Tiso Blackstar's Sunday World shut down perturbs Sanef

The shut down of Tiso Blackstar's Sunday World and its plan to retrench staff across a number of its publications including the Sowetan, Business Day, The Herald and Daily Dispatch, has made the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) worried about the continued job losses in the media...

15 May 2019

Voting for Most Awards is now live

Voting for the 11th annual Most Awards is live until 5 July 2019. To vote, go to TheMediaOnline.co.za. The overall goal of the Most Awards is to motivate media owners and media agencies to improve their businesses through service performance. Media agency employees are invited to rate the...

6 May 2019

Sanef expressed sadness over Ngwako Modjadji's passing

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) expressed its sadness over the death of City Press senior political reporter Ngwako Modjadji. Modjadji passed away last night in what is believed to have been a hit and run. He gained his experience in journalism at the Citizen newspaper before...

6 May 2019

Sanef congratulates veteran journos on receiving the Order of Ikhamanga

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has congratulated veteran journalists - Mathatha Tsedu and Benjamin Pogrund - for receiving the Order of Ikhamanga from President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Order of Ikhamanga recognises South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts,...

25 Apr 2019

Listen up healthcare journos! BHF Titanium Awards entries are open

Entries for the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa's (BHF) fifth annual Titanium Awards are open until 25 April 2019. The awards acknowledge media reports and contributions about health matters in southern Africa. The Best Healthcare Media Content Award celebrates reporters who...

24 Apr 2019

Veteran journalist Zubeida Mayet sadly passes away

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is mourning the loss of Zubeida Mayet, an 82-year-old veteran journalist who is also known as "Juby". Mayet passed away on 13 April 2019. She was detained for four months under the Apartheid government's Internal Security Act and banned for five...

16 Apr 2019

Naspers to list on Euronext

Media company Naspers announced on Monday, 25 March 2019 that it will be listing on Euronext Amsterdam, this is according to a report by Daily Maverick. All of Naspers' international assets will be listed in a company that would still be controlled by JSE-listed Naspers. Read more on this...

26 Mar 2019

Entries for 2019 Property Journalism Awards are now open

The submissions for the 2019 instalment of the Property Journalism Awards for Excellence are officially open. Held by the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) in partnership with Excellerate, the awards recognise South African property journalists who have made a noteworthy contribution...

21 Feb 2019

Sanef mourns the deaths of Brendan Boyle and Nonhlanhla Nhlapo

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is grieving the loss of media colleagues Brendan Boyle and Nonhlanhla Nhlapo. Boyle succumbed to his battle to cancer on 11 February 2019. He was as a veteran journalist who worked on major South African newspapers and in international agencies....

13 Feb 2019

Jeff Bezos reckons National Enquirer's exposé was politically motivated

It seems the rivalry between US President Donald Trump and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos rages on. In the latest instance, Bezos has seemingly uncovered a conspiracy involving a tabloid and some incriminating photographs. The tech billionaire has accused supermarket tabloid National Enquirer and its...

8 Feb 2019

Frayintermedia invites community journos to workshop

In partnership with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Frayintermedia will hold a two-day Storytelling for Sustainable Development Journalism workshop on 25-26 February 2019 in Johannesburg. Fifteen community journalists - with at least two to three years' experience in business reporting - have...

29 Jan 2019

Wan-Ifra, United for News seek to create gender diversity in news reporting

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has joined forces with NGOs and United for News to combat the lack of gender diversity in news reporting. To address the lack of diversity, United for News announced pilot programmes in Canada, Iraq and Ukraine to address the...

28 Jan 2019

Raymond Zondo calls out media on commission coverage

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo criticised the media's use of information contained in the affidavit of former Bosasa chief operations officer, Angelo Agrizzi. According to Zondo, the contents were of "absolutely no public interest" adding that they would soon be publicised anyway. Several...

22 Jan 2019

Alan Alda to receive distinguished award at 2019 NAB Show

Alan Alda will receive the National Association of Broadcasters' Distinguished Service Award (NAB DSA) at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas, US. Alda will accept the award at the NAB Show Opening session on 8 April 2018. The NAB DSA recognises members of the broadcast community who have made a...

14 Dec 2018

2019 Sikuvile Awards officially open for entries

The 2019 Sikuvile Awards is open for entries. The closing date for entries is 13 March 2019. Judging will take place from 23-24 May 2019. The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards will be presented at a prize-giving function on 12 September 2019 at The Venue Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.

