Media partner for World Corporate Golf Challenge named

Business Day and The Golf Alliance have partnered to bring The World Corporate Golf Challenge to South African Golf fundis. For the second year running, Business Day will act as the exclusive and official media partner to one of the world's largest corporate golf event, The World Corporate Golf...

25 Jun 2006

Perfect mid-winter pep-up

Presented as part of the Cape Town Book Fair line-up at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 17-20 June 2006, the Sunday Times programme of events will focus on the key issues in contemporary South African writing. Highlights will be the submissions for the 2006 Alan Paton Non-Fiction...

11 Jun 2006

Beeld's Children's Fund raises nearly R3 million

In the 2005 fiscal year, Beeld's Children's Fund collected a record breaking R2.9 million. Says Beeld GM Lucille van Niekerk, "The whole team is thrilled that the Beeld's Children's Fund raised close to R3 million, over 20% more than the year before!" Audited free of charge by Pricewaterhouse...

3 Apr 2006

Beeld honoured at Media24 awards

Beeld's chief photographer Halden Krog and education journalist Alet Rademayer have come out tops in the Media24 Newspaper Journalist of the Year Competition. Krog won the prize for the Photograph of the Year (2005) for his image of the body of a Zimbabwean asylum-seeker found in an Ennerdale...

30 Mar 2006

Media 24's Soccer Laduma dominates sports interest market

Weekly newspaper Soccer Laduma continues to dominate the local sporting and soccer interest market with a 19% year-on-year circulation growth - an increase of 44 313 copies per week in one year (July-Dec 04 compared to July-Dec 05). Editor Peter du Toit attributes its success to the increasing...

13 Mar 2006

Sowetan launches teaching aid

The Sowetan has launched a new education supplement called Power Your Future, with a distribution of 1 800 000 copies to 1 000 urban, peri-urban and rural previously disadvantaged schools and government Multi-Purpose Community Centres - initially in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West and Free...

7 Mar 2006

Zuma named Newsmaker of the Year

Former deputy president Jacob Zuma has been named Newsmaker of the Year for 2005 by the Pretoria Press Club. The award was made on the grounds of impact, news value and media attention, both print and electronic, says chairperson Ben Rootman. Zuma had dominated national and international news...

18 Jan 2006

Beeld Children's Fund raising millions

Afrikaans daily newspaper Beeld, the official media partner of the Beeld Children's Fund (Kinderfonds), has revealed that a total of over R14 million was contributed to charity between 1994 and 2005. The fund was established in 1977 to enable disadvantaged children from Mayfair in Johannesburg to...

26 Sep 2005

A heavy Sunday read

This weekend saw the biggest ever Sunday Times in its 99-year history. The newspaper contained 204 pages and each copy weighed 1.6kg. Included was the annual Sunday Times/Markinor Top Brands survey, plus three sections of news, opinion and sport and 32 pages of jobs on offer in South Africa. The...

25 Sep 2005

Beeld makes TV debut

Beeld's new offering, the Afternoon Edition, which launched earlier this month, has made its debut on South Africa's local soapie Egoli. Shaleen Surtie-Richards (Nenna) was filmed on the Egoli set reading Beeld's Afternoon Edition, exposing the Afrikaans papers' new fledgling to prime time soapie...

15 Sep 2005

Make an Appointment with Business Day

Business Day has launched its own weekly professional recruitment supplement, targeting the higher LSM market. The supplement, to be known as Appointments, will be published every Tuesday and will reach about 113 000 highly qualified professionals. These are people most likely to be needed for...

13 Sep 2005

Zulu Sunday paper launches this month

Mandla Matla, the publishers of newspaper Ilanga, are launching Ilanga Lange Sonto, the first Sunday Zulu tabloid. The Zulu Sunday paper will be represented by the Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB) and have an initial print run of 100 000. The first issue will be available on Sunday 14 August in...

4 Aug 2005

New editor for Isolezwe

Thulani Mbatha, previously acting editor, has been appointed editor of Isolezwe, South Africa's only Zulu-language daily newspaper. Isolezwe's circulation continues to grow and now stands at an average 81 131 for April to June 2005 (unaudited), up 14% from the January/March interim ABC figure.

14 Jul 2005

Getting down to business

BigNews for the Business Owner, the only independently owned and distributed newspaper for business owners in South Africa, publishes its 100th edition this July. BigNews is a monthly newspaper distributed nationally with an audited circulation of 135 080 (ABC Dec 2004). BigNews was started nearly...

12 Jul 2005

Autodealer driving it home

The Newspaper Advertising Bureau (NAB), a division of Caxton Publishers and printers, has introduced motoring supplement Autodealer, to the suburbs of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The supplement is delivered in 10 community newspapers concentrated in these residential areas and covers over 320 000...

