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My Business Expo opens in Durban this week

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) seventh My Business Expo is back in Durban at the Durban Exhibition Centre on Thursday 4 June 2015. The Expo incorporates Business Start-up Expo, Access to Finance Indaba - New to South Africa and My Business Seminars. The latter is an experience where top...

Register to network at SAITEX
Register to network at SAITEX

Those wanting to register for business networking opportunities at SAITEX can do so now, as delegate registration has opened on the show's convenient online business matchmaking facility, available on the web and via a new mobile/networking app, enabling visitors and exhibitors to pre-arrange...

Haffajee to address 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

The 10th Annual Women's Leadership Conference will take place at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rosebank, on 19-20 March 2015. Keynote speaker Ferial Haffajee, Editor-in-Chief of City Press and all-round 'shaker-upper', will open this year's conference. Haffajee will focus on "The Media - what challenges does...

CLIO Healthcare Awards open for entries

NEW YORK CITY, US: The CLIO Healthcare Awards are open for entries. The CLIO Healthcare Awards is an extension of The CLIO Awards, one of the world's most recognised awards competitions for advertising, design and communications. Over the last several years, healthcare has become one of the most...

Talk on ethical leadership at Cape Town Press Club/Big Issue

The next guest speaker at the Cape Town Press Club/Big Issue breakfast series is Rhoda Kadalie, the human rights activist and executive director of the Impumelelo Social Innovation Centre, a NPO that identifies, rewards and champions creative South Africa solutions to the country's problems. She...

International Networking event in Cape Town

The Entrepreneur Club Cape Town will be hosting an international networking event offering a panel of dignitaries, ambassadors, consuls as well as local and international business owners. The event will unlock international opportunities for members and networking partners. The event takes place on...

Series of seminars for businesswomen

As part of its annual congress, the SA Council for Business Women (SACBW) is hosting a series of seminars, starting on 20 February 2015 at Forever Hotel in Centurion. Under the theme, 'Women leading the way', Dineshrie Pillay will talk about your contract with yourself, Dr Peter Tobin will discuss...

ASAIB Annual Conference 2015 call for papers

The ASAIB 2015 Award for best index and/or bibliography published during 2014 will be made at the conference taking place on 21 and 22 May at Willows Country Lodge in Pretoria. R800 per person per day including conference attendance, conference pack, coffee/tea and refreshments, lunches, and...

Okuhle Media takes homes Western Cape entrepreneurship award

Women-owned TV production and Media Company, Okuhle Media was this week recognised as the Western Cape's most deserving entrepreneurs in the Established business category of the Premiers Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 20 November 2014 at the Cape...

Diarise February for KDay 2015 in Cape Town

The next KDay musical festival will be held on 28 February 2015 at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town. Sponsored by KFM and MTN, acts so far include Micasa, Prime Circle, DJ Kent, Beatenberg, Elvis Blue, Goodluck, Jimmy Nevis, Lloyd Cele, Matthew Mole, with more to come. Tickets are priced from...

South African to head up ICCA

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) elected Nina Freysen-Pretorius, owner of South African-based The Conference Company, as its new president. ICCA represents the main specialists in organising, transporting and accommodating international meetings and events and...

Workshop on how competitive African Nation brands contribute

Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Angolan Embassy and the Department of International Relations & Cooperation, will host a consultative workshop, 'Active Citizenship in Building Competitive African Nation Brands', on Friday 31 October 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg...

First conference for Romance Writers of South Africa

Romance Writers of South Africa will hold its first conference on 25-26 October 2014 in Melrose, Johannesburg. The speakers will feature guest speakers, panel discussions, writing workshops and a gala dinner. Authors will also have the opportunity to pitch their unpublished manuscripts to editors...

Entry date for Assegai Awards extended

The entry date for 2014 Assegai Awards is extended to Tuesday 23 September 2014. The Assegai Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday 6 November at the Museum of African Design, Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg. For more information, go to www.assegaiawards.co.za....

Learning from Cannes Lions breakfast features SA judges

The 'Learning from Cannes Lions' breakfast, featuring South African Cannes Lions judges, Brett Morris (Outdoor), Marina O'Kelley (Radio) and Kirk Gainsford (Film), will take place on 2 October at 8:30am at Ster-Kinekor Cedar Square in Johannesburg and livestreamed to Ster-Kinekor Cavendish in Cape...

