AI for Newsclip’s social media analysis
Newsclip recently demonstrated the power of its artificially intelligent data processing engine when it analysed the sentiment of more than 4 000 social media posts in minutes. The data intelligence company conducted the sentiment analysis for one of South Africa’s largest beverage companies. Newsclip’s Data Engine relies on Natural... Read more
Cabinet commemorates Media Freedom Day
Cabinet has joined South Africans in commemorating Media Freedom Day “Media played a critical role in the fight against apartheid, exposing atrocities and brutality committed by the apartheid regime,” Cabinet said in a statement last week. This year marks 40 years since the apartheid regime banned progressive newspapers such... Read more
SAFREA: Victory for media independence
On October 17, the announcement of the seventh Minister of Communications since 2009 could not cloud the mood of media practitioners as they celebrated court rulings pivotal to the independent functioning of the SABC. In a case brought by the SOS Coalition, together with Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and... Read more
Health spokesperson dies
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the death of his spokesperson Joe Maila. In a statement on Friday, the Minister expressed shock and sadness at the passing of the Ministry’s spokesperson. “The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known to the Ministry. Joe Maila is survived by his... Read more
KIA drives BBQ awards
KIA Motors is proud to announce its vehicle partnership to the 2017 BBQ Awards, sponsored by the Big Time Strategic Group, which takes place at Emperor’s Palace this Friday, 20 October 2017. The BBQ Awards has for the past 15 years celebrated and recognised champions of transformation, and is... Read more
Expanding internet access’ not for everyone in SA says major African study
South Africa was one of the four countries participating in a Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, which aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. The compelling investigation finds that significant barriers to... Read more
Design@Bay Packs Power to Metro Security Services brand
Leading risk solutions company Metro Security Services has appointed innovative brand strategists Design@Bay to fast-track its development as a leading integrated risk solutions provider in the Eastern Cape and nationally. The M Holdings group of companies, best known for its highly visible Metro Security Services division, recently consolidated its... Read more
MDDA gets three new board members
Three new members of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board have been appointed. The three new members, who are appointed by the President, are Ronald Lamola, Martina Della-Togna and Nombeko Mbava. Lamola is currently a member of the finance committee in the Tshwane University of Technology Governance... Read more
The Star celebrates 130 years
Government has congratulated The Star newspaper for its 130-year contribution to journalism. The newspaper was established on 17 October 1887 and its reporting has immensely contributed towards the development of Johannesburg. The newspaper celebrates its inception in a week that marks Media Freedom. In a statement, Government Communication and Information... Read more
New SABC board appointed
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has a new board. The Presidency said the appointments were made in terms of the South African Broadcasting Act (Act no. 4 of 1999) and on the recommendation of the National Assembly. The President has designated Bongumusa Makhathini as Chairperson and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule... Read more