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The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Award finalists have been announced. The judging panel noted the high standard of the submissions and believed that the finalists chosen aptly underscored this year’s theme – perfect balance.

Media 24 has announced that the English-speaking Sunday tabloid Scoop! will be closing, effective immediately. The newspaper will not appear again - the last edition was on the streets on 19 February.
Dr Robert Rey has been on a nationwide book signing tour promoting his book, exclusive to selected CNA stores, Body by Rey. During this time, The Sondag newspaper made no contact with Dr Rey or his local partners from the SHM GROUP of companies, however, made false insinuations that Dr Rey was involved with inappropriate behaviour during a jujitsu demonstration.
Burger (Oos Kaap) reported that Beeld editor, Tim Du Plessis has been promoted to head of Media24's Afrikaans newspapers. The unti will be called Afrikaans titles and will include all Afrikaans newspapers excluding Sondag. Peet Kruger, former editor of Finweek, returns on 1 August as editor of Beeld.
Ads24, Media24’s advertising arm, has devised an imaginative advertisement designed to inform advertisers just how lucrative it could be to advertise in Afrikaans language newspapers.
As a tribute to the quality of the newspapers it represents, Ads24 congratulates all of the Media24 newspaper titles who received accolades at the 10th annual Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards on Tuesday, 10 May.
10<sup>th</sup> annual <i>Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award</i> winners announced
South Africa’s top newspaper journalists, photographers and graphic artists were announced at the 10th annual Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards on 10 May at Turbine Hall in Johannesburg.
Patterson says World Cup didn’t fast track expected print recovery
On Thursday, 19 August, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) held a meeting to announce the second quarter results of local print circulation figures, which revealed that the World Cup “didn’t do us any favours.” Overall, circulation dived during June/ July, and while many businesses gained from the soccer event, the print industry did not. Newspaper circulation in particular, plummeted.
Editors and major media met this weekend to discuss the latest proposal for a Media Appeals Tribunal as well as the Protection of Information Bill, and the negative consequences these would have on South Africa's media; freedom of speech; as well as on its democracy.
The Saturday Star reports that Pick n Pay has censored two major Afrikaans newspapers, Sondag and Die Son, after numerous complaints from customers offended by the newspapers’ use of nudity and inappropriate language.
ABC releases latest print circulation figures
By Desi Tzoneva. On 4 March, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) released the latest print circulation figures for the period October to December 2009.
New Sunday read in the Cape
Yesterday saw the last issue of the Sondag (Kaap). Next week will see the launch of the Sondag Son in Cape Town, which will be comprised of a Platteland (18 000) and Stedlik (62 000) edition. This does not affect Sondag in the rest of South Africa.

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