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    Spur Corporation's recently retired CEO, Pierre Van Tonder, is in critical condition in a Cape Town hospital after an apparent suicide attempt on Sunday.
  • MLA announces launch of Cape Town office
    Moonyeenn Lee & Associates (MLA), now the largest talent agency on the African continent, has announced that it is opening a new office in Cape Town. The launch of a representative office in the heart of one of South Africa's premier film destinations follows fast on the heels of a recent announcement that the agency would be representing screenwriters and directors alongside the leading talent already in the stable. Issued by Moonyeenn Lee & Associates (MLA)
  • BREAKING: Duke Group launches Duchess
    In a first for female empowerment and for South African business, the Duke Group has launched Duchess - a 100% Black female-owned, Level 1 BBBEE-compliant, full-service production facilitator...
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#BehindtheMask: Astika Chetram, co-founder and MD of Imajinnation Marketing

Astika Chetram is the co-founder and MD of a small marketing agency called Imajinnation Marketing with extensive experience in the automotive industry...

Jessica Tennant 17 hours ago;

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro

Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro, unpacks the journey behind the software development company's rebrand...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 hours ago;

Primedia Unlimited renamed to Primedia Retail

Primedia's niche, out of home media arm, Primedia Unlimited, has been renamed to Primedia Retail...

22 hours ago;

A sticky situation: Part 3: Automation, Covid-19 and the Utopia of unemployment

Edward Herridge gives us a glimpse into the atavistic fear of technology and how our brains will mean that we simply would not be able to think fast enough...

Edward Herridge 20 hours ago;

Digital marketing essentials for 2021

Digital marketing trends have seen a lot of change, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Mkhuseli Vangile 16 hours ago;

New cerebral palsy research may have profound impact on medico-legal cases

Commonly held views on cerebral palsy are being challenged by a new paper recently published in the South African Medical Journal, which suggests that the causes of this condition may be far more complex and multi-faceted...

18 hours ago;

Spar workers end strike after agreement reached

A six-week strike by more than 130 workers of Spar distribution centre in Gqeberha has ended after they reached an agreement with management last week...

Joseph Chirume 21 hours ago;

Free eCommerce Virtual Summit kicks off in May

The annual PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, hosted by The Insaka eCommerce Academy, is set to take place from 17 to 20 May 2021...

15 hours ago;

SAB plans launch of new B-BBEE scheme Zenzele Kabili

South African Breweries will be launching a new B-BBEE scheme later this month. This will be replacing the old SAB Zenzele scheme, which reaches maturity this May...

17 hours ago;

Energy & Mining
Powering the economy through alternative energy

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

19 hours ago;

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

20 hours ago;

Compliance requirements for mining becoming more important as Covid-19 continues to shake up industry

Whether large-scale or artisanal, the need for mines to be compliant and ethical is highlighted by the implications for the environment, economy, and communities in which the mines operate...

Janine Espin 21 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Ingula Nature Reserve declared wetland of international importance

Forestry, fisheries and the environment minister Barbara Creecy has welcomed the declaration of the Ingula Nature Reserve as a wetland of international importance...

20 hours ago;

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year

Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the Covid-19 pandemic and weather extremes...

Maytaal Angel 5 minutes ago;

MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO

MTN Nigeria has issued a 100 billion naira fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a 200 billion naira bond programme to refinance existing debt...

Chijioke Ohuocha 21 hours ago;

Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is key

The end of quarter one 2021 marks one year since markets bottomed following the Covid-19 global outbreak...

Rami Hajjar 15 hours ago;

A slight reprieve at the pump still positive for farmers

Fuel prices eased for the first time in 2021 on the back of a 2% decrease in international Brent crude oil prices and the rand strengthening by 3% in April relative to the previous month...

Paul Makube 15 hours ago;

ICFPA releases global Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report...

17 hours ago;

Nederburg appoints Samuel Viljoen as cellar master

Seasoned winemaker, Samuel Viljoen has taken over the reins at Nederburg Wine Estate. In his new role, Viljoen oversees the production of the Paarl cellar's multi-tiered range...

17 hours ago;

Construction & Engineering
DBSA launches second edition of Youth Challenge

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has launched the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge...

18 hours ago;

Fired for coming to work with Covid - dismissal deemed fair by court

Is it fair to dismiss an employee who came to work, knowing that he was exposed to Covid-19? Absolutely, said the Labour Court in a recent judgment (Eskort Limited v Stuurman Mogotsi and others). The court was not only critical of employees who act with scant regard for the health and safety of their colleagues and customers, but also cautioned employers to act more decisively in ensuring the health and safety of their staff.

Johan Botes 13 hours ago;

Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatum

Are employers, who issue provisional ultimatums to employees who participate in unprotected strike action, legally allowed to dismiss employees who comply with the ultimatum...?

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 16 hours ago;

Ghana's new rental scheme won't fix the real problem: a housing shortage

Ghana's government has announced a loan scheme to help tenants pay the hefty advance rent...

Nicky Morrison, Emmanuel Kofi Gavu, Lewis Abedi Asante, and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 18 hours ago;

Tourism & Travel
Expo to encourage youth to explore tourism careers

Higher Education, Science and Innovation Deputy Minister, Buti Manamela, will on Thursday launch a hybrid Heritage Career Expo for learners interested in pursuing careers in the arts, culture and heritage sectors...

18 hours ago;

Will vaccines spur the business travel sector's recovery? Here are 5 things to consider

Reigniting business travel calls for the tourism and travel industry to consider what will work and what won't when it comes to Covid-19 vaccines and health passports...

17 hours ago;

How EMV 3-D Secure protocol adoption will benefit the entire e-commerce ecosystem

Authentication specialist, Entersekt believes that for the e-commerce landscape to benefit from the new EMV 3-D Secure protocol, a collaborative effort between merchants, banks and card networks is required...

12 hours ago;

Logistics & Transport
Global air cargo demand up by 4.4% in March compared to pre-Covid levels

African airlines' cargo demand in March increased by 24.6% compared to the same month in 2019...

15 hours ago;

Steve Umculo releases new song upon his return from Nashville

Meet Steve Umculo. Umculo is the Zulu word for music. It is itself a representation of what Steve Umculo strives to achieve - a blend of cultures and styles. His music is a unique fusion of Afro-centric grooves and folk harmonies that will get any audience up on their feet.

Martin Myers 18 hours ago;

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 20 hours ago;

International lessons: Covid-19's effect on road safety

While South Africa saw a dramatic drop in road crashes and deaths during the 2020 holiday periods, the same cannot be said for many other countries worldwide...

19 hours ago;

Toyota records market share of 24.6% in April

Toyota South Africa Motors registered a total of 4,745 units in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment, claiming a market share of 43.6%, as well as a total of 3,885 units in the passenger segment with a commensurate market share of 17%...

17 hours ago;

Volvo Car South Africa launches online store

Volvo Car South Africa has launched My.Volvo, an online store that will enable South Africans to purchase or rent a new car...

14 hours ago;

Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program

Facebook is inviting community leaders from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to apply for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program...

21 hours ago;

What does it take for African women to be successful entrepreneurs?

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region in the world with more female than male entrepreneurs. One in four African women start or manage a business, many of them in the informal sector...

Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong 19 hours ago;

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