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The Cost of Being Too Frugal

In Nonprofits: We Must Break Out of the Scrappiness Cycle, Vu Le talks about the extremely frugal nature of most nonprofits. “We are always scrimping, trying to find the best deals, trying to get stuff discounted or preferably free. …  It has become a mind-set that is ingrained in all of us. It is our donors’ money! We must save! We must be responsible!”

And while this is true, there are times when frugality actually costs the organisation.

PMSA Changes Name to PDMSA

The Print Media South Africa (PMSA), the industry body representing more than 700 newspaper and magazine titles, has changed its name to Print & Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA).

PDMSA CEO, Ingrid Louw, who says the organisation took into account a shift in journalism to include the digital age, points out that it is time for PMSA to see digital as an extension of what journalists do rather than a threat.

Call for Africa to Use ‘Adaptable’ ICTs

The Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Joel Kaapanda, has called on African countries to continue developing print and electronic media in a manner that suits their conditions.

Kaapanda, who believes that the exchange of ideas between African countries will result in a developed continent, states that, "If we implement the good things, we would have learnt from others then we are guaranteed of success."

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