Hard-hitting doccie makes TV debut on [ED]

Mogale a local documentary that uncovers the social decay of Mogale City (Krugersdorp), will premiere on [ED] on Monday, 1 February 2016. The 48 minute never before screened on television documentary highlights the rapid increase in drug abuse, building hijacking, prostitution, trafficking and...

29 Jan 2016

Max du Preez leaves Independent Media group - again

The Mail & Guardian Online reports that veteran journalist, Max du Preez will no longer associate himself with the Independent Media group. In a letter to executive editor, Karima Brown, he expressed his discomfort with his association with the group and how he will no longer write columns for their...

25 Jan 2016

Editor of Business Day resigns

Songezo Zibi has resigned as editor of Business Day. Zibi is due to leave his post at the end of February, but will remain a columnist for Business Day and Sunday Times. A new editor for Business Day is yet to be announced. .kInstance h1 i{font-size: 48px !important;}...

22 Jan 2016

SABC's Motsoeneng cleared to stay

NEWSWATCH: An internal disciplinary hearing at the SABC, which concluded this weekend, has cleared its COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng of all charges... BDLive clarifies that: " The broadcaster had charged Mr Motsoeneng with gross dishonesty, gross misconduct and abuse of power." According to...

14 Dec 2015

Viacom International Media Networks extends BET Buzz contract

Viacom International Media Networks' BET Africa television organisation has extended the local contract with VideoSwarm to produce BET Buzz, a local daily magazine show. The material is recorded in the morning at the company's Johannesburg and Cape Town studios and on location - then edited and...

11 Dec 2015

ZenithOptimedia is Samsung South Africa's new media partner

Global media network ZenithOptimedia is to provide a local media buying and planning service to Samsung Electronics South Africa. The partnership between Samsung and ZenithOptimedia brings together national media marketing strategies and media advertising assurance. This allows for a more...

26 Oct 2015

SA journalists encouraged to enter survey on role of journalists

Reputation Matters, part of the ECCO International Communication Network, is conducting a survey amongst South African journalists in order to determine how journalists will be financed in the future and contribute towards finding a sustainable solution to this problem. This is part of an...

17 Jul 2015

Magdeleen De Klerk wins LexisNexis 'Best Article' prize

Magdeleen De Klerk of Polokwane has won the 2014 LexisNexis 'Best Article' prize for her article on 'Fair Divorce: Misconduct Does Not Play a Role in Forfeiture Claims', challenging the misconception that misconduct in a marriage justifies the forfeiture of benefits. Entries are now open for the...

6 May 2015

Top 40 entries indicates abundant talent in media sector

Entries to this year's Top 40 under 40 in The Media would indicate that fears as to the lack of young talent, who exhibit leadership abilities and a passion for the media industry, are unfounded. "We have been impressed by the number and calibre of nominations. An increase in the volume of...

29 Apr 2015

Ton Vosloo steps down as Naspers chair

Naspers's non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday, 17 April. After a year's sabbatical, Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair. Vosloo served on the Naspers board from March 1983....

22 Apr 2015

Ndoni Khanyile joins Al Jazeera's show, earthrise

South African Ndoni Khanyile is joining the award-winning team on earthrise, Al Jazeera's inspirational environment show, following her successful debut last year on the channel as the presenter of Innovate Africa. Before joining Al Jazeera, Khanyile hosted ENCA's premier technology show, Tech...

15 Apr 2015

Media to encourage sobriety over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches, with its high road traffic, brandhouse is calling on South Africa's media to encourage responsible drinking by reporting actively on both misuse and responsible use of alcohol. Published stories and programmes, highlighting the role of alcohol in society (both...

1 Apr 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award goes to Zeenat Moorad

South Africa's premier financial journalism award, the 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards, attracted 15 top class entrants from around South Africa. Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent, Zeenat Moorad, has won it. Her winning article, entitled 'Check Mate' was...

27 Mar 2015

Brand South Africa showcases competitiveness by hosting international journalists

Brand South Africa will host journalists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, China and the United Kingdom from Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 March 2015 in Johannesburg during which media will be exposed to South Africa's competitive advantages in a variety of areas. The visiting journalists will be hosted by...

