Smollan acquires majority share in Student Village

Retail solutions company, Smollan, has recently acquired majority share in the youth marketing and graduate development company, Student Village. The two businesses will collaborate to deliver solutions to brand owners looking to activate their brands in the South African youth market and...

15 Jun 2016

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

New website to inspire youth

Two content producers, Chuma Kave and Ntosh Ntlokwana, have created a new website, New Uprising to encourage youth with advice from entrepreneurship, relationships, inspiration, leadership and living to the best of one's potential. It includes Wendy Luhabe talking about how she discovered her...

31 Oct 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

Student Brands appoints new PR firm

Youth marketing specialists, Student Brands, as appointed Livewired Public Relations as its PR agency. The company provides businesses access to students and enables them to redefine an entire collection of products for the student market, connecting the youth, institutions and businesses throughout...

4 Dec 2012

Finalists in countdown to MTV Base VJ Search

MTV Base VJ Search has selected its three finalists. They are Naledi Radebe (21), Nomzamo Mbatha (22) and Nomuzi Mabena (19), who will appear on camera as they get a makeover and record an episode of the Official African Chart for MTV Base and a TV clip for Club 808. Viewers on DStv Channel 322 and...

19 Sep 2012

YFM annual party this weekend

YFM's annual youth month celebration, 'King of Thrones' takes place on Friday 29 June 2012 at the Blue Room (Old Park Station) in Johannesburg from 8.30pm. Produced by Somizi Mhlongo and the team, it features SAMA winner AKA and fellow rapper Khuli Chana, Toya Delazy, The Muffinz, DJ Cleo and his...

27 Jun 2012

Celebrating Youth Day at Montecasino

Montecasino has a Youth Day slots and tables promotion, with the Piazza offering tickets to view the SA versus England clash live on the big outdoor screen from 3pm. Tickets of R30 include a free beverage (local cider, beer, soft drink or mineral water) and a live performance by the Graeme Watkins...

15 Jun 2012

Start-up student business acquires digital contract

A start-up company, Student Brands, has won the 2012 digital contract for the University of Johannesburg. This includes all the institution's MXit and 2Go advertising, social media and mobi development. The company began in 2009. For more, go to

9 May 2012

Disney XD's Aim High launches with Dale Steyn

Disney XD's Aim High, which gives kids across the country the chance to win a series of mentorships in a different field to learn how to realise their potential, launches its third phase with Dale Steyn, international cricketer. The winner spends a day spent with Steyn, who says, "Mentors have...

20 Feb 2012

5FM host adds TV to repertoire
5FM host adds TV to repertoire

Dineo Lusenga, who hosts the 1am-4am weekend slot on 5FM, makes her first appearance on TV, as she hosts a 13-episode youth-orientated talk show 'Ek Se Lalela' on Mondays from 5-5.30pm on SABC 1. Described as 'edutainment', the show will cover a variety of topics pertinent to aspiring young people...

25 Jan 2012

Campus Media launches 'Mofaya Summer' campaign for Vodacom
Campus Media launches 'Mofaya Summer' campaign for Vodacom

Vodacom selected Campus Media to launch its 'Mofaya Summer' campaign with downloads and free apps for prepaid customers under the age of 25 years. The agency engaged its campus radio partners to source radio advertising. Other platforms used for the campaign were billboards, scrollers and online and...

5 Jan 2012

New Fresh Face for 2012
New Fresh Face for 2012

The 2012 Elle New Fresh Face Talent Search, held in partnership with Woolworths has announced that Port Elizabeth schoolgirl, Chloe Munton, is the winner. She will launch her modelling career with a portfolio and contract from Boss Models, clothes and make-up from Woolworths and the opportunity to...

19 Dec 2011

[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows
[Biz Takeouts] A note on this month's shows

In case you're wondering what's been happening with the Bizcommunity/Chai FM Media & Marketing radio show this month of October 2011, since Chai FM is a Jewish community radio station and this is the month of various Jewish high holy days (Rosh Hashanah/New Year, Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement and...

5 Oct 2011

Annual Kid and Teen Republic Conference adds hip speaker

The Annual Kid and Teen Republic Conference being held on 24 August 2011 in Sandton, Johannesburg has added Hip2b² brand manager, Louise Day. It will give insight about the successful youth brand, which was founded by Mark Shuttleworth in 2002 after his 'First African in Space' venture to...

