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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Landmark #RacismStopsWithMe campaign launched in South Africa

Independent Media has announced the roll-out of a landmark anti-racism campaign that is one of the company's biggest and most ambitious projects it has ever undertaken...

Issued by Independent Media 21 hours ago

#Trending: Can you do the SONA?

From a new song and dance from the EFF, to marketing memes and new social media records, #SONA2016 was a riot - thankfully only figuratively speaking, this year...

By Louise Marsland 2 hours ago

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 hours ago

[Biz Online Insights] Importance of design

This week, our 'Biz Online Insights' section explores the South African online population's views on the importance of design...

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba

On the last episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding focused on two events happening in Cape Town next week from 17 February 2016...

Playmakers win Sport Agency of the Year for the fourth year in a row

Playmakers, celebrating 15 years in the industry, have been named the Sport Agency of the Year at the prestigious Discovery Sport Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton on Thursday, 11 February...

Issued by Playmakers

Five big ideas that build brand love from two innovators

Two innovators - Brand inc Creative Group MD, Chris Heaton, and Tag 8 Media Consultancy MD, Andrew Franks - expand on trends that 2015 brought to life, and that 2016 will improve on...

Issued by Brand inc

Do you know your audience?

A crystal-clear picture of your target audience is the holy grail of all marketers but as media fragments and trading conditions get tighter it is the publishers and content marketers who need this clarity the most.

Issued by WhyFive Insights

[BizTrends 2016] The new agency talent directive

An integration of skills and business-focussed execution is what Alistair Mokoena, Managing Director of Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg, expects in 2016.

By Alistair Mokoena

espYoungLegends announce Cape Town songbird Lana Crowster to perform at CTIJF 2016

The espYoungLegends competition attracted a significant number of high quality entries in its debut year. After much deliberation, the panel of judges selected Lana Crowster as the inaugural winner...

Issued by espAfrika

Cannes Lions awards Lion of St. Mark to Marcello Serpa

Marcello Serpa will be presented with the Lion of St. Mark during the Cannes Lions awards ceremony on Saturday 25 June 2016...

Nurture not nature: develop your talent from within

At Meltwater, over 70% of our senior management started in the line organisation on our International Management Trainee Programme. So what's stopping other businesses from promoting within? This is what I'm urging other leaders to do...

By Zubair Timol, Issued by Meltwater

Grey Africa launches Volvo LifePaint in South Africa

LifePaint is a unique reflective safety spray. Invisible by daylight, it shines brightly in the glare of car headlights. Making the invisible, visible...

Issued by Grey

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

[BizTrends 2016] Producing content at the speed of culture

When one talks about trends it is important to look at who can deliver on them... how to implement these trends, says Pete Case, chief creative officer, Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Pete Case

Shrinking confidence amongst South Africans that the government is doing its job well

Only about half of adult South Africans (48%) are of the opinion that the National Government is doing its job well. This is down 8 percentage points from May 2009, when President Zuma took office...

Issued by Ipsos

[Design Indaba 2016]: Then and now, by design

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the phrase 'Design Indaba' is Ravi Naidoo, a man so enthused about using design to make the world a more beautiful, functional place that he positively buzzes with creative energy...

By Leigh Andrews

[BizTrends 2016] Age of analytics

This is the age of analytics where data is a core brand value and if it moves, it needs to be measured, says Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Abey Mokgwatsane

Sabinet signs up to Publishing Technology's ingentaDrive platform solution

Combining essential features of Publishing Technology's bespoke build platform product with the speed and efficiency of a packaged solution, this out-of-the box product will enable Sabinet to go live with a fully branded, cloud-based, responsive site...

Issued by Sabinet

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Start managing your mind for success

South Africa, ranked the second most stressed nation after Nigeria according to a study conducted by international research company Bloomberg, is facing increasing incidence of mental problems as a beleaguered economy, political upheaval and crime statistics exact a heavy toll on the national psyche...

Issued by Mindworksa 8 Feb 2016

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Africa news

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48% while that of South Africa is 58%...

35 minutes ago

MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service

Gemalto has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services...

