HICA announces best travel reporter

At the Hospitality Investment Conference Africa (HICA) yesterday, Monday 1 November 2010, Antoinette Slabbert, senior in-depth reporter at Sake 24, was announced as southern Africa's travel and tourism reporter of the year for her coverage on a number of issues affecting the hospitality industry in...

2 Nov 2010

SA goes to the movies in winter

Despite expectations, South African cinemas did not experience the dip in cinema attendances during the 2010 FIFA World Cup that other host countries have experienced, Ster-Kinekor reports. Although the record for the highest ever attendance in one day stays intact, the attendance figures for June...

3 Aug 2010

Enter world cup ads in Pendoring
Enter world cup ads in Pendoring

Ad agencies are encouraged to enter 2010 FIFA World Cup print, radio and TV ads for the Truly South African category for Pendoring awards which close for entries on 23 August 2010. Penalties apply to late entries. Go to www.pendoring.co.za for entry details and rules....

29 Jul 2010

Kids report on world cup, child safety
Kids report on world cup, child safety

With children on extended holidays for the duration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, there were concerns that the sporting event brought with it new threats and risks, in terms of children's safety. Children from Saxonwold and Naturena Primary Schools in Johannesburg attended a children's press...

27 Jul 2010

Soccer idol hands out prizes
Soccer idol hands out prizes

click to enlargeSport24 ran a competition in which its readers could not only win a spot at an exclusive event to hear stories from England's most capped footballer, former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton, but also to receive two Club World Tickets to London, sponsored by British Airways. The Cape...

20 Jul 2010

All the World Cup research agrees, great viewing figures
All the World Cup research agrees, great viewing figures

Several key research houses have produced viewership stats for the semi-final and final games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and all agree that, as 11 million South Africans sat down to watch the final of Africa's first World Cup on television, they were joined by millions of fans around the world....

16 Jul 2010

Feedback from South Africa to Brazil on FIFA World Cup

The Africa Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is hosting a special feedback session, where top industry experts will be sharing their lessons learned from the 2010 FIFA World Cup on Friday, 16 July 2010, at the Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurion, Johannesburg,...

15 Jul 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup wrap-up press conference

The wrap-up press conference for 2010 FIFA World Cup will take place on Monday, 12 July 2010, at 1pm in the Bill Gallagher Room, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, for accredited and non-accredited media, who must register by 2pm on 10 July to attend. FIFA president Sepp Blatter, chairman of...

9 Jul 2010

Soweto Carnival still celebrates Brazil
Soweto Carnival still celebrates Brazil

click to enlargeTomorrow's Soweto Carnival will still have the spirit of the Samba Kings when the Brazilian Express of Art joins the festivities with the African arts masters on Friday 9 July 2010. The parade leaves from Maponya Mall at 12h00 noon and makes its way via Mohloka Street, joining...

8 Jul 2010

World cup songs move position

In week 3 of 2010 FIFA World Cup, the World Cup songs have K'Naan's Wavin' Flag topping the charts over Freshly Ground's Waka-Waka, according to Afstereo's AirCheck report which monitors 30 radio stations and 6 TV stations. The next four in descending order are Kick It Up - Don Clarke, Sign of a...

6 Jul 2010

Find the Makarapa

Tune in to the final leg of the Chase The Makarapa at 11pm on SuperSport 3 to see how our eight international Makarapa Chasers are doing as they make their way back to Johannesburg via Kimberley to take in the Final. Or catch them on www.supersport.co.za/makarapa or the repeats at 6.30am, 9.30am and...

6 Jul 2010

Jozi bids farewell to Ghana
Jozi bids farewell to Ghana

click to enlargeJOHANNESBURG: Fans gathered on Sunday afternoon, 4 July 2010, at the fan zone of Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa, to say "congratulations, goodbye, and come again", to the Black Stars of Ghana. The South African Minister of Sport, Hon Ref Makhenkesi Stofile, lauded the...

5 Jul 2010

Towering brands at Cape Town airport
Towering brands at Cape Town airport

click to enlargeFour large "towers" at Cape Town International airport were put up at short notice by Oasis Outdoor Media for Outdoor Exchange's client Hyundai (an official partner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup) 10 days before the opening game. The towers, which dominate the skyline, will continue to...

2 Jul 2010

Nando's latest: a message to France
Nando's latest: a message to France

click to enlargeThe latest 2010 FIFA World Cup message from Nando's, "proud restaurant to Bafana Bafana", this time addressed to France......

22 Jun 2010

Nando's: keeping visitors in high spirits
Nando's: keeping visitors in high spirits

click to enlargeLast week it was a free meal to the Mexicans if they lost; this week, Nando's is offering a free can of Coke ("no, not that kind of Coke") to all Uruguayan players and their fans with any Nando's meal purchased, if they lose to Bafana Bafana tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 June 2010......

