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Is print media about to curl up its toes and die?

The Audit Bureau of Circulations recently reported that, overall, consumer magazine circulations grew over the past year by just under 3%, which isn't too bad considering that they fell 11.7% in the 4th quarter of 2016 from the same period in 2015...

By Chris Brewer 3 days ago

Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants
Print could help build the credibility of SA's e-commerce giants

There's a growing opportunity for South African digital businesses to harness the power of print to build their credibility, says Vaughan Patterson...

By Vaughan Patterson 4 Aug 2017

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game
#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Jul 2017

Front row from left – right: Tukiso Lekganyane, Musawenkosi Nhlapo, Shallon Mphasane ( Printing SA), Bonginkosi Mlambo, Koketso Khodobo, Carrington Muliwa, 
2nd Row from left – right: Nkosana Khumalo, Sibusiso Zuke, Webster Mahlangu, Gladwin Denga, Neo Kekana, Thabiso Machika, Wesley Arendse, Thabiso Mathula
Printing SA and Konica Minolta's skills development initiative

Printing SA and Konica Minolta pay it forward through skills development in the Western Cape and in Gauteng...

18 Jul 2017

ANC Parliamentary Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu addresses the media during the ANC Policy conference held at Nasrec. 
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Print media 'need to be controlled'

ANC policy conference delegates have called for parliament to implement urgently a proposal that a media appeals tribunal and regulatory body be established for the print media...

6 Jul 2017

Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project
Sappi invests in community growth through Abashintshi youth project

With the initial goal of improving stakeholder relations in the communities surrounding their operations in KZN, Sappi Southern Africa sought community-minded individuals and recruited them for the Abashintshi Social Mobilisation Project...

Issued by Sappi 19 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Workers return to print, as screen fatigue sets in
Workers return to print, as screen fatigue sets in

Epson Europe recently conducted an independent survey of over 2,400 employees from across EMEA on ‘The State of Printing in the Workplace' and found screen fatigue is sending workers back to the printed page...

31 May 2017

Sappi continues to deliver strong results with major investments
Sappi continues to deliver strong results with major investments

Sappi has continued to deliver solid results driven by strong global dissolving pulp and speciality packaging performance...

Issued by Sappi 30 May 2017

Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company
Ayanda Mbanga Communications is the Can-Do Company

Ayanda Mbanga Communications has entered an exciting new era! CEO, Ayanda Mbanga explains the new direction, fresh approach and services...

Issued by AMcomms 26 May 2017

Novus Holdings, Department of Basic Education continue partnership
Novus Holdings, Department of Basic Education continue partnership

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has awarded a workbook printing contract for a three-year period (2018-2020) to Novus Holdings...

11 May 2017

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Novus falls on news print deal is still on

Novus Holdings's share price fell 3.68% to R7.85 on Tuesday after it announced the existing printing agreement with Media24 would not be terminated...

By Ann Crotty 3 May 2017

AutoTrader, first issue and last issue
AutoTrader moves to fully digital magazine, drops print

After 25 years AutoTrader is closing the print version of the magazine and will only be producing a digital version...

25 Apr 2017

Paperless office is unrealistic
Paperless office is unrealistic

British-American information scientist, Frederick Wilfrid, first envisioned a ‘paperless office' in 1978 but the reality is that printers continue to be used daily...

3 Mar 2017

Terena le Roux keeps the Ideas/Idees flowing
Terena le Roux keeps the Ideas/Idees flowing

Following the announcement of bilingual Ideas/Idees magazine being closed down by Media24 late last year, editor Terena le Roux approached management to transfer ownership into her name. Now the owner of startup publishing company IdeesFabriek (Ideas Factory), Le Roux says it really was that straightforward...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Feb 2017

Investec Private Banking launches #MoreThanData campaign
Investec Private Banking launches #MoreThanData campaign

Can data tell your whole story? To find out, Investec Private Banking presented three 'out of the ordinary' individuals with how data sees them...

14 Feb 2017

Light-printable and rewritable paper is here
Light-printable and rewritable paper is here

Researchers have developed a new way to print on paper using light. The invention uses the colour-changing chemistry of nanoparticles, which can be applied via a thin coating on a variety of surfaces - including ordinary paper...

10 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine
#DesignMonth: 140 BBDO launches third issue of I Get Paid for This zine

140 BBDO launched the third issue of its zine, I Get Paid for This at First Thursdays on 2 February to an overwhelming response...

10 Feb 2017

Sappi delivers strong first quarter; announces major investments in speciality packaging grades
Sappi delivers strong first quarter; announces major investments in speciality packaging grades

Sappi has yielded a solid operating performance for this quarter, according to CEO Steve Binnie. Group profit increased by 20% and EBITDA by almost 15%, while net debt was reduced by 23% compared to a year ago...

Issued by Sappi 10 Feb 2017

Yegor Larin © –
ABC: Members up but print down

The ABC 4th Quarter 2016 results, released via webinar for the first time, show that the total number of products and titles reported on for the ABC 4th quarter 2016 has increased to 982 from 854 in 2015...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Feb 2017

Printing SA launches new campaign to promote importance of print, packaging
Printing SA launches new campaign to promote importance of print, packaging

Printing SA is launching a marketing campaign that will highlight the importance of print and packaging in the broader economy and individual marketing endeavours...

2 Feb 2017

Novus's Media24 deal up in the air
Novus's Media24 deal up in the air

The death of former Novus Holdings CEO and chairman Lambert Retief has created uncertainty about one of the company's most important printing contracts...

By Ann Crotty 30 Jan 2017

Maksym Chornii © –
“Space and calmness” – is that your market?

I think it's a fair assumption to make that writers (rather like media planners) should know what their target market and/or readers is/are...

By Chris Brewer 23 Jan 2017

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Russia's probe into Mondi unit Syktyvkar dropped

Russian competition authorities have dropped their investigation into Mondi's subsidiary Syktyvkar, the packaging group announced on Monday...

By Robert Laing 20 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz: Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2016: Marketing & Media

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

12 Dec 2016

Canon introduces a new 4-in-1 refillable ink tank printer: the PIXMA G4400
Canon introduces a new 4-in-1 refillable ink tank printer: the PIXMA G4400

Canon's new 4-in-1 printer - the PIXMA G4400 - is perfect for small businesses or home office use and is the latest in Canon's Genuine Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS) range...

Issued by Canon SA 5 Dec 2016

#BehindtheSelfie with... Harry Ravelomanantsoa
#BehindtheSelfie with... Harry Ravelomanantsoa

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with serial entrepreneur Harry Ravelomanantsoa, currently managing director and co-founder of Rabbit Disruptive Innovations...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2016

The cost of impersonalisation is the new disruptive
The cost of impersonalisation is the new disruptive

Our appetite for tailored, customised, and personalised service is bigger now than ever before, largely due to the ability to gather and crunch data from online sources. The result is that businesses like Amazon can automatically suggest other products that actually do suit our tastes or, at the very least, perusal and buying patterns...

By Vaughan Patterson 7 Oct 2016

Canon impresses at Photokina 2016 in Cologne
Canon impresses at Photokina 2016 in Cologne

Thousands of visitors streamed in to get a glimpse of the latest innovations and technologies on display at Photokina 2016 in Cologne. Record visitor counts are expected to attend this year...

Issued by Canon SA 23 Sep 2016

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