[Robin Parker] Bizcommunity has shown some signal improvement and expansions in the last year widening and growing audience on the back of numerous developments in new industries and social media opportunities.
[Robin Parker] Since its inception a decade ago, Bizcommunity.com's subscriber base to its popular newsletters has grown to 241 000 subscriptions across Marketing & Media South Africa and Africa, Retail and Medical. Subscriptions to the new portals before the launch last week were already in the tens of thousands without any active marketing - the power of content.
[Robin Parker] Good newspapering - as one senior editor put it - has lost a legend with the sudden death of Mike Cohen in Johannesburg. Cohen, 55, died of double pneumonia in a Johannesburg hospital Tuesday.
[Robin Parker] My head is full of Pepsi Cola, Ginger Beer and Canada Dry. On the drive to work recollections of the lift girls at South Africa's department stores carolling out the offers on the sixth floor ring in the back of my head and I swop my usual road rage vocabulary for an expressive Voertsek. This can only mean one thing.
[Robin Parker] The current turmoil in Kenya is redolent of its history. In spite of an ineffective guerrilla war waged largely on white farmers in the Aberdare's and an equally barbaric response from the British to the Mau-Mau rebellion, independence passed generally quietly into the hands of Jogo Kenyatta. But it has been far from plain sailing since then.
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