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REMINDER: Today's Media Briefing with the NRCS to recall of a substandard-dangerous product in South AfricaMembers of th...
11/12/2023

REMINDER: Today's Media Briefing with the NRCS to recall of a substandard-dangerous product in South Africa

Members of the media are reminded of today's National Press Club media briefing with the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) about a nationwide recall of substandard, dangerous product from all distributors and retail outlets across South Africa.

Today's media briefing would be held as follows:

Date: Monday, 11 December 2023 (today)
Time: 11h00 - 12h30
Venue: Court Classique Hotel, Arcadia
RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/Fkiibz7GChZrf9fa6

Youtube Livestream Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ23opEIpWZTzUmd0FHNnSw

NRCS' move to recall the product followed intensive investigations which included sampling and testing to ascertain the suitability of the product to be offered for sale in South Africa. The product in question has failed to meet minimum requirements for the prescribed strength as set out in the Compulsory Specification hence the nationwide recall in order to ensure that the product does not pose a risk for consumers and the South African economy at large.
Regards

ADMIN: National Press Club
[email protected]
Phone: 063 374 2917

04/12/2023
REMINDER: NPC Last Networking Session for 2023You are reminded to attend tomorrow’s exciting and the last National Press...
29/11/2023

REMINDER: NPC Last Networking Session for 2023

You are reminded to attend tomorrow’s exciting and the last National Press Club networking session for the year 2023 hosted by the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023 (tomorrow)

Time: 18h00 for 18h30

Venue: Function Hall, 4th Floor, Kgorong Building (UNISA Muckleneuk Campus), 274 Preller Street, Muckleneuk, PRETORIA.

RSVP Link: https://forms.gle/YNP7vufcrumzcBZC7

Stand a chance to win amazing and exciting raffle prizes!

We look forward to seeing you there, it is going to be a blast of a networking function!

Regards

ADMIN: National Press Club
[email protected]
Phone: 063 374 2917

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023 Time: 18h00 for 18h30 Venue: Function Hall, 4th Floor, Kgorong Building (UNISA Muckleneuk Campus), 274 Preller Street, Muckleneuk, PRETORIA Inquiries: (+2763) 374-2917 or [email protected]

MEDIA STATEMENT NATIONAL PRESS CLUB NOTES WITH CONCERNS INDEPENDENT MEDIA’S RETRENCHMENT OF 128 STAFF WITH DELAYED PAYME...
12/11/2023

MEDIA STATEMENT



NATIONAL PRESS CLUB NOTES WITH CONCERNS INDEPENDENT MEDIA’S RETRENCHMENT OF 128 STAFF WITH DELAYED PAYMENTS

Date: 12 November 2023

The National Press Club (NPC) has noted with great concern and indignation the Independent Newspapers’ retrenchments of 128 of its employees to cut the wage bill.

Of great concern to the National Press Club is the fact that retrenched employees have not been paid their severance packages, but instead provided with R2 500 food vouchers.

“We do not, as a matter of emphasis and principle, comment each time employers retrench staff, but we are extremely perplexed with this Independent Newspapers’ matter and the failure by the employer to respect the rights of retrenched staff members,” said National Press Club Chair, Antoinette Slabbert.

The National Press Club would like to call on the Independent Newspapers to honour the severance agreements by ensuring that the rights of the retrenched are respected and their dignity not compromised.

“We extend messages of support to affected employees and would like to assure them of our undivided support during this uncertain period, given the state of our economy. In the same vein. We call on employers to work closely with the National Press Club as they post future vacancies to enable the re-entry of the retrenched colleagues into the system,” added Slabbert.

The NPC would like to also encourage affected individuals to continue working closely with all industry formations for any future employment possibilities and enlist the support of institutions like LifeLine and other similar organisations to support them in this hour of need and uncertainty.



ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Regards

ADMIN: National Press Club
[email protected]
Phone: 063 374 2917

07/11/2023

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Code For Africa is looking for a full-time content manager to engage Africa’s largest network of journalists, technologists and scientists. Applicants can be based anywhere on the continent.

🗓️ Deadline: 30 November.
Details: https://bit.ly/3QkKe1R

07/11/2023

INTERNSHIP: BusinessTech is looking for a journalist intern to join the team in Centurion. Learn to cover the latest news, produce interesting articles and features, and sub-edit content for publication.

