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Sindy Peters

Sindy Peters

Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com
Location:South Africa
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Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is Group Head: Content at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at .
Addressing the national energy crisis
Addressing the national energy crisis

We can no longer depend solely on Eskom to meet our escalating energy needs, says WWF-SA, nor can we continue our heavy reliance on coal...

By Sindy Peters 20 Nov 2014 09:20

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014 12:38

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 Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2014 11:47

WWF-SASSI serves up sustainable seafood report
WWF-SASSI serves up sustainable seafood report

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation, the per capita consumption of fish per annum has nearly doubled in the last 50 years...

By Sindy Peters 15 Oct 2014 10:59

Ke nako! Shifting to a green economy
Ke nako! Shifting to a green economy

Ke nako (It's time) was the buzz phrase top of mind during the months preceding the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In 2014 this phrase once again rings true, but for a new zeitgeist: it's time for business to get on the green wave.

By Sindy Peters 7 Oct 2014 10:17

Loeries 2014: Less efficiency, more magic - PJ Pereira
Loeries 2014: Less efficiency, more magic - PJ Pereira

"Think like a marketer, behave like an entertainer, and move like a tech start-up." This is the current modus operandi for CEO and co-founder of Pereira and O'Dell, PJ Pereira...

By Sindy Peters 22 Sep 2014 09:12

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

Gut-busting gags at Nando's Mass Hysteria
Gut-busting gags at Nando's Mass Hysteria

If you don't have plans this weekend... actually, even if you do, scrap them, and make your way to the Artscape Opera House for the Nando's Mass Hysteria Comedy Parliament.

By Sindy Peters 12 Sep 2014 10:53

One Ingredient, two thumbs up
One Ingredient, two thumbs up

How many courses can you prepare using, say, mushrooms, fennel, or perhaps bacon? Can you imagine a delicious dessert with fennel in it? Chef Matt Manning can; showing off his culinary skills at the One Ingredient new venue launch, he conjured up a titillating tasting menu.

By Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2014 09:55

Racing through snow for solar power
Racing through snow for solar power

David Barnard is one of those extraordinary people who make the rest of us look like sloths. He's run the Kalahari, the Sahara, and through South West Burkina Faso; next up is Antarctica, and he's not just doing it for fun.

By Sindy Peters 4 Aug 2014 10:00

[IMCC] Creativity through hacking
[IMCC] Creativity through hacking

David Moffatt, Managing Director of Hellocomputer, believes that creativity and emotional advertising are keys to integrated marketing, and 'hacking' is one of the doors to creativity.

By Sindy Peters 12 Jun 2014 07:03

[IMCC] Addressing the 'marketing messaging mess'
[IMCC] Addressing the 'marketing messaging mess'

One of the first speakers at this year's IMC Conference in Cape Town was Gary Leih, founding director and CEO of OFYT. Leih took attendees through the history of integration in marketing and lessons the industry can learn from the past.

By Sindy Peters 10 Jun 2014 12:15

[Net Prophet] How the SA games industry ticks
[Net Prophet] How the SA games industry ticks

This year's Net Prophet attendees were introduced to two of South Africa's game industry pioneers; Danny Day and Marc Luck. The game designers gave vivid insight into the workings of a community Day had started by accident.

By Sindy Peters 26 May 2014 07:01

[Net Prophet] Future of retail is consumer-driven
[Net Prophet] Future of retail is consumer-driven

eBay's current VP of Marketing Jody Ford made some interesting predictions for the not too distant future of shopping at this year's Net Prophet conference.

By Sindy Peters 22 May 2014 09:53

[Design Indaba 2014] Modular phones, bioprinting and touching strangers
[Design Indaba 2014] Modular phones, bioprinting and touching strangers

There's one slot at Design Indaba I implore you never to miss, and that's the Pecha Kucha presentations. Seven top graduates from around the world presented their projects at this year's event, but three stood out - particularly in the simulcast auditorium where they all received a rousing applause.

By Sindy Peters 27 Feb 2014 11:30

Clear out your closet for #TheStreetStore
Clear out your closet for #TheStreetStore

Now here's an interesting concept - some of us are proper hoarders when it comes to our wardrobes, but here's an opportunity to give it all away to the homeless. It's called The Street Store, and it's happening Tuesday, 14 January 2014, in Green Point, Cape Town.

By Sindy Peters 13 Jan 2014 07:06

Top TED Talks to success
Top TED Talks to success

Everyone's sauntered off for the holidays and you're left at the office posing for selfies and trawling the web for entertainment. Don't waste all that extra bandwidth on Twerking for Dummies or Babies Taste Lemons, rather be inspired by Steve Jobs et al in some of the top-rated TED Talks on success. (video)

By Sindy Peters 18 Dec 2013 09:26

Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense
Yuppiechef creams customer service with common sense

Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.

By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35

No student will be left behind - Shai Reshef
No student will be left behind - Shai Reshef

In an ideal world quality higher education would be available to everyone, all educational resources and technologies would be free, no student would be left behind for financial reasons - education would be a right and not a privilege.

By Sindy Peters 21 Nov 2013 11:05

New ICT centres for Prestwich Street Primary
New ICT centres for Prestwich Street Primary

New ICT centres were unveiled at Prestwich Street Primary in Green Point last week. The school is situated in an affluent area, but serves mainly underprivileged learners.

By Sindy Peters 7 Nov 2013 08:58

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