What's making news in SA?

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's roundup of the week's biggest news stories in South African media. In some worrying news, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was hospitalised this week. According to the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation, the Arch is receiving treatment for a stubborn infection,...

6 Dec 2019

Wan-Ifra joins new pilot project for young media professionals

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has joined a media-driven project called "Stars4Media". Stars4Media is an exchange programme that will support 100 promising young news media professionals working together around collaborative innovative project-based...

29 Nov 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's collation of the week's biggest stories in South African media. In a (rare) win for Eskom, Trillian and McKinsey have started repaying the power utility. Earlier this year, the courts ordered that Trillian and McKinsey repay Eskom R600m and R1bn, respectively....

29 Nov 2019

Charles Beiles announces retirement from ABC

Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC) general manager Charles Beiles has announced his retirement. He vacates the role after more than 15 years. ABC senior auditor Rickey Gounder will replace Beiles as GM.

26 Nov 2019

The week's biggest stories

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's seven-day analysis of the week's biggest news stories in South Africa. Well, Springbok Fever is still sweeping the nation as the Springboks toured the country showing off the Webb Ellis Cup. After causing quite a stir when he wore a swimsuit from Bean Bag...

15 Nov 2019

Sanef extends Media Credibility and Ethics Inquiry submission deadline

In an effort to encourage more participation from the public, the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has extended the deadline for Media Credibility and Ethics Inquiry submissions to 31 January 2020. The panellists will analyse the submissions and, if they feel it is necessary, will...

13 Nov 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Acumen Media has released its seven-day analysis of the week's biggest stories in South African media. As expected, the Springboks' successful campaign at the 2019 Rugby World Cup dominated this week's conversation - with 700,000 unique items and an engagement level four times bigger. In...

11 Nov 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Acumen Media has released its roundup of the week's biggest stories in South African media. Xenophobia has, once again, reared its ugly head in South Africa. This time, the subject came under the spotlight after the police arrested 100 people who were involved with protests staged, by refugees,...

1 Nov 2019

Daily Maverick marks 10 years with book

To celebrate the 10 years since it first launched, the Daily Maverick will publish a book documenting its first decade. We Have a Game Changer is expected to be available in book stores by the end of November. The book will also be made available online. In the meantime, you can read more...

30 Oct 2019

Sanef responds to "brown envelope" journalism

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) expressed shock at Gwede Mantashe's revelation that he had bribed two unidentified Sunday World journalists to stop them from publishing a story about his relationship with a student. Sunday World revealed that the mineral and energy affairs minister...

28 Oct 2019

What's making news in SA

Acumen Media has released its weekly overview of the week's top stories in South African media. The leadership woes at the Democratic Alliance took the top spot, this week. The resignation of the opposition party's leader, Mmusi Maimane, along with Herman Mashaba and Athol Trollip garnered a...

25 Oct 2019

Warc Awards 2020 entries are open

Entries for the Warc Awards 2020 are open until 12 February 2020. The awards is an annual international case-study competition in the search for next-generation marketing effectiveness. The Warc Awards are free to enter and open to submissions from any country and communications discipline....

22 Oct 2019

Mzansi's biggest news stories

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's seven-day breakdown of the week's biggest stories in South African media. Leading this week's atrocious news was convicted child rapist, Nicholas Ninow, who received his sentencing for raping a seven-year-old girl at a local Dros restaurant. The child rape...

18 Oct 2019

Disney conludes global media review, awards Publicis Groupe, Omnicom majority of the account

Adweek reports that Disney has completed its global media review; and has awarded most of the account to Omnicom and Publicis Groupe. Launched in May of this year, the review was conducted by MediaLink and included six agencies from across four holding companies, as well as independent media agency...

15 Oct 2019

What's news in SA?

Acumen Media has released its data on the week's biggest news stories in South African media. In political news, the Democratic Alliance's (DA) leadership woes took the top spot - with reports claiming that current leader Mmusi Maimane was told to resign while former leader, Helen Zille, is...

