#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems
#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems

The centenary of the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela offers a rich opportunity to reflect on the life of South Africa's extraordinary political leader and on the legacies of the struggle against apartheid that he and his cohort of fellow activists shaped. Mandela's life-writing offers a great deal of inspiration for such reflection across a range of themes, including as scholars have pointed out, the question of Madiba's own mortality.

By Louise Bethlehem and Karin Berkman 18 hours ago

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by media conglomerate Africa.com of South Africa's iAfrica.com news portal is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent.

2 days ago

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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018. With #MandelaMonth placing focus on brand sustainability in a way that makes the world a better place, enter the Dove 'No Digital Distortion Mark' - part of the brand's global Self-Esteem Project.

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Media shines a light on new Mandela tribute publication
Media shines a light on new Mandela tribute publication

Another book to celebrate the life and times of Tata Nelson Mandela is expected to be released this year.

Issued by Topco Media 10 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day
#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day

Commemorating the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Nal'ibali, in collaboration with local publisher Heartlines, is highlighting some of the values he embodied by sharing a special series of three children's stories.

9 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon.

29 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) at the World News Media Congress, World Editors Forum and Women in News Summit in Estoril, Portugal.

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2018

Left image: Alan Paton Award for non-fiction: Bongani Siqoko, Bongani Ngqulunga and Olivia-Jay Pretorius. Right image: Barry Ronge Fiction Prize L-R Bongani Siqoko, Harry Kalmer and Olivia-Jay Pretorius.
Winners of 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner held at The Venue, Melrose Arch, on Saturday 23 June.

25 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

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#CannesLions2018: The Art of Branded Entertainment according to VML's Xenopoulos

As part of the 2017 Cannes Lions Branded Entertainment jury, Jason Xenopoulos, VML global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO (currently on the Titanium Lions jury), took the opportunity to co-author a book called The Art of Branded Entertainment, edited by jury president PJ Pereira.

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018