1 hour ago

The Entrepreneur Club for start-ups in Africa and the Middle East

Orange is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East...

1 hour ago

WPP Africa Academy: When the sum is greater than the whole

The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...

By Danette Breitenbach 4 hours ago

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Daimler opens new Regional Centre for Commercial Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), along with its brand divisions Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has opened a new Regional Centre Southern Africa (RCSA) in Pretoria...

23 hours ago

Online experience holds the key to how consumers buy cars

Online connectivity is changing forever the way consumers are buying vehicles, says Glen Mollink, CEO at Innovation Group SA...

By David Furlonger 4 hours ago

Factors determining car insurance premiums

Insurance premiums aren't the same for everyone and there are good reasons for that. Broadly speaking, your insurer will calculate your risk of getting into an incident or the risk...

By Rory Judd 3 hours ago


Blues Meets Rock at Hillcrest Quarry

The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival will be held on Saturday 9 April, 2016, at Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville, Cape Town and will feature: Dan Patlansky, Blues Broers, Gerald Clark Trio, Mark Haze, Crimson House, Natasha Meister, Pebbleman, The Rockerfellas, and Jesse Jordan.

22 hours ago

The best of BRICS at RapidLion 2016

The inaugural RapidLion South African International Film Festival will be held from 12 to 19 March at the Market Theatre, Joburg. Film lovers can experience the best films from Africa, the African Diaspora and the BRICS nations at the festival.

2 hours ago

Logistics & Transport

Atterbury ready with Gosforth Park development

Atterbury will develop a R850 million industrial and business park on the prime site it has acquired in Gosforth Park, Germiston, in Ekurhuleni.

1 hour ago

Maersk profit plunges amid weak trade, low oil prices

Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk reported an 82-percent drop in annual profit as its shipping unit was hit by lower freight rates...

22 hours ago

AA slams Sanral's e-toll move

AA said that it is disappointed that the SA National Roads Agency has decided to go the legal route before resolving their e-toll billing problems...

22 hours ago

BPL plays host to one of a kind Rolls-Royce

The one of kind, inspired by fashion Rolls-Royce Wraith arrived at Bidvest Panalpina Logistics' warehouse earlier this month...

17 minutes ago


Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme

US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin...

22 hours ago

Skype for Business introduces a virtual personal assistant

Intervate has announced the release of ROBIT: locally-developed virtual personal assistant (VPA), enabling organisations to extract more value from Microsoft's Skype for Business...

21 hours ago

Advanced analytics: the key to the customer

E-commerce continues to grow exponentially and companies in the business to consumer (B2C) environment need to develop seamless customer experience...

By Cari Van Wyk 2 hours ago

IoT implementation requires proper design, deployment and direction

The 3rd Platform and digital transformation (DX) are having profound effects on technology, the enterprise, and business. Every aspect of these areas is affected, and the pace of that change...

By Adib Ghubril 3 hours ago


#DesignMonth: Finding the perfect venue

Two sisters, Moira and Nicky, came together to solve a problem most people and companies struggle with at some point or another - finding the right space for your event...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 hour ago


Renishaw to proceed with Mpambanyoni Conservation Development

Renishaw Property Developments, a subsidiary of Crookes Brothers Limited, has received consent to develop the Mpambanyoni Conservation Development on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast...

3 hours ago


SingularityU Global Impact Competition launches in South Africa

The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has partnered with Singularity University (SU) to launch the Global Impact Competition (GIC) in South Africa, which will join such competitions in many countries around the world. Applications close on 15 March 2016...

1 hour ago


GIBB completes community centre in Kou-Kamma

GIBB engineering consulting firm recently completed a multi-purpose community centre (MPCC) in the Kou-Kamma area of the Eastern Cape...

2 hours ago


New land claims process to be challenged in court

Civil society organisations will head to the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein on Tuesday 16th February 2016, to challenge the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act of 2014...

27 minutes ago

Energy efficient farming a crucial necessity

Farming in South Africa, as in many parts of the world, is faced with severe drought conditions and steadily increasing costs on all fronts

1 hour ago


More regulation in cross-border transactions expected

Governments across the globe have taken steps to ensure that consumption taxes on cross-border transactions, including electronic services to private consumers...