23 Aug 2011

BlackBerry launches BBM 6, adds support for connected apps

Research In Motion (RIM) announced yesterday, Wednesday, 28 July 2011, the availability of BBM version 6, which provides support for 'BBM connected' apps, allowing users to easily interact with each other from within the connected app. The organisation added that the new app represents an...

29 Jul 2011

Dance supplement in seventeen's July 2011 issue
Dance supplement in seventeen's July 2011 issue

The first 17 Dance annual supplement, created for seventeen magazine readers will come out as part of the July/August 2011 issue. It features 50 pages of dance-specific articles including features to find the perfect dress, hairdo, make-up looks and more for the Matric dance. It is on sale now with...

30 Jun 2011

Website to highlight truth in trafficking
Website to highlight truth in trafficking

click to enlargeMedia Monitoring Africa (MMA) is launching its new Child Protection and Trafficking website today, Wednesday 27 October 2010 to help unpack some of the myths around human trafficking and child safety in South Africa. MMA is trying to create a better understanding of the issues...

27 Oct 2010

Argentina, South Africa meet over sport and art

On Friday, 1 October 2010, a global youth initiative, Catalyst, will be launched. The organisation aims to inspire and empower young talent to use the tools at their disposal in the fields of sport, film, music and academia to shape a new world order based on tolerance, respect, innovation and...

23 Sep 2010

Kids report on world cup, child safety
Kids report on world cup, child safety

With children on extended holidays for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, there were concerns that the sporting event brought with it new threats and risks, in terms of children's safety. Children from Saxonwold and Naturena Primary Schools in Johannesburg attended a children's press...

27 Jul 2010

AAA offers Behind the Scenes workshop
AAA offers Behind the Scenes workshop

The workshop Behind the Scenes, aimed at Grade 11 and 12 Johannesburg learners, offers attendees an insider's view of the challenges and rewards in advertising and how advertisements are put together. It will be held at the AAA School of Advertising Johannesburg on 8 July 2010, 9am-4pm. Hosted by...

30 Jun 2010

Kids' movie site only a click away

Ster-Kinekor Theatres's new interactive, movie-related website for children,, lets them escape into the world of movies and view the latest trailers, read all about the movies and their stars, see what's coming up, play games and download exclusive content all directly...

31 Jul 2009

Collect-a-Can connects via Facebook, Twitter

In a bid to reach the young and tech-savvy market, Collect-a-Can has decided to use social networking sites Facebook and Twitter. It is hoped this will help the organisation tap into an even wider audience, while allowing the public the opportunity to interact actively with it online. The youth...

11 Jun 2009

Block function to boost mobile chatroom safety

Mobile instant messenger MXit last week launched its new chatroom blocking functionality. According to Herman Heunis, CEO of MXit, this is intended to give parents extra control and should bring safety issues under the spotlight at a time when many kids are expected to be spending more time on MXit...

10 Dec 2008

Youth talk show returns

Keeping It Real, South Africa's popular youth talk show, is back with a new look, a new edge and a new host on Tuesday, 2 December 2008, at 4.30pm on SABC2. Each week the new host of Keeping It Real, 22-year-old Noluthando Meje (Nolly), will tackle the hard-hitting as well as the lighter issues...

27 Nov 2008

Tuning in to student needs

Campus Media has established communication channels with viewers that enable students to provide feedback on programming content, as well as advertising campaigns, for its Campus TV service. “At present Campus Media is experiencing a definite increase in the numbers of students that are interacting...

31 Oct 2008

World Young Reader prizes awarded at WAN conference

AMSTERDAM: The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) yesterday, Thursday, 16 October 2008, presented its annual World Young Reader Newspaper of the Year award to the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza at the WAN Readership Conference in Amsterdam. Other winners to receive Young Reader Awards, announced on...

17 Oct 2008

Calling all top women students

Time is running out to attend the invitation-only fifth annual Women's Leadership Conference (WLC) on Thursday, 28 August 2008. Women students registered at any South African tertiary education institution who think they have what it takes to secure a seat should register at...

25 Aug 2008

TV show, Childsafe partnership to fight child accidents

Childsafe, one of the countries' largest advocacy group for child accident prevention, is partnering with SABC1's YOTV in the fight against unintentional child injuries. The initiative has been managed by the PR division of Celebrity Services Africa, which has also handled the change to the...

21 Aug 2008

Interpreting the code of advertising to kids

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa and Consumer Goods Council (CGC) will be running a series of seminars on the new Code for Advertising to Children during August and September 2008 in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, in order to facilitate a national understanding of the...

5 Aug 2008

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