17 Mar 2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

Rand Daily Mail News Wire launching end of March

A new news wire, which will be sold externally under the brand Rand Daily Mail News Wire or RDM News Wire, will deliver by-the-minute coverage of breaking news from seven bureaus as well as from hubs covering parliament, sport, local government, business and the courts. The company's print newsrooms...

10 Mar 2015

Talk on ethical leadership at Cape Town Press Club/Big Issue

The next guest speaker at the Cape Town Press Club/Big Issue breakfast series is Rhoda Kadalie, the human rights activist and executive director of the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, a NPO that identifies, rewards and champions creative South Africa solutions to the country's problems. She...

5 Mar 2015

Blackstar intends to acquire all of Times Media

The Blackstar Group (BCK) announced on Wednesday its firm intention to make an offer to acquire the ordinary share capital of the Times Media Group (TMG) that it did not already own. "The independent members of TMG's board of directors and the board of directors of Blackstar have agreed the terms...

19 Feb 2015

BBC.com to launch feature-packed update for their app

The BBC's international website, BBC.com, has hit a new high with more than 101 million unique browsers used the website and news app globally during January 2015, generating a record 1.35 billion page views. Mobile and tablet usage of BBC.com has increased, with year-on-year unique browsers up 67%...

9 Feb 2015

Blackstar proposes takeover of TMG

Investment company Blackstar, which currently owns 32.5% of Times Media Group (TMG) shares, has announced its intention to acquire the remaining 67.5%. TMG would then become a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackstar. TMG has appointed an independent board to consider the offer. Blackstar and Times...

10 Dec 2014

'State of the Broadcasting Industry Report' out now

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), with research contributor PwC, has released its first 'State of the Broadcasting Industry Report', having surveyed 55 NAB members, which included public, commercial and community radio and television broadcasters, as well as signal distributors. The...

5 Dec 2014

TML now second largest online advertising network

According to Effective Measure October 2014 report, Times Media LIVE (TML), the digital publishing division of Times Media Group (TMG), has recorded more than 250% year-on-year growth to become the country's second largest online advertising network, as reported by Effective Measure. TML now reaches...

2 Dec 2014

Brand South Africa signs up with APO

Brand South Africa has signed up with African Press Organisation (APO) for media relations services across Africa and beyond, to implement its strategy. The scope of work includes press release distribution services and media monitoring in Africa, social media analytics, op-ed publications,...

11 Nov 2014

Fergus Sampson resigns from Media 24, Davidson as acting head

Fergus Sampson, chief executive of Media24 News division, has resigned and leaves the organisation at the end of October 2014. Ishmet Davidson, head of local and southern newspapers, will step in as acting head. For the past two years, he has been at the helm of Media24's News division. Sampson...

20 Oct 2014

SANEF presents Media Freedom Day

The SA National Editors Forum (SANEF) and Wits Journalism will run a Media Freedom Day celebration/Black Wednesday commemoration, under the theme 'Enhancing Media Freedom in Africa'. It will also launch the State of the Newsroom, SA 2014. The event will be held on 17 October 2014 at the Media24...

1 Oct 2014

The Times launches Media & Marketing page

On Friday 19 September, The Times newspaper will launch the first edition of its weekly Media & Marketing page, which will deliver a #ToThePoint read. The Media & Marketing will feature: On the Line: A column from one of South Africa's sharpest minds Viewpoints: Real perspectives from real...

18 Sep 2014

Awards evening recognises Annual Deciduous Fruit industry winners

The annual South African Deciduous Fruit Industry Awards have been announced at a gala evening held on 13 September 2014 at the Cape Sun in Cape Town. The Izethelo Media Reporting Award 2014 was awarded to Foodnews in London UK for its regular articles of interest on the international deciduous...

17 Sep 2014

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

10 Sep 2014

Entries closing for the SAB Environmental Media Awards 2014

The South African Breweries (SAB) would like to remind entrants and potential entrants that entries for the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2014 will close at 5pm, this Friday, 5 September. Entrants should submit work produced between 1 September 2013 and 31 August...

4 Sep 2014

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