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Taking Africa's content to the world

The African Channel will air a collection of 20 new primetime series representing premium drama, lifestyle, and news programming from Africa during 2019...

5 Mar 2019

Print advertising in the top 10 of consumer touchpoints
Print advertising in the top 10 of consumer touchpoints

In the latest research commissioned by the Publisher Research Council (PRC), print advertising cracks the top 10 in the automotive category, placing second, clipped only by television, in the 'paid for' touchpoints...

5 Mar 2019

Sanef chairperson Mahlatse Mahlase. © .
Deloitte finds no Bosasa donation was made to SABC8 fund

Deloitte has found no evidence that any payment was made by Bosasa or entity or persons related to Bosasa to the SABC8 campaign in 2016...

5 Mar 2019

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu, on the set of her film, Rafiki.
#DesignIndaba2019: We need to believe in African mermaids

It is important to tell the joyful African stories, not just those of pain and suffering...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

Editor Max du Preez with one of the early editions of Vrye Weekblad. .
Revival of Afrikaans anti-apartheid paper is good news. But change is in order

For a generation of Afrikaans-speaking South Africans the relaunch of the alternative weekly Vrye Weekblad (1988-1994), brought a whiff of nostalgia. Its readers remember the publication (first a newspaper, then a magazine) under Max du Preez's editorship, fondly...

By Herman Wasserman 1 Mar 2019

David Tiltman, head of content, Warc.
Award shows for Warc Effective 100 and Warc Media 100 rankings announced

The award shows tracked for the Warc Effective 100 and Warc Media 100 rankings have been revealed...

27 Feb 2019

Hot 91.9FM set to roar with the Emirates Lions
Hot 91.9FM set to roar with the Emirates Lions

Hot91.9FM is proud to announce an exciting new media partnership with the Emirates Lions Rugby team...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 26 Feb 2019

IncuBeta teams up with Red & Yellow to boost performance-based digital media skills
IncuBeta teams up with Red & Yellow to boost performance-based digital media skills

Digital marketing holding company, IncuBeta, is partnering with Red & Yellow Creative School of Business to offer a new performance-based digital media course...

Issued by incuBeta 26 Feb 2019

The state of social media conversations and media coverage around #SONA2019
The state of social media conversations and media coverage around #SONA2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of The Nation Address (SONA,) held on 7 February 2019, was mostly a subdued affair compared to the previous years' major disruptions and theatrics...

Issued by Ornico 26 Feb 2019

Ratings and post budget speech outlook
Ratings and post budget speech outlook

Since Finance Minister Tito Mboweni presented the budget speech last Wednesday, media commentary has focused on several dimensions of the public response to priorities outlined therein...

Issued by Brand South Africa 26 Feb 2019

OFM stalwart appointed as new CMG CEO
OFM stalwart appointed as new CMG CEO

Nick Efstathiou, general manager of OFM, a division of Central Media Group (CMG), has just been appointed as new CEO of CMG...

Issued by OFM Radio 26 Feb 2019

SABC board vacancies to be finalised in March
SABC board vacancies to be finalised in March

The Portfolio Committee on Communications has allocated three weeks to complete the process of filling vacancies on the board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)...

25 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"
#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"

A new campaign by Libresse, called #BloodNormal, aims to encourage positive cultural change around euphemisms and end period shaming by showing realistic depictions of periods...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2019

Inevitable disruptive waves facing the media and communications business - Let's debate and connect the dots
Inevitable disruptive waves facing the media and communications business - Let's debate and connect the dots

AMASA would like to invite you to join a panel of industry professionals at their upcoming forum discussion on 27 February 2019 to engage in a robust debate...

Issued by Amasa 22 Feb 2019

Brandwatch appoints YOUKNOW as African channel partner
Brandwatch appoints YOUKNOW as African channel partner

After four years of supporting Crimson Hexagon in Africa as well as the successful merger of Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon in 2018, YOUKNOW Digital has been appointed as the official distribution partner to Brandwatch...

