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Motorsport enthusiasts are in for a treat. On Digital Media's (ODM’s) payTV platform, StarSat, has confirmed and secured a deal to broadcast the international World Rally Championships Exclusive for the next two years.


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New TV series to focus on the high-pressured world of catering for SA’s high society

Filmed by leading local TV Production Company, Okuhle Media and featuring talented executive chef ...


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Al Jazeera’s redesigned website gives readers better access to the news

Al Jazeera English has relaunched aljazeera.com, giving prominence to its most importan ...


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BBC World News recently launched the inaugural Komla Dumor Award. Media Update chatted to BBC’s Africa editor, Solomon Mugera to find out more about what the award and who can enter.


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BBC World News kicks off 2015 with the international documentary series, Storyville Global. The series, chosen and produced by the Why Foundation, is made up of 20 films from across the world. Media Update recently sat down with BBC World News’ commissioning editor, Mary Wilkinson t ...


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Women in Singing Harmony (W.I.S.H.) is an initiative put together by well-known Durban performer, Shelley McLean. W.I.S.H. is a vocal class offered to all women who have a song in their hearts.


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Why journalists need <i>Twitter</i>
Twitter is no longer just another social network that you need to keep up with. When used to its full potential, it can be a powerful and effective tool for journalists. Not only has the social network revolutionised the way we source information, but it has also allowed instant access to news.
3 online writing tools to consider
Anyone who writes for a living can always use a little help. Either it’s to help them focus better, or to give them something that will allow them to be more organised. Not only will this allow you to churn out better work; it will also give you confidence in getting the work done.
Motorsport enthusiasts are in for a treat. On Digital Media's (ODM’s) payTV platform, StarSat, has confirmed and secured a deal to broadcast the international World Rally Championships Exclusive for the next two years.
New TV series to focus on the high-pressured world of catering for SA’s high society
Filmed by leading local TV Production Company, Okuhle Media and featuring talented executive chef, Neill Anthony, Neill Anthony – The Private Chef will provide viewers with a rare glimpse into the high-pressured world of what it takes to cater for South Africa’s high society and A-list socialites.
Johannesburg Country Club hosts launch of the 2015 Johannesburg <i>International Motor Show</i>
The 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show launch took place on Thursday, 25 September at the Johannesburg Country Club in Sandton. Industry players and media got a glimpse of what to expect from the fourth Johannesburg International Motor Show, set to take place from Wednesday, 14 to Sunday, 25 October 2015 at the Nasrec Expo Centre.
Danilo Acquisto: Building an empire to be proud of
Danilo Acquisto is already many things. Law graduate; TV presenter; Radio host; entrepreneur. And yet, at 23-years-old, the Johannesburg native, who currently resides in Cape Town, is only just making his way in the world.
Kim Cloete to leave Heart 104.9FM to focus on acting
Actress, TV Host, Radio presenter and playwright Kim Cloete will move away from the microphone at the end of January for a while as she shifts her attention to the stage. Cloete has been keeping listeners glued to Heart 104.9FM since March 2014 with her mid-morning show #Kimmistry, but has now decided to focus on her first love, acting.
947’s Breakfast Xpress gets a new executive producer
Having said goodbye to Sam Cowen in December, the 947 Breakfast Xpress team was looking to be one woman down, but thanks to the appointment of feisty executive producer, Nonkululeko ‘Nonku’ Britton, the scales are balanced again, and the show is set to soar in 2015.
Celebrate Valentine&#39;s Day with dinner at Lanzerac Hotel &amp; Spa
February is the month of love, and what better way than to spoil that special person in one's life with a visit to Lanzerac, a romantic destination in its own right. Celebrate the day at the Lanzerac Hotel & Spa where couples will be treated to an intimate four-course dinner at R380 per person.
FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show to visit East London and PE in March
Eastern Cape wine lovers will soon have the opportunity to sample some of South Africa's top wines at the inaugural FNB Eastern Cape Wine Show. The dual-city event opens its doors in East London on Thursday, 12 March and will be followed two days later with a tasting in Port Elizabeth.
Christa Biyela’s <i>Getting Dirty</i> doesn&#39;t shy away from gritty issues
Christa Biyela’s latest book, titled Getting Dirty, is all about the gritty issues around sex, HIV and AIDS. She believes that the positive way forward is by having open and honest conversations with not only our partners, but also our children.
Dick Mawson’s <i>The Gods who Fell from the Sky</i> makes for inspiring reading
Dick Mawson’s non-fiction debut is nothing short of inspiring. Titled The Gods who Fell from the Sky, it outlines his adventurous life including the loss of both his legs during two separate incidents.
5 minutes with ... Trevor Romain
June sees the release of Trevor Romain's Random Kak I Remember About Growing Up in South Africa by Penguin Books South Africa. He spent a few minutes answering questions about the book and his life.
Five minutes with Mary Watson
Mary Watson's novel, The Cutting Room is hitting shelves this April. She took some time out of her busy scehdule to chat to Media Update about her novel.
<i>Asset</i>
Asset, a new, interactive digital publication for the commercial property industry, has just launched its first issue. The publication represents a pioneering effort in the world of new media through its crossover between the publication itself and the eProp.co.za website and e-newsletter.

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