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The world of office space may look like a complete mess to someone on the outside of that industry. Every single business needs to be able to solve the problem of having enough office space, yet many entrepreneurs are willing to go even further than that and invest money into offices that are not completely physical - the so-called virtual offices.
By Lewis Edward 21 Dec 2012 05:58
Looking at what marketers can do to relate better to the major spenders.
21 Dec 2012 05:14
OFM is excited to welcome Yolanda Maartens to the midmorning slot, weekdays between 09:00 and 12:00. Yolanda is a homegrown talent from Potchefstroom. She has been part of the OFM team for three years, making her mark on the brand and its listeners with her friendly presentation style on Saturday mornings from 09:00.
Issued by OFM Radio 20 Dec 2012 15:56
Destiny magazine is profiling four women who are playing their part in advancing the natural beauty products industry in South Africa. These ambitious women, through hard work and determination, founded their companies and are now operating as the CEOs.
Issued by Ndalo Media 20 Dec 2012 11:23
Anti-drinking and driving organisation South Africans Against Drunk Driving (SADD) has won the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its national university project, focusing on vehicle crashes as a leading cause of death amongst the youth.
20 Dec 2012 11:06
An "anti-mosquito" campaign for Swedish client ThermaCELL has pulled in more than 1,000 Facebook likes in the first two weeks of its launch in November and a sharp increase in awareness from consumers as well as customers and other retailers.
20 Dec 2012 11:00
Business tourism has led the recovery of SA's hospitality industry, although the sector is under pressure as organisations look to cut travel and accommodation costs, according to experts.
20 Dec 2012 08:06
According to CNN Marketplace Africa, last February, tens of thousands of moviegoers stormed cinemas around the United States to watch Chronicle, turning the superhero thriller into a surprise hit that topped the US box office on Super Bowl weekend. And where was the film made? Right here - in South Africa.
By Robyn Curnow and Teo Kermeliotis 20 Dec 2012 07:46
NEWSWATCH: Cricket is one of SA's leading sports and our national team - unlike our national football team - is ranked at the top or near the top in all forms of the game, but, as Daily Maverick and ESPNcricinfo report, the SABC will not be airing the SA-NZ test matches live.
20 Dec 2012 06:31
Under normal circumstances anyone who told me they were going to launch a new magazine would get the full force of my cynicism and a suggestion that it would probably be a lot less risky and more profitable to start up a combi-taxi operation employing only AWB drivers in full uniform and flying the old South African flag from the radio aerial.
By Chris Moerdyk 20 Dec 2012 05:59
A day after the 14th anniversary of journalist Norbert Zongo's murder in Burkina Faso and two days before the 8th anniversary of journalist Deyda Hydara's murder in Gambia, Reporters Without Borders accuses the authorities in these two countries of sabotaging the investigations into their deaths and encouraging impunity.
19 Dec 2012 12:59
NEWSWATCH: According to Mail & Guardian, Star editor Makhudu Sefara says the newspaper reporter working on the Ramaphosa nomination report, which resulted in the resignation of political editor Gaye Davis, was "led down an unsavoury garden path". Meanwhile, Wyndham Hartley, writing in BD Live, says the media is becoming increasingly concerned with how government officials are handling news of Nelson Mandela's hospitalisation.
19 Dec 2012 12:31
The final toppling of Telkom's stranglehold as the dominant last-mile provider in South Africa was the biggest change to the IT landscape in 2012. While the change has been a long time coming, the combined efforts of mobile network operators (MNOs) and the fibre optic network providers has demonstrated that it is now not just possible, but actually convenient, to buy connectivity services that do not transverse the Telkom network.
By Jeff Fletcher 19 Dec 2012 07:53
YouTube has released a list of South Africa's top ten most popular YouTube video ads of the year. These are the South African ads which achieved the largest number of views from people in South Africa. Ranked in order they are:
19 Dec 2012 07:19
The Hamlet Foundation's annual awards ceremony and fundraising banquet, held at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, was again supported by brand experience agency, VWV for the 18th year in succession.
19 Dec 2012 06:52
Taking advantage of the new alliance between commuter TV channel MASSIV 3GTV and Rank TV, Nando's is using 20 store locations for smart ads/location based advertising on taxis.
19 Dec 2012 06:41
Offering access to magazines, news, weather, games, and movie information and trailers, Samsung Electronics has partnered with South African online publishing company OnMag Online Publications to launch onTV, exclusively for the Samsung Smart TV range.
19 Dec 2012 06:31
The FNB Fund has actively supported hospices in South Africa with the focus on the provision of quality and compassionate care. Its hospice programme strategy is aligned to the reduction of HIV/Aids impact on individuals, families, communities and society by supporting the integrated Home-Based Care (HBC) programme within the hospice units.
19 Dec 2012 06:20
The Cape Town branch of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) and the City of Cape Town's WasteWise project has donated time, equipment, seeds and compost for garden projects across the city.
19 Dec 2012 06:16
Many entrepreneurs are unfamiliar and unaware of how PR can benefit their start-up business. There is a common misconception that start-ups don't need PR until they have made it to the top, but you don't need to be a JSE listed company to benefit from PR.
By Lucinda Boddy 19 Dec 2012 05:24
AfriGIS Navigator (South Africa) with live traffic and national coverage, in proud partnership with Altech Netstar Traffic, leaders in providing intelligent, real-time traffic data to South African road users, is now available on a 30-day free trial.
Issued by AfriGIS 18 Dec 2012 14:19
NEWSWATCH: Mail & Guardian reports that IOL political editor Gaye Davis has resigned after a report appeared in the Star to the effect that Cyril Ramaphosa had declined a nomination to be ANC deputy president. He has in fact accepted the nomination.
18 Dec 2012 12:12
Piet Green, an employee of Hierbegin Farming for more than 20 years in Keimoes, Northern Cape, was prepared to cycle 800km there and back to take part in the 2013 Argus Cycle Race on 10 March. The 51-year-old Green is an avid cyclist who completed several cycle races on the hot Northern Cape roads.
18 Dec 2012 10:43
The Intrepid Explorer, a custom title for Cape Union Mart, is the first of its kind in the outdoor adventure and travel sector and features South Africa's top travel writers, adventurers, environmentalists and experts revealing all that the great outdoors and living a life of adventure has to offer.
18 Dec 2012 10:27
NEWSWATCH: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is apparently still negotiating with the SABC to get live coverage of the Proteas home series against New Zealand, reports sport24.
18 Dec 2012 05:40
The Communications Firm (TCF) has donated R80,000 towards tutoring activities, themed workshops, career exposure forums, excursions and social events at the Letsibogo Girls High School in Meadowlands, Soweto.
16 Dec 2012 10:07