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Let's go outside - safely
Let's go outside - safelyArticle

There is brutal evidence, and no doubt that the implications imposed on the industry from level 5 and level 4 lockdown regulations have left industries battered and bruised. The out of home (OOH) industry, in particular, was first to be hit - as a country we were told 'stay home', we were literally turned off...

Jorja Wilkins, Issued by Primedia Outdoor 2 days ago

Funerals and Covid-19 - How the virus is robbing us of our grief
Funerals and Covid-19 - How the virus is robbing us of our griefArticle

This past weekend, my Facebook timeline was flooded with notifications of watch parties. For those not on the social media platform, the Live feature allows someone to stream an event on Facebook in real time for all their friends or a selected group of people to see...

Mahlatse Mahlase, Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 22 May 2020

No masking Ramaphosa's humour: SA responds to new challenge [social media analysis]
No masking Ramaphosa's humour: SA responds to new challenge [social media analysis]Article

Meltwater, the global leader in media intelligence, analysed social media conversations surrounding President Cyril Ramaphosa's masking mishap; the #facemaskchallenge that emerged; and the posts that still showed nothing but respect for our president...

Issued by Meltwater 29 Apr 2020

Audio efficacy: Primedia Broadcasting celebrates 9 South African Radio Awards wins
Audio efficacy: Primedia Broadcasting celebrates 9 South African Radio Awards winsArticle

Primedia Broadcasting, the operating company for four of South Africa's premier radio stations, 702, 947, CapeTalk, Kfm and news organisation Eyewitness News (EWN), has scooped nine 2020 The South African Radio Awards...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 17 Apr 2020

The power of radio; CapeTalk delivers big factual news impact
The power of radio; CapeTalk delivers big factual news impactArticle

As South Africa passes the halfway mark of the current lockdown period our Mother City-based station, CapeTalk, has intensified efforts to make sure we are providing you with the most relevant, practical and important information related to Covid-19...

Tessa van Staden, Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 7 Apr 2020

#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usual
#Covid-19: Bizcommunity takes business virtual, as usualArticle

Bizcommunity has always been the place where virtual business gets done and is fully set up to seamlessly enable your business communications through the 21-day national lockdown, starting at midnight on 26 March 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Mar 2020

Dustin Chick heads up Razor, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa's new PR agency.
#Newsmaker: Dustin Chick to head up M&C Saatchi Abel's new PR agencyArticle

In case you missed it, M&C Saatchi Group South Africa has launched a new strategic PR agency called Razor, to expand its service offering into the PR and influence space. The agency has appointed Dustin Chick from Ogilvy South Africa, where he spent almost 10 years as head of strategy: influence and public relations...

Jessica Tennant 22 Jan 2020

A month dedicated to Black Friday
A month dedicated to Black FridayArticle

Like having Christmas decorations in shops in October, Black Friday 2019 began well in advance of the day itself...

Eben Esterhuizen 2 Dec 2019

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SA's first Ebola case a training exerciseArticle

South Africa's first Ebola case has turned out to be a field simulation by the International Health Regulations (IHR) in Lesotho to test that country's preparedness.

15 Nov 2019

2020 Bookmark Awards judges are announced
2020 Bookmark Awards judges are announcedArticle

The IAB SA has announced a panel of industry leaders who will judge the Bookmark Awards in 2020...

Issued by IAB South Africa 14 Nov 2019

Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!
Sikuvile Journalism Awards: Finalists announced!Article

The finalists for the 2019 Sikuvile Journalism Awards have been announced...

10 Jun 2019

#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favour
#Bookmarks2019: Bravery in telling stories without fear or favourArticle

Eyewitness News recently won a Bookmarks' Gold for its Poisonous Bullets: The Silent Betrayal of Sindiso Magaqa three-part podcast series...

Jessica Tennant 16 Apr 2019

#Bookmarks2019: ALL THE WINNERS!
#Bookmarks2019: ALL THE WINNERS!Article

The 11th annual Bookmark Awards, hosted at The Forum in Bryanston last night, 28 March 2019, culminated in 142 winners, all truly representative of the South African digital landscape...

Issued by IAB South Africa 29 Mar 2019

IAB announces finalists for 2019 Bookmarks
IAB announces finalists for 2019 BookmarksArticle

The IAB has announced its finalists for the 11th Annual Bookmark Awards that will be held at The Forum, Bryanston on 28 March 2019...

Issued by IAB South Africa 1 Mar 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikesArticle

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise...

21 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: Fuel levies up, focus on improving non-toll roads
#BudgetSpeech2019: Fuel levies up, focus on improving non-toll roadsArticle

During the 2019 Budget Speech, it was announced there will be an increase to fuel levies and that the South African National Roads Agency is allocated an additional R3.5bn over the next three years to improve non-toll roads...

