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Defying tradition: Defy appoints Liquorice as digital and social agency

Digital agency Liquorice, a DigitasLBi company, has been appointed as Defy Appliances' digital and social media agency of record...

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago


iDidTht releases Craft Awards Rankings 2017

iDidTht has released its Craft Awards Rankings for 2017, celebrating the best craft of the year by production companies in SA...

19 hours ago


Has the digital era changed the luxury game for good?

The digital age poses challenges for all brands in every sector, and yet for the luxury market, the conundrum is a particularly tricky one...

By Megan Bowman 19 hours ago


#BizTrends2018: Hotels embrace the personalisation trend in 2018

This statistic shows the rising expectations for a more personalised experience. People are actively seeking an experience that is relevant to them and a service that makes them feel like they matter as an individual...

19 hours ago


Senate gives final passage to contested surveillance bill

The US Senate on Thursday gave final congressional approval to a bill extending a fiercely contested program giving national security agencies broad authority to intercept private electronic communications.

19 hours ago


A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The culture of connection

Valletta, the baroque cityscape on the island fortress of Malta, is making global headlines this month - indeed this year - as it assumes the mantle of European Capital of Culture 2018. Last year, after having fallen in love with this little corner of the Mediterranean, I relocated to the archipelago for a sabbatical to take a front row seat for the programme of the next 12 months...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 19 hours ago


Smaller table grape crop forecasted

Due to the persistent drought in the Western Cape, the South African Table Grape Industry has released a lower estimate in the third Crop Estimate for the 2017/18 table grape season...

20 hours ago


Four Coursemen to kick off 2018 at Janse & Co.

Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg's newly unveiled Janse & Co. eatery in Kloof Street in Cape Town will host the fourth instalment of the Four Coursemen Collaboration series on 28 January 2018.

20 hours ago


Scaling up for your best year ever

The New Year's Resolution is dead. Setting goals is what the beginning of a new year is all about...

By Louw Barnardt 20 hours ago


From registry books to AI: The evolution of tech in the hospitality industry

Technology in the hospitality space has come a long way since the 1950s. Looking forward, it is important to appreciate the development that the hospitality industry previously underwent and what future innovations may hold...

20 hours ago


Peugeot plans electric versions of all cars by 2025

French carmaker PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall and DS brands, will offer an electric version of all its models by 2025...

20 hours ago


Tough times slow Massmart growth

Massmart recorded muted growth for the year to December as it battled a weaker economy and stronger rand...

20 hours ago


#LoeriesRanking with... Black Bean Productions

What better way to creatively ease into the working year than with a reminder of some of last year's top contenders at the Loeries? We continue the local insights with Black Bean Productions...

By Leigh Andrews 21 hours ago


Digital skills, smart technology could transform SA manufacturing

The manufacturing industry's role in the South African economy has seen a long and sustained decline...

By Daniel Schwartzkopff 21 hours ago


WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 21 hours ago


SA wind energy industry anticipates conclusion of outstanding PPAs in Q1

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), together with the broader renewable power sector, anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the first quarter of 2018. ..

21 hours ago


Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in partnership between VinPro and Wesgro to strengthen, further develop, and improve international recognition of the wine tourism sector...

22 hours ago


How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies

African countries are behind the global curve when it comes to providing people with clean water and sanitation services...

By Hatem Jemmali 22 hours ago

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