The inaugural International Legends Soccer Tournament held at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday 7 January 2006 broke the Ellis Park record of media attendance - the 180 media institutions that registered included representatives from Holland, Bulgaria, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, The Middle East, Nigeria and Zambia.
The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.
Lagos, Nigeria - South African publisher, Media24, has launched popular local magazine title, True Love, in West Africa. The new launch is a totally new product - a glossy magazine with local Nigerian content - positioned as the lifestyle handbook for modern African women. True Love's circulation in South Africa has climbed to over 2 million readers.
Nigerian publisher of ThisDay, Nduka Obaigbena, has assured creditors and staff of the daily newspaper, that he will not turn his back on the substantial investment his media empire has made in South Africa. Talks, brokered by ABSA, are ongoing with investors to try resolve the financial crisis the paper finds itself in.
Ogilvy Africa recently hosted a successful media workshop that saw 25 senior media planners coming together from Angola, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, the DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.
The finest that Nigeria has to offer will be on display at the Sandton Convention Centre from 28 September to 2 October as, for the first time, South Africa plays host to the Best of Nigeria Expo in 2004.
The MTN Group has announced that, in association with shareholders in MTN Nigeria, a decision has been made to explore ways of broadening the base of local shareholder participation in MTN Nigeria. Over the next 12 months, substantial groundwork will be done to explore various options to achieve this objective.
Pretoria – Despite 94.7 Highveld Stereo's pre-emptive strike by suspending the two DJ's concerned, the Legal Adviser to the President, Adv Mojanku Gumbi, has formally lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission against Highveld Stereo over the broadcast on the radio station on 28 April 2004 relating to President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria.
The FS African Standard, a newspaper for the ever-expanding expatriate communities of West Africa living in South Africa - estimated to number around 100 000 - has been launched in the country by leading Nigerian publisher Millennium Harvest Ltd.
94.7 Highveld Stereo has suspended two of its presenters with immediate effect following recent remarks they made on air relating to Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Ibiba Don Pedro of Nigeria, who writes for The Guardian has won the top CNN award for African journalists at the prize-giving ceremony in Johannesburg on Wednesday.