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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entries reflect newspaper landscapeArticle

2020 saw shifts in some of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards' categories, reflecting the trends across the industry...

21 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

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi.
SA's Siyavuya Mzantsi, Africa grand prize winner at Inma's "30 Under 30" awardsArticle

Cape Times editor Siyavuya Mzantsi has been announced as the Africa grand prize winner and one of the winners in the Leadership category at the International News Media Association's 30 Under 30 Awards...

18 Sep 2020

Online business publication launches in vernacular
Online business publication launches in vernacularArticle

The South African media landscape is poised for a major shift today as it welcomes to its fold the first-of-its-kind isiZulu-medium online business publication. Published by Likhanyile Media, the publication is called Umbele, which means the udder...

Issued by Likhanyile 16 Sep 2020

Xoli Mngambi joins Newzroom Afrika to anchor morning show
Xoli Mngambi joins Newzroom Afrika to anchor morning showArticle

Award-winning television journalist and news anchor Xoli Mngambi will be joining Newzroom Afrika from 1 October 2020 as the host of Newsfeed AM between 9am and midday, from Mondays to Thursdays...

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 15 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

Caxton still leads the pack
Caxton still leads the packArticle

The annual awards is Caxton's opportunity to acknowledge, for the 31st year, who the top dogs are in a fiercely contested race to the finals with 30 winners emerging from the more than 1,200 entries...

Issued by Spark Media 11 Sep 2020

The altered eco-system of South African fashion
The altered eco-system of South African fashionArticle

For years now, South Africa's local fashion industry has been steadily trudging along. Many production and economic challenges face both local brands and designers, but the closest to their bottom line are inexpensive imports.

Samantha Chrysanthou 8 Sep 2020

Daily Maverick CEO, Styli Charalambous.
Daily Maverick 168 pilot edition well-receivedArticle

Daily Maverick's 168 pilot edition was successfully launched, with 8,800 copies in the hands of South African readers...

7 Sep 2020

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Saving SA journalism: Opportunities in AI developmentArticle

Lerato Mokheti, a freelance journalist and communications consultant explores how investing in quality content and diversifying revenue streams are key elements in news media businesses' long term success...

Lerato Mokhethi 25 Aug 2020

Newzroom Afrika stalwarts take on key roles in Sanef
Newzroom Afrika stalwarts take on key roles in SanefArticle

Two of Newzroom Afrika's top journalists - politics editor Sbu Ngalwa and news director Katy Katopodis - were elected to the leadership of the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef)...

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 25 Aug 2020

Media24 appoints Thulani Gqirana editor of Drum
Media24 appoints Thulani Gqirana editor of DrumArticle

Media24 Lifestyle is delighted to announce the appointment of Thulani Gqirana as editor of Drum as the iconic brand moves forward into a digital future...

Issued by Media24 Lifestyle 25 Aug 2020

Sanef chairperson, Mahlatse Mahlase.
Sanef to present 2020 Nat Nakasa Award to SA mediaArticle

Sanef has announced that it plans to award the 2020 Nat Nakasa Award to the entire South African body of media professionals and journalists...

21 Aug 2020

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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards has announced its 2020 finalists...

19 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

#OrchidsandOnions: A real way with words...
#OrchidsandOnions: A real way with words...Article

Pendorings: creative method of conveying a simple message; deception from aware.org.za tarnishes what is a good message...

Brendan Seery 7 Aug 2020

BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli Charalambous
BREAKING: Daily Maverick launches weekly print newspaper, exclusive interview with Styli CharalambousArticle

WATCH: Daily Maverick has just announced that it's launching a weekly newspaper, yes, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and the greatest calamity to ever hit the global print media. In our exclusive video interview, publisher and CEO Styli Charalambous tells us the rationale behind their decision to foray back to the future, as they've dubbed the project...

Jessica Tennant 6 Aug 2020

Rhodes launches new distance post-grad media course
Rhodes launches new distance post-grad media courseArticle

Rhodes University's popular Postgraduate Diploma in Media Management (PGDip in Media Management), which has been run as a full-time course in the past 16 years, will now also be offered by distance learning as from next year...

Issued by Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership, Rhodes University 5 Aug 2020

Artist Kudakwashe Chigodo poses for a portrait with his smartphone in Harare. Jekesai Njikizana/AFP/Getty Images.
How apps on mobile phones are changing Zimbabwe's talk radioArticle

In Africa, radio still has wider geographical reach and higher audiences than any other information and communication technology, including television and newspapers...

Stanley Tsarwe 3 Aug 2020

Algoa FM honours Eastern Cape women media personalities
Algoa FM honours Eastern Cape women media personalitiesArticle

Algoa FM is honouring the women behind the success of the leading media house serving the Eastern and Western Cape from the Garden Route to the Wild Coast and inland through the Karoo...

Issued by Algoa FM 3 Aug 2020

News24 announces a new digital subscription service at R75/month
News24 announces a new digital subscription service at R75/monthArticle

News24 has announced the launch of a new digital subscription service that will be available to readers from 8 August. Breaking news will remain free-to-read...

