Talk2Us expands into Africa

South African brand engagement and internal communication company Talk2Us has announced that it is now acquiring business in other African countries. Founder and CEO Linda Hamman says: "We are delighted to add the Botswana-based company, National Development Bank, to our client list. It is great to...

13 Jan 2011

Conference on strategic media relations

The Strategic Media Relations Conference and Workshop 2007, taking place at The Southern Sun Grayston in Sandton, Johannesburg, 13 - 15 March 2007, will focus on ways in which to build strategic media partnerships and on methods through which to gain public credibility for your organisation. The...

7 Feb 2007

PRISA Prism deadline extended
PRISA Prism deadline extended

click to enlargeThe Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) has extended the deadline for this year's PRISA Prism Awards entries to Friday, 2 February 2007, "due to an unprecedented response from companies wishing to submit entries". Go to for more information....

30 Jan 2007

PR company supports women in IT initiative

HMC Seswa Corporate Communications, an IT-focused public relations company based in Fourways, recently announced its partnership with Women in IT (WIIT), a bursary and mentorship programme, to provide PR assistance in the form of media liaison and formation of communication strategies in the...

4 Dec 2006

Ending the year on a high

PR-Net will end the year on the high with The Cape Times' new editors and chanteuse Irit Nobel on Tuesday, 12 December 2006, at Baran's Restaurant in Cape Town. Tickets are R80 per person. Prebooking and payment is essential: RSVP to...

3 Dec 2006

More Microsoft for Kilimanjaro

Microsoft South Africa has extended its relationship with Kilimanjaro Communication Management Consultants to include PR for its consumer hardware and software, including keyboards, mice, Encarta and the LifeCam range. Kilimanjaro continues to work on Xbox 360 and PC gaming PR for Microsoft.

24 Nov 2006

Uganda to host 21st FAPRA conference in 2007

The Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) has confirmed that it will be hosting the All African Public Relation Conference in Kampala in June 2007. The theme and programmes for the conference will be communicated in due course, and updates will be available on

10 Nov 2006

Hand in glove - PR and production

The Production Box is a recently launched event production service aimed specifically at the PR industry. "Event logistics and production planning and execution are a labour intensive exercise, and as most PR agencies charge per hour, clients just don't get real value for money," says co-founder...

4 Oct 2006

Coming together for a common purpose

Tish Stewart PR Associates (TSPR) has been acquired by Letsema Holdings, a professional services group, resulting in a name change to Letsema Communications. Letsema is a Setswana word meaning 'a group of people coming together for a common purpose'. According to Isaac Shongwe, non-executive...

10 Aug 2006

Three international PR awards for SA

The Banking Association of South Africa's Mzansi Account programme has been awarded "The Best of the Year", "The Best Consumer Marketing Programme" and the "Best Programme in the Middle East & Africa" by The Holmes Report at a recent gala function in Berlin. This is the first time that a single...

19 Jun 2006

Extending the sceptre over PR

Eighty five percent of the 28-year old PR company Westcom has been acquired by Sceptre Marketing, a 100% black-owned company. Sceptre Marketing, owned by Wanda Shuenyane, Abey Mokgwatsane and Jameson Hlongwane, already has a controlling interest in experiental and communications agency VWV, known...

31 May 2006

PR arm for brand agency

Independent brand communications agency Troika Imagineering Works has expanded its in-house range of integrated marketing communications services with the establishment of a fully-fledged PR division, headed up by Marilyn de Villiers, who previously held the position of strategic content and...

17 May 2006

Win with Bizcommunity, SANparks and PRISA

South African National Parks (SANparks) is offering prizes of weekends away to South African PRISA members who register between 11 and 18 May 2006 for the FAPRA All Africa PR Conference "Managing Africa's Reputation" 21-23 May 2006. The first five delegates to register through and...

14 May 2006

Call for PRISA board nominations

The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) is calling for nominations for a chairman and vice-chairman of its board. Candidates need to be registered as accredited or chartered public relations practitioners (APRs or CPRPs) and willing to serve a two-year term. Elections will take...

18 Apr 2006

Gold PRISA PRISM for Ekurhuleni

First time entrant Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has won the PRISA Prism Awards Gold Award for excellence for its PR campaign "Business is Red Hot in Ekurhuleni" Business Week, which took place in November 2005. Judges described the entry as "exceptional, brilliant, different to previous...

23 Mar 2006

Pictures of PRISA PRISM awards now online

Photos of the PRISA PRISM Awards evening, of which was a media sponsor, are available for viewing at The annual awards ceremony recognises excellence in the public relations field and is run by the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA)....

21 Mar 2006

Triple PRISM scoop for Magna Carta

Magna Carta Public Relations scooped three accolades at the recent 2006 PRISA PRISM Awards, winning the sponsorship category with its Standard Bank Pro20 Series campaign, and the advocacy and lobbying category with its South African Reserve Bank Makoya Moola campaign, which also received the overall...

21 Mar 2006

A PRISM for Atmosphere

Atmosphere Communications has won a PRISM Award in the consumer marketing category for its MWEB Home 1-gigabyte ADSL campaign at PRISA's recent annual awards ceremony in Johannesburg. Says Nicola Nel, MD of Atmosphere Communications, "The superbly implemented campaign achieved publicity well in...

19 Mar 2006

PR Recognition

The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa will be presenting its annual PRISA PRISM Awards at on Thursday 16 March at the forum | the campus in Bryanston. Now in its ninth year, the Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of the public relations and communication industries. For more...

9 Mar 2006

New artiste management website for Gaenor

KLT-VT, a division of Lifesource Marketing, has designed and developed a new and improved website for Gaenor Artiste Management ( The website gives the entertainment industry access to the portfolios of South African artists and is designed so that it can be updated daily, giving...

17 Jan 2006

Gold world award for Maverick

Mixael de Kock, Chief Executive of South Africa's The MAVERICK Group received a 2005 IPRA Gold World Award for Excellence in Public Relations in London on Friday, 4 November 2005. The glittering banquet was hosted by the International Public Relations Association in the historic Gladstone Library of...

6 Nov 2005

New face for Aramis

Olympic champion Ryk Neethling has been signed up as the new face of Aramis Lab Series, an SA men's grooming house. Neethling was voted SA's most popular local celebrity in the Heat Hot 100 poll this year. Marcus Brewster Publicity will manage the publicity around the brand's new marketing...

11 Oct 2005

A PR opportunity

PRISA's annual conference, held in Durban this year, will be addressing major challenges within the profession Speakers and panellists will be providing inspiration and direction on social responsibility, government communication, communication channels into Africa, media and transformation, as...

22 May 2005

PR-Net at the swish Westcliff next week

PR-Net Gauteng is hosting Clive Webster, senior partner and founder of specialist perception measurement firm, Objectivity, on: 'Using Perception Measurement to Develop an Effective Communications Strategy'. Venue: The Westcliff, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, 24 February 2005. Berkman promises that the menu is...

16 Feb 2005

PRISA broadcast on DSTV postponed to 17 January

The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) DSTV interactive PRISM Awards broadcast has been postponed to 17 January 2005 to enable wider participation. The broadcast of the live pre-entry programme is in preparation for the public relations and communications industry's PRISM Awards,...

10 Jan 2005

Anglo mourns death of company spokesman

It is with deep sadness that Anglo Platinum announced that Mike Mtakati, Group Manager, Corporate Communications and the company spokesperson, was tragically killed, together with his wife, Nonhlanhla and his four children, in a car accident early December 2004. Their nieces, travelling with them,...

9 Jan 2005

PR-Net launches in Gauteng with new Elle editor

At PR-Net's first Gauteng meeting on 28 July, former Style editor Jacqueline Myburgh, now at the helm of Elle Magazine, will share her vision for Elle and highlight publicity opportunities. The venue is 5fm DJ Nicole Fox's hot spot, Shoukara in Rivonia. Go to to register. Entry...

25 Jul 2004

Greening the Future Award winners

Anglo American plc and Richards Bay Minerals (RBM), topped the list of winners at this year's prestigious Greening the Future Awards, which celebrate companies and organisations in South Africa that invest in the environment. Anglo won this category for its multinational leadership and environmental...

6 Jun 2004

Turning up the Heat

It was the launch of new weekly international celeb magazine, Heat, a week ago. The 'fiery' launch took place at the still elegant City Hall in Jozi, complete with fireaters, the odd stiltwalker and carnival performers. But it will take more than a bit of fire to produce 100-pages of celeb news and...

8 Mar 2004

Do you know your worth?

Talking of change and reputation... check out the new salary survey by AdTalent on: Are you being paid enough? Are you, as the boss, overpaying? Underpaying?

8 Mar 2004

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