RADIO

If the ‘fifth estate’ is a publisher, it needs to be regulated

Social media threatens the purpose of the ‘fourth estate’ – democracy and a check on power

Mpho Maboi

Broadcaster, SABC

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

The Swedish DJ's death at age 28 marks a symbolic coming-of-age for a genre that remains resolutely youthful

Heard it on the radio: Musicians need the airwaves to make it

Artists may one day make it by releasing their music on the internet, but radio is still king.

LGBTI people in the DRC and Mozambique take to the air to foster understanding

Radio in both the DRC and Mozambique is helping people to deal with queer issues that are rarely ever discussed

90% local content: ‘I’m Hlaudi Motsoeneng, baby!’

The SABC boss has scoffed at the suggestion that any of the stations might refuse to obey his rules.

Mushroom Hour Half-Hour: From pirate radio to podcasts

Nhlanhla Mngadi and Andrew Curnow's indulgent podcasts and live-recorded jam sessions are headed for wax.

A jig for when the chips are down

The former choirmaster and dance teacher would rather invest in his future by buying a radio than by considering giving dance classes.

World Radio Day: Time for the youth to step up

World Radio Day is celebrated across the globe to remember the unique power of radio. A young Jo'burger took his station online into the future.

Power FM: Technical challenges affecting listener numbers, says director

Power FM's 25% listenership drop in the past six months was a result of the station’s inability to broadcast on three of their five transmitters.

Good-news SABC is bad news

As under apartheid, the state broadcaster is still kowtowing to politicians it should be shunning.

Latest

R80-million: The cost of evacuating South Africans from Wuhan in China

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences