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

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

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

Tiso Blackstar unveils a digital daily news edition

Tiso Blackstar Group has released Times Select; a digital 20-minute daily news edition. The newly launched news edition replaces the former print edition of The Times. Times Select will be free to readers on desktop and mobile devices till April this year and thereafter will require a...

1 Feb 2018

The final Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tour

Sunday Times, in association with the JSE, announced the final Sunday Times Leaders on the Move tour of 2017. The tour, which was organised by Tiso Blackstar Events division, creates an opportunity for a group of future business leaders to meet carefully selected directors in business over the...

3 Nov 2017

Tiso Blackstar extends finance section

The personal finance section of Tiso Blackstar, Money, has extended its reach to Sowetan audiences. The finance section will also be available on the SowetanLIVE website. Money launched in Sowetan on 2 November 2017 and is to appear regularly each Thursday thereafter.

3 Nov 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

Die Pos, The Beat join Spark Media

Spark Media has added two local community newspapers to its list of media offerings; Die Pos and The Beat. Both of these publications focus on hyper-local content, creative advertising, and upliftment among the less-privileged communities in the form of various charity initiatives in Limpopo....

13 Jul 2017

Entries for the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards still open

Entries for the 2017 FCJ Excellence Awards, which acknowledges work in local and community print newspapers, is open until 24 April 2017 to any permanent editorial staff member working for a local or community print newspaper in South Africa – entries should cover the period between 1 January 2016...

27 Mar 2017

Brand refresh for Sunday World

The weekend tabloid, Sunday World has undergone a facelift, its first major revamp since the title launched in March 1999. The masthead, fonts, colours and layout design of the print publication have all been updated to reflect the vibrancy of the title and its content.

5 Dec 2016

Media24 launches King William's Town Express

Media24 recently launched the King William's Town Express, a community-based tabloid newspaper which is distributed to 20, 000 homes in King William's Town and Bhiso free of charge, every week. The tabloid's content is community focused and looks at news of interest to the local community. Send...

13 Oct 2016

Caxton awards its top performers

Caxton Publishers & Printers recognises its editorial, sales, advertising, management and support staff at its annual Caxton Excellence Awards. This year, 1500 entries were submitted by staff for consideration with a total prize value of R280,000. Best Free Newspaper (more than 24 pages) went to...

1 Apr 2016

Free Sunday newspaper launches in April

The tame Group will launch the first free Sunday newspaper in Kathorus, East Rand with a 55,000 print run on Sunday 3 April 2016. The Ads24 mass-market newspaper, Kasi on Sunday, will offer advertisers access to Sunday readers, who are relaxed and receptive to messaging. The distribution strategy...

16 Mar 2016

Queenstown Express launched in Eastern Cape

Media24 has launched The Queenstown Express, with an initial print run of 20,000 copies, to serve this centrally located community in the Eastern Cape. It reaches a small population that has not had access to its own free local newspaper. With its radio partnership with VukaniFM community radio...

2 Mar 2016

Great news for Garden Route

The Garden Route has had another great feature added to an already impressive list with its very own edition of The Herald. The Herald, South Africa's oldest and one of its best dailies, is now a growing presence in its sister region, the Southern Cape, with which it has so many close...

19 Nov 2015

Times Media launches property & lifestyle section in Port Elizabeth

Times Media, having successfully launched its property & lifestyle supplement Neighbourhood, in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, will now launch it in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 5 September 2015. Approximately 60% of its content will be specific to the Port Elizabeth region and the balance will highlight...

3 Sep 2015

Ads24 distributes 'The Beat' to media agencies countrywide

Ads24 launched its trade communication, The Beat newspaper, distributing it door to door to media agencies countrywide. The first issue focussed on the mass market, revealing insights into the Kasi consumer and providing advertisers with an understanding of how to target this valuable market....

4 Aug 2015

The Noordwes Gazette changes its name

The local Ads24 title The Noordwes Gazette has changed its name to the Midweek Potchefstroom Herald. The reason was for it to be more local and reflect the focus of the editorial content which is local news for Potchefstroom. Noordwes Gazette suggests the news would be about the entire province and...

21 Jul 2015

The Johannesburg Times launches in SA

A newspaper called The Johannesburg Times has been launched in SA and is dedicated to telling the stories that influence our economy, media, commerce and progress. The Johannesburg Times aims to be a source of news on a variety of categories and pose the questions that will contribute to the...

29 Jun 2015

Lifestyle supplement, Business Class, to close

Times Media is closing the glossy men's lifestyle supplement, Business Class, to allow more focus on its other products in that space, Business Day's Wanted and Sunday Times's newly launched fashion-focused, The Edit. Times Media GM of Marketing, Susan Russell, said that Business Class was "a...

20 Apr 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

Independent Newspapers adds new community print title in Western Cape

Cape Community Newspapers, part of Independent Newspapers, launched its 15th title, the Northern News Kuils River/Brackenfell/ Kraaifontein last week at a function held at the Zevenwacht Wine Estate, attended by advertisers and editorial contacts. The title will be distributed to 52,000 homes in the...

27 Oct 2014

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...

18 Sep 2014

A saga in three chapters - update

Press Ombudsman Johan Retief has issued a provisional ruling in the complaint by Ranjeni Munusamy against the Sunday Times and their investigative reporter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika. See A saga in three chapters - updated.

21 Aug 2014

Star's editor resigns

Mail & Guardian reports that the editor of the Star, Makhudu Sefara, has resigned. According to the report, the departure is "amicable"... "I have stepped down and I am no longer the newspaper's editor, it was an amicable departure," Sefara is reported to have told the South African Press...

30 Jun 2014

SABC blocks City Press ads

According to a Mail & Guardian report, the SABC has cancelled a series of adverts the newspaper wanted broadcast in terms of a barter agreement with the national broadcaster. The ads apparently refer to the Marikana massacre and the EFF. For more go to SABC refuses to broadcast City Press ads -...

9 Jun 2014

Sunday Independent ordered to apologise for DA Twitter story

Mail & Guardian reports the press ombudsman has upheld a complaint by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and has ruled that a Sunday Independent report on the DA and a "Twitter race war" was inaccurate and misleading. See Ombud tells Sunday Independent to apologise for DA Twitter story....

20 May 2014

EFF stages TNA business breakfast walkout

EFF members walked out of a New Age breakfast briefing after they were excluded from a discussion panel, which it says it was invited to join, reports Mail & Guardian. Go to 'Hoodwinked' EFF walks out of TNA business breakfast for more....

15 May 2014

Sunday Times features relaunched Lifestyle supplement

This Sunday, 6 April 2014, the Sunday Times relaunches its Lifestyle Supplement with a sassier, more provocative take on South African culture. Award-winning journalist, Carlos Amato, promises to inject new life as editor of the re-vamped supplement, which is published weekly with the Sunday...

4 Apr 2014

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