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

New look for commuter publication

The Metrorail's weekly commuter newspaper, MyLine, has had a refresh from communications agency Mikateko Media. Distributed to 80,000 Metrorail commuters across Cape Town and its surrounds, the publication sheds its tabloid newspaper identity for a contemporary, magazine look and feel. "The new...

18 Mar 2014

Moshoeshoe Monare joins M&G as deputy editor

Former Sunday Independent editor Moshoeshoe Monare will join the Mail & Guardian in March as deputy editor. Monare was recently one of a number of senior staffers who have recently left Independent Newspapers....

19 Feb 2014

Call for 2014 SADC media awards entries

The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has called on all media to submit entries for the 2014 Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition. The awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as well as to...

13 Feb 2014

New fashion supplement for Sunday Times
New fashion supplement for Sunday Times

The Sunday Times will be launching its new fashion supplement, FashionWeekly, this Sunday, 5 May 2013. With a strong focus on women's fashion and beauty trends and what is currently available in stores, the supplement will include an ecommerce collaboration with design e-tailer, Citymob, for select...

3 May 2013

IABC Quill Awards: Entry deadline extended!

The deadline for the IABC 2013 Gold Quill entries has been extended to 18 March 2013! What's more, you can now enter work that was produced between 2011 to the final date of entry in 2013. This means that if you submitted an entry in 2011 or 2012 and didn't win, you can re-enter that work! Don't...

28 Feb 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
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...

11 Feb 2013

ABC notice no. 10 for 2012 out now

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has released Notice No. 10 of 2012. Download Notice No. 10 of 2012. (Size: 55.8 KB)

21 Nov 2012

ABC to get rid of old records from 1947-2000

As the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) is moving to new premises later this year, it will not have the space to keep its archived records, which go back to its inception in 1947. The new offices will only contain ABC certificates from 2000 and reports from 1987. Should any member...

22 Oct 2012

New Age terminates cartoonist's contract
New Age terminates cartoonist's contract

According to a blog post by cartoonist Jerm, The New Age terminated his contract with the newspaper on the grounds that his cartoons "are not aligned with the paper's vision and mission." Jerm had been the editorial cartoonist for The New Age since the paper's launch in 2010. Read the blog post....

18 Oct 2012

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