SABC's acting CEO resigns
SABC's acting CEO resigns

NEWSWATCH: Further changes are afoot at the SABC, with former head of news, Jimi Matthews, announcing his resignation.

27 Jun 2016

AMASA Cape Town and UCT Graduate School of Business partner to host #SpeakerSeries
AMASA Cape Town and UCT Graduate School of Business partner to host #SpeakerSeries

UCT's GSB Connect and the Cape Town chapter of AMASA (Advertising and Media Association of South Africa) have partnered to host the 2016 #Speaker Series. The second episode in the #SpeakerSeries will be hosted on 30 June with guest speaker Jannie Mouton, founder and chairman of PSG Group, who will be taking guests through some of the biggest lessons learnt from building the PSG Group.

Issued by AMASA 27 Jun 2016

Local Media Excellence Awards honour top journalists
Local Media Excellence Awards honour top journalists

The annual Local Media Excellence Awards for 2015, held at Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion, were presented under the auspices of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ).

24 Jun 2016

Wanted: Talented young creative minds from KZN
Wanted: Talented young creative minds from KZN

Loeries® Creative Future Scholarship: Investing in creativity to secure the future

Issued by Loeries 21 Jun 2016

#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa
#CGFsummit: Reasons to believe in Africa

There are many reasons to invest in Africa and even more reasons to believe in Africa, international delegates were told at the Consumer Goods Forum global summit in Cape Town, 15-17 June 2016. The global CEOs of Coca-Cola, Nestle, Tesco, Walmart, Pepkor, Pick n Pay and many other luminaries, were present to discuss the disruption that digital has brought to the retail supply chain, as well as food security and investment in Africa.

By Louise Marsland 17 Jun 2016

Media agency rebates: What marketers need to know (and do)
Media agency rebates: What marketers need to know (and do)

A recent report from the American Association of National Advertisers (the ANA), which represents client-side advertisers, has sent shockwaves through the global advertising industry.

By Ross Sergeant 14 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, won at the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, held in South Africa last night, 9 June 2016, in the African Growth Story Award category.

10 Jun 2016

AMASA Joburg announces new committee for 2016/17
AMASA Joburg announces new committee for 2016/17

At the AMASA Joburg AGM, held on 8 June, the voting process was completed and the new committee announced for 2016/17 which will guide AMASA over the next year.

Issued by AMASA 10 Jun 2016

Independent TV audience measurement for Africa
Independent TV audience measurement for Africa

Kantar Media and partners will begin a pilot television audience measurement trial in Nigeria in a few months, heralding the continuation of efforts to introduce independent audience measurement in Africa, which is one of the most diverse and complex markets in the world for media measurement.

By Louise Marsland 9 Jun 2016

#Trending: Are we living in an alien's computer game?
#Trending: Are we living in an alien's computer game?

So, South Africa's most brilliant export, Elon Musk, just 'blew up' the interwebs with his hypothesis that our world may be an elaborate computer simulation initiated by our more brilliant future selves. Musk was being interviewed at San Francisco's Code Conference last week.

By Louise Marsland 6 Jun 2016

Hollis in a hard hat.
[Behind the Loeries] with... Virginia Hollis

In addition to her role as MD at Magnetic Connection, Virginia Hollis is a member of the Loeries board, amongst others.

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2016

Massive advertising opportunities for Africa's increasingly media-savvy audiences
Massive advertising opportunities for Africa's increasingly media-savvy audiences

The second Nielsen's Africa Prospects Indicators (APi) report has released key findings on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) media consumption habits in a special section entitled Connecting with Africa's Consumers - Spotlight on the Media Landscape.

Issued by Nielsen 3 Jun 2016

City Press editor-in-chief, Ferial Haffajee, to step down
City Press editor-in-chief, Ferial Haffajee, to step down

Media24 announced that Ferial Haffajee, editor-in-chief of City Press, will step down at the end of July 2016 having been at the newspaper since 2009.

2 Jun 2016