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Union Buildings celebration for Freedom Day

On Sunday 27 April 2014, to celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy, President Zuma will address the nation at the free Freedom Day celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. He will also bestow National Orders on citizens and individuals from the rest of the world who made an exceptional...

Hilary Biller wins 2014 UJ's Golden Circle Alumnus Award

The University of Johannesburg has awarded Sunday Times Food Weekly editor, Hilary Biller, the 2014 School of Tourism and Hospitality (STH) Golden Circle Alumnus Award. The award recognises future-fit leaders and their contributions to the tourism and hospitality sector. Biller has been writing...

Whisky Live Showroom offers House of Walker sampling

The Whisky Live Showroom, taking place at Durban's Suncoast Casino Sunzone from 25-26 April 2014, offers guests the opportunity to sample some of the world's rarest and most sought-after whiskies from the House of Walker, while meeting the stars of the industry. Innovative cuisine and a range of...

Mystery Ghost Bus changes ticket seller

The Mystery Ghost Bus, which runs in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, has moved its ticket provider to Quicket. The next tours are in Johannesburg and Pretoria on 26 April and in Cape Town on 17 May 2014. The tours, for private and corporate groups of 30 or more people, offer 'Pub & Grub'...

Unilever's chairman to address Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Unilever's chairman, Peter Cowan, will address the annual dinner of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 24 April. "It is fitting that he should be our guest," said chamber president, Akash Singh, "considering that Unilever is one of nine companies to be featured at the dinner, which have...

Entry date for Rising Star Awards extended to end of April

The Rising Star Awards, a programme looking to identify young business people (aged 28-40) who are making a difference to the country, has extended its closing date for 2014 entries to 30 April, due to a high response from prospective entrants. Says Laura Barker, MD of BlackBark Productions, "Due to...

AMASA pub quiz in Cape Town

The annual AMASA pub quiz will be held at Jou Ma Se Comedy Club, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on 16 April 2014 at 5pm. The quiz ends around 8.30pm and a comedy show with Kurt Schoonraad follows. This is the main fundraising event for the AMASA Bursary Fund, which awards a deserving candidate the...

The Winners: Daily Maverick's Election Edition of The Gathering

We received many entries that merited being winners, but we could select just the five, and they are: Susanne Venter, Mashapa Abram Ramalepe, Mamash Ngwenya, Riedwan Vally, and Senzo N. Dhlomo. You will be notified shortly via email with details of how to attend the event. But even if you weren't a...

PR Net: Chris Roper, M&G editor on online vs print

Chris Roper made the shift from online editor of Mail & Guardian to editor in chief. He will speak to PR-Net about how news gathering and editing has changed and, in particular, if and how his thinking has morphed in this new position. Our venue for this lunch session is Sappi's Braamfontein...

Win five free tickets: Watch editors grill politicians... and others

In a special edition of the Daily Maverick's Election Edition of The Gathering, top politicians Zille, Gigaba, Ramphele; top trade unionists Vavi, Jim, and more - including the ANC's biggest pain, Thuli Madonsela - will be grilled by Daily Maverick and eNCA editors. And you can be there... Find more...

Call for papers: SA Innovation Summit

We are calling on innovation managers, inventors, entrepreneurs, funders and policy makers and all the wonderful contributors who accelerate innovation to make this the best SA Innovation Summit yet! The Call for Papers invites academics and practitioners to submit abstracts for papers and...

Delay in transmission of MTN Radio Awards finalists announcement

The MTN Radio Awards finalists were to be announced live on YouTube at 10am this morning, which was recorded yesterday, but has been delayed. Follow the twitter stream (@mtnradioawards) and or the Facebook page (MTN Radio Awards) as the finalists will be announced on this platform as soon as it's up...

The recipe for a successful corporate event

At Otto de Jager events we mean business when it comes to corporate events. To insure that we deliver an event true to a client's brand we immerse ourselves in their corporate culture and identify and understand as much about them and their product as we can. We believe in using the following tried...

Deadline extensions for Apex Awards

ACA member agencies and their clients can still enter the 2014 Apex Awards as deadline extensions have been granted as follows:• Deadline extension to noon - 13 March 2014 • Last minute entry deadline noon - 17 March 2013Penalty fees will be levied for entries submitted on the...

The first Loeries Africa Roadshow kicks off in March

For the first time, the Loeries will be hosting a series of events in key cities across the continent: Harare, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos, Nairobi and Accra. The programme will include excerpts from the Loeries Seminar, winning work from the region, as well as key information on entering the Loeries...

