Ad Stars Awards 2018 entries are now open

The 11th Ad Stars Awards is calling for agencies, creatives, production companies, students, and advertising enthusiasts from all over the globe to submit their entries before 15 May 2018. Entries are open for the following 17 categories: film, print, outdoor, radio/audio, design, interactive,...

1 day ago

Listeners to vote for their favourite radio station at Liberty Radio Awards

The 2018 Liberty Radio Awards' My Station category will have its winner decided by listeners as opposed to a panel of radio and media specialists. The category consists of two sections for deciding a winner. The first section is the station that generates the most votes and the second section is...

2 days ago

Eddie & Ozzie Awards entries are now open

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards is now open for entries until 4 May 2018. Digital, print, content marketing, social media, videos, apps and other forms of content are all eligible for entry. Click here to enter....

13 Mar 2018

Spotify will finally be available in SA

Suspicions have been confirmed as Spotify announced that the music streaming service will launch in South Africa on 13 March 2018. SA is set to be the first African country to have the service. Spotify offers a choice between an ongoing free ad-supported music service and a fully featured,...

12 Mar 2018

Accessing of journalist's phone records enrages R2K campaign

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has issued a statement saying that the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (Rica) needs to be completely overhauled following the surveillance accessing of journalist Athandiwe Saba's phone records. The...

12 Mar 2018

FCJ Excellence Awards entries are now open

The Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) has announced that entries for the 2018 FCJ Excellence Awards are now open.The FCJ Excellence Awards is open to any permanent editorial staff member working for a local or community print newspaper in South Africa. The competition covers the period 1...

9 Mar 2018

Icasa introduces Consumer Advisory Panel

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will be launching the Consumer Advisory Panel (Cap) to advise it on consumer-related issues within broadcasting, telecommunications, and postal services. Cap will also connect with consumers to establish a better understanding of...

8 Mar 2018

Rooibos makes appearance in Marvel Comics

Rooibos tea has made its way to the Marvel universe by appearing in the most recent edition of She-Hulk. The tea made its appearance when Jennifer Walters - or She-Hulk - gets offered Rooibos tea to calm her down. The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) reports that global consumption of Rooibos is at...

6 Mar 2018

Tumi Morake to leave Jacaranda FM breakfast show

Tumi Morake has announced that she will no longer co-host Jacaranda FM's breakfast show. Morake will officially leave the show on 9 March 2018. The show will continue on with Martin Bester, Liesl Laurie, and Elma Smit. Morake's future plans include co-writing a film with her husband; continuing...

28 Feb 2018

Martha Stewart to receive Folio's Lifetime Empowerment and Achievement award

Folio will present the founder and CEO of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart, with the Lifetime Empowerment and Achievement award at the The Folio: Top Women in Media Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 7 June 2018. Folio will also induct its 2018 class...

28 Feb 2018

The Jornal do Brasil makes print comeback

Brazilian news publication The Jornal do Brasil has opted to return to print after eight years of exclusively digital production. The newspaper reported that it sold 40,000 copies in a few hours on the day of its return. The print edition was initially scrapped in 2010 due to a claim by The...

27 Feb 2018

The seventh Cape Town Animation Festival is around the corner

The seventh Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) will take place from 2-4 March 2018 at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. The CTIAF is presented by Animation SA and is suitable for all ages. The festival will host live drawing classes, business-to-business sessions,...

26 Feb 2018

Anant Singh wins Silver Bear prize

Anant Singh's Museo has won the Silver Bear prize for Best Screenplay at the 68th Berlin Film Festival. The screenplay follows the story of two school drop-outs that commit a heist in Mexico and is based on a true story. It was written by Manuel Alcalá and Alonso Ruizpalacios and will be...

26 Feb 2018

Reminder to enter Ciclope Africa 2018

Ciclope's first ever Africa regional leg will be hosted on 10 April 2018 at the Zeitz Mocca Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town. Ciclope is an international festival that focuses on recognising and rewarding craft in moving image. Applicants can enter their submissions through the...

23 Feb 2018

LFP Training is Vodacom Blue Bulls' new sponsor

Vodacom Blue Bulls has welcomed LFP Training as its new official sponsor. The announcement of the sponsorship was announced at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on 22 February 2018. Vodacom Blue Bulls will now sport LFP Training's logo on its kit.

23 Feb 2018

TCM's line-up update results in increased viewership

TCM has recorded a viewership increase of 300% since introducing a new line-up of films like Rush Hour 3, Underworld, I Am Legend, Blood Diamond, Mad Max, and 300. AG Nielsen South Africa's TAMs also indicated that the channel has been placed as one the top five go-to movie channels in South Africa....

