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Court orders immediate suspension of Motsoeneng

24 October 2014 - News

A judge in the Western Cape High Courts has ordered that the SABC’s chief operating officer, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, be suspended with immediate effect. Judge Ashton ...


Where to now for community TV?

24 October 2014 - Television

Digital terrestrial television supposedly promises many more community TV channels and viewing choices in the future. But, asks Melina Meletakos, what is the situation now? Those ...

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Digital advertisers get wise to the power of video ads

24 October 2014 - Advertising

As digital advertising continues to eat away at broadcast and particularly print budgets, the traditional banner ad is now so familiar to consumers that it ...

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Al Jazeera marks 300 days since arrest of journalists in Egypt

24 October 2014 - News

Today Al Jazeera marks 300 days since the arrest of its journalists in Egypt. The broadcaster will mark the occasion with 300 seconds of silence on-air, ...

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Briefly… Raise your hand for education, says SABC

24 October 2014 - Media Mecca

Raise your hand, a campaign spearheaded by SABC Education, was launched last week. It is a call to action to society - learners, parents, business, ...

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Briefly… Local explanation specialists win top global engineering award

24 October 2014 - Media Mecca

Cape Town based animated explainer video company, Blink Tower, has won gold in two out of the six categories of the National Academy of Engineering ...

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Lessons from the Mac Maharaj school of communications

23 October 2014 - Communications

What might appear to be weirdly naive statements from President Jacob Zuma and his spokesman, Mac Maharaj, is actually quite the opposite if one applies ...

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Oscar jailed: The biggest story in the world

23 October 2014 - News

South Africa dominated world headlines this week. The sentencing of paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday ended up being the biggest story in the world on ...


Black actors and filmmakers face enormous obstacles in South Africa

23 October 2014 - Television

The imminent screening of the new look Generations TV series, which has been off the air since its producer fired the cast last month, should sound an ...


All the media moves

23 October 2014 - Media Mecca

Media Moves… TheMediaOnline's weekly round up. New editor in chief of Daily Sun, Sunday Sun and new editor for Sunday Sun.  Justine Cullinan takes the ...


New commercial face for the editor

22 October 2014 - Press

Editors can no longer be ignorant about the financial aspect of publishing. Melina Meletakos discovers how times have changed. It was Friday afternoon and a Sunday ...

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Lifestyle brands: You don’t find growth, you create it

22 October 2014 - Communications

It’s no secret that it’s a tough market out there and things are not getting any easier, says Dennis Wong. Culture is moving at an ever ...

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Campaign critique: Does rum brand #LiveWithHeart?

22 October 2014 - Advertising

Being adventurous and following your heart is one thing that the current youth of South Africa prides themselves on, so what better way to catch ...


Expats, skills and success: A story of realising potential

22 October 2014 - Agencies

The story of Incite in South Africa, and its steady growth in a relatively new and untested market, is evidence of the ample opportunities available ...

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Briefly… Specialist writer course at IAJ

22 October 2014 - Media Mecca

All engaging specialist stories have the same basic principles. Don’t believe me? It takes a set of great skills to craft a specialist story that holds ...

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Briefly… Value adds to Sunday World

22 October 2014 - Media Mecca

The Sunday World newspaper is launching two elements this weekend. The first is the 'Shopping Trolley that gives readers a weekly "short cut" to helping ...


Where to now for community TV?

24 October 2014

Digital terrestrial television supposedly promises many more community TV channels and viewing choices in the future. But, asks Melina Meletakos, what is the situation now? Those ...


20 Questions with… Bongani Siqoko

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6 October 2014

Working in his dream job: Bongani Siqoko (@SiqokoDD ) is editor of the Daily Dispatch, having worked on the newspaper since 1998. What drew you to the media? Initially ...


Five steps to make your mobile app go global

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20 October 2014

Putting mobile apps within reach of a global audience is one of the easiest steps companies can take to tap into the market of more ...