Issued by The SpaceStation 30 Jul 2020

Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemic
Secure meat-hungry food systems to prevent next pandemicArticle

Sustainable agriculture and better health monitoring needed to break chain of disease transmission in food systems...

Fatima Arkin 23 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SA
#StartupStory: Local entrepreneur dances to the beat of urban culture in SAArticle

South African entrepreneur Andile Mathobela has launched TheJournalistDJ.com, a digital video magazine documenting the dance culture in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Jul 2020

#Newsmaker: Lester Kiewit is the new host of The Midday Report on CapeTalk
#Newsmaker: Lester Kiewit is the new host of The Midday Report on CapeTalkArticle

Lester Kiewit has recently taken over The Midday Report on CapeTalk, which is no longer simulcast with Johannesburg-based sister station 702...

Juanita Pienaar 15 Jul 2020

Bravado strengthens offering as SA's newest youth marketing agency
Bravado strengthens offering as SA's newest youth marketing agencyArticle

Advertising and communications agency, Brave Group, is proud to announce Bravado as the group's newly launched specialist youth marketing agency...

Issued by The Brave Group 15 Jul 2020

Local journo joins 2021 World Car Awards jury panel
Local journo joins 2021 World Car Awards jury panelArticle

South African motoring journalist Brenwin Naidu has been admitted to the jury panel of the 2021 World Car Awards competition...

8 Jul 2020

The Citizen acquires two more websites
The Citizen acquires two more websitesArticle

During these uncertain times, when some media owners were compelled to close down established titles, we are proud to announce that The Citizen has not only acquired the All4Women online platform, but also Living & Loving...

Issued by The Citizen 6 Jul 2020

Gravediggers are exhuming old graves in Brazil to open new spaces. Brazil is currently second in the world for cases and deaths, and many consider it the new global epicentre. Sebastiao Moreira/EPA
In many countries the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, not slowingArticle

Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating. While some countries such as Australia and New Zealand have managed to flatten the curve, in many other parts of the world the number of cases has continued to reach new highs...

Adam Kamradt-Scott 1 Jul 2020

How BusinessTech became South Africa's largest business publication
How BusinessTech became South Africa's largest business publicationArticle

BusinessTech is the largest business news website in the country, and is read by eight million South Africans every month...

Issued by BusinessTech 19 Jun 2020

News24 is again South Africa's most trusted news brand, Reuters study finds
News24 is again South Africa's most trusted news brand, Reuters study findsArticle

News24 is again South Africa's most trusted news brand, with over 85% of readers trusting the content they consume on the publication, according to a new report by the Reuters Institute...

Issued by The SpaceStation 19 Jun 2020

Entertainment that matters
Entertainment that mattersArticle

As Covid-19 continues to create anxiety and uncertainty not only in the world but in mzansi, it is refreshing to see that young people are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to come...

Issued by Kwambele Social Marketing 17 Jun 2020

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Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards salutes Youth DayArticle

This Youth Day, Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards looks back at one of the most recognised moments in its history, forever immortalised by a photograph taken by Sam Nzima...

15 Jun 2020

Mary-Ann Davies
TB, HIV less likely to cause Covid-19 death than other comorbiditiesArticle

While it would be expected that the risk of Covid-19 death for people with tuberculosis (TB) or HIV to be very high, research in the Western Cape has shown that it is, in fact, fairly modest...

Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2020

TV reporters prepare for a live broadcast during a strike by airline workers in Nairobi. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images.
Decolonising peace journalism - and putting it to work in East AfricaArticle

Conflict resolution is a recurrent theme in East Africa. This has prompted the need for innovative ways to create lasting consensus in the region as well as across the continent...

Fredrick Ogenga 9 Jun 2020

BusinessTech now reaches 8 million South Africans every month
BusinessTech now reaches 8 million South Africans every monthArticle

BusinessTech has cemented its place as the biggest business news website in South Africa, reaching eight million South African readers in May 2020...

Issued by BusinessTech 3 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young minds
#YouthMonth: Time for instilling self-belief and emancipating young mindsArticle

This #YouthMonth, we chat to Nkosinathi Mahlangu to find out more about his work at the Momentum Metropolitan Foundation, how the organisation is advancing youth empowerment in SA...

Sindy Peters 3 Jun 2020

INMA announces Global Media Awards winners, Volt Africa wins Best of Show
INMA announces Global Media Awards winners, Volt Africa wins Best of ShowArticle

The International News Media Association today announced first-place winners in its 2020 Global Media Awards competition, with Volt Africa the Best of Show winner for Africa...

2 Jun 2020

Boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's Lee-Roy Wright and El Broide.
#StartupStory: The Platinum Club's fresh and youthful approach gives them the edgeArticle

Fully-fledged boutique PR and digital agency, The Platinum Club's, Lee-Roy Wright says that apart from the fact that they are young and vibrant, they understand the ever-changing landscapes of PR and digital and are able to evolve and adjust quickly because of it...

Juanita Pienaar 1 Jun 2020

Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announced
Winners of 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards announcedArticle

Winners of the 2020 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards were announced at a virtual awards ceremony following travel restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic...

28 May 2020

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