It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Molefi Thulo has passed away. This ever humble, always inspirational human will leave a massive hole in the industry that he loved so much, and to which he gave so much.
Creative intelligence group, ADNA (Audience DNA) is expanding into Africa with their new regional headquarters in Cape Town. The agency officially launched here in January this year with a full-service team including data, creative and strategic consultancy, consumer and market insights.
Much like its iconic advert 'it's not inside, it's on top' which portrayed an insightful observation of people's responses from all races, ages and genders; Nestlé Cremora, a local favourite coffee and tea creamer, remains an unforgettable brand, more so in light of its strong heritage with South African consumers.
Telkom has announced that Serame Taukobong, the company's current CEO of the Telkom Consumer Business and a group executive committee member, has been appointed as its new group CEO, effective 1 October. Taukobong will take up the position on 1 July 2022.
The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has entered a new era towards a historic turnaround after President Mnangagwa officially commissioned $400 million coaches, wagons and locomotives...
23 Feb 2018
New recruits will no longer benefit from a special rail worker's status that includes a job for life, seven-hour days and generous pensions.
And the government will consider turning the huge state operator into an autonomous company backed by public funds, though Philippe insisted it would never be privatised.
Unions have already called a strike for 22 March 2018 after a government-commissioned report recommended the changes.
And further industrial action could be on the horizon after Philippe said the reforms would be pushed through by government decree.
Ex-investment banker Macron has already used the controversial tactic - seen by his critics as undemocratic since it allows him to bypass parliament - to force labour reforms aimed at shaking up the sluggish economy.
Cromet Molepo has been appointed as the new acting group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) with immediate effect...
11 Dec 2017
France's train network is considered among the best in Europe, ranked seventh in the 2017 European Railway Performance Index by consultants BCG.
Complaints of patchy service
But commuters in the provinces complain of patchy service and frequent cancellations, and Philippe claimed that running a French train is 30% more expensive than elsewhere in Europe.
The reforms follow a government-commissioned report by former Air France boss Jean-Cyril Spinetta which criticised the quality of service offered by the SNCF.
Unions blasted the report - which also suggested voluntary redundancies - and lashed out in particular at proposals to cut back on benefits.
More than 90% of SNCF staff - some 140,000 people - enjoy the special rail worker status.
Train drivers can retire at 52, while other benefits include access to tens of thousands of homes, sometimes at a reduced rent.
Rail workers will join civil servants striking on 22 March 2018 over redundancy proposals and higher use of short-term contracts as Macron seeks to slash 120,000 public-sector jobs over five years.
Unions have staged several major protests since the business-friendly centrist came to power in May, but Macron has so far avoided the mass strikes and demonstrations under his predecessor Francois Hollande.
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