MarkLives.com runs a regular slot featuring the best local and international magazine covers every week. We recognise well thought out, powerful and interesting (and hopefully all three in one) magazine covers and celebrate the mix of pragmatism, creativity and personal taste that created each of them. By media blogger MediaSlut.
With Nelson Mandela’s 95 birthday yesterday (18 July 2013) I thought it only appropriate to also celebrate some of the recent beautiful cover designs featuring Madiba.
by Gill Moodie (@GrubstreetSA)I was very touched – as I’m sure were many other viewers – by the interview on eNCA last Friday by Annika Larsen with former Rivonia trialist Denis Goldberg after he visited Nelson Mandela in hospital.
I don’t think I am only South African hack – or ordinary citizen – who is mystified by the lack of official information from the presidency and its chief spokesman, Mac Maharaj, on the how our former president is doing in hospital… especially after the confusion last week when Mandela family court papers filed at the Mthatha high court claimed that doctors had advised that life support be switched off.
Goldberg said he wanted to set the record straight – and that he does in this interview!
A viral video tracking the life path of Nelson Mandela through modern communication channels such as Facebook and Twitter was developed by Prezence Digital.
In the #MandelaStory the producers wonder “Would our nation’s father, Nelson Mandela have spent 27 years in prison if he had access to the same technology, social media platforms, instant sharing apps and global monitoring tools as we do today? Watch the video to find out.”
Last week, Jacob Zuma obtained a court date for his defamation lawsuit against Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro, thus paving the way for history’s first civil court battle between a president and a cartoonist. Carlos Amato spoke to Zapiro, whose 16th annual collection, The Last Sushi, hits the streets this month. Interview by Carlos Amato, illustration by Zapiro
The retweet didn’t kill the newsman, after all. As it turns out, the growth of Twitter simply reiterates the essential role of journalists in sifting through and filtering the rumour mill that hangs around the neck of the information economy. And a good thing it is, too.
Together with advertising agency Ogilvy Johannesburg, the ANC has produced four commercials (view the first one here) that talk to the positive changes ordinary South Africans have experienced since 1994, while acknowledging “there is much more to be done”. Once again Nelson Mandela is prominently mentioned at the beginning of the ad followed by a message from Zuma at the end.
Only two more updates left on MarkLives.com of the stunning work of Zimbabwean born illustrator Sindiso Nyoni. He currently works at Amicollective. Today: a poster series for Constitution Hill, South Africa. The posters are based on historical political prisoners held at the old fort prison complex which now houses South Africa’s Constitutional Court.
Together with advertising agency Ogilvy Johannesburg, the ANC has produced four commercials (the first of which you can view on MarkLives!com) that talk to the positive changes ordinary South Africans have experienced since 1994, while acknowledging “there is much more to be done”. Archive material of Nelson Mandela features in the first segment of the …