Imbizo to highlight issues with Copyright Bill

The SA Copyright Alliance and the University of Pretoria's Centre for IP Law will hold a special Creative Industry Imbizo at the Musaion Theatre at the University of Pretoria on 24 February 2018. The imbizo is aimed at raising awareness of the issues posed by the Copyright Amendment Bill for...

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Icasa invites public to hearings on end-user regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold a series of public hearings on the published second draft of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations at its head office in Sandton, Johannesburg from 1-2 March 2018. The regulations are aimed at protecting the...

1 day ago

Safrea releases 2017/2018 media industry rates survey

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea) has released the 2017/2018 SA freelance media industry and rates survey and is now live. The survey serves as a tool to gather relevant information on the sector and to assess current rates trends. The survey will take approximately...

2 days ago

AFP to assist European Commission in identifying, tackling fake news

AFP has been included in the High-Level Group on Fake News and Online Disinformation that will assist the European Commission in identifying and tackling fake news. AFP will be represented by its deputy global editor-in-chief and social networks editor Grégoire Lemarchand. The task force...

16 Jan 2018

Folio opens the call for nominations for 2018 Top Women in Media Awards

Folio has announced the opening of nominations for the 2018 Top Women in Media Awards. The awards acknowledge women in the media industry that have stood out, taken risks, or have been visionaries for their company, team, or market. The early entry deadline for nominations is 15 February 2018...

8 Jan 2018

Global Media Awards' entries close January 2018

The INMA Global Media Awards' entry deadline is 26 January 2017, leaving 37 days left for possible candidates to enter. The awards recognise excellence in energising brands, creating new products, growing audiences, developing customer insights, growing advertising revenue, and instilling...

20 Dec 2017

WIN Summit to start 2018 World News Media Congress

The World News Media Congress will start with the second Women in News (WIN) Summit. The World News Media Congress will be held in Portugal from 6-8 June 2018. The WIN is expected to focus on the way women are redefining the face and composition of leadership in the media industry and unlocking...

18 Dec 2017

Media24 to launch local Business Insider

Media24 will launch the South African version of global business digital news brand Business Insider in February 2018. Business Insider's local team of journalists will closely track business innovation in SA and reveal the personalities behind the country's companies and brands.

7 Dec 2017

AFP publishes its code of ethics in Chinese

AFP has published its code of ethics in Chinese in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. The code of ethics sets out AFP's editorial principles. The code covers the importance of accuracy, balanced reporting and protection of sources along with...

23 Nov 2017

SABC's Sizwe Vilakazi shot and killed

Sizwe Vilakazi, the head of legal services at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), was shot and killed at the weekend. Vilakazi started working for the SABC in 2008 and was appointed as the head of legal service last year.

6 Nov 2017

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

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