INDEPENDENT MEDIA LAUNCHES NEW LIFESTYLE SUPPLEMENT – SATURDAY LIVE

Published 6 July 2017, by a Staff Writer

It’s time to Take Back Your Saturday – forget about chores or being a couch potato, go out and have fun.

To help you reclaim your day off, Independent Media is publishing Saturday Live from this week.

The national 12-page lifestyle supplement will appear in the Saturday Star, Independent on Saturday, Pretoria News Weekender and Weekend Argus Saturday from tomorrow.

Even though it is a national supplement, readers can expect to keep up-to-date with specific events in their area.

You can win at being a weekend warrior, with the supplement as your guide to entertainment, fashion, food and lifestyle events and, generally, how to have a happy Saturday.

Some of the best lifestyle journalists who have their fingers on the pulse of all that’s “hip and happening” in South Africa, will be contributing to the supplement.
Comedian Tumi Morake is one of our regular columnists and of course, Independent’s top lifestyle journalist, Nontando Mposa

The head of Independent Media’s Lifestyle division, Mbuso Khoza, says Saturday Live will be anchored by a mix of local, national and international trends, fun ideas and luxury events.

“The concept for a national supplement was realised after our research showed that many people spend long hours doing mundane chores over weekends, instead of doing what they would love to. The weekend is meant for fun, and what better time to have fun than on a Saturday. Saturday Live is going to inspire you to Take Your Saturday Back”.

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Brics Media should be about the untold stories

Published 25 June 2017, by Riana Howe

The Brics Mainstream Media Forum in Shanghai culminated with the signing of a co-operation agreement between China’s Shanghai United Media Group and Russia’s Sputnik on Sunday.

Kochetkov Sergey, the first deputy editor-in-chief of Sputnik, signed the agreement with Shanghai United Media Group’s president Qui Xin.

Delegates from Brazil, India and South Africa, who also attended the forum, “Internet Era: The win-win co-operation of Media”, agreed to work towards greater Brics collaboration.

Dr Iqbal Surve, executive chairperson of Independent Media, said Brics Media should be about the untold stories.

“It’s about the narratives…and it’s going to become even more important as the world becomes more polarised, that the untold stories are told,” he said.

“Cooperation is absolutely critical,” Surve said.

“Until the lions tell their side of their story, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. So in this world where we are trying to make sure that as a Brics grouping, as developing nations, as nations that are aligned to progress, development, win-win co-operation, that we must tell begin to tell our stories.”

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Liz Morris named editor of Conde Nast House and Garden

Published 14 June 2017, by a staff writer. 

Liz Morris has been appointed as editor-in-chief of House and Garden, the Conde Nast Independent Magazine Division announced on Monday.

Morris takes over from the magazine’s present editor Leigh Robertson and her appointment is effective from August 1, 2017.

Michelle Fenwick, managing director of Conde Nast Independent Magazines, commented: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Liz back and look forward to working with her again. Liz returns to the magazine to an enhanced position whereby she will be responsible not only for maintaining the high quality of the editorial content but developing the brand across multi-media platforms and seeking out new commercial and marketing opportunities for CN House &Garden”.

“As a respected creator of content both during her time on the magazine and subsequently thereafter in a private capacity, Liz is most ably qualified to take on this role.”

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