Print and digital solutions for business communities

Who we are

3S Media is a modern-day media company offering print and online solutions for business communities. Founded in 1960 as Shorten Publications, it provides trade and business publications, newsletters and websites. The company has been in the print and media business for 59 years.

3S Media has become one of the largest business-to-business media houses in southern Africa. Its mission is to share information that will offer businesses and professionals from various spheres the leading edge to grow their vocations, disciplines and companies.

There are currently 6 print titles plus supplements in the publication stable. Many of these are produced in partnership with professional institutes. A number of the titles have been recognised for publishing and journalism excellence.

The name was changed to 3S Media in 2005, in order to embrace new developments in the publishing world and the company’s vision to add newsletters, websites and mobile media to its service offering. This was seen as a strategic expansion of Shorten Publications, with its 59-year track record of trade publication experience and excellence.

Empowering industry role players by providing critical information to key economic sectors.

Proud Publications

Informative Websites brings together the communities from our three magazines – IMIESA, Water & Sanitation Africa and ReSource. It is a leading news hub, with in-depth articles, videos and podcasts, an events calendar, and full social media functionality. is a leading international website with breaking news, company information and press releases, the latest jobs in mining and an international events calendar.


The Planner is the definitive online point of reference for finding venues and product and service providers for the meetings, conference, events and exhibitions sector. With detailed listings of venues, speakers, team builders and other industry-related service providers and products, the website has become an essential tool for the industry.

Empowering industry role players by providing critical information to key economic sectors.



The market leader in the MICE and business tourism sector.
Meetingsoffers news from venues, service and travel providers; opinions and comment from industry role-players; special reports, trends and innovative ways of doing business.
Meetings magazine is dedicated to helping simplify your purchasing decisions.

  • A dedicated meetings section provides information for meeting planners on developing strategies, content and events that really make a difference.
  • The corporate traveller section highlights trends, products and services for the company travel procurement sector.
  • It is endorsed by the Mice Academy and is supported by the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI) and Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)