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MOST tickets still available

Tickets for this year's MOST awards, scheduled for 4 September at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown Johannesburg, are still available. Tickets are priced at R300 each for 1 to 3 tickets (to encourage smaller companies and individuals to attend), R450 each for groups of 4 to 10 and R400 for groups of...

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to iafrica.com, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

Shifting Afrikaans programmes is illegal: FF Plus

The SABC's decision to move Afrikaans programmes from SABC2 to SABC3 was illegal, the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) said on Tuesday, reports Sowetan LIVE. "The FF Plus views the decision with regards to Afrikaans as illegal as the Afrikaans community did not have any say in an administrative decision...

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

Tickets for Most Awards now open

Ticket sales for the Most Awards, being held on 4 September 2014 at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown Johannesburg, are now open. Tickets are R300 each for 1-3 tickets, R450 each for groups of 4-10, and R400 for groups of more than 10. This year's theme is retro-box office and guests will be...

Lumko Mtimde leaves MDDA

Lumko Mtimde has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA). Mtimde held the position for eight full years and yesterday completed his second and final term as CEO of the organisation.

Emilie Gambade new editor of Elle SA

Emilie Gambade, currently managing editor of Marie Claire, fashion editor for the Daily Maverick and regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian, has been appointed the editor of Elle South Africa as from 1 July 2014. Publisher of Elle and director of Isiko Media, Gisèle Wertheim Aymés,...

Voting for MOST awards closes 30 June

Voting for the 2014 MOST Awards, which celebrate service excellence in the media owner and media agency sector, closes on 30 June 2014. There is still time to beat last year's record of 6432, go to www.themediaonline.co.za and click on the blinking sheep vote button or on the animated leaping sheep...

Arno Lindemann appointed to Loeries jury

The Chief Creative Officer of Hamburg based Lukas Lindemann Rosinski, Lindemann has been appointed jury chairman for Print, Outdoor and Collateral Media for the 2014 Loeries. In the first year that Arno Lindemann opened his new agency - Lukas Lindemann Rosinski - the agency brought home an...

Industry encouraged to vote for MOST

In 2013, the MOST Awards received 6342 votes, a record that Wag the Dog Publishers, host of the annual awards, aims to top in 2014. It is encouraging all media owner and media agency professionals to provide a voice regarding the state of the industry. The anonymous survey allows entrants to rate...

SABC's Motsoeneng given a calf, cow... and a wife

According to an IOL report, women were lined up in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, on Wednesday, and SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invited to take his pick. It's reported a 23-year-old human resources management student took his fancy. The 'gift' was apparently organised by...

SABC blocks City Press ads

According to a Mail & Guardian report, the SABC has cancelled a series of adverts the newspaper wanted broadcast in terms of a barter agreement with the national broadcaster. The ads apparently refer to the Marikana massacre and the EFF. For more go to SABC refuses to broadcast City Press ads -...

Entries to RDMA Awards close Friday

Entries for the 2014 Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMA) close on Friday 30 May 2014, for portfolio work from 1 May 2013 to 31 May 2104. Kerry Cullinan, Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, Welcome Msomi and Khaya Dlanga will make up the judging panel for the awards. For questions regarding the entry...

2muse mediaresearch to research media monitoring in Slovakia

Two Prague companies, 2muse and Mediaresearch have added a joint, independent company 2muse mediaresearch, headed up by Juraj Lahucký, who has 20 year's media experience and was part of the kick-off team for the 'people meters' in Slovakia in 2004. The company will offer an acceptable alternative...

EFF stages TNA business breakfast walkout

EFF members walked out of a New Age breakfast briefing after they were excluded from a discussion panel, which it says it was invited to join, reports Mail & Guardian. Go to 'Hoodwinked' EFF walks out of TNA business breakfast for more....