1 hour ago

Kick-start your savings plan

With the pinch of the economic downturn, many South Africans have no choice but to abandon hopes of long-term savings and turn to debt in a bid to survive from month to month...

3 hours ago

Private equity continues to outperform listed equity

The latest RisCura-SAVCA South African Private Equity Performance Report, which tracks industry data up to September 2015, reveals that, despite long-term returns retreating from the positive...

59 minutes ago

Absa to launch predictive alert service

Absa Bank has piloted a new predictive alert service that not only notifies customers of potential shortfalls in their bank accounts, but which also offers personalised options...

20 hours ago

CSI & Sustainability

Businesses can gain from volunteer programmes

Research indicates that companies with high levels of employee engagement enjoy a significant increase in productivity and general well-being, which leads to increased profitability and stability for their company...

5 hours ago

Deepening inequality is the high price students will pay for free education

University students have scored some massive victories since "fees must fall" entered South Africa's lexicon...

By Lyn Snodgrass 4 hours ago

Preventing shack fires with paint

The Khusela Ikhaya Project, launched by social entrepreneurs Justin Zietsman and Ashley Stemmett of Transception, aims to prevent rapid spreading shack fires through the use of a specifically formulated intumescent (fire retardant) paint applied to informal dwellings...

2 hours ago

Energy & Mining

#MiningIndaba: The future of mining in Africa

One of the key threads that emerged from Mining Indaba 2016 is the need for mining companies to engage all stakeholders - especially local communities - as partners in their endeavours...

By Nicci Botha 40 minutes ago

New platinum-based SEZ in North West in the pipeline

With 70% of platinum being produced in South Africa, government is working towards opening a new industry-based Special Economic Zone in the North West, to look into beneficiation...

3 hours ago

R15m fuel cell feasibility study launched

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched a R15m feasibility study that will identify particular components that can be manufactured for fuel cell units...

3 hours ago

#MiningIndaba: Collaboration for survival, growth needed

According to SRK Consulting, gone are the days when mines in Africa could afford to 'go it alone' by building their own infrastructure. Survival and growth now needs a foundation of collaboration with governments...

22 hours ago


Bleaker outlook hits Woolworths stock

Shares in upmarket retailer Woolworths (Woolies), the darling of the JSE's consumer sector, were shredded yesterday, with nervous investors fretting over less compelling prospects for the financial year ahead...

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 hours ago

NEWS ANALYSIS: Chesa Nyama owner listing short of gravy

It feels as if the listing of Gold Brands Investments, the owner of the Chesa Nyama fast-food franchise, on the JSE's AltX market has been on the boil for some time...

By Marc Hasenfuss 52 minutes ago

Astral chooses to take the acquisitive route

Astral Foods, the "big bird" of the local poultry sector, is on the prowl for acquisitions that will boost growth but warned hostile takeover attempts would not fly...

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 hours ago

Italtile profit improves on fewer imports

Reducing imports and stocking up on locally produced goods saved Italtile from the weak rand made worse by subdued building activity during the six months to December...

By Fifi Peters 1 hour ago

Manufacturing and mining remain depressed

Manufacturing and mining output remain constrained, providing little prospect for employment and GDP growth...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 1 hour ago


Time gets MySpace with ad platform acquisition

NEW YORK - US magazine publisher Time Inc. said on Thursday it was acquiring the online advertising group Viant Technology, which includes the remnants of social network pioneer MySpace...

1 hour ago

The best tactics for leveraging the local customers business

Companies around the world are looking for ways to capitalize on the holiday season...

By Hicks Crawford 1 day ago

NY Times launches Spanish-language digital version

NEW YORK - The New York Times on Monday launched a Spanish-language digital edition, aiming to expand the global reach of the prestigious US daily...

2 days ago

Pentawards 2016 selects jury

The Pentawards is a worldwide competition exclusively devoted to packaging design in all its forms. It is open to all those who are associated with the creation or marketing of packaging from every country in the world...

8 Feb 2016

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