#IamConstitution campaign wins gold award

The #IamConstitution campaign won the Gold Award in the education, training and skills development category of the Stars of Africa Awards. The campaign, which was developed by the Ichikowitz Family Foundation in partnership with the Paramount Group, was launched in 2016 and is a nationwide...

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Cartier to sponsor L'Ormarins Racing Festival

Cartier is to sponsor the 2018 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival for a third consecutive year. It is the only sponsorship on the African continent and it will join up with other sponsors such as BMW, Glorious Goodwood, Drakenstein Stud, Anthonij Rupert Wyne, and the Franschhoek Motor...

11 Dec 2017

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

CPJ to release imprisoned journalists census

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release its yearly census of imprisoned journalists on 13 December 2017. The CPJ's report will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. The census lists journalists imprisoned as of midnight on 1...

11 Dec 2017

You could speak at Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions is calling for speaker submissions as anyone may now apply to speak on the Cannes Lions stages. Cannes Lions wants unusual, original, and unique thinking for next year's content sessions and it could be you. If you're interested, submit a proposal by 15 December 2017....

11 Dec 2017

Football365 named Online Media of the Year

Football365 was named Online Media of the Year at the 2017 Football Supporters' Federation Awards, which was held in London earlier this week. The Football Supporters' Federation is the democratic organisation representing the rights of fans and articulating the views of football supporters. ...

11 Dec 2017

Okosi emphasises public-private partnerships at CGMS 2017

The 2017 Children's Global Media Summit (CGMS 2017) was curated by the BBC and held in Manchester in the UK from 5-7 December 2017. This year, the CGMS 2017 focused on education, empowerment, entertainment, innovation and freedom. During his address, executive VP and MD at Viacom International...

11 Dec 2017

IAS asks for black-owned agencies' credentials

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) is calling for the credentials of Black-owned and managed agencies across various disciplines and who have a revenue of less than R10 million per annum. The IAS is conducting the practice on behalf of a large South African company that wishes...

8 Dec 2017

Ster-Kinekor, Standard Bank launch new benefit

Ster-Kinekor has partnered with Standard Bank to launch the SK Club Standard Bank Card 4FOR3. The benefit is an exclusive discount on the purchase of four regular priced tickets for SK Club members who also have a Standard Bank Gold or higher credit card and who have activated the benefit on their...

8 Dec 2017

Media24 to launch local Business Insider

Media24 will launch the South African version of global business digital news brand Business Insider in February 2018. Business Insider's local team of journalists will closely track business innovation in SA and reveal the personalities behind the country's companies and brands.

7 Dec 2017

Google, Amazon quarrel gets heated

Amazon and Google's tit for tat relationship has taken to new heights after Google announced on 6 December 2017 that it will be restricting YouTube access on Amazon products. Google decided to implement the restriction since Amazon does not sell Google's products. The restriction means that...

7 Dec 2017

ECR asks for toy donations

East Coast Radio has asked for more donations for its Toy Story campaign. East Coast Radio and Game have already received 3,000 toy donations and 750 of these have been handed out to children at 17 government hospitals across KwaZulu-Natal. Toys may be donated to the campaign at any Game store...

6 Dec 2017

EWN wins CT leg of GEN hackathon

EWN's Ukweli Google Chrome extension prototype won the Cape Town leg of the Global Editors Network (GEN) Editors Lab hackathon. GEN, Google News Lab, and Code for Africa held a two-day hackathon that was designed to find solutions for the future of news around the issue of misinformation. EWN's...

5 Dec 2017

2018 Young Ones to 'turn passion to profession'

The 2018 Young Ones Student Awards has partnered with the Walt Disney Company to provide the winner of the Young Ones Portfolio Award the opportunity to 'turn passion to profession'. The winner of the award will be given the opportunity to interview for a six-month paid internship in LA at Yellow...

4 Dec 2017

IAS introduces new business course

The Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) will be operating an IAS New Business course for six consecutive weeks. The course starts on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. The course will aim at providing communication agencies with the necessary skills and guidance needed for advertising,...

