The state of media freedom in Africa
The state of media freedom in Africa

Over 40 journalists and media experts have assessed the state of media freedom and expression, access to information and media pluralism and diversity in sub-Saharan Africa - providing all articles for publication to all media at no charge on World Press Freedom Day.

26 Apr 2016

Axe hovers over SABC bigwigs
Axe hovers over SABC bigwigs

The SABC board is too bloated, too costly and too prone to external influence, parliament was told yesterday.

20 Apr 2016

Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South Africans - Topco Media
Bonang Matheba wins the hearts of South Africans

The 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards once again brought together the elite of South Africa in what was an evening of recognition and celebration of the individuals at the forefront of transformation in South Africa. Some of the guests included Minister Naledi Pandor, Ashraf Garda, Minnie Dlamini and many more.

Issued by Topco Media 18 Apr 2016

SA's movers and shakers: Empowering business and people - Topco Media
SA's movers and shakers: Empowering business and people

The 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards brought together the business elite of South Africa in what was an evening of recognition and celebration of the companies and individuals at the forefront of transformation in South African business. Guests included PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bonang Matheba, Nedbank and McKinsey among many others.

Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2016

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Genders, genres and media consumption

So Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars right? Maybe and maybe not, especially when it comes to media consumption! How different are we then - men and women - when it comes to what we watch and what we read?

By Belinda Kayton 15 Apr 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 170: Superbalist on e-commerce and EFC signs up with e.tv

On Thursday, 14 April 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) started this week's episode by hosting, in studio, the co-founder and co-CEO of Superbalist.com, Luke Jedeikin.

15 Apr 2016

Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa - Chargeads
Chargeads introduces programmatic journalism to South Africa

Chargeads announces the launch of The Newsroom, the world's first programmatic journalism platform designed to enrich the content journey of millions of users around the web. The Newsroom allows publishers to build an unified view of the data, display, editorial and content recommendations inventory across all properties and devices.

Issued by Chargeads 14 Apr 2016

B-BBEE - Who's going beyond compliance? - Topco Media
B-BBEE - Who's going beyond compliance?

Committed organisations will be recognised at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards on Thursday, 14 April 2016 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, where the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor and the CEO of BUSA Khanyisile Kweyama are expected to speak. Some of the award finalists include Woolworths, City of Tshwane, Sun International, Murray & Roberts, AfroCentric Health, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings, DHL Express and Eskom Holdings.

Issued by Topco Media 14 Apr 2016

Bonang Matheba, Khanyi Mbau, Minnie Dlamini make an appearance at empowerment awards - Topco Media
Bonang Matheba, Khanyi Mbau, Minnie Dlamini make an appearance at empowerment awards

The winner of the Top Empowered Media Personality of the Year Award will be announced at the 15th annual Oliver Empowerment Awards taking place the evening of 14 April at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg.

Issued by Topco Media 12 Apr 2016

#Trending: Best. Meme. Ever. #10ParliamentMinutes
#Trending: Best. Meme. Ever. #10ParliamentMinutes

It's been a week when global and local news and politics intersected to keep South Africans glued to their televisions and trigger fingers on their social media buttons. None was funnier than the #10ParliamentMinutes hashtag on Tuesday.

By Louise Marsland 8 Apr 2016

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AP Style guide strips the 'internet' of its proper noun status

The AP Stylebook - an influential media style guide that shaped online writing styles the world over - has announced on Twitter that it will no longer refer to the internet as a proper noun, using a lower case I instead.

By Andy Walker 4 Apr 2016

Free learning academy exploring world of ad-tech
Free learning academy exploring world of ad-tech

In response to drastic shifts in the media landscape, Popimedia a social and digital media agency has established a free learning academy, Ad-Tech Academy, to service industry needs with monthly classes.

4 Apr 2016

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Who's the fool with those headlines?

Misleading media headlines are to be expected on 1 April each year as April Fool's Day is celebrated globally...

1 Apr 2016