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BCSA Brand Barometer out for industry participation
BCSA Brand Barometer out for industry participation

The Brand Council of South Africa (BCSA) has launched its first BCSA Brand Barometer, sending surveys to opinion leaders across the spectrum of business, government, education, media, branding and communications. Results are expected in early 2013.

30 Nov 2012 07:50

Times Media launches academy for print industry training
Times Media launches academy for print industry training

Times Media Academy will launch in January 2013, with its first training module aimed at strengthening skills in the understanding of the print industry. Times Media will cover the full costs of hosting course applicants from tertiary institutions and creative agencies who wish to strengthen the quality of print work they deliver.

30 Nov 2012 07:34

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
Missing link between skills development, increased performance

Skills development is still a major focus in South Africa. Businesses are incentivised to implement clearly defined skills development programmes. Although businesses can see almost immediate benefits through tax and skills levy rebates and better B-BBEE scores; are these programmes positively affecting the performance of employees and the organisations they work for?

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 20 Nov 2012 09:37

IRP global reporting grants open to non-US media professionals
IRP global reporting grants open to non-US media professionals

The International Reporting Project (IRP) has announced that applications are now being accepted for two new kinds of global reporting grants in 2013. For the first time in its history, each of these two new fellowship programs will be open to non-US media professionals as well as to US citizens.

19 Nov 2012 07:52

TSiBA Eden gets a perfect 10 - TSiBA Education
TSiBA Eden gets a perfect 10

Ten TSiBA Eden students were recently interviewed for an amazing training programme venture between Unilever and Smollans. Each and every one of the students made it onto the programme.

Issued by TSiBA Education 15 Nov 2012 11:22

Safeguarding creations of the mind

More intellectual property is being generated in emerging economies, yet thought leaders in these areas are not as adept at protecting it as their developed world counterparts.

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 14 Nov 2012 10:44

Digital Marketing Institute partners with Vega School
Digital Marketing Institute partners with Vega School

The Irish-based Digital Marketing Institute announced a new partnership with Vega School of Brand Leadership to train over 3000 students in digital marketing in South Africa next year. The Institute forecasts that the South African market will generate revenues in excess of €3 million for the company by 2015.

14 Nov 2012 09:42

James Hurford
The secret of good writing

Most people think good writing flows easily and effortlessly on first draft. Nothing could be further from the truth. Harry Shaw said: "There is no such thing as good writing. There is only good rewriting."

By James Hurford 14 Nov 2012 06:45

Wedding industry partnership supports PinkDrive

The Wedding Expo has joined forces with PinkDrive to provide free clinical breast cancer tests at its 2013 shows, and to promote the Pink Bride competition, which helps spread breast cancer awareness and education.

Issued by The Wedding Group 13 Nov 2012 09:50

JIP goes online, offering access to Afrikaans youth
JIP goes online, offering access to Afrikaans youth

JIP, considered the authority on popular culture, local music and the latest 'cool' in South Africa for Afrikaans youth, has a new online presence. The youth supplement, part of Beeld and Die Burger, reportedly has a readership of over one million.

12 Nov 2012 09:39

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.

Making sense of the choices - one tip at a time...

Finding your way in the murky waters of career choices can be an intimidating, not to mention confusing task. And while some individuals may have a clear vision of what they want to be and achieve in life, for the majority, they have only the vaguest idea of what direction they want to head in.

Issued by Boston College 9 Nov 2012 09:47

Jumpstart your future with a bursary from Boston City Campus

Applications for students wishing to apply for bursaries at Boston City Campus are now open, so don't miss out the opportunity to join the thousands of Boston graduates around the world who are now in successful careers!

Issued by Boston College 8 Nov 2012 10:18

Douglas Kruger
Why years of presentations hasn't improved your delivery

Why don't people get better at public speaking just by speaking in public? Well, it's the same reason golfers don't get better just by playing golf. But both could make giant strides if they just understood how talent actually works. It is understandable, it is systemised, and it can be replicated. I'd like to show you how...

By Douglas Kruger 8 Nov 2012 05:28

Student Goldpack Awards 2012 - BMi Research
Student Goldpack Awards 2012

Aneesah Fulut was awarded IPSA's Student Gold Pack Award for the best research project in the packaging category. BMi Research, one of South Africa's leading research houses, sponsored the award, which included a R500 cash prize. The Student Gold Pack awards took place at the Inanda Club in Sandton on 18 October.

Issued by BMi Research 6 Nov 2012 11:45

New university short course deals with challenges of modern PR environment

The University of Cape Town, together with online education company, GetSmarter, recently launched the University of Cape Town Public Relations online short course that aims to equip professionals in the field of public relations with the skills required to utilise both traditional and new media tools.

Issued by Get Smarter 6 Nov 2012 10:47

RMB-supported BASA Intern programme open for applications - Business and Arts South Africa
RMB-supported BASA Intern programme open for applications

Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the 2013 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB). The programme is designed to allow a new graduate the chance to immerse him or herself in all aspects of arts administration.

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 31 Oct 2012 10:12

More HR and training professionals impressed with this year's HRD Expo
More HR and training professionals impressed with this year's HRD Expo

Hailed as Africa's top meeting place for human resources, education and training, The Star HRD Expo 2012 opened its doors and rolled out the red carpet to the industry and public at large, from 9 to 11 October, at The Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

Issued by IIR BV SA 30 Oct 2012 11:38

Sarah Leftwich
The importance of integrated employee engagement

Effective integrated employee engagement (IEE) is about understanding your audience, targeting the message and maximising the media. In other words, with every brief you take, you need to understand exactly who you are talking to. Always communicate a single-minded message, broken down where appropriate, to the different audiences within an organisation.

By Sarah Leftwich 28 Oct 2012 13:41

Launch of OS-agnostic digital textbook publishing platform
Launch of OS-agnostic digital textbook publishing platform

According to Eish Digital, partners of Yudu Education, the global system is the first digital textbook publishing platform that enables educational publishers to seamlessly digitise, optimise and deliver multimedia textbooks for access on tablet, laptop and desktop computer.

23 Oct 2012 11:23

Marion Scher
Keep up with your clients' needs

25 years ago I was one of the main freelance writers for one of South Africa's leading women's magazines. Each year we would get together and discuss how the magazine should change the following year. What did our readers want to read about next year?

By Marion Scher 23 Oct 2012 06:36

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).

21 Oct 2012 10:00

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 19 Oct 2012 15:38

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 19 Oct 2012 10:56

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.

19 Oct 2012 10:24

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 19 Oct 2012 08:16

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.

18 Oct 2012 12:26

Reputation comes from trust unbroken

Reputation and trust have become the most important resources for the longevity of a business. Businesses should endeavour to maintain trust and build positive reputations.

By Gordon Cook, Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 Oct 2012 11:04

AMASA annual bash ready for partygoers
AMASA annual bash ready for partygoers

The annual fundraiser for AMASA will take place on 25 October 2012 at Thatchers in Lonehill, Johannesburg. Styled as a Shebeen evening, the funds are raised to support the Annual Learnership Programme (ALP).

17 Oct 2012 10:20

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