|3 Aug 2012|
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Find out more about the current state of the alcohol advertising legislation, the new smoking laws and the facts about the newly approved food labelling regulations by listening to this week's podcast of the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show
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Special focus on media freedom & right to know
Johannesburg: An appeals court in the Mozambican city of Beira should reverse the criminal libel conviction of a journalist who wrote about a disagreement between a private school and the family of a disabled student, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday, 2 August 2012. Read more >>
MOGADISHU: The National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) has condemned the organised attacks on freedom of expression, which has claimed the life of a media worker in Mogadishu. Read more >>
WASHINGTON: Facebook's latest figures showing growth in global users also highlights concerns that some may come from dubious sources, duplicate accounts, pages for pets and those designed for spam. Read more >>
This is very interesting. The Centre for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has launched a YouTube channel in partnership with some of the biggest players in the media industry. Read more >>
Radio Gbafth, an independent community radio station in Tonkolili district, was attacked by supporters of a local politician on 19 July 2012, according to local journalists and the Media Foundation of West Africa, a Ghana-based press freedom organisation. Read more >>
Engen Namibia has announced the appointment of Nangula Hamunyela as its first female MD, whose role will include maintaining market position and leading the company's next phase of growth. Nangula Hamunyela is the former MD of Nedloans - Nedbank's personal loans division in the country. Read more >>
CNN has cemented its position as the most watched international broadcaster in Africa, according to the latest EMS Africa survey released by market research organisation Ipsos Synovate. The survey was released at a time when broadcasters are making moves to strengthen their Africa focus, with the BBC launching its first dedicated weekday TV news programme focusing exclusively on Africa this month, and CNBC Africa launching its 10th bureau in Africa. Read more >>
ATHENS, GREECE / PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY / KIEV, UKRAINE: Launching a daily, paid-for general interest newspaper in the midst of a nation's economic meltdown is not for the faint hearted. Publisher John Filippakis is proving his mettle after doing just that with the up-and-coming Dimokratia
in Greece. Read more >>
NEW YORK, US: Gayle Seminara Mandel of the New York-based International Awards Group interviewed AME's executive director, Alisun Armstrong, to find out what makes the AME's Awards tick, and get her views on awards programs generally - what makes them work, what makes them not work. Read more >>
Transport Minister Ben Martins has "snuck through" changes to the National Road Traffic Regulations, bypassing Parliament, the DA claims. Read more >>
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has blamed the poor management of grant beneficiaries' records as among the reasons behind the department's continuous qualified reports. She has now committed to achieve a clean audit opinion before 2014. Read more >>
Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says the public sector wage settlement reached between government and labour unions last night will ensure stability, proper planning and chart a new way of doing things in government. Read more >>
Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant-General Mzwandile Petros is optimistic that the war against crime in the province and the country can be won. Read more >>
PRETORIA: The Traditional Courts Bill is in for an overhaul, says minister of women, children and people with disabilities, Lulu Xingwana. The announcement was made by the minister at the launch of Women's Month in Pretoria on Wednesday, 1 August 2012. Read more >>
More Government news...
Surging entry-level new car sales‚ buoyant demand for taxis and LCVs and car-hungry rental companies are behind a remarkable 18.3% year-on-year increase in new vehicle sales last month‚ the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) says. Read more >>
More Motoring news...
Mauritius is a favourite international getaway for South Africans, four hours away by regular airline flights and a household name for its wide range of luxury resorts. Sun Resorts has also signed an agreement for the lease of Ambre Resort & Spa, a 4-star hotel located in on Belle Mare Bay on the sheltered east coast effective from October 2012, so start planning that breakaway... Read more >>
If you're a Capetonian or just visiting our little spot of paradise (you're welcome, but aren't you sad you don't live here?), and you have a hankering to "see the flowers" as we in the Mother city are wont to say, you don't need to embark on "The Great Trek" to the far north. The flowers are virtually on our/your doorstep - in the West Coast National Park. Read more >>
More Travel news...
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