15 Jun 2010

Free Nando's for Mexico - if they lose
Free Nando's for Mexico - if they lose

click to enlargeNando's is offering the Mexican football team and their supporters a free lunch if they lose the opening game against South Africa this Friday, 11 June 2010. The cheeky restaurant chain is running adverts this week that address the Mexican team, saying that "Most foreigners think...

9 Jun 2010

Zinto team at fan parks
Zinto team at fan parks

click to enlargeIn the run up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Zinto Marketing Group's entertainers have been travelling the country in a specially designed FIFA gig rig, imported from Germany, to hype up the crowds and set the scene for the upcoming games. The group will provide live entertainment at...

1 Jun 2010

AMASA June 2010 forum on 2010 FIFA World Cup, ad industry
AMASA June 2010 forum on 2010 FIFA World Cup, ad industry

AMASA will present its June 2010 forum at the JSE Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 2 June 2010, at 4pm for members and interested parties. The joint MD of The MediaShop Sandton, Chris Botha, will discuss the influence the 2010 FIFA World Cup has had and will have on the advertising industry as a...

31 May 2010

NWU donates computers to local SAFA
NWU donates computers to local SAFA

click to enlargeToday, Thursday 27 May 2010, the Northwest University (NWU) - Potchefstroom Campus donated computers to four South African football regions and one local football association in the province to assist in grassroots development of local structures. It is the university's intention to...

27 May 2010

Sasfin exchanges rates for shirt
Sasfin exchanges rates for shirt

click to enlargeSasfin has added a motorway attraction in addition to its daily forex rates, a 'Good Luck' shirt, over one of its head office buildings that face onto the M1 motorway - opposite Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. This support for the national soccer team Bafana Bafana may draw more...

14 May 2010

FIFA media briefing in Zurich

Media wishing to attend a press conference in Zürich at 11am on Friday, 23 April 2010, where FIFA president Joseph S Blatter will discuss the forthcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, should email gro.afif@aidembRev('brev-ed5770be-c206-4227-9f25-d3ada02e2d31',...

8 Apr 2010

Brazil revs up the Fairway, Oz in a lodge
Brazil revs up the Fairway, Oz in a lodge

“The Fairway Hotel & Spa is the place that comes closest to what the Brazilian team is accustomed to having. Therefore it is the ideal location that gives us comfort and privacy,” said Dunga, the Brazilian coach. He was commenting on the choice of the newest hotel in the Guvon Hotels & Spas chain,...

5 Mar 2010

Public warned: There are no FIFA lotteries
Public warned: There are no FIFA lotteries

FIFA strongly advises the public to treat any correspondence concerning lottery draws, tenders or competitions with suspicion and extreme caution and urges people not to provide any personal or financial details if requested to do so. This correspondence has no connection with or authorisation from...

2 Mar 2010

Update on FIFA media briefing on security
Update on FIFA media briefing on security

FIFA president Joseph S Blatter will now also take part in the media press conference on Friday, 5 March 2010, where various representatives will present findings from the 2010 FIFA World Cup security workshop that will be held 4-5 March at FIFA in Zurich. Media are again reminded that to request...

1 Mar 2010

2010 travellers greeted by super-sized ads
2010 travellers greeted by super-sized ads

click to enlarge"The Cape Town International Airport domestic arrivals corridor site is made up of 10 large wall paper applications measuring roughly 196m² which run parallel to the length of the two corridor walls and gives advertisers exposure to an estimated 270 000 LSM 7-10 domestic passengers...

16 Feb 2010

2010: fourth ticket sales phase starts today
2010: fourth ticket sales phase starts today

The fourth ticket sales phase will kick off today, Tuesday, 9 February 2010, at 1pm South African time (12pm Central European Time). This phase will run for 58 days until 7 April 2010. Tickets will be allocated on a “first come, first served, subject to availability” basis. Applications can be made...

9 Feb 2010

FIFA Zakumi road show in Sandton

Sandton City Shopping Centre will host Zakumi, the official 2010 mascot, 16-17 January 2010 as part of his road trip around the country. In addition, fully trained agents will assist fans with the ticketing process, before the ticket sales close on 22 January, dancers will teach visitors how to do...

8 Jan 2010

Calculate your fan experience

An Excel spreadsheet, prepared by Shine 2010, an FNB social media platform, offers fans the opportunity to calculate the cost of following Bafana Bafana around South Africa during the World Cup. It focuses on what it would cost a real soccer fan to be part of the 2010 experience and may be useful...

11 Dec 2009

Cape Town capitalises on World Cup

As the Final Draw gets closer, Cape Town is using the opportunity to market itself nationally and globally. International media, VIPS, current and former footballers from all over the world will be converging on the city over the next few days and the city is working hard to ensure that the media...

3 Dec 2009

Flux Trend Review out now

The third edition of Flux Trend Review, edited by Dion Chang, is out now at a price of R195. Entitled The State We're In, it tracks the ripple effects of the global economic meltdown, the consumer revolution that has been sparked off as a result, the technology that has provided the tools for...

6 Nov 2009

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