DStv subscription fees to increase again
DStv subscription fees to increase again

In other African countries, such as Kenya, Zambia, Uganda or Ghana, MultiChoice has lowered DStv fees over the last few months.

By Jason Snyman 2 days ago

Dr William Mapham.
Image © Christopher Larson/Scott Gorman.
#Designindaba2018: SA's crowd-sourced solution for a global problem

It's always a pleasure to see a South African take the stage at Design Indaba. So, when Dr William Mapham, an ophthalmologist hailing from the Eastern Cape, who conceived the Vula app whilst working at the Vula Emehlo Eye Clinic in rural Swaziland and experiencing first-hand the difficulties faced by rural health workers in need of specialist advice spoke on Day 2, you could only feel the pride... and his talk was so inspiring, it brought tears to many in the audience and received a standing ovation!

By Sue Disler 3 days ago

Nando's and M&C Saatchi Abel are on a mission to put autocorrect in its place as they invite South Africans to #rightmyname
Nando's and M&C Saatchi Abel are on a mission to put autocorrect in its place as they invite South Africans to #rightmyname

In their quest to highlight typically South African challenges, Nando's, together with its advertising agency M&C Saatchi Abel, has launched #rightmyname in continued effort to contribute to the broader dialogue of South Africa.

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 3 days ago

34° has the right mix for 2018
34° has the right mix for 2018

At 34° we feel exceptionally prepared for the year ahead. Our creative offering has grown thanks to a host of new senior hires that answer the channel-neutral, solutions-based needs of our growing client portfolio.

Issued by 34° 3 days ago

Sunu Gonera. Filmaker. Storyteller.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'This is Africa's moment'

The Design Indaba stage was a cathartic moment for the first speaker of day one, Zimbabwean-born filmmaker, Sunu Gonera, who told Bizcommunity.com that it was a "coming of age moment" for him to tell his own story to his peers and have it well received.

By Louise Marsland 21 Feb 2018

PoPI Act could kill more than just spam
PoPI Act could kill more than just spam

The long-awaited Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act regulations were published last year in September. They don't say much, but what they do say spells more than just sleepless nights for direct marketers. If accepted as is, these regulations have the potential to send direct marketing in SA back to the stone age.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 21 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'
#DesignIndaba2018: 'Best conference in the world'

The 23rd Design Indaba conference, taking place at the Artscape from 21 to 23 February 2018, kicked off with a reminder not to film proceedings and to keep phones on silent. Tweeting, Facebook check-ins and Instagram tagging were allowed - clearly, as it's all about sharing the inspiration.

By Leigh Andrews 21 Feb 2018

Screengrabs from the ads.
#OrchidsandOnions: Real appeal for real people is how Kia's Sportage rolls... but who let Sanral's strange Valentine's Day road map out in public?

Advertising has sometimes been described as the art of enticing people into buying things they don't need and they can't afford. In the car business, especially, it is often dreams which are being sold... sadly, those sort of dreams which can get people into big financial trouble eventually.

By Brendan Seery 20 Feb 2018

#Newsmaker: Esther Hoogstad steers Spree's customer journey
#Newsmaker: Esther Hoogstad steers Spree's customer journey

Newly appointed as head of customer interaction and marketing at Spree, Esther Hoogstad will be taking charge of the online retailer's end to end customer experience. Thriving in customer-centric roles, Dutch-born Hoogstad was responsible for shaping the omnichannel strategy for Nike Direct in Europe by bringing offline and online retail together into a seamless consumer journey across the different touchpoints.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Feb 2018

The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans
The smart strategy behind Tourism Australia's 'Croc Dundee' Super Bowl pitch to the Americans

Tourism Australia has resurrected Crocodile Dundee in a new Super Bowl commercial that has already reached hundreds of millions on the day and through social media. Some may have cringed at ad reinforcing stereotypes about Australians as hospitable bush-dwellers, but this is actually a good strategy.

By John Sinclair 20 Feb 2018

H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings
H&M and Woolworths score top marks in customer centricity rankings

With economic conditions in South Africa likely to remain weak, the apparel retail industry growth forecast for 2018 is muted. In addition, the entrance of international brands has added further challenge for local incumbents.

19 Feb 2018

Splash, Department of Water and Sanitation mascot. © screenshot, @DWS_RSA via Twitter.
South Africa's #SaveWater mascot Splash is scarier than the drought

While the City of Cape Town is using apps, Twitter campaigns and Mmusi Maimane's bucket delegation skills to remind South Africans to save water, the nation's Department of Water and Sanitation is taking a - ahem - different approach.

By Andy Walker 19 Feb 2018

Why Black Panther is such a game-changer
Why Black Panther is such a game-changer

For a film industry enthusiast such as myself, I have never once come across a movie so intensely anticipated by folk outside of movie-going culture. I don't even think your cult classics such as the Star Wars franchise have sparked such interest in the general public across the globe.

By Lerato Serumula 19 Feb 2018