13 Dec 2018

Sanef worries over Alfred Nevhutanda statement to SSA

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed concern over Alfred Nevhutanda's - who is the chairperson of the board of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) - statement that asked the State Security Agency (SSA) to investigate journalists. Nevhutanda claimed that the source...

6 Dec 2018

Starcom, UM dominates Festival of Media North America Awards

Starcom and UM walked away with seven wins at the Festival of Media North America Awards, which took place in New York, US. UM walked away with four category wins, which includes the Best Use of Talent, the Best Integrated Campaign, the Campaign of the Year, and Agency for the Year. Starcom...

3 Dec 2018

What transpired between the media and Malema?

It seems that the love affair between the media and EFF leader Julius Malema is officially over. In an analysis on News24, Pieter du Toit examines how the political leader went from basking in the attention of the media to calling out individual journalists and "banning" the Sunday Times from party...

30 Nov 2018

Inma Global Media Awards now open for entries

The International News Media Association (Inma) Global Media Awards is officially open for entries. The entry deadline is 25 January 2018. To peruse categories and submit entries, click here....

28 Nov 2018

Condé Nast and Condé Nast International to merge

The Business of Fashion reports that Condé Nast and Condé Nast International will combine; resulting in the companies to no longer be independent. Condé Nast and Condé Nast International will be overseen by a global chief executive after Bob Sauerberg announced that he will step down as chief...

28 Nov 2018

Kaizer Kganyago departs from SABC before contract expires

According to a report by Marklives.com, Kaizer Kganyago has departed from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Kganyago officially departed on 23 November 2018 after requesting to be released from his contract, which expires at the end of January 2019. He served the SABC as a...

28 Nov 2018

US government dismisses McCann Worldgroup's protest

The American accountability office has dismissed the McCann Worldgroup's protest over its elimination from the US Army review. This brings an end to the IPG network's 12-year involvement in the review. Omnicom and WPP are now likely to take over the review from McCann. Following the latest...

16 Nov 2018

Unisa administrator behind false news about Dros rape scandal

A writer for news24 has reported on how fake news about the Dros rape scandal was spread by an office administrator at the University of South Africa's (Unisa). The fake news stories were authored by Mahlatse Ramatseba on his website Mzansistories.com. He tweeted a picture on 26 September 2018...

15 Nov 2018

Sanef worries over Mathatha Tsedu's SABC announcement

The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has expressed concern over Mathatha Tsedu's announcement about the need for drastic measures to deal with the South African Broadcasting Corporation's (SABC) dire financial situation. The SABC board member confirmed that by February 2019 the SABC...

15 Nov 2018

OSISA offers media management scholarships at Rhodes

Eight postgraduate students may be granted scholarships to study media management at Rhodes University's Sol Plaatje Institute (SPI) for Media Leadership in 2019. The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) has opened applications for Southern African women media leaders who have...

13 Nov 2018

BHG reaches level one B-BBEE contributor status

The Department of Trade and Industry has awarded Blackstar Holding Group (BHG) level one B-BBEE contributor status. BHG's level one B-BBEE contributor status applies to a number of its brands including Tiso Blackstar Group's media division and its broadcast and content divisions as well as The...

13 Nov 2018

89th Annual World Congress of News Media to be held in NY

New York will host the International News Media Association's (Inma) 89th Annual World Congress of News Media from 13-17 May 2018. The World Congress Week will focus on emerging strategies and best practices for news media companies with an emphasis on the New York market.

30 Oct 2018

Wan-Ifra connects with consortium for protection of media professionals

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has joined a number of international organisations to campaign for the adoption of a new UN Convention dedicated to the protection of media professionals. The coalition includes representatives of journalists, media workers,...

30 Oct 2018

Sanef grieves over Moses Moyo's passing

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is mourning the death of journalist Moses Moyo. Moyo passed away on 25 October 2018 due to illness. He was an editor and publisher at Inner City Gazette newspaper. Furthermore, Moyo was a long-standing Sanef council member.

26 Oct 2018

Icasa to move house

The head office of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) will move to Centurion, Pretoria. The Icasa offices in Sandton, Johannesburg will officially cease operations on 26 October 2018 to commence the relocation process. The offices will re-open at the new location on...

26 Sep 2018

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