19-year-old film student Trevor Stuurman has been named the winner of the Elle Style Reporter search in association with BlackBerry. Cape Town-based Stuurman will now have the opportunity to report on South African style on the Elle digital platforms and travel abroad to hone his eye for style.
Music, culture and current affairs magazine Rolling Stone is celebrating a year in South Africa this week. In celebration, the magazine Stone is hosting a night to remember at The Assembly on 24 November, 2012, with a great line-up of artists, including Arno Carstens, Goodnight Wembley!, The Dollfins and Tailor. Tickets are available at the door.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Described as one of the leading international architecture, interiors and design magazines, Objekt International launched in South Africa late last week.
With its November issue, Destiny magazine turns five and celebrates it with a gatefold cover featuring eight readers and five mentors.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.