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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...

Report: Hlaudi to sue Thuli

NEWSWATCH: According to iafrica.com, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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....

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, lifeisazoobiscuit.com, celebrated its second birthday simultaneously with the awards. For more information, go to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

LekkeSlaap.co.za receives Afrikaans support

LekkeSlaap.co.za, 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...

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...

Redesigned website urges South Africans to Arrive Alive

Last week saw the launch of the redesigned website for Arrive Alive, as programmer Charl Wilson and graphic designer Pierre Steenkamp celebrated a decade in road safety online and reviewed its awareness campaign - go to www.arrivealive.co.za....

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...

Real magazine embraces social media

Real magazine has extended its readership reach through the launch of profiles on Facebook and Twitter. Published by Media24, the magazine's Twitter profile will share updates of what the team is up to, including sneak peeks into cover and fashion photo shoots as they take place, with links to...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
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...

Online travel magazine adds content from other travel media

Getaway, Country Life, Wild, Divesite, Winestyle, Do It Now and a few more travel magazines have joined Nightjar Travel, the online travel magazine and destination guide, providing a feature article with click through options to their sites. The Nightjar Destination Guide has expanded its coverage...

New online magazine targets creative youth

One Media SA has launched an online magazine, Urban Reality Online Magazine or UR Mag, aimed at bridging the gap between youth creatives and corporate companies. It creates opportunities for students studying journalism, PR, marketing and advertising, giving them necessary experience, while offering...

Nominations for Women in the Media close end April 2012

Nominations for Rising Star and Lifetime Achiever for the 2012 Women in the Media Awards close on 30 April 2012. Sponsored by 1st for Women Insurance, it seeks to recognise exceptional women who have made their mark within the media sphere across commercial and academic fields. At a later point in...

Get Tabbie submissions in ASAP

The final entry date for the 2012 Tabbie awards is Monday, 9 April 2012. A late fee of US$95 currently applies, as it is past the normal deadline date. Run by Trade, Association and Business Publications International (TABPI), the competition is in partnership with the American Society of Business...

Get media accreditation for Franschhoek Literary Festival now

Media wishing to attend the sixth annual Franschhoek Literary Festival, 11-13 May 2012, may send in for accreditation now to document.write('' + bRev('az.oc.aedisuomafeht;46#&anoif') + '');az.oc.aedisuomafeht@anoif. Accreditation does not give unlimited access to all sessions and members of the...

Sunday's Media@safm show to focus on investigative journ in SA
Sunday's Media@safm show to focus on investigative journ in SA

This Sunday, 1 April 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include:Speaking to Prof Anton Harber about the state of investigative journalism [The Media Online broke the news on Friday, 30 March 2012 that Media24 Investigations almost...

5FM up for international radio award

Readers of AllAccess.com nominated 5FM for a Worldwide Radio Summit Award in the category of 'Influential international radio station'. The only South African radio station nominated, it competes against BBC Radio 1 (UK), NRJ (France), Triple J (Australia) and Xfm (UK) for the honour. Nominations...

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