The announcement that the editor of The Citizen, Steven Motale, was dismissed without a hearing greatly concerns the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef). Motale was suspended from his duties earlier in November, pending the outcome of an internal disciplinary process.
30 Nov 2016
The SABC on Thursday downplayed Hlaudi Motsoeneng's influence at the public broadcaster, saying his position as group executive of corporate affairs was equivalent to that of a "glorified public relations officer".
Bekezela Phakathi 25 Nov 2016
The winners of this year's AfricaCom Awards were announced yesterday evening at the LookOut in Cape Town. The annual industry awards for the African telecommunications, ICT and media sector celebrate and pay tribute to the industry initiatives that improve connectivity and digital transformation across the continent.
17 Nov 2016
The second day of the INMA global media summit Africa had a strong focus on transformation and reorganisation, with moderator Peter Ndoro announcing that we need to make plans now to ensure we make it through to the other side of the current digital disruption unscathed.
Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2016
"We're a print publication, we don't need mobile." While this may be true for now, current trends indicate that you can't afford to keep your head in the sand about the changing publishing model a moment longer, particularly in Africa.
Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2016
The IAB SA resolved at its AGM on 26 October 2016 to apply for core membership of the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA), a move which the IAB Board believes will bolster the self-regulatory framework established by the advertising industry 48 years ago and bring much-needed digital best practice and know-how to the ASA.
IAB South Africa 15 Nov 2016
Roger Jardine, Primedia Group CEO, has announced that Terry Volkwyn, CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, will be leaving the company on 30 June 2017.
15 Nov 2016
Speakers at the first day of the INMA Global Media Summit Africa were that rare mix of funny, knowledgeable and approachable. Here are some of my favourite moments from the day, all highlighting the fact that we need not panic and become 'jack-of-all-trades' publishers.
Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2016
The media plays a huge role in shaping society, whether as a result of its utilisation as a propaganda or educational tool. The media has the potential to bring a JSE listed company to its knees as witnessed in the African Bank (ABIL) case in 2014.
Thabiso Dlamini 9 Nov 2016
It took 17 judges across 24 categories several weeks of marking to decide that the coveted title of the Toyota Financial Services SAGMJ Motoring Journalist of the Year for 2016 belonged to Ferdi de Vos. De Vos was joined on the podium by Seagram Pearce, the Photographer of the Year, and Gavin Forster, the Motorcycle Journalist of the Year for 2016.
7 Nov 2016