15 May 2020

15 May 2020, The long awaited PRISMs 2020 winners announcement took place today in a short online segment. In a first for the awards, the communication and PR industry was invited to be part of the online experience by tuning into the show via Youtube, from the comfort of their own homes. The 23rd installment of Africa’s most sought after awards in the public relations and communicati...

14 May 2020

Happy PRISMs Week everyone! Click on the link to set a reminder for you and your teams. https://youtu.be/eNeUPWX_t0k  You will receive a reminder to tune in on Friday, 15 May 2020 when you can then sit back, relax and enjoy the show! #PRISMAwards2020 For more information do not hesitate to contact Louise Struwig - louise@prisa.co.za or Victor Sibeko - victor@prisa.co.za...

30 Apr 2020

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the lockdown restrictions would be eased from 1 May 2020, leading South African media share news and updates on the impact of the coronavirus on the nation. Both online and traditional news media outlets shed light on how the changes in lockdown restrictions, from level 5 to level 4, will impact South Africans from various industrie...

27 Apr 2020

Johannesburg, 27 April 2020: This year’s Freedom Day was a celebration of a different kind - under lockdown, due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Nelson Mandela said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” While respecting the regulations of social distancing, we remembered Tata Madiba’s words today,...

14 Apr 2020

It’s Tuesday, 14 April 2020, supposedly an official working day under normal circumstances. “We had a long invincible weekend in the midst of COVID-19 Lockdown. Life has slowed down and become somewhat tricky, for the first time April has become a month with no weekends. We have yesterday, today, tomorrow and next week.” Say PRISA CEO – Victor Sibeko Most people are back at work from ...

04 Apr 2020

"Crisis times require a very specific kind of leadership communication". According to Johansson and Bäck (2017), during such times a discursive and collaborative approach within networks seems to ensure a common goal and identity which is essential to address a crisis.President Cyril Ramaphosa has earned the respect of many for taking decisive and timeous action to contain the spread of ...

31 Mar 2020

SOUTH AFRICA CHALLENGED TO ‘STAY IN’ BUT ALSO TO ‘REACH OUT’ A new initiative aims to maintain important human connections while we are social distancing at home. Johannesburg, 31 March 2020: Yesterday South Africans woke up to the realities of a first Monday morning in lockdown. None of the usual routines apply and the big ‘quiet’ feels strange to us all.  In these chall...

24 Mar 2020

Tshepo Matseba - PRISA past president & Reputation 1st Managing Director Johannesburg, 24 March 2020: With Covid-19 cases increasing at an alarming rate, communication and reputation management specialist, Tshepo Matseba, PRISA past president, founder and managing director of Reputation 1st Group has sent a strong message for South Africans to refrain from creating or sharing fake...

17 Mar 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic provides the Public Relations and Communication Management industry with an opportunity to combine expertise and networks thus assisting government in its efforts of containing the virus and taking South Africans through this testing time. It is in times like these where communication often becomes a challenge. While government's frequent ...