21 Feb 2018

BBDO to sell I Get Paid For This items at Design Indaba

BBDO's I Get Paid For This project will sell its apparel at Design Indaba in an effort to raise funds for the MAL Foundation-driven Seed Library Initiative. Members of BBDO's creative staff design apparel that is sold in proceed of the development of the Seed library programme. More than nine...

21 Feb 2018

Kagiso Media to sponsor water well at CT school

Kagiso Media will sponsor the first water well at a school in the Western Cape as part of Jacaranda FM's second Project Waterdrop #CC4CT (Capital City for Cape Town). The aim is to create a more permanent, sustainable solution to the water crisis in the region. Content hosted by

21 Feb 2018

BBC News enters VR with documentary series

BBC News has entered the world of virtual reality (VR) with the launch of its two-part VR documentary Damming the Nile. The BBC News and the BBC VR Hub produced the documentary, which includes a half-hour programme on BBC World News and a radio documentary on BBC World Service, as well as video and...

21 Feb 2018

Imbizo to highlight issues with Copyright Bill

The SA Copyright Alliance and the University of Pretoria's Centre for IP Law will hold a special Creative Industry Imbizo at the Musaion Theatre at the University of Pretoria on 24 February 2018. The imbizo is aimed at raising awareness of the issues posed by the Copyright Amendment Bill for...

21 Feb 2018

SABC's Virtual Academy to assist learners in five critical subjects

SABC Education recently unveiled its SABC Education Virtual Academy (SEVA), which is aimed at equipping learners with additional resources in five critical learning areas. SEVA will make video lessons, flash cards, notes and online assignments in mathematics, accounting, English, physical and life...

20 Feb 2018

Caxton to pay Competition Commission's admin penalty

Caxton has announced that it will not contest the Competition Commission ruling on its commission system and will pay the administrative penalty set out. Caxton also indicated that it would also contribute a sum towards a bursary and development fund for previously disadvantaged persons in the media...

20 Feb 2018

Icasa invites public to hearings on end-user regulations

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will hold a series of public hearings on the published second draft of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter Regulations at its head office in Sandton, Johannesburg from 1-2 March 2018. The regulations are aimed at protecting the...

20 Feb 2018

Lisbon Awards Group creates Lisbon Health International Festival

The Lisbon Awards Group has developed the Lisbon Health International Festival; a new worldwide advertising festival that is devoted to communication, advertising, and design in the health sector. The festival is a by-product of the Lisbon International Advertising Festival and aims to award the...

20 Feb 2018

Safrea releases 2017/2018 media industry rates survey

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (Safrea) has released the 2017/2018 SA freelance media industry and rates survey and is now live. The survey serves as a tool to gather relevant information on the sector and to assess current rates trends. The survey will take approximately...

19 Feb 2018

Wits Business School to host Emerging Markets Conference

Wits Business School (WBS) will be hosting the annual Emerging Markets Conference Board (EMCB) this year from 4-7 April. Well-respected faculty from all over globe will speak at the conference. The doctoral colloquium on 4 and 5 April will precede the conference on 6 and 7 April. The EMCB is a...

19 Feb 2018

R2K rebuffs Inxeba reclassification by Film and Publication Board

The Film and Publication Board's (FPB) X18 reclassification of Inxeba has been opposed by the Right2Know Campaign (R2K). The campaign deems the reclassification as a violation of the constitutional right to freedom of expression for the LGBTIQ community. The X18 classification contains elements...

19 Feb 2018

Free entry to Design Indaba on open night

The entry for the first night of the Design Indaba Festival 2018 will be free of charge. Attendees will get to experience music, performance, exhibitions, installations, and food on the first evening. The event takes place at the Artscape Piazza on 21 February 2018.

15 Feb 2018

Discovery Channel renews Don't Stop Wondering Award

Discovery Channel, in partnership with the Jozi Film Festival, has opted to return its 'Discovery Channel Don't Stop Wondering Award' for 2018 after receiving over 200 entries for the award in 2017. The award calls for two to five-minute documentary filmmakers in Africa that demonstrate/celebrate...

15 Feb 2018

WPP's Geometry unveils new brand identity

Geometry has launched a new brand identity, which includes a new logo, monogram, and website. WPP's omnichannel brand experience agency created its new brand identity in-house in Hamburg, Germany. The new colour palette and a set of symbols are aimed at representing diverse disciplines and...

14 Feb 2018

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