SABC joins Oliver Tambo statue unveiling

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is to partake in the revealing of the life-size statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo at OR Tambo International Airport on Thursday, 19 October 2017. The event forms part of the build-up to the centenary celebration that will take place on 27 October...

3 days ago

SA's 2017 South African Literary Awards shortlist

Twenty-eight South African authors and poets have been shortlisted for the 2017 South African Literary Awards shortlist. The event this year marks the first time the !Xun and !Kun languages have been shortlisted. The awards is to take place at Kgorong Building, UNISA in Pretoria on 7 November...

3 days ago

SA film industry up for International Emmys hat-trick

The South African film industry has the opportunity to be handed three International Emmys awards. Revolting Rhymes has been nominated in the animation category at the International Emmy Kids Awards, while Disney Cookabout is nominated for the non-scripted entertainment award and Is'thunzi's...

18 Oct 2017

R2K to hold media freedom panel discussion on Black Wednesday

Right2Know (R2K) Western Cape will be hosting a panel discussion on media freedom in commemoration of Black Wednesday at the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The panel discussion is being held in partnership with AIDC, AmaBhungane, and Worker's World Media Production. Forty years after...

18 Oct 2017

Turner Africa sponsors AAN's Animation Village

Turner Africa is sponsoring African Animation Network's (AAN) Animation Village at the 2017 DISCOP Trade Fair, that will be held in Johannesburg. Turner's sponsorship is expected to boost AAN's efforts to develop animation talent in Africa by leading several activities that will be hosted at...

16 Oct 2017

WGSN Futures Summit to be held in CT

The World's Global Style Network (WGSN) will be presenting the Futures Summit at the Inner-City Ideas Cartel in Cape Town on 9 November 2017. The WGSN Futures Summit is intended to gather international trend and industry leaders to share forecasts and insights that will enable local businesses to...

16 Oct 2017

BrandsEye addresses House of Lords Committee

BrandsEye has addressed a House of Lords Select Committee in the UK Parliament regarding political polling and digital media. The company's CEO JP Kloppers told the committee that mining opinion on social media is a great supplement to traditional polling techniques. BrandsEye has in the past...

13 Oct 2017

IAB supports free access to online information

IAB SA is supporting the launch of the issue paper addressing perspectives on universal free access to online information in South Africa. The Free public Wi-Fi and Zero-Rated content issue paper was prepared for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) with the assistance of Applied Law...

11 Oct 2017

Vuma reinvigorates brand

Vuma Reputation Management has refreshed its brand with a contemporary African look. The new-look is part of the company's plan to grow its presence in Africa.

10 Oct 2017

BBC.com unveils BBC Designed

BBC.com has expanded its online presence by introducing BBC Designed, a luxury section on the broadcasting company's website. The section was developed in response to a growing audience with a commercial interest in content that centres around the luxury sector. BBC Designed will focus on...

4 Oct 2017

Hubble to expand Uber in-vehicle entertainment

Since its launch in September 2016, Hubble has supplied 500 screens in South Africa and recently launched 200 screens in the Ukraine. Hubble will also be launching the entertainment screens in Uber vehicles in Dubai and Kenya soon. The platform offers video and interactive content in a captive...

3 Oct 2017

Xolani Gwala diagnosed with cancer

Talk Radio 702's Xolani Gwala has confirmed in an on-air interview with Stephen Grootes that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Gwala has stated that the cancer is 'advanced'. He has already had a tumour removed and will be starting chemotherapy next week. Read more here....

29 Sep 2017

Highbury Media to handle Ramsay Media

According to Highbury Media, the company will take over Ramsay Media along with Getaway, Leisure Wheels, Popular Mechanics and Car magazines. The takeover is effective 2 October 2017. Click here to read more....

28 Sep 2017

IAS launches M&A division

The Independent Agency Search & Selection company (IAS) has officially launched its new mergers and acquisition consulting division (IAS M&A). The role of the IAS is to set up suitable introductions, consider the best type of transaction, and to negotiate the initial phases with interested parties....

27 Sep 2017

Hectic Nine-9 turns 10

Monday, 2 October 2017 marks the 10th year of Hectic Nine-9 airing on SABC2. The milestone will be celebrated on the day by revealing a new set. The celebration will host friends, fans and old presenters along with live performances from local artists.

26 Sep 2017

Thjnk wins agency of the year award

Thjnk has won the 'Red Dot: Agency of the Year' award at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017. The award goes to an agency that wins over the jury on a constant basis with excellent design achievements. The achievement will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala in Berlin, Germany on 27...

26 Sep 2017

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

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