The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) of South Africa has awarded Ipsos the contract to perform the official radio research in South Africa for the next five years...
Issued by Ipsos 3 May 2021
The credit industry is affected by the decrease in retail activity which in future could see access for consumers to traditional banking and finance-related products being impacted...
Jaco van Jaarsveldt 11 Jun 2020
The announcement regarding the finalisation of the clothing, footwear and bedding that may be sold during Stage 4 of lockdown, was preceded by detailed submissions made by various retailers...
Anthony Thunstrom 14 May 2020
Clothing retailers have welcomed the additional directives issued yesterday by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel, on the type of clothing and bedding which may be sold...
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has met with representatives of the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sector...
The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has responded to Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (Icasa) closure of 29 local community radio stations...
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has refuted claims by the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF)...
Kimberley - Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says the Department of Communications has the responsibility of ensuring that South Africans migrate from the analogue to digital world, with the help of media and government communicators.
More Matshediso 24 Oct 2014
In celebration of World Radio Day, UNESCO, in partnership with National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), is hosting a two-day capacity building training on integrating ICT's in radio broadcasting on 13 and 14 February 2013 in Johannesburg.
It is a misplaced perception that clothing retailers are to be blamed for either the current labour and wage disputes taking place in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal and elsewhere and for the closure of clothing manufacturers and the subsequent loss of jobs.
Renato Palmi 12 Oct 2010
SA Clothing retailers are considering moving orders for Christmas stock to suppliers outside the country. This is because of the lingering uncertainty about the future of 386 local manufacturers who are not complying with minimum wages and labour standards.
Jana Marais 13 Sep 2010
'Marginalised', 'neglected', fragmented and left to fend for itself, the SA community TV ship is gradually sinking, prompting calls for desperate measures. The fate of SA community TV lies with the Department of Communications (DOC), ICASA, Sentech, Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and other stakeholders, which are currently locked in an emergency summit in Boksburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 26 May 2010
The world's media eyes will soon squarely focus on South Africa, with millions from across the globe tuning in via multimillion-dollar broadcasts. Yet even as the international media and big broadcasters move in and journalists descend from all over the world, in SA, like much of Africa, community radio is still a key source of information and news for many communities, linking local activities and issues with international perspectives.
Deborah Walter 10 May 2010
South Africa's ‘excessive' media ownership and control at the hands of a very few players continues to be the main topic of discussion in political, media, civil society and academic circles, with some calling for an urgent intervention to regulate what they see as a ‘selfish' and ‘slow-transforming' industry.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 5 Mar 2010
The South African media landscape has failed to engender content diversity in the past 10 years or so, and this draws a conclusion that ownership and control does not always lead to the diversity of ideas, Dr Mashilo Boloka, of the Department of Communications (DOC), said today, Monday, 15 February 2010 in Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 15 Feb 2010
Africa's rural radio community stations, like the audiences they inform and entertain, face an ongoing struggle for survival. In South Africa, where over 50% of community radio stations are said to be based in rural areas, their challenges range from higher signal distribution costs to financial sustainability, shortage of skills, up-to-date equipment to logistics (inability to travel around), among others.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 21 Jan 2010
New members have been elected to the board of the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF).
The issue of media ownership concentration at the hands of a few companies - 95% or so of print media is in the hands of Caxton, Avusa, Media24 and foreign-owned Independent Newspapers, and 42% of radio by SABC - was once again at the forefront of an intense media discussion hosted last night, 29 October 2009 by Amandla Forum in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 30 Oct 2009
The AIDC (Alternative Information Development Centre) and NCRF (National Community Radio Forum) will hold the Popular Media Mindblast 09 in Upington, 6-11 December 2009, together with the NCRF biannual general meeting.
A community media organisation should not just be a team of talking heads but rather produce dramas, documentaries and real content related to social and economic issues affecting their constituencies, Dr Tanja Bosch, of the University of Cape Town's School of Film and Media Studies, told a two-day community media conference held last week in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 12 Oct 2009
While community media activists and leaders wish to crucify government entities over the ‘lack of support' of their organisations, media specialists warn of an imminent danger the state funding will pose to the editorial integrity of community media. This has emerged at the community media reflection conference held in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 8 - 9 October 2009.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 9 Oct 2009
The deadline to apply for attendance to the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) and Alternative Information Development Centre (AIDC) Community Media Reflection, to be held early in October, is Tuesday, 15 September 2009.
The campaign for the nomination process of the new permanent SABC board has two major flaws: the July 31 deadline is extremely tight and the dissemination process notifying the public about the nomination process is wholly insufficient, according to the Save our SABC Coalition.
Issa Sikiti da Silva 13 Jul 2009
Applications are now open for both participants and facilitators in Bush Radio's Children's Radio Education Workshop project. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 24 February 2009.
Sanelisiwe Fortunate Cele of Radio Khwezi has been crowned Best Overall Winner in the inaugural 2008 Community Media Awards which took place over the weekend. These awards are an initiative by SABC News, in partnership with the Media Development Diversity Agency (MDDA), National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Association of Christian Broadcasters (ACB) and the Independent Forum for Religious Broadcasting (IFRB).
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has called for an emergency meeting today, Monday, 1 October 2007, with the parties involved in the Sowetan community radio station Jozi FM crisis. Recently, Jozi FM has been embroiled in a controversy over control of the radio station by various groups, challenging the legitimacy of the current management and the board.
Earlier this week, Motsweding FM announced that it has appointed the first female programme manager in the history of the radio station – Sibongile Mtyali. She takes over as of 1 September 2007.