Retrenchments at RamsayMedia

RamsayMedia, the publisher of magazine such as Car, Getaway, Compleat Golfer and Popular Mechanics, has retrenched 24 of 177 staff members. Ramsay COO Werner Schmidt told Grubstreet this week that the move had nothing to do with the fact the firm was sold to Caxton in the past year but that the local management felt [...]

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Moeletsi Mbeki behind KMMR bid for Sapa

Moeletsi Mbeki, the brother of former president Thabo Mbeki, emerged as a surprise bidder for the Sapa news agency this week. Grubstreet has established that Mbeki, a prominent political commentator, journalist and businessman, is the man behind KMM Review Publishing (KMMR), which is competing with Dr Iqbal Surve’s Sekunjalo – which leads the consortium that [...]

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“A voice to be heard”: SA editors on millennials

To go with this week’s article on research into South African millennials, Grubstreet asked three South African editors if they thought Generation Y was reading their newspapers or websites – and if they thought they were even  interested in news. Here are the responses: City Press editor Ferial Haffajee: All research is showing that young [...]

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