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Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

Jameson's Beatha skincare launch a PR stunt
Jameson's Beatha skincare launch a PR stuntArticle

Jameson revealed on 1 April that the product launch was simply the start of a Comedy Month campaign...

6 Apr 2021

NSFAS finalising checks on funding applications
NSFAS finalising checks on funding applicationsArticle

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is currently finalising the due diligence and quality checks of the application information received...

25 Feb 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less
#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-lessArticle

Entertaining: insights into culture, language and prejudices; Sunday Times booze advertorial sets new standard for media capture...

Brendan Seery 24 Feb 2021

'All is well' - remain positive and embrace change in times of uncertainty
'All is well' - remain positive and embrace change in times of uncertaintyArticle

As a senior lecturer in the psychology department at Cornerstone Institute, I endeavour to inspire and support students. I help them to believe in their full potential, despite circumstances that can be debilitating...

Dr Sharon Johnson, Issued by Cornerstone Institute 24 Feb 2021

Mike McCarthy on the future of CNN, Trump, social media and fake news
Mike McCarthy on the future of CNN, Trump, social media and fake newsArticle

Mike McCarthy, executive vice president and general manager of CNN International, shares insights on the future of CNN, Trump, social media and fake news...

23 Feb 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility
EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibilityArticle

I chat with Solly Moeng ahead of the Davos Online Communications Summit, where he was one of the panellists at the virtual event on Thursday 25 February 2021...

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

The cultural uprising of social media apps
The cultural uprising of social media appsArticle

Lerato Sibanda writes that we are missing out from many opportunities and basic social interaction as a result of the uprising of social media apps...

Lerato Sibanda 19 Feb 2021

Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021
Looking forward to safer air travel in 2021Article

For those in the aviation industry, the Covid-19 pandemic brought with it one of the most turbulent years on record. But for Aviation Co-ordination Services, the lessons of 2020 and the hope of a vaccine could see passengers return to a safer and more efficient airport experience...

Issued by ACS 11 Feb 2021

Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spend
Why SA retailers are asking the wrong questions around IT spendArticle

...And how to get to the right questions, and the right spend!

Allan Dickson 5 Feb 2021

Bronwyn Williams, director, FluxTrends
#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the worldArticle

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

Nicci Botha 2 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news
#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted newsArticle

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

SANEF calls for responsible media reporting on Covid-19 and vaccines
SANEF calls for responsible media reporting on Covid-19 and vaccinesArticle

The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) is deeply concerned about the high level of misinformation, fake news and disinformation relating to Covid-19 and to vaccination...

13 Jan 2021

Malcolm Mooi
#BizTrends2021: Addressing educational issues and making improvements in 2021Article

In 2020, the education sector came under major scrutiny in what can best be described as 'the most turbulent year yet'...

Malcolm Mooi 5 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Why radio remains a content stalwart in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Why radio remains a content stalwart in 2021Article

After almost 100 years of radio in South Africa, it's only fitting that this 'timer' medium became our companion in the year that needs no restatement...

Deirdre King 14 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Legal
#BestofBiz 2020: LegalArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2020 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Legal site over the past year below...

11 Dec 2020

#PulpNonFiction: 12 reads for Christmas
#PulpNonFiction: 12 reads for ChristmasArticle

Bronwyn Williams puts together a list of books that would make the ideal gift for everyone on your festive shopping list. Some old, some new, they are all sure to inspire interesting conversations...

Bronwyn Williams 11 Dec 2020

Know the ABCs of PR and communications
Know the ABCs of PR and communicationsArticle

As many public relations officers know, in order to be successful, you need to be multi-faceted and multi-skilled to juggle the everyday combination of client service, media deadlines, content development, strategic counsel and creativity...

17 Nov 2020

A response led by scientists and researchers must be central to any current and future threats. Donwilson Odhiambo/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Strong leadership fought Covid-19 in Africa: the next step is to harness researchArticle

African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of Covid-19...

Monique Wasunna 12 Nov 2020

2020 European Film Fest in SA to offer free screenings, events and filmmaker engagements
2020 European Film Fest in SA to offer free screenings, events and filmmaker engagementsArticle

The 2020 European Film Festival will offer a programme of free special events and filmmaker engagements along with free online screenings of new European films from 12 November...

