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Paarl Media Management Structure Announcement

In response to growth and organisational changes experienced, the Paarl Media Group has reorganised the structure of its executive team to support the continued success of the business. Stephen van der Walt, CEO of Paarl Media, explains: "Over the last three years, we have acquired Paarl Coldset, set up a new heatset plan in KwaZulu-Natal, re-capitalised both Paarl Media Cape and Paarl Media Gauteng, invested in a new distribution system and the establishment of distributions centres, as well as rebuilt Paarl Print into Paarl Media Paarl." He highlighted the following…
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29th Nov 2011
Media Centre

New Cerutti Publication Gravure Aurora Press

Both the Paarl Media Group and Cerutti organisations announced the acquisition by the Paarl Media Group of a Cerutti publication gravure Aurora press at the annual meeting of the European Rotogravure Association in Munich, Germany, this week. In a move shadowing the evolution of the print media industry, Cerutti has promised a full production date of 01 September 2012.  Given the logistics around this three storey, 400 ton press, this will be an amazing achievement. Given that the R3.5bn recapitalisation of the Paarl Media Group over the last three years…
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31st Oct 2011
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Launch of the Paarl Media Academy of Print

The new Paarl Media Academy of Print is set to raise the benchmark in print training, strengthening the skills level in the industry in the years to come.  An official launch function was held on 30 March 2011 at the dynamic training facilities in Paarl, with guests invited including the Acting Director General of Higher Education and Training, Gwebinkundla Qonde, as well as staff, suppliers, clients, media and representatives from the London City & Guilds and MAPPP SETA. In his address, the Acting Director General personally applauded Paarl Media for…
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31st Mar 2011
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Paarl Media Acquires PRIMEDIA@HOME

The Paarl Media Group is pleased to announce their successful acquisition of PRIMEDIA@HOME.  The Competition Commission has granted unconditional approval for the transaction, which has an effective date of 1 November 2010. PRIMEDIA@HOME is South Africa’s leading direct-to-home advertising distributor, targeting defined audiences with maximum precision.  Their national footprint includes over 34 outlets throughout Southern Africa. The Paarl Media Group intends to utilise PRIMEDIA@HOME to enhance the distribution services offered to their clients, in particular to retailers, to include a more meaningful and cost effective marketing channel for their printed…
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2nd Feb 2011
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Paarl Media Bursary Trust Award 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, a group of matriculants from the Boland area have been awarded bursaries from the Paarl Media Bursary Trust to begin further study in 2011. At a function for the new and existing students, held at Lemoenkloof Guest House on Tuesday, 19 October, Nico Grobbelaar, Human Resource Director of Paarl Media, explained the award process; "The successful recipients were selected by the Board of Trustees based on financial need, academic performance to date, relevancy of course as well as demonstrated leadership and community involvement. This year…
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22nd Oct 2010
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New “Treefree” label paper emphasises Paarl Labels’ commitment to the environment.

The launch of a new wine label paper by Paarl Labels in October 2010, could be described as one of the most exciting developments in years for the South African label industry. The paper, containing no wood fibre, hence the name "Treefree", offers everything a wine producer would expect from a premium quality wine label paper, yet without chopping down a single tree. The fibre comes from a 100% renewable source, bagasse, a fancy name for sugar cane fibre. "'Treefree' has an uncoated surface with a natural texture, while the…
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21st Oct 2010
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Sappi honours printers and their pursuit of print excellence

The 2010 Sappi African Printers of the Year gala event held in Sun City on 12 August 2010 was a celebration of print excellence where printers and their winning entries shared the spotlight. At the glittering event hosted by Master of ceremonies Jo-Anne Strauss and entertained by the group NUBIA, this year's theme of Future Imprint was emphasized by Executive Director Marketing: Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging South Africa, Dinga Mncube: "This year, Sappi not only wants to honour the craft of printing and the legacy of the industry, but…
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20th Aug 2010
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Stephen van der Walt awarded the Hubert Coetzee Award for Management Excellence

On Tuesday, 27 July, Stephen van der Walt, was awarded the Hubert Coetzee Award for Management Excellence at the Media24 Conference. The Hubert Coetzee Award was introduced as an instrument equal to the Piet Cillié Award. While the latter laurels creativity in journalism, the Hubert Coetzee Award honours exemplary management. Applicable criteria are initiative, drive, perseverance, leadership, integrity, strategic approach, expertise, self-development, loyalty towards Naspers and entrepreneurship without sacrificing sound judgement. Congratulations Stephen!  Paarl Media is proud of you!
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30th Jul 2010
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Paarl Media Business Lounge at the 2010 Cape Town Book Fair

At this year’s Cape Town Book Fair, Paarl Media is focusing on bringing their payoff line, “Where printing is personal” alive, through offering a strong personal service to business people. Many of their publishing clients will be busy exhibiting at the Fair as an opportunity to connect with their customers. Paarl Media is providing them with a facility to keep in touch with their work and world during the event in an elegant, comfortable business lounge environment. Visitors to the Paarl Media business lounge can enjoy an excellent cup of…
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26th Jul 2010
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Paarl Media invests in KwaZulu-Natal

In recognition of the importance of KwaZulu-Natal as a South African economic hub and in response to clients’ requirements, Paarl Media has established a new web offset printing plant in Durban. In addition to employment creation and skills upliftment, this substantial investment will deliver a new standard of print service to businesses in the region. “Geographic positioning is becoming increasingly important for differentiation and lower transportation costs, “explains Stephen van der Walt, CEO of the Paarl Media Group. “Our KZN operation will extend Paarl Media’s national footprint so that clients…
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14th Jul 2010