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[NewsMaker:] Evans Manyonga
[NewsMaker:] Evans Manyonga

There's a new editor in town to take note of as he'll be heading up one of the most important business magazines in the world here in South Africa the launch of Fast Company South Africa with its first issue due out in October.

By Louise Marsland 20 Aug 2014 10:54

DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC
DA 'shames' Motsoeneng, SABC

NEWSWATCH: The Democratic Alliance's court bid to have SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng dismissed 'shames' him and the SABC, according to his lawyer, reports BD Live. Other reports follow...

20 Aug 2014 07:15

DA's bid to oust Motsoeneng in court today
DA's bid to oust Motsoeneng in court today

The Democratic Alliance's action to have the SABC's COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng dismissed from his position begins in court today. (video)

By Staff Reporter 19 Aug 2014 10:07

South African PR practitioners can learn a lot from international PR professionals
South African PR practitioners can learn a lot from international PR professionals

Public relations in South Africa has not reached its full potential when we compare the industry to international standards...

By Thabiso Dlamini 19 Aug 2014 06:10

Checkers' new 'Inflation' ad proving popular
Checkers' new 'Inflation' ad proving popular

To create an ad showing how Checker's had kept its food inflation rates below those of South Africa's official food inflation rate, its advertising agency, Ninety9Cents, came up with the idea of a stubborn bulldog to represent the idea. (video)

18 Aug 2014 09:46

Please Call Me - the call that came too late
Please Call Me - the call that came too late

A matter which has sparked much debate over the years is that of the Vodacom Please Call Me case, in which former Vodacom employee, Nkosana Makate, sued the mobile telecommunications company for remuneration in respect of the Please Call Me concept.

By Janine Hollesen 18 Aug 2014 09:24

ABCs Q2: Print under pressure
ABCs Q2: Print under pressure

Labour issues and a sluggish growth in the economy continue to put pressure on print publications, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa Q2 2014 report.

18 Aug 2014 08:45

Anton Harber
A saga in three chapters

This is a tale in three chapters of behind-the-scenes newsroom intrigue and backstabbing. It will tell you something about journalism in this country and the state of one of our flagship newsrooms at the Sunday Times. I am not sure exactly what it will tell you, but I will leave it up to you to decide.

By Anton Harber 18 Aug 2014 05:35

Chris Moerdyk
The awesome power of an apology

It is a window of opportunity that has opened up for perhaps just a few years but it is going to take the mass media, marketing strategists, ad agencies, and clients with titanium balls to really make the best of it.

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Aug 2014 06:45

New ad campaign for Wonga draws on reality
New ad campaign for Wonga draws on reality

Wonga.com SA, replacing the CGI characters of Frans, Noelene and Felicia, has launched a new multi-channel advertising campaign, inspired by real South African scenarios.

14 Aug 2014 09:05

Presidency and M&G in court again
Presidency and M&G in court again

The five-year court battle between the Mail & Guardian and the Presidency over access to a report on the controversial 2002 election in Zimbabwe will be back at the Supreme Court of Appeal next month.

By Franny Rabkin 14 Aug 2014 08:17

Hungry Lion's integrated campaign roars with success
Hungry Lion's integrated campaign roars with success

Hungry Lion's first integrated campaign, 'Lucky Bucket', has reportedly resulted in a 37% increase in overall brand engagement and double digit sales growth in four weeks...

14 Aug 2014 08:10

Sid Peimer
The five faux pas of new business pitching

When pitching for new business, we tend to act differently. It is quite acceptable to 'be on your best behaviour' when starting a new relationship. It requires some restraint and a degree of bravado, but to the extent that the latter does not cross the line into absurdity. Here are five common errors when pitching for new business.

By Sid Peimer 14 Aug 2014 05:47