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#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems
#Mandela100: Centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela's birth - a tribute in poems

The centenary of the birth of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela offers a rich opportunity to reflect on the life of South Africa's extraordinary political leader...

By Louise Bethlehem and Karin Berkman 2 days ago

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

17 Jul 2018

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#Mandela100: Dove goes beyond skin-deep beauty with No Digital Distortion Mark

We've seen a marked rise in returning to real values and letting a brand's humanity and true beauty shine through its messaging in 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Jul 2018

Media shines a light on new Mandela tribute publication
Media shines a light on new Mandela tribute publication

Another book to celebrate the life and times of Tata Nelson Mandela is expected to be released this year...

Issued by Topco Media 10 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day
#Mandela100: Nal'ibali shares special series for Mandela Day

Commemorating the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela's birthday, Nal'ibali is sharing a special series of three children's stories...

9 Jul 2018

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Media literally under fire in Capital Gazette shooting

Newswatch: In a media shooting reminiscent of the Charlie Hebdo attack, five staff members of the Capital Gazette were killed and two injured when a man armed with a shotgun entered their newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday afternoon...

29 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra
#Newsmaker: Tiso Blackstar's Lisa MacLeod, first-ever female VP of Wan-Ifra

Lisa MacLeod, head of digital at Tiso Blackstar Group was recently elected VP of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra)...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jun 2018

Left image: Alan Paton Award for non-fiction: Bongani Siqoko, Bongani Ngqulunga and Olivia-Jay Pretorius. Right image: Barry Ronge Fiction Prize L-R Bongani Siqoko, Harry Kalmer and Olivia-Jay Pretorius.
Winners of 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards winners were announced at a gala dinner held at The Venue, Melrose Arch, on Saturday 23 June...

25 Jun 2018

Bongani Chinkanda
Marketing to the next generation at the speed of culture

Bongani Chinkanda, CEO of HDI Youth Marketeers, the agency that conducts the research for the Sunday Times Generation Next study, released last week, provided an overview at the conference, which took place on Thursday, 14 June at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

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#CannesLions2018: The Art of Branded Entertainment according to VML's Xenopoulos

As part of the 2017 Cannes Lions Branded Entertainment jury, Jason Xenopoulos, VML global chief vision officer and EMEA CCO, collaborated with the jury to write a book called The Art of Branded Entertainment, which was launched just one year later at Cannes Lions 2018 on Tuesday, 19 June...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Jun 2018

The 2018 Cannes Lions Print & Publishing Lions Grand Prix went to Brazil's Africa Sao Paolo for AB InBev Budweiser's 'Tagwords.'
#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions winners!

The 65th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 19 June with the 2018 Cannes Print & Publishing Lions announced during the Communication award ceremony, with SA bringing home two silver wins...

19 Jun 2018

#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist
#CannesLions2018: Print & Publishing Lions shortlist

The Cannes Lions Print & Publishing Lions shortlist has been released, with SA seeing two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2018...

18 Jun 2018

Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app
Find, book and rate SA restaurants with Eat Out's new free app

South African food guide Eat Out has launched a new free app. The app will provide users with the ability to book and review more than 6,000 restaurants across the country.

13 Jun 2018

#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax
#NewCampaign: Cosmopolitan SA petitions to end tampon tax

Cosmopolitan South Africa has launched a petition to end tampon tax, calling all women to campaign against period poverty in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Jun 2018

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Heavy Chef launches new book for entrepreneurs

Heavy Chef and Xero have recently launched a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide to Starting a Business in South Africa. Founder and CEO Fred Roed lets us in on what we can expect from the new book...

By Juanita Pienaar 11 Jun 2018

RIP Anthony Bourdain
RIP Anthony Bourdain

CNN has confirmed the death of American chef, author, and television personality, Anthony Bourdain, who was 61 years of age...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 Jun 2018

Burn Media's founder, Matthew Buckland.
Burn Media to embark on aggressive growth after deal to go solo - Buckland

The Burn Media Group, a media stable with publications that include Ventureburn and Memeburn, has broken away from M&C Saatchi Abel's digital agency Creative Spark and has embarked upon a new "aggressive" growth curve, says Burn Media's founder Matthew Buckland...

By Stephen Timm 7 Jun 2018

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#YouthMonth: Tips to avoid working overtime, enhance your creative flow

Young workers often struggle with work-life balance. You're looking to prove yourself as you're literally the new kid on the block at work, but that doesn't have to result in endless overtime - even in the creative industries...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jun 2018

JHP Gourmet Guide awarded best in the world by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
JHP Gourmet Guide awarded best in the world by Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

The guide is essential for travellers and food lovers and features signature recipes from South Africa's top chefs...

5 Jun 2018

A new Wan-Ifra report examines why publisher ad alliances make sense
A new Wan-Ifra report examines why publisher ad alliances make sense

A new Wan-Ifra report examines how publishers around the world are now joining advertising alliances to grow revenues....

5 Jun 2018

Exclusive Books appoints Grattan Kirk as new CEO
Exclusive Books appoints Grattan Kirk as new CEO

South Africa's largest bookseller, Exclusive Books, has announced the appointment of Grattan Kirk as the CEO of the Group...

4 Jun 2018

USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards launches
USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards launches

The inaugural USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Awards, which takes place on 31 May at Emperors' Palace, Johannesburg, has been launched...

23 May 2018

Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world
Mexican library recognised as one of the best in the world

The Tecnológico de Monterrey new Main Library has been recognised in the Library Interior Design Awards 2018 as "The Best Academic Library in the World" in the over 30,000ft2 category...

18 May 2018

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Ads24 to host second Food for Thought

Ads24 launched its annual Food for Thought event last year and will be hosting the next one later this month...

By Jessica Tennant 15 May 2018

Shortlisted authors for the 2018 Allan Paton Award: Sisonke Msimang (Always Another Country- A Memoir of Exile and Home); Dr Bongani Ngqulunga (The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley Ka Isaka Seme); Thuli Nhlapo ( Colour Me Yellow- Searching For My Family's Truth); Bongani Siqoko, editor of the Sunday Times; Thandeka Gquleka (No Longer Whispering to Power- The Story of Thuli Madonsela); and Russel Clarke from Bookstorm representing Stuart Doran (Kingdom, Power, Glory- Mugabe, Zanu and the Quest for Supremacy, 1960-187). © Masi Losi.
Shortlist finalists for 2018 Sunday Times Literary Awards announced

The Sunday Times Literary Awards shortlists for the Alan Paton Award for non-fiction, and the Barry Ronge Fiction Prize, have been announced...

14 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media
#Newsmaker: Rob Abraham returns from retirement to take on Kagiso Media

Returning from retirement after having worked at Bytes Technology Group for many years, the last five of which he served as CEO, Rob Abraham recently commenced his position at Kagiso Media as interim CEO...

By Jessica Tennant 11 May 2018

#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day
#Newsmaker: Lukanyo Mnyanda returns to Business Day

Lukanyo Mnyanda recently returned to South Africa from Bloomberg in Edinburgh to join Business Day (where he worked as economics editor after graduating) this time as editor, succeeding Tim Cohen...

By Jessica Tennant 10 May 2018

Matthew Buckland.
Matthew Buckland on reigniting Burn Media

Matthew Buckland explains his latest role change at Creative Spark, what it means for Burn Media going forward, and the biggest digital media trends he's anticipating from 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Apr 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The Daphne impact

You may not have heard of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was murdered six months ago, but Meryl Streep certainly has and it would not surprise me if the Oscar winner optioned DCG's story...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 20 Apr 2018

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