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SANEF presents Media Freedom Day

The SA National Editors Forum (SANEF) and Wits Journalism will run a Media Freedom Day celebration/Black Wednesday commemoration, under the theme 'Enhancing Media Freedom in Africa'. It will also launch the State of the Newsroom, SA 2014. The event will be held on 17 October 2014 at the Media24...

New TVC for Painblok

AIR Films has produced a 20-second commercial for Y&R South Africa's client Painblok emphasising the nature of headaches by harnessing the power of symbolism to communicate its intrinsic qualities. The TVC opens with an office worker determinedly sitting at his desk, struggling to concentrate...

Farm Film and Rob Payton launch WeShootFood

Rob Payton, a Cape Town based Food with Performance director has teamed up with Farm Film in a new venture. Rob's global experience in shooting food and the Farm's international track record are a superb recipe for success. The idea is a simple one: We do what the sign above the shop says. Allow...

Last minute cancellation of Rory Sutherland at Digital Edge Live

A last minute cancellation of an Air France flight to Johannesburg, has unfortunately stranded Rory Sutherland, one of the key note speakers at today's Nedbank Digital Edge Live event. Loki Magerman, The Digital Edge Live spokesperson, confirmed that as soon as the team was notified of the...

Riverbed Technology expands security, adds Microsoft Azure capabilities

Riverbed Technology has announced that it has expanded security, adding Microsoft Azure capabilities to its SteelApp Traffic Manager, a virtual application delivery controller (ADC). As companies evolve toward the hybrid enterprise model, with private assets on-premises and public services in the...

Top ceramicist to talk at CCDI meeting

Craft producers and designers are invited to attend the free monthly sector meeting of the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) on Wednesday 1 October. Ceramist Andile Dyalvane will discuss the multiple collaborative projects he has been involved in for the past six years - from working with fellow...

Migrate Magazine call for advertisers

The official magazine for the Loeries, Migrate Magazine, has issued a call for advertisers for its 20th edition. The magazine is a source of inspiration to all creative minds involved in brand communication, advertising, design, architecture & interior design and experiential media. The Loeries...

Braai Map features SA's ultimate outdoor braai spots

Drive South Africa has launched an interactive map with the best outdoor braai spots in South Africa. Discover Mzansi's magical braai spots by clicking on one of the 80+ pins featured on the map across South Africa. Each pin provides information about the braai spots such as: Location and...

Trafrica is mobile advertising representative for Gumtree

Gumtree has appointed Trafrica as its mobile advertising partner to promote the online classifieds website, described as the largest in South Africa. Trafrica has a core focus on premium mobile media planning and buying. "As we can see from the latest Effective Measures results, Gumtree draws close...

Judging begins for 2014 Assegai Awards

Judging for the 2014 Assegai Awards begins on Tuesday 30 September when the panel of approximately 40 experienced industry representatives will be sitting down to evaluate the work submitted. The second stage of the judging will take place on Tuesday 7 October, when the panel will look at the chosen...

New TLC on-air promo features South African fans

TLC Entertainment will be launching new on-air programming campaign, featuring some of its most successful and talked about programming. OMG TLC will run on weekdays from 9:50-11:40pm starting Monday 6 October 2014 and will feature a mixture of new and popular TLC Entertainment series.

New South African braai magazine - Tjop&dop

Panorama Media Corp is launching a braai magazine, Tjop&dop, a quarterly magazine will feature gadget guides, entertainment ideas, recipes, expert tips on having the perfect braai and the low down on the best dop that goes with your tjop. In the launch issue, South African celebrities and sport...

Adams & Adams Young Creatives Award 2014

This year's Adams & Adams Young Creatives Award recipients were Matthew Pullen, Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town and Freda Raubenheimer, Art Director at Joe Public. They each received a gold Loerie and a trip to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, courtesy of Adams &...

Banzi Kasana awarded Loeries Creative Future Scholarship

Banzi Kasana of SACS High School in Newlands Cape Town is the recipient of the 2014 Creative Future Scholarship. The scholarship covers everything to assist the student - fees, study materials, accommodation, living and travel expenses. The scholarship also offers mentorship, internship and...

The Times launches Media & Marketing page

On Friday 19 September, The Times newspaper will launch the first edition of its weekly Media & Marketing page, which will deliver a #ToThePoint read. The Media & Marketing will feature: On the Line: A column from one of South Africa's sharpest minds Viewpoints: Real perspectives from real...