4 Jul 2005

New newspaper for KZN

The Newspaper Advertising Bureau's (NAB) latest inclusion to its KZN community newspaper representation is the Maritzburg Sun. The newspaper, a joint venture between Caxton and Independent Newspapers Kwa-Zulu Natal, will be distributed free in the suburbs of Pietermaritzburg every Wednesday, with a...

7 Jun 2005

Is'khokho has arrived

The Is'khokho campaign, which launched in the Sowetan newspaper Tuesday, 10 May, will bring readers a bigger and better paper in the next month, carrying daily supplements and giving away a huge cash prize every Wednesday. Is'khokho is THE man, the most accomplished, the strongest, the most...

10 May 2005

Country newspaper award goes to Zululand

The Zululand Observer was the overall winner at the recent fourth annual Caxton Country Newspaper Awards, receiving the First Graphics gold award. First Graphics and Sappi Kraft jointly hosted the awards designed to promote quality among the printing operations that make up the Caxton Country Forum,...

25 Apr 2005

Newsletter for taxi owners launched

Spaza Media has launched Taxi News, aimed at taxi owners. Said publisher Noel Ndhlovu: "We think Taxi News will provide an opportunity to taxi industry suppliers to communicate directly with this sector, while the information contained in this publication will empower more than 60 000 taxi owners...

30 Mar 2005

Pretoria Beeld extends 'Huisgids' to Midrand

Pretoria Beeld's weekly property supplement, Huisgids, has been extended to include Midrand. Free of charge to the Midrand area, the additional print run of 10 000 copies will ensure that Midrand readers also receive the supplement, which has a circulation of 50 000....

15 Mar 2005

ABC figures confirm Beeld's ongoing success

Afrikaans daily newspaper, Beeld, has welcomed the latest ABC audited figures July - December 2004. Beeld has sustained an upward trend in circulation from 101 367 to over 102 070 sales growth over the previous year. However, Naweek Beeld has leapt 5.7% to a total sales volume of 88 683. "We were...

28 Feb 2005

Early Edition free for all

FREE 4 ALL, the national high school newspaper, now has a sibling — FREE 4 ALL Early Edition, an age-appropriate newspaper dedicated to senior primary school pupils. The full-colour tabloid is kicking off with a 100 000 print run. "Since our launch in 1996 we have been obliged to keep growing to...

27 Feb 2005

The Sun is shining brightly!

The Daily Sun was a winner in the latest ABCs, selling an average of 364 356 newspapers a day during July to December 2004. This was 62 491 up over the sales for the first six months of the year. It was also 128 970 up from the sales for the same period in 2003. And as Publisher Deon du Plessis...

22 Feb 2005

No light of day for ThisDay yet

Following a week of uncertainty about the future of South Africa's newest national newspaper ThisDay, the newspaper's executive director Gbenga Oni-Olusola has told I-Net Bridge that publication will resume in the near future. The newspaper failed to appear last Monday, and the company is currently...

1 Nov 2004

Game shows go print

Conceptualise Promotions, a turnkey solutions providers in promotional competitions and purchase-driven game shows, is collaborating again with The Citizen to stimulate the newspaper's daily sales. Called the 'Cash Code Game', the competition devised by Conceptualise and The Citizen's marketing...

15 Sep 2004

Sowetan Editor resigns

Johnnic Communications Ltd would like to announce that John Dludlu, the Editor of the Sowetan, has resigned from the company. The resignation becomes effective immediately.

2 Sep 2004

False sales figures leave ThisDay down

Management at the Nigerian owned ThisDay newspaper overstated circulation by more than 50% in the second half of last year, forcing the upmarket daily into a dramatic restatement of its figures yesterday. Figures published yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) show that ThisDay's...

1 Sep 2004

Breaking news in Pretoria

The recent makeover of the Pretoria News includes a different banner for the afternoon 'Late final' edition, heralding a completely reset page one. This takes account of breaking news and further details on the big stories of the day, and provides a dramatically different paper for afternoon buyers....

15 Jul 2004

Sunday Times takes on Mugabe, Nujoma

The Sunday Times is fighting an attempt by Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe and Namibia's President Sam Nujoma to hijack its name for propaganda purposes. The newspaper has taken legal steps to fight plans by Mugabe and Nujoma to launch a regional newspaper called the New Sunday Times, widely...

28 Jun 2004

Being a good Citizen to Kids Haven

The Citizen newspaper's annual golf day raised close to R26 000 for Kids Haven - R17 000 more than last year's event. The money raised will go towards the running of the Kids Haven pre-school.

2 Jun 2004

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