Replacing the venerable Newspaperman's Guide to the Law, the LexisNexis Practical Guide to Media Law is now the country's most up-to-date guide on how media law is practised in South Africa.
The trial of Oscar Pistorius is precedent-setting, not least for the amount of international attention it is getting. On a real and practical level, it offers the space for the media and the justice system to redefine the margins of what is, and what is not permissible.
The eyes of the world are focused on South Africa today, as the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius is broadcast live on TV, radio and online – a first for the country – and dominating social media. Media experts give their thoughts on how this blaze of publicity will affect justice.
Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, set to start on Monday 3 March, is a landmark case for the media. A groundbreaking court ruling makes it the first time in South African history a criminal trial will be broadcast live on TV, instantly streamed via audio apps, and live-tweeted to the world.
Several international films have already been shot in South Africa, but there is potential for so much more. A group of Hollywood producers is in the country to hear what it has to offer, and learn more about the locations, professional talent and services available, as well as the government incentives for the industry.
Journalists record history and ensure transparency, a task that is rewarded through the SADC Media Awards. The awards seek the good stories about the region. They are driven by the desire to promote unity in the region and strengthen the economic, political and social ties that already exist.
Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor, adjunct curator at the International Centre of Photography in New York, took journalists on a walk through his new exhibition, the monumental Rise and Fall of Apartheid, which documents not only the banality and brutality of the system but also the rich history of South African photography.