Models and Pageantry SA, the first e-zine in South Africa of its kind, has launched to offer expertise from well-known faces in the market and a backstage look at these sectors.
9 Dec 2013 14:12
Independent News and Media chairman Dr Iqbal Survé has dismissed Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois with immediate effect‚ raising fresh questions around the independence of the group's print titles.
By Paul Vecchiatto 9 Dec 2013 14:03
The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, which have opened for entries, have grouped next year's awards into platform neutral, platform specific and special awards.
9 Dec 2013 11:21
The South African National Editors' Forum says it is shocked and concerned at the sudden removal from office of the editor of the Cape Times, Alide Dasnois, and the offer of redeployment elsewhere in the newspaper group.
9 Dec 2013 11:03
'2D is the opportunity to use data to communicate with the consumer on their smart phone. It is now viewed as part of our lives, mobility.'
By Danette Breitenbach 9 Dec 2013 10:10
Last year Konica Minolta South Africa converted a light commercial vehicle into a mobile library, providing children and communities in the Gauteng area with access to books, thus giving them the opportunity to improve their literacy skills. But the company's dedication to education and literacy did not stop there.
9 Dec 2013 10:02
The dti, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and South African Breweries (SAB) created the You Decide campaign programme in a successful public private partnership to reduce the amount of underage drinking.
9 Dec 2013 09:54
The Hyatt's global corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive, has given South African group, Women of Vision a US $7500 grant to further the organisation's efforts in education and personal advancement. The group has also launched #SHARINGJOY, a fundraising social media campaign.
9 Dec 2013 09:26
Responding to the criminal charges laid against the Sunday Times, its editor Phylicia Oppelt and journalist Bobby Jordan by Sekunjalo Investments, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has strongly condemned the decision and urges Sekunjalo and its executive chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, to reconsider its decision.
9 Dec 2013 09:03
The Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (POPI) was signed into law in November. It comes at a time when marketing has just entered the promised land of customer profiling, behavioural advertising, big data, and multiple marketing channels.
By Steve Ferguson 9 Dec 2013 08:42
The fifth SAARF RAMS release for 2013 is out now - it covers adults aged 15 years and older, who are living in the nine provinces of South Africa during the period July-October 2013. The survey includes new populations.
9 Dec 2013 08:36
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is advising all international broadcasters to ensure that they have requisite radio frequency spectrum and type-approval licences, when covering the upcoming state funeral of former state president Nelson Mandela.
9 Dec 2013 08:17
NEWSWATCH: Cape Times' editor Alide Dasnois has been fired, reports Mail & Guardian. Dasnois' removal appears to coincide with the publication of an article on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's finding on fisheries minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, reports IOL.
By Rod Baker 9 Dec 2013 08:00
This year has seen the closure of two prominent South African designer labels. Three months ago Tiaan Nagel announced he would be closing down his design studio and store. Now TWO, the luxury basics label, also announced its departure.
By Sandiso Ngubane 6 Dec 2013 14:55
SAARF Board says it can state that the industry body is now firmly on the road to transformation.
6 Dec 2013 11:42
MEF has completed its third annual mobile consumer survey of 10,000 respondents, across 13 countries including various African countries, to gather insights in to mobile consumer behaviour.
6 Dec 2013 11:36
Last week the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF), which acts as the national office for mathematics in SA, released an informal report on the mathematics textbooks available to support the implementation of the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) in the Foundation Phase (FP).
6 Dec 2013 10:49
Was the Mail & Guardian (M&G) justified last week in publishing the public protector's interim report into Nkandla? Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said it was a breach of the law, but I am less sure of this.
By Anton Harber 6 Dec 2013 08:48
SARIE has launched its first app, concentrating on hearty South African food and timed to coincide with the upcoming Xmas and New Year celebrations.
6 Dec 2013 08:19
The difference between an illusion and a delusion is this: when Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world record, it looked as if he was jogging. That's an illusion. If you think you can beat his time, that's a delusion.
By Sid Peimer 6 Dec 2013 07:26
The automotive sector is already one of the world's biggest spenders on digital marketing and advertising, with motor manufacturers and dealers worldwide constantly increasing the portion of their budgets they allocate to digital channels.
By Michael Walker 6 Dec 2013 07:00
Social media and the proliferation of smart devices are sweeping in a new era in HR management, offering businesses an opportunity to engage with the market.
By James McKerrell 5 Dec 2013 14:36
The City of Johannesburg can continue to advertise itself as a "world class African city", following a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority this week.
5 Dec 2013 12:01
The storytelling concept has been adapted by marketers in various ways in an attempt to capture the attention of an audience with very short attention spans, too much information to process and very little time to do it in.
By Laura Chiweshe 5 Dec 2013 11:31
The reduction in sales of CD music has been attributed to the emergence of downloadable digital music - and piracy. But will album apps take off in South Africa?
5 Dec 2013 11:05
Many organisations in South Africa are still using legacy content management systems (CMSs) to run their digital properties, reasoning that the complexity and risk of migrating to a new platform outweighs the potential benefits.
By Richard Mullins 5 Dec 2013 10:42
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
Dreaming of island living? Kauai makes it happen through its new brand campaign. (video)
5 Dec 2013 10:15
NEWSWATCH: The ANC insists Thuli Madonsela leaked the provisional Nkandla report to the media, reports Mail & Guardian. She insists she didn't.
By Rod Baker 5 Dec 2013 09:08
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