9 Nov 2020

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Wan-Ifra's World Digital Media Awards 2020 winners announcedArticle

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2020 winners of its World Digital Media Awards...

22 Oct 2020

Henley Africa MBA student named SA Journalist of the Year at 2020 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year Awards
Henley Africa MBA student named SA Journalist of the Year at 2020 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year AwardsArticle

Henley Africa MBA student Pauli van Wyk has been named South African Journalist of the Year at the 2020 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year Awards...

Issued by Henley Business School 19 Oct 2020

The power of storytelling
The power of storytellingArticle

Storytelling has the power to bring people together, offer guidance, hope and inspiration, with the most resonant stories lasting thousands of years...

Issued by Dentsu 14 Oct 2020

Prisa president, Dr Dalien Rene Benecke – senior lecturer Communication at the University of Johannesburg.
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: The role of PR and communication during crisisArticle

Dr Dalien Rene Benecke, Prisa president and senior lecturer of communication at the University of Johannesburg, presented on the role PR and communication play in helping city, regional/provincial and country government communicate better in times of crises...

Juanita Pienaar 13 Oct 2020

5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagement
5 benefits to consolidating your audience engagementArticle

Why you should consider transitioning your audience engagement and management to your own private platform...

Issued by Fabrik 13 Oct 2020

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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards: A virtual affairArticle

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Awards 2020 will take place on Thursday, 15 October. This year the event is completely virtual, with guests and shortlisted candidates streaming in to view who will walk away with this year's Awards...

12 Oct 2020

Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemicArticle

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

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PR swaggers in as content loses its crownArticle

Sasha Kupritz, public relations specialist at TenacityPR argues that PR should be at the heart of any content-led initiative...

Sasha Kupritz 8 Oct 2020

IAB South Africa Digital Content Marketing Committee announcement
IAB South Africa Digital Content Marketing Committee announcementArticle

The IAB South Africa has announced the appointment of the Digital Content Marketing Committee, led by Sarah Browning-de Villiers, Chief Content Officer at Machine_ (Publicis Groupe)...

Issued by IAB South Africa 7 Oct 2020

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Covid-19 + social media = ?Article

Anathi Kumalo, social media manager at Grey Advertising, writes that it is vital for brands to continuously research consumer behaviour and remain in touch with how their products are being used. This will enable brands to create relevant social media content and highlight the sentimental associations that consumers have with their products...

Anathi Kumalo 5 Oct 2020

Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technology
Digital democracy is still a long way off in Africa: it takes more than technologyArticle

From the mid-2000s onwards, the digital revolution raised hopes of democratic transformation and strengthening in Africa. But it hasn't quite turned out like that...

Nic Cheeseman and Lisa Garbe 2 Oct 2020

Smile 90.4FM becomes a trusted source for information in the midst of a global pandemic
Smile 90.4FM becomes a trusted source for information in the midst of a global pandemicArticle

Smile 90.4FM's early investment in a multiplatform approach empowered the station to rapidly surround their community with accurate, verified news about the pandemic, resulting in an increase in audio streaming...

Issued by Fabrik 25 Sep 2020

The Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest weekend newspaper, was used to spread disinformation. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP via Getty Images.
Journalism makes blunders but still feeds democracy: An insider's viewArticle

Politics editor Thabo Leshilo asked the Anton Harber, the veteran South African journalist, editor and journalism professor at the University of the Witwatersrand to provide the highlights of his new book: For the Record: Behind the Headlines in an Era of State Capture...

Anton Harber 18 Sep 2020

(Brasília - DF, 14/11/2019) Palavras do Presidente da República da África do Sul, Cyril Ramaphosa. Foto: Isac Nóbrega/PR. Licensed under the .
President Ramaphosa salutes media for Covid-19 coverageArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the South African media for its in-depth coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic, despite the industry itself being confronted by daunting challenges...

15 Sep 2020

Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safety
Adapting to the ever-changing requirements of brand safetyArticle

The most basic definition of brand safety is the set of measures marketers put in place to protect their brand, and its reputation, from negative or harmful digital content. The inclusion of the word 'digital' in that definition may be the reason the problem evolved to the extent that it almost feels unmanageable in 2020...

