Chris Weylandt
#BODJHB: Chris Weylandt on the basics of retail

In the afternoon on day two of the Johannesburg version of Business of Design, Chris Weylandt, founder and CEO of Weylandts, the contemporary furniture and d├ęcor chain store, explained his tactics to competing or rather leading in the retail game.

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

All the winners of the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017.
Sikuvile Awards 2017: Recognising the soldiers of the truth

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalist of the Year 2017, says he received death threats as well as bribes when he was working on the story that earned him the Award.

By Danette Breitenbach 3 days ago

Pictured from left to right: Adam Davis, Brian DiLorenzo and Bruce Bildsten, all Geisel Productions, and Michael Jobst, BMW of NA. Photo credit: Margarita Corporan/Margarita Corporan Photography, courtesy of The One Club for Creativity.
Winners of One Screen Short Film Festival announced

One Screen Short Film Festival, the premiere short film festival that unites the film and advertising worlds, announced 2017 winners at its annual awards and screening held on Wednesday, 18 October 2017, at the Sunshine Cinema in New York.

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The night's big winners - Journalist of the year, Sipho Masondo of City Press; SA story of the Year, Suzanne Venter of Rapport; Upcoming/Rising Star of the Year, Botshilo Maake of City Press; and Lifetime achiever, Juby Mayet.
All the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners!

The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners have been announced, with Investigative Journalism category winner, Suzanne Venter from Rapport winning the SA Story of the Year for Life Esidimeni and City Press' Sipho Masondo crowned Journalist of the Year. Masondo was also a finalist in the Investigative Journalism category for Watergate.

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Starting up the Girl Boss Hustle with Akro Capital

Janine Basel, CEO of Akro Capital, shares how the phenomenon of very few female entrepreneurs approaching them for funding led to the formation of their Girl Boss Hustle events.

By Leigh Andrews 19 Oct 2017

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group.
#BODJHB: A disconnect between business and purpose

Trevyn McGowan, co-founder of Business of Design and the Guild Group, opened day one of Business of Design in Johannesburg this morning, 18 October, reflecting on the past year, which has been an extraordinary year for them with new ventures and a massive amount of hiring in a short space of time.

By Jessica Tennant 19 Oct 2017

Last year's Journalist of the Year, Siphe Macanda of the Daily Dispatch.
Sikuvile Awards set to honour top journalists

In just two days, on Thursday, 19 October, the winners of the Sikuvile Journalism Awards will be announced at The Venue Greenpark also known as Johannesburg World Trade Centre in Sandton, Gauteng. The day of the Awards marks exactly 40 years after the banning of The World newspaper by the Apartheid regime and the detention of its editor Percy Qoboza.

18 Oct 2017

The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands
The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands

Stokvels are huge business, but most companies are still not responding to this informal banking sector. Find out how your brand can be part of the Stokvel value.

Issued by Knowledge Resources 17 Oct 2017

Elizabeth Elfenbein (Health & Wellness jury chairman), partner/chief creative officer of The Bloc USA.
Finalists for 2017 Global Awards announced

The Global Awards grand jury shortlisted 154 entries this year submitted from 22 countries worldwide. Entries achieving shortlist status will be judged by the 2017 Pharma (Rx) and Health and Wellness executive juries in a live session in New York City to determine trophy winners. The 2017 award-winning entries will be announced at the Global Awards ceremonies on Thursday, 16 November in New York City and Sydney, Australia.

17 Oct 2017

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of the current physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Oct 2017

Scan Display's solution to Cape Town water shortages
Scan Display's solution to Cape Town water shortages

Cape Town's population has grown by 55% since 1995, while dam storage has only grown by 15% in the same period, reports the news agency, GroundUp. So while Cape Town has previously experienced lower levels of rainfall compared to the past two years, the pressure the city is under to supply water is greater than ever before. Add to this the likelihood that climate change is impacting rainfall patterns, and increased water scarcity is most likely going to be the new normal in this region.

Issued by Scan Display 16 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts
#EntrepreneurMonth: Handcrafting bespoke luxury experiences across Africa with the Holts

Concepts Collection creates unforgettable luxury experiences - be it in the shape of a destination wedding, corporate event, group incentives, private celebrations or the ultimate in African holiday adventures. We chat to Founder and Managing Director Christina Holt and Group CEO Richard Holt to find out how it all started and what it takes to run one of the leading luxury brands in SA.

By Cari Coetzee 16 Oct 2017

Francisco Condorelli, director of Ciclope.
Local industry leaders invited to sit on international film festival's jury

Ciclope, a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on the 26 - 27 October in Berlin, Germany.

16 Oct 2017