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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 Authors will also have the opportunity to pitch their unpublished manuscripts to editors...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 document.write('' + bRev('az.oc.puosenots;46#&latsyrc') +...

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...

EFF stages TNA business breakfast walkout

EFF members walked out of a New Age breakfast briefing after they were excluded from a discussion panel, which it says it was invited to join, reports Mail & Guardian. Go to 'Hoodwinked' EFF walks out of TNA business breakfast for more....

Mail & Guardian lunch with editor Chris Roper

A reminder about the lunch with Chris Roper, editor-in-chief of The Mail & Guardian on Tuesday, May 20 at Sappi in Braamfontein as he talks about Print vs Online. Please click here for more information about the event and to buy tickets....

How to win a Loerie workshop in Joburg

The annual 'How to win a Loerie' workshop will be held at Vega School of Brand Leadership, Randburg on 15 May 2014 from 5.30-7.30pm where Andrew Human, Loeries CEO, will give tips on preparing entries, show examples of previous winning work, explain the judging process and criteria, and provide an...

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...

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