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Submit your entries for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards
Submit your entries for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards

Entries have opened for the second Sunday Times Lifestyle Gin Awards, presented in partnership with Makro. The Awards celebrate the creators and retailers of locally and internationally crafted gins and variants...

16 Sep 2019

The Anthem Project wins Best Native Advertising Campaign
The Anthem Project wins Best Native Advertising Campaign

The Anthem Project in partnership with News24 and OUTsurance won the award for Best Native Advertising Campaign at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) 2019 African Digital Media Awards...

Issued by The SpaceStation 13 Sep 2019

All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism winners. Image supplied.
#SBSJA19: Pure Truth recognised

Last night the newspaper industry gathered to recognise and reward the best journalism in the country at the Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards. The winners lived up to this year's awards theme: Pure Truth...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Sep 2019

Standard Bank Sikuvile 2019 journalist and SA story of the year winners, Dewald Van Rensburg and Sipho Masondo of City Press.
#SBSJA19: All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism winners!

City Press journalists Dewald van Rensburg and Sipho Masondo were named Sikuvile's Journalists of the Year for their stories on VBS, which also won them the South African Story of the Year, at the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards on Thursday evening...

12 Sep 2019

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ANA News to scale back SA operations

African News Agency plans expansion across Africa to meet growth demands, but announces downsizing in South Africa...

9 Sep 2019

#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative
#FairnessFirst: Understand true diversity to become more inclusively creative

One of the most interesting sessions of the DStv Seminar of Creativity at #Loeries2019 creative week touched on the difference between inherent and acquired diversity. But many gloss over these terms as business jargon and don't even know which is which, and why both are valuable to your creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Sep 2019

All the panellists. Picture © Goethe-Institut South Africa.
Future of Journalism: A sector in crisis

The future of journalism is about the future of democracy, but all over the world journalism is in a crisis - a crisis that threatens not only the journalism sector but democracy itself...

By Danette Breitenbach 30 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Harry Mashabela.
Hamba kahle Harry Mashabela

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed condolences following the death of veteran journalist Harry Mashabela...

28 Aug 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

Media powerhouses to take the stage at Step It Up
Media powerhouses to take the stage at Step It Up

UN Women Country Director Anne Githuku-Shongwe will be part of a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities for sensitive gender reporting and storytelling at the Step It Up for Gender Equality Conference on 29 August...

Issued by [dot]Good 21 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

Step it up: Let's stop perpetuating gender stereotypes in SA media
Step it up: Let's stop perpetuating gender stereotypes in SA media

This Women's Month, UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) calls on the media to be more mindful of the kind of content they create and share...

Issued by [dot]Good 19 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

Image credit: Aaron Burden on Unsplash.
The '4 Cs of business writing'? Hogwash.

Local training companies selling business writing workshops all seem to have borrowed their sales pitch from the same place - 1995...

By Tiffany Markman 13 Aug 2019

BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app
BMi Research introduces improved features to print ads app

BMi Research has announced improvements and upgrades to its print promo ad tracker making the app even more user friendly...

Issued by BMi Research 13 Aug 2019

Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continues
Newspapers ABC Q2 2019: Newspapers' declining circulation trend continues

Following the trend set in the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) Q1 2019 total newspaper circulation in Q2 2019 declined by 1.4% on the previous quarter and by 6.9% on the prior year...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2019

South Africa's best-loved beers revealed
South Africa's best-loved beers revealed

CBC Amber Weiss has claimed the title of South Africa's Most Loved Beer at the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards...

5 Aug 2019

The Star, hit the newsstands with a blank cover today. Image supplied.
The Star publishes blank cover

Johannesburg's The Star hit the newsstands with a blank cover on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 to launch Japan Tobacco International (JTI)'s independent research about the inefficacy of unbranded, plain cigarette packaging...

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Winners at the FCJ Excellent Awards.
FCJ Excellence Awards announces 2018 winners!

Journalists and community newspapers were honoured for work published in 2018 at the annual Forum of Community Journalists' Excellence Awards that took place on Friday 19 July 2019 at the Leriba Hotel and Spa in Centurion...

23 Jul 2019

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How publicity is like a safari - what clients need to understand

While on a game drive one rainy morning outside Oudtshoorn, I realised there are striking similarities between the pursuit of game and the pursuit of publicity...

By Claire Densham 19 Jul 2019

While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting
While print may be dying, traditional journalism is certainly adapting

Rachel Briant, director and head of communications at Without A Doubt agency writes about preserving the old craft and what marketers can do about it...

By Rachel Briant 12 Jul 2019

Independent Media KZN editorial announcement
Independent Media KZN editorial announcement

Aakash Bramdeo returns to Post newspaper as Editor from 1 July. Bramdeo, the current editor of the Sunday Tribune, has great plans to ensure that Post remains a jewel in the Independent KZN crown...

Issued by Independent Media 8 Jul 2019

Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards finalists revealed
Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards finalists revealed

The finalists have been announced for the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards, which celebrates the creators and retailers of local and internationally crafted beers...

8 Jul 2019

Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa. Image source: Sigma Capital.
Naspers appoints new SA CEO

Naspers has appointed Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa as CEO of its SA business....

8 Jul 2019

Tiso Blackstar Group sells media, broadcast and content businesses
Tiso Blackstar Group sells media, broadcast and content businesses

Tiso Blackstar Group has announced selling its media, broadcast and content businesses in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya to Lebashe Investment Group for R1,5bn...

28 Jun 2019

This year's SA Cannes Lions' judges...
#CannesLions2019: Accuracy of SA judges' predictions, revealed!

Before the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicked off last week, I caught up with six of this year's 7 SA judges for their predictions of the creative work that would roar as winners. Let's see who best saw into the future...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jun 2019

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