Spread misinformation on COVID-19 at your peril – and that of others …Accountable media leader, Primedia, urges South Africans to be mindful of the sources of COVID19 information they receive and share…

By |2020-03-25T14:46:09+02:00March 25th, 2020|Group|

As COVID-19 spreads, so does the misinformation. Recently referred to by the WHO as an “infodemic”, the volume of information that is both true and false has been communicated across all platforms globally. Geraint Crwys-Williams, Chief Business Officer, Primedia Group and Acting CEO, Primedia Broadcasting says, “Now, more than ever, the role of accountable and [...]

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Omar Essack steps down as CEO of Primedia Group

By |2020-02-27T08:50:10+02:00February 27th, 2020|Group|

Primedia Group, the owner of a broad portfolio of broadcasting and out-of-home assets, announced today that Omar Essack is stepping down as Primedia Group CEO, and will be leaving the group at the end of April. A veteran of the industry, with over 30 years in media, Mr. Essack has decided that the time is [...]

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Primedia Broadcasting appoints new CEO

By |2018-10-25T11:27:13+02:00September 1st, 2018|Broadcasting, Group|

Primedia has appointed Eric D'Oliveira as CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, effective October 2018. The company operates four radio stations - 947, 702, Kfm and CapeTalk, as well as the award-winning news brand, EWN. D'Oliveira takes over from Omar Essack, who took up the role of Primedia Group CEO in April this year. Primedia is delighted [...]

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EWN Appoints Mahlatse Mahlase as Group Editor-in-Chief

By |2018-10-25T11:22:57+02:00September 1st, 2018|Broadcasting, Group|

Eyewitness News (EWN) recently appointed media veteran, Mahlatse Mahlase, as Group Editor-in-Chief. Mahlase, who will join the EWN newsroom from October 2018 has been a journalist for the past twenty years working as reporter, Africa affairs correspondent and as a political editor at various media houses in South Africa. In 2018, Mahlatse was appointed Chairperson [...]

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Behind the scenes goings-on at Primedia Group

By |2019-09-04T15:10:47+02:00July 17th, 2018|Group|

Primedia Group CEO Omar Essack says the company is highly profitable and like South Africa, living in exciting times. His response comes on the back of a number of rumours and industry murmurings that all is not well in 702-land. Essack agreed to an interview with The Media Online to discuss what’s been happening in [...]

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Primedia Group appoints Omar Essack as Chief Executive Officer

By |2018-10-24T11:41:42+02:00March 20th, 2018|Group|

Primedia Group, the owner of a broad portfolio of broadcasting, out-of-home and cinema and entertainment assets is pleased to announce the appointment of Omar Essack as its Chief Executive Officer to succeed outgoing CEO Roger Jardine, with effect from 1 April 2018. The appointment follows an extensive search process by the nominations committee, during which [...]