Ruda Landman's new book focuses on change

Ruda Landman released her new book, Tell me your story, at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Ilze Salzwedel facilitated a conversation between Landman and Gogo Dineo Ndlanz at the launch of the book in Hyde Park. Landman's book reports on the changes of the people she interviewed for...

1 day ago

R2K wants Sentech to put 15 community radio stations back on the air

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has expressed its unease regarding Sentech's decision to cut the signal of 15 community radio stations because they cannot afford to pay Sentech to carry their broadcasts. R2K has demanded that the state-owned signal distribution company put the stations back on air...

2 days ago

Grand Timepiece picks Jo Black as new brand ambassador

Afrikaans musician Jo Black has been named the new brand ambassador of Grand Timepiece. Black will be featured in Grand Timepiece's new integrated campaign Own Time, which will run across social media, print, and online channels. ...

16 Apr 2018

Daily Maverick website gets new look

The Daily Maverick website has had an upgrade. The website has changed its content management system, server hosting environment, and its front-end experience. The Daily Maverick's logos have been changed as well, which were designed by M&C Saatchi Abel. Click here to check out the new...

16 Apr 2018

WPP chief executive steps down

BBC News reports that head of WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, has stepped down from his position after an internal investigation into claims of personal misconduct. Sorrell was in charge of WPP for 33 years and said that stepping down was in the best interests of the business. The internal...

16 Apr 2018

AFP photojournalists receive World Press Photo awards

Three AFP photojournalists were awarded at the 2018 World Press Photo Awards. Ronaldo Schemidt received the World Press Photo of the Year for his image of a Venezuelan protester turned into a human torch during clashes with riot police. Oli Scarff received the first prize in the Sport Singles...

13 Apr 2018

Nal'ibali supplements now available in Setswana, Xitsonga

Nal'ibali's literacy newspaper supplements will now include editions in Setswana and Xitsonga. The supplements are made possible through a media partnership with Tiso Blackstar, which produced the bilingual newspaper supplements every two weeks during school term time. The material in the...

13 Apr 2018

Sanef asks for concrete evidence in publishing of claims against journos

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has issued a warning regarding the publishing of claims that specific journalists supported the apartheid state's security establishment. Sanef notes that in light of the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, some journalists have been accused of being...

13 Apr 2018

Online advertisers, influencers to obtain license in UAE

The National Media Council in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently announced the passage of the Electronic Media Activity Regulation Resolution 2018. The regulation is a licensing system for any entity that is involved in e-media. The regulation defines e-media as media activity that is...

12 Apr 2018

Wan-Ifra, media organisations rally together to fight misinformation

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) and The World Editors Forum have come together to form the Global Council to Build Trust in Media and Fight Misinformation. Other founding members of the council include the Ethical Journalism Network, the European Broadcasting...

12 Apr 2018

IAS plans to pair procurement, black-owned agencies through 'dating' programme

The first of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company's (IAS) Business Speed Dating Programmes will take place in Johannesburg on 7 June 2018. The programme is aimed at pairing procurement professionals and black-owned agencies, in an effort to offer procurement executives the opportunity...

12 Apr 2018

Tiso Blackstar is giving TimesLive readers a chance to win and donate books

Tiso Blackstar's Play-it-forward campaign, in association with the Nal'iBali reading for enjoyment campaign, is giving TimesLive readers an opportunity to win and donate books to a school, reading club or library of their choice. Each week from 13 April to 22 June 2018, two readers stand the...

11 Apr 2018

South African films open overseas

South African produced films Five Fingers for Marseilles and Nommer 37 have attracted international attention. Michael Matthews' Five Fingers for Marseilles is scheduled to feature in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles from 7 September 2018, before moving to an additional 15 American cities. The...

11 Apr 2018

Erratum: SA Cannes Lions coverage

We published a release that incorrectly stated Bizcommunity would be the only South African media offering direct coverage from Cannes Lions this year. Media accreditation is still open for this year's festival, with other local media such as ididtht.com planning to add to their coverage from the...

10 Apr 2018

Jacaranda FM, Tracker get together for second Off the Beat 'n Track

Jacaranda FM and Tracker will hold the second Off the Beat 'n Track event at the Big Red Barn in Irene on 21 April 2018. The event offers mountain biking courses that range from 2km for children, and 5km, 15km and 35km races for more serious riders. It also offers live performances by Goodluck,...

10 Apr 2018

LIA is now open for entries

The London International Awards (LIA) 2018 is now accepting entries. The early entry deadline is 11 June 2018. Click here to enter.

