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Bio-punks and the democratic DIY design of the human body
Bio-punks and the democratic DIY design of the human body

In August 2018 Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen caused a social media frenzy when the posted pictures of themselves sporting what appeared to be body-modification "jewellery" implanted in their necks and torsos on their respective social media feeds...

By Bronwyn Williams 2 days ago

Image via Ndalo Media on .
Ndalo Media no more, come 2019

NEWSWATCH: News has broken that Khanyi Dhlomo's Ndalo Media will shut its doors for good on 31 January 2019, with its web presence lingering until March 2019.

3 days ago

Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds
Hundreds of jailed journalists the new norm, CPJ census finds

Turkey, China, and Egypt are responsible for jailing more than half of all journalists detained worldwide...

3 days ago

How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa
How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa

Online new media platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement in Africa...

By George Ogola 3 days ago

87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively
87% of journalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia view the industry negatively

Journalists from 52 countries reflect on their biggest fears about their industry, their personal feelings regarding the profession and why freedom of the press must be protected...

12 Dec 2018

Publishers continue to hone their strategies around native advertising
Publishers continue to hone their strategies around native advertising

In 2017, native advertising brought in 20 percent of overall advertising revenue for news media organisations, according to the findings from the just-published Native Advertising Trends in News Media, the annual study conducted by Wan-Ifra and the Native Advertising Institute...

11 Dec 2018

New Media shines in New York
New Media shines in New York

New Media continues to rake in the awards with a category clean-up at the Pearl Awards, which were held in New York last Friday...

Issued by New Media 11 Dec 2018

Orelie Kabeya and Exauce Kabeya with Wikifundi 2.0. Photographer: Isla Haddow-Flood.
Expanding knowledge on Africa through the Wikimedia movement

Wikimedia has pledged to close the gap in African content as part of their global movement strategy towards a more racially, culturally and geographically inclusive Wikipedia...

11 Dec 2018

Sugar Ray who? Did what?
Sugar Ray who? Did what?

No. They have nothing to do with the sweaty pastime involving gloves and mouth guards...

Issued by Sugar Ray Leonard and Partners 10 Dec 2018

Improved protection for SA actors
Improved protection for SA actors

The National Assembly has approved redrafted versions of the Performers' Protection Amendment Bill, the Copyright Amendment Bill and the National Gambling Amendment Bill, says Parliament's spokesperson Moloto Mothapo...

7 Dec 2018

Vega students clean up at SA's biggest creative award ceremonies of 2018
Vega students clean up at SA's biggest creative award ceremonies of 2018

It's been another proud year for Vega, as the school, its navigators, and students from various fields of study were recognised and awarded at the Loeries, Pendoring, Goldpack, PG Bison 1.618, #YouthTube2018 and PromaxBDA Future Awards...

Issued by Vega School 7 Dec 2018

Unbox the festive season
Unbox the festive season

Festive goodwill is part and parcel of the holiday season and we're wrapping up our year with a hamper of promotional goodies...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 Dec 2018

TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher
TechCrunching the African Startup Battlefield with Mike Butcher

As a writer, editor, interviewer, moderator and columnist in the tech media world, Mike Butcher covers everything - from the smallest tech startups to the largest tech giants...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Dec 2018

Red Cherry Interactive produces Brandspotter for Renew
Red Cherry Interactive produces Brandspotter for Renew

Red Cherry Interactive filmed a consumer-driven short format testimonial where they stopped real consumers in-store to ask them about their experience with Renew...

Issued by Red Cherry Interactive 6 Dec 2018

Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape
Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape

Kantar has just released its perspective of the major trends that will shape the media landscape for brand owners, agencies and media platforms in 2019...

Issued by Kantar TNS 5 Dec 2018

Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape
Kantar unveils predictions for the 2019 media landscape

Kantar has just released its perspective of the major trends that will shape the media landscape for brand owners, agencies and media platforms in 2019...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 5 Dec 2018

Robin Parker.
RIP Robin Parker

UPDATE: Details have been announced for Robin Parker's memorial service...

5 Dec 2018

India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks
India's #MeToo movement reveals link between scandals and stocks

India's nascent anti-harassment movement is a fitting example of the link between scandals and bear markets...

By Mark Galasiewski 5 Dec 2018

Leroy Merlin South Africa partners with augmented and virtual reality specialist bizAR Reality
Leroy Merlin South Africa partners with augmented and virtual reality specialist bizAR Reality

At AfricArena 2018, Leroy Merlin challenged three South African start-ups to create an innovative solution that allows potential customers to explore their showrooms through an immersive experience, without the support of a physical store...

Issued by bizAR Reality 4 Dec 2018

Lionel Reina, chief executive officer, APO Group.
New APO CEO to take group global

APO Group appoints former Orange Africa and Middle East senior executive as CEO...

3 Dec 2018

Life is short, do stuff that matters
Life is short, do stuff that matters

The Tag 8 Team have had an exceptionally good year helping leading organisations and brands to innovate faster and smarter...

Issued by Tag 8 Media 30 Nov 2018

Josephine Achiro Fortelo.
Freedom of speech award for South Sudan journalist

Radio journalist, Josephine Achiro Fortelo from South Sudan, receives global freedom of speech award...

29 Nov 2018

#StartupStory: Double Apex Media
#StartupStory: Double Apex Media

Sudhir "Banzai" Matai, founder and managing editor of Double Apex Media, previous associate editor at Car Magazine, tells us how his online store for motoring-themed T-shirts turned into an automotive media portal...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Nov 2018

Winners of the 2019 Paarl Media bursaries
Winners of the 2019 Paarl Media bursaries

The Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust has awarded 11 Western Cape-based matric learners bursaries to the value of R660,000 to help finance their tertiary education in 2019...

28 Nov 2018

Chris Moerdyk
The future of mass media and advertising

It is usually folly to indulge in any form of crystal ball-gazing when it comes to the future of mass media and their relationships with the advertising world, but I have, for the past few months, been trying to arrive at what I think are some fairly logical conclusions...

By Chris Moerdyk, Issued by Chris Moerdyk 27 Nov 2018

Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of "fake" news in Africa

African audiences have low levels of trust in the media, experience a high degree of exposure to misinformation, and contribute - often knowingly - to its spread...

By Herman Wasserman & Dani Madri-Morales 26 Nov 2018

FoxP2 wins Epica Gold
FoxP2 wins Epica Gold

FoxP2 has won Gold in the media category at the prestigious 2018 Epica Awards for their "Life Beyond the Logo" campaign...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 26 Nov 2018

Africa Video Forum, AfricaCom 2018.
#AfricaCom: 'Don't die with your idea'

The Africa Video Forum at #AfricaCom 2018, this year grappled with funding models for original content on the continent and the disruption that mobile brings...

By Louise Marsland 23 Nov 2018

Miriro Matema, managing editor, Nomad Africa.
Miriro Matema takes over editorship of Nomad Africa

Zimbabwean-born media professional, Miriro Matema, appointed managing editor at Pan African and South Africa-based Nomad Africa magazine...

23 Nov 2018

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