Paul Hinch to judge communication design category at Loeries

Paul Hinch, creative partner at design and branding agency Grid, has been selected as a judge at the upcoming Loeries Awards, South Africa's premier showcase of advertising and communication industry creativity. Hinch will judge work in the communication design category. He is a previous...

First conference for Romance Writers of South Africa

Romance Writers of South Africa will hold its first conference on 25-26 October 2014 in Melrose, Johannesburg. The speakers will feature guest speakers, panel discussions, writing workshops and a gala dinner. Authors will also have the opportunity to pitch their unpublished manuscripts to editors...

Awards evening recognises Annual Deciduous Fruit industry winners

The annual South African Deciduous Fruit Industry Awards have been announced at a gala evening held on 13 September 2014 at the Cape Sun in Cape Town. The Izethelo Media Reporting Award 2014 was awarded to Foodnews in London UK for its regular articles of interest on the international deciduous...

Fairlady Bride now available

The annual issue of Fairlady Bride is now available at CNA, Checkers, Exclusive Books, Pick n Pay and Spar. This year, the publishers have teamed up with Just Say Yes, a new online brand, to run a Couple of the Year competition, with prizes to the value of R74,500. The content ranges from the best...

Entry date for Assegai Awards extended

The entry date for 2014 Assegai Awards is extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. The Assegai Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 6 November at the Museum of African Design, Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. For more information, go to www.assegaiawards.co.za....

SABC... One interview, two Zuma wives...trouble

According to Mail & Guardian, two of Zuma's wives turned up for the same interview at the SABC... and that's when it started... War of Zuma wives at SABC studios.... It could have been worse - just suppose they had all turned up... Still at the SABC, according to Channel24, a naughty...

Learning from Cannes Lions breakfast features SA judges

The 'Learning from Cannes Lions' breakfast, featuring South African Cannes Lions judges, Brett Morris (Outdoor), Marina O'Kelley (Radio) and Kirk Gainsford (Film), will take place on 2 October at 8:30am at Ster-Kinekor Cedar Square in Johannesburg and livestreamed to Ster-Kinekor Cavendish in Cape...

TLC running campaign for Idols

The new TLC campaign urges Idols X fans to #makeyourexcuse to stay home on a Sunday night to watch Idols South Africa's 10th season, on Mzansi Magic and M-Net. "TLC offers mass reach when it comes to generating awareness and engaging consumers. This campaign - packed full of fun excuses for...

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...

Native VML takes Pernod Ricard SA into social media

Following the launch of its updated website, Pernod Ricard South Africa has partnered with Native VML in order to further increase brand awareness and communicate company and brand messages through social media. This will develop some interesting content that will take followers on a journey of...

Entries closing for the SAB Environmental Media Awards 2014

The South African Breweries (SAB) would like to remind entrants and potential entrants that entries for the SAB Environmental Media and Environmentalist of the Year Awards 2014 will close at 5pm, this Friday, 5 September. Entrants should submit work produced between 1 September 2013 and 31 August...

eTV audience gets memento of Kasi Tours

Audiences at e.tv's Kasi Tours get a personal photograph with their favourite e.tv star through Glamcam, which has been incorporated into the activations as a platform offering viewers an opportunity to interact with the brand. This year, the e.tv Kasi Tour, together with Glamcam, will be...

Zapiro Democrazy Exhibition

Selected from his most recent book, Democrazy (published by Jacana), Zapiro (aka Jonathan Shapiro) will exhibit 40 of his graphics at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town from 29 September 2014. The exhibition describes - with fearless determination and precise clarity - a South Africa that, he writes, "was...

Swahili channel opens on StarSat

StarSat satellite Pay-TV platform has launched a Swahili entertainment channel, (channel 450), targeted at Swahili speaking people who live in South Africa and want to watch East African content. Its line-up of drama movies, music, comedy, celebrity news, events, art shows, Swahili cultural wedding...

Power 98.7 and Capricorn FM move from Mediamark

MSG Afrika Group has established a media sales house, MSG Group Sales, which will become the new sales house for Power 98.7 and Capricorn FM, with effect from 1 September 2014. Msizi Mazibuko, currently head of marketing at Power 98.7, will lead MSG Group Sales. She was previously Business Unit...

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