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.
The launch of the 2017 Good Food & Wine Show was held in true foodie fashion at the Table Bay Hotel. Attendants were treated to Black Insomnia Coffee and a sugar-flower pressing demonstration in which they helped to decorate the rainbow cake they later munched down, all while being introduced to this year's delectable line up.
Friday, 12 May saw the One Club's creative week come to an end, where winners were announced at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. South African representatives received six bronze, one silver, and one gold pencil and were also crowned ‘best of discipline' for radio in addition to receiving 10 merit awards.
This year also saw the return of the Penta Pencil, which was launched last year to recognise the best, most creative partnerships between client and agency spanning at least five years....