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China, GCIS discuss communication challenges

An 11-member delegation from the State Council of Information Office (SCIO) in China met on Wednesday with the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) to discuss communication practices.

14 Dec 2012 07:24

Online readers provide holiday ideas for  Getaway's January issue
Online readers provide holiday ideas for Getaway's January issue

The editorial team of Getaway has allowed its consumers to determine the contents of the January 2013 issue, which has a comprehensive guide to almost 200 holiday ideas for 2013 provided by the readers.

14 Dec 2012 07:12

New online business, environment magazine
New online business, environment magazine

Nandi Mgwadlamba, owner of Sleeves-Up Communications, has launched a new online business and environment magazine, Rooted Wealth, which has been emailed to 6,000 readers. It plans to increase this figure to a million readers by 2017.

14 Dec 2012 06:55

Harry Herber
I'm not sure where it will end, but I know where it starts

It seems like just yesterday that the most overused word in the media planner's vocabulary suddenly appeared: convergence. I remember thinking how cool it was, and wondering how come the penny took so long to drop. Convergence was inevitable. Technology was flying and a single gadget that truly ran your life was surely on the cards somewhere in the not too distant future. Well, it has arrived.

By Harry Herber 14 Dec 2012 05:29

Happiness at work leads to increased productivity and confidence - Ndalo Media
Happiness at work leads to increased productivity and confidence

It is not surprising happiness at work is linked to increased productivity, a significant decrease in sick leave and increased confidence. The December 2012 issue of Destiny magazine featured the findings following six years of extensive global research from the iOpener Institute for People and Performance (IPP).

Issued by Ndalo Media 10 Dec 2012 11:03

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 48: Youth-based communication solutions
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 48: Youth-based communication solutions

To find out more about character-based entertainment products, youth-orientated content and communications solutions with Strika Entertainment, listen to last week's podcast of the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which airs every Thursday at 5-6pm streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio. [twitterfall]

10 Dec 2012 07:34

Gill Moodie
Media Awards 2012: Never a dull moment

The looming Mangaung conference meant that ANC politics was THE big story of 2012 while the news hounds were kept very, very busy covering tumultuous events such as the numerous service-delivery and wage protests throughout the country and the Marikana massacre.

By Gill Moodie 10 Dec 2012 04:03

Gill Moodie
EXCLUSIVE: Media24 to close Sports Illustrated

Media24 is soon to announce the closure of Sports Illustrated, Bizcommunity has reliably learned.

By Gill Moodie 3 Dec 2012 13:06

What's in The Media magazine's December digital edition?
What's in The Media magazine's December digital edition?

The December edition of the Media magazine is, once again, jam packed with insightful information on what's happening in the media industry. Readers will find new ways to gauge the industry through value-added digital content, imagery, video and audio. Contributors include Trevor Ormerod, Chris Vick, Gordon Patterson, Dario Milo, Michelle Solomon and Sandra Gordon.

3 Dec 2012 12:12

Concert ban on photos concerns Sanef
Concert ban on photos concerns Sanef

There is a ban on free news media photography at the Lady Gaga Concerts in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with the organisers only making available selected publicity photographs. The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) notes its concern at such a decision, which it regards as a form of press censorship, fundamentally in conflict with the constitutionally guaranteed freedom of media in South Africa.

30 Nov 2012 08:10

Times Media launches academy for print industry training
Times Media launches academy for print industry training

Times Media Academy will launch in January 2013, with its first training module aimed at strengthening skills in the understanding of the print industry. Times Media will cover the full costs of hosting course applicants from tertiary institutions and creative agencies who wish to strengthen the quality of print work they deliver.

30 Nov 2012 07:34

From "Tsotsi" to mentor and visionary businesswoman - Ndalo Media
From "Tsotsi" to mentor and visionary businesswoman

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.

Issued by Ndalo Media 29 Nov 2012 08:58

Media24 mourns passing of Prof Gerwel
Media24 mourns passing of Prof Gerwel

The directors of Media24 mourned the passing of its chairman, Professor Jakes Gerwel, on Wednesday, 28 November 2012, following a short illness.

29 Nov 2012 07:56

Wedding Inspirations' summer issue sizzles with style - The Wedding Group
Wedding Inspirations' summer issue sizzles with style

Summer is prime wedding season - and prime party season - so it's no surprise the latest issue of Wedding Inspirations magazine is filled with sizzling ideas for stylish celebrations.

Issued by The Wedding Group 27 Nov 2012 08:52

Stuart Lowe steps down as RamsayMedia MD
Stuart Lowe steps down as RamsayMedia MD

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.

23 Nov 2012 12:18

New Media's got the right brew for SAB employee mag

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.

Issued by New Media 23 Nov 2012 11:02

Cape Town film student named Elle Style Reporter
Cape Town film student named Elle Style Reporter

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.

23 Nov 2012 09:20

Zando launches quarterly magazine
Zando launches quarterly magazine

South African online retail company, Zando.co.za, recently launched its quarterly printed magazine.

23 Nov 2012 08:42

Gill Moodie
ABC Q3 figures forecast tough times

"It's going to be a tough Christmas," concluded Gordon Patterson in his presentation of the third-quarter (Q3) Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) figures released in Johannesburg last week.

By Gill Moodie 21 Nov 2012 13:35

Rolling Stone SA celebrates its first anniversary
Rolling Stone SA celebrates its first anniversary

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.

21 Nov 2012 10:33

Fresh Living magazine scoops four PICA awards - John Brown
Fresh Living magazine scoops four PICA awards

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.

Issued by John Brown 20 Nov 2012 09:39

2012 PICA Awards winners announced
2012 PICA Awards winners announced

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 12:28

Times Media aims to cut Avusa debt
Times Media aims to cut Avusa debt

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 10:30

Times Media details restructuring progress
Times Media details restructuring progress

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 12:04

New Media continues winning streak - New Media
New Media continues winning streak

New Media has continued their award-winning streak of 2012 at the PICAs, scooping top honours in the Visual Production of the Year category for Plascon Spaces, hauling in nine Highly Commended accolades for their consumer and customer titles.

Issued by New Media 16 Nov 2012 11:19

Elle hosts blog style party next week
Elle hosts blog style party next week

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 07:16

Sumien Brink
Time to produce proof for print

Here's a challenge to the print industry and its award bodies: if the medium is to grow again, print needs to take a leaf out of digital's book and prove its ROI. And industry awards need to reward this.

By Sumien Brink 15 Nov 2012 11:54

New magazine targets people, innovation, entertainment
New magazine targets people, innovation, entertainment

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 11:45

Gill Moodie
Wertheim Aymés snapping up Stuff

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.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 13 Nov 2012 11:45

Russell Simmons: Magnate with a mantra on the cover of Destiny Man - Ndalo Media
Russell Simmons: Magnate with a mantra on the cover of Destiny Man

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".

Issued by Ndalo Media 13 Nov 2012 09:13

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