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Marketing&Media
Creating a culture of acceptance: sitting down with Dono White from VMLY&R

I sat down with Dono White to discover more about him, VMLY&R and how the Proud Pronouns Project came to fruition...

Emily Stander 12 hours ago;

Celebrities and branding

Percy Shangase talks about the use of celebrities in endorsing brands...

Percy Shangase 10 hours ago;

#CreativeWeek2021: South Africa's state of creativity

Bizcommunity and The Creative Circle hosted the Global Media Talks, where the panel discussed the unique creativity in South Africa...

Emily Stander 10 hours ago;

Feedback from the AdForum Global Summit

The Ad Forum Global Summit - the third virtual one that has been held - took place over six days with morning and afternoon sessions...

Johanna McDowell 16 hours ago;

#PRISMAwards2021: PRISM Young Voice of the Year - Sicelo Vilakazi

PRISM Young Voices (PYV) is PR land's under 30 talent set to take the industry by storm. Sicelo Vilakazi of DNA Brand Architects, was announced as the PYV of the Year for the 2019 cohort as voted for by his peers....

Evan-Lee Courie 15 hours ago;

#CannesLions2021: "Diversity... and a healthy dose of honesty" - judging insights with Steph van Niekerk

With a week to go until two years' worth of Lion-winning work is awarded, we touched base with some of the local jury members for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Steph van Niekerk...

Jessica Tennant 15 hours ago;

#YouthMatters: Leigh-Anne Salonika, founder of OnlyKind

From East London to some of South Africa's most storied agencies. After winning on global stages and achieving what she set out to on the inside of the corporate advertising machinery, Leigh-Anne Salonika is living her purpose...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 hours ago;

D&AD 2021 social media trends

Find out about the key social media trends Ashleigh Burton saw in the D&AD Awards...

Ashleigh Burton 15 hours ago;

The impact of marketing on Pride Month

As June marks Pride Month 2021, digital marketing agency, AccuraCast, has released findings into how the level of awareness around the month has grown over the past 13 years...

14 hours ago;

Authenticity is key to an inclusive representation of Africa in advertising

The negative perception of Africa has always been linked to media and advertising. This has led to the stereotypical view of Africa as a dark continent...

14 hours ago;

The rise of content marketing and effectively using it

The rise in popularity of content marketing is largely thanks to how much it is about the customer rather than the marketing or the company...

16 hours ago;

#PulpNonFiction: You're only impressing yourself

This week, Bronwyn Williams shares her insights after reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway...

Bronwyn Williams 13 hours ago;

The One Show 2021 Creative Rankings for Middle East & Africa announced

Havas Turkey Istanbul is the number one ranked agency in Middle East & Africa, according to The One Show 2021 Global Creative Rankings...

9 hours ago;

Retail
Burger King decision: A case of govt policies working against each other?

Bravura's Soria Hay says it's "quite extraordinary" that the sale has been declined, especially when considering the impact on the black shareholders in Grand Parade Investments...

9 hours ago;

Sponsorship drive: Kryolan on the lookout for inspiring SA sportswomen

Professional make-up brand, Kryolan, is launching a nationwide search for 70 to 100 professional women in sport, in an effort to support those who are often not considered for sponsorships...

11 hours ago;

Adapting the fine wine trade to weather the effects of lockdown

Nicolò Pudel, founder of Port2Port, and Ellerman House head sommelier Wayve Kolevsohn, reflect on how new regulations affect the industry, and how collaborative efforts between members are saving it...

15 hours ago;

'Buy now pay later' spend predicted to reach $995bn in 2026

This 274% growth will be fuelled by a greater appetite from users for credit to spread costs, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, which has put extreme pressure on user finances...

14 hours ago;

Entrepreneurship
African youth are capable entrepreneurs and we should invest in them now

Africa has the largest workforce in the world. A recent report indicated that the continent will, by 2030, be home to a capable labour force of over 1.6 billion...

16 hours ago;

Automotive
Hyundai Motor Group chairman wins top automotive award

Hyundai Motor Group chairman Euisun Chung has won the Issigonis Trophy at the 2021 Autocar Awards ceremony...

9 hours ago;

The problem with the new automotive aftermarket guidelines

One of the grey issues which is currently still subject to debate when it comes to the updated automotive aftermarket rules is the definition of component parts...

Hedley Judd 9 hours ago;

Logistics&Transport
PIC not funding SAA 51% stake takeover

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has confirmed that it is not funding the 51% stake acquisition in South African Airways (SAA)...

11 hours ago;

Proposal for Totnes Road to be one-way during peak school hours

Members of the public have been requested to comment on the proposal to turn Totnes Road in Plumstead into a time restricted one-way road during peak periods at the Plumstead Preparatory School...

10 hours ago;

ICT
6 critical PoPIA compliance steps to take before 1 July

The eleventh hour is upon businesses who are not Protection of Personal Information Act compliant...

