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Official proclamation of New7Wonders of Nature in South Africa
Official proclamation of New7Wonders of Nature in South Africa

The first official inauguration of Table Mountain as one of the New7Wonders of Nature will take place on Saturday 1 December 2012 on Tafelberg Road, at the foot of the mountain. A public inauguration will take place during the City of Cape Town's free concert taking place at the Grand Parade on Sunday 2 December.

14 Nov 2012

TheRoom digital event comes to Western Cape, Gauteng in 2013
TheRoom digital event comes to Western Cape, Gauteng in 2013

The first events of TheRoom, a series of exclusive peer-to-peer roundtable events, will focus on digital and online and will be held in Cape Town and Gauteng during 2013.

13 Nov 2012

UCKG hosts "Where U going?" event encouraging young people to transform their lives
UCKG hosts "Where U going?" event encouraging young people to transform their lives

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God's "Where U going?" event, held at Cenacles of the Holy Spirit in Durban, Cape Town and Soweto, posed the question: "Are you sure where you are going is where you belong?"

Issued by Universal Church of the Kingdom of God 13 Nov 2012

Charity car race to support JAM
Charity car race to support JAM

On 7 December 2012, Liqui Moly South Africa will team up with Legend Cars South Africa to create a charity racing event with drivers such as Ben Morgenrood, Robbi Smith, professional drivers, celebrity drivers and drivers from the world of journalism.

13 Nov 2012

Morning Star Design brings International 24 Hour Photoshop Festival to Africa
Morning Star Design brings International 24 Hour Photoshop Festival to Africa

Jozi-based MSD has partnered with Mogo Media in the US to host a 24-hour online Photoshop festival on 15 November 2012, featuring over a 100 workshop sessions; speakers include Andy Biggs, Dave Cross, Colin Smith, Lee Varis and local Photoshop guru Mohammed Jogie as African representative. Attend any session free on the day or purchase a year-long All Access Pass for a discounted rate of US$184.

Issued by Morning Star Design

Breaking the Mould Auction raises nearly R250,000
Breaking the Mould Auction raises nearly R250,000

The Breaking the Mould auction, organised by Octagon, raised almost R250,000, as a tribute to South African women who have overcome challenges and inspired other. Clifton Shores creator, Quinton van der Burgh was the lucky bidder to secure one of only three unique Jenna Clifford butterfly pendants at the gala dinner held in honour of Serena and Venus Williams recently.

9 Nov 2012

Entries open for 2013 MTN South African Music Awards
Entries open for 2013 MTN South African Music Awards

Entries are open for the 2013 MTN South African Music Awards (SAMA) and close on 30 November 2012. The awards will be handed out at Sun City on 10-11 May 10 2013, part of which will be broadcast live on television.

8 Nov 2012

Coca-Cola dome - still Joburg's favourite concert venue!
Coca-Cola dome - still Joburg's favourite concert venue!

The winners of the Leisure Options Best of Joburg Awards have been announced and it's unanimous - the Coca-Cola dome is the concert venue that rocks Jo'burgers supreme and has done for the past 14 years in a row.

Issued by Thebe Reed Exhibitions 7 Nov 2012

DJ Mix Competition opens, fourth annual Limpopo Music Festival
DJ Mix Competition opens, fourth annual Limpopo Music Festival

The second annual Finest DJ Mix Competition has opened on Ligwalagwala FM to promote Mpumalanga's young and up-coming local DJs, and Capricorn FM's annual Limpopo Music Festival will be held at the Polokwane Cricket Club on Saturday 24 November 2012.

7 Nov 2012

Finalists for National Small Business Champion Awards announced
Finalists for National Small Business Champion Awards announced

The finalists for the National Small Business Champion Awards have been announced by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), which will host the awards on 8 November 2012, at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

7 Nov 2012

Assegai Awards judging complete
Assegai Awards judging complete

Finalists for the Direct Marketing Association of South Africa's annual Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards have been selected by the panel of judges and the final 259 campaigns go through for the awards evening.

7 Nov 2012

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 44: Live from The Bookmarks 2012
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 44: Live from The Bookmarks 2012

The Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which airs every Thursday 5pm-6pm, streamed live via 2oceansVibe Radio, was broadcast live from The Bookmarks 2012 last week Thursday, 1 November 2012. Show host Warren Harding chatted to finalists, sponsors, judges and some winners at the event. [twitterfall]

5 Nov 2012

Old Mutual, Shesha Tuks Blogger Challenge kicks off tomorrow
Old Mutual, Shesha Tuks Blogger Challenge kicks off tomorrow

The Old Mutual and Shesha Tuks Blogger Challenge, which takes place tomorrow, 6 November 2012 between 9am and 12pm, will see some of South Africa's top bloggers and tweeters compete in a race around the Sandton CBD in Tuk Tuks.

5 Nov 2012

Calls for sponsorship - The Brands Africa Conference
Calls for sponsorship - The Brands Africa Conference

The Brands Africa 2013 event guarantees to be a celebration of the industry, the personalities, the past, the future and the insights required for success in marketing some of Africa well known brands.

