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

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

Trolley grand prix no hype
Trolley grand prix no hype

click to enlargeAhead of the A1 Grand Prix held in Durban this past weekend, East Coast Radio’s Bokomo Big Breakfast show hosted the first South African Shopping Trolley Grand Prix outside East Coast Radio House in Umhlanga last week. Seven teams from major supermarkets took to the track with...

26 Feb 2007

New OFM programme manager
New OFM programme manager

click to enlargeOFM, which is celebrating its 21st year of broadcasting, has appointed Shana Kilbee as its new programme manager, effective since February 2007. Kilbee has been music compiler at both OFM and 94.7 Highveld Stereo, as well as music manager at the latter. According to Lyndon Johnstone,...

13 Feb 2007

Ryan O'Connor returns to Good Hope

Ryan O'Connor, who joined Cape Town-based 94.5 Kfm four months ago, is returning to Good Hope FM mid-March, the radio station announced on Friday, 9 February 2007. The replacement for the 3pm - 6pm afternoon drive slot will be revealed shortly.

12 Feb 2007

Stationery drive benefits school kids

Earlier this week, 94.7 Highveld Stereo started distributing the almost R2 million's worth of stationery it recently collected together with Outsurance for underprivileged school children. Operation Ground Cover 2 was facilitated by 94.7's Ground Patrol team, the station's direct marketing arm....

31 Jan 2007

Jeff Moloi replaces Kwena Moabelo on Kaya

Kwena Moabelo, sports manager for Kaya FM 95.9, is leaving the radio station to join SAFM and SABC sports television. Moabelo says: "This was a tough decision to leave a place that has been my home for almost six years. However, this is a career move for me. I will miss all the listeners."...

15 Jan 2007

SABC trio charged for corruption, fraud and money laundering reports that the Lesedi FM husband-and-wife team of radio presenters, Thuso and Mmamontha Motaung, as well as associate Joshua Ramme, are facing a minimum of 17 charges for corruption, fraud and money laundering. For more, click here....

8 Dec 2006

Increased traffic reports over festive season

OFM has increased the number of traffic reports to assist holiday traffic over selected dates in December 2006 and January 2007. Reports will stay the same in OFM Breakfast 7am - 10am and in Tim Time from 2pm - 6pm and will be added to other programs on selected dates. Presenters will promote the...

6 Dec 2006

Hip-hop group wins Metro music awards

Hip-hop group Teargas has won the seventh annual Metro FM Music Awards presented in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, taking home three awards in total: Best Hip-hop, Best Album and Song of the Year. Says Matona Ntshona, Metro FM station manager, "The people have spoken and...

27 Nov 2006

Putting music in the spotlight
Putting music in the spotlight

click to enlargeThe seventh annual Metro FM Music Awards, in partnership with Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, take place on Saturday, 25 November 2006 at the E.P.R.U Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Says Matona Ntshona, Metro FM station manager, "We are pulling out all the stops to create a blow-out show...

21 Nov 2006

Toys for charity

The Nigel Pierce TOY TOY feature kicked off towards the end of last week, with the show broadcasting live from a different company each day. The aim is to encourage employees from each company to bring toys (used or new, but not broken) into work on the day of the live outdoor broadcast or to donate...

5 Nov 2006

702 completes historic move

Talk Radio 702 officially moved to its new home on the FM frequency on Wednesday, 1 November 2006, when it launched its second, and biggest, FM transmitter in Pretoria at an outside broadcast and celebration at Church Square. The station is now available on 106.0 FM in the Pretoria area. This...

1 Nov 2006

94.7 top of the pops again
94.7 top of the pops again

click to enlargeOnce again, 94.7 Highveld Stereo is officially Joburg's best radio station, and 94.7's Jeremy Mansfield and his show the Rude Awakening are Joburg's best radio personality and Joburg's best radio show respectively - for the 10th consecutive year. That's according to the 66 000 votes...

26 Oct 2006

R1 million giveaway marks end of Africa tour

Metro FM celebrated its twentieth birthday last week by giving R1 million to lucky listener Neelen Jeffries from Eesterus in the east of Pretoria at Maropeng, The Cradle of Humankind. The party brought to a close the station's "I Am An African" tour, in which it broadcast from 11 countries in 20...