Tickets still available for MOST Awards

There are still tickets left for the 2014 MOST Awards, at the Linder Auditorium on 4 September and the organisers wish to exceed last year's total of 800 tickets. To buy tickets, call Crystal +27 (0) 11 447 7241 or email az.oc.puosenots@latsyrcbRev('brev-c8e83a89-1acb-45f0-a4cf-d1a73fe7da7b',...

Getaway Show comes to Gauteng this week
Getaway Show comes to Gauteng this week

The Gauteng Getaway Show, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans, opens at the Coca-Cola Dome from 29-31 August 2014, with over 400 travel, outdoor and adventure brands under one roof. As in previous years, the stands will offer up the latest in interactive exhibits and experiential technology - from...

Amanda Reekie of ovatoyou and ImagineNATION Alliance to speak at PR-Net

Following the success of ovatoyou's mobile study of SA bloggers, Amanda Reekie, founding director of ovatoyou and ImagineNATION Alliance, speaks to PR-Net on Tuesday, 19 August about how the PR industry can use affordable mobile research platforms to test shifts in sentiment and reputation and, more...

brandhouse at Soweto Whisky Live Showroom

At the annual FNB Whisky Live Showroom in Soweto from 15-17 August 2014, the brandhouse whisky portfolio will offer 17 brands. Brandon Weaver, marketing manager on reserve spirits, says, "This year we decided to showcase 17 brands and we are hoping that guests will walk away with more whisky...

MOST tickets still available

Tickets for this year's MOST awards, scheduled for 4 September at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown Johannesburg, are still available. Tickets are priced at R300 each for 1 to 3 tickets (to encourage smaller companies and individuals to attend), R450 each for groups of 4 to 10 and R400 for groups of...

Perfect Solutions finalist in Maverick Awards

Perfect Solutions was one of the finalists of the inaugural Under 35 Maverick Awards, which showcases a new generation of young and innovative entrepreneurs who make valuable contributions to the South African economy The company was represented at the event by MD, Darren Barnes, who has headed...

Tickets for Most Awards now open

Ticket sales for the Most Awards, being held on 4 September 2014 at the Linder Auditorium, Parktown Johannesburg, are now open. Tickets are R300 each for 1-3 tickets, R450 each for groups of 4-10, and R400 for groups of more than 10. This year's theme is retro-box office and guests will be...

Still time to enter Loeries - deadline 31 July

You still have until 31 July to prove just how successful your work was. The Loeries Effective Creativity Award, now in its second year, is the first award in our region to formally recognise the value that creativity adds to business results. Because Loerie entries can flight right up to the...

Voting for MOST awards closes 30 June

Voting for the 2014 MOST Awards, which celebrate service excellence in the media owner and media agency sector, closes on 30 June 2014. There is still time to beat last year's record of 6432, go to www.themediaonline.co.za and click on the blinking sheep vote button or on the animated leaping sheep...

What's on: #SpeakSocial

Social media is not just about posting information on social networks and hoping for the best. Managing your social networks in business requires strategic understanding, content planning and research, and #SpeakSocial is a course that will teach you exactly how to attain this. The professional team...

Last chance to get to Markex 2014

The show that's attracted thousands of visitors to Sandton Convention Centre in its first two days closes at 5pm today so there's still time to get there to be inspired, to source, see, listen and - by all accounts - marvel at the innovations on show. Today is your very last chance to stock up on...

Still time to book for PR-Net

You can still book for this Thursday's Gauteng session with Mike Sharman. The venue is the All Suite on Fourteenth. Please follow this link. The date and format for our Cape Town meeting discussing PR Fees on Tuesday, June 24 has changes. As we won't have dinner the meeting will start at 5:30pm....

Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity - Late entries

As the advertising and creative sectors count down the days to the prestigious annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in some of the categories those who haven't submitted their entry may still have an opportunity to do so. To find out if you still have time contact...

Few weeks left to enter Entrepreneur of the Year 2014
Few weeks left to enter Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

The 2014 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year competition closes for entries on 16 June 2014. The free competition is open to entrepreneurs from all industries and for businesses of any sizes. Categories for the competition include Emerging Entrepreneur, Small Business Entrepreneur,...

Annual trend forecast from Dave Nemeth in July

The annual trend forecast for 2015/2016, entitled 'Creative Disruption', will be presented by one of the country's leading design & retail trend forecasters, Dave Nemeth at Gallagher Convention Centre on 10 July 2014 at 9am. Nemeth writes for leading publications and is often interviewed on both...

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