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As seen in the Kantar AdReaction Getting Gender Right webinar.
#FairnessFirst: Get gender right in advertising by sidestepping stereotypes

The Kantar insight division's Duncan Southgate, global brand director of media and Jane Ostler, global head of media, recently presented a global webinar session in headline findings from their latest AdReaction study on the challenges of gender-progressive marketing and getting gender right in advertising. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Eight names recommended for SABC board
Eight names recommended for SABC board

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has adopted a final report that recommends eight candidates to fill the SABC board...

15 Mar 2019

5 things to know about Schalk Bezuidenhout - this week's star in Trippin With Skhumba
5 things to know about Schalk Bezuidenhout - this week's star in Trippin With Skhumba

Here are five things you should know about two-time Comics' Choice winner Schalk Bezuidenhout, who also won a SAFTA for his supporting role in the kykNET comedy, Hotel...

Issued by Showmax 15 Mar 2019

Founder Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival.
SundanceTV is launching second Short Film Competition in SA

SundanceTV will be hosting the second SundanceTV Shorts Competition in South Africa...

12 Mar 2019

Apple announces 25 March event to unveil video, news services
Apple announces 25 March event to unveil video, news services

Apple Inc. announced an event for 25 March, where the iPhone maker is expected to introduce an original video programming service and a new premium magazine subscription plan...

12 Mar 2019

Ellana Lee is senior vice president, CNN International & head of CNN Vision.
CNN marks 10 Years of profiling African Voices

Every week, 'African Voices' highlights three different figures from Africa, who lead the narrative to show 'their Africa' to our viewers...

By Ellana Lee 11 Mar 2019

e.tv scoops 4 SAFTAs
e.tv scoops 4 SAFTAs

e.tv scooped four awards this past weekend at the 13th South African Film and Television Awards. The star-studded event was held at Sun City in North West...

Issued by e.tv 6 Mar 2019

TV series, High Rollers.
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

MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAs
MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAs

MultiChoice was the most awarded broadcaster at The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), taking home 48 awards - more than half the total - from more than 150 SAFTA nominations...

Issued by Showmax 5 Mar 2019

Academy Award and BAFTA winning Free Solo to premiere on National Geographic
Academy Award and BAFTA winning Free Solo to premiere on National Geographic

Free Solo is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to climb the face of 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 1 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment
#DesignIndaba2019: Kagiso Lediga on storytelling in entertainment

Award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film director, Kagiso Lediga, took to the stage on Day 2...

By Angie White 1 Mar 2019

6 things to know about Mashabela Galane
6 things to know about Mashabela Galane

The first episode of Showmax's third Original, Trippin With Skhumba, premieres this Thursday, 28 February, building on the success of Tali's Wedding Diary and The Girl From St Agnes...

Issued by Showmax 28 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

Vukani Mngxati, chief executive officer for Accenture Africa.
Accelerating Africa's economy through digital transformation

The 'digitisation of everything' trend is evolving at pace and Africa cannot afford to play catch-up...

By Vukani Mngxati 19 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

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

20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream online
20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream online

The nominees for the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards have just been announced. The majority of nominations went to MultiChoice productions on M-Net, 1Magic, kykNET, Mzansi Magic and Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 13 Feb 2019

Miniso launches Adventure Time product range
Miniso launches Adventure Time product range

Retail chain Miniso will be stocking a 264-item collection of accessories and apparel inspired by animated TV series Adventure Time, after entering into a deal with Cartoon Network...

11 Feb 2019

All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs
All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominations were announced on 8 February in Rosebank, Johannesburg...

11 Feb 2019

Previous BBC Komla Dumor Award winners (L-R): Didi Akinyelure (2016), Nancy Kacungira (2015) and Waihiga Mwaura (2018).
Search for next African broadcast journalism star

Applications for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award are open until 23.59GMT, 26 March 2019...

8 Feb 2019

#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign
#NewCampaign: Ackermans celebrates self-love w/ #IAmMe lingerie campaign

Ackermans' latest Valentine's Day campaign, 'I Am Me' (#IAmMe) was conceptualised and produced in partnership with the retailer's lead creative agency 99c and is calling on South African women to celebrate their true selves and each other...

7 Feb 2019

Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series
Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series

Filming is underway on Showmax's first travel show, Trippin' With Skhumba. In each 30-minute episode, the Comic's Choice Comic of the Year 2017 will get down and dirty with a fellow South African comedian in their hometown...

Issued by Showmax 7 Feb 2019

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The lessons SA should take from 2019's Super Bowl ads

Arguably advertising's biggest moment, the Super Bowl acts as an inspiration to agencies and brands globally and has the potential to set trends. And with all the hype around the declining TV audiences, it's a testament to its power...

By Andrew MacKenzie 7 Feb 2019

Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing
Microsoft CMO on the transformation of digital marketing

Jessica Tennant interviews Peter DeBenedictis, chief marketing officer for Microsoft in the Middle East and Africa on his recent business trip to South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Feb 2019

Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV
Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV

Hisense's new flagship 65" ULED smart television is a declaration of war aimed at the top end TV market. This beautifully crafted and ingeniously designed ULED is the perfection that should be strived for when creating the next generation of televisions...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Feb 2019

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited
Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

There is increasing concern about the number of time children and adolescents are spending on recreational screen time. There's also increasing controversy over whether or not screen time is actually harmful...

1 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview
#BizTrends2019: Bizcommunity hosts #BizTrendsLIVE!, an overview

Bizcommunity invited contributors to join its vision for Africa (with over 230 industry trend contributions making up the 2019 report) at BizTrendsLIVE!, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Sandton City in Johannesburg on Thursday, 31 January.

By Jessica Tennant, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2019

The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax
The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax

You can now binge all eight episodes of The Girl from St Agnes, Showmax's critically acclaimed first Original Drama...

Issued by Showmax 1 Feb 2019

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