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Icasa changes draw criticism

Proposed amendments to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) Act, have been strongly criticised by industry commentators who say it will erode the independence of the regulator.

16 Dec 2012 09:18

SANEF: Government has misled public about media role in Mandela coverage

SA National Editors' Forum (SANEF) has issued a statement in which it accuses senior government representatives of misleading the public on how the media has covered Madiba's recent hospitalisation. The complete statement is as follows:

15 Dec 2012 18:55

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

SABC: To serve the public, or the state?

NEWSWATCH: An editorial in Times Live poses the question as to whether the SABC is a public or state broadcaster, while Khadija Patel, writing in the Daily Maverick reckons the ANC needs to do some serious work on its media relations. Finally, after about five years of waiting, the final regulations on digital terrestrial television migration will be published today, reports Mail & Guardian.

By Rod Baker 14 Dec 2012 06:01

WAPA: Lite-Licensing could improve wireless spectrum efficiency

The Wireless Access Providers' Association (WAPA) feels that the introduction of Lite-Licensing, which is currently being trialled and employed by progressive institutions internationally, as an alternative wireless spectrum management approach, could benefit South Africa.

13 Dec 2012 08:39

It's The Mangaung Style

In preparation for the ANC elective conference in Mangaung this December, The Breakfast Club on OFM wrote The Mangaung Style as a replacement to Gangnam Style.

Issued by OFM Radio 12 Dec 2012 10:06

The SABC is alive with the sound of telephones

The thought occurred to me the other day when I was reading about the pathos of the national broadcaster canning a programme because the ANC wasn't invited, that good old aunty SABC is partially alive to the sound of cell phones and landlines.

By Chris Moerdyk 12 Dec 2012 07:28

SABC trying to be impartial?

NEWSWATCH: IOL reports that editorial control of all talk shows that deal with politics and governance have been subordinated to news and current affairs, apparently to "ensure SABC policies on objectivity, accuracy, fairness, impartiality and balance are adhered to". Meanwhile, the Metro FM show on Mangaung has been aired - with all parties present, reports Mail & Guardian. Not all the listeners were totally won over, it seems.

By Rod Baker 12 Dec 2012 07:21

Corruption Watch sponsoring Mdu Comics in anti-corruption animation

Corruption Watch will be joining forces with the popular and outspoken young animator Mdu Ntuli, creator of the Izikhokho Show and the animator of the controversial Fish and Chips commercial, recently banned by the SABC, to urge South Africans to speak up and report on corruption.

12 Dec 2012 05:34

Political interference at the SABC? Surely not

NEWSWATCH: An anonymous letter addressed to the SABC board and acting head of news Jimi Matthews alleges there is political interference in the organisation, reports Mail & Guardian. Meanwhile, it seems ANC members have taken to social media to comment on issues, and sometimes trash those they don't like, reports Times Live, while Politics Web reports on the Star having to apologise for a Zille headline, and Andrew Donaldson has a maths lesson for you; no cheating, and have those calculators ready.

By Rod Baker 11 Dec 2012 07:15

Jacaranda FM blooms in Midrand

Jacaranda FM has moved to its new studio in Midrand, facing the N1 between New Road and Olifantsfontein, after 13 years in Centurion.

10 Dec 2012 12:05

Reality radio driving awareness for brands

Mediamark launched the Castrol Magnatrek promotion exclusively to Jacaranda FM for a third consecutive year from August to October 2012.

Issued by Mediamark 10 Dec 2012 11:16

Timing is everything in integrated campaigns

With advertising and marketing budgets under growing pressure, South African brands are looking for ways to optimise their spending and drive maximum value out of every rand. One way marketers are looking to improve return on investment, is by taking a more integrated approach to managing campaigns across multiple media and channels.

By Attila Bernariusz 10 Dec 2012 06:33

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

Tourism Radio in Paris

Tourism Radio, a Cape Town based enterprise, was invited to take part in the premier internet and blogging expo in the world, Le Web in Paris, France.

9 Dec 2012 17:18

ICASA investigates allegations: Blacklisting of political journalists on Metro FM

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has issued the following statement after the controversial canning of interviews with three political journalists on the subject of the ANC's upcoming elective conference at Mangaung.

