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Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO.
Toyota loves FCB Africa: The 57 year-strong brand relationship

Toyota formally announced earlier today that it is continuing its "exceptionally good, regularly measured" relationship with "the best of the best", FCB Africa. Brett Morris, FCB Africa Group CEO and group CCO shares their perspective of the love story that's endured over five decades and counting...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

PROPERTY

Landlord Capco expands Covent Garden footprint
Landlord Capco expands Covent Garden footprint

London-focused property company Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) has increased its footprint in Covent Garden...

By Karl Gernetzky 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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As home of inventions such as Kreepy Krauly and the Cat scan, SA continues to compete on innovation

Despite a sobering picture of South Africa's competitiveness, showing performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index to have slipped 14 positions from the 2016-2017 results, there are some bright spots - notably on the innovation front...

By Charl Bassil 1 day ago

RETAIL

Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?
Was Black Friday 2017 a win for SA retailers?

Retailers and consumers, door deals and online marketing, geo-tracking, real-time parking deals and refreshments for physical shoppers. Black Friday has evolved into a complex sales phenomenon...

By Jainita Khatri 1 day ago

PROPERTY

Echo Polska on track for forecast dividend
Echo Polska on track for forecast dividend

Echo Polska Properties (EPP), the Polish-invested and JSE-listed real estate company, says it is on track to pay dividends worth €0.108 a share for 2017...

By Nick Hedley 1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

Oprah Winfrey. ©Sam Aronov
When science and fiction collide

The media has been so captured by the celebrity culture that an endorsement by a famous person or respected source lends credence to a product or cause which has no scienitific backing...

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HR & RECRUITMENT

Standard Bank appoints Lungisa Fuzile as CE for SA
Standard Bank appoints Lungisa Fuzile as CE for SA

Standard Bank has appointed Lungisa Fuzile as CEO for its South African unit...

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FINANCE

Tumisho Grater
At a crossroads: SA's future economic fortune and the ANC conference

All eyes will be on the African National Congress (ANC) 2017 elective conference this weekend - and especially on the announcement of who will be crowned the new leader of the party in a few day's time...

By Tumisho Grater 1 day ago

RETAIL

Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed
Missibaba sets up shop at the Watershed

Handcrafted leather accessory label, Missibaba, has opened a new store at the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront...

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MARKETING & MEDIA

Maditla is relishing her new role as Design Indaba editor-in-chief.
#DesignIndaba2018: Telling stories about purpose-led design

To many 'Design Indaba' is simply founder Ravi Naidoo, but there's a huge team behind the scenes. Meet Neo Maditla, Design Indaba's new editor-in-chief. With her hard-news background and passion for purpose-led design, she's the tough cookie looking to make the Design Indaba website as popular as its annual Festival...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

ICT

BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills
BCX, CiTi join forces to catalyse digital skills

BCX and CiTi have formed a strategic partnership to catalyse digital skills across South Africa with a R100m investment into the CapaCiTi Skills Development Programme...

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ENERGY & MINING

Riccardo Temmers, CDC acting executive manager,
Centre of Excellence
Lack of stakeholder consultation dominates Energy Indaba

Dominating the public discourse at the DoE's Energy Indaba was the department's failure to extensively consult with relevant stakeholders in the energy sector...

By Riccardo Temmers 1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

CT begins site prep for Monwabisi desalination plant
CT begins site prep for Monwabisi desalination plant

The Monwabisi desalination plant is one of seven projects earmarked as part of the first phase of the City of Cape Town's Additional Water Supply Programme...

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LEGAL

Corrupt traffic officers behind bars
Corrupt traffic officers behind bars

An ongoing joint operation between the Hawks' and the Road Traffic Management Corporation's National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit has netted a further 12 traffic officers in the Tzaneen area...

