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Road Tripping Namibia
Road Tripping Namibia

Road Tripping Namibia, by Fiona McIntosh, Shaen Adey, Willie Olivier, Ron Swilling, Katy Sharpe and Nick Buys, will open your eyes to Namibia...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Mar 2015 13:36

Chris Moerdyk
Why newspapers and magazines are giving print a bad name

Print is by no means dead. Far from it. The growing perception that it is dying falls squarely on those newspapers and magazines that seem to have some kind of death wish...

By Chris Moerdyk 13 Mar 2015 15:46

Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names
Book Review: Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names, by Ann Gadd, and reviewed by Motoring Editor Henrie Geyser, takes you from Baardskeerdersbos to Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein - and all points between...

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 18 Feb 2015 07:50

Aerodrome launches limited edition journal
Aerodrome launches limited edition journal

On Saturday, 20 September, many of Cape Town's bibliophiles spent a cloudless spring day at the city's annual Open Book Festival. But a number of them also came to Warren Editions, a professional printing studio, for the launch of Aerodrome's inaugural journal.

By Eugene Yiga 13 Oct 2014 10:13

Tracy Gilpin
You're never too old to spy

South Africa boasts two Nobel Prize winning authors but has never produced a John le Carre or Ian Fleming. Strange, when the success of South African intelligence operations have, from time to time, been the envy of intelligence agencies the world over.

By Tracy Gilpin 1 Oct 2014 15:13

Sandra Roberts
The one trick that hones your writing in seven ways

Q: What is the fastest way to improve my writing? A: Get another writer to be your critic. It's that simple.

By Sandra Roberts 25 Sep 2014 09:17

Queen of Soweto: A book in a dash
Queen of Soweto: A book in a dash

The third Book Dash, in collaboration with Rock Girl and the African Storybook Project, was the happy ending to Women's Month.

By Jessica Taylor 19 Sep 2014 15:15

Why I'm #TeamOxfordComma
Why I'm #TeamOxfordComma

"Who gives a f*&% about an Oxford comma?" asks indie pop band Vampire Weekend in their hit song, "Oxford Comma". Quite a few people, it seems. This was evident a few years back when news broke that the University of...

By Leigh Crymble 19 Sep 2014 06:26

Road tripper's guide to farm stalls
Road tripper's guide to farm stalls

There are hundreds of farm stalls all over the country, some loved and easy to find and other gems lesser known. Well, here's a guide to help you find them.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 29 Aug 2014 07:52

Home sweet Hemelhuijs
Home sweet Hemelhuijs

Ever since it opened back in October 2010, Hemelhuijs has been a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery (a finalist for Eat Out's Boschendal Style Award) once again.

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2014 12:42

[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga
[NewsMaker] Evans Manyonga

There's a new editor in town to take note of as he'll be heading up one of the most important business magazines in the world here in South Africa the launch of Fast Company South Africa...

By Louise Marsland 20 Aug 2014 10:54

Marion Scher
Can magazines survive?

Looking at hard-copy magazine sales today is depressing and even more so when we see magazines such as O, The Oprah Magazine South Africa edition and many others over the the last few years falling away...

By Marion Scher 5 Aug 2014 06:52

Pierre Cassuto
From broadcaster to coffee shop - the new role of the digital publisher

Many marketers still think about advertising in digital media in the same way as they thought about placing ads in traditional media...

By Pierre Cassuto 28 Jul 2014 14:58

Pierre Cassuto
Time to lay these digital publishing myths to rest

Digital publishing and advertising is a sophisticated, high-tech industry where we have an array of statistics and metrics at our fingertips...

By Pierre Cassuto 21 Jul 2014 14:12

Pierre Cassuto
New trends reshaping the digital news business

Today's most successful digital publishers are those that build their businesses around their readers first, which in turn helps them to build quality audiences that they can sell to their advertisers.

By Pierre Cassuto 15 Jul 2014 06:11

How to sell out your book in two months flat
How to sell out your book in two months flat

As a new author, I had no understanding of what went into making books successful and, essentially, I waited for the publishers to tell me what to do. They didn't... (video)

By Douglas Kruger 11 Jul 2014 07:05

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Robbie Stammers

It's always extremely exciting to greet a new magazine launch, particularly in print... Robbie Stammers has announced he is bringing America's 'Magazine of the Year' to SA.

By Louise Marsland 8 Jul 2014 10:54

'Banting' is the new balanced diet
'Banting' is the new balanced diet

Something you should know about me is that I don't diet, ever. When I think 'diet', I think 'be sad and eat your lettuce'. So I like to refer to my eating plan as a balanced diet that includes everything, in moderation.

By Jessica Taylor 23 Jun 2014 11:19

Graeme Wilson
Why retrenched journalists are jumping ship to website copywriting services

The brand publishing industry is growing at a breakneck pace, and many retrenched journalists are turning their hand to website copywriting services as a result

By Graeme Wilson 23 May 2014 14:04

Marion Scher
How to turn away online business

Recently I've been researching effective content writing, which naturally led me to go online and look at various sectors - not just at their websites but also importantly, their mobi sites. Interesting reading...

By Marion Scher 23 May 2014 06:29

Own your industry: Top five tips from new book
Own your industry: Top five tips from new book

Own Your Industry - How to Position Yourself as an Expert, by Douglas Kruger, is claimed to be the first book published on our continent on the topic of becoming an industry expert by design. It launched in SA this April, and will be available as an e-book by May. (video)

By Douglas Kruger 16 Apr 2014 08:28

Anton Harber
Praise to the media, but much else can be done

At times such as these, I want to sing the praise of those elements of our news media that show courage and doggedness.

By Anton Harber 28 Mar 2014 05:43

Marion Scher
Elections and media - the truth and nothing but the truth?

With all the media converging on the Pistorius murder trial many people have forgotten or not even realised that in fact in just under two month's we have a national election!

By Marion Scher 18 Mar 2014 06:58

Anton Harber
Pistorius trial represents a turning point for the dailies

My university and I were lambasted by a colleague for stooping so low as to engage in the Oscar Pistorius trial media frenzy...

By Anton Harber 14 Mar 2014 06:18

Claudio Milo
Solution to communication failure is communication

Translating product information into information that can be understood and, perchance liked, is up to the copywriter - however, there are many fingers clutching at their pens, which may result in what the adage warns of cooks and the broth.

By Claudio Milo 5 Mar 2014 06:30

A different picture on publishing, marketing
A different picture on publishing, marketing

When a former magazine publisher turns his hand to creating bespoke customer-orientated media, you can expect it will be rich in visual content.

By Brian Berkman 26 Feb 2014 07:20

Anton Harber
Bekker's embrace of new technology was well rewarded

In 1985 Naspers was a local Afrikaans newspaper operation worth about R24m. Then CEO Ton Vosloo received a message from a South African studying at Columbia University, New York...

By Anton Harber 25 Feb 2014 06:21

Anton Harber
Fear in the newsroom

There's a host of reasons why people become journalists, but what happens when their newsroom is run by fear and control?

By Anton Harber 24 Feb 2014 11:40

A 51.4 second curated content read on content curation
A 51.4 second curated content read on content curation

One of the tactics that us content marketers can use for our own or our client blogs is curation.

By Travis Bussiahn 21 Feb 2014 10:21

Pierre Cassuto
Online publishing - A bad impression

For years, online publishers have priced their advertising inventory by thousands of impressions (CPM) and provided CPM as the major metric their advertisers can use to benchmark digital advertising campaigns.

By Pierre Cassuto 19 Feb 2014 15:01

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