11 Oct 2019

The week's biggest news stories

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's weekly news round-up. Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane dominated the week's news with two stories - Steinhoff's funding of his home and car as well as his seemingly fragile place within the DA. While still on the DA, the party's former leader,...

4 Oct 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's summary of the week's biggest stories in South African media. As the country recently celebrated Heritage Day, the day marked for celebrating our traditions took the top spot - coming in with a net sentiment of 85%. Carrying on a tradition of taking a...

30 Sep 2019

Newsrooms of the world to celebrate World News Day

Newsrooms worldwide will celebrate World News Day on 28 September 2019. World News Day is aimed at celebrating the work of professional news organisations and the impact they make on the communities they serve. World News Day is also aimed at raising awareness of the critical role that...

23 Sep 2019

News making headlines in SA

Acumen Media has collated the week's biggest news stories in the South African media. The death and funeral arrangements of former Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, was on top of South Africans' minds. Meanwhile, the country's leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has been apologising to the...

23 Sep 2019

Vicinity Media enters a partnership with Location Sciences

Location Sciences and Vicinity Media have entered a partnership. Vicinity will run verification on all its location impressions as part of the partnership. Vicinity Media initially implemented Verify, Location Sciences' proprietary location verification platform, to carry out an independent audit...

16 Sep 2019

Sanef to continue to engage with Malema

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) indicated that it will continue to engage with Julius Malema despite being told to "go to hell" on social media by the Economic Freedom Fighters leader. Sanef recently held its September council and discussed the EFF's "banning" of amaBhungane,...

16 Sep 2019

The week's biggest stories

Let's take a look at the week's biggest stories in South African media - as collated by Acumen Media. The emergence of the country's reckoning with rampant misogyny reached international news as #AmINext joined hands with #MeToo. In a similar vein, the country watched on as the Dros Rape case...

13 Sep 2019

The week's biggest stories

Let's take a look at Acumen Media's seven-day analysis of the biggest stories in the South African media. This week, the nation was plagued with unsavoury and gut-wrenching behaviour. The country's biggest cities - Johannesburg and Pretoria - continued seeing a wave of xenophobic attacks - which...

6 Sep 2019

Responsible Drinking Media Awards gets a deadline extension

Entries for the 2019 Responsible Drinking Media Awards will now close on 7 September 2019. The awards acknowledges publishing or broadcasting work that promotes responsible drinking in any way or form. Visit www.diageo.co.za/en/rdma for more information and to enter online. You may also email...

2 Sep 2019

News making headlines in SA

Let's take a look at the week's biggest stories in South African media - as collated by Acumen Media. South Africans aren't buying the story that businessman Gavin Watson died in an accident - with many of them expressing their suspicions on social media. South African have also taken to social...

30 Aug 2019

2019 Feather Awards nominees announced

The 2019 Feather Awards nominations were announced at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg. This year's nominees include sportspeople such as Banyana Banyana captain Janine van Wyk; social media personalities such as Dr Sindi van Zyl; celebrities like Somizi, Bonnie Mbuli and Rachel Kolisi;...

29 Aug 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Acumen Media has once again collated the week's biggest stories in the South African media. President Cyril Ramaphosa takes the top spot as Economic Freedom Fighters MPs resigned after admitting that they had taken money from the #CR17 campaign. One year into the State Capture Inquiry and it's...

23 Aug 2019

This week's top news stories

Acumen Media has collated this week's biggest news stories in South African media. 1. #Publicprotector takes top spot not only because of her ongoing battle with #PresidentRampahosa but also because the #Hawks are investigating #Mkhwebane. 2. #MissSA is our second-largest story apart from a...

12 Aug 2019

What's making headlines in SA?

Acumen Media has released its analysis of the week's biggest stories in South African media. The Public Protector is still hogging the headlines for several reasons including her legal costs and the crowd-funding story; her new attack on the South African Revenue Service (Sars); her spat with...

2 Aug 2019

Sanef condemns recent 'attacks' on SA's journos

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has condemned the recent spate of incidents in which journalists in the country were subjected to police visits and death threats. In one of the incidents, journalist Marianne Thamm has been asked, by the Hawks and the South African Police Services...

26 Jul 2019

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