10 Apr 2018

Audrey D'Angelo dies at age 87

IOL reports that Audrey D'Angelo died on 9 April at the age of 87. D'Angelo was a former Cape Argus, Cape Times, and Business Report journalist. Click here to read more....

10 Apr 2018

Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards adds new categories

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards has had 25 new categories added to its list of categories for 2018. Click here to check out the new categories. The entry deadline is 4 May 2018 and the winners will be announced live at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards Gala on 9 October 2018 at the Hilton...

10 Apr 2018

Djembe Communications is up for two PRWeek Global Awards

Djembe Communications has been shortlisted for two PRWeek Global Awards. The company has also been nominated for Best Campaign in Middle East/Africa and Global Event Activation for its implementation of the annual Innovation Prize for Africa 2017 (IPA) event held in Ghana last year. The PRWeek...

9 Apr 2018

GGA calls for 24-minute pilot proposal

Good Governance Africa is calling for the proposal of a 24-minute TV pilot for sales and promotional purposes, along with a two-minute trailer. The pilot should interpret the meaning of the selected edition in a television documentary that includes appropriate scene-setting, interviews with experts...

6 Apr 2018

PMI's heated tobacco product wins Good Design Award

The Good Design Awards acknowledged the technology and customer-centric design of Philip Morris International's (PMI) heated tobacco product IQOS. Since 1950, the Good Design Awards have been awarding the most innovative industrial, product, and graphic designs. PMI's IQOS device was designed in...

6 Apr 2018

Business Insider SA garners over a million unique visitors

According to Effective Measure, Business Insider South Africa has garnered 1.4 million unique visitors and generated more than 4.2 million page views since its launch earlier this year. The global news platform launched in South Africa in partnership with Media24 and is currently the third...

6 Apr 2018

BASF's Kid's Lab workshops awarded at SciFest

The National Science Festival (SciFest) recently awarded BASF with the Best Exhibition Workshop Presentation accolade along with the first prize for Best Exhibition Workshop. Scifest is an annual initiative, which is supported by the Department of Science and Technology and promotes the public...

6 Apr 2018

Sagarmatha plans to be first MSP in Africa

Sagarmatha Technologies intends on becoming the first multi-sided-platform (MSP) in Africa when it lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The company presents a fully-integrated MSP using 14 different business sectors, some of which are already rolled out. Sagarmatha currently holds...

6 Apr 2018

Kantar TNS, Spark Media gear up for 2019 Roots survey

Kantar TNS will be undertaking the 2019 Roots quantitative survey. The Roots survey is conducted by Spark Media every three years and samples 120 communities across urban South Africa with 27,000 household purchase decision-makers interviewed for 50 minutes. The survey looks into buyers'...

6 Apr 2018

You may now purchase Loeries tickets

Tickets for the 2018 Loeries Creative Week are now available for purchase. There is a range of packages available, including accommodation specials with Tsogo Sun. The 2018 programme will comprise of masterclasses on 16 August 2018, the DStv Seminar on 17 August 2018, and this year's awards will...

5 Apr 2018

Fepe announces first speakers for annual congress

RBS CMO and president of the World Federation of Advertisers David Wheldon, GPO Vallas CEO Gabriel Cedrone, and Science Disrupt co-founder Gemma Milne have all been included in the speaker line-up for the 2018 Fepe International Annual Congress. The Fepe International Annual Congress will be held in...

5 Apr 2018

Tamiko Cuellar to teach women to 'Own Your Brilliance!' on SA tour

In celebration of National Women's Day on 9 August 2018, Pursue Your Purpose founder Tamiko Cuellar will embark on her 'Own Your Brilliance!' Tour in South Africa. The three-city tour will include a series of masterclass workshops along with book signings of Own Your Brilliance! - A Woman's Guide to...

5 Apr 2018

iStarring Cinemas set to launch

iStarring Cinemas is set to launch at Open Workspaces in Maboneng on 6 April 2018. The launch will have an information session with industry insiders on what the South African film industry needs. The information session will also explain how the public can earn a share of 15% per movie ticket...

5 Apr 2018

Coffee Creative Studio nominated for Sports Industry Award

The Sports Industry Awards 2018 has nominated Coffee Creative Studio for the Young Agency of the Year award. Coffee Creative Studio is the only Durban-based agency among the top four nominees. The Sports Industry Awards is considered the most prestigious commercial sports awards in South Africa.

4 Apr 2018

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