Rian Schoeman 10 hours ago;

Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch

Scores of small and medium-sized businesses across Africa's most populous nation - and largest economy - are reeling from the indefinite suspension of the social media site...

Nneka Chile 11 hours ago;

Icasa says spectrum dispute will be resolved by the end of August

South Africa's telecoms regulator said the ongoing negotiations with two companies over litigation related to the government's proposed spectrum auction will be resolved by the end of August...

11 hours ago;

Tourism&Travel
Post-Covid travellers are looking for flexibility

The great tourism recovery race has begun and to meet the 'new wave' of travel guests and their sceptical strains, South African hoteliers are turning to innovative tech tools...

Niels Verspui 12 hours ago;

Mauritius to open for international travel in July

Mauritius will start opening for international tourists in two phases in 2021. The first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island...

17 hours ago;

Education
How Covid changed e-learning forever

E-learning has changed, thanks to Covid-19, and there's no going back to the way we were, however much organisations may want to do so...

Michael Gullan 8 hours ago;

First Innovation and Digital Skills Centre opens in Mthatha

Liquid Intelligent Technologies South Africa opened its first Innovation and Digital Skills Centre (IDSC) in Mthatha on Friday...

7 hours ago;

Property
5 reasons why now may be the time for homeowners to sell

The residential property market inevitably moves through cycles and homeowners are always wanting to know if now is the right time to sell and move or not...

Herschel Jawitz 14 hours ago;

Legal
Revised Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace advises on employee vaccine protocol

A revised Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace sets out the regulations on vaccines and guidelines for employers considering mandatory vaccinations of employees...

Kate Collier, Shane Johnson and Heather Mudau 12 hours ago;

Court services at Protea Magistrates Court temporarily suspended

The Department of Justice and Correctional Services has announced the temporary suspension of services at the Protea Magistrates Court until further notice...

10 hours ago;

Construction&Engineering
13 projects awarded in 6th AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards

The winning projects in the sixth AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards were announced recently at a virtual awards ceremony...

12 hours ago;

2019/2020 Corobrik Student Architecture Awards winners announced

The 2019 and 2020 winners of the Corobrik Student Architecture Awards were revealed on Thursday, 10 June, in a hybrid event hosted by Corobrik in Johannesburg...

14 hours ago;

SA signs plan to revive steel industry

South Africa has signed a plan that aims to revive the local steel industry and boost output...

Tanisha Heiberg 14 hours ago;

Agriculture
Feeding Africa from Africa: Smallholder farmers to leverage on AfCFTA

Senamiso Ndlovu, 32, is a smallholder farmer with big food production dreams. The seed of her farming ambitions is the growing urban food demand...

Busani Bafana 16 hours ago;

How research, collaboration are contributing to food security in Africa

Professor of Plant Breeding Maryke Labuschagne is working with a group of more than 20 African PhD students and postdoctoral fellows to improve the...

10 hours ago;

Finance
Cryptocurrency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs

Africa is booming in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, according to the 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report by Chainalysis...

Eugene Yiga 16 hours ago;

Mboweni appoints new IRBA board

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni, has announced a new board for the troubled Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA)...

14 hours ago;

CSI&Sustainability
Palm fronds and stones: creating reefs to heal Tunisia's polluted seas

Tunisian environmentalists are trying to fight pollution damage along their country's Mediterranean shores by installing artificial reefs to encourage sea life...

Jihed Abidellaoui 18 hours ago;

Energy&Mining
KZN Premier calls for order amid reports of illegal mining in KwaHlathi

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has called for order and calm amid reports of illegal mining taking place in KwaHlathi, outside Ladysmith, where throngs of people have gathered to mine what they believe are diamonds...

10 hours ago;

Healthcare
South African health inspectors will not release unsuitable J&J vaccines

South African health inspectors on Sunday said they will not release Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines that may have been contaminated during production at a US plant...

16 hours ago;

Ending HIV in children is way off target: where to focus action now

World leaders have recently, under the auspices of the United Nations, renewed their commitment to ending Aids...

Kaymarlin Govender & Linda-Gail Bekker 11 hours ago;

Lifestyle
We Will Rock You tour of SA postpones to 2022

Showtime Management and international partner Selladoor Worldwide have postponed the South African tour of the We Will Rock You musical to 2022. South Africa is currently in its third wave of Covid-19 infections and, as such, the government has implemented precautions that only allows for a total audience of 100 people.

12 hours ago;

#YouthMatters: Phumelela Malinga of By Phume on filling a gap in the fashion market

Phumelela Malinga, the 27-year-old mechanical designer-turned-fashion designer, chats to us about switching gears, founding his androgynous designer apparel brand By Phume and being invited to be part of the 2020 Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme...

Ruth Cooper 14 hours ago;




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