South Africa's Cherilyn Ireton has been appointed as executive director of the World Editors Forum, a global network that represents newsroom editors worldwide. This is a double first for the country, as Ireton is also the first woman to head the organisation.
• Social media growing strong in SA
A group of Chinese journalists are touring Africa to investigate investment opportunities, share lessons from existing Chinese businesses on the continent and strengthen mutual understanding between African and Asian cultures.
• China deal: a new day for Africa
Social media has gone mainstream in South Africa, with both individuals and businesses embracing the available platforms and the average age of users steadily increasing as more people become connected and networks mature.
• Vaal Dam becomes social networking hit