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AIP Announces the Appointment of Dr. Kate Skinner, Executive Director

Posted on: July 22, 2021 at 10:27 am, in

 July 22,2021 The Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) announces the appointment of media freedom activist, Dr. Kate Skinner as its Executive Director. Kate has worked with the unions, NGOs, government and the media industry, where her primary focus was to build a diverse, independent media sector. In 2017, she completed her PhD degree at Wits…

AIP Announces the Appointment Mbali Dhlomo as Board Chairperson  

Posted on: July 1, 2021 at 10:39 am, in

Today (01 July 2021), the Association of Independent Publishers (AIP) announced the re-appointment of Ms. Mbali Dhlomo as Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Ms. Mbali Dhlomo is the Founder and Editor of Intuthuko Newspapers, a company that publishes newspaper titles in Durban, Newcastle and Dundee. She sat on the AIP Board for more than…

Wara Tribute

Posted on: June 29, 2021 at 10:31 am, in

Good day friends, compatriots, comrades. Thank you for giving me the chance to celebrate and honour Wandile Fana. +++++++++++++++++++ Wara was born on 12th March 1976. A tragic year in the history of South Africa when the youth had to take charge of the struggle for freedom and justice for the people of South Africa. …

Contact updates

Posted on: May 10, 2021 at 12:59 pm, in

Dear stakeholder This letter serves to inform you that we have changed our email addresses. We would like to request you to update our previous details according to the addresses as follows:  Nontando Mokoena – nontando@aip.org.za 082 962 2144  Mathapelo Mosoma – mathapelo@aip.org.za 073 972 3189  Please note that we are still working from home….

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…