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Welcome to the latest Media Update newsletter.
Top stories making headlines this week include: AutoWeek first Audit Bureau of Circulations certificate confirms positive numbers for the publication; True Love magazine has announced that Mokgadi Itsweng will be joining on as its food editor; and the jury for the 2012 XMA Cross Media Awards has been finalised.
In this week's editorial desk article, Darren Gilbert takes a look at whether paywalls are a viable solution or an obstacle to staying informed.
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| Primedia Online introduces live-scoring for rugby fans on iafrica.com mobi site|
Launched to coincide with the highly anticipated upcoming Rugby Championship (formerly the Tri Nations), Primedia Online, the publisher of iafrica.com, has introduced live-scoring for rugby fans on the iafrica.com mobi site. Click to continue
| ADFA to open a Durban campus in 2013|
South Africa's premier film, tv and performance school, AFDA, will be opening a brand new campus in Durban in 2013. Click to continue
| Al Jazeera's Riyaad Minty to speak at 2012 World Editors Forum|
Al Jazeera Networks' head of social media, Riyaad Minty is set to share his experiences at the 19th World Editors Forum in Kiev, Ukraine from 2 to 5 September. Click to continue
|New season of Rivoningo to start on SABC2|
The fourth series of Rivoningo started on 13 August on SABC2. The new series brings South African children, caregivers, parents and teachers content with specific emphasis on improving literacy. Rivoningo will air Monday to Friday at 10:30. Click to continue
| Supa Strikas to make weekly appearance in Move!|
The popular homegrown comic, Supa Strikas will make a weekly appearance in South African women’s weekly magazine, Move!. The first strip appeared in the 8 August issue. Click to continue
|Available to rent on BoxOffice ...|
Films available to rent on BoxOffice in the next weeks include Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance; and The Grey. Click to continue
| Big Fat Gypsy Weddings returns of BBC Entertainment for a second season|
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings returns to provide a window into the world of the gypsy and traveller community. The second season will be broadcast on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv from Monday, 20 August at 20:00. Click to continue
|Gontse Ntshegang joins Muvhango|
Muvhango has announceed that the role of Mapule Modise will now be played by Gontse Ntshegang. This multifaceted actress who is not new to our screens will debut on Thursday, 16 August. Click to continue
|AutoWeek posts impressive figures in its first ABC report|
AutoWeek newspaper’s first Audit Bureau of Circulations certificate has confirmed that the title sold 8877 copies per week, a total which can be calculated as 38 467 copies every month between the months of April and June this year. Click to continue
| Fifty Shades of Grey announced as the UK's best selling book of all time|
Random House (UK) has announced that EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey has sold well in excess of 5.3 million copies in physical and ebook combined in the UK, making it the bestselling British book of all time. Click to continue
| HYPE celebrating 50 issues with its biggest bumper edition yet|
Hip hop publication, HYPE magazine is celebrating its 50th issue in true style. It’s the magazine’s biggest bumper edition yet at 96 pages. Click to continue
| Airwolf to be aired on TopTV's FOX Retro|
Airwolf – the classic TV series has finally made its way back on to local TV screens. The 1980s favourite has returned on FOX Retro, channel 181 on TopTV, weekdays at 15:05. Click to continue
| Dragons' Den is coming to BBC Knowledge|
Evan Davis presents, Dragons' Den, a series in which entrepreneurs have three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires potentially willing to invest their own cash if they can be convinced the proposition is a winner. Dragons' Den will be broadcast Mondays to Thursdays at 19:00 on BBC Knowledge, channel 251 on DStv. Click to continue
| The Real Hustle returns to BBC Entertainment|
Hustlers Jess Clement, Alexis Conran and Paul Wilson return in season eight of The Real Hustle. It will be broadcast on Mondays at 21:00 from 20 August on BBC Entertainment, channel 120 on DStv. Click to continue
| 2012 London Olympics proves memorable for BBC.com|
The 2012 London Olympics were packed full of memorable moments and record breaking achievements. Not just for the athletes but for the BBC.com's Sports section which doubled the number of international visitors (excluding UK) from 5 million (year to date) to 10.5 million. Click to continue
|Supersport signs deal to broadcast Netball Diamond Challenge|
Netball South Africa and SuperSport have announced that SuperSport will be the broadcast partner for the upcoming Netball Diamond Challenge with all the Internationals being broadcast live. Click to continue
| RAB adds two more faces to the speaker line-up for RadioWorks 2012|
The Radio Advertising Bureau South Africa’s (RAB) annual RadioWorks Conference, which takes place on 22 August at the Crystal Towers Hotel in Cape Town and 23 August at The Forum in Johannesburg, has added two new faces to its line-up of speakers. Click to continue
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