27 Sep 2006

Learn to fly

In the lead up tp Africa's largest aerospace, defence and security exhibition this year in Cape Town, 20 - 24 September 2006, OFM and the National Airways Corporation are giving away a six-week course to become a private pilot, through the 43 Air School in Port Alfred - all expenses paid. Entrants...

19 Sep 2006

Best Radio News award for 702 reporter

Stephen Grootes, Talk Radio 702 afternoon news anchor and reporter, has once again walked off with the Best Radio News Award in the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award: Southern Northern Region, the second consecutive year that he has done so. As a regional winner, Grootes automatically goes...

31 Aug 2006

Showing commitment to SA music

16 September 2006 sees the return of the Joburg Day Music Festival with 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Santam at the Randburg Sports Complex in celebration of heritage month. "94.7 has a long history of promoting local artists and is committed to showcasing local music," says Ravi Naidoo, 94.7 Highveld...

21 Aug 2006

International stars to tour SA

Heineken Music, 5fm and Big Concerts announced last week the upcoming tour of hip hop singer Jay-Z and Caribbean singer Rihanna. The stars will be jetting into South Africa a three-date tour which will see them performing in Cape Town on 11 October 2006, in Durban on 13 October, and finally in...

14 Aug 2006

Owlhurst to promote Kagiso

Owlhurst Communications has been appointed by Kagiso Media Investments to enhance the brand awareness for its portfolio of premier radio brands, consisting of RadMark, national radio advertising sales house and four regional stations: Jacaranda 94.2 (Gauteng, Lowveld, Mpumalanga and Limpopo); Gagasi...

8 Aug 2006

On a fashion high

Get ready for daily afterparties, presented by Peroni in association with 5FM, at ftv café in Sandton from this Thursday, 27 July 2006, until Sunday, at the tenth Sanlam SA Fashion Week (SSAFW) this year. Stay locked on to 5FM for the latest updates and interviews on SSAFW, as well as ticket...

26 Jul 2006

Radmark and Classic FM part ways

Classic FM and Radmark have mutually agreed not to renew their current advertising sales agreement. Says Sue Walker, managing director of Radmark, "We have enjoyed a good relationship with Classic FM over the years but the future strategy for the station requires a dedicated sales team". Mike Ford,...

17 Jul 2006

Tune into Good Hope for fashion

Good Hope FM is the exclusive radio partner for Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week, currently running in the Mother City from 11-15 July 2006 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The station is bringing listeners all the drama from the catwalk, with live broadcasts from Jeannie D and Ryan...

10 Jul 2006

OFM auditions end tomorrow

OFM presenters have been running auditions at Potchefstroom, Kimberley, Welkom, Bloemfontein and Vanderbijl Park from 3 - 7 July 2006 in search of the radio station's next big star. To register for this campaign, listeners must SMS their name and preferred city of audition to 35836. One SMS ensures...

5 Jul 2006

Getting with the programme in Grahamstown

At this week's National Festival of the Arts in Grahamstown, SAfm is broadcasting several of its flagship programmes live (including The African Connection, Best of Jazz, SAfm Literature) co-hosting jazz line-up each evening with the Trading Store, supporting the Sundowner Concerts at the Monument...

4 Jul 2006

Acting station manager for Good Hope appointed

Anthony Duke has been appointed as acting station manager of Cape Town radio station Good Hope FM. Completing the management team are Meegan Kieffer (marketing manager) and Gerard Muller (programme manager).

28 Jun 2006

Reaching out to SA's youth
Reaching out to SA's youth

click to enlarge94.7 Highveld Stereo will be hosting a 13-hour radiothon for charity on 14 June 2006. "As part of [our] commitment to social responsibility and in commemoration of Youth Day we've decided to undertake this massive radiothon on behalf of the Tomorrow Trust," explains 94.7 station...

12 Jun 2006

All heart and soul for winter warmer charity

Jacaranda 94.2 has whole-heartedly gotten behind its winter warmer campaign, including running internal challenges to raise financial aid and blankets for chosen charity Children of Fire. The extent of the warmth and care for these children, who have all been affected by fire, has even resulted in...

12 Jun 2006

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