🗓️ Deadline: 30 December.
Details: https://t.ly/qV79m

07/11/2023

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Journalists in Africa are invited to enter the Southern African Development Community's 2024 Media Awards, which aim to recognise excellence in journalism in categories of print, radio, television and photography.

🗓️ Deadline: 29 February, 2024.
Details: https://bit.ly/3FMEZ6c

06/11/2023

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Global Africa Network Media is looking for a junior online editor based in Cape Town. This is an ideal position for a journalism/media graduate seeking a first job in financial digital media.

🗓️ Deadline: 2 January.
Details: https://bit.ly/47ofMuN

The National Press Club adds our voice to this statement.
01/11/2023

The National Press Club adds our voice to this statement.

SANEF condemns assault and horrible treatment of journalists

1 November 2023

The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) deplores the vicious assault of the Mpuma Kapa TV (MPKTV) news crew on Monday in the Eastern Cape.

The incident, which took place during their coverage of a story for the 6pm news bulletin at Airport Valley in Walmer, is concerning to SANEF.

The assault targeted MPKTV reporter, Jessica Bobo, and camera operator Sbu Maingo, who were fulfilling their professional duties in covering a story about the alleged hijacking of RDP houses.

As Maingo was diligently recording the incident, a group of individuals accused of the hijacking turned hostile, demanding the cessation of recording. Despite Maingo attempting to hand the camera over to the reporter, the group attacked him, forcibly throwing him against a fence, and inflicting injuries to his face, ribs, and neck.

Bobo, in an attempt to seek assistance, was also attacked by the group. Maingo is currently recovering at home, bearing bruises, and experiencing considerable discomfort from the assault.

This incident not only highlights the increasing dangers faced by journalists but also underscores the imperative nature of the relationship between communities and journalists. Journalists play a pivotal role in bringing crucial information to the public, and their safety and freedom in performing their duties must be safeguarded.

This incident, among others, not only signifies the rise in criminal acts against media professionals but also illustrates the distressing levels of disrespect towards journalists. SANEF is deeply concerned by the growing frequency of such criminality in our communities, an issue that requires urgent attention and action.
SANEF calls upon law enforcement authorities to investigate this appalling assault swiftly and thoroughly on the MPKTV news crew. Furthermore, we urge stronger measures to ensure the safety and protection of journalists as they conduct their vital role in keeping the public informed.

We stand in solidarity with the affected journalists and emphasize the importance of upholding press freedom and the safety of media practitioners in the pursuit of their duties.

On a separate matter – SANEF has disappointingly learnt of an unfortunate event where there was the unjustifiable expulsion of Ofhani Munyai, a respected sportswriter with FarPost Media and the South African Football Journalists Association (SAFJA) Provincial Representative in Limpopo, from the media event held by Polokwane City, a Premier Soccer League (PSL) team, in Limpopo on Tuesday.

Munyai, who was attending the Carling Knockout Media Open Day at the invitation of the PSL, found himself abruptly asked to leave the press conference, which was set up for an interview with Coach, Phuti Mohafe.

A club official, Abraham Ramoroka, citing instructions from the club’s chair, demanded Munyai’s departure, providing no justifiable reasons for this action.

In response to this unjust expulsion, Munyai notified his colleagues, who, in a display of solidarity, chose to leave the event as well. This regrettable incident not only undermines the principles of press freedom and fair media access but also hampers the free flow of information to the public, a right that should be upheld and protected.

SANEF is deeply concerned by this incident, especially as there have been no prior issues or disputes reported between the club and Mr. Munyai in his capacity as a journalist. The actions taken against him are not only unwarranted but also impede the journalistic duty of reporting objectively and without bias.

Please read the full statement here: https://sanef.org.za/sanef-condemns-assault-and-horrible-treatment-of-journalists/

01/11/2023

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Economist is looking for a new Africa correspondent. Applicants should be original thinkers, with strong analytical and writing skills. Knowledge of the continent's geopolitics & economics is beneficial.

🗓️ Deadline: 20 Nov.
Details: https://t.ly/LXVML

01/11/2023

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Newzroom Afrika is looking for a results-driven reporter based in the Western Cape, who will be responsible for sourcing and crafting unique stories, writing scripts and curating submissions from citizen journalists.

