Media Releases

News & media releases Avusa increases dividend by 25%
Whilst the Avusa results mirror the recessionary environment, the business declared an increased dividend.Analysts Presentation – 24 June 2010
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Get ready to see the FIFA World Cup as never before – Live in 3D at Nu Metro cinemas
Johannesburg, June 11th 2010: – Thousands of soccer fans in South Africa will be able to get a taste of the FIFA World Cup™ action this year when Nu Metro Cinemas screen select 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ matches LIVE in 3-D at fourteen sites around the country.

The Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards
The Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards were held at a glittering function at Soccer City in Johannesburg on the 5th of May where the best work got the opportunity to be lauded by all present.

DispatchOnline wins CNN award
THE Daily Dispatch online team beat more than 2000 of South Africa’s top media teams to win the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award in the Digital Category.

AVUSA media announces new digital division – AVUSA MEDIA LIVE
A new digital division has been launched within Avusa Media – Avusa Media LIVE. The division will represent the digital media publishing brands of the group including Times LIVE, The Sowetan, Sunday World, The Herald and The Dispatch, and any new digital platforms that the division launches.

Bhekumuzi Luthuli Sadly passed away this morning at 10H15AM at McCord Hospital KZN
South African Born Bhekumuzi Luthuli, A celebrated Maskandi Superstar hailed from (Kwa-Maphumulo – Near Stanger). The Multi-Platinum selling Maskandi artist had proven beyond doubt that he was the undisputed master of the genre and was at the top of his game.

Sunday Times Editor Mondli Makhanya promoted to Editor-in-chief of Avusa media newspapers
Sunday Times editor Mondli Makhanya has been promoted to editor-in-chief of Avusa Media newspapers it was announced today.

AVUSA extends outdoor footprint with acquistion of BOO!
Prominent media and entertainment group Avusa Limited has demonstrated its growing appetite for the Out of Home sector, with the acquisition of independent media specialists BOO! Alternative Media Communications.

Good result for the year to 31 March 2009 in a challenging economic environment
Avusa has reported increased revenues and profits for the year to 31 March 2009. Revenues from continuing operations were up 8% to R4,875bn and profit after tax from continuing operations was up 7% to R290m. The net profit for the period was 58% higher than last year with a positive contribution from the disposal of the African business, which was sold for a profit of R62m.

At 95 years, Van Schaik Bookstore proves that books are a solid investment
With 45 stores throughout South Africa and an online store, supplying textbooks and reference books to students and professionals, Van Schaik Bookstore has good reason to celebrate 95 years in business this year, and its position as the leading specialist academic book chain in South Africa.

Times Mobile receives international accolade
Times Mobile, has been selected as an official honouree in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. Only six months after its launch, the highly innovative mobile site which is the home of on-the-go news from The Times and Sunday Times, was entered into the mobile news category of these highly prestigious awards.

MapStudio launches GPS compatible maps
MapStudio, the largest publisher and distributor of maps in Africa, has launched a range of ’GPS friendly’ maps to assist drivers and holiday-makers navigate throughout Southern Africa.

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