7 Dec 2012 06:07

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

To find out more about character-based entertainment products, youth-orientated content and communications solutions, tune in to our last Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show for 2012, streamed live from 5pm-6pm via 2oceansVibe Radio. The studio guest this Thursday evening, 6 December 2012, will be Richard Morgan-Grenville, CEO of Strika Entertainment. [twitterfall]

6 Dec 2012 07:05

SABC does the can-can

NEWSWATCH: The SABC canned three print media commentators discussing coverage of the road to Mangaung (see SABC ... at it again) on a Metro FM show, because, according to Times Live, the ANC was not invited to join the debate. Meanwhile, it's the "jug-jug" for musician Jub Jub who has got 25 years for his role in the death of four teenagers, reports Mail & Guardian.

6 Dec 2012 06:51

Last SAARF RAMS for 2012 released

The latest SAARF RAMS released yesterday, 4 December 2012, closes the year off quietly in the radio industry, with no significant changes for either the medium as a whole, or for individual radio stations.

5 Dec 2012 07:26

SABC ... at it again

NEWSWATCH: Just before three journalists were to be interviewed on Metro FM on the subject of the upcoming ANC elective conference in Mangaung and media coverage of the event, a call from "on high" apparently led to the three being stopped from going on air, reports Mail & Guardian.

5 Dec 2012 06:41

Will Primedia relist on JSE?

Given Primedia's history of rapaciously buying media assets, the upcoming purchase of the rest of Johannesburg-based radio station Kaya FM is no big deal. What is a big deal is that Primedia might relist on the JSE. But the company seems intent on playing the deal down - especially the possible relisting, which has institutional investors very tuned in.

4 Dec 2012 10:26

Dirty words

I don't know if, like me, you need to abscond from the daily grind of work, traffic, political upheaval and questionable government service delivery with the odd television fix. Maybe your poison falls more along the lines of late afternoon family soapies, the more cerebral documentaries, or even the never-ending slapstick comedy fare that that our state broadcaster churns out like a sausage machine.

By Janine Lazarus 3 Dec 2012 11:56

Radio shows support 16 Days of Activism

CMFD (Community Media for Development) Productions has produced a radio drama that breaks the silence on violence and HIV/AIDS and Kaya FM's Central & Top 40 presenter, Mo G, has announced his on-going support for the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women & Children.

3 Dec 2012 09:16

Gosa offered a re-run at SABC

President Jacob Zuma has given businesswoman Noluthando Gosa a re-run at the SABC after appointing her a non-executive member of the public broadcaster's board of directors.

30 Nov 2012 07:57

If used wisely, Twitter can be very wise

I confess: I turn to Twitter and Facebook in the wee hours when I can't sleep - and last night a rather interesting thing happened.

By Gill Moodie 27 Nov 2012 11:53

Social Media Fraud Risks - Insights in 140 characters (or less)

Radio 2000FM hosted the panel of speakers for the Social Media Fraud Risks conference on Monday, 26 November, where they offered some insight of what to expect during the conference held on 27 to 28 March 2013.

Issued by Mzanzi Training 26 Nov 2012 17:19

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 46: Agency focus - Y&R Advertising

Listen to the podcast of last week's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show which airs every Thursday 5pm-6pm, streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio, to find out more about full service agency Y&R South Africa. [twitterfall]

26 Nov 2012 12:22

SAARF RAMS release for July-October

The fifth SAARF RAMS 2012 Release will be presented on Tuesday, 4 December 2012, at the Bryanston Country Club at 9.30am.

26 Nov 2012 11:58

2oceansvibe launches listenership pricing model

It has been five months since SA's internet radio industry was rocked by revelations that quoted listenership figures were being incorrectly supplied by a JHB-based service provider. Since then, 2oceansvibe Radio has been hard at work. This is the result. (video)

By Seth Rotherham 26 Nov 2012 11:12

Vuma 103 FM live now

The new isiZulu 24-hour commercial radio station, Vuma 103 FM, went live late last week, reaching greater Durban, beyond Pietermaritzburg, Greytown, Ballito on the North Coast and Scottburgh on the South Coast.

26 Nov 2012 10:33

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