|Legislation is the phoenix of our profession|
The Legislation and Regulation Committee is pleased that PRISA has been recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as the professional body for public relations and communication management professionals and its designations have been recognised on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
Says Lorraine van Schalkwyk APR, committee chair: "This is positive news for the committee and its work around professionalisation, because the process being followed by the qualifications authority is to recognise one body and one set of professional standards for each profession. PRISA was one of only 40 bodies, and the only communication management body, recognised in this first round of professions receiving this recognition.
|PRISA to research SA Public Relations industry in global study|
The Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA) will be taking part in a global study of public relations and communication management practice aimed at providing a benchmark based on each participating country’s data.
A partnership between the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management and the Strategic Communication and Public Relations Centre at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the survey will allow each participating country to customise the questionnaire to be country specific, in order to obtain pertinent information about the local public relations and communication management industry, including trends, new developments and current practices.
|The IPRA World Congress 2015 comes to SA|
The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) will, for the first time, be hosting its World Congress in South Africa in 2015 and choosing Johannesburg as their preferred venue following a successful bid from Joburg Tourism.
IPRA was established in 1955 and will celebrate its 60th Anniversary in 2015, an important milestone for the premier international association that serves individual public relations practitioners with members in more than eighty countries. IPRA is a voluntary organisation with a worldwide virtual network of more than 4500 members, and a small secretariat based in London and led by IPRA Chief Executive, Jim Holt.