Accenture Interactive to launch new design, innovation studio in Johannesburg

Accenture Interactive is to launch Fjord Johannesburg; the digital agency's first design and innovation studio on African soil. The studio will be opening in November and will be located at Accenture's new 3875m² offices in Waterfall, Johannesburg. It will be led by design director and...

10 hours ago

Clan names on beer cans are not disrespectful, rules ASA

Business Insider reports that the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has determined the use of clan names on Castle Milk Stout beer cans not disrespectful. The ruling comes after a consumer complaint was lodged to ASA by Yoliswa Matu. The complaint states that using 'sacred'...

11 hours ago

New York Festivals 2019 AME Awards is now open for entry

The New York Festivals 2019 AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness is open for entries. AME launches this year with updates that include a consolidation and restructuring of current categories, new categories, and an enhanced entry process guideline. The entry...

12 hours ago

Ask Afrika Orange Index to rank 168 companies

The winners of the 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards will be announced at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on 4 October 2018. The awards recognise brands that deliver service excellence and customer satisfaction. In its 2018 edition, it will compare service performance across 31...

1 day ago

Wits LINK Centre, WitsX to offer free course on civil society and media policy

The Wits LINK Centre and WitsX have paired up to offer a free six-week online course. The Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age course aims to empower civil society to work in support of free, pluralistic, and independent African media. The course will also be of value to...

14 Sep 2018

Lisbon International Festival reveals 2018 shortlist

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival's grand jury has completed the first step of the judging process, which has created the shortlist for the festival. The next and final round of the voting process will be done by the professionals of the executive jury in Lisbon, Portugal from 17-18...

14 Sep 2018

4DX cinema-format recieves Innovative Technology of the Year award

The Big Cine Expo 2018 has presented Nu Metro Cinemas with the Innovative Technology of the Year award for the company's multi-sensory 4DX cinema-format. The Innovative Technology of the Year award honours the technical excellence of professionals in the cinema exhibition industry around the...

13 Sep 2018

Reeva Steenkamp's family criticises new 'insensitive' Amazon Prime documentary

MailOnline reports that Reeva Steenkamp's family, particularly her sister Simone Cowburn, has criticised an 'insensitive' new Amazon Prime documentary that shows crime scene photos of the late model's dead body. The four-part series also shows pictures of a blood-spattered bathroom and hallway...

13 Sep 2018

World News Media Congress 2019 to be held in Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland will host the 71st World News Media Congress, the 26th World Editors Forum and the Third Women in News Summit from 1-3 June 2019. The events will take place at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus, which is situated on the north bank of the River Clyde. The World News Media...

13 Sep 2018

Local film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to open international film festival

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) has chosen local rhino documentary film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to be its opening night film. The festival takes place from 24-28 October 2018. Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War tells the story of the ongoing poaching of...

12 Sep 2018

Michelle Constant resigns as Basa CEO

Michelle Constant has resigned as the Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) CEO. Constant will officially vacate the post at the end of February 2019. She joined Basa in 2008 and she introduced integrated programmes for both businesses and arts practitioners and organisations as well as research,...

11 Sep 2018

Power FM suspends JJ Onkgopotse Tabane over spat with Chris Vick

Power FM has suspended its host JJ Onkgopotse Tabane after having a quarrel with political commentator Chris Vick. The spat was over Vick's alleged hypocrisy over former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Tabane has been off-air since 6 September 2018 and his show is being presented by his...

11 Sep 2018

Here is LIA's 2018 Radio & Audio jury

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced Merlee Jayme as its jury president for its 2018 Radio & Audio. The jury is comprised of Tom Eymundson, Jill Kershaw, Larissa Kirschner, Luis Messianu, Bob Monachino, Chris Smith, and Chris Wrigglesworth.

11 Sep 2018

Free State government reportedly paid Gupta companies R79m

Business Day reports that the Free State government paid an estimate of R79m to Gupta-owned media companies during the time it was headed by Ace Magashule. The province paid R79.3m, which is R20m less than the total for national departments, to The New Age newspaper and Infinity Media, which...

11 Sep 2018

Facebook Lite to offer Community Help in 100 countries

Social media platform Facebook is to launch Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries. Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they are safe, learn and share more about what's happening in their communities, and...

11 Sep 2018

Ashwin Willemse, SuperSport dispute continues

Ashwin Willemse has reportedly expressed confusion at the news that his contract with SuperSport has expired. The former Springbok player worked as a presenter and panellist on the channel but walked off set, earlier this year, after accusing his fellow analysts of racism. SuperSport's...

