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

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Ravi Naidoo
[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 5 hours ago

Big change needed in the agency world
Big change needed in the agency world

Advertising agencies thought process since their inception has to be to create the right message for a client. Then to locate and plan a media campaign to reach the target audience. This is great but the thinking needs to change...

By Gordon Barker 7 hours ago

Nominations open for 702, Nedbank Business Accelerator
Nominations open for 702, Nedbank Business Accelerator

The 702 Business Accelerator with Nedbank campaign opens today Monday 22 October 2012, as it profiles the first in a series of 30 business entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

Chicken wings spark heated court flap
Chicken wings spark heated court flap

Millionaire George Sombono has no intention of relinquishing his crown as South Africa's fried-chicken king. The Chicken Licken tycoon, who has generated over R823m from the sale of 37.8 million hot wings, has lodged an application in the High Court in Durban to stop fast-food owner Grant Harvey using the term "shisa wings" on his signage and menus.

Pensioner fed up with inept SABC
Pensioner fed up with inept SABC

Where Arthur Saunders finds injustice and inefficiency, he fights it. So it's little surprise he waged a 16-month battle against the SABC over TV licence fees. Sadly, it was a contest he could not hope to win. In July, the browbeaten 71-year-old finally gave in to the public broadcaster's payment demand. The alternative was blacklisting. Well, at least that is what he was told.

By Megan Power

Sunday Times: How the SABC lied to us
Sunday Times: How the SABC lied to us

Paying your TV licence may be "the right thing to do", but for eight years the SABC has been lying to us, according to the Sunday Times.

By Megan Power

Govt, Sanef commit to closer ties
Govt, Sanef commit to closer ties

Government and the South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) have resolved to work closely together for the good of the country. The two parties held their annual meeting on Friday and Saturday in Magaliesburg.

New degrees acknowledge technological gaps in skills
New degrees acknowledge technological gaps in skills

College Campus has launched three new bachelor degrees to fill the technological gap in skills in South Africa. These are Bachelor of Commerce in Digital Marketing (B.Com DM), Bachelor of Information Technology in Business Systems (B.IT) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B.BA).

Rolf Akermann
Is media marketing still in the dark ages?

Is it me, or do other people also question why media focus on their content in their pay-off lines, positionings and/or slogans?

By Rolf Akermann

2012 Wits Language School EPD Certificate Ceremony - Wits Language School
2012 Wits Language School EPD Certificate Ceremony

A cool summer's evening and a celebratory atmosphere greeted the English for Professional Development (EPD) students as they arrived for the annual EPD Certificate Ceremony on the 18th of October 2012.

Issued by Wits Language School

Call for arts organisations to be part of upcoming BASA Boardbank event - Business and Arts South Africa
Call for arts organisations to be part of upcoming BASA Boardbank event

Business and Arts South Africa is inviting arts organisations in need of board members to apply to be part of the upcoming BASA Boardbank event.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa

New site for Township TV opens in KwaZulu-Natal
New site for Township TV opens in KwaZulu-Natal

The 22nd site of Township TV has been erected in Ezakheni Park in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal. The sites have become 'fan parks' 365 days a year, as kids and adults continue to enjoy the free entertainment in a safe, secure environment.

The Captain's Gate Crash
The Captain's Gate Crash

It probably comes as no surprise, but, as usual, Captain Morgan has been on top form, successfully sparking parties port, starboard and centre. In his most recent escapade, he travelled to Thailand to gate crash the Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot.

Issued by Urbian

24.com receives top digital publishing recognition with Bookmarks nominations

On Wednesday evening the Bookmarks Committee announced the 2012 nominees at an event at 15 on Orange in Cape Town. 24.com's cutting-edge publishing excellence resulted in 10 submissions making the grade.

Issued by 24.com

CSA handles media communication for Fashion Week Africa
CSA handles media communication for Fashion Week Africa

African Fashion International (AFI) has appointed Communication Services Africa to handle media communication for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa from 24-28 October 2012 at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

CS Forum workshops to cover topical content and web design issues

The upcoming international Content Strategy Forum in Cape Town will include four practical half-day workshops, in addition to the main two-day conference, which will all be led by global content strategy and design experts, including Twitter's product designer, Cennydd Bowles, and Razorfish's experience director, Rachel Lovinger.

Issued by August Sun

Lima Bean launches New Sportsmans Warehouse e-commerce website - Lima Bean
Lima Bean launches New Sportsmans Warehouse e-commerce website

Lima Bean recently launched the all-new Sportsmans Warehouse e-commerce website. The process involved a complete re-design, with a strong focus on bettering the overall user-experience (UX) and website navigation.