29 Nov 2017

Triggerfish wins BAFTA for Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes beat out The Amazing World of Gumball and Shaun the Sheep to be named Best Animation at the BAFTA Children's Awards. Produced by Magic Light Pictures, Revolting Rhymes was animated at Magic Light's Berlin studio and Cape Town's Triggerfish. Revolting Rhymes was directed by...

29 Nov 2017

ICASA asks for number portability submissions

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has asked that interested roleplayers submit their written submissions on the published Draft Number Portability Regulations. Number portability requires that mobile and fixed-line telephone customers can keep their number, including...

27 Nov 2017

SACO to explore creative economy at conference

The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) will be holding its conference at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 7-8 March 2018. SACO will specifically look at the future of work in the creative economy at the conference. SACO is hosted by Nelson Mandela University, in...

27 Nov 2017

Sowetan, Sunday World unveil website redesign

The Sowetan and Sunday World websites recently underwent a redesign. Some of the new additions to the websites include a simplified navigation bar and responsive layouts for mobile browsing. The Sowetan has also launched its newly updated app on the Google Playstore and the App Store. The...

24 Nov 2017

GSA Summer Show gets sponsorship from Paragon

Paragon Architects has sponsored the University of Johannesburg's (UJ) Graduate School of Architecture's (GSA) Summer Show. The event will be held at the Museum of African Design (MOAD) in Maboneng on 30 November 2017. The Summer Show will feature a speaker line-up and will showcase the work of...

23 Nov 2017

Primedia Outdoor donates to the Smile Foundation

Primedia Outdoor has donated R350,000 worth of outdoor advertising to the Smile Foundation. The donation will assist the foundation in providing reconstructive surgery to underprivileged South African children. Smile Foundation will launch an educational OOH campaign on Rank TV to reach out to...

23 Nov 2017

Bookmarks 2018 entries close tomorrow

The entry deadline for the 2018 IAB SA Bookmarks close tomorrow. No entries will be accepted after midday on 24 November 2017. The Bookmark 2018 Awards takes place on 1 March 2018.

23 Nov 2017

AFP publishes its code of ethics in Chinese

AFP has published its code of ethics in Chinese in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. The code of ethics sets out AFP's editorial principles. The code covers the importance of accuracy, balanced reporting and protection of sources along with...

23 Nov 2017

Vega, AMASA develop new short course

Vega and the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has developed a new media management in brand building short course. The course will be available at Vega's Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses from 2018. The short course is aimed at providing a deeper understanding of the...

22 Nov 2017

Intiem to stop print and go digital

Intiem will go fully digital from 1 February 2018 and will no longer be published as a printed magazine. The editorial team will focus on producing digital content and sharing it across several online and digital sources. Intiem intends on capitalising on its 187,000 fans on Facebook as well as...

22 Nov 2017

Goal.com launches data-free app

Goal.com has launched its Goal Zero mobile app with data-free smartphone access and reduced bandwidth usage. The app is distributed by Perform Group and has been developed on the biNu App Publishing Platform, which incorporates technology that extensively optimises data efficiency. The app has...

21 Nov 2017

Discover Digital develops electronic guide

Discover Digital has developed a new digitally interactive electronic programme guide (EPG) system for broadcasters and digital TV streaming services. The EPG creates a direct path to programming information and converts it to local time zones, providing viewers access to accurate live programme...

21 Nov 2017

ICASA asks for submissions for regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has asked for submissions as part of the public participation in reviewing and publishing the Draft Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations. The regulations propose that an electronic communications services licensee must ensure...

20 Nov 2017

Condriac Live to broadcast e-sports

Condriac has launched a live-streaming e-sports channel on Twitch TV. Condriac Live will be led by Kyle Singh and will broadcast from 9am to 5pm on weekdays.

20 Nov 2017

AdColony holds discussion on mobile media

AdColony recently held a panel discussion on the challenges facing the mobile media space, focusing on mobile video in particular. Wayne Bishop, Ilse Grabe from Heineken, Lisa Green from Diageo and Benjamin Schoderer from Yum Foods participated in the discussion at the Country Club Johannesburg...

20 Nov 2017

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