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Positive reaction to Mail & Guardian acquisition by MDIF

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that it has been acquired by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF). Former publisher Trevor Ncube has also left the company.

2 hours ago

PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind
PewDiePie 'not salty' at YouTube for not including him in 2017 Rewind

NEWSWATCH: Swedish comedian Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie (PDP) was not included in YouTube's Rewind this year, for the first time since he made his debut appearance in the round-up in 2013.

4 hours ago

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SABC staff to strike on Thursday

SABC staff are set to down tools on Thursday after wage talks broke down between unions and management.

9 hours ago

Judges for insurance journalism awards announced
Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

LAGOS, Nigeria: Leading Pan African reinsurance firm, Continental Reinsurance Plc has today announced the judging panel for its third Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards.

1 day ago

Why the media sector's print run is not done
Why the media sector's print run is not done

Five years ago, Warren Buffett famously bought a handful of newspapers in a move that went against the generally accepted idea that print media was facing a painful death.

By Nick Hedley 1 day ago

Trish Gilford, a freelance media strategist working with the OMC.
OMC Road research update reveals how OOH industry has evolved

"Out of Home (OOH) is just becoming such an explosive media opportunity for all of us," said Trish Gilford, a freelance media strategist working with the Outdoor Media Council (OMC), when she took the stage to introduce a presentation on the Roadside Outdoor Audience Data (Road) measurement system at the end of last month.

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action
Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different.

1 day ago

We don't talk anymore
We don't talk anymore

The ability to communicate - be it face-to-face or in written form - is withering away. And I mourn its imminent demise keenly.

By Janine Lazarus, Issued by Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy 7 Dec 2017

MediaCom named as victor in global AkzoNobel Decorative Paints account review
MediaCom named as victor in global AkzoNobel Decorative Paints account review

Agency adds South Africa, MENA, and Argentina to their roster after competitive pitch

Issued by MediaCom 7 Dec 2017

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Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

NEW YORK - Time magazine named as Person of the Year Wednesday "the silence breakers" who triggered a national reckoning by revealing the pervasiveness of sexual harassment, assault and abuse in US life.

7 Dec 2017

US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments
US lawyers investigate MultiChoice payments

Naspers's hopes of a speedy resolution to the high-profile controversy around payments its 80% subsidiary MultiChoice made to SABC and ANN7 were dealt a hefty blow on Tuesday, 5 Decemeber 2017, when a US law firm, specialising in class actions, announced it was investigating the company.

By Ann Crotty 6 Dec 2017

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Leaps of faith: From cougars to climate change

The rise of the internet and the proliferation of alternative sources of information are potential contributors to a slow-but-steady cultural erosion of public trust in both science and the people who report on it.

6 Dec 2017

Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth
Deutsche Welle launches multimedia project for African youth

Reaching The 77 percent - Deutsche Welle launches new debate platform for young Africans to encourage conversations around politics and other issues that concern the youth of Africa.

5 Dec 2017