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SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'
SABC: Axing of board members is 'unlawful'

NEWSWATCH: BD Live reports that one of the SABC directors axed this week says the action is 'unlawful, motivated by malice and constitutes a purge'...

27 Mar 2015 09:20

How Spree won big at the Bookmarks - two years running
How Spree won big at the Bookmarks - two years running

It's not often that an e-tailer wins big at the Bookmark Awards, traditionally seen as the domain of digital publishers. But after a year of phenomenal growth, Spree.co.za did just that. The following year, it repeated the results. Karen Dempers, Head of Customer Interaction at Spree.co.za, tells us how.

By Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2015 14:00

Obituary: Ken Owen: 1935-2015
Obituary: Ken Owen: 1935-2015

Tributes have been posted on social media and in traditional media on the passing of Ken Owen, former editor of the Sunday Times, founding editor of Business Day...

22 Mar 2015 11:55

Online market research is now mainstream in South Africa - Nudge
Online market research is now mainstream in South Africa

The confluence of four market conditions - economic downturn; internet penetration; technology improvement; and consumer readiness to participate in e-commerce and online surveys, has created fertile ground for online market research companies like Nudge to create disruptive alternatives to traditional market research.

Issued by Nudge 20 Mar 2015 09:43

Are South African men "spornosexual"? News24 Men's Nation survey reveals all - 24.com
Are South African men "spornosexual"? News24 Men's Nation survey reveals all

The modern South African man loves to look good, be fit or sporty and enjoys sex, according to the results of the recent News24 Men's Nation Survey. These traits fit the description of 'spornosexual', a term characterised by these specific qualities and devised by British journalist Mark Simpson who also created the term 'metrosexual'.

Issued by 24.com 19 Mar 2015 14:46

Connecting young SA - The Citizen
Connecting young SA

New website delivers news to the youth of South Africa

Issued by The Citizen 16 Mar 2015 08:42

Chris Moerdyk
Why newspapers and magazines are giving print a bad name

Print is by no means dead. Far from it. The growing perception that it is dying falls squarely on those newspapers and magazines that seem to have some kind of death wish...

By Chris Moerdyk 13 Mar 2015 15:46

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism, with media analysts questioning whether it will carry new content or just repackage existing articles...

11 Mar 2015 09:27

R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals
R2K up in arms over FPB's internet censorship proposals

The Right2Know Campaign has called on the public to reject the Film and Publications Board's (FPB) proposals to censor the internet in South Africa. The FPB wants broadly defined powers to police everything published on the internet - including blogs, personal websites and Facebook pages.

11 Mar 2015 07:02

24.com launches News24Wire to replace Sapa
24.com launches News24Wire to replace Sapa

Media24's digital division, 24.com, has announced plans for a news wire service launching in April. The announcement comes in the wake of the South African Press Association's (Sapa) closure. The new service will be called News24Wire.

6 Mar 2015 08:49

Chris Brewer
Making a tit of yourself in the media

There's been a lot of bleating recently about "freedom of the press". It picked up momentum at the State Of The Nation Address when the cell phone signals were jammed. Before that happened journalists started resigning from various publications due to apparent interference from new owners.

By Chris Brewer 2 Mar 2015 14:17

Anton Harber
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Martin Walshaw
Time to dump passwords for good?

It's conceivable that one day biometrics may replace passwords completely, across many different services...

By Martin Walshaw 27 Feb 2015 06:20