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This year's entries for the annual Prism Awards, being announced on 19 April 2015, again attracted record entries, particularly in the Launch of a New Product, Service or Category. The judges will have to evaluate 213 entries across 37 categories...

2 Mar 2015 15:36

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Flashback to 2010. Naspers is still a majority shareholder in Mxit, at this stage Africa's largest social network and instant messaging client with 27-million registered users...

By Stuart Thomas 2 Mar 2015 15:07

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I get it. I do. You're there to teach me life lessons. To circumvent my natural complacency. To provoke pre-emptiveness. So, this letter is to thank you...

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By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2015 12:13

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Over the duration of a three-day conference and accompanying EXPO event, Design Indaba has become known as the platform for the showcasing of the best contemporary examples of made things...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 12:00

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2 Mar 2015 11:56

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The 2015 Design Indaba provided fertile ground for even the most ardent fashionistas and Afrophiles. In this context both topics took on a new importance...

By Terry Levin 2 Mar 2015 11:36

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On the second day of the Design Indaba 2015 conference, KLM's director of communications and corporate identity, Frank Houben, and designer Hella Jongerius spoke through the recent KLM business class redesign...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2015 11:13

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2 Mar 2015 08:35

[Design Indaba 2015] The language of William Kentridge
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World renowned South African artist William Kentridge presented his performance piece "Refuse the Hour" at the City Hall in Cape Town on 26 & 27 February 2015 as part of the annual Design Indaba week...

By Megan Holt 2 Mar 2015 08:15

[Design Indaba 2015] The selfie shapes monolithic fashion
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"... Me and the beach, me and my food, me and my shoes, me and my boyfriend, me and Li taking lots of selfies." - Li Edelkoort

By Jessica Taylor 2 Mar 2015 08:00

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
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PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

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If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

[Design Indaba 2015] Woolworths offers a taste of its design passion
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While it's long had a passion for creativity, Kate Fordyce, Head Agency: Woolworths Marketing tells us exclusively how Woolworths has put design front and centre...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2015 13:18

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Launched on 26 February, the 20-minute 'One Rand Man' documentary, will now be made available to schools, as well as financial advisers who want to educate their clients.

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Speakers on day one of the 2015 Design Indaba conference said to look sideways in collaboration and backwards to past design for a successful future...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2015 12:12

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Key questions in SME Survey 2015 are, 'how well are SMEs coping with technology and what mechanisms are they using?'...

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As video evolves, there are incredible opportunities in leveraging that content as a communications tool to help guide the customer or buyer's journey through the entire business life-cycle...

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On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Koo Govender and Jaco Van Zyl...

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E-commerce - a way to share the market while protecting market share
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African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of goods, and researching where one can purchase products or services...

27 Feb 2015 11:12

[Design Indaba 2015] Reinventing the wheel and other stories
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As the 20th annual Design Indaba Conference gets underway at Cape Town's CTICC, Terry Levin unpacks some of the infinitely inspiring insights presented by the world's leading global thinkers, doers and change-makers.

By Terry Levin 27 Feb 2015 10:15

Digital agency demand increases, but SA needs to meet international best practice
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This year's inaugural IAB Digital Summit highlighted the rapid advances made by digital agencies in South Africa, but underlined that they need to conform more to international standards and industry best practices...

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