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Tracy Gilpin
You're never too old to spy

South Africa boasts two Nobel Prize winning authors but has never produced a John le Carre or Ian Fleming. Strange, when the success of South African intelligence operations have, from time to time, been the envy of intelligence agencies the world over.

By Tracy Gilpin 1 Oct 2014 15:13

Mikateko cleans up at the SA Publication Forum Awards, for the second year in a row - Mikateko Media
Mikateko cleans up at the SA Publication Forum Awards, for the second year in a row

It's been another bumper year at the SA Publication Forum Awards for Mikateko Media, who walked away with two awards and 26 certificates of merit. ONE magazine, the internal publication for staff of Transnet, won the award for Best Internal Magazine for the second time. Masihambe, also a Transnet publication, won the Loretta Steyn Award for Best Publication Cover. The same honour went to Juice (also produced by Mikateko) last year.

Issued by Mikateko Media 30 Sep 2014 13:06

New bilingual isiXhosa dictionary from Oxford University Press SA
New bilingual isiXhosa dictionary from Oxford University Press SA

Last week, the Oxford University Press SA (OUPSA) launched its bilingual isiXhosa dictionary, the first substantial isiXhosa-English bilingual dictionary to be published since 1985.

30 Sep 2014 10:19

The view from Half Way - the future and opportunities of BRICS - COSA Media
The view from Half Way - the future and opportunities of BRICS

Magazine publisher launches niche book publishing arm

Issued by COSA Media 29 Sep 2014 11:06

Sandra Roberts
The one trick that hones your writing in seven ways

Q: What is the fastest way to improve my writing? A: Get another writer to be your critic. It's that simple. To many writers "critic" smacks of a dirty word. To most of the (few) writers whose work you read with a lilt in your soul, it's the secret potion.

By Sandra Roberts 25 Sep 2014 09:17

Celebrate 20 years of democracy with 21 Icons' collectors' edition
Celebrate 20 years of democracy with 21 Icons' collectors' edition

In celebration of 20 years of democracy, the newly released book, 21 Icons, offers exclusive access to a remarkable spread of South African legends. The title celebrates the lives of key figures who navigated South Africa out of the darkness of apartheid, as well as life-saving crusaders, inspirational artists and others fighting to conserve South Africa's rich natural and cultural heritage. All of this is captured beautifully and uniquely by well-known photographer and filmmaker, Adrian Steirn. 21 Icons makes the perfect year-end gift for all those who show a keen interest in South African history. Special Offer limited to Bizcommunity readers: Purchase 20 books and receive 1 FREE!

Issued by 21 Portraits South Africa 22 Sep 2014 10:04

Queen of Soweto: A book in a dash
Queen of Soweto: A book in a dash

The third Book Dash, in collaboration with Rock Girl and the African Storybook Project, was the happy ending to Women's Month.

By Jessica Taylor 19 Sep 2014 15:15

Why I'm #TeamOxfordComma
Why I'm #TeamOxfordComma

"Who gives a f*&% about an Oxford comma?" asks indie pop band Vampire Weekend in their hit song, "Oxford Comma". Quite a few people, it seems. This was evident a few years back when news broke that the University of Oxford Writing and Style Guide had decided that writers should, "as a general rule" avoid using the Oxford comma.

By Leigh Crymble 19 Sep 2014 06:26

Design Times features women in advertising for the 2014 creative industry edition - Lion's Wing
Design Times features women in advertising for the 2014 creative industry edition

For its 53rd issue, South Africa's creative resource, Design Times, will be featuring content specifically focussed on the creative industry, once again coinciding with the Annual Loerie Awards.

Issued by Lion's Wing 18 Sep 2014 11:04

Doman takes over Popular Mechanics
Doman takes over Popular Mechanics

Seasoned journalist and current deputy editor, Anthony Doman, will pick up the editorial reins at Popular Mechanics on 1 October with the retirement of founding editor, Alan Duggan, who has held the position since Popular Mechanics was launched locally in August 2002 - the centenary year of the eponymous American title.

12 Sep 2014 05:39

Clive Vanderwagen
Why magazines?

As far back as 1928, as radio was sweeping the world, media pundits were predicting the death of print and, with it, the demise of serious reporting.

By Clive Vanderwagen 11 Sep 2014 06:32

Cream of Western Cape business gathers at Portside building - Topco Media
Cream of Western Cape business gathers at Portside building

The leaders of business and industry in the Western Cape were joined by Premier Helen Zille for a networking extravaganza at the newly completed Portside building in the Cape Town CBD to gather for the pre-launch of the Western Cape Top 300 Companies publication on Friday, 29 August.

Issued by Topco Media 3 Sep 2014 12:16