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  • South African magazine industry getting ready for 2013 MPASA PICA awards

    The Who’s who and the crème de la crème of the South African magazine industry is getting ready for one of the annual highlights on the calendar, with the “Oscars” of SA magazine publishing taking place tomorrow night [Thursday, 14 November 2013]. The MPASA PICA Awards, once again hosted at the Emperors Palace Hotel Casino [...]

  • Pick n Pay living magazine back to defend 2012 MPASA PICA awards category wins

    Pick n Pay Fresh Living magazine published by John Brown Media was one of the big winners at the 2012 MPASA PICA Awards, walking away with an impressive four category wins, including Customer Publishing Excellence: Retail and Consumer Goods, Supplements: The Wonderful World of Green, Editor of the Year (Customer Publishing) and Magazine of the [...]

  • PICA awards 2012 winner Opulent Living explains how a magazine can survive if only available for free

    Walking away with top honours as Consumer Magazine of the Year (Largely Free Distribution) at the 2012 MPASA PICA Awards, Opulent Living’s Florian Gast, editorial and creative director, explains how it is possible for a magazine to survive in the challenging industry if it generates no income from cover price sales. With its distribution that [...]

  • Caxton magazines, as well as Emperors Palace, back again as proud sponsors of 2013 MPASA PICA awards

    Caxton Magazines and Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort are once again back this year as proud sponsors of the 2013 MPASA PICA Awards, known as the “Oscars” of the South African magazine industry. Anton Botes, General Manager of Caxton Magazines, says: “The PICA Awards play an important role in recognising editorial excellence in magazines [...]

  • PICA Awards winner ELLE explains why the title welcomes non-professional contributions from readers

    ELLE magazine walked away with the Consumer: Non-Professional Writer of the Year award at last year’s MPASA PICA Awards, with the article “HIV, Sex & Me” by Phindile Sithole-Spong. Editor Jackie Burger explains why the title is open to contributions from readers like Sithole-Spong and allows them to write it in their own words. Commenting [...]