Issued by YOUKNOW Digital 21 Feb 2019

TheConversation.com
How metrics are changing editorial decisions in African newsrooms

Newsrooms in Africa, like their counterparts around the world, are embracing new media tools like analytics or editorial metrics to aid in the editorial decision-making process...

By Dr Admire Mare and Dumisani Moyo 20 Feb 2019

Justine Drake's recipe for award-winning content
Justine Drake's recipe for award-winning content

Fresh from New York City with a Pearl Award under her arm (The Content Council's Content Director of the Year award, no less), John Brown Media South Africa's head of content and editor of Fresh Living magazine, Justine Drake, shares her five-ingredient recipe for creating successful content...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 20 Feb 2019

Pippa Green is the new Press Ombud. © .
Pippa Green appointed as the new Press Ombud

The South African Press Council has appointed Pippa Green, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer as the new Press Ombud...

19 Feb 2019

Uniting a Nation through song
Uniting a Nation through song

Our national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika, was named best national anthem in the world by The Economist. It won this award because of its inclusivity and ability to bring people together...

Issued by Media24 19 Feb 2019

IAB SA launches insight series, in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group
IAB SA launches insight series, in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group

The IAB SA has launched an exciting new series of strategically aligned events for the digital industry. Held in partnership with Meltwater and The Radisson Hotel Group, the series will give the industry smart, actionable and meaningful insights...

Issued by IAB SA 19 Feb 2019

I am woman, hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be?...

By Chipo Mujuru 18 Feb 2019

Roundtable participants discussing industry issues in Cape Town last week.
Can broadcast media disrupt traditional buying structures to accommodate startup businesses?

Can performance-based pricing models be the future of offline advertising in South Africa? This is one of the industry issues that were discussed in a roundtable discussion in Cape Town last week...

By Irina Herf 18 Feb 2019

RadioHeads' name change activates, captivates and amplifies
RadioHeads' name change activates, captivates and amplifies

Specialist radio marketing agency, RadioHeads today announced it will be changing its name to MediaHeads 360 to reflect the company's integrated communication approach...

Issued by MediaHeads 360 18 Feb 2019

Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues
Magazines ABC Q4 2018: Magazine freefall continues

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa's Total Magazine circulation was disappointing for both the quarter and year as percentage decline for both are higher than the other quarters in 2018...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry
Newspapers ABC Q4 2018: 2018 ends on a low for newspaper industry

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) last quarter (quarter 4) for 2018 ended on a disappointing note for the newspaper industry, with total newspaper circulation declining 1.6% on the previous quarter...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Feb 2019

#WorldRadioDay: John Maytham on radio's role in 2019
#WorldRadioDay: John Maytham on radio's role in 2019

On 13 February - World Radio Day - media veteran John Maytham shared memories, insights and impersonations from his radio career in a full-to-the-rafters lunchtime lecture held at Red & Yellow School...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

ABC Quarter 4 2018 multi-platform data release
ABC Quarter 4 2018 multi-platform data release

Total Newspaper circulation declined by 1.6% the previous quarter, and by 3.3% on the prior year...

Issued by Audit Bureau of Circulations 13 Feb 2019

Reducing fake news during elections in Africa
Reducing fake news during elections in Africa

Facebook shares eight ways that it is preparing for elections across Africa, working to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent...

By Akua Gyekye 13 Feb 2019

SADC media competition launches
SADC media competition launches

Media are urged to enter the SADC media awards competition aimed at recognising excellence in journalism in print, photography, radio and television...

13 Feb 2019

This may or may not be Williams' best angle…
#BehindtheSelfie with... Leigh-Anne Williams

Fitting for World Radio Day, this week we go behind the selfie with Leigh-Anne Williams, presenter on Good Hope FM's 'Lunch with Leigh-Anne' as well as SABC3's Expresso...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Feb 2019

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