PR company relaunches website

Stone Soup PR has recently relaunched its website. The website has a fresh look and feel and a media office provides a multi-media hub from which press releases, thought leaders, pictures, audio clips and videos can be downloaded for each client. For more information, go to

27 Oct 2015

New website for Professional Evaluation and Research

Professional Evaluation and Research (PEAR) has a new website, designed by Warren Anderson and his team at Anderson Online Marketing (AOM), which has produced a brand refresh that is more indicative of the values and innovative nature of the media monitoring and analysis agency.

21 Oct 2015

Newsclip adds social monitoring

Newsclip has announced that its Gate5 delivery platform now includes social monitoring. This new offering gives clients immediate access to their keyword-matching Twitter stream, allowing them to either analyse conversations on Gate5 or engage with them directly on Twitter. In addition, an...

29 Jul 2015

The Redzone to move to Financial Mail

The Redzone, edited by Jeremy Maggs, will be moving to the Financial Mail in August. It is part of the Future Group, which was acquired by Times Media last year. The Redzone will be incorporated into the media and advertising section on the Financial Mail.

23 Jul 2015

Simon Dingle's Binary podcast is live!

You can listen to the first episode on Wearables by clicking here. Click here for more on this new podcast about people's relationship with information by Simon Dingle.

26 May 2015

Roughly 1.9-million articles from Sapa archive released anonymously online

Many thought it was an April Fool's media industry joke at first, but the South African Press Association closed for good on 1 April 2015. That's not to say we've seen the end of its content though, as an as-yet anonymous hack has placed most of its archives online - for free. TechCentral...

14 May 2015

Two new Disney Africa websites for families, with Discovery Vitality

Disney Africa, in collaboration with Discovery Vitality has launched two new family health sites - Disney Baby Africa and Disney Healthy Disney Baby Africa offers expecting and new parents information, resources, inspiring ideas and more covering pregnancy, birth and the early years...

15 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

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

Merger of three websites creates Media Updates

The three Update websites - Publicity Update, Media Update and Marketing Update - merged on 20 February 2015 into one website, known as Media Updates. The site includes a filter button, which will give users the option to customise whether they wish to see media, marketing or publicity news....

23 Feb 2015

Best Food & Wine Blog in South Africa is

The judges of the 2014 South African Blog Awards have awarded Katelyn Williams, pastry chef on Expresso Morning Show, as the winner of Best Food & Wine Blog for her blog, She believes it is her chatty, tongue-in-cheek writing style, unique recipes and beautiful food photography that...

3 Feb 2015

SABC: Did Tshabalala lie about her qualifications?

According to a Mail & Guardian report, parliament's oversight committee on communication has said that SABC chairperson Ellen Tshabalala has failed to provide proof of her qualifications to the committee, which has now set up an inquiry that is expected to begin on 16 September. Mail & Guardian...

10 Sep 2014

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to, quoting Beeld, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is apparently planning to sue Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for crimen injuria. Why? Because, according to the Beeld report, Motsoeneng claims the case against him is "politically motivated and that Madonsela's report...

8 Aug 2014

Seline van der Wat new Editor of LoveFood! Blog

Seline van der Wat, MasterChef South Africa finalist, is the new Editor of LoveFood! Blog. Van der Wat left her industrial engineering career behind to pursue her food-filled dreams, opening her business called Es, and writing for local publications. She adds a fresh, delicious variation to the blog...

6 Aug 2014

Look beyond Motsoeneng in SABC controversy

Aubrey Matshiqi, writing in BD Live asks "What is the controversy over the Hlaudi Motsoeneng imbroglio really about? It follows a decision by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi to confirm the appointment of Motsoeneng as the chief operations officer of the SABC. The minister's decision was the...

16 Jul 2014

What's on: #SpeakSocial

Social media is not just about posting information on social networks and hoping for the best. Managing your social networks in business requires strategic understanding, content planning and research, and #SpeakSocial is a course that will teach you exactly how to attain this. The professional team...

18 Jun 2014

SABC's Motsoeneng given a calf, cow... and a wife

According to an IOL report, women were lined up in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, on Wednesday, and SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invited to take his pick. It's reported a 23-year-old human resources management student took his fancy. The 'gift' was apparently organised by...

17 Jun 2014

EFF stages TNA business breakfast walkout

EFF members walked out of a New Age breakfast briefing after they were excluded from a discussion panel, which it says it was invited to join, reports Mail & Guardian. Go to 'Hoodwinked' EFF walks out of TNA business breakfast for more....

15 May 2014

Mail & Guardian lunch with editor Chris Roper

A reminder about the lunch with Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of The Mail & Guardian on Tuesday, May 20 at Sappi in Braamfontein as he talks about Print vs Online. Please click here for more information about the event and to buy tickets....

13 May 2014

Anel Potgieter wins best food blog in SA again

Food blogger Anel Potgieter has again won the best food blog in South Africa at the Eat Out Zonnebloem Produce Awards, for the second year consecutively. Her blog,, celebrated its second birthday simultaneously with the awards. For more information, go to...

17 Apr 2014

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...

7 Apr 2014

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...

3 Apr 2014

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...

13 Feb 2014

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...

4 Feb 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...

9 Dec 2013

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...

31 Oct 2013

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....

10 Oct 2013

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 or call...

3 Oct 2013 receives Afrikaans support, described as South Africa's first and only Afrikaans online accommodation site, has passed the 50,000 like mark on Facebook. "We are so proud, not only to have received so many likes from our Afrikaans following, but also to be able to show conclusively that Afrikaans should claim...

26 Jul 2013

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...

3 Jul 2013

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