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 www.themediaonline.co.za 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

First annual anti-racism week supported by Media24

The Anti-Racism Network of South Africa (ARNSA), established by the Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada Foundations, will hold its first annual anti-racism week from 14-21 March 2016, supported by Media24. Through its publications and platforms, Media24 joins the alliance of more than 90...

14 Mar 2016

Media24 announce senior appointments to News24 and Netwerk24

Media24 have announced two senior appointments to its news platforms. Adriaan Basson will step into the roll of editor for News24. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Afrikaans news platform Netwerk24, and will join News24 on 1 April. Filling his role as editor-in-chief for Netwerk24 will...

11 Mar 2016

BBC Komla Dumor Awards call for entry

BBC is seeking a future star of African journalism for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award, now in its second year running. BBC World News recently launched the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award at the Social Media Week in Lagos, Nigeria. The award honours presenter, Komla Dumor, who passed away two...

26 Feb 2016

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

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