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
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
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