Issued by Dream Concerts 5 Nov 2012

Helsinki meets Cape Town, World Design Capital handover events
Helsinki meets Cape Town, World Design Capital handover events

'Helsinki meets Cape Town' is a joint initiative by the Finnish embassy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland, City of Helsinki and City of Cape Town, their WDC organisations and other private sector partners, to share experiences as Helsinki finishes its term as World Design Capital 2012 and hands over to Cape Town as World Design Capital 2014.

5 Nov 2012

Making it happen with Charlotte
Making it happen with Charlotte

Charlotte Maja is a key Integrated Employee Engagement (IEE) Producer at Blue Moon, working hand in hand with one of the business's oldest clients. Cool under pressure and described by one of her colleagues as "a class act", Charlotte shared some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of an IEE Conference with us.

Issued by Blue Moon Corporate Communications 5 Nov 2012

Major activations characterise 4U Plett Rage
Major activations characterise 4U Plett Rage

Stretch Experiential Marketing will be conceptualising and executing some large activations at the 4U Plett Rage festival in Plettenberg Bay from 23 November to 8 December.

3 Nov 2012

Bookmarks 2012 - all the winners
Bookmarks 2012 - all the winners

The Bookmarks Awards has celebrated its fifth year of rewarding digital excellence, yesterday, 1 November 2012. The Awards, brought to the public by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA), is an initiative that recognises the companies and people in the digital industry who raise the bar from 'mediocre' to 'incredible'.

2 Nov 2012

Loeries top 10 brands, agencies
Loeries top 10 brands, agencies

The organisers say it has been a successful year for the Loeries, with the second largest number of entries received since 2008 - over 3,000 entry submissions from across Africa and the Middle East.

2 Nov 2012

A+E Networks scoop two top awards
A+E Networks scoop two top awards

At the 2012 Promax Africa Awards, A+E Networks saw two of its channels take prizes - History and Crime & Investigation Network - for creative excellence in on-air promotion, advertising and design.

2 Nov 2012

AMASA party a sell-out success
AMASA party a sell-out success

For the first time in its party history, the Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has celebrated a sell-out success of its annual event and its all thanks to members of the advertising, marketing and media community.

1 Nov 2012

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 44: Live from The Bookmarks 2012
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 44: Live from The Bookmarks 2012

Tonight's Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, will be broadcast live from Artscape in Cape Town to capture all The Bookmarks 2012 action. Tune in to this week's show, streamed live from 7pm-10pm via 2oceansVibe Radio. [twitterfall]

1 Nov 2012

Glastonbury stage to be erected at SuperSport Park Centurion
Glastonbury stage to be erected at SuperSport Park Centurion

Following its success in handling the first South African Rewind Festival at Kingspark Stadium, Durban in February 2012, Prosound will bring the SS Stage direct from the Glastonbury Festival for the second Rewind Festival at SuperSport Park Centurion on 3 November.

31 Oct 2012

Serve your customers where, when and how they want to be served

The Financial Call Centres Conference and Exhibition, to be held on 14-15 November at Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg, will focus on the changing face of the contact centre and will teach professionals and companies in the industry how to utilise these new opportunities to enhance their customer service experience.

Issued by Trade Conference International 31 Oct 2012

Fantastic gazebo pricing
Fantastic gazebo pricing

If you have ever considered purchasing a gazebo for your corporate event, now would be the best time to do so. With summer on its way and outdoor events becoming a regular occurrence, a sensible investment will go a long way toward promoting your corporate image. When it comes to branding, the more surface area and visibility, the greater the exposure!

Issued by Right Stuff 30 Oct 2012

Developing compelling sponsorship offers webinar
Developing compelling sponsorship offers webinar

Kim Skildum-Reid, who has 27 years' experience in corporate sponsorship, will present two webinars on developing sponsorship offers and managing sponsorship sales in early November 2012.

30 Oct 2012

SATMA Awards 2012 winners announced
SATMA Awards 2012 winners announced

The South African Traditional Music Achievement (SATMA) Awards winners for 2012 have been announced. The Awards were launched in 2005 to promote, preserve, uplift, develop, stage multicultural exchanges, honour and award traditional musicians across racial and ethnic background.

30 Oct 2012

2012 Nedbank Golf Challenge players in the field announced
2012 Nedbank Golf Challenge players in the field announced

At a press event on 18 October, the names of the 12 players in the field who will participate in this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge was announced. The event, hosted by Matthew Pearce, took place at The Venue, Green Park and was broadcast live on SuperSport Blitz.

Issued by GL events Oasys 29 Oct 2012

Oliewenhuis Art Museum hosts last Loerie exhibition of the year
Oliewenhuis Art Museum hosts last Loerie exhibition of the year

The Oliewenhuis Art Museum, in Bloemfontein, will host the final stage of the Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition from today, 29 October to 2 November 2012.

29 Oct 2012

Stan Katz opens MTN Radio Awards 2013 launch
Stan Katz opens MTN Radio Awards 2013 launch

At the MTN Radio Awards 2013 launch, held in Sandton on 23 October 2012, Stan Katz reportedly got the radio community and advertisers buzzing with his keynote speech by saying that advertisers do not buy radio.

25 Oct 2012

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