Assegai awards bags repeat sponsor
Following a successful launch of the “world’s first” Agency Credentials Award in 2016, the IAS will continue to sponsor the IAS Agency Credentials award category in this year’s Assegai Awards. The aim of the award is to recognise an agency’s credentials set – written credentials document as well as... Read more
Media key to building a better SA
Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says the role of media is to ensure access to information which is essential to the health of South Africa’s democracy and its development. “We need a media that joins us in building a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society – a South Africa... Read more
Entries open for environmental media awards, environmentalist of the year
The South African Breweries (SAB) has opened entries for the annual SAB Environmental Media Awards and Environmentalist of the Year 2017. Now in its 29th year, the Awards were started by the late conservationist Dr Ian Player to recognise members of the media in reporting on environmental matters in video,... Read more
New study: Higher cognitive abilities linked to great risk of stereotyping
People with higher cognitive abilities are more likely to learn and apply social stereotypes, finds a new study. The results, stemming from a series of experiments, show that those with higher cognitive abilities also more easily unlearn stereotypes when presented with new information. “Superior cognitive abilities are often associated... Read more
2018  South African Car Of The Year jurors announced
The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) today announced the jury and trainee jury members for the 2018 WesBank South African Car Of The Year. Following a vote by the Full membership of the SAGMJ, the following members of the Guild have been nominated and vetted as the... Read more
Over 360 applications received for SABC Board vacancies
The Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications, Humphrey Maxegwana, says 362 people have applied to serve on the SABC Board. Maxegwana said this when he opened a meeting with the Interim SABC Board in the Old Assembly Chamber in Parliament on Tuesday. The deadline for applications and nominations... Read more
Entrepreneurship meets digital savvy
Dynamic and driven, Craig Munitz is a thriving entrepreneur and MD of CBR Marketing Solutions, a company he established with brothers Ben and Rowan Swartz, in 2011. While South Africa was, at that stage, lagging behind the rest of the digital world, Munitz saw digital marketing as a way... Read more
Facebook followers hit back on NMU rebrand
  After 12 years, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University has revised its name, dropping the “Metropolitan”.   The renaming of the university has also come with a new brand look, changing its blue-white look to a darker blue and yellow.   The university, says in a Facebook post, that... Read more
Marketers, commit to digital future says Adobe
Digital consultancy, Econsultancy, in partnership with Adobe, has released The 2017 Digital Trends in South Africa report, is based on data from almost 250 South Africa based digital marketing and ecommerce professionals. The report says South African marketers should focus on three key areas. Commit to the digital future... Read more
SABC ready to take editorial policy review nationwide
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) says it is ready to undertake the process to review its 2004 editorial policies. Since making the announcement last week, the SABC has urged all interested parties to make their submissions. The new review process is aimed at ensuring that a proper consultation... Read more