Firing of The Citizen's editor sparks concern in Sanef
Firing of The Citizen's editor sparks concern in Sanef

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

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Content is still king in a hand-held world

Working in the digital publishing industry can be exciting and excruciating in equal measure.

By Simon Wilkes 29 Nov 2016

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is just a glorified PR officer, SABC tells court
Hlaudi Motsoeneng is just a glorified PR officer, SABC tells court

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".

By Bekezela Phakathi 25 Nov 2016

HuffPost South Africa launches
HuffPost South Africa launches

HuffPost South Africa, the first sub-Saharan African edition for the company, has launched today in partnership with The Huffington Post and Media24.

21 Nov 2016

AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list
AfricaCom Awards 2016 winners list

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

ABC elects a new president and vice president
ABC elects a new president and vice president

Andre van Tonder and Paul Peters elected as president and vice president of the ABC respectively.

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#INMAAfrica: Keep calm and adapt (or die)

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.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Nov 2016

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#INMAAfrica: How mobile fits into the publishing puzzle

"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.

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2016

IAB SA to join Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa as core member
IAB SA to join Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa as core member

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.

Issued by IAB South Africa 15 Nov 2016

Terry Volkwyn to leave Primedia Broadcasting in 2017
Terry Volkwyn to leave Primedia Broadcasting in 2017

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

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#INMAAfrica: Digital doesn't trump print... yet.

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.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2016

How the media played a role in Donald Trump's presidential victory
How the media played a role in Donald Trump's presidential victory

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.

By Thabiso Dlamini 9 Nov 2016

From left: Derek Leach (TFS); Ferdi de Vos; Bernard Hellberg (SAGMJ).
Motoring Journalists of the Year winners list

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