Megan Sayle, Issued by Dentsu 3 Sep 2020

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Have we forgotten how to check if it's fake news or fact?Article

Media strategist Eve Pennington is concerned that fake news is clouding the efficacy of the published word...

Eve Pennington 1 Sep 2020

#PulpNonFiction: If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust?
#PulpNonFiction: If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust?Article

Referring to Peter Pomerantsev's This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, Bronwyn Williams explains why the only way to regain trust and truth in society is for individuals themselves to realise that the price of freedom of speech and free flowing information is a personal responsibility...

Bronwyn Williams 31 Aug 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Truth and trash in the circular economy
#PulpNonFiction: Truth and trash in the circular economyArticle

Rereading Terry Pratchett's, The Truth, Bronwyn Williams was struck by a minor character who reminded her that every messy problem is a business opportunity in disguise and tells us how this side story is playing out in various guises around the world...

Bronwyn Williams 24 Aug 2020

#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Deirdre King; "Radio has been gifted a unique opportunity to reinvent itself"Article

Deirdre King, newly appointed MD at Jacaranda FM says it's critical for brands to demonstrate heart and that we ought to surround ourselves or build a team of people who will not allow a virus dictate how they run their business or do their job...

Jessica Tennant 17 Aug 2020

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Investment in stakeholder relationships key to organisational sustainability post-Covid-19Article

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the communication department as a critical function in building organisational reputation, especially during a crisis...

Brightness Mangolothi and Malesela Maubane 12 Aug 2020

IAB SA Digital Content Marketing Committee - call for nominations
IAB SA Digital Content Marketing Committee - call for nominationsArticle

The IAB SA is proud to call for nominations for seats on its Digital Content Marketing Committee...

Emma Odendaal and Sarah Browning-de Villiers, Issued by IAB South Africa 12 Aug 2020

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Stop spreading the newsArticle

Kim Furman, Synthesis marketing manager writes that fake news might be an old-world problem but there are new world solutions to tackle it...

Kim Furman 11 Aug 2020

Breastfeeding and Covid-19: Busting the myths
Breastfeeding and Covid-19: Busting the mythsArticle

One of the most damaging falsehoods to emerge has been that Covid-19 positive moms can transmit the virus through breast milk to their little ones, and should stop breastfeeding...

Issued by Association for Dietetics in South Africa 4 Aug 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Stranger than (science) fiction, how to get a head start on the future
#PulpNonFiction: Stranger than (science) fiction, how to get a head start on the futureArticle

In an age where fake news is a stranger to truth, and truth stranger than fiction, Bronwyn Williams provides insights as to why books and their authors are vital to understanding trends...

Bronwyn Williams 3 Aug 2020

The Covid-19 chatbot that saved lives
The Covid-19 chatbot that saved livesArticle

In the days following South Africa's first case of Covid-19, Praekelt.org was busy using WhatsApp for good, building the Covid-19 chatbot using their social impact product Turn...

Issued by Praekelt 3 Aug 2020

Scaling up sacoronavirus.co.za during the pandemic
Scaling up sacoronavirus.co.za during the pandemicArticle

How do you ensure all South African citizens get the correct health information and government updates, without putting them at risk of fake news? That was one of the challenges facing the government at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by xneelo 23 Jul 2020

A nurse demonstrates how to perform a swab test in Johannesburg, South Africa. Michele Spatari / AFP via Getty Images
10 ways South Africa can step up care for its healthcare workersArticle

South Africa's health system has a longstanding problem: a severe shortage of medical staff. The World Bank estimates that South Africa has only 0.9 medical doctors for every 1,000 people compared with the global average of 1.6...

Kaymarlin Govender, Gavin George, Sean Beckett & Tim Quinlan 23 Jul 2020

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Unless we communicate clearly, the tower will come crumbling downArticle

When people speak so that others can understand, we are able to reach "amazing heights". Without it, we will destroy what we have tried to build and render all our efforts useless...

Howard Feldman 22 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 boosts trust in traditional mass mediaArticle

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated very clearly the importance and reliability of traditional mass media while at the same time showing up the flaws and dangers of online social platforms...

Chris Moerdyk 21 Jul 2020

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