Bongiwe Nocanda to edit Jet Club magazine

Bongiwe Nocanda is the new editor of Jet Club magazine. She previously held positions in the top publishing firms of Media 24, Highbury Safika and most currently as a publishing director at Viva Media. "I'm very excited about having the opportunity to deliver empowering content to such a broad base...

Mail & Guardian lunch with editor Chris Roper

A reminder about the lunch with Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of The Mail & Guardian on Tuesday, May 20 at Sappi in Braamfontein as he talks about Print vs Online. Please click here for more information about the event and to buy tickets....

Hilary Biller wins 2014 UJ's Golden Circle Alumnus Award

The University of Johannesburg has awarded Sunday Times Food Weekly editor, Hilary Biller, the 2014 School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) Golden Circle Alumnus Award. The award recognises future-fit leaders and their contributions to the tourism and hospitality sector. Biller has been writing...

The Winners: Daily Maverick's Election Edition of The Gathering

We received many entries that merited being winners, but we could select just the five, and they are: Susanne Venter, Mashapa Abram Ramalepe, Mamash Ngwenya, Riedwan Vally, and Senzo N. Dhlomo. You will be notified shortly via email with details of how to attend the event. But even if you weren't a...

PR Net: Chris Roper, M&G editor on online vs print

Chris Roper made the shift from online editor of Mail & Guardian to editor in chief. He will speak to PR-Net about how news gathering and editing has changed and, in particular, if and how his thinking has morphed in this new position. Our venue for this lunch session is Sappi's Braamfontein...

Sanef appoints new executive director

Sanef has announced that Mathatha Tsedu has been appointed its executive director from 1 April 2014. The appointment is a result of a secondment deal between Sanef and Media24. During his tenure Mathatha will report to Sanef's management committee. The appointment is for at least a year. Sanef...

Martine Dennis joins Al Jazeera English

Former Carte Blanche presenter and international broadcaster, Martine Dennis, has joined Al Jazeera English as a news presenter. In 1989, Dennis became a presenter, reporter and producer at Sky News, before moving to South Africa in 1991, freelancing for the BBC World Service, mainly covering the...

Applied Media Logic merges to create ZenithOptimedia South Africa

Applied Media Logic (AML) has come together with ZenithOptimedia and will be moving forward under the banner of ZenithOptimedia (ZO) South Africa. The current MD, Kim Weissensee, will lead the company and become CEO. The agency will now offer the group's international reach and toolkits, such as its...

MPs slam SIU's 'slow and indecisive' SABC investigation

MPs have slammed the Special Investigations Unit's investigation into wrong-doing at the SABC, reports BD Live. MPs scathing about 'slow and indecisive' SABC investigation... The report itself (which follows a probe that lasted nearly four years) been labelled 'a waste of time' and the SIU has been...

2014 Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry deadline extended

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) has announced that the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry submission deadline has been extended to Friday, 21 February 2014. For competition details and to access the press kit, visit www.pdmsa.org.za or contact Malesedi on...

Call for 2014 SADC media awards entries

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has called on all media to submit entries for the 2014 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition. The awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to...

Data journalism course at Wits

New York Times' Ron Nixon will be running an investigative course at Wits Journalism, which will take each journalist participating from idea to publishable article, preferably a story with a data element to it. Ron is insistent that while data is interesting and those skills are important (and much...

Jo-Ann Held (Strauss) appointed as director of Media24

Media24 has announced that Jo-Ann Held (Strauss) has been appointed as a director of this company. Jo-Ann is a media entrepreneur who, among others, presents and has produced her own prime time TV show. She also has several corporate enterprises and is a director of Partnership Investments, a...

ICASA closure dates:

ICASA offices closed from 1200 on 20 December 2013 and will open againfor business on 2 January 2014.

Media centre established in Nelson Mandela Square

For journalists requiring as accreditation to film or take photographs at the Nelson Mandela Square in the Sandton City precinct, a media centre has been established on the upper level, opposite Vigano. The following facilities have been provided for accredited media: computers, printers and...

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