'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC
'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry that resulted in his being booted out of the SABC.

15 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group (TMG) today announced that it is operating under a new name.

12 Jun 2017

Sarah-Jane Harling Account Director Advertising BBC Worldwide Africa
#Newsmaker: Sarah-Jane Harling joins BBC Worldwide to grow its advertising business across Africa

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Sarah-Jane Harling in the newly created role of advertising account director for its Africa division, based at BBC's Melrose Arch office.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2017

Ads24 provides Food for Thought about the future
Ads24 provides Food for Thought about the future

The recent “Food for Thought” event hosted by Ads24, provided media industry professionals with a bespoke opportunity to interact with internationally renowned futurist Pieter Geldenhuys and heavyweight academic Professor Nick Binedell. Hosted in the heart of Sandton, Rapport editor Waldimar Pelser facilitated discussions on how current and future socio-economic and political forces are shaping the future, and how the latest technology trends may impact the way in which we think our world works. The menu for the morning was as disruptive as the content shared by the industry leaders.

Issued by Ads24 12 Jun 2017

Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced
Advancing PET recycling: Petco Award winners announced

Along with nine individuals and companies who have made extraordinary contributions to PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) recycling in South Africa during the course of 2016, Bizcommunity's managing editor, Sindy Peters, was named one of the winners as part of the Petco Annual General Meeting, held on 7 June at the Radisson Blu Sandton Hotel in Johannesburg.

8 Jun 2017

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#WNC17: First ever Women in News Summit under way

DURBAN: Today, 7 June 2017 marks the inaugural global Women in News (WIN) Summit, which commenced at the ICC in Durban earlier today.

7 Jun 2017

Winkler trying to stay warm at the Meltwater EMEA conference in Prague in January 2017.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Sonja Winkler

This week we go behind the selfie with technophile Sonja Winkler who heads up Meltwater's Johannesburg office as the youngest MD in the company's 16-year history, making her the perfect fit for our #YouthMonth feature and an example of another step towards the organisation's mandate of global female empowerment.

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2017

#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast
#Newsmaker: Darren ‘Whackhead' Simpson to host KFM Breakfast

Having achieved national fame through his notorious ‘Whackhead' pranks, Darren Simpson will soon host the KFM breakfast show between 6am and 9am, bringing his brand of fun, funny, relatable radio to Western Cape listeners - and yes, there will be a daily prank, but that is only 5% of the session. “It's a great little moment of appointment listening, but it's only a small part of the show,” clarifies Simpson.

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2017

Kaiser interviewing mentalist Gilan Gork.
#AfricaMonth: Hein Kaiser in the media and marketing mix

Hein Kaiser wears many professional hats in the media and marketing space. While his day job is head of communications for fastjet across the continent, Kaiser is also the host of Mix 93.8 FM's Media & Marketing show. He explains why you're only ever as good as the last 15 minutes.

By Leigh Andrews 30 May 2017

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Financial Mail announces top analysts for 2017

Standard Bank SBG Securities repeats its top ranking for research, with RMB Morgan Stanley, Peregrine Securities and ABSA Capital maintaining their top positions for equities dealing, derivatives dealing and fixed interest securities dealing respectively...

25 May 2017

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Adobe, Shutterstock just killed graphic design

Whether you like it or not, the end is nigh for graphic designers.

By Nicholas Kühne 24 May 2017

Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)
Gen X: How to get the generation right (part 3)

Based on Viacom's extensive research on Generation X presented by Christian Kurz, senior vice president, global insights for Viacom International Media Networks at the VIMN Africa Thought Leadership Breakfast at The Venue Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 17 May, one question remains...

By Jessica Tennant 24 May 2017

Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)
Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)

While the world was focusing on Millennials and Baby Boomers, Gen X were quietly reinventing what it means to be an adult today...

By Jessica Tennant 23 May 2017