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International incentive brand hits SA shores
International incentive brand hits SA shores

Since its launch in Dubai in 2001, The Entertainer has grown exponentially. We now have 21 books across 14 destinations and 11 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Europe. This year, we are also very excited to announce our further expansion into South Africa and our launch of the new 2013 Cape Town edition.

By Donna Benton 20 Nov 2012

Heinrich Pretorius
Evolutions in the printer industry

Printer technology has by no means remained static over the years, even though the concept of the paperless office may never have materialised, and printers still form a vital part of day-to-day business. Computers, processors and the latest gadgets often get all of the publicity, but behind the scenes the humble printer has continued to evolve.

By Heinrich Pretorius 9 Nov 2012

Loeries top 10 brands, agencies
Loeries top 10 brands, agencies

The organisers say it has been a successful year for the Loeries, with the second largest number of entries received since 2008 - over 3,000 entry submissions from across Africa and the Middle East.

2 Nov 2012

Global agreement between Ricoh, Heidelberg includes South Africa
Global agreement between Ricoh, Heidelberg includes South Africa

Following a global agreement signed between Ricoh and Heidelberg, Ricoh SA and Heidelberg Southern Africa have formalised their co-operative agreement in South Africa that gives Heidelberg's customers access to Ricoh's mid-range digital presses.

22 Oct 2012

Ernest Leong
Why solid ink is better for your business

With the huge volume of printer use in an office environment, companies are starting to reassess how to keep this reliable and make it more efficient. Traditional printing methods, such as laser printing, have dominated this space for many years, so the move to a different, more innovative solution is often seen as a slightly uncomfortable jump for any business.

By Ernest Leong 13 Oct 2012

Ann Druce
Making technical advertising relevant

Open any technical journal and, with a few exceptions, the advertising is dire. The company logo is usually right at the top, highlighting the real problem: the advertiser thinks their ad is all about them.

By Ann Druce 11 Oct 2012

Remata now offers printing services in Cape Town
Remata now offers printing services in Cape Town

Johannesburg-based printer Remata now offers cross-media marketing, litho and digital printing, digital creative work and variable data printing (VDP) from its newly established Cape Town office.

19 Sep 2012

Wesley Lynch
E-zines and digital dailies: Could apps save the publishing industry?

The most recent ABC figures have painted a picture of decline for newspapers, including a 6.7% drop in circulation figures for dailies and 4,9% for weekend papers. Although magazines are holding strong, they are becoming luxury items, able to compete because they are by nature more niched than newspapers.

By Wesley Lynch 17 Sep 2012

Three Rs to manage a corporate's carbon footprint
Three Rs to manage a corporate's carbon footprint

Adopting simple strategies, especially when it comes to print procurement, can make a big difference towards going green. The three Rs (Reuse, Recycle, Recyclable) are the most important factors to focus on when it comes to managing a corporate's carbon footprint, reducing waste and paper usage.

29 Aug 2012

Nashua at Johannesburg Africa Print Expo this week

Following its involvement at the Cape Town and Durban legs of Africa Print Expo, where Nashua won awards for Best Exhibition Stand (Large Category) at both events, the company is taking part in the Johannesburg show this week from 22-24 August 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

22 Aug 2012

Sign Africa and Africa Print Expo set for 2012

Practical Publishing is said to be all geared up for the International Sign Africa and Africa Print Expo taking place from 22-24 August 2012 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This expo is aimed at providing business opportunities, equipment and consumables relating to the printing and signage industries.

14 Aug 2012

Nashua becomes associate member of Printing SA
Nashua becomes associate member of Printing SA

Nashua Limited has gained associate membership to the Printing Industries Federation of South Africa's (PIFSA) newly launched brand, Printing SA (PSA). Associate members are those who supply machines and services to the printing industry, while companies that produce prints are able to gain full membership.

31 Jul 2012

All set for PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference
All set for PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference

The 14th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference, under the theme "From Local to Global: Media Research in a Developing World", will take place from 26-29 August 2012 in Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre.

27 Jul 2012

Mondi to acquire 93.4% of Nordenia
Mondi to acquire 93.4% of Nordenia

Paper and packaging group Mondi (MND) is to acquire 93.4% of the outstanding share capital of Nordenia International from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management‚ LP and certain other minority shareholders for a total cash consideration of €240m. In addition‚ Mondi will assume €398m of debt and debt-like liabilities‚ implying an enterprise value for 100% of the company of €655m.

13 Jul 2012

Nashua wins award at Africa Print Expo

Nashua Limited has won the award for Best Exhibition Stand - Large Category, at the Africa Print Expo recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. The award provides further validity of the company's recent decision to pour a substantial investment into leading its expansion into production printing.

11 Jul 2012

Secure 'follow-me printing' assists employees to work independently

Konica Minolta South Africa announces that secure 'follow-me printing' technology assists employees to work independently away from their desks and workstations. Printing straight from a mobile device, without a separate app is the benefit of its 'Everyone Print', a wireless printing solution that establishes a private hosted cloud printing environment.

