Starting off with a moment of respect for the late former president of South Africa, the opening night of the Tin Soldier by Cape Town City Ballet was bound to be a wonderful experience. And that it was.
By Ilse van den Berg 19 Dec 2013 13:26
We all want to make our lives and businesses more sustainable, but the sad fact is that there is so much ignorance around topics such as greenhouse gases and global warming. This point was highlighted when I recently filled in the gaps of my own ignorance by attending a carbon footprint analysis course.
By Peter Townshend 19 Dec 2013 10:38
Most wills include a clause which states something along the following lines:
By Tiny Carroll 19 Dec 2013 10:22
Recent industry reports clearly show that online media platforms are growing rapidly more than traditional ones, but yet are not being taken seriously by advertisers and media buying agencies.
By Paul Scott 19 Dec 2013 10:17
Last week, Google announced the changes they've made to referencing and caching images. These changes came with no warning, leaving eMarketers little time to test how it will affect their campaigns.
By Warren Cornelius 19 Dec 2013 09:34
Divorce is often a bitter and costly exercise, and the last thing one wants is to go through the legal process only to be left with an unenforceable divorce order in so far as it relates to a share in pension interest.
By Lize de la Harpe 19 Dec 2013 09:17
It is a well-established principle of tax law to "pay-now-argue-later". In other words, the obligation to pay tax arises when an assessment is issued and it is not suspended by an objection or an appeal against such assessment. A taxpayer who pays the disputed tax, and has his appeal or objection upheld is entitled to interest from the date of payment of the disputed amount to the date on which such amount is refunded.
By Graeme Palmer 19 Dec 2013 07:23
Nugent AJA (as he then was) stated the following in the matter of Nestle (South Africa) (Pty) Limited vs Mars Inc 2001 (4)(SA) 542 (SCA):
By Jonathan Witts-Hewinson 19 Dec 2013 07:17
This year has been full of videos going viral, so here are some of the most viewed and most memorable of 2013. (videos)
By Beverley Klein 18 Dec 2013 10:27
NEWSWATCH: If you didn't read it, you should have...so here is Weaver's 'Madiba Moment', and while we're about it, we'll also take a look at how a silent protest against Alide Dasnois' dismissal as editor of the Cape Times, was hijacked. (video)
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 10:16
The exciting thing about the digital world is that it's ever-evolving... You never know who is going to come up with what next, and it's quite scary to look back and see how much innovation has taken place over the past decade. All I'm still waiting for is a self-driving car... (video)
By Ilse van den Berg 18 Dec 2013 09:50
As we approach the end of the year, we begin to reflect on the good, the bad and the ugly, and we look into how we can improve in the new year. With regards to advertising, Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials as chosen by the most important critic, they believe, the consumer.
By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Dec 2013 09:37
Everyone's sauntered off for the holidays and you're left at the office posing for selfies and trawling the web for entertainment. Don't waste all that extra bandwidth on Twerking for Dummies or Babies Taste Lemons, rather be inspired by Steve Jobs et al in some of the top-rated TED Talks on success. (video)
By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2013 09:26
Let's face it, we've just about wrapped up 2013 and we're ready to take some time out to spend with family and friends over the festive season, but that doesn't mean you have to turn a blind eye on the social media tools your business has been using - or should be using.
By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Dec 2013 09:16
This year truly has been the year of the app. With iPhone, Android and tablets becoming the gadgets of the future, apps have exploded onto the scene with pretty much everything you could ask for.
By Beverley Klein 18 Dec 2013 08:23
Media is not as simple as it was. We all know and understand this. What is less understood is how the decline of traditional media and the uptake of "new" media is causing havoc with the measurement of media.
By Danette Breitenbach 18 Dec 2013 07:43
Depending on your industry sector, you may or may not be gearing up to an especially hectic year-end. But whatever the nature of your work, doing business during the festive season can be tricky.
By Kirsten Morgendaal 18 Dec 2013 06:54
The world of advertising is no stranger to adverts that those who commissioned and created them... wish they hadn't.
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:58
A light-hearted look at some of the biggest consumer tech failures in tech during 2013.
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:46
OK, each to their own, but some of these traditions might seem a bit weird...
By Rod Baker 17 Dec 2013 16:41
Time management is something that I often associate with that little red monkey-monster from the Chicken Licken ad. It creeps up on you from behind, and before you know it sits on your shoulder and demands your attention...
By Ilse van den Berg 17 Dec 2013 14:23
Public speaking truly is a daunting task for anyone, yet some people are just naturally good at it. If you're not one of these people, here are some tips to help give an impactful speech.
By Beverley Klein 17 Dec 2013 14:09
Michael Wood, co-founder and director of Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, looks back on 2013 to identify key learnings for brands.
By Michael Wood, Issued by Aperio 17 Dec 2013 12:09
Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.
By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48
It is just a fleeting moment of stunned surprise. The dawning realisation that the status quo has ineluctably changed and so too has any predictable future. (video)
By Ed Herbst 17 Dec 2013 08:11
Chief executives of oil and gas companies might not want to be reminded of this, but typically around 80% of their spend, personnel and HSE risk lie beyond their control, and in the hands of suppliers.
By Chris Bohill 17 Dec 2013 08:06
There are a gazillion books in my local business school library with the word 'strategic' or 'strategy' in the title.
By Sid Peimer 17 Dec 2013 06:46
In business we spend much of our time reading or writing. But no matter how experienced we are, few of us can write even half a page without agonising over how best to put our points across.
By James Hurford 17 Dec 2013 05:36
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is here and double wow! There's no greater gift for fans and lovers of cinema.
By Daniel Dercksen 13 Dec 2013 10:36
The importance of an internal communications network is difficult to overstate. Businesses require a comprehensive on-site infrastructure to function efficiently and improve productivity.
By Neal Bricker 13 Dec 2013 09:29
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