[Roshila Jarosz] According to Leonora Redelinghuys, the divisional head of Touchlab, the unit specifically set up to develop Media24's tablet applications, the group is 'very aggressive in this space'. "With the largest tablet-focused development house in South Africa, we aim to solve the difficult problems facing digital publishing," she says.
[Roshila Jarosz] Media24 group editor Tim du Plessis on Thursday, 19 January 2012, confirmed that the group's head of digital for Afrikaans titles, Liza Albrecht, has resigned. According to Du Plessis, the decision as to who will replace Albrecht will be made within the next week or so.
[Roshila Jarosz] Both Cleo and Top Billing magazines are set to go to print with their last editions, Bizcommunity.com has confirmed. Meanwhile, Media24 will be launching an "international weekly news and fashion magazine".
[Roshila Jarosz] Two days after newly appointed minister of communications Dina Pule briefed Parliament on the SABC's progress, unions, film makers, NGOs, freedom of expression activists and members of the public will converge on the broadcaster's headquarters and Parliament today, Thursday, 24 November 2011, 1pm-2pm, to picket. Organisers SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition (SOS) will be calling for "visionary leadership now".
[Roshila Jarosz] Yesterday, Sunday, 20 November 2011, the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) released a press statement voicing its concern over "the attempts by presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj to censor reports about his appearance before a secret inquiry conducted by the Scorpions investigative unit before its disbanding by bringing criminal charges against a newspaper." [video]
[Roshila Jarosz] While total newspaper circulation increased by 135 000 copies over the previous quarter, and the rate of decline slowed, 72 000 fewer daily newspapers were sold in the third quarter of 2011, compared with the same quarter last year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) of South Africa's third quarter report released this morning, Monday, 14 November 2012.
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