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ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events - the Winter Olympics, the football World Cup, and the mid-term elections in the US, which will benefit television in particular.

9 Apr 2014 10:03

Search for the Face of Africa begins

The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.

7 Dec 2005 12:09

South African films find winning ways

Culminating a week of winning news, Gavin Hood's 'Tsotsi' received the Critics Jury award for Best South African feature film at the Cape Town World Cinema Festival on 19 November. Hood was in Hollywood for the long, arduous 2006 Oscar-nomination lobby process, beginning with a screening of Tsotsi for the Foreign Press Association.

21 Nov 2005 12:41

Shaken and Stirred on e

Prepare to be shaken and stirred, thrown off a cliff and dangled from helicopters and speeding trains, when e.tv launches the James Bond Festival this weekend. Beginning this Sunday, 1 August at 8pm, the super-spy movie series will see you through the rest of winter and keep you entertained right into the first month of spring.

29 Jul 2004 12:23

Bayer to acquire Roche Consumer Health

Bayer has announced that it has agreed to acquire Roche Consumer Health. By acquiring this business Bayer will become one of the top three over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health companies worldwide.

21 Jul 2004 13:54

Govt response on Cannes visit

Government has issued a statement in response to questions raised in parliament this week, about its delegation to the Cannes Film Festival, stating that the benefit was to local filmmakers who had the chance to network with their international counterparts.

10 Jun 2004 14:32

Press freedom caged in 2003

Press freedom suffered a substantial worldwide decline in 2003, according to a major study released internationally today by Freedom House. Legal harassment, political pressure, and violence by state and non-state actors against journalists combined to worsen conditions in many countries, resulting in the second consecutive year of a global decline in freedom for news media.

6 May 2004 11:34

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire 31 Oct 2003 17:45

Second World Press Freedom Rankings

Reporters Without Borders has published its second world press freedom ranking. Like last year, the most catastrophic situation is to be found in Asia, with eight countries in the bottom ten: North Korea, Burma, Laos, China, Iran, Vietnam, Turkmenistan and Bhutan. South Africa ranked 21st.

Issued by Reporters sans Frontières (Paris) 21 Oct 2003 08:51

MagentaSoft to build Pan-African print network

MagentaSoft (Pty) Ltd plans to offer its online print procurement application throughout Africa within the next year.

28 Jan 2003 09:07

Kerzner rebrands top hotels

Kerzner International is launching a new brand, One & Only, for its top hotels aimed at capturing new markets in the luxury resort business and raising the group's international profile, especially in Europe and America.

2 Dec 2002 13:01

South Africa ranks highly on Press Freedom list

South Africa has been ranked 26th in Press Freedom among 139 countries measured by Reporters Without Borders. Joint first were four countries: Finland, Iceland, Norway and the Netherlands. The USA ranked 17th.

Issued by Print Media SA 24 Oct 2002 13:37

Forlorn, forgotten forerunner of cosmopolitan South Africa

Remember the trendy, hip place that was the place to be. Yeoville in the 80's. Whether the place went down before the marketability edge was lost or the market was moved to more trendy places and things leaving a vacuum is a moot point.

By Richard Clarke 5 Aug 2002 05:32

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