Vega expands, upgrades JHB campus

Vega School's Johannesburg campus in Bordeaux recently underwent a renovation and expansion. Vega intends on upgrading classrooms, learning centres, and communal spaces throughout the year.

15 Sep 2017

BBC Worldwide seals deal with Kwesè TV

BBC Worldwide announced that it has completed its first sales deal with pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV. The deal formulates a mixed-genre package that will air across 17 African markets on Kwesè branded channels. The deal comes after a recent launch of BBC Worldwide's global pre-school...

14 Sep 2017

World Press Exhibition, Docufest Africa in KZN

The World Press Photo Exhibition 2017 recently touched down in Durban in preparation for the Hilton Arts Festival, which is to take place from 15-17 September 2017. It is the first time in almost 20 years that the exhibition has made an appearance in KwaZulu-Natal. DocuFest Africa is to...

12 Sep 2017

Khalo Matabane's The Number debuts at 42nd TIFF

Khalo Matabane's The Number made its premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada. The film is based on Jonny Steinberg's nonfiction book, The Number and was filmed in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Matabane presented the film alongside lead actors Mothusi Magano, Presley...

12 Sep 2017

Xolani Gwala announces reason for absenteeism

702's Xolani Gwala recently let audiences know that his absence for the last few weeks has been due to medical reasons. The radio station aired a voice message from Gwala stating the reason for his absence. He further went on to thank his concerned listeners in the message and reported that...

8 Sep 2017

Sunday Times motoring supplement moves to lifestyle section

Tiso Blackstar Group has decided to include the Sunday Times Motoring supplement in the Sunday Times Lifestyle section of the weekly newspaper. Beforehand, the Sunday Times Motoring supplement was aimed towards the subscriber base of the newspaper but will now be included in the total print run with...

5 Sep 2017

Office of the Deputy President releases statement regarding reports

The office of the Deputy President has released a statement, indicating that it is aware of the recent social media messages regarding claims about Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal life. Ramaphosa is expected to release a detailed statement on the allegations contained in the...

4 Sep 2017

Epica Awards now open for entries

The Epica Awards 2017 is officially open for entries until 30 September. This year's awards comprise two new categories and a jury that is expanded. The event is to take place at the Meistersaal in Berlin on 16 November.

31 Aug 2017

Right2Know presses for SABC editorial independence

Right2Know (R2K) made an appearance at public hearings in three provinces and thereafter submitted a formal document that outlines its key concerns and recommendations regarding the current SABC Editorial Review Process. Some of the key concerns and recommendations of R2K is the readjustment of...

31 Aug 2017

Oh Happy Day awarded top wedding planner

Oh Happy Day has won the Top Wedding Planner Award at South Africa's Top Vendor Wedding Awards this year. The awards are held annually in Cape Town and the event was hosted by Forum Embassy Hill this year. Winners for the awards are voted for by the public.

31 Aug 2017

Media24 accomplishes growth in e-commerce, digital media

The media and e-commerce businesses of Media24 brought about a double-digit growth in the past year. The company passed on the news to its shareholders at the Welkom Yizani annual general meeting (AGM) in Cape Town on 28 August 2017. 24.com, Media24's digital media division, grew monthly by...

31 Aug 2017

Showmax is now compatible with Xbox One

The Showmax app is now compatible with the Xbox One console and is available for purchase in the Xbox Store. The Showmax app was also recently added to the DStv Explora and Android TV platforms.

29 Aug 2017

SABC TV Licences renew online services

SABC TV Licences division has recommenced its online payment service via its website www.tvlic.co.za after its www.paymytv.co.za website has been discontinued. The www.tvlic.co.za website is upgraded for usage from any type of device....

28 Aug 2017

Colenso, Clemenger Grand Prix of the Year winners

AD Stars has awarded Colenso BBDO in Auckland and Clemenger BBBO in Melbourne its 2017 Grand Prix of the Year winners. Colenso BBDO won the award for its programme that encourages empty nesters to find suitable replacements with adopted dogs. Clemenger BBDO won the award for a car accident...

28 Aug 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

South Africa Booksellers' Choice Award announces winner

Trevor Noah's Born a Crime and Other Stories was selected as the winner of the South Africa Booksellers' Choice Award on 22 August. Noah's book beat out five other candidates for the award. The awards took place at the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel in Durban.

23 Aug 2017

WPP obtains Design Bridge

WPP has acquired Design Bridge. WPP's decision to acquire the brand design agency is part of its strategy of investing in particular sectors and markets which will further strengthen its capabilities in branding and identity.

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

Centre for Human Rights commends High Court judgement

The Centre for Human Rights commended the High Court of South Africa's decision to require Jon Qwelane to apologise for hateful speech towards the LGBT community. The judgement was handed out last week and the court has given Qwelane 30 days within to apologise.

22 Aug 2017

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs TV series coming soon

The yet-to-be-premiered television series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is to hit screens on 26 August at 8.55 CAT on Boomerang. The television series is to be based on Sony Pictures Animation's 2009 animation film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

22 Aug 2017

Mundipharma extends MC sponsorship

Following its initial partnership, Mundipharma and Manchester City football club have entered a new global partnership. As part of the partnership agreement, the Manchester City football uniform and kit will feature Betadine logos in addition to the supply of Betadine treatments for the...

22 Aug 2017

MultiChoice renames DStv package

MultiChoice renamed its DStv Extra package to DStv Compact Plus. The change in name will remove confusion between the Extra package and the company's XtraView service.

22 Aug 2017

One Show 2018 second entry period now open

The second quarter entry period of The One Show 2018 opened on 22 August 2017. The awards competition's second quarter entry period deadline is on 19 September 2017.

22 Aug 2017

Vox provides sponsorship to Damage Control

Vox has come onboard as sponsors of Damage Control, a third-ranked Counter Strike Global Offensive South African gaming team. As part of the sponsorship agreement, each of the team members will receive a 12-month sponsored 100Mb link, as well as connectivity. The sponsorship also provides for a...

18 Aug 2017

IAB SA sets criteria, asks members for 2018 Bookmarks jury panel nomination

IAB SA has started collating the jury panel for the 2018 Bookmark Awards and is calling on members to nominate judges. Members will have to consider the following criteria when making a nomination: •Judges must be available for judging in January and February 2018. •Judge panel must be...

18 Aug 2017

Smirnoff welcomes non-gendered, fight against the system categories at 2017 MTV VMAs

As a lead sponsor of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), Smirnoff has welcomed MTV's decision to do away with gendering categories in addition to the introduction of the best fight against the system award. This year, for the first time, male and female musicians will be competing for the artist...

18 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

39th annual Loerie Awards judging creative excellence is underway

The 39th annual Loerie Awards kicked off this week and judging is underway. The 200 plus judges evaluate ideas and campaigns from Africa and the Middle East. Loeries this year opted to reward work that recognises who we are as humans by evaluating creativity. The judges will be judging...

16 Aug 2017

Sanef, BLF back at it

News24 reports that the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg will hear arguments for and against Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama. The South African National Editors Forum wants Mngxitama arrested and jailed for 90 days if he is found to be in contempt of court and if he afterwards...

8 Aug 2017

Marius Roberts leads discovery into Goodyear

TV personality and motoring journalist Marius Roberts will be leading viewers on a discovery into the Goodyear Innovation Centre in Luxembourg in his new show, Goodyear: A true test of tyre. Roberts will also be showing off his time on the track and share his visit to the Goodyear Tyre Testing...

7 Aug 2017

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