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#FairnessFirst: Making modern movies in 2018

While movies have been mainstream for more than a hundred years, diversity behind the lens has been more than a little lacking - hello 2018's top trending TV and cinema industry hashtags, #TimesUp and #OscarsSoWhite. That's why production teams around the globe rejoiced at the news that LA mayor Eric Garcetti, It and The Lego Movie producer Dan Lin and female film firebrand Ava DuVernay are working to get more females, people of colour and those from low-income households producing movies that more accurately reflect 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 23 minutes ago

RETAIL

KFC pilots renewable energy in Port Elizabeth

Quick service restaurant chain KFC has taken its first steps into the energy conservation space by announcing its first solar energy restaurants in Port Elizabeth...

1 hour ago

ENERGY & MINING

Union furious as Zwane fires regional manager for trying to close Gupta-linked mine

The Department of Mineral Resources has dismissed its Mpumalanga regional manager, Aubrey Tshivhandekano...

By Allan Seccombe 1 hour ago

FINANCE

Banks and insurers under fire

The Competition Commission is gearing up to play hardball with banks and insurance companies, saying on Thursday that the days for talking were past and it had prioritised the financial services sector for "enforcement"...

By Hanna Ziady 2 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Fort Review launches second edition, a video series

Today marks the launch of Fort Review's second edition, this time in the form of a thought-provoking nine-part video series covering everything from black excellence to erotic capital...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

LEGAL

Court probes 'unsecured credit' by Capfin

Steinhoff International's troubles continue to mount. On Thursday, the Cape High Court began to interrogate the controversial lending practices of Capfin, which provided unsecured credit to customers of Pepkor and Ackermans...

By Ann Crotty 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Eskom's Matshela Koko resigns

Eskom's chief generation officer, Matshela Koko, has resigned.

2 days ago

PROPERTY

Adding intelligence to the property game

Machine learning offers enormous opportunities to all areas of the real estate market...

By Vian Chinner 2 days ago

EDUCATION

Moroccan, Mauritian universities join Honoris United network

Morocco's Ecole Marocaine des Sciences de l'Ingénieur and YK Business School (YKBS) in Mauritius have formally joined the Honoris United Universities' network as member institutions...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Caxton and Independent Group fined for colluding on advertising prices

Newspaper publisher Caxton has been fined R5.8m and the Independent Group R2.2m for colluding on the prices they charged to advertisers, the Competition Commission said on Friday...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

After long delay, lab service starts CEO's disciplinary hearing

Almost a year after the National Health Laboratory Service's (NHLS's) board suspended its top executives for alleged corruption and maladministration, it has only just begun getting its teeth into the meat of the disciplinary action it brought against them...

By Tamar Kahn 2 days ago

LEGAL

SA Airlink excessive pricing case heads for tribunal

Privately-owned regional carrier SA Airlink is to face prosecution after its passengers on the Johannesburg-Mthatha route overpaid about R100m over five years, the Competition Commission said this week...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 2 days ago

LEGAL

Police resources: there's nothing wrong with the allocation system, SAPS tells court

There is nothing wrong with the way police resources are allocated, a lawyer for the South African Police Service (SAPS) told the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 2 days ago

RETAIL

App delivery boom shakes up China food sector

Guo Bonan has opened several new branches of his "8Peppers" spicy Sichuan-style restaurants across Shanghai since last year, and not one has a dining room...

2 days ago

LEGAL

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The king is dead! #LongLiveTheKing

I found myself this week justifying the inclusion of television in a launch campaign. Someone check the moon, first Zuma resigns, and now this!

By Quinton Jones 2 days ago

TOURISM

RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment

The Cape Town Air Access initiative warmly welcomes the announcement made by RwandAir that it will launch a direct route to Cape Town this year.

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

The One Club for Creativity, global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative have joined forces to launch the first Young Ones Design Brief...

2 days ago

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