South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...
Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021
The Advertising Media Forum (AMF) has a fair vantage point to give perspective on what advertisers, agencies and media owners have faced during the Covid-19 crisis...
Issued by Advertising Media Forum 29 Jun 2020
Primedia Broadcasting, the holding company for commercial music and talk radio stations: 947, Kfm 94.5, 702 and CapeTalk in addition to news brand, EWN, received the award for best radio media owner as voted by agency clients at the MOST Awards held in Johannesburg earlier this week...
Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 12 Sep 2019
The African media industry can help shape economic development across the continent...
Industry professionals from all over gathered at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg yesterday, Thursday, 13 September, in their droves to honour the achievements of their peers at the 10th Annual Most Awards...
The Loeries masterclasses started off with a bang, with the well-supported launch of the Women in Marketing: Africa initiative...
Angie White 16 Aug 2018
OpenView has announced a breakthrough deal with Kwesé Free Sports for broadcast in South Africa, bringing premium sports content to over one million homes in South Africa, for free...
Issued by eMedia 14 Mar 2018
The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar...
Promax & BDA is a global, non-profit association dedicated to advancing the role and effectiveness of promotion, marketing and broadcast design professionals in the electronic media...
There have been a number of industry comments in the past week about "SELs" as a "replacement" for LSMs...
Issued by Kantar 30 Aug 2016
Live from the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, Ann Nurock spoke with Marc Taback, CEO of Initiative Media, about his experience in judging work entered into the Media Lions category and the importance of properly packaging your media award entries so that they resonate with the judges, who often view hundreds of piece of work in a day...
Ann Nurock 27 Jun 2016
AdJoin Media has appointed Amanda Louw as head of publisher relations. Louw was formerly at AdClick Africa working with agencies, publishers, ad networks and ad-serving technologies...
Beverley Klein 13 May 2016
Reputation Matters, the South African member of the ECCO network, asked South African journalists for their viewpoint on the future of journalism in the country...
Pan-African fibre-based network service provider Workonline Communications is set to launch Africa's first media exchange platform, which it believes will revolutionise the African media industry...
There is much excitement for the next AMASA forum, to be held on Monday, 30 June. AMASA Joburg will host a stimulating guest speaker all the way from Australia, and one of the most celebrated son 's of the SA media industry: James Hier.
Issued by Amasa 26 Jun 2014
The sports TV segment in Africa is largely under-developed despite several paradoxes; the fact that Africa holds, 1) a very strong sports audience, especially for football games; 2) a large number of TV channels and radio stations; 3) a pool of talented African sports players active in international games.
Nominations have opened for the annual top 40 under 40s in the media. Now in its fourth year, the initiative is aimed at recognising the most influential and talented individuals in the South African media industry under the age of 40.
Sometimes you're amazed at how little you know. I'm not talking about the 702 'Brain of Johannesburg' competition, where the questions are aimed at anyone with a double digit IQ. I'm talking about the media industry.
Harry Herber 15 Apr 2013
"We must keep women media professionals within the media sector". This was the message received by the more than 50 participants attending the 3rd Annual WAN-IFRA Women in News Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, this week, which brought together women from the media industry in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia for a three-day event.
Afrikan Dust Media Group (ADMG) has launched Wabona, Sotho for 'You See', a an online Pay-Per-View video streaming service in beta phase.
A new glossy magazine, targeting people, innovation and entertainment, has been launched by Lonaka Media, a new publishing company. The magazine, entitled PiE, puts people at the heart of the innovative digital era.
NEWSWATCH: The Public Investor Corporation (PIC) won't be supporting the buyout of Avusa, reports Business Day, and Andrew Donaldson, writing in Politicsweb, discusses a piece by Gwede Mantashe, in which the latter, writing in the Sowetan, had mauled the media.
The African Media Initiative (AMI) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have launched a strategic partnership to provide professional training and other forms of technical support to develop media businesses across the African continent.
2011 was a rocky year for the South African media industry, with the ANC seeming to back off, and then not, on the controversial Secrecy Bill - and with slowing economic growth dampening revenues and newspapers continuing to suffer sustained circulation decline. But there were also high points, let us not forget. [multimedia]
Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 12 Dec 2011
M-Net, the South African pay-television channel, has been sub-licensed the rights of its Africa Magic content to international distributor Thema TV in a partnership that will see a selection of Nollywood content translated into French, to be broadcast to the French-speaking regions of Africa.
Adstream has announced the appointment of MediaHost as its exclusive representative for the South African market, launching all solutions across broadcast and print.
AMASA has just completed its Media Planning workshop to specifically train South African Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) beneficiaries on the basics of advertising, insights into the South African media industry and illustrate the full scope of the industry from a sales and marketing perspective, based on its annual Media Planning workshop.
The bigFIG (digital) and Africa Geographic (print) partnership will be planting more than 2 500 indigenous trees in 2011, and will match or better this number in the years going forward. What is your business doing to mitigate its carbon footprint?
The African continent will have 13 submarine cables by the end of 2011, a process that will redefine the technology environment and set the continent on a major broadband explosion, Sadiq Malik, director of operations at Broadband Communication Technologies (BCT), told a workshop at the Africa Media and Broadcasting 2010 Congress at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 29 Nov 2010
The move by the management of pro-government newspaper The New Age, forcing journalists to sign contracts containing 'confidentiality clauses' to stop them from leaking information to the media, might have serious legal implications, experts have told Bizcommunity.com. Moneyweb reported earlier this week that its 27 October 2010 article, containing an insider's chronology of events leading up to mass news staff resignations shortly before launch, has resulted in bosses cracking the whip.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 3 Nov 2010
Bizcommunity.com and Primedia Publishing's AdVantage magazine have announced a strategic partnership which will see Bizcommunity.com becoming the online partner for the print brand as Bizcommunity.com editor and editorial director, Louise Marsland, leaves to take over the reins of AdVantage.
It was announced today, 17 November, that independent printing heavyweight Uniprint and multimedia giant Hirt & Carter will seek to join forces in what will be the largest industry union of its kind in the South African media industry this year. The deal, currently under review by the Competition Commission, will see the two successful companies in a commercial benefit share swap deal to create a merger of equals with all downstream brands and business units unaffected.
Talk Radio 702 station manager Phaladi Gwangwa was the overall winner of this year's Vodacom Women in The Media Awards, Redi Direko was presented with the Vodacom Rising Star Award and veteran journalist and well-known social columnist Gwen Gill received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards took place yesterday, Tuesday, 29 July 2008, in Johannesburg.
South African matriculants willing to study media, telecommunications, engineering, business and health and environment studies, but constrained financially, will from now on be able to do so, bailed out by the SABC Foundation. The foundation, which will provide bursaries to the tune of R650 000, was launched today, Wednesday 5 December 2007, at the SABC headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Dec 2007