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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...

Long Walk to Freedom pips Hollywood blockbusters

The film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has out grossed several box office favourites to come out as the highest grossing film in South Africa, earning R4,431,228 this past opening weekend. It outperformed opening weekend box office earnings of some of the biggest studio films of the year,...

Branding township walls with unique murals

Keys Communications, using the innovative marketing medium of Township Wall Media, provides exposure for local artists, using their skills in the painting of murals, to create brand billboards to meet the aspirational values of the people living in these areas. The company empowers community...

Get your Bookmarks tickets

South Africa's 'digital Oscars' - which serve to recognise and reward excellence in digital - will be held this Thursday at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. The Bookmarks this year promises an exciting show with some awesome live entertainment in store, a silent auction for an art piece created...

Galliova Food writer of the year is Vickie de Beer

For the third time, Vickie de Beer, food editor of rooi rose, has won the prestigious Galliova Food writer of the year award. This annual event is sponsored by the South African Egg Industry to recognise excellence in food writing, food styling and overall promotion of the South African food...

NATIVE officially rebranded as NATIVE VML

In June this year, David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R, Jon Cook, President and CEO of VML, and Jason Xenopoulos, CEO of NATIVE, announced the launch of NATIVE VML- a new entity bringing together the two digital brands. "Since June we have been finalising the details of the deal and today emerge as a...

New website to inspire youth

Two content producers, Chuma Kave and Ntosh Ntlokwana, have created a new website, New Uprising to encourage youth with advice from entrepreneurship, relationships, inspiration, leadership and living to the best of one's potential. It includes Wendy Luhabe talking about how she discovered her...

Media invited to training launch for radio telescope teams

The media are invited to attend the official launch of the training component of the African VLBI Network (AVN) Programme, an initiative closely linked to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project on Friday 25 October from 9.30am at SKA Project Office, Pinelands Cape Town. The AVN...

Finesse magazine extends online news

Finesse magazine has extended its digital offering by giving readers extra information by clicking on the relevant articles or extension buttons. Finesse Plus includes videos, live recordings, audio, photo albums and articles. This complements the magazine's new look from the October issue....

Enter the Social and Digital Media Awards

The closing date for submissions for The New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards, that will be taking place on 26 November at the Sandton Convention Centre, is 10 October. There's still time to enter - so do it... For more information and the entry form visit www.lavello.co.za/awards or call...

Ten years of good Taste

Woolworths' taste magazine turns ten in October and is considered one of the lifestyle magazines that has converted food lovers to true "foodies" and played a big role in shaping local gourmet culture. This is a result of handpicked staff, backed by the resources of one of South Africa's leading...

Creative experiment #1: A great logo takes time

Twelve designers took up the challenge at Actuate, local award winning internal marketing and communications agency, when they hosted a Logo Jam in July. An invitation was sent out to would-be clients who, for R10*, got to brief in a logo and return one hour later to view the final...

Magna Carta CEO on PR in Africa

Vincent Magwenya, CEO at Magna Carta, will speak to PR-Net about The State of PR in Africa. Magna Carta is a recent winner of The Holmes Report's African PR Agency title and Vincent believes that public relations, although still in its infancy in many African countries, is assuming new...

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

ABC notice no. 3 for 2013 out now

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has released Notice No. 3 of 2013. Download Notice No. 3 of 2013. (Size: 56.0KB)

IABC Quill Awards: Entry deadline extended!

The deadline for the IABC 2013 Gold Quill entries has been extended to 18 March 2013! What's more, you can now enter work that was produced between 2011 to the final date of entry in 2013. This means that if you submitted an entry in 2011 or 2012 and didn't win, you can re-enter that work! Don't...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

SAARF calendar updates

The South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) has released its calendar of events and details of its first SAARF training on Tuesday 19 February 2013 in Johannesburg and the first LSM training on Wednesday 20 February 2013 in Johannesburg. The RAMS Release 6 of 2012 industry presentations...

One day left to vote for your favourite young media mogul

Only one more day remains to nominate your favourite young media mogul for The Media magazine's list of the 40 most influential media people, under the age of 40. You can nominate yourself and remember to motivate your nomination. Email editor Peta Krost Maunder at document.write('' +...

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