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ICT

John Robinson
US tech expert, previously at Yahoo, Netflix, Move joins Bloem-based AI company

John Robison, a US engineering and technology expert previously at Yahoo, Netflix, and Move, has joined the board of Xineoh, a technology startup that developed a new type of machine learning recommendation engine...

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RETAIL

Christo Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman
Christo Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman

South African billionaire, Christo Wiese, has resigned as chairperson of Steinhoff's supervisory board in the midst of an accounting scandal...

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MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Havas bids farewell to Welsh, promotes O'Connor and Sethebe to joint ECDs
#Newsmaker: Havas bids farewell to Welsh, promotes O'Connor and Sethebe to joint ECDs

Havas Johannesburg has announced chief creative officer Eoin Welsh's resignation, and the promotion of Fiona O'Connor and Tumi Sethebe as joint executive creative directors, effective 2 January 2018...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

ICT

AWS launches AWS Direct Connect in SA
AWS launches AWS Direct Connect in SA

Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of AWS Direct Connect in South Africa. This is the first time that the Amazon network has come to Africa...

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FINANCE

IRBA to crack down on errant auditors
IRBA to crack down on errant auditors

First KPMG, then Steinhoff. This has been the year in which the underbelly of the auditing professional has been exposed and ben ajudged wanting...

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MARKETING & MEDIA

Marketers more likely to distribute video on social media vs. paid advertising
Marketers more likely to distribute video on social media vs. paid advertising

A new study shows how marketers use video to generate return on attention (ROA) by socialising business narratives rather than broadcasting them...

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CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Ocean plastic: clean it up, but avoid the mistakes of global climate policy
Ocean plastic: clean it up, but avoid the mistakes of global climate policy

In early December 2017 the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi announced a resolution on marine litter and microplastics. The move was widely welcomed as the emerging "plastic oceans" crisis has become starkly clear...

By Malcolm David Hudson 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

10 top SA cocktail spots for your summer holiday
10 top SA cocktail spots for your summer holiday

Sundowners. A word synonymous with summer holidays, cold cocktails, sand between your toes and salt on your skin.

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MARKETING & MEDIA

New research: SA is more unified than we realise
New research: SA is more unified than we realise

Although our dreams of a rainbow utopia have faded to a more realistic pallor, South Africans are a resilient nation who remain proudly South African (84%) with an infallible sense of optimism for a bright future for all races...

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RETAIL

From the Mediterranean with love
From the Mediterranean with love

As the CEO of food manufacturer Mediterranean Delicacies, Costas Vayanos's role sees him visiting Europe three times a year to sample the gastronomic delights on offer...

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MARKETING & MEDIA

UberEats SA shares top tips for best foodie snaps
UberEats SA shares top tips for best foodie snaps

UberEats SA share tips to educate people on how to take a good food photograph...

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FINANCE

Sugar tax and its bitter economic aftertaste
Sugar tax and its bitter economic aftertaste

The tax on sugary beverages is expected to commence on 1 April 2018. Is it really a measure to promote a healthier lifestyle among South Africans, or is it a ruse to add more money to state coffers?

By Joon Chong and Wesley Grimm 1 day ago

TOURISM

Lulu dans ma rue pop-up concierge service. Photo: Lulu
Opportunities for hoteliers in a sharing economy

The challenge of the sharing economy and competition from short-term rental services via the internet is on the agenda of most hotel industry conferences these days...

By Remy Rein 1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

PPC will go it alone as talks end with last suitor
PPC will go it alone as talks end with last suitor

LafargeHolcim announced on Wednesday night, 13 December, it had terminated talks with PPC...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Palesa Madumo, executive director of strategy at Vuma Reputation Management and founder of Prisms Young Judges and Bongani Mogari, PR coordinator at Seven Colors Communications and 2017 Prisms Young Judge.
#PrismAwards2018: Call for young judges

The Prism Awards are once again searching for 11 of the best young minds seeking the title of Prisms Young Judge for the 2018 awards...

By Juanita Pienaar 1 day ago

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