Vila Kasi Holdings fails to pay employees

Radio station 702 reports that approximately 90 employees from an alleged fake TV channel owned by Vila Kasi Holdings have not received their salaries for June. News anchor for 702, Fahraaz Patel, reports that a number of people hired at the TV station are from Afro Worldview, which is formerly...

2 days ago

For F's sake: ASA reckons 'fricking' is okay for radio ads

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled that the word 'fricking' is less offensive to young children than the word 'effing' in the context of radio advertising, specifically the radio commercial for second-hand car trader We Buy Cars. The ASA formerly held that...

3 days ago

Kelly Clarkson to star in Uglydolls film

Singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson will voice act the character of Moxy in the upcoming film Uglydolls and will also perform original songs for the feature. Clarkson joins Pitbull as another voice actor for the film. In the film, Clarkson's character Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront...

11 Jul 2018

The Economist publishes first-ever Instagram novel

A Fipp contributor reports that The Economist published a graphic novel on Instagram called 'Data Detectives'. The novel was published on 15 June 2018 and was posted in two parts. Part one's post consisted of seven images and part two's post consisted of 10 images. How will the Data...

10 Jul 2018

Last chance to enter New Generation Social & Digital Media awards

The 2018 New Generation Social & Digital Media awards' final deadline is 20 July 2018. The awards are open to individuals, corporates, and agencies. Click here to enter and login to view the 2018 categories.

10 Jul 2018

Bridgestone continues as title sponsor for World Solar Challenge

Bridgestone will be the title sponsor the 2019 World Solar Challenge, marking its sixth year as the event's title sponsor. The manufacturing company aims to promote the development of environmental technologies in its involvement in the event. The Bridgestone 2019 World Solar Challenge will be...

9 Jul 2018

K-Way is the new title sponsor for SkyRun

K-Way has hopped on board as the title sponsor for SkyRun. The event is now known as K-Way SkyRun. The event will take place on 17 and 18 November 2018.

9 Jul 2018

Lisbon Award Group adds another fest to region

The Lisbon Award Group has introduced the Lisbon Effectiveness International Advertising Festival to its group of festivals based in Lisbon, Portugal. The new festival's main objective is to award the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, beyond the creative factor. The group's other festivals...

9 Jul 2018

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct unveils new digital content hub

Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), has created a new digital content hub that is an incubator of audio-visual content. The three-year EUR 950,000 (R14,500,000) grant from AFD will...

9 Jul 2018

Zer, GroupM fuse expertise to provide digital marketing, agile solutions

Turkish conglomerate Koç Group Company's Zer has combined its industrial and technological expertise with GroupM's global communications services to launch a new digital media agency. Ingage is set to service the growing demand for digital marketing and offer clients agile solutions. The joint...

5 Jul 2018

DCMN make DC Analytics available for free

DCMN has made DC Analytics available for use without payment, which gives the opporutnity for brands in South Africa to track the performance of its TV advertising campaigns. The technology was first only used internally for DCMN clients but is now available for anyone to use. DC Analytics...

5 Jul 2018

Icasa to address discussion document inquiry's with public hearings

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold public hearings in acknowledgement of a discussion document on digital broadcasting services in South Africa. The discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services was published on 29 March 2018. The public...

4 Jul 2018

Facebook launches Facebook Local for easier decision-making

Facebook has unveiled Facebook Local; a reboot of the Facebook Events app which is essentially a combination of Yelp, FourSquare, and the previous version of the Events app. Facebook Local brings together 70 million business listings and reviews with your friends' check-ins, to help you discover...

4 Jul 2018

Now Media introduces conferencing from home

Let's Go publisher Now Media will be hosting the first-ever online expo in South Africa on 3 July 2018. The Now Media Show is the first in a series of specialist shows aimed at geographically spread people with a common niche interest. The show is primarily aimed at travel marketers and features...

3 Jul 2018

Mandela Children's Fund to receive funds from pop-up channel

MultiChoice will be donating all funds collected from DStv's Mandela 100 Tribute Channel to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. The Mandela 100 Tribute channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa and will run for five days starting on 18 July 2018 at 7pm.

