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PR Net: Chris Roper, M&G editor on online vs print

Chris Roper made the shift from online editor of Mail & Guardian to editor in chief. He will speak to PR-Net about how news gathering and editing has changed and, in particular, if and how his thinking has morphed in this new position. Our venue for this lunch session is Sappi's Braamfontein...

Live 3-D printing demo today in Cape Town

A seminar and live 3-D printing demo takes place today, 5 March 2014, at the Guild, The Lookout V&A Waterfront, Cape Town from 11am to 5:40pm. Dr Michaella Janse van Vuuren, founder of the Agents of the 3D Revolution, says she founded the organisation to make sure that no one is left behind in what...

New learners join Point 2014 Learnership Programme

Tshepo Sensosi, Tshego Mmahlatji and Siphokazi Vice have been selected as the three new interns to join the Point Learnership Programme for 2014. The learnership programme was launched in 2013 as a platform to teach learners the intricacies of printing, the print management process and how to best...

Ads24 replaces printed rate cards with InfoLab

Ads24 has introduced a new tool, InfoLab, to replace the old printed rate cards that are no longer available. It is a browser based widget solution, accessed directly in browser windows from PCs, laptops or tablets. It offers a number of benefits to registered users, who can search by publication or...

New ad campaign for StarSat

A new ad campaign is being rolled out now on TV, print, radio, online and OOH is a result of a collaborative brainstorming session between StarSat and ad agency Shift Joe Public. The hot air balloon ad, 'Change your View', features the townspeople of Clarens, taking to the skies, to promote the new...

20 years of DIY celebrated at Home Handyman

Celebrating 20 years of publishing DIY, Home Handyman has an array of prizes for new subscribers to mark the occasion. Launched in November 1993 by the Platinum Publications/Primedia Magazines' stable, it has been published by the independent Home Handyman Publishing company for the past 13 years....

Ricoh leads in 2013 Magic Quadrant

For the fourth year in succession, Gartner has made Ricoh a leader in its 2013 Magic Quadrant report for Managed Print Services. The company was also recently named a leader in Worldwide Managed Print Services (MPS), according to the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document...

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

ISO Certification for Paarl Media

The SABS has awarded Paarl Media KwaZulu-Natal ISO 9001:2008 accreditation - the international standard for quality management systems (QMS). The audit was based on its site, functions, products, services and processes. The QMS requirements are underpinned by eight management principles: a customer...

Point wins Unilever's Enterprise Service Excellence Award

At an awards evening, held late last week, Point, an African print procurement company, received the Enterprise Service Excellence award from Unilever. Through the partnership and exposure to the print company, Unilever have realised the considerable benefits of a print management system across many...

This week's lineup on Media@SAfm show

This Sunday, 22 July 2012, the programme for Ashraf Garda's Media@SAfm show, 9am-11am on 104-107 FM nationwide, will include: A discussion on the Future of Media Conference as it moves to the airwaves. We get feedback on the 'Future of TV' with Chris Botha, the 'Future of Radio' with Gordon...

Point moves to Sandton landmark

Point, a print management solutions company, has moved to the 8th floor of the revamped Fredman Towers, a landmark building in Fredman Drive in the Sandton CBD. With the increase in staff numbers, it became inefficient to work from a virtual office and the decision was made to find head office...

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

Loerie entries close at month end

Entries for all categories of the Loerie Awards close on Tuesday 31 May 2011. Entries from Africa and the Middle East are eligible in the categories television, radio and print, communication design, architecture, interior design, direct marketing, PR communication, non-broadcast video, live events,...

Order online, have printing delivered anywhere in SA

South Africa has been chosen to pilot HP Online Print Service offering globally. This design and print service is available to any business, regardless of where it is situated, as an online service. The concept enables a user either to brief a design or print job or upload print-ready files; choose...

Print outsourcing goes international

Print Outsource International (Point SA), a print management company that opened in 2005, has proved so successful at Unilever that it is now expanding its services to include the Unilever offices in Dubai and Turkey, with a view to possibly expanding to Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and Egypt. The...