Issued by Lima Bean

UP marketing research programme sponsored by GfK

GfK (Growth from Knowledge), the fourth largest marketing research company in the world with its head office in Nuremberg in Germany, is sponsoring a new programme in business and marketing research at the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. GfK is represented in more than 100 countries worldwide.

The SpaceStation network ranks top with mobi-site users - The SpaceStation
The SpaceStation network ranks top with mobi-site users

The latest Effective Measure stats show that m.news24.com and mobi.supersport.com are the top two performing mobi-sites in South Africa. Both sites are exclusively represented by digital media sales house, The SpaceStation who also provide the service to Sport24 and Channel24 - which came in fifth and sixth place in the top 10 mobi sites respectively.

Issued by The SpaceStation

Targeting the youth with your digital marketing campaign - Digital Fire
Targeting the youth with your digital marketing campaign

Brands who wish to target youth need to launch campaigns that are fun, modern and dynamic. Digital marketing provides brands with the ideal mediums through which to connect with today's youth by targeting them in the space they spend the absolute majority of their time - immersed in online or mobile activities.

Issued by Digital Fire

Winning design of trolley for recycling
Winning design of trolley for recycling

This year's Student Design Competition, in which entrants had to design the most innovative and practical trolley that could be pulled behind a bicycle for the collection of recyclables, was won by Reando Potgieter, Anthony Wilcox and Balungile Mahlangu from Tshwane University of Technology, who submitted a group entry.

Today is Media Freedom Day
Today is Media Freedom Day

Today South Africa marks the 35th anniversary of constitutionally guaranteed media freedom, freedom of expression, the right to communication and access to information.

Clifton Shores now airing in the US
Clifton Shores now airing in the US

Clifton Shores, the unscripted drama series created by SA entrepreneur Quinton van der Burgh, has gone global and premiered in the United States last weekend on TV Guide Network. Van der Burgh has just returned home after attending the US launch in Los Angeles.

Jacaranda FM wins diamond awards
Jacaranda FM wins diamond awards

During the PMR.africa City of Tshwane Leaders and Achievers Awards Breakfast, held at the Pretoria Sheraton earlier this week, Jacaranda FM received two diamond awards for entertainment and news.

Dear Apostrophe (A Love Letter)
Dear Apostrophe (A Love Letter)

You and I have come a long way together. We began our collaboration some 25 years ago, when you'd regularly forgive my crayoned abuse of your good nature. Then, we became allies: just you and me, against the world, using permanent marker to 'correct' the punctuation on signs proclaiming Ladies Room.

By Tiffany Markman

The SABC will never learn
The SABC will never learn

The story of the SABC is haunting. I've been contemplating writing this article for weeks now. I just did not know where to start. Having consulted friends and colleagues, I have eventually relented. I thought I should perhaps start the story from the SABC of the late Zwelakhe Sisulu.

By Benedicta Dube

Anthea Lackay is the new Creative Future Scholarship beneficiary
Anthea Lackay is the new Creative Future Scholarship beneficiary

The Loerie Creative Future Scholarship has been awarded to Anthea Lackay, a Grade 12 learner from the Good Hope Seminary High School in the Western Cape. She formally received her scholarship, a three-year BA degree in Creative Brand Communication at the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town, in front of her fellow students and teachers at her school this week.

Africa's first content strategy conference takes place next week

From 24 to 26 October content strategists from around the world will gather in Cape Town for the third annual Content Strategy Forum. If your work involves content, communications, marketing, digital strategy or user experience design, then you should be rushing to get your ticket.

Issued by August Sun

Doom stomps into outdoors
Doom stomps into outdoors

A new outdoor campaign has brought to life the power of Doom in the form of a billboard made entirely of shoes. The idea is that people have different ways of killing bugs; some use rolled up newspaper, some scream and call their better halves, and some use shoes.

Trudon CSI unveil digital learning environment at Kwena Molapo High School - Trudon
Trudon CSI unveil digital learning environment at Kwena Molapo High School

Trudon Corporate Social Investment (CSI) has unveiled a sponsorship of a digital innovation centre at Kwena Molapo High School. The school is the first such school of this nature to be equipped with a digital learning environment. Going forward, Trudon CSI will implement this model as and when it adopts other disadvantaged secondary schools.

Issued by Trudon

New offices for Glasshouse - Glasshouse Mobile Editing Solutions
New offices for Glasshouse

With a bumper year behind them, Glasshouse has found it necessary to expand their offices yet again. Now boasting two comfortable edit suites and a production office all in one, their workflow is even more streamlined and as a result they have been busier than ever.

Issued by Glasshouse Mobile Editing Solutions

Media Freedom Day

It is thirty-five years on from 19 October 1977, and South Africa, as it marks National Media Freedom Day, is celebrating constitutionally guaranteed media freedom, freedom of expression, right to communication and access to information.

Issued by MDDA

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