Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) appoints a Media Specialist
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has appointed Thamie Mthembu as the Media Specialist for Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B) Southern Africa and Mercedes-Benz Vans Southern Africa, effective 1 October 2018. Thamie, succeeds Sibusiso Mkwanazi, who has assumed his new role as the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Mercedes-Benz Vans. Mthembu... Read more
Media key to social cohesion
Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it is the responsibility of government and the media fraternity to contribute to the development of the country in achieving social cohesion and nation building. “A truly transformed media can play a greater and more meaningful role in ensuring that citizens have greater access... Read more
Local airwaves get more interesting with TUT FM
Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana on Tuesday officially opened the Tshwane University of Pretoria (TUT) campus radio station situated in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. TUT FM 96.2 is a community radio station based at the TUT South campus, about 35km from Pretoria. The station, which broadcasts within a 50km... Read more
Summit to discuss community media
Deputy Minister of Communications Pinky Kekana will on Monday open the Inaugural Media Development and Diversity Community Media Summit to be held at Birchwood Conference centre in Boksburg. The Community Media Summit is part of the Ministry of Communications’ efforts to align community media with the developments of the... Read more
Facebook more than just a networking platform
Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says social media platforms like Facebook have become more than just a networking site, they are now used for news, marketing and even campaigning. Speaking at the inaugural Facebook NGO DAY in Sandton, Johannesburg, Kekana said a study had revealed that 18 million South... Read more
Suspended community radio stations return to the airwaves
Signal distributor, Sentech, has lifted its suspension of 15 radio stations with outstanding signal distribution fees following a meeting with Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and industry stakeholders. The meeting, which took place on Friday, saw the Minister meet with Sentech and the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF), the Media... Read more
Why keeping up with the digital revolution is key for marketers
By Johanna McDowell Partner at Scopen Africa and CEO of the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (Pty) Ltd Digital is at the forefront of all businesses worldwide, but the methodologies and platforms change so frequently that it’s difficult to master. Agencies in particular find it a struggle to... Read more
Facebook joins hands with partners across Africa for a safer Internet
Aim – Raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 6, 2018/ — Celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) (https://goo.gl/EGR7dd) under the connected theme of “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”,... Read more
Submit your entries for SADC media awards
South African media have been invited to submit their entries for the 2018 SADC Media Awards competition as the 27 February closing date looms. “To promote regional integration and cooperation (cross-border issues), the awards aim to recognise excellence in journalism in the area of print, photo, television, radio as... 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