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Student Zone, self-help tool for tertiary students launched by Oxford Press

Oxford University Press Southern Africa has launched a self-help resource called Student Zone, which is a central point where students, using a prescribed Oxford textbook, can find tools that have been developed to inform and assist them with studying, exams and preparation. Students are able to...

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...

Winning Ways opens next week

Tony Koenderman's Winning Ways' conference takes place in Johannesburg on 25 February 2014, giving the advertising industry the opportunity to hear from a panel of experts who know how to create winning advertising and address the risks the industry currently faces. Speakers include Graham...

Master classes for digital Durban

As Durban is becoming a digital savvy hub with enormous growth potential, Red & Yellow will bring two master classes to the city this month, to be hosted at the Gateway Hotel. The Applied Strategic Thinking and Content Marketing and Audience Insights classes draw insight from case studies to show...

Data journalism course at Wits

New York Times' Ron Nixon will be running an investigative course at Wits Journalism, which will take each journalist participating from idea to publishable article, preferably a story with a data element to it. Ron is insistent that while data is interesting and those skills are important (and much...

Last chance to apply for an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship is fast approaching. Applications close on 13 September 2013. This scholarship is open to current Grade 6 learners who will start Grade 8 in 2015. Following the application cut-off, there will be a rigorous selection process...

Entrepreneur offers sage advice from trenches in new book

Cape Town based Brian Mawdsley, who has started and run his own business, failed and started again, has taken all of his successes and failures from years of trial and error and turned them into advice for the next generation of businesspeople. In his new book, 'What It Takes: A Success Handbook'...

Still time to enter Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship

Grade 12s and first year university students wishing to apply for the 2013 Fellowship from the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation need to apply before 30 April 2013. The Foundation, which aims to develop a new generation of dynamic entrepreneurial leaders who can make a valuable difference to the societal...

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...

SAARF calendar updates

The South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) has released its calendar of events and details of its first SAARF training on Tuesday 19 February 2013 in Johannesburg and the first LSM training on Wednesday 20 February 2013 in Johannesburg. The RAMS Release 6 of 2012 industry presentations...

Kaya FM celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

As part of the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Kaya FM will run entrepreneur-based discussion on the Steve Backer show until Friday 16 November. Topics will include personal finance and the entrepreneur, technology and the entrepreneur, balancing personal life and a business as...

New PR consultancy for Boston City Campus

Idea Engineers has been appointed as the media relations agency for Boston City Campus and Business College, effective since 1 October 2012. Boston opened its doors 21 years ago with the intention of equipping UNISA students to succeed better in their examinations. Today, the college offers 100...

Baba Indaba opens in Cape Town this week

The SABC Education Baba Indaba opens this week at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Friday 3 August 12 until Sunday 5 August from 9.30am to 5pm. The show opens in Nasrec Exhibition Centre, Soweto from 24-26 August and from 26-28 October at the Sandton Convention Centre. For more, go...

Shift talk show goes live in Kimberley today

The educational talk show, Shift, will broadcast live from Kimberley today, Monday 30 July 2012 and tomorrow on SABC 1 between 1.30-2.30pm. The show will give young people in the region a platform to talk about their deepest desires to contribute to South Africa's democracy. It will also celebrate...

Part-time courses in InDesign, traffic/agency operations

The Randburg AAA School of Advertising is offering intensive part-time courses for students and industry, in InDesign CS5 and traffic/agency operations. InDesign starts today, 6 June 2012 and traffic starts 7 June. For more, contact Leigh on document.write('' +...

Early bird bookings for SAMRA conference close soon

The early bird bookings for SAMRA conference close on 30 April 2012. The conference is scheduled for 16-17 August 2012 at the Rosebank Crowne Plaza under the theme, 'Reflection and progress - from the present into the future'. For more, go to www.samra.co.za....

Online social media course from Quirk Education

Quirk Education is offering a four-week online course in 'Foundations of Social Media' that introduces students to the fundamental concepts of social media and covers essential aspects for successfully managing a brand in social spaces. The course costs R3990 and starts on 7 May 2012. For more, go...

Still time to enter 2012 AMASA Learnership Programme

Students wishing to enter the media industry can still apply for the AMASA Learnership Programme (ALP), which has extended its deadline to 13 April 2012. Entry is open to candidates with a tertiary qualification, however preference will be given to graduates who have higher grade maths, B.Com,...

Submission deadline for Durban FilmMart project extended

The deadline for submissions for the Durban FilmMart project has been extended to 29 February 2012, at the request of African filmmakers currently busy at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and Berlinale Film Festival. Ten fiction projects and 10 documentary projects will be selected for...

Brand Ambassador Training Academy to open

Zinto Activation Group's (ZAG) recent national roadshow to offer its promotional staff a refresher training course in sales and marketing is leading up to it launching its Brand Ambassador Training Academy (Bata) in Linbro Park in March/April 2012. The academy will provide valuable training in...

Dates set for IAS Masterclasses

The Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) has released the dates of its three 2012 Masterclasses to be held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, which will provide ad and marketing agencies with cutting-edge info and training on industry-related topics. The first, "Improving your...

Tickets still available for Design Indaba conference

Though the early bird discount for Design Indaba Conference 2012 has closed, there are still tickets available for the event, with discounts for group bookings, alumni and academics. There are also tickets for the Young Designers Simulcast (YDS) in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The first conference...

Openings for interns at M&G

There are openings for interns at the Mail & Guardian newspaper and M&G online for students out of university, Technikon or college, looking to start a career in journalism. The official internship programme runs for 12 months, beginning 1 March 2012. Prospective candidates must complete their...

Copywriting courses at AAA

The AAA School of Advertising offers a copywriting course at its Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses as an entry-level course for those wishing to get into copywriting, or those working in positions that require brand communications writing. After completing this course, students will understand the...

Reminder to book for Joburg Apex workshop

A reminder that seats are limited for the Johannesburg leg of the 2012 Apex Awards workshops on Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 2pm-4pm, at TBWA (in the auditorium). Entrants are encouraged to attend the free workshop to learn more about the entry process, how to compile a winning entry and to hear...

More media training offered

Following its launch in July this year, communication consultancy RedStar Communication will also coincidentally launch its in-house media training product, from 1 November 2011, following a demand from its growing client base. "In line with our business case, the media training product will be...

Loeries Exhibition ends off in Namibia

Windhoek is the last port of call for the yearlong Loeries Travelling Exhibition, sponsored by Adobe, when DV8 Saatchi & Saatchi host it at the 99FM Playhouse Theatre, 9-11 November 2011. The official opening and the interactive workshop will take place in the 99FM Playhouse Theatre on 9 November,...

Adding brains to beauty with LUX bursary, internship

The three Gauteng finalists in the Miss LUX Smooth Skin 2011 competition, Monyaku Monyebodi, Tselane Euginia Tshehlane and Michell Masilela, go forward to the finals in January 2012, where public voting will determine who gets prizes that include an educational bursary of R10 000 and a laptop....

RAB's RadioGauge offering free slot in November survey

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) is offering a free survey slot in its next RadioGauge survey, taking place on Tuesday, 1 November 2011, to any large national radio campaign, ending between 25 and 31 October 2011, that targets LSM 6-10 consumers, with a spend of around R1 million. Applicants must...

Media training now offered by marcusbrewster

MD, San Reddy and senior associate Willem Steenkamp of Marcusbrewster will be presenting the media training in the agency's new fully-fledged media training division. It will cover a wide range of subjects, from the basics of understanding media to interview techniques, how to handle difficult...

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