CNN introduces daily news show for Snapchat

CNN is to introduce a new daily Snapchat show titled 'The Update', 23 August 2017. The news show will impart a brief overview of the biggest news from CNN reporters and bureaus around the world throughout each time zone.

23 Aug 2017

MMX17 makes the case for community radio

Commercial and public service media role-players joined Mams FM and Alex FM at the US Consulate General's Menell Media Exchange 2017 conference (MMX17) in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The conference forms part of several academic exchanges and professional development programmes supported by the US...

23 Aug 2017

Media24 Lifestyle transfers publishing rights

Media24 Lifestyle has shifted its publishing rights to its soccer magazine, Kick Off. It has also moved its accompanying digital media properties to CT media, which is the publisher of Soccer Laduma, effective 1 October 2017. The decision is part of Media24's strategy to strengthen its...

16 Aug 2017

Media24 announces Novus merger

Media24 has today announced that Competition Tribunal has approved the merger of Media24 and Novus. The approval includes a condition that Media24 divest itself of the majority of its shareholding in Novus while retaining a non-controlling minority stake of 19%. The media company announced in...

4 Aug 2017

WPP to acquire German creative agency group

WPP is to acquire German independent creative agency group, Thjnk AG. Thjnk AG will remain an independent brand within the WPP group. Established in Hamburg in 2012, thjnk AG is an agency group that specialises in advertising, design, and corporate publishing. Over the past five years, thjnk AG...

13 Jul 2017

Media Mark sets to sponsor the Media Agency Legend Award once again at the MOST awards

Media Mark has in the past sponsored the Media Agency Legend Award for the MOST awards for many years and will continue to do so for the next awards. Its decision to sponsor again is part of Media Mark's initiative 'In the KNOW NOW', which is an initiative that facilitates the growth and...

13 Jul 2017

Public hearings are to be held by ICASA

In respect of a process to review the regulatory framework governing the community broadcasting sector, ICASA has planned to hold public meetings. The meetings aim to give stakeholders who have given in submissions in relation to the process of review an opportunity to orally support their...

12 Jul 2017

Primedia welcomes high court ruling on Black First Land First

Primedia Broadcasting welcomed the Johannesburg High Court ruling that hinders members of Black First Land First from intimidating, harassing, assaulting, threatening, and coming to the homes of journalists. The court also ruled that the organisation make a public statement, condemning such...

7 Jul 2017

Broiler producers introduce new category as Galliova Awards sponsors

The 2017 Galliova Awards will feature a new broiler champion category as South African broiler producers, under the banner of the South African Poultry Association, have come onboard as sponsors. This year, entrants stand a chance to win one of six prizes worth a total of R120,000. The Galliova...

15 Jun 2017

MediaCom bubbles over for Most Awards winners

For this year's Most Awards celebration, champagne sponsor MediaCom will be providing a special section in which winners can celebrate with some bubbly while networking and participating in media interviews. The Most Awards recognise distinction in service delivery, knowledge, and innovation in...

14 Jun 2017

Fake news, cyber bullying a rising concern for Sanef

KwaZulu-Natal judge president Achmat Jappie has told the annual general meeting of the South African National Editors' Forum that it is the media and judiciary's responsibility to safeguard South Africa's open democracy, with an emphasis on the information disseminated to citizens and the...

13 Jun 2017

2017 RDMAs are now open for submission

Entries for the 2017 Diageo SA Responsible Drinking Media Awards are now officially open. The RDMAs acknowledge the efforts of journalists and media professionals who write articles that relate to responsible alcohol consumption and the impact of alcohol abuse that are published between 1 August...

23 May 2017

New student award added to 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards

In partnership with the University of Johannesburg, the 2017 New Generation Social & Digital Media Awards will add a new student-centric award, the New Generation Outstanding Students Award. The award is open to all registered first-, second-, third-year, and honours students who are studying at a...

16 May 2017

Get voting for the 2017 MOST Awards

Respondents have until 30 June 2017 to vote for their preferred media companies in the 9th annual MOST Awards survey. The winners of the survey will be announced at the MOST Awards ceremony, which will be held at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg on 14 September 2017. Survey...

4 May 2017

Publication launched to highlight civil society's role in the HIV/Aids pandemic

The Civil Society Organisations launched a special publication titled the South African Civil Society and AIDS Response: Recognising the Past, Securing the Future at Ubuntu Kraal in Soweto. The publication documents, critiques, and celebrates the role that the civil society plays with a focus on...

25 Apr 2017

Jolly Good wins Revo Opal Award

Fresh off its Bookmark award win for the NHS Blood and Transplant virtual blood donation, Jolly Good won a Revo Opal Award in the 'media' category. The project was a collaboration between Jolly Good, Ocean Outdoor, and 23red.

10 Apr 2017

Sanef receives report of verbal attacks, physical threats on ANN7 journalists

The South African National Editors Forum has received reports of verbal attacks and physical threats of harm against ANN7 journalists. The journalists said they were attacked while they were covering a protest in Cape Town, last week. Sanef urged the journalists to report the incident to the...

4 Apr 2017

Media24 welcomes Competition Commission's decision on Novus Holdings merger

Media24 welcomed the Competition Commission's completion of its investigation into the company's merger with Novus Holdings. The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve the merger on the condition that Media24 divests itself of its majority shareholding in Novus...

3 Apr 2017

Limelight moves office, makes new appointments

Limelight Consulting has relocated and moved into new offices in Green Point, Cape Town. In addition to the move, Limelight has also added two market research analysts, two web developers, three social media managers and another content curator to its team.

15 Mar 2017

BBDO compiles its past videos for a report

BBDO has compiled a video report indicating how clients can utilise the media format, particularly on mobile platforms. The report is a summary is based on an analysis of more than 4,500 video assets that BBDO produced over the past year for its clients. It focuses on four key ways in which...

10 Feb 2017

Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tours planned monthly for 2017

The next two Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tours, partnered with Johnnie Walker, will take place on 17 February and 31 March 2017. The February tour will see Geoff Whyte (CEO, Nando's Southern Africa), Sindiswa Zilwa (co-founder, Nkonki) and Alessandro Khojane (founder and co-owner of Gemelli's)...

7 Feb 2017

EWN creates popup warning – guide to false news

EWN has taken a step to try to counter the spread of fake news, as it continues to make headlines in the past few weeks. It has instituted a popup, which displays as users visit the website, that warns people to be careful about which content they consume and spread. The popup links to an...

6 Feb 2017

Submit your Liberty Journalism Awards nominations

Nomination submissions for the 2017 Liberty Journalism Awards are now open. Submissions can be made here, and are open until 3 March 2017. The Liberty Journalism Awards are held to acknowledge exceptional South African journalism, particularly on the subject of business and finance....

20 Jan 2017

Trump upset by Buzzfeed, CNN reports on Russia dossier

US president-elect, Donald Trump criticised Buzzfeed and CNN after the media outlets reported on the content of the dossier containing details about his relations with Russia. While CNN reported on a two-page synopsis of the dossier, Buzzfeed published it in its entirety. Read more on this story...

12 Jan 2017

Kriya Gangiah is 2016 Media Star at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

At this year's annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards, celebrated on 1 October 2016 at Southern Sun Hyde Park, Jacaranda FM DJ and South African personality, Kriya Gangiah was selected as the 'Media Star' for 2016. The Glamour Women of the Year Awards is an annual event to celebrate and...

5 Oct 2016

Trish Taylor to leave Kagiso Media Group

After 20 years, Trish Taylor will leave Kagiso Media group in mid October. Taylor served two years as CEO of Urban Brew Studios and 12 years at East Coast Radio. Richard Tsai will be the acting CEO after Taylor's departure.

23 Sep 2016

Naspers awards announced, OLX scores high

This year's Phil Weber award, Naspers' highest accolade for performance, went to chief executive of its online classifieds segment, Martin Scheepbouwer. In just four years, he has turned a loose collection of assets into the global operating business of OLX, active in 45 countries and serving over...

29 Aug 2016

New sponsor for Most Media Owner Digital Award

Omnicom Media Group South Africa is sponsoring the Most Media Owner Digital Award for the first time. The eighth annual Most Awards ceremony is being held on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. "We regard Omnicom's participation in the awards as significant....

24 Aug 2016

Diarise Sikuvile Awards

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards will take place on 15 August, at the Johannesburg Trade Centre (the Venue, Greenpark) in Sandton. This year's awards, with the theme 'Quest for Distinction', attracted 484 entries. The judges selected 63 finalists in 14 of the 17 award categories. The remaining...

12 Aug 2016

Most Awards gains Times Media as sponsor

Times Media is the sponsor of the Most Media Agency of the Year Award, which will be awarded on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. The Most Awards serve as a measure of the service efficacy of providers in the South African Media Industry. To book tickets,...

8 Aug 2016

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