20 Feb 2019

Pippa Green is the new Press Ombud. © .
Pippa Green appointed as the new Press OmbudArticle

The South African Press Council has appointed Pippa Green, a renowned and seasoned journalist and writer as the new Press Ombud...

19 Feb 2019

A new way of listening: Primedia Broadcasting - first South African media company to tap into Amazon Alexa
A new way of listening: Primedia Broadcasting - first South African media company to tap into Amazon AlexaArticle

Primedia Broadcasting, the operating company for four of South Africa's premier radio stations, 702, 947, CapeTalk and Kfm, is the first South African broadcast media company to effectively use the Amazon Alexa as part of bringing the future of radio to listeners...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 8 Feb 2019

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Photo:GCIS
Are foreigners stealing your jobs and healthcare? Find out.Article

Last week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi claimed in a speech that undocumented immigrants are flooding South Africa and overburdening clinics and hospitals...

Savo Heleta, Sharon Ekambaram & Sibongile Tshabala 23 Nov 2018

EWN appoints Mahlatse Mahlase as Group Editor in Chief
EWN appoints Mahlatse Mahlase as Group Editor in ChiefArticle

Eyewitness News (EWN) recently appointed media veteran Mahlatse Mahlase as Group Editor in Chief. Mahlase will join the EWN newsroom from October...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 6 Sep 2018

The IAB SA's Bookmarks 2018 took place on 1 March at the Kyalami Theatre on the Track.
#BOOKMARKS2018: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Article

The winners of the 10th annual Bookmark Awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2018 IAB Digital Summit, both held at The Theatre on the Track, Kyalami, on 1 March 2018...

28 Feb 2018

Image credit: IAB SA Facebook page.
Bookmarks 2018 finalists announced!Article

IAB SA has announced the finalists in the 10th annual Bookmark Awards...

8 Feb 2018

Eyewitness News reporter Gia Nicolaides.
#BizTrends2018: Information overload - finding the 'right' kind of newsArticle

If you heard the news today, it's because you chose to. It doesn't mean that you and I have consumed the same news and even if we have, the information and our level of engagement may be different...

Gia Nicolaides 22 Dec 2017

EWN scoops four Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards
EWN scoops four Vodacom Journalist of the Year AwardsArticle

Eyewitness News (EWN) Cape Town journalists were honoured at the regional Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards held in Cape Town...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 30 Oct 2017

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Cocreating the CapeTalk conversation in the digital decadeArticle

With the rise of social media, there's a deluge of that 'breaking news' information to sift through. You need to be ready to switch focus at the drop of a hat - even while on-air...

Leigh Andrews 20 Oct 2017

Nicolaides, Mortlock and Lindeque in action.
#WomensMonth: Inside the truth of the female-strong EWN newsroomArticle

Your worst nightmares often form the harsh realities of daily work life for the females in Primedia Broadcasting's EWN newsroom. While they spend their days telling other people's tales, I got them to share a few of their own...

Leigh Andrews 25 Aug 2017

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Industry reacts after Derek Hanekom gets the axeArticle

Despite opposition from senior leaders of the ANC, President Jacob Zuma has fired several of his ministers culminating in a mini, but far-reaching reshuffle of his cabinet...

31 Mar 2017

Big winner of the night Ogilvy, on stage for their best digital agency award.
All the 2017 IAB Bookmark Award winners!Article

Ogilvy was recognised as the best agency, with the KFC brand, one of its clients, recognised as the brand of the year at the IAB Bookmark Awards 2017, held at The Galleria in Sandton...

Danette Breitenbach 16 Mar 2017

IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017
IAB announces finalists for Bookmark Awards 2017Article

The IAB SA has announced the Bookmark Awards finalists for 2017. Following several weeks of judging, the panel has narrowed down a record number of entries into a shortlist of official finalists, each demonstrating talent and digital innovation in their respective categories...

22 Feb 2017

Former SAA pilot wins R450,000 in damages for defamation
Former SAA pilot wins R450,000 in damages for defamationArticle

South African Airways (SAA) former pilot and former SAA Pilots' Association chairman John Harty has won R450,000 in damages plus interest for defamation in the Gauteng High Court against the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) and two of its officials.

22 Dec 2016

EWN partners with Auditor General on innovative tool to help in the fight against corruption
EWN partners with Auditor General on innovative tool to help in the fight against corruptionArticle

Eyewitness News (EWN) has created a web tool that will empower citizens to be more active in the fight against corruption...

Issued by Primedia Broadcasting 9 Nov 2016

Anti-corruption web tool launched
Anti-corruption web tool launchedArticle

In the effort to curb corruption, Eyewitness News (EWN), in partnership with the Auditor General, have released a tool that provides the public information on the municipalitys' expenses...

