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Taking SA's documentary film talent global
Taking SA's documentary film talent global

Under the SA Indies trademark, Department of Trade and Industry and the Association for the Transformation of Film and Television have provided opportunities for black South African filmmakers to take their work around the world...

30 Jun 2015 14:33

[Orchids & Onions] Land Rover's legend has not deserted it
[Orchids & Onions] Land Rover's legend has not deserted it

Years ago, the late Anton Hammerl - then a photographer on The Sunday Independent - brought me a photo from a "rave" he'd been to at Verneukpan in the back of beyond in the Northern Cape...

By Brendan Seery 30 Jun 2015 14:00

Mix FM's Bish & Fish on the on-air passion mix
Mix FM's Bish & Fish on the on-air passion mix

Mix FM's new look Afternoon Drive show took to the airwaves on 1 June, with Steve Bishop and Elise Fish. The seasoned radio duo, known as Bish and Fish, are the only real-life couple on air in South Africa. Here, they share their career highlights, what it takes to stay together as a couple - both on air and in real life, and what we can look forward to from their new afternoon drive show on Mix FM...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jun 2015 14:00

Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office
Nunu Ntshingila to head up Facebook's first African office

Based in Melrose Arch, Facebook opened its first African office to further the company's commitment to help businesses connect with people. Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, will be the company's new Head of Africa.

30 Jun 2015 07:22

Communication perception and how it takes place
Communication perception and how it takes place

There are a number of steps that our minds go through between, say, an advertising message and the purchase of a product...

By Chris Brewer 29 Jun 2015 14:00

Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app
Win-win for brands and shoppers as SNAPnSAVE launches new mobile cash-back app

Good news! South Africans will be able to get cash back for doing their everyday shopping and simply snapping their till slip.

Issued by SNAPnSAVE 29 Jun 2015 09:47

Nothing fishy about Cannes Lions' Product Design Grand Prix winner, 'Lucky Iron Fish'
Nothing fishy about Cannes Lions' Product Design Grand Prix winner, 'Lucky Iron Fish'

Cannes Lions organisers have issued an official statement on the validity of this year's Product Design Grand Prix Winner, "Lucky Iron Fish" from Geometry Global Dubai and Memac Ogilvy MENA...

26 Jun 2015 20:37

When does a blogger become an influencer?
When does a blogger become an influencer?

Blogging on a significant scale, certainly in South Africa, is relatively new, generally poorly understood, ignored by many and definitely underrated in terms of its actual and potential influence in the world of mass communication.

By Kerry Botha 26 Jun 2015 13:33

[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump
[TrendTalk] Cannes, sex and Donald Trump

What did we laugh at before internet cats and other memes? For a fun month-end, school holidays Friday, here's what went viral this week: no cats, but there is sex and Donald Trump, although not in the same room...

By Louise Marsland 26 Jun 2015 11:34

Shattering the glass ceiling with Glass Lions and more
Shattering the glass ceiling with Glass Lions and more

There's no denying a glass ceiling exists in when it comes to creative directors globally, with many no longer batting an eyelid when the '3% stat' is bandies about. Katherine Glover copywriter at Joe Public agency and the only South African female as part of this year's 'See it, Be it' initiative', gives us an insider's view on what's being done to make amends...

By Ann Nurock 26 Jun 2015 08:26

Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes
Minister welcomes court ruling on set-top boxes

WALVIS BAY: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has welcomed the North Gauteng High Court's ruling to dismiss an application by etv over set-top box (STB) encryption...

25 Jun 2015 16:25

Destiny, in association with Old Mutual, releases its annual Good Schools Report - Ndalo Media
Destiny, in association with Old Mutual, releases its annual Good Schools Report

In the spirit of Mandela Month, we celebrate education this July in partnership with Old Mutual as we release our annual Good Schools Report. It was Madiba himself who said that it isn't beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to good education.

By Ndalo Medi, Issued by Ndalo Media 24 Jun 2015 10:12

[Orchids & Onions] Cheeky dog ad gives Cell C a leg up
[Orchids & Onions] Cheeky dog ad gives Cell C a leg up

At the risk of attracting ire from readers, I am going to stick my neck out and say the controversial new Cell C ad - apparently titled Screwed - is not only amusing but also works well from a marketing perspective...

By Brendan Seery 23 Jun 2015 14:00