3 Jul 2018

Flex your story writing skills with this competition

The FunDza Literacy Trust is calling on youth aged between 13 and 25 years old to enter its Inspirational Icons, Everyday Heroes writing competition. The literacy programme created the competition to celebrate the lives of Albertina Sisulu and Nelson Mandela. The competition encourages young...

3 Jul 2018

CXA Awards to only happen in 2019

The Customer Experience Africa Awards will only take place again in 2019, as it is planned to take place every two years and not annually. The decision was made in an effort to allow prospective entrants more time to implement and execute customer experience initiatives prior to entry...

3 Jul 2018

Sanef expresses sympathy for Afro Voice journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the sudden closure of Mzwanele Manyi's Afro Voice due to the impact it has on the journalists who worked for the newspaper. The non-profit organisation (NPO) notes that the shut down has left many, particularly young black...

3 Jul 2018

PRC, Nielsen, and Narratiive to fuse data

The Publisher Research Council (PRC) and Nielsen will combine their two respective data sets Pams (Publisher Audience Measurement Survey) and CPS (Consumer Panel) with Narratiive's online data to produce an integrated data set of print title and site brand consumption. Fusion data fuses separate...

2 Jul 2018

Mzwanele Manyi's Afro Voice comes to surprising end

The Daily Maverick reports that Mzwanele Manyi's newspaper Afro Voice - formerly The New Age - will shut down immediately. Manyi broke the news to some of his employees after gathering them for a meeting and whilst other employees were out gathering news stories. The shut down comes 10 months...

29 Jun 2018

Last chance to enter for Young Guns 16

The final deadline for Young Guns 16 is 30 June 2018. Click here to submit your entry.

29 Jun 2018

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards deadline is approaching

The deadline to submit your corporate films, online media, and documentaries for the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards is 2 July 2018. The international competition is open to film producers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, as well as students. Click here to submit your entry....

29 Jun 2018

Court overrules FPB censorship of Inxeba

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African Screen Federation (Sasfed) is rejoicing the overruling of the censorship of Inxeba. The Film and Publications Board (FPB) reclassified the film as X18. R2K and Sasfed entered the case as friends of the court with representation by the Legal...

29 Jun 2018

Google to simplify and change advertising ecosystem

Google will introduce three new verticals to its advertising ecosystem on 10 July 2018. The new verticals are Google Ads, Google Marketing Platform, and Google Ad Manager. Google Ads will be the new Google Adwords but without a focus only on keywords. Google will regroup all of the advertising...

28 Jun 2018

AFP expands fact-checking contract with Facebook

Agence France-Presse (AFP) has extended its fact-checking contract with Facebook to Canada, Indonesia, and the Philippines. AFP will produce fact-checking articles that will be made available for free via blogs. The blogs, in English, Spanish and Portuguese are based on the current...

28 Jun 2018

The Journalist reaches 100th edition milestone

The Journalist is celebrating the publication of its 100th edition after launching in August 2014. Publisher Zubeida Jaffer set up the multimedia website after becoming aware that students at the University of Free State were unaware of South Africa's pioneer journalists. The website grew...

28 Jun 2018

DW to launch social media series

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) will launch a pilot series of 10 social media videos aimed at placing global challenges in a broader perspective. Presented by DW journalist Christopher Springate, The Bright Side will focus on human progress in recent decades, using data, a...

27 Jun 2018

DStv to honour Mabida's century birthday with pop-up channel

DStv is to launch a pop-up channel to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. The Mandela 100 Tribute channel will be available to all DStv customers across Africa and will run for five days starting on 18 July 2018 at 7pm. The channel will feature a mix of films, documentaries, archive...

27 Jun 2018

Al Jazeera to face legal action for fake news

Saudi Arabian businesswoman and economy columnist Nawf Al Ghamdi is taking legal action against Al Jazeera. The Qatar-based news channel had published a fake report which claimed that Saudi authorities had held in detention. The report claimed that Al Ghamdi had published a news article in which...

27 Jun 2018

10X Investments to back Daily Maverick's The Gathering

The Daily Maverick's annual event The Gathering: Media Edition is receiving sponsorship from 10X Investments. The event will gather leaders from politics, civil society, the business world and media for a day of engagement, networking, debate and thought leadership focused on the importance of...

26 Jun 2018

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