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Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South Africa
Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South AfricaArticle

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

SA's retail credit market and the impact of Covid-19
SA's retail credit market and the impact of Covid-19Article

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

Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRF
Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRFArticle

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

SA's clothing retailers welcome directives from Patel
SA's clothing retailers welcome directives from PatelArticle

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...

13 May 2020

Patel meets with clothing and textile industry
Patel meets with clothing and textile industryArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has met with representatives of the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sector...

6 May 2020

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Sanef reacts to the Icasa-NCRF community radio matterArticle

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...

25 Oct 2019

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Icasa refutes NCRF's claims, calls for collaborationArticle

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has refuted claims by the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF)...

21 Oct 2019

Government, media talk digital migration
Government, media talk digital migrationArticle

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

World Radio Day celebrationsArticle

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.

13 Feb 2013

Clothing industry - D-day for decent workArticle

A major confrontation is brewing in the clothing industry, in which business and labour must choose between higher wages or more employment.

Claire Bisseker 22 Mar 2011

Are retailers to blame for SA's clothing industry woes?
Are retailers to blame for SA's clothing industry woes?Article

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

Clothing retailers consider outsourcingArticle

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

Issa Sikiti da Silva
SA's 'last chance' to save community TVArticle

'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

Community radio takes on gender, world cupArticle

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

SA media ownership and control headache
SA media ownership and control headacheArticle

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

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Media ownership fails to engender content diversity - DOCArticle

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

Textile companies continuing to fail
Textile companies continuing to failArticle

Factory closures and retrenchments are continuing in SA's clothing and textile sector but consumer demand remains solid and the rate of collapses seems to be slowing.

Charlotte Mathews 27 Jan 2010

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Rural community radio's ‘road to perdition'Article

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 board members for National Community Radio Forum
New board members for National Community Radio ForumArticle

New members have been elected to the board of the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF).

12 Jan 2010

Issa Sikiti da Silva
‘Monopoly media ownership hurting SA democracy'Article

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

Register now for Mindblast 09Article

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.

27 Oct 2009

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Community media's challenges to produce quality contentArticle

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

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Govt funding a threat to community media's editorial integrity?Article

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

Deadline for attendance at Community Radio media reflectionArticle

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.

14 Sep 2009

Permanent SABC board nomination process flawed - coalition
Permanent SABC board nomination process flawed - coalitionArticle

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

Your CREW (Children's Radio Education Workshop) needs you!Article

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.

20 Feb 2009

Community Media Awards 2008 winnersArticle

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).

2 Jun 2008

Jozi FM emergency meetingArticle

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.

28 Sep 2007

Sibongile Mtyali to programme Motsweding FM
Sibongile Mtyali to programme Motsweding FMArticle

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.

31 Aug 2007

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