About us

We provide confidence in communication

We provide confidence in communication through straight-shooting, practical and powerful media and communications training. Led by former news-hound and famous media trainer Janine Lazarus, we specialise in offering customised and relevant training to individuals and companies representing all sectors, across the globe.
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Janine Lazarus Media Consultancy (JLMC) offers customised training programmes and interactive workshops that equip delegates with the confidence they need to engage effectively with the media. JLMC works closely with each and every client to determine their specific needs, public profile and media angles before facilitating a workshop. Janine personally performs in-depth research before training to determine the delegates’ positions and how it relates to the company’s risks that can lead to potential media crises.

What our clients say

Thank you very much for a well facilitated workshop. You gave us what we were looking for. Now we know how to proceed in developing plans to ramp up our corporate reputation.

Sherree G Shereni

Group Public Affairs & Communications Manager: Coca-Cola Sabco

I just wanted to reach out to you let you know how much I appreciated the work you shared and the skills you trained us in. It’s made an incredible impact in my writing life and has been a turning point for me in my career.

Mali Kambandu

Lusaka, Zambia

Thank you so much for today. I believe the training made a huge impact and triggered the start of some organisational change.

Dr Rudi Venter

Marketing Director: Oxford University Press Southern Africa

Thank you again for a very exciting training programme in which you put in so much emotion. Emotion and empathy are some of the most underestimated key factors in training.

Dr Elke Stumpf

Head of Programme: Agricultural Innovation Support Project (AISP) and Drought Mitigation Operation (DMO), Zimbabwe

Thank you for the support provided yesterday. It was very good preparation and I appreciated the useful tips and remarks.

Dr Albert S van Jaarsveld

Vice-Chancellor & Principal: University of KwaZulu-Natal

The results and positive reactions that you produced within a 3hr work-shop are indicative of your professionalism, passion and love for what you do.

Michael Berger

Chairman: School Governing Body, Jeppe High School

News & Articles

The PR client no-one wants to talk about

The PR client no-one wants to talk about

By Janine Lazarus Let’s call it like it is for once, shall we? No tiresome beating around the bush. Governments generally don’t want you to know that they have Big Boy public relations machinery working for them. Bell Pottinger is one repugnant South African case in point. So while major media outlets in Saudi Arabia cast the disappearance and murder…



I don’t know if you, like me, are mortified by the way people write – or shall I say attempt to write – these days. It seems perfectly acceptable to misspell names, to abbreviate words into The Dreaded Text Speak, and then to sign off with an obligatory emoji. My newspaper editors of old are thrashing about furiously in their…

Janine Lazarus Media Masterclass 2018

Janine Lazarus Media Masterclass 2018

Date: Thursday, 13 September 2018 Registration: 07:00 to start promptly at 09:00 Times: 09:00 – 17:00 Venue: Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton Address: Maude Street, Sandown, Sandton, 2126 About the Masterclass There are a few things certain in life: Taxes is one, and a crisis – no matter how big or small – is yet another uncomfortable inevitability.…

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PO Box 95437, Grant Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2051
Phone: +27 (0)11 454 2499
Fax: +27 (0)11 453 5083
Email: info@janinemedia.co.za

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