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Announcement of the passing of an AIP member

Posted on: July 24, 2020 at 5:13 pm, in

Media Release 24 July 2020 It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Mr Anatola Lolliepop Mofoka, the MD of Mapepeza Newspaper. This is the message from the Editor and Co-Founder,  Mr Stephen Seakgwe of Mapepeza Newspaper ‘’ Throughout his life, Lolliepop has been a charismatic and positive character. He wiill be remembered…

SANEF ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF RELIEF FUND FOR JOURNALISTS

Posted on: July 2, 2020 at 10:05 am, in

2 July 2020 The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) is launching a relief fund for journalists who have lost their livelihoods as a direct result of the COVID-19 national disaster. The Social Justice Initiative (SJI) is acting as a fiscal host for the fund and will be playing an oversight role to ensure that…

Media Statement

Posted on: June 25, 2020 at 7:10 pm, in

 June 25, 2020 It is with great sadness to announce that the Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) and its Executive Director, Mrs. Carol Mohlala, have decided to amicably part ways as from 30 June 2020. Carol served our organisation significantly, especially during the trying times of COVID-19 during which time we have witnessed many newspapers…

 Death Announcement of an AIP member

Posted on: June 21, 2020 at 1:13 pm, in

For immediate release: 21 June 2020 Writing a tribute or announcing death has to be the most difficult piece anyone has ever had to write. My heart is filled with sadness and deep pain as I write to announce the passing of another AIP member, Mr. Lefa Mohale, a 33-year old Soweto born. Mr. Mohale…

Reflections on Ms. Masindi Mkhize’s virtual Memorial Service

Posted on: May 30, 2020 at 5:27 pm, in

May 30, 2020 Nontando Mokoena The Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) – in partnership with the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) – hosted a virtual Memorial Service to celebrate the life of its late board member, EzaKwaZulu News Publisher, Ms. Masindi Mkhize. Masindi was loved and respected by many in the sector. Proof of…

Death Announcement of AIP board member

Posted on: May 24, 2020 at 6:41 pm, in

For immediate release: 22 May 2020  Death Announcement of AIP board member.  It is with great sadness to announce the passing of our board member, Ms. Masindi Octavia Mkhize. Masindi was the founder and publisher of Ezakwazulu news a bi-monthly community newspaper which since 2010 has been the sole IsiZulu medium distributed in the Kwadedangendlane…

AIP welcomes the message from Shiraz Mohammed confirming his safe return in the country

Posted on: January 27, 2020 at 3:09 pm, in

For immediate release: 27 January 2020 AIP welcomes the message from Shiraz Mohammed confirming his safe return in the country Photojournalist and publisher of Ennerdale Sun, Shiraz Mohamed’s return has been confirmed through a video that was shared by his family on Sunday. Shiraz was abducted in Syria at the beginning of 2017 on a…

Introduction of a new community media award – “Moses Moyo Award”

Posted on: May 6, 2019 at 1:49 pm, in

  The Association of Independent Publishers (AIP), would like to express its dissatisfaction with the decision taken by the South African Editors Forum (SANEF) to name the community media award as the “Moses Moyo Award” without any consultations. AIP feels this decision was unfairly reached, and our members were supposed to be given an opportunity…

Reporting tool gets a facelift in time for elections

Posted on: April 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm, in

Pocket Reporter, your personal “news editor in your pocket”, has been given a makeover that includes lots of new election reporting templates and resources, just in time for South Africa’s General Election. by Raymond Joseph, 28 April 2019 Share: Pocket Reporter, your personal “news editor in your pocket”, has been given a makeover that includes…

ZONDO COMMISSION AND SANEF REACH COMMON GROUND ON LEAKED TESTIMONIES

Posted on: January 28, 2019 at 1:54 pm, in

The Association of Independent Publishers (AIP), welcomes the common ground reached by the Zondo Commission of inquiry into state capture and South African Editors Forum (SANEF). The media was slammed by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo for going ahead and published information that was yet to be heard at the inquiry as part of former…