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More South Africans choose home

About a million more South Africans toured SA in 2008 compared to the previous year, said tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk. The minister of tourism was speaking in Sandton, Johannesburg, yesterday 22 July 2009 at the release of the South African tourism domestic travel statistics for 2008.

By Tshepiso Seopa 23 Jul 2009

Digital Dzonga launched

The Department of Communications officially launched its Digital Dzonga, an advisory body for South Africa's broadcast digital migration, yesterday, 21 July 2009.

By Tshepiso Seopa 22 Jul 2009

Aegis acquires Call Centre Nucleus

South Africa's Call Centre Nucleus group has been fully acquired by Aegis, India's business process outsourcing arm of the diversified Essar group, it was announced yesterday 9 July 2009. The company says the purchase of CCN is a part of its strategy to invest R500 million in next three years and create 5000 jobs in South Africa.

By Tshepiso Seopa 11 Jul 2009

ICASA invites submissions for broadcasting self-provisioning

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) is inviting interested parties to make submissions for applications for Individual Electronic Communications Network Services by Broadcasting Service Licensees for the purpose of self-provision.

By Tshepiso Seopa 8 Jul 2009

High broadband costs stifle innovation, opportunities

It is accepted that broadband costs in South Africa are high as compared to many countries. In the effort to remedy that, the government established the Broadband Infraco in 2006 with the main objective of expanding the availability as well as the affordability of electronic telecoms in South Africa.

By Tshepiso Seopa 3 Jul 2009

Brand SA aims for the Barcelona 92 effect

South Africa has been given a pass mark of 75% by the football governing body for successfully hosting the Confederations Cup tournament. Now Brand South Africa is aiming at triggering the so-called Barcelona effect when it hosts the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

By Tshepiso Seopa 3 Jul 2009

Spotlight on Kingdom of Lesotho

The textile and clothing industry has grown significantly over the past few years, and has helped with investments and job creation, in Lesotho. There are still however many investment opportunities in the knit fabric mills, laundry facilities, electronic and electrical appliances, call centre and diamond mining industries.

By Tshepiso Seopa 26 Jun 2009

Stop sensationalising crime, international media told

So far 12 games have been played and four are remaining in the ‘noisiest FIFA Confederations Cup tournament', and the event has progressed reasonably smoothly. However, the Local Organising Committee and government took international media to task on Monday 22 June 2009 over what they feel is the sensationalism of incidents of crime surrounding the event.

By Tshepiso Seopa 23 Jun 2009

The struggle continues for corporate communicators

Delegates attending the Melcrum Corporate Communication Management Summit that ends today, 4 June 2009, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Johannesburg, heard that the struggle still continues for communicators to be taken seriously and be seen as professionals who contribute to the bottom line.

By Tshepiso Seopa 4 Jun 2009

Businesses need to be transparent during the difficult times

The inaugural Melcrum Corporate Communication Management Summit is currently underway at the Rosebank Crowne Plaza Hotel in Johannesburg.

By Tshepiso Seopa 3 Jun 2009

Brrrr is 2009 cool brand

The 2009 Sunday Times Generation Next cool brands have been decided by a jury of 5 000 urbanites aged 8 to 22 years. Loved, for its Brrrr effect, Coke is the overall coolest brand; while Nokia claimed the second coolest brand spot and Nike is the third coolest brand.

By Tshepiso Seopa 2 Jun 2009

Internet talk radio coming to Soweto

As of June 2009, anyone in the world wanting to know the latest information and more about Soweto, the world's most famous township, will be able to do so by listening to Soweto Internet Radio, a new mainstream talk radio station based in the township and broadcasting via the Internet.

By Tshepiso Seopa 14 May 2009

Ligwalagwala FM marketing boss moves to greener pastures

He has spent the last two years plying his trade in Nelspruit as marketing manager for Ligwalagwala FM and now Mfundo Ntsibande is on his way to Johannesburg to be MD of a new advertising agency to be known as Slick Marketing.

By Tshepiso Seopa 17 Apr 2009

Using word-of-mouth can pay off

The global economic recession is putting strain on a lot of purses, thus demanding that we as individuals stretch every rand further. The same applies to companies, which is why businesses are looking at adding tools that offer budget cuts and also boost revenues in a cost-effective manner.

By Tshepiso Seopa 17 Apr 2009

What do people want from mobile?

The little communications device that first started as a tool to simply receive and make calls has evolved so much that now it has a lot of additional services and accessories. One such is mobile TV, which, as with other new media tools, can embrace well as other social tools that bring together small communities. In doing so, it creates a funnel for campaigners who are aiming to sell or promote products to niche markets.

By Tshepiso Seopa 8 Apr 2009

Further consequences of SABC's financial woes?

It looks as if it will be business unusual for the SABC's above and below the-line agencies. It emerged this week that the national broadcaster has not renewed some of its agency contracts at the end of its fiscal year - a consequence of its current financial woes?

By Tshepiso Seopa 3 Apr 2009

Sidney Baloyi to replace Eric Myeni on SAfm?

This week of 23 March 2009 marks the last week of the much-anticipated radio reshuffling period, when programme managers are finalising their lineups of the players who will be taking them into the period ahead. As it is to be expected, most have been very discreet and have played their cards close to their chest.

By Tshepiso Seopa 26 Mar 2009

Motsweding FM loses show hosts

It looks as though Diphologolo tsa monatenate will need another nickname soon. Two of the station's hosts, Chris Matshaba and his drive-time co-host Kabelo Mosito resigned on air last week Wednesday 11 March 2009.

By Tshepiso Seopa 18 Mar 2009

Tug of war at SABC

Representatives of the Communications Workers Union and the management of the SABC group sales walked out of a meeting which was held today, Thursday, 12 March 2009, following a sit-in yesterday in the office of the group CEO of the SABC by union members.

By Tshepiso Seopa 12 Mar 2009

SABC journalism interns graduate

A group of 55 journalism interns, who underwent a 12-month skills development programme at the SABC, graduated earlier this week.

By Tshepiso Seopa 12 Mar 2009

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