Facebook hosted 40 of South Africa's top advertising students at a Durban Passions Instagram Hack, which was held at the Facebook Creative Hub. The hack was centred around Instagram and stories and the students had to use a mobile device in quick, creative ways to connect with passions via Instagram.
Comedian Chris Forrest and celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood have paired their respective expertise for a new live cooking show titled Don't Burn Your Sausage. The show will be held at the Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace from 22-24 September 2017.
The Association for Communication and Advertising along with the Provantage Media Group and Mindshare South Africa successfully hosted the 2017 Apex masterclass and awards ceremony at The Pavillion at the Sandton Convention Centre on 6 July 2017.
To mark 14 years since its unveiling, the Cape Town International Convention Centre made a donation of R70,000 to its five Western Cape-based community partners; Ikhaya le Themba, Abalimi Bezekhaya, the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, Journey of Enrichment, and Mothers Unite.
The African Odyssey business summit, in partnership with Carol Bouwer productions, took place on the 16 June. It included a panel discussion with influential business women such as Khanyi Dhlomo (CEO Ndalo Media), June Ambrose (American Celebrity Stylist), Elelwane Mpatlane (EDCON's General Manager of Transformation) and Anina Malherbe-Lan (Founder of VIVIDLUXURY).
Saturday, 24 June 2017 saw the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards announced at Tiso Blackstar Group's new office venue at the Hill on Empire in Parktown, Johannesburg. Each winner received a R100,000 prize from the Sunday Times for their contribution to South African literature.
Facebook recently lifted the curtain to its brand new African office in Johannesburg. As part of its Artists in Residency programme, Facebook enlisted the help of three local artists (Cameron Platter, Hlengiwe Dube, and Lyndi Sales) in creating the office's artwork.