7 Sep 2018

East Coast Radio broadcast helps raise over R100,000 on Mandela Day

Through its listeners, East Coast Radio has raised R106,280 for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation's (UKZN Foundation) R67 for Mandela Day campaign. The campaign, which aims to assist underfunded students to complete their studies, has raised R366,000 in total.

6 Sep 2018

Muscle Evolution says goodbye to print format

Maverick Publishing Corporation's bodybuilding magazine Muscle Evolution has published its last printed magazine. The brand now lives on through its digital realm. The title is reportedly no longer financially viable as a printed publication, hence the transition to a digital format. The...

5 Sep 2018

CT comedians Dalin Oliver, Carl Weber stand chance to win prestigious award

The Comics' Choice Awards has nominated Cape Town comedians and on-air presenters of Good Hope FM's Happy Hour Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber for its Comic's Pen Award. The comedians have been shortlisted for the award. The Comics' Choice Awards will take place on 8 September 2018 at The Lyric...

5 Sep 2018

Epica Awards is now open for entries

The Epica Awards is calling on talents from every corner of the creative community to submit their work for the awards. The winners in each category receive an Epica Awards pyramid and will be featured in the annual Epica Book. Furthermore, winners will have their work seen more than 200...

4 Sep 2018

SA bachelor Nay Maps is looking for love

The ladies of KwaZulu-Natal have been clamouring to win a date with Nay Maps after the bachelor mentioned on East Coast Radio that he wants to give a lucky listener the opportunity to go on a date with him. If you'd like to win an intimate, all-expenses-paid date with Maps, send a voice note...

4 Sep 2018

Moonsport is this year's Young Agency of The Year

Moonsport has won the Young Agency of The Year award at the 2018 edition of the Sports Industry Awards, which took place on 20 August 2018. The digital sports content agency was a finalist in the following four categories at the awards: Audio-visual Content of the Year, Best Use of Social Media,...

4 Sep 2018

Marketing Association of SA to host masterclass sessions at Leaderex

The Marketing Association of South Africa (Masa) will host two masterclass sessions at Leaderex on 4 September 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The sessions, which are aimed at a senior level audience, are designed to challenge conventional thinking about marketing in a...

30 Aug 2018

Tru-Cape wants consumers to #staytruetotrucape and go on a #trucapequest

Tru-Cape Fruit launched a new campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to find its apples and pears in stores. Given the effects of the drought, the South African horticulture sector is currently experiencing a more than 20% drop in apple and pear production year-on-year. This, in turn, impacts...

30 Aug 2018

Newzroom Afrika wins DStv news channel bid

Newzroom Afrika will produce a new 24-hour news channel on DStv. Television production entrepreneurs Thokozani Nkosi of Eclipse TV and Thabile Ngwato of Rapid Innovation established Newzroom Afrika. Their bid to launch the channel stood out for its potential to bring a fresh, creative, and...

28 Aug 2018

Mike Byrne replaces Ajaz Ahmed as Lisbon Advertising Festival's jury president

Mike Byrne, who is the founding partner and global chief officer of Anomaly, has replaced Ajaz Ahmed as the executive jury president for the Lisbon Advertising Festival. Ahmed is not able to join the festival due to personal reasons.

28 Aug 2018

Discovery, Inc. to introduce new channel on DStv

Discovery, Inc. will introduce South Africa audiences to a new channel on 3 September 2018. Real Time (DStv channel 155) is a free-to-air general entertainment channel that offers a mixture of lifestyle and factual content. A selection of the channel's programming will also be available to...

27 Aug 2018

From Handcuffs to Cufflinks, a new educational and awareness platform

From Handcuffs to Cufflinks is a digital magazine that educates and creates awareness of women empowerment, criminal justice reform, prison reform, social justice, addiction, equality, wellness, entrepreneurship, and mental health. The magazine is about connecting, networking, educating,...

24 Aug 2018

Heavy Chef, Taxify enter partnership

Heavy Chef has signed a partnership agreement with ride-sharing app Taxify.

24 Aug 2018

One Screen Short Film Festival is open for entries

The One Club for Creativity's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival is open for entries. The One Screen Short Film Festival is open to all filmmakers, be they independent or working at ad agencies, production companies or the film industry. The festival celebrates and awards filmmakers...

24 Aug 2018

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