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#AfricanAdShowcase: MetropolitanRepublic's 'The Driver' ad portrays warmth
#AfricanAdShowcase: MetropolitanRepublic's 'The Driver' ad portrays warmth

Abomkhulu (grandfathers) fulfil many roles in the lives of grandchildren - including passing down knowledge, providing support and unconditional love to those around them...

12 Sep 2019

HEALTHCARE

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Rebuilding health systems from the bottom up: a South African case study

The recent publication of the National Health Insurance Bill in South Africa has provoked vigorous debate...

By Helen Schneider 12 Sep 2019

LIFESTYLE

The Love Sex Expo comes to South Africa
The Love Sex Expo comes to South Africa

The four-day adult-themed exhibition, The Love Sex Expo will be held at Time Square in Pretoria from 10 to 13 October 2019...

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Who killed the copywriter? The death of the English language in advertising

The answer, definitely and resoundingly, is "the art director". But is this true?

By Manqoba Zondi 12 Sep 2019

ENERGY & MINING

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World Gold Council launches responsible mining framework

The World Gold Council has launched the Responsible Gold Mining Principles, a framework that set out clear expectations for consumers, investors and the downstream gold supply chain as to what constitutes responsible gold mining...

12 Sep 2019

EDUCATION

South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should follow
South African teachers switch languages in class: why policy should follow

If you step into a classroom in South Africa's Limpopo province during a lesson, you're very likely to hear the teacher speaking more than one language. She might begin a sentence in English, and then switch to Sepedi - the African language most commonly spoken as a mother tongue in the province...

By Michael M. Kretzer 12 Sep 2019

LIFESTYLE

What to expect from New York Runway SA
What to expect from New York Runway SA

The inaugural New York Runway South Africa will be held at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers on 11 October 2019...

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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In cricket and reputation crisis, pork pies and greased piglets demand a stony heart

An innings for the ages holds lessons for communicators about when and how to react in a crisis, writes William Smook...

By William Smook 12 Sep 2019

RETAIL

DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries
DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries

DHL's Africa eShop platform has expanded to an additional 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

12 Sep 2019

AGRICULTURE

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Support programmes to assist land reform beneficiaries

Deputy President David Mabuza says government offers support programmes for beneficiaries of land reform to ensure that they use their newly-acquired land productively...

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Hoorah Digital rebrand: The Midas touch

A brand's creative is what brings your brand personality to life every time it is seen or heard. Yet 97% of media that goes out does not have unique creative for the target segment. Hoorah Digital has partnered with a New York-based based tech company to overcome this problem...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Sep 2019

HEALTHCARE

How your child can benefit from probiotics
How your child can benefit from probiotics

A balanced immune and digestive system starts with providing adequate healthcare for your child from a very early stage. Adding good bacteria to the body can help create a balanced system and saves you money on those frequent trips to the doctor or pharmacy...

Issued by ProVen Probiotics 11 Sep 2019

LEGAL

President appoints Tshiqi and Majiedt as ConCourt judges
President appoints Tshiqi and Majiedt as ConCourt judges

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Judge Zukisa Laura Lumka Tshiqi and Judge Stevan Arnold Majiedt as judges of the Constitutional Court with effect from 1 October 2019...

11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nando's has hilarious response to Pick n Pay's new 'iNkukhu' advert
Nando's has hilarious response to Pick n Pay's new 'iNkukhu' advert

Nando's brings the burn when they respond to Pick n Pay's new 'iNkukhu' ad on Twitter...

11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Star Achievers
Star Achievers

What an incredible opportunity it was working with Jacklin Enterprises and Balthazar Bierman, tasked with creating four commercials with the time frame of seven days from concept to delivery...

Issued by Breadbin Productions 11 Sep 2019

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

What's next for innovative marketing in South Africa? Jacaranda FM's collaboration with Sandton City!
What's next for innovative marketing in South Africa? Jacaranda FM's collaboration with Sandton City!

Two of the country's most well-known brands, Jacaranda FM and Sandton City, have announced a collaboration like no other in South African retail...

Issued by Jacaranda FM 11 Sep 2019

PROPERTY

Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high
Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high

Nