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2020 Prism Young Voices announced!The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) is proud to announce the 2020 Prism Young Voices (PYV) after closing the call for entries on Sunday, 9 February 2020. Prism Young Voices gives 10 young people an opportunity to be mentored by South Africa's top public relations and communications professionals during the 2020 Prism Awards, in an effort to inspire and upskill them. 13 Feb 2020 Read more

Prism Awards entries and Young Voices deadlines extendedThe Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (Prisa) is extending the entry deadlines for Prism Awards and for all aspiring Prism Young Voices applicants. 11 Feb 2020 Read more

#PRISMAwards20: Call for young voicesThe PRISM Young Voices (PYV) gives 10 young people an opportunity to be mentored by South Africa's top public relations and communications professionals during the 2020 PRISM Awards, in an effort to inspire and upskill them. 24 Jan 2020 Read more

PRISM Awards calls for 2020 entriesCalling all communications and public relations consultancies to submit their online entries for the industry's most sought-after awards. 23 Jan 2020 Read more

The Bell Pottinger public relations blunderRecently a leading media personality in South Africa made a statement in response to complaints about the ravages of "fake news" flooding the country, saying "if it is fake news, it is not news." 26 Jul 2017 Read more

Rianette Leibowitz announced as PRISA's new Accreditation Committee chairpersonThe Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) hosted its annual Accreditation Committee (APR) AGM on 21 June 2017 at the PRISA head office. 29 Jun 2017 Read more

PRISA aligns the industry to international standardsThe 2017 PRISA National Conference, which was held at the Indaba Hotel from 4-5 May, was deemed to be a success by delegates. The local and international speakers that attended this event imparted their knowledge and global expertise. “We would like to thank our international speakers from the International Communication Consultancy Organization (ICCO) and our national speakers for their significant contribution to this conference”, says Adele Paulsen, Executive Director of PRISA. 12 May 2017 Read more

PRISA proudly announces its new honorary officersAt the 2017 PRISA Annual General Meeting (AGM), Kavitha Kalicharan, APR, was announced as PRISA president. Malesela Maubane, CPRP, now occupies the president elect position and Daniel Munslow, CPRP, was inaugurated as the new vice president. 8 May 2017 Read more

Leading communicator Maxim Behar, keynote speaker at 2017 PRISA National ConferenceCelebrating its diamond anniversary this year, the Public Relations Institute (PRISA) is pulling out all the stops for its annual conference running from 4-5 May 2017, at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. 24 Mar 2017 Read more

Owning the future of PR and leadership through innovative communication2017 PRISA National Conference – “Leading through innovative communication” is set out to convene futurists, business leaders and communication professionals to discuss key issues surrounding innovation, communication and leadership. The conference will be held on 4-5 May 2017, at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Sandton, Gauteng. 14 Mar 2017 Read more

PRISM Awards 2017 - Celebrating two decades of excellence in public relations and communicationSouthern Africa's premier awards for public relations excellence, the PRISM Awards, celebrates two decades in 2017. The call for entries has opened and this year sees a number of new categories, including more opportunities in the digital environment and students studying public relations. The deadline for entries is 27 March, with the prestigious awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, 7 May 2017. 5 Jan 2017 Read more

PRISA welcome addressPRISA Members, conference speakers, partners from industry and academic institutions, delegates from Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia and Cameroon, our sponsors, PRISA Honorary Officers and Chairs of the various committee, distinguished guests, I am humbled by the opportunity to participate at our 59th Conference in the beautiful city of Durban. 13 Sep 2016 Read more

PRISA at the LoeriesPRISA, the recognised leader of the public relations and communication management profession in southern Africa and beyond, proudly announces its collaboration with the Loeries. PRISA is honoured to be the official sponsor of the Loeries Public Relations Communication category. 21 Jul 2016 Read more

Online entry system on the agenda for Prepping for PRISMsThe newly launched online entry system for the PRISM Awards is one of the key topics on the agenda for next week's Prepping for PRISM Awards workshop. 21 Jan 2016 Read more

PRISM Awards entries go onlineThe PRISM Awards has ditched its paperwork and moved the entry system for the 2016 awards exclusively online. The deadline for entries is 15 February 2016, with the prestigious awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, 17 April 2016. 14 Jan 2016 Read more