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The SABC, Ayisafani, the EFF and section 10(1)(d) of the Broadcasting Act

"If the SABC is to be regarded as the watchdog and disciplinarian, then who disciplines the SABC? Surely the intention of the legislature was to answer this question: the CCC (Complaints and Compliance Committee of ICASA) of course" - Judge Neels Claassen in the South Gauteng High Court on 24/1/2011.

By Ed Herbst 23 Apr 2014 08:10

Coca-Cola creates rainbows to celebrate

20 years of our #RainbowNation

Issued by FCB South Africa 22 Apr 2014 13:15

SABC shows ANC colours in run-up to elections

For the first democratic election 20 years ago, the African National Congress ensured it would not enter the election period without the SABC - for so long a voice of the ruling party - being put into neutral hands. It understood the power of the national broadcaster as the primary source of news and information for most of the country, and its capacity to distort the national debate and influence voting. Now it appears we are entering an election again with the SABC - or at least key elements of it - captive to a ruling party.

By Anton Harber 22 Apr 2014 08:10

Mxit is not dead

But where has it been? It turns out that Mxit has been here all along. Mxit launched seven years ago and everyone who had a cell phone, had Mxit.

By Cari Van Wyk 19 Apr 2014 10:41

Five social media tips to maximise your brand's online presence

Social media - everyone's doing it, but few brands get it right. As with most things in life, everyone has an opinion, and the majority of them aren't necessarily right. Your approach to social media channels is crucial, and should be constantly monitored and tweaked according to your market's response. If you're looking for some fail-safe social media tips, you've come to the right place.

By Gareth Slaven 19 Apr 2014 08:19

Broadcaster lifts ban on DA adverts

The SABC has cleverly averted a potentially embarrassing verdict over the decision to ban several DA election adverts by agreeing to flight them, pending an indefinite postponement.

17 Apr 2014 11:40

Websites are shrinking

In Bizcommunity's [2014 trends] report, Anton Krugel names the first trend as "Less is more"...

By Zimaseka Njomi 17 Apr 2014 08:58

Creating shopping centres for consumers

A shopping centre is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the evolution of consumers. Therefore, how a shopping centre's design reflects the values of its consumers plays an important role in its success.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Apr 2014 07:58

DA: 1 SABC: 0

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance wins; the SABC pulled the party's "Ayisafani" TV advert and five radio advertisements off the air last week and Icasa's Complaints and Compliance Committee, has ruled in the DA's favour, reports the SABC. Mail & Guardian reports Hlaudi "Matric? What matric?" Motsoeneng, the SABC's acting COO, has been told to back off by senior journalists, and the corporation's political bias will backfire.

17 Apr 2014 07:29

Emerging retail patterns in Africa

GfK, one of the world's largest research companies delving into the marketing trends around the way people live, think and shop, has released its research conducted in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. The growth of Africa continues as the continent increasingly evolves and, based on this trend, major retail chains have seen the opportunity to capitalise on this growth and drive the evolution of modern trade through aggressive expansion into Africa.

16 Apr 2014 10:40

The top 20 Best Liked Ads for 2013

Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials. These are the ads that have been rated as the most liked by the South African audience, whom we believe to be the most important critic, the person who ultimately chooses to buy your brand or not.

Issued by Millward Brown 16 Apr 2014 10:21

The tourism video that's so bad...

... Even the Singapore Tourism Board, which commissioned it - has scrapped it. (Video - if you're brave and like something cheesy)

16 Apr 2014 06:55

Townships are the new black

The township is no longer a foreign land far away and its story is no longer one of the haves and have-nots.

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Apr 2014 06:46