10 Jul 2012

Naspers' Steve Pacak on digital, print and the future
Naspers' Steve Pacak on digital, print and the future

Naspers released another set of good results for the year to the end of March 2012 - boosted by a rise in revenue from its internet businesses in emerging markets across the globe. However, the pay-TV business here in South Africa and the rest of the continent also contributed substantially to the bottom line. Naspers financial director Steve Pacak tells Bizcommunity why DStv had a good year, what the future of pay-TV looks like and why, with the Media24 print business, there's some heartening news for journalists.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 29 Jun 2012

Nashua extends printing market through expos
Nashua extends printing market through expos

Described as having the number one market share in the country for over 25 years in digital office automation equipment and document output solutions, Nashua will participate in the 2012 Africa Print Expo in Cape Town on 20-21 June to accelerate its strategic shift into the production printing market.

12 Jun 2012

Odette van der Haar
Food labelling legislation - not just about compliance

The requirements of the new 'food labelling' legislation, which became effective on 1 March 2012, presents an enormous opportunity for the advertising profession.

By Odette van der Haar 15 May 2012

Panellists announced for Thought Leadership Digibate on trends
Panellists announced for Thought Leadership Digibate on trends

At the fifth Thought Leadership Digibate this Friday, 4 May 2012, hosted by Aegis Media and BizCommunity, some of the country's leading experts in the media and marketing sector will discuss and debate topics in five key areas that featured in Bizcommunity.com's recent 2012 Biz Trends Report.

26 Apr 2012

Start planning that Loeries trip
Start planning that Loeries trip

The 34th Annual Loerie Awards, which take place in Cape Town from 15-23 September 2012, have opened for ticket sales, accommodation and car hire. The two awards ceremonies are limited to 1500 seats per night, so early booking is advised.

26 Apr 2012

South African joins experts in Diploma in Color
South African joins experts in Diploma in Color

Joining the expert rank of only seven Asia Pacific achievers of the qualification, Diploma in Color, from Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Yunus Docrat, a branch technician at Konica Minolta South Africa, is the fourth South African to receive the highest certification of the group's professional education.

25 Apr 2012

Fifth Thought Leadership Digibate on marketing, media trends to be in Joburg
Fifth Thought Leadership Digibate on marketing, media trends to be in Joburg

Following the recent publication of the 2012 Biz Trends Report, sponsored by Aegis Media, some of the key trend topics will be brought alive at the fifth Thought Leadership Digibate on Friday, 4 May 2012. Hosted by Aegis Media in conjunction with Bizcommunity.com, for the first time this monthly debate will be held in Johannesburg and broadcast live via mobile or pc audio-streaming, 9.15am-11am.

25 Apr 2012

Loeries expand into Africa with new category
Loeries expand into Africa with new category

A new category for the 2012 Loeries, 'Rest of Africa and the Middle East', will be officially launched on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 6pm at the Sierra Lounge, 2nd Floor, Yaya Centre, Argwings Khodek Road in Nairobi, Kenya.

5 Apr 2012

Antalis launches new paper, Olympic competition
Antalis launches new paper, Olympic competition

Antalis South Africa, at this year's Design Indaba Expo, launched its latest Conqueror Bamboo promotion, 'Your gift to the Earth' and a 'Win the Medal!' typographic games competition, from Arjo Wiggins Creative Papers, which offers printers a sporting chance to attend the 2012 Olympics in London for a weekend.

12 Mar 2012

Fourth Thought Leadership Digibate to focus on print media
Fourth Thought Leadership Digibate to focus on print media

The fourth Thought Leadership Digibate, hosted by Aegis Media, in conjunction with Bizcommunity.com, will focus on the state of print media in South Africa. To be held at 9.15am-11am on Friday, 16 March 2012, the digital debate will be broadcast live via audio-streaming.

12 Mar 2012

Industry funding being tackled by MA(SA)
Industry funding being tackled by MA(SA)

Following concerns voiced in December 2011, the Marketing Association of South Africa [MA(SA)] held a fully representative meeting at the end of January 2012 and has now received responses to the proposals from NAB, OHMSA, ACA and the AMF, with a formal response from PMSA expected shortly.

9 Mar 2012

New print technology launched at Nampak
New print technology launched at Nampak

The Nampak DivFood Vanderbijlpark plant has officially opened its new five-deck printing line, with in-line varnish capability, from Crabtree FastReady and the newly installed End-o-mat production line for can end making.

9 Feb 2012

New South African partner for swissQprint
New South African partner for swissQprint

Effective 1 February 2012, swissQprint has appointed AWT as its new South African distributor partner. Described as a world leader in high volume, high quality UV, large format printing, it has also appointed Midcomp as a sub-distributor.

6 Feb 2012

Cannes Lions 2012 entries open
Cannes Lions 2012 entries open

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is now accepting entries across all 15 categories for its 2012 awards - Film, Press, Outdoor, Direct, Media, Cyber, Radio, Promo & Activation, Titanium & Integrated, Design, PR, Film Craft, Creative Effectiveness, Mobile and Branded Content & Entertainment.

30 Jan 2012

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