Sugar paper encourages sustainability

Sappi's newly launched Masuga paper comprises 90% sugar cane waste and 10% wood fibre, sourced from a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified plantation. It was developed in response to Woolworths' need to use a paper that supports its Good Business Journey goals of protecting the environment and...

Paarl Media Cape's new address

Following its September 2010 merger, Paarl Media Cape has a new address; 10 Freedom Way, Milnerton, 7440 or PO Box 37014, Chempet, 7442. Contact numbers are tel +27 (0)21 550 2500, fax +27 (0)21 870 3800 and email document.write('' + bRev('az;64#&oc;64#&aidemlraap;46#&ofni') +...

TB Media awards open for entry

Entries for the second annual Red Cross/Lilly MDR-TB Partnership TB Media Award have opened for print and online journalism that has provided responsible, accurate and timely information on tuberculosis prevention, research, development and treatment in general circulation media between 1 January...

Eco-friendly 2-sided printing

Océ South Africa has introduced a new line of printing technology to the local market with its Océ VarioPrint 6000 range, which uses one engine to drive two imaging belts simultaneously to print two-sided jobs faster and more reliably, as each sheet only passes through the engine once....

Reminder to enter legal journo awards

Entries for the Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year award close at 5pm on Wednesday, 13 October 2010. The award recognises outstanding work in the field of legal journalism and is open to any journalist reporting on any issue with a legal slant in the print, online or broadcast media in...

Pendoring entries close on Monday

Entries for the sixteenth annual Pendoring Advertising Awards close on Monday, 30 August 2010, at 5pm and no further extension will be given. Go to www.pendoring.co.za for more information....

Entries close today for Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards

Entries close today, Friday 30 July 2010, for Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards for work published or broadcast between 1 May 2009 and 30 April 2010. Entries must be submitted online http://journalist.vodacom.co.za....

HP offers cloud printers

HP announced a full suite of web-empowered e-All-in-One printers for home and business starting at R999. These will reportedly be the first printers able to access web content directly. These printing solutions, designed for the cloud, allow people to print from any email or web-connected device -...

Free e-seminar from Quark

click to enlargeQuark is offering a free e-seminar entitled 'Streamline Production Processes and Increases Profits with Web-to-Print' on 22 June 2010 in two sessions at 4pm and 6pm (South African time). Panellists include Travis Steele, director, web development at American Stationery, and David...

Large format printers from Canon

Canon Europe has recently launched three new imagePROGRAF large format models, the 44-inch iPF8300 and the 24-inch iPF6350 and iPF6300, for professional photographic, proofing and graphic arts markets. According to Prakash Naidoo, product manager at Canon SA, “Key findings in the group's own insight...

Recycled extra white paper from France

Arjowiggins, a French paper manufacturer, has launched Cocoon, a new extra-white FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) 100% recycled range of paper. The range begins with two new products Offset, an uncoated offset paper available in 80 g/m² to 350 g/m² suitable for offset printing and converting and...

International certification for printer

In recognition for Ricoh Europe's conformance with the ISO/NWIP 12647-8 standard, the colour production printer, Pro C900, has been awarded Fogra Validation Printing System certification. "With the tested system, Ricoh has entered the top league in the area of single copy validation printing...

Ince gets cut-sheet digital press

Ince, an integrated communications agency, has received the first iGen4 cut-sheet digital press in South Africa from Bytes Document Solutions, an authorised Xerox distributor. The iGen4 compliments the company's acquisition of XMPIE, which enables the delivery of cross media campaigns. It is...

Pulp, paper wage negotiations successful

Sappi has confirmed that a wage increase agreement has been reached between all parties in the pulp and paper sector during meetings held yesterday, Tuesday, 28 July 2009, at the bargaining council. The parties agreed on a 9% across the board increase on wages and salaries of all employees that fall...

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