US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments
US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company.

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

Naspers says it won't force MultiChoice to take ANN7 off air
Naspers says it won't force MultiChoice to take ANN7 off air

The Naspers Board has released a statement announcing that they will not interfere and force MultiChoice to take the ANN7 news channel off the air... The statement reads as follows:

1 Dec 2017

DA reveals MultiChoice's part in R100m-a-year plan to influence digital migration
DA reveals MultiChoice's part in R100m-a-year plan to influence digital migration

SA's leading pay-TV service provider, MultiChoice, is in the hot seat once more with new revelations from the DA over a R100m-a-year plan to gain access to the SABC's "political influence over digital migration".

By Kyle Cowan 30 Nov 2017

Outa guns for MultiChoice
Outa guns for MultiChoice

MultiChoice is under pressure to "come clean" about its contracts with Gupta-owned television news channel ANN7.

28 Nov 2017

The 2017 Digital Salt event.
The future of media

In September The SpaceStation hosted its second Digital Salt conference in Johannesburg. This year's event did an excellent job of exploring the current influence of digital on businesses, and then also looked at the exciting ways it's expected to shift in future. I would like to elaborate on some of the mobile and data content we presented at the event which I believes are areas that will have significant influence on the future of media, way beyond what we've seen thus far.

By Gustav Goosen 28 Nov 2017

Top court to rule on review of SABC deal
Top court to rule on review of SABC deal

The details of the multimillion-rand broadcasting deal between the SABC and MultiChoice may never be made public if the two companies get their way in the Constitutional Court.

By Theto Mahlakoana 24 Nov 2017

Vega launches new media management short course in partnership with AMASA
Vega launches new media management short course in partnership with AMASA

Vega, a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), is launching a Media Management in Brand Building short course, available at its Johannesburg and Cape Town campuses from 2018 onwards. The short course has been developed by the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA), a body focused on attracting and retaining bright young individuals within the media industry.

Issued by Vega School 24 Nov 2017

Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover
Zimbabwean artist designs iconic FM cover

The Financial Mail went to print this week with a special issue marking the end of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's reign and collaborated with a Zimbabwean artist for the iconic cover.

24 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?
So you're graduating. Congratulations! But, now what?

If you've got what it takes and have your sight set on the world of media and advertising, through a six-month paid internship programme, then you're in the right place! At Dentsu Aegis Network you will get the opportunity to explore the various fundamentals of media, such as strategy and planning, client service, creative, and digital and much more. We do it all, we push the boundaries and, on top of it all, we love a sneaky midweek party!

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 16 Nov 2017

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers.

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017
#Newsmaker: Amanda Dambuza named Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss 2017

The Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards in association with Old Mutual Corporate celebrates entrepreneurial women and businesswomen who have made a significant contribution to business in South Africa. This year's deserving recipient of the title is Amanda Dambuza, founder and director of consulting company Uyandiswa, currently in its fourth year and already employing more than 70 people.

By Jessica Tennant 14 Nov 2017

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#EntrepreneurMonth: G&T transforming the travel writing industry

G&T was established when we realised the difficulty the travel industry faces in connecting the different role-players in the tourism industry. In a similar vein to Uber and Airbnb, we plan to transform the travel writing industry by changing the way these role players interact.

By Duane Stacey 14 Nov 2017