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Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC
Three candidates on shortlist to take over top job at SABC

Three candidates have been shortlisted to fill the vacancy for CEO of the SABC. The appointment of a permanent CEO will be crucial for the stabilisation of the public broadcaster.

By Bekezela Phakathi 22 Oct 2014 08:28

NEWSWATCH: Too bold or not bald enough?
NEWSWATCH: Too bold or not bald enough?

In its latest issue, YOU Magazine roped in local celebrities to join its cancer awareness campaign. The celebs' pictures were edited so that they appeared bald. The campaign is reported to have sparked mixed reactions from the public, with many cancer patients and survivors feeling outraged.

21 Oct 2014 12:00

Director addresses Dookoom video backlash
Director addresses Dookoom video backlash

Since its release, Dookoom's music video for Larney Jou Poes has sparked all sorts of controversy. Afriforum has gone as far as laying a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission citing both song and video as hate speech inciting violence.

By Ruth Cooper & Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2014 11:47

Salary Review reveals 20% increase in IT salaries - CareerJunction
Salary Review reveals 20% increase in IT salaries

This is just one of many interesting findings revealed by one of SA's leading job boards, CareerJunction, in their most recent Salary Review. The report, compiled by online labour market indicator, the CareerJunction Index (CJI), shows a 20% increase in salary offerings among managerial IT staff since the end of 2013. According to the CJI, this is most likely as a result of a steady and considerable increase in labour demand within the IT industry during 2014.

Issued by CareerJunction 17 Oct 2014 09:35

Ten of the best: SA's Top Employers announced - Top Employers Institute
Ten of the best: SA's Top Employers announced

The Top Employers Institute has identified the ten top companies in South Africa that are going the extra mile for their people.

Issued by Top Employers Institute 15 Oct 2014 09:44

Hot 91.9FM turns up the heat on Joburg's community radio offering
Hot 91.9FM turns up the heat on Joburg's community radio offering

The saddest moment of my youth? When Sasha Martinengo and Ian F, AKA the best radio team ever, disbanded. Imagine my excitement at hearing they'll be back together soon...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Oct 2014 08:37

Danette Breitenbach
It's coming... The Internet of Things

One of the biggest shifts since the start of the internet is coming, actually it is already happening. The Internet of Things is, and should be, the most hyped subject at the moment.

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Oct 2014 08:54

How to use social CRM to simplify your business and increase sales
How to use social CRM to simplify your business and increase sales

Managing customer relationships is something that many businesses struggle with and can be a hindrance to long-term success. This can be especially problematic when dealing with a huge customer base where individuals can easily get lost in the mix.

By James White 9 Oct 2014 07:37

Why you shouldn't bombard your audience with the same message on multiple platforms
Why you shouldn't bombard your audience with the same message on multiple platforms

If you've been merrily copy-pasting the same bland marketing message across all the social media platforms you've signed your brand up to, as it's the best way to reach all potential customers', read this quickly, before you do more damage.

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2014 08:00

Kalahari and Takealot become one
Kalahari and Takealot become one

Two of South Africa's leading online shopping sites, Kalahari.com and Takealot.com today announced that they are merging their operations.

7 Oct 2014 10:16

Two of Ireland/Davenport's Loerie wins withdrawn
Two of Ireland/Davenport's Loerie wins withdrawn

Two Loeries Award entries submitted by Ireland/Davenport that went on to receive awards have been withdrawn by the Loeries.

7 Oct 2014 09:44

Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know
Digital marketing's social media and SEO - What you need to know

Digital marketing is an indispensable part of most brands' marketing mix today. This is reflected in South African digital marketing expenditure, which according to PwC's research, will reach R3.7bn in 2017. PwC also predicts that search marketing will remain the primary digital advertising format going into 2017.

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Oct 2014 08:42

When brands troll brands
When brands troll brands

Today I have to thank the internet for my weekly trends column. It produced a veritable fruit salad of social media memes this week: apples and bananas specifically. And much merriment was had by all, including relevant brands.

By Louise Marsland 29 Sep 2014 13:26