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MARKETING & MEDIA

Grey Adventures rolls out to SA
Grey Adventures rolls out to SA

The Grey Group's Grey Adventures start-up incubator is now operational in its Johannesburg office as it continues to roll out across the global network. Here, an interview with Francois du Preez, chief digital officer at Grey Africa, to find out more about this open culture of collaboration from a local perspective...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

TOURISM

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The summer of your smile

Malta International Airport (MIA) has published its traffic results for June 2018. Passenger movements were up by 14.6% over the previous June. It proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that summer here is a thing.

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 1 day ago

RETAIL

#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"
#MobileCommerce: From search to checkout, the top 5 features likely to make your user tap "buy now"

Mobile, and increasingly apps, are core to the success of any retailer's strategy through all stages of the path to purchase or shopping customer's experience...

By Lynette Hundermark 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

What does the shuffling of the big guys mean for smaller agencies?
What does the shuffling of the big guys mean for smaller agencies?

The big players in the industry are making some major moves. But does this mean better opportunities for the smaller agencies?...

By Andrew Macfarlane 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy
Get high: Why Elgin's Cape Canopy tour is bucket list worthy

It's no small wonder why people head to the mountains to recharge. The clean air and refreshing sense of space are like natural remedies for a mind bogged down with city smog and strife...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metrics

In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

LIFESTYLE

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a charming sequel
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a charming sequel

Don't believe anything you hear or read about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, just trust your inbred Abba instincts and your fond memories of Mamma Mia. This charming sequel meets all expectations and more and delivers a sensational cinematic experience that hits all the right chords.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Meet the Maker: Pienaar and Son Distillery
Meet the Maker: Pienaar and Son Distillery

What do the erstwhile indie band- Ashtray Electric and my favourite juniper spirit have in common? Andre Pienaar of course!

By Samantha Snedorf 1 day ago

PROPERTY

Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market
Flat repo rate welcomed amidst slow economy and property market

We have welcomed the decision by the Reserve Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to retain the repo rate at the current level of 6.50%...

By Stuart Manning 1 day ago

PROPERTY

SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy
SA needs an injection of confidence to stimulate the economy

With inflation still within the target range, but with concerns following a round of fuel price increases and other potential inflationary impacts, the Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged...

By Dr Andrew Golding 1 day ago

FINANCE

Boris Dzhingarov
Predictions for the cryptocurrency market

Forecasters say that the cryptocurrency market is going to continue to boom over the next year, and valuations are expected to expand in huge ways...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Brands: taking centre stage at festivals
Brands: taking centre stage at festivals

Brands need to become part of the festival conversation, and grab opportunities to connect with revellers with both hands...

By Andrew Gibson 2 days ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

The social side of recruitment
The social side of recruitment

While technology has radically changed the face of recruitment and expanded access to the available talent pool, the core basics still remain...

By Shan Radcliffe 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Mamma Mia, Back to Burgundy and Life And Nothing More
#OnTheBigScreen: Mamma Mia, Back to Burgundy and Life And Nothing More

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Back to Burgundy and Life And Nothing More open at local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

PROPERTY

Ronald Ennik, founder and CEO of Ennik Estates
Has technology truly diminished the value of estate agents?

"Given the rise in technology, the value offering of real estate agents has fallen - as reflected in their compensation."

By Ronald Ennik 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Expect Western Cape drought to knock farm exports
Expect Western Cape drought to knock farm exports

With agriculture having its fair share of challenges, Wandile Sihlobo continues the discussion surrounding both domestic and regional developments with a closer look at agricultural trade performance...

By Wandile Sihlobo 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

What is PR really?
What is PR really?

PR is undoubtedly many things to many people. The focus of this article will look at what is PR to a small business owner, an independent artist and a marketing manager in a big corporate company...

By Thoriso Kolobe 2 days ago

TOURISM

The impact of technology and OTAs on the hospitality industry
The impact of technology and OTAs on the hospitality industry

"As industry players become more tech savvy, there needs to be a balance between technology and human interaction. It is necessary to keep up with competition and global trends which are stirring creativity and innovativeness."

By Josephine Wawira 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The digital landscape of South Africa
The digital landscape of South Africa

Ellen De Matos Silva shares her thoughts on the digital landscape of South Africa as well as the rise of e-commerce...

By Ellen De Matos Silva 2 days ago

LEGAL

HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists
HiiL announces Southern Africa Innovating Justice Challenge finalists

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the Southern African finalists for its annual Innovating Justice Challenge...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

ICT

Is software development 'by the business, for the business' the new IT?
Is software development 'by the business, for the business' the new IT?

In an era of digital transformation, why are so many business leaders still on the sidelines when it comes to driving the technology agenda of their organisations?

By Anton Cabral 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Enough plankton, and you sir, have a whale

It has been a couple of weeks of belief and varying degrees of success...

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

RETAIL

#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time
#MobileCommerce: The right product, to the right customer, at the right time

As Cape Union Mart Group's director of e-commerce, Amanda Herson has the mammoth task of ensuring a seamless online experience for some of South Africa's most loved retail brands...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

4 ways to get your customers to participate in your case study
4 ways to get your customers to participate in your case study

Most of the B2B marketers respond that "case study" is a goldmine for marketing. The age-old problem that every marketer faces, is getting the client stories from the customers. Here are four ways to get your customers to participate...

By Sri Varshini Kolavennu 17 Jul 2018

RETAIL

LG's InstaView fridge and TwinWash are models of efficiency
LG's InstaView fridge and TwinWash are models of efficiency

Home appliances have always been designed to make our lives easier. And as consumers become increasingly time-poor, the need for 'convenience' is driving more and more of our purchasing decisions...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: KFC makes a meal of it but Maroon 5's Three Little Words give me ad indigestion

One of the things to be thankful for about the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 (Trade Mark registered) is that it was not held here... if only for the fact we wouldn't have to put up with God-awful Budweiser beer...

By Brendan Seery 17 Jul 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Boris Dzhingarov
How to sell more products in 2018 using Instagram

Unlike its parent company, Facebook, Instagram doesn't allow direct links to shopping sites. That gives brands the ability to connect with millions of potential customers, but only a limited way to actually get these customers to a shopping page...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 17 Jul 2018

LIFESTYLE

Joy in Bread and Wine on Happy Valley Road
Joy in Bread and Wine on Happy Valley Road

A drive down Happy Valley Road in South Africa's wine town Franschhoek is bound to leave you smiling, writes Eugene Yiga.

By Eugene Yiga 17 Jul 2018

ICT

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Google's Gboard lets you type messages in Morse code

You can type in Morse code through Android's Gboard keyboard...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2018

ICT

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

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