'Stellenbosch mafia' controls white, Indian journalists, according to Malema

The Citizen reports that Julius Malema said that the 'Stellenbosch mafia' has control over white and Indian journalists. Malema also mentioned that Pravin Gordhan runs the country and that Gordhan is controlled by the 'Stellenbosch mafia'. The EFF leader made these statements outside the...

15 hours ago

China bans video game streaming platform Twitch

Abacus reports that China has prohibited video game streaming platform Twitch after the country experienced an increase in the service's popularity. The Twitch app also disappeared from the Apple App Store for Chinese users, suggesting a deliberate move to ban the service. Read more on this...

18 hours ago

Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees, rules labour court

Fin24 reports that the Johannesburg Labour Court has ruled that Infinity Media Networks must reinstate employees that were fired with immediate effect. Infinity Media Networks was in breach of a section of the Labour Relations Act according to the ruling. Infinity Media Networks ran the Afro...

18 hours ago

CCMA rules in favour of SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be reinstated

News24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has declined Hlaudi Motsoeneng's bid to be reinstated as SABC's group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was formerly SABC's chief operating officer and was dismissed in 2017 after he was found to have...

18 hours ago

CCMA rules in favour of SABC, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be reinstated

News24 reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has declined Hlaudi Motsoeneng's bid to be reinstated as SABC's group executive for corporate affairs. Motsoeneng was formerly SABC's chief operating officer and was dismissed in 2017 after he was found to have...

18 hours ago

Celebrity Services Africa Global picks up Telly Award

Celebrity Services Africa Global (CSA) has won a Telly Award in the Campaign Branding category for its Destinations Distilled online campaign. The agency created and produced the campaign for Diageo and One&Only Resorts in 2016.

1 day ago

TCM - Powered by Movies reabrands to TNT

TCM - Powered by Movies has rebranded to TNT and will reveal its new look on 21 September 2018. TNT is the culmination of TCM's move to refresh its brand image and adapt its brand positioning. In South Africa, TNT Africa will inherit TCM's audience and.

1 day ago

Salesforce founder Marc Benioff acquires Time magazine

NBC News reports that Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff have acquired Time magazine for $190m. The couple and magazine announced the acquirement on 16 September 2018. Read more on this story here....

1 day ago

One Club, Collins team up for Hero's Journey campaign

The One Club for Creativity opened the call for entries for the ADC 98th Annual Awards with a six-part 'hero's journey' campaign. The campaign was developed by brand experience design firm Collins and six animation and illustration studios. Collins developed the concept and then enlisted...

1 day ago

Are you creating digital excellence? Enter the 2019 IAB SA Bookmark Awards

Entries for the 2019 IAB SA Bookmark Awards are now open. The 2019 edition of this industry award is set to represent the best in digital focusing on digital excellence, tangible business impact and a simplified entry process. The submissions are open to any work that appeared online during the...

2 days ago

Accenture Interactive to launch new design, innovation studio in Johannesburg

Accenture Interactive is to launch Fjord Johannesburg; the digital agency's first design and innovation studio on African soil. The studio will be opening in November and will be located at Accenture's new 3875m² offices in Waterfall, Johannesburg. It will be led by design director and...

3 days ago

Clan names on beer cans are not disrespectful, rules ASA

Business Insider reports that the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has determined the use of clan names on Castle Milk Stout beer cans not disrespectful. The ruling comes after a consumer complaint was lodged to ASA by Yoliswa Matu. The complaint states that using 'sacred'...

3 days ago

New York Festivals 2019 AME Awards is now open for entry

The New York Festivals 2019 AME Awards for the World's Best Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness is open for entries. AME launches this year with updates that include a consolidation and restructuring of current categories, new categories, and an enhanced entry process guideline. The entry...

3 days ago

Ask Afrika Orange Index to rank 168 companies

The winners of the 2018/19 Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards will be announced at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on 4 October 2018. The awards recognise brands that deliver service excellence and customer satisfaction. In its 2018 edition, it will compare service performance across 31...

17 Sep 2018

Wits LINK Centre, WitsX to offer free course on civil society and media policy

The Wits LINK Centre and WitsX have paired up to offer a free six-week online course. The Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age course aims to empower civil society to work in support of free, pluralistic, and independent African media. The course will also be of value to...

14 Sep 2018

Lisbon International Festival reveals 2018 shortlist

The Lisbon International Advertising Festival's grand jury has completed the first step of the judging process, which has created the shortlist for the festival. The next and final round of the voting process will be done by the professionals of the executive jury in Lisbon, Portugal from 17-18...

14 Sep 2018

4DX cinema-format recieves Innovative Technology of the Year award

The Big Cine Expo 2018 has presented Nu Metro Cinemas with the Innovative Technology of the Year award for the company's multi-sensory 4DX cinema-format. The Innovative Technology of the Year award honours the technical excellence of professionals in the cinema exhibition industry around the...

13 Sep 2018

Reeva Steenkamp's family criticises new 'insensitive' Amazon Prime documentary

MailOnline reports that Reeva Steenkamp's family, particularly her sister Simone Cowburn, has criticised an 'insensitive' new Amazon Prime documentary that shows crime scene photos of the late model's dead body. The four-part series also shows pictures of a blood-spattered bathroom and hallway...

13 Sep 2018

World News Media Congress 2019 to be held in Scotland

Glasgow, Scotland will host the 71st World News Media Congress, the 26th World Editors Forum and the Third Women in News Summit from 1-3 June 2019. The events will take place at Glasgow's Scottish Event Campus, which is situated on the north bank of the River Clyde. The World News Media...

13 Sep 2018

Local film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to open international film festival

The Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam (WFFR) has chosen local rhino documentary film Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War to be its opening night film. The festival takes place from 24-28 October 2018. Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War tells the story of the ongoing poaching of...

12 Sep 2018

Michelle Constant resigns as Basa CEO

Michelle Constant has resigned as the Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) CEO. Constant will officially vacate the post at the end of February 2019. She joined Basa in 2008 and she introduced integrated programmes for both businesses and arts practitioners and organisations as well as research,...

11 Sep 2018

Power FM suspends JJ Onkgopotse Tabane over spat with Chris Vick

Power FM has suspended its host JJ Onkgopotse Tabane after having a quarrel with political commentator Chris Vick. The spat was over Vick's alleged hypocrisy over former communications minister Faith Muthambi. Tabane has been off-air since 6 September 2018 and his show is being presented by his...

11 Sep 2018

Here is LIA's 2018 Radio & Audio jury

The London International Awards (LIA) has announced Merlee Jayme as its jury president for its 2018 Radio & Audio. The jury is comprised of Tom Eymundson, Jill Kershaw, Larissa Kirschner, Luis Messianu, Bob Monachino, Chris Smith, and Chris Wrigglesworth.

11 Sep 2018

Free State government reportedly paid Gupta companies R79m

Business Day reports that the Free State government paid an estimate of R79m to Gupta-owned media companies during the time it was headed by Ace Magashule. The province paid R79.3m, which is R20m less than the total for national departments, to The New Age newspaper and Infinity Media, which...

11 Sep 2018

Facebook Lite to offer Community Help in 100 countries

Social media platform Facebook is to launch Community Help on Facebook Lite in more than 100 countries. Community Help is a part of Crisis Response on Facebook where people come to let friends and family know they are safe, learn and share more about what's happening in their communities, and...

11 Sep 2018

Ashwin Willemse, SuperSport dispute continues

Ashwin Willemse has reportedly expressed confusion at the news that his contract with SuperSport has expired. The former Springbok player worked as a presenter and panellist on the channel but walked off set, earlier this year, after accusing his fellow analysts of racism. SuperSport's...

7 Sep 2018

East Coast Radio broadcast helps raise over R100,000 on Mandela Day

Through its listeners, East Coast Radio has raised R106,280 for the University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation's (UKZN Foundation) R67 for Mandela Day campaign. The campaign, which aims to assist underfunded students to complete their studies, has raised R366,000 in total.

6 Sep 2018

Muscle Evolution says goodbye to print format

Maverick Publishing Corporation's bodybuilding magazine Muscle Evolution has published its last printed magazine. The brand now lives on through its digital realm. The title is reportedly no longer financially viable as a printed publication, hence the transition to a digital format. The...

5 Sep 2018

CT comedians Dalin Oliver, Carl Weber stand chance to win prestigious award

The Comics' Choice Awards has nominated Cape Town comedians and on-air presenters of Good Hope FM's Happy Hour Dalin Oliver and Carl Weber for its Comic's Pen Award. The comedians have been shortlisted for the award. The Comics' Choice Awards will take place on 8 September 2018 at The Lyric...

5 Sep 2018

Epica Awards is now open for entries

The Epica Awards is calling on talents from every corner of the creative community to submit their work for the awards. The winners in each category receive an Epica Awards pyramid and will be featured in the annual Epica Book. Furthermore, winners will have their work seen more than 200...

4 Sep 2018

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