Media Industry

Algeria’s independent press fears for its survival

Algeria's "democratic spring" that followed widespread protests in October 1988 put an end to a state monopoly of the media.

​Media – Afentse ‘Fenny’ Lekolwane

Her Flave Productions company produces both short films and movies, and “Botswood” was set up to bring the film industry together.

Pistorius trial puts new media ecology to the test

The murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has provided a stark depiction of how the media landscape is changing under our feet.

Transformation in news boardrooms doesn’t match newsrooms

The print and digital media transformation task team has said the change within newsrooms has not been matched at a managerial level.

Moneyweb suing Fin24 for ‘plagiarism’: Standard practice or parasitic?

In light of Moneyweb taking Fin24 to court for "plagiarism", are sites like Fin24 parasitic, or is Moneyweb failing to keep up with the times?

On loving Oscar Pistorius: Are the media going too far?

Media coverage of the Pistorius trial is close to breaking constitutional principles. But can journalists be charged for reporting leaked evidence?

No blank cheque for journos

Journalists have no business taking a stance against the subjects they cover. Our work is to be the eyes and ears of the public, argues Rapule Tabane.

Marking a milestone for African media

East Africa's powerful media house, The Nation Group, celebrated its 50th birthday last week with a major media conference.

Masters of our own destruction

A "state of the media" discussion is an obvious and depressing topic. We all know the sad, sad story. Print is dead.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it