Mugg & Bean's fictitious history: lying or marketing?

A reader, Ingrid Lotze, recently learnt that Mugg & Bean's history is all fictitious. 2 Nov 2010

What did you think of the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony?

From the giant dung beetle puppet to the Silver Falcons, from praise singing to the map of Africa made of large sheets of coloured cloth, the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony took place on Friday, 11 June 2010, at Soweto's calabash, Soccer Stadium. 14 Jun 2010

How do you rate the 2010 FIFA Kick-off Concert?

The 2010 FIFA World Cup got off to a sizzling start in South Africa as thousands at the kick-off concert rocked the Orlando Stadium in Soweto last night, Thursday, 10 June 2010, ahead of today's kick-off . 11 Jun 2010

What do you think of the 2010 Loeries theme?

The Loeries 2010 Call for Entries campaign launched yesterday, Monday, 15 March 2010. 16 Mar 2010

Does FIFA need to make more changes to its ticketing system?

While FIFA announced on Friday, 15 January 2010, that it has introduced a second participating member associations (PMAs) sales phase, is this going to be enough? 18 Jan 2010

What do you think of the new international marketing logo for South Africa?

South Africa will now use one logo to market the country, following Cabinet's approval of a new international marketing logo. 6 Nov 2009

Is a 1% SABC tax fair?

Will TV licences become a thing of the past? There are murmurings of a 1% increase in our taxes to make up the shortfall in the SABC's revenues but our taxes are already high, and there is no guarantee that every taxpayer owns a TV or radio - don't forget the licence covers radio as well. 2 Nov 2009

Which has been the best Loeries venue so far?

Gambler's paradise, 'die klein dorpie by the see' or 'die groot dorpie by the see'? Let us know - we're all eyes, ears and egos! 27 Sep 2009

How have you been affected by the Eskom tariff increase?

The effects of the Eskom electricity hike is rippling through the industry. 7 Sep 2009

What should happen to the SABC employee who caused the Survivor debacle?

It was all hands-on-deck for the three-hour Survivor finale last night, as fans across South Africa tuned in to watch the final plays and last minute wheeling and dealing from the contestants to see who would be crowned the winner of Survivor China. 1 Sep 2009

Is District 9 good for Brand South Africa?

District 9 - the sci-fi blockbuster filmed in South Africa, produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Johannesburg-born Neill Blomkamp - began screening nationwide in South Africa on Friday, 28 August 2009. 31 Aug 2009

YFM ‘white DJ search': successful marketing campaign or not?

In a move which attracted much controversy in early June 2009, YFM said it "fervently believed in affirmative action" and rejected "tokenism" and was looking for a "hot white boy" to add to its lineup, offering a 12-month DJ contract to the winner. 3 Aug 2009

Will hotel greed kill SA's tourism brand beyond 2010?

Today Dr Nikolaus Eberl asks if hotel greed will kill South Africa's tourism brand beyond 2010 and wonders whether SA will take the high road - using 2010 as a foundation on which to build tourism in the future, or the low road, which will virtually guarantee that the industry will be hammered. 6 Jul 2009

Should Government bail out the SABC?

The public broadcaster, which last financial year posted a deficit of close to R800 million, owes more than R40 million to various TV production houses, according to various media reports published over the weekend. 18 May 2009

Two Idols winners: fair or fiasco?

Both Sasha-Lee Davids and Jason Hartman were declared joint Idols winners in a press conference on Friday, 8 May 2009 by M-Net and FremantleMedia, the format owners of Idols. 11 May 2009

What do you think of the SABC board's announcements?

The SABC board today, Tuesday, 28 April 2009, made several major announcements: the contract of Snuki Zikalala, SABC head of news and current affairs, will not be renewed when it expires at the end of April 2009, several international news bureaux will be closed down and the number of board committees will be reduced. 28 Apr 2009

Is Twitter hitting the mainstream?

Do you know about/use Twitter or have you been hiding under a rock lately? It's becoming hard to miss, especially with Ashton Kutcher, the husband of Demi Moore, having just beaten CNN in the race to see who would reach one million followers first. Follow our assistant editor Simone Puterman at @SimoneBiz and get digital news headlines at @bizcomdigital. 20 Apr 2009

What do you think of the all-new Loerie awards theme and website?

Last week The Loerie Awards went live with its new website, along with the new theme for 2009 - “Feed your ego” - which is also featured prominently in the banner advertising on 23 Mar 2009

Have you got your tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

Tickets for the 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament went on sale on Friday, 20 February. 19 Feb 2009

What is your opinion of the biz09 trend reports?

Once again, has been running its annual series of trend reports for the new year since last week, with more to come this week as well. 20 Jan 2009

Will Good Hope Centre be a great venue for Loeries 2009?

The City of Cape Town is the new destination for The Loerie Awards 2009, and the site earmarked for the awards ceremony is the Good Hope Centre in the East City Precinct. 5 Dec 2008

Is Mkhondo the right man to be 2010 LOC chief communications officer?

Rich Mkhondo has been appointed as chief communications officer, replacing Tim Modise, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa (OC) announced on Friday, 28 November 2008. 1 Dec 2008

Is the SABC biased in its political media coverage?

The SABC has been accused of ignoring the ANC gatherings in favour of Shikota, a new splinter group recently established by the ruling party's dissidents, according to yesterday's (Sunday, 2 November 2008) edition of The Sunday Independent. 3 Nov 2008

Does 'sensitivity' ever enter into news coverage?

Last week, Talk Radio 702's playing of the control tower recordings after a light aircraft crashed, killing all on board, caused listeners to complain, saying the tapes shouldn't have been aired. 27 Oct 2008

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