7 Nov 2016

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Sotheby's CEO Jason Rohde arrestedArticle

According to Eyewitness News, CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Jason Rohde has been taken into custody...

23 Aug 2016

Finalists announced for Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2016
Finalists announced for Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2016Article

Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) has announced the finalists in the 2016 Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards, an annual recognition of excellence in South African journalism...

30 May 2016

SABC's protest footage decision: Protective or propaganda?
SABC's protest footage decision: Protective or propaganda?Article

NEWSWATCH: Twitter is lighting up with mentions of 'The SABC' and top man #Hlaudi following the SABC's announcement that they will no longer be screening violent protest action, particularly footage of people burning public institutions, as Motsoeneng reasoned it "promotes violent service delivery protests encourages copycat actions"...

27 May 2016

The most meaningful 45 minutes of Lebogang Rasethaba's career
The most meaningful 45 minutes of Lebogang Rasethaba's careerArticle

Arcade Content director Lebogang Rasethaba recently directed two short documentaries for Operation Smile as part of Y&R South Africa's gutsy live cross-platform idea, #Operation45...

Issued by Arcade Content 15 Mar 2016

[Bookmark Awards 2016] Digital agencies still tops at Bookmark Awards
[Bookmark Awards 2016] Digital agencies still tops at Bookmark AwardsArticle

NATIVE VML took top honours at last night's Bookmark Awards. Held at The Forum in Johannesburg, the agency walked away with the Best Digital Agency in the Special Awards category...

Danette Breitenbach 4 Mar 2016

[Bookmark Awards 2016] All the winners
[Bookmark Awards 2016] All the winnersArticle

The winners for the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards were announced to a packed audience at The Turbine Hall, Newtown on Thursday, 3 March 2016...

4 Mar 2016

All the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards finalists
All the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards finalistsArticle

Finalists for the 2016 IAB Bookmark Awards have been announced, following a record number of entries from South Africa's marketers, agencies, publishers and individuals...

16 Feb 2016

#ZumaMustFall: The political rollercoaster ride
#ZumaMustFall: The political rollercoaster rideArticle

[NEWSWATCH] It's been a topsy-turvy week for South African politics since the removal of Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister. Since then David van Rooyen was elected minister, but only had the title for a weekend...

14 Dec 2015

[BizTrends 2016] Youth activism
[BizTrends 2016] Youth activismArticle

Youth Dynamix (YDx), the specialist youth and family research agency in Johannesburg, has revealed a new awakening in the youth market that will change the landscape for brands Africa into and beyond 2016...

Antoinette Pombo 11 Dec 2015

[NewsMaker] Thabisile Mbete
[NewsMaker] Thabisile MbeteArticle

Thabisile Mbete has been appointed Content Editor at Primedia Broadcasting. She was previously the Executive Producer for the John Robbie Show on 702 and part of 702's management team...

Louise Marsland 14 Oct 2015

[TrendTalk] Death. Streamed live
[TrendTalk] Death. Streamed liveArticle

In this ultra-connected, real time world, death was streamed live this week in two significant game changing events: via Periscope from the Bangkok bomb blast by an eyewitness; and by the murderer who killed two journalists live on breakfast TV in the US...

Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2015

Mixed feelings as business leaders sleep rough
Mixed feelings as business leaders sleep roughArticle

On one of the coldest nights of winter, chief executives from more than 240 companies slept on the pavement. Their efforts were both lauded and criticised...

Shamin Chibba 24 Jun 2015

Going beyond clicktivism with the #Baltimoreriots?
Going beyond clicktivism with the #Baltimoreriots?Article

NEWSWATCH: Hashtags are nothing more than armchair activism, some say. Lately, more attention is given to how the media reports on big news items that become nothing more than hashtags in our minds...

Leigh Andrews 29 Apr 2015

Sanef outraged by abuse of journalists
Sanef outraged by abuse of journalistsArticle

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) is outraged by four more incidents of the abuse of power by police officers, security personnel and taxi drivers against journalists...

23 Apr 2015

The Bookmarks Awards 2015: All the winners
The Bookmarks Awards 2015: All the winnersArticle

IAB SA announced the winners of the 2015 IAB South Africa Bookmarks Awards at Turbine Hall in Newtown Johannesburg on Thursday, 19 February 2015...

19 Feb 2015

Finalists announced for the IAB Bookmark Awards 2015
Finalists announced for the IAB Bookmark Awards 2015Article

The finalists have been confirmed for this year's IAB Bookmarks Awards. Those selected were picked from a record number of entries...

29 Jan 2015

Sanef condemns police interference in press freedom
Sanef condemns police interference in press freedomArticle

The South African National Editors' Forum calls upon the police and the public to respect the right of journalists to do their work and to protect them against those who may not wish for the truth to be known...

26 Jan 2015

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