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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

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

SABC DA ad ban: The battle continues

NEWSWATCH: The SABC's banning of a DA advert infringes freedom of expressions says the DA, reports Times Live, and the SABC has defended its ban, reports iafrica.com. The hearing was adjourned last night and resumes today at 6pm, reports news24.com.

16 Apr 2014 10:32

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Join Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) every Thursday from 9am-10am from the 2oceansVibe Radio. This week we chat to DK Badenhorst, Strategic Planner at Y&R Cape Town (@YoungRubicamSA) and the directors of MaxAxion (@MaxAxion), Daniel Courtenay (@drdanc) and Nicolle Harding (@NicolleHarding). [twitterfall]

16 Apr 2014 09:53

Cricket coverage canned

NEW DELHI, INDIA: AFP has issued a coverage advisory for the Indian Premier League after the BCCI failed to lift restrictions on picture agencies.

16 Apr 2014 09:36

New product features from Mxit

Mxit is rolling out a marketing campaign, fronted by recently appointed brand ambassador and local 'King of Dance Music', Zakes Bantwini, for its new releases of Chat Cards (only available for Android and iOS devices), a newsfeed and a new interface design for iOS.

15 Apr 2014 11:25

Cutting communications costs

Consumers and business owners all over the world, but especially here in South Africa, have already been made aware that switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for their telecommunications needs can slash their phone bills significantly - in some instances by as much as 40%.

14 Apr 2014 11:44

Times Media Group acquires 49% stake in Radio Africa

Times Media Group of South Africa has bought a 49% stake in Radio Africa Limited. TMG acquired the minority stake in Radio Africa for $18.62m (Sh1.58 billion).

14 Apr 2014 10:37

R2K, SOS take on SABC over phone monitoring

The Right2Know Campaign and SOS: Support Public Broadcasting, are taking on the SABC following reports that editorial staffers' phones are being monitored.

14 Apr 2014 09:43

SABC's DA ad ban backfires

NEWSWATCH: Guardian Liberty Voice reports that after the SABC banned a Democratic Alliance ad, the same ad has gone viral. (Videos)

14 Apr 2014 08:58

SA radio's 'Oscar' winners announced

Proof of the extent to which the MTN Radio Awards has grown in stature in just five short years was the more than 1,000 industry stalwarts and young guns in attendance at this year's award's ceremony held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

By Luise Allemann 14 Apr 2014 07:11

Radio Awards: How radio gives a voice to the voiceless

South Africa's Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim was that rarest of things - a politician with a personality - last night (Saturday) as he opened the fifth Annual MTN Radio Awards.

By Luise Allemann 14 Apr 2014 06:46

Independent Communications Amended Act signed into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No.2 of 2014), the Presidency said on Friday, 11 April 2014.

14 Apr 2014 06:32