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Pens Behaving Badly hits online shelves

Sunday Times Books has published 'Pens Behaving Badly', a selection of the best of Paige Nick's comedic Sunday Times columns and the wacky responses from readers. Nick is an award-winning copywriter, columnist and author of two novels, 'A Million Miles from Normal' and 'This Way Up'. It is available...

Workshop on how to publish your book on Kindle

Join popular newspaper columnist and life counsellor, Rod Smith and self-publisher Val Waldeck on Saturday 12 July at the German Club in Westville. A morning workshop will cover all elements. The fee for the workshop is R250 per person. For bookings phone Shirley Williams on document.write('' +...

Emilie Gambade new editor of Elle SA

Emilie Gambade, currently managing editor of Marie Claire, fashion editor for the Daily Maverick and regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian, has been appointed the editor of Elle South Africa as from 1 July 2014. Publisher of Elle and director of Isiko Media, Gisèle Wertheim Aymés,...

Science voices 2014 - Call for entry

Interested in learning how to write about your research for a popular audience and getting published in the Mail & Guardian? We are looking for master's and doctoral candidates at South African universities who want to work with the M&G's science editor, Sarah Wild, to have their writing...

Sunday Times features relaunched Lifestyle supplement

This Sunday, 6 April 2014, the Sunday Times relaunches its Lifestyle Supplement with a sassier, more provocative take on South African culture. Award-winning journalist, Carlos Amato, promises to inject new life as editor of the re-vamped supplement, which is published weekly with the Sunday...

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...

Student Zone, self-help tool for tertiary students launched by Oxford Press

Oxford University Press Southern Africa has launched a self-help resource called Student Zone, which is a central point where students, using a prescribed Oxford textbook, can find tools that have been developed to inform and assist them with studying, exams and preparation. Students are able to...

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

New look for commuter publication

The Metrorail's weekly commuter newspaper, MyLine, has had a refresh from communications agency Mikateko Media. Distributed to 80,000 Metrorail commuters across Cape Town and its surrounds, the publication sheds its tabloid newspaper identity for a contemporary, magazine look and feel. "The new...

Sunday Times launches second FoodWeekly cookbook

Following the success of the first FoodWeekly cookbook, Sunday Times has launched a follow-up edition featuring the wide selection of popular recipes published in its food supplements during 2013. The 214-page compilation is arranged into 16 chapters, with themes that include recipes for breakfast,...

20 years of DIY celebrated at Home Handyman

Celebrating 20 years of publishing DIY, Home Handyman has an array of prizes for new subscribers to mark the occasion. Launched in November 1993 by the Platinum Publications/Primedia Magazines' stable, it has been published by the independent Home Handyman Publishing company for the past 13 years....

IGN Africa launches with local, international content

Ziff Davis International has partnered with Instance Media, the publisher of South Africa's games magazine, NAG and owner of the annual rAge Expo, to publish IGN Africa. Michael James, who will also lead commercial representation for the brand in the region, heads the latest IGN local edition....

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...

Pica Awards extends early bird entry date

The 2013 MPASA Pica Awards have extended the early bird entry date to 29 August. PICA project manager Melony Boucher has been overwhelmed by the number of calls from editors, publishers and businesses managers alike, all requesting an extension to the early bird deadline. For the latest update,...

Entrepreneur offers sage advice from trenches in new book

Cape Town based Brian Mawdsley, who has started and run his own business, failed and started again, has taken all of his successes and failures from years of trial and error and turned them into advice for the next generation of businesspeople. In his new book, 'What It Takes: A Success Handbook'...

SAFREA member scoops silver at Tabbie Awards

The 2013 Tabbie* Awards, which featured nearly 500 entries, with nominations coming from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Lebanon, Singapore and South Africa, saw Miriam Mannak, a SAFREA** member, win a Silver for Leadership magazine. The story, 'Sleeping with their enemy?' had...

Koos Barnard to edit SA Jagter/SA Hunter

Koos Barnard is the new editor of SA Jagter/SA Hunter, a Media 24 publication, following the retirement of founding editor André van Dyk at the end of February 2013. Barnard is currently a contributing editor to Man Magnum and is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on hunting, hunting...

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...

First book overview of Marikana

The first book giving an overview of the Marikana tragedy will be launched simultaneously in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Thursday, 6 December 2012. Entitled, 'Marikana: a view from the mountain and a case to case to answer,' by Peter Alexander, Thapelo Lekgowa, Botsang Mmope, Luke Sinwell and...

Book now for PICA gala awards dinner

Booking is now open for the PICA gala awards dinner being held at Emperors Palace on 15 November 2012. MC for the night is Katlego Maboe, the latest star on South Africa's media landscape. Guests wishing to stay overnight can take advantage of the special PICA guest hotel rates. For more, go to...

Grazia SA in stores today

Grazia South Africa, a fashion and news weekly magazine, is now available in stores. It is set to change the face of women's magazines. Danielle Weakley, editor of the magazine, says: "We have been looking forward to this day since the official launch of the publication by Media24 on Thursday 15...

Entrepreneurs' competition in Innov8t

Innov8t magazine has launched its Innov8tor of the Month competition, which encourages entrepreneurs who've been in business less than seven years to enter their innovative methods to grow and sustain their businesses. Prizes include a full feature in the magazine profiling the winner's business, a...

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