Telkom has announced that its CEO and executive director Sipho Maseko will step down on 30 June 2022. The telecoms company said the process to appoint a successor is well underway and a designated group CEO will be announced in the not too distant future.
It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in South Africa in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined. This, without question, says something about the versatility of the product. It says even more about the state of the state. When you are shown up by canola, you might want to revisit your strategy.ByHoward Feldman
Performance Media across Search, Social and Programmatic platforms is the single fastest growing area of digital media in South Africa. Combine that with the detailed analysis of campaign management, tagging and ad operations, and it becomes apparent that these highly specialist functions require a highly specialised unit.
The Transnet Port Terminals website has been hacked, implying that all companies under Transnet have been affected. All Transnet websites were down at the time when reporting was done for this SA Trucker article. The publication cited sources who requested to remain anonymous because they are not allowed to speak to the media.
The Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa's small business sector hard and there are grim statistics to bear this out. Those statistics will not be repeated here. After all, if you are a small business owner setting out on the road to recovery, the last thing you probably want is more details of the toll the pandemic has taken on small enterprises. Far more useful would be some good, solid tips on how to build back better after any business setbacks.ByAmeen Hassen
AFDA, the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, is set to present its annual showcase of graduate student short films and tele-novella productions. We spoke to Garth Holmes, chairman and co-founder of AFDA, to find out more.
Eugene Yiga: Could you tell us about the history of the showcase? How did it get started?
Garth Holmes: The AFDA Film Festival originated in 1995 at our Johannesburg campus. This will be the 10th time that it's been held in Cape Town. The festival is primarily utilised as an exam for graduating students as well as to reward and recognise student work.
What are some of your top success stories?
We have had a number of films that have gone on to win multiple awards, but, more importantly, it has produced some of the top practitioners in the South African film industry today, such as Robert Malpage, Dean Blumberg, Adze Ugah, Norman Maake, Henk Pretorius, Danie Bester, Kyle Lewis, Tristan von Bergh, and Jozua Malherbe, to mention but a few.
And what can we expect to see this year?
The Cape Town film festival will showcase horror, comedy, drama and animation while the TV festival will showcase two tele-novellas and eight documentaries.
[The festival presents a total of 46 new titles that include third- and fourth-year titles from the Cape Town and Johannesburg campuses, as well as the award-winning documentary, Crumbs. The festival includes the live broadcast of third-year graduate tele-novella to a potentially vast Cape Town TV audience. This year's critic's panel include filmmakers Revel Fox, Peter Goldsmid, Malcolm Kohll, Dave Barkham, Roy Zetisky, Kyle Lewis and Jozua Malherbe.]
The festival films are presented on 23 and 24 November from 11.45am to 11pm daily. For ticket information email az.oc.adfa@eilsel or call +27 (0)21 448 7600. For more information, go to http://afdafestival.com.
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies. Eugene also spent over three-and-a-half years at an eLearning start-up, all while building his business as an award-winning writer.
Visit www.eugeneyiga.com, follow @eugeneyiga on Twitter, or email moc.agiyenegue@olleh to say, um, hello.
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