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SABC staff need protecting

In an editorial opinion piece, BD Live says SABC staffers risk being caught up in the fallout from the bigger issues besetting the national broadcaster.

30 Jul 2014 05:34

Hummingbird's MD and Executive Producer selected as one of Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2014 - Media Entrepreneur category

Our intrepid Bridget Scarr has been selected as one of the Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans for 2014 in the category 'Media Entrepreneur'.

Issued by Hummingbird Group 29 Jul 2014 10:13

Prophet cartoon a bad call, says Dawes

Publishing a cartoon depicting the Muslim Prophet Mohammed by the Mail & Guardian was a bad editorial decision, although the courts allowed it, former editor of the newspaper Nic Dawes said at the weekend.

29 Jul 2014 07:26

Motsoeneng stares down Malema

Fresh from leading a chaotic protest last week in Gauteng, Julius Malema is looking to start a new fire, this time threatening to lead the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in a mass action to burn television licences on the SABC's doorstep.

29 Jul 2014 07:16

Independent won't be threatened: Howard

Independent Media on Thursday warned the Mail & Guardian that it would not be cowed by threats, following reports in The Star and other papers on the Mail & Guardian's financial situation.

29 Jul 2014 06:40

EFF condemns coverage cut

The Economic Freedom Fighters say they are being excluded from the main programs of the public broadcaster.

28 Jul 2014 07:46

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, 24 July, host Warren Harding chatted to Hando SiniSalu, Founder & CEO of Best Marketing International. We spoke to Hando about "The Best of Global Digital Marketing: The Book" as well as his trip to JHB and CPT on 13 & 14 August to talk at the Marketing Mix events. Hando discusses how they chose the case studies that are featured in the Best in Global Digital book and we chat about the South African entries for The Tweeting Badger and the Organ Donor shop by Native VML (@native).

25 Jul 2014 13:03

SABC plan is antithesis of open journalism

On a recent visit here, The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger spoke of the concept of "open journalism", which his newspaper has adopted as part of its - so far highly successful - bid to become a leading global brand. The paper now has a digital audience about 15 times the size of its traditional print one.

By Anton Harber 25 Jul 2014 06:25

What should a modern marketing manager be able to do?

South Africa has a really strange culture when it comes to business marketing: not only do you get hands on involvement (control?) from business owners and senior management, often to the point of death by democracy, but you also get marketing treated as a junior role.

By Chemory Gunko 24 Jul 2014 09:47

Accredited digital media marketing curriculum launched

An accredited digital media marketing curriculum has been launched as a part-time course at the Johannesburg campus of the AAA School of Advertising from 21 July 2014 to 1 November 2014.

24 Jul 2014 08:56

Clio Healthcare Awards appoint South African juror

The Clio Healthcare Awards, which will be held in New York at the beginning of October 2014, have appointed a South African juror.

24 Jul 2014 08:03

Quality over quantity

When I first started writing, I wanted to know how I could be the best writer possible in my field. The best advice I could find was write every day.

By Marion Scher 24 Jul 2014 06:47

Actually, Hlaudi is the right man for the job...

Hlaudi Motsoeneng is absolutely the ideal man for the job as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the SABC.

By Chris Moerdyk 24 Jul 2014 05:31