Votes still open for 'My Station Award' in MTN Radio Awards

Voting is still open for 'My Station Award' in MTN Radio Awards, with one voter winning two tickets to the Awards gala event on 12 April 2014, a smartphone with R500 airtime and a trip to a destination in Florida US, with three night's accommodation and return flights sponsored by Delta Air Lines....

Winning Ways opens next week

Tony Koenderman's Winning Ways' conference takes place in Johannesburg on 25 February 2014, giving the advertising industry the opportunity to hear from a panel of experts who know how to create winning advertising and address the risks the industry currently faces. Speakers include Graham...

2014 Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry deadline extended

The Print and Digital Media South Africa (PDMSA) has announced that the 2014 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards entry submission deadline has been extended to Friday, 21 February 2014. For competition details and to access the press kit, visit www.pdmsa.org.za or contact Malesedi on...

ABN Productions appoints new head

From January 2014, Alexander Leibner is the new head of events company, ABN Productions. The company starts the year with a Brand SA 'Thought Leadership Breakfast', ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, setting the tone for further premium events in 2014. Leibner has more than...

Successful concert marks 6th anniversary of Capricorn FM

Celebrating its sixth year in broadcasting, Capricorn FM held a successful music concert on 23 November 2013, featuring Hugh Masekela, Oliver Mtukudzi, Thandiswa Mazwai, Donald, Khuli Chana, Dr Malinga, Dr Thomas Chauke with other performers and bands performing at the Polokwane Rugby Grounds. Over...

Get your Bookmarks tickets

South Africa's 'digital Oscars' - which serve to recognise and reward excellence in digital - will be held this Thursday at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. The Bookmarks this year promises an exciting show with some awesome live entertainment in store, a silent auction for an art piece created...

KZN Women in Business celebrates 18 successful years

KZN Women in Business (KZNWIB) celebrates eighteen successful years this October, making it the longest-standing businesswomen's organisation in KZN. KZNWIB is proud to act as a support structure for many women in a variety of business sectors from small business owners to corporate CEOs. "It...

Enter the Social and Digital Media Awards

The closing date for submissions for The New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards, that will be taking place on 26 November at the Sandton Convention Centre, is 10 October. There's still time to enter - so do it... For more information and the entry form visit www.lavello.co.za/awards or call...

Creative experiment #1: A great logo takes time

Twelve designers took up the challenge at Actuate, local award winning internal marketing and communications agency, when they hosted a Logo Jam in July. An invitation was sent out to would-be clients who, for R10*, got to brief in a logo and return one hour later to view the final...

Magna Carta CEO on PR in Africa

Vincent Magwenya, CEO at Magna Carta, will speak to PR-Net about The State of PR in Africa. Magna Carta is a recent winner of The Holmes Report's African PR Agency title and Vincent believes that public relations, although still in its infancy in many African countries, is assuming new...

Pica Awards extends early bird entry date

The 2013 MPASA Pica Awards have extended the early bird entry date to 29 August. PICA project manager Melony Boucher has been overwhelmed by the number of calls from editors, publishers and businesses managers alike, all requesting an extension to the early bird deadline. For the latest update,...

Logo Jam at Actuate this weekend

Actuate will be hosting a Logo Jam on Saturday 27 July between 08h30 and 12h00 at the Actuate Offices,106, Parktown Quarter, Parktown North. Enjoy an hour long session with a top graphic designer who will create a bespoke logo for you, your company, your small business, your neighbour, your cat...a...

New Cape Town station has presenter nominated in Huisgenoot Tempo Awards

Keeping the new Cape Town radio station Smile 90.4FM in the public eye, its evening presenter, Tracey Lange has been nominated for Presenter of the Year for her work on the television show Bravo! in the 2013 Huisgenoot Tempo Awards. Her supporters can vote for her online at...

SAFREA member scoops silver at Tabbie Awards

The 2013 Tabbie* Awards, which featured nearly 500 entries, with nominations coming from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Lebanon, Singapore and South Africa, saw Miriam Mannak, a SAFREA** member, win a Silver for Leadership magazine. The story, 'Sleeping with their enemy?' had...

Enter dumb ways to braai, add to brand ditty

Boomtown's Tim Jones, Jedd McNeilage and Gary Welch have created 'Dumb Ways to Braai', a competition to raise brand awareness for Marina Sea Salt. As a spoof of the popular 'Dumb Ways to Die', it wishes to find South Africa's dumbest ways to braai stories. The competition runs until 31 July, with...

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