🗓️ Deadline: 30 November.
Details: https://t.ly/mxSEL

Congratulations to our raffle grand prize winner Elizabeth Botha on your over R2000 worth air fryer grab.
27/10/2023

Congratulations to our raffle grand prize winner Elizabeth Botha on your over R2000 worth air fryer grab.

We had a wonderful members networking session on Wednesday night at Fringes Restaurant at Agrihub Business Park east of ...
27/10/2023

We had a wonderful members networking session on Wednesday night at Fringes Restaurant at Agrihub Business Park east of Pretoria. It was great to see some of our young and veteran members.

Great networking, lovely people, wonderful conversations, exciting raffle prizes, delicious food and fun-filled evening.

Sandile Memela delivered the annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture on 19 October 2023.
26/10/2023

Sandile Memela delivered the annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture on 19 October 2023.

24/10/2023

Applications or nominations are open for current and future Public Representatives on the Press Council and Panel of Adjudicators. Closing date is 6 November 2023

See details on the advert

We offer our condolences to the family and friends of one of our founding members, Marnus Roothman, who recently passed ...
24/10/2023

We offer our condolences to the family and friends of one of our founding members, Marnus Roothman, who recently passed away. May he rest in peace.

24/10/2023

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Newzroom Afrika is looking for a bulletin editor to produce accurate, compelling bulletins that reflect the latest local and international news. At least five years' experience needed in TV news and production.

🗓️ Deadline: 27 Oct.
Details: https://t.ly/RX895

Today, we celebrated the successful conclusion of our 13th annual Percy Memorial Lecture, and we're overflowing with pri...
19/10/2023

Today, we celebrated the successful conclusion of our 13th annual Percy Memorial Lecture, and we're overflowing with pride at how far we've come. This special event owed its success to the dedication of our outstanding team, the invaluable partnership with UNISA, the generous support of the Qobozao family, our sponsor, the wisdom of our inspiring speaker, and our panelists.

A heartfelt thank you to all who played a part in this milestone. Here's to more years of knowledge-sharing, growth, and journalism that positively impacts our community!

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsor Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) and Ms. Motshidisi Mokwena, Head of Commun...
19/10/2023

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsor Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) and Ms. Motshidisi Mokwena, Head of Communication and Reputation at CCBSA.

Thank you Sandile Memela. Your lecture gave us so much to chew on! Your words were insightful, made us feel uncomfortabl...
19/10/2023

Thank you Sandile Memela. Your lecture gave us so much to chew on! Your words were insightful, made us feel uncomfortable at times, and challenged where the profession of journalism finds itself.

13th Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture, what an interesting lecture by the critical writer Sandile Memela.
19/10/2023

13th Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture, what an interesting lecture by the critical writer Sandile Memela.

"Ethical journalism is a critical component of a responsible and credible media industry." Mr. Sandile Memela, Veteran J...
19/10/2023

"Ethical journalism is a critical component of a responsible and credible media industry."

Mr. Sandile Memela, Veteran Journalist, Writer, Cultural Critic and Civil Servant, shares his passion with us today.

Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture underway, veteran journalist and writer Mr Sandile Memela delivering main lecture.
19/10/2023

Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture underway, veteran journalist and writer Mr Sandile Memela delivering main lecture.

"Freedom of the press is the mortar that binds together the bricks of democracy - it's essential for holding the powerfu...
19/10/2023

"Freedom of the press is the mortar that binds together the bricks of democracy - it's essential for holding the powerful accountable and giving voice to the voiceless."

Mr. Kennedy Mudzuli, Deputy Chairperson: National Press Club introduces the event, gives a word of thanks to the Qoboza family, and announces our guest speaker, Mr. Sandile Memela, Veteran Journalist, Writer, Cultural Critic, and Civil Servant.

"Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy."Ms. Mosidi Mokgele, General Manager: National...
19/10/2023

"Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy."

Ms. Mosidi Mokgele, General Manager: National Press Club welcomes guests and reminds us of the importance of freedom of the press. 46 years ago, the Apartheid government banned important publications.

We look forward to today’s event. We have the honour of participating in the 13th Annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture.W...
19/10/2023

We look forward to today’s event. We have the honour of participating in the 13th Annual Percy Qoboza Memorial Lecture.

We look forward to sharing updates throughout the event. See you soon!

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