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

Top 40 entries indicates abundant talent in media sector

Entries to this year's Top 40 under 40 in The Media would indicate that fears as to the lack of young talent, who exhibit leadership abilities and a passion for the media industry, are unfounded. "We have been impressed by the number and calibre of nominations. An increase in the volume of...

29 Apr 2015

Ton Vosloo steps down as Naspers chair

Naspers's non-executive chair, Ton Vosloo, as well as independent non-executive directors Boetie van Zyl and Yuanhe Ma, retired from the board on Friday, 17 April. After a year's sabbatical, Koos Bekker rejoins the board as non-executive chair. Vosloo served on the Naspers board from March 1983....

22 Apr 2015

Ndoni Khanyile joins Al Jazeera's show, earthrise

South African Ndoni Khanyile is joining the award-winning team on earthrise, Al Jazeera's inspirational environment show, following her successful debut last year on the channel as the presenter of Innovate Africa. Before joining Al Jazeera, Khanyile hosted ENCA's premier technology show, Tech...

15 Apr 2015

Media to encourage sobriety over Easter weekend

As the Easter weekend approaches, with its high road traffic, brandhouse is calling on South Africa's media to encourage responsible drinking by reporting actively on both misuse and responsible use of alcohol. Published stories and programmes, highlighting the role of alcohol in society (both...

1 Apr 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award goes to Zeenat Moorad

South Africa's premier financial journalism award, the 2014 Citi Journalistic Excellence Awards, attracted 15 top class entrants from around South Africa. Business Day senior retail and consumer markets correspondent, Zeenat Moorad, has won it. Her winning article, entitled 'Check Mate' was...

27 Mar 2015

Brand South Africa showcases competitiveness by hosting international journalists

Brand South Africa will host journalists from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, China and the United Kingdom from Tuesday 17 - Friday 20 March 2015 in Johannesburg during which media will be exposed to South Africa's competitive advantages in a variety of areas. The visiting journalists will be hosted by...

17 Mar 2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

Rand Daily Mail News Wire launching end of March

A new news wire, which will be sold externally under the brand Rand Daily Mail News Wire or RDM News Wire, will deliver by-the-minute coverage of breaking news from seven bureaus as well as from hubs covering parliament, sport, local government, business and the courts. The company's print newsrooms...

10 Mar 2015

Talk on ethical leadership at Cape Town Press Club/Big Issue

The next guest speaker at the Cape Town Press Club/Big Issue breakfast series is Rhoda Kadalie, the human rights activist and executive director of the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, a NPO that identifies, rewards and champions creative South Africa solutions to the country's problems. She...

5 Mar 2015

Blackstar intends to acquire all of Times Media

The Blackstar Group (BCK) announced on Wednesday its firm intention to make an offer to acquire the ordinary share capital of the Times Media Group (TMG) that it did not already own. "The independent members of TMG's board of directors and the board of directors of Blackstar have agreed the terms...

19 Feb 2015

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