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...

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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

Closing date for SA Publication Forum Corporate publication competition is this week

The closing date for entries into the SA Publication Forum's corporate publication competition is Friday 5 August 2016. The competition offers industrial editors and corporate communication practitioners an opportunity to benchmark their publications against the best in the industry. Receiving...

4 Aug 2016

Statement from SANEF on the SABC

The South African National Editor's Forum (Sanef) welcomes the Labour Court's decision that reverses the dismissal of the SABC journalists who challenged censorship at the public broadcaster. The court decision affirms media freedom and sends a strong message that censorship has no place in a...

27 Jul 2016

Statement from Omnicom on Gordon Patterson

It is with great sadness and shock that we acknowledge the passing of Gordon Patterson. A true professional, he had a profound impact on the industry, earning various prestigious accolades and titles over his 25-year career. At the time of his passing, Gordon was director of the Omnicom Media Group,...

27 Jul 2016

MOST Shepherd Award opens for nominations

The Shepherd Award acknowledges an individual who has contributed a great deal to the betterment of the sector. Past winners of the MOST Shepherd Award, Paul Middleton and Gordon Patterson, have shown consistent commitment to the advertising, marketing and media sector. Creative contributions,...

7 Jul 2016

MOST Awards voting extended to 8 July

Voting for the 8th annual MOST Awards has been extended until Friday 8 July. To access the online survey go to and look for the "Click here to Vote" banner on the side of the homepage. The overall goal of the MOST Awards is to motivate media owners and media agencies to...

28 Jun 2016

Most Awards adds sponsor

Kaya FM is a sponsor of the Full Service Media Agency Award at the upcoming Most Awards. "Human beings are driven by feelings, emotions and the quest to achieve greatness. Our purpose is to connect with this human truth and recognise and reward those that succeed in the same vein," says Greg...

14 Jun 2016

RMS Media joins newly launched Local Planet

Media agency RMS Media is a founder shareholder of Local Planet, a global media agency network. As the world's first and only privately owned media agency network, Local Planet's difference is that it understands that business is personal and clients get the owners of agencies personally invested...

18 May 2016

Annual Local Media Excellence Awards selects judges

Today, 28 April 2016, the final judging for the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) Annual Local Media Excellence Awards will take place. The five judges are Mandi Botha, Cliff Buchler, Marlene Malan, Zolani Sinxo and Fanie Groenewald (convener). "Preliminary judging was done by Kennedy Mudzuli,...

28 Apr 2016

Entries for Sikuvile Journalism Awards close on Friday

Entries to the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2016 close this Friday, 22 April. The Awards are hosted by Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA), an umbrella body incorporating print and digital media, but this year the Awards are also opened to non-PDMSA members. The event is...

20 Apr 2016

Frewin, McCall & Joel Mervis entries open

Entries for the 2016 Frewin, McCall and Joel Mervis Awards are open with entries closing on 29 April 2016. The Awards, hosted by Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA), recognise newspaper excellence in advertising, printing and production, layout and typography as well as the balanced use...

11 Apr 2016

New independent centre for investigative journalism launches

Following six years as the Mail & Guardian's Centre for Investigative Journalism, amaBhungane relaunches today to become a southern African independent centre for investigative journalism. This means the centre will distribute stories more widely through a selection of print and online titles,...

1 Apr 2016

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

DOHA - Broadcaster Al-Jazeera said on Sunday that it is to shed around 500 jobs, most of them at its Qatar headquarters, as part of a "workforce optimisation initiative." Al-Jazeera said in a statement that after a management review it was "expected that around 500 positions worldwide will be...

29 Mar 2016

Is low freelance pay killing journalism?

The Southern African Freelancers Association (SAFREA) have released a post stating that low editorial rates are "threatening to kill journalism". There is no doubt that media has taken a turn towards digital and social media, but the basis of good investigative journalism is still warranted....

24 Mar 2016

[Watch] Jacob Zuma's friends and foes in the media

Jacob Zuma and the Gupta's featured in a recent episode of The Listening Post, part of Al Jazeera programming. Nic Muirhead travelled to Cape Town to look at the relationship between Zuma and the South African media. Watch the feature below: ...

22 Mar 2016

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