Briefly News Press Office Section

Briefly News informs, inspires and entertains its audience through unique and proudly South African content. Our team consistently grows its audience, adapts to new trends and delivers profound and trustworthy journalism. Thus, Briefly News has received positive feedback from other online media.

How to boost your newsroom’s growth on TikTok – experience of Legit

The Fix interviewed Anna Krokhmaliuk, Media Project Manager at Legit (parent company of Briefly News), and distilled key insights and lessons from the company’s approach to TikTok.

Legit’s manager opens up about the company’s first experience in approaching Threads

Media Project Manager at Legit, Lesia Kozachevska, shared her expert insights with The Fix on how the media company is finding new potential in the social media platform Threads.

Women of Wonder 2022: Briefly News celebrates South African leaders

Bizzcommunity posted that Briefly News launched its Women of Wonder 2022 special project, which celebrated a diverse group of South African women from all backgrounds who succeeded despite the obstacles.

The project aimed to highlight the incredible success stories of strong women who are leaders, pioneers, and innovators in their communities, reported Media Update.

Briefly News editor selected for Elevate Scholarships by INMA, Google News Initiative

Briefly News Head of Current Affairs and senior reporter Lebogang Mashego was chosen as one of 50 journalists from 31 countries to participate in the INMA and Google News Initiative (GNI) Elevate Scholarship.

Mashego said she’s excited to have been selected and cannot wait to get started, reported Bizzcommunity.

In another report by Media Update, Mashego said: "Being a member of the INMA programme is a great opportunity to network with other trained professionals and soak up as much knowledge from them as possible.”

How CEO of Legit manages a team of 250 remote workers across the world

The Fix wrote in September 2022 on how the parent company of Briefly News, Legit (ex-GMEM), runs the biggest news and entertainment media business in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Facebook lists Briefly News as one of the top-earning brands on the platform

Media Update reported in July 2021 that Briefly News was among Facebook’s top-earning brands in Instant Articles in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, Briefly News had 25.7 million instant Article pageviews.

Meta mentions Legit, Briefly News’ parent company

Meta reported in July 2021 in its Meta Journalism Project that Legit generated a total of 148 million page views, making it one of the top-earning brands in Instant Articles across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey region.

In the same month, Bizzcommunity wrote that Legit at the time had a global audience reaching 24 million unique users and that it was on its way to becoming the biggest online media company in emerging markets.

Briefly News launches startup newsletter featuring tips from top entrepreneurs

Bizcommunity reported in May 2021 that Briefly News launched a new project, Business News Briefly. This was a monthly newsletter that gathered the most important information about the tech and startup industry in South Africa.

Entrepreneur features Briefly News’ Managing Director’s article

Entrepreneur published a column by Rianette Cluley, Briefly News’ Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director. She shared useful tips for creative leads on managing remote teams and fostering an effective work-from-home culture.

Briefly News joins UN Sustainable Development Goals Media Compact

In March 2021, Briefly News joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Media Compact. The partnership with the United Nations bolstered Briefly News’ commitment to continue touching lives through sharing stories that empower, inspire and educate.