Google remembers SA jazz icon Hugh Masekela

Google has created a birthday Doodle of the late South African jazz icon Hugh Masekela, on what would have been his 80th birthday. Doodles are changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate/honour famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Masekela sadly lost his battle against prostate...

4 Apr 2019

Car magazine, Caxton launch new multi-function automotive website

Together with Caxton, automotive magazine Car has launched its new multifunction online platform, With the additional resources from Caxton Automotive, the new website will consist of a range of offerings to its users. These include professional editorial content produced by the...

28 Mar 2019

Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards deadline is approaching

The deadline to submit your corporate films, online media, and documentaries for the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards is 2 July 2018. The international competition is open to film producers, client companies, agencies, TV stations, as well as students. Click here to submit your entry....

29 Jun 2018

The Journalist reaches 100th edition milestone

The Journalist is celebrating the publication of its 100th edition after launching in August 2014. Publisher Zubeida Jaffer set up the multimedia website after becoming aware that students at the University of Free State were unaware of South Africa's pioneer journalists. The website grew...

28 Jun 2018

Microsoft to rebrand, expand news distribution

Microsoft is set to rebrand and expand its news distribution. Microsoft News will also rename its mobile apps and its news distribution service that powers MSN as Microsoft News. The rebranded Microsoft News will be incorporated into more Microsoft products, including Skype and its Xbox video...

22 Jun 2018

Daily Maverick website gets new look

The Daily Maverick website has had an upgrade. The website has changed its content management system, server hosting environment, and its front-end experience. The Daily Maverick's logos have been changed as well, which were designed by M&C Saatchi Abel. Click here to check out the new...

16 Apr 2018

Football365 named Online Media of the Year

Football365 was named Online Media of the Year at the 2017 Football Supporters' Federation Awards, which was held in London earlier this week. The Football Supporters' Federation is the democratic organisation representing the rights of fans and articulating the views of football supporters. ...

11 Dec 2017 unveils BBC Designed has expanded its online presence by introducing BBC Designed, a luxury section on the broadcasting company's website. The section was developed in response to a growing audience with a commercial interest in content that centres around the luxury sector. BBC Designed will focus on...

4 Oct 2017

Media24 accomplishes growth in e-commerce, digital media

The media and e-commerce businesses of Media24 brought about a double-digit growth in the past year. The company passed on the news to its shareholders at the Welkom Yizani annual general meeting (AGM) in Cape Town on 28 August 2017., Media24's digital media division, grew monthly by...

31 Aug 2017

Gather Online outperforming early months of Snapchat

Since launching its mobile apps, Gather Online has started outperforming the early months of Snapchat. Gather's platform allows people to meet like-minded individuals through time-limited conversations on any topics of interest. The company has also, in the meantime, started a crowdfunding...

25 Apr 2017

Dining Out launches new-look website

Dining Out recently unveiled its new-look website. The website now boasts more features, improved navigation, and a brand new interface.

19 Apr 2017

Media24 investigates HuffPost SA's controversial blog post

Media24 has launched an investigation into the controversial “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” blog post published on HuffPost South Africa on 13 April 2017. The blog was removed on 15 April after HuffPost South Africa could not prove the accuracy of the source....

18 Apr 2017

Pippa Green to present talk on TRC in ICA's 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series

Well-known journalist, Pippa Green will be presenting a lecture on the resonance of the TRC today, as part of the Institute for Creative Arts' 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series. It has been more than 20 years since the first TRC hearings and Green's talk will be based on the series of...

13 Apr 2017

What does freedom mean to you?

CNN and the CNN Freedom Project will be participating in #MyFreedomDay, a global student-led day of action against modern-day slavery. On 14 March 2017, young people around the world will be participating in anti-trafficking events to create awareness of the human trafficking industry. CNN will...

10 Mar 2017

Refreshed website for Brand South Africa

Brand South Africa has launched its redesigned website, which has a clean and contemporary design and enriched content that centres around the organisation's mandate to position South Africa as a globally competitive nation brand. It aims to create a user-friendly browsing experience for its...

9 Dec 2016

SA's first 24-hour online music channel

The first 24-hour online music channel, Touch Central, founded by Gareth Cliff and Tbo Touch, will launch at the end of August. The channel will feature predominantly female jocks.

29 Jul 2016

New website for MSG Group Sales

MSG Group Sales, which currently represents POWER98.7 and Capricorn FM commercial radio stations, has launched its website. The specialist radio solutions company offers advisory and campaign management solutions to clients' marketing and communications projects. MSG Group Sales has also been...

10 Jun 2016

EWN pioneers in Facebook Instant articles

EWN is leading the adoption of Facebook Instant Articles in South Africa, joining international users such as the New York Times and BuzzFeed. Facebook launched Instant Articles early in May, allowing users to view articles instantly via their Facebook apps and improved the user experience, as...

17 May 2016

New website for House and Leisure

The online home of House and Leisure has been revamped to provide a crisp, monochromatic interface for its readers. Senior digital content producer Bryony Whitehead says the website is a direct reflection of the brand's style and iconic taste. Online readers of can expect...

5 Feb 2016

PR company relaunches website

Stone Soup PR has recently relaunched its website. The website has a fresh look and feel and a media office provides a multi-media hub from which press releases, thought leaders, pictures, audio clips and videos can be downloaded for each client. For more information, go to

27 Oct 2015

New website for Professional Evaluation and Research

Professional Evaluation and Research (PEAR) has a new website, designed by Warren Anderson and his team at Anderson Online Marketing (AOM), which has produced a brand refresh that is more indicative of the values and innovative nature of the media monitoring and analysis agency.

21 Oct 2015

Newsclip adds social monitoring

Newsclip has announced that its Gate5 delivery platform now includes social monitoring. This new offering gives clients immediate access to their keyword-matching Twitter stream, allowing them to either analyse conversations on Gate5 or engage with them directly on Twitter. In addition, an...

29 Jul 2015

The Redzone to move to Financial Mail

The Redzone, edited by Jeremy Maggs, will be moving to the Financial Mail in August. It is part of the Future Group, which was acquired by Times Media last year. The Redzone will be incorporated into the media and advertising section on the Financial Mail.

23 Jul 2015

Simon Dingle's Binary podcast is live!

You can listen to the first episode on Wearables by clicking here. Click here for more on this new podcast about people's relationship with information by Simon Dingle.

26 May 2015

Roughly 1.9-million articles from Sapa archive released anonymously online

Many thought it was an April Fool's media industry joke at first, but the South African Press Association closed for good on 1 April 2015. That's not to say we've seen the end of its content though, as an as-yet anonymous hack has placed most of its archives online - for free. TechCentral...

14 May 2015

Two new Disney Africa websites for families, with Discovery Vitality

Disney Africa, in collaboration with Discovery Vitality has launched two new family health sites - Disney Baby Africa and Disney Healthy Disney Baby Africa offers expecting and new parents information, resources, inspiring ideas and more covering pregnancy, birth and the early years...

15 Apr 2015

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

Merger of three websites creates Media Updates

The three Update websites - Publicity Update, Media Update and Marketing Update - merged on 20 February 2015 into one website, known as Media Updates. The site includes a filter button, which will give users the option to customise whether they wish to see media, marketing or publicity news....

23 Feb 2015

Best Food & Wine Blog in South Africa is

The judges of the 2014 South African Blog Awards have awarded Katelyn Williams, pastry chef on Expresso Morning Show, as the winner of Best Food & Wine Blog for her blog, She believes it is her chatty, tongue-in-cheek writing style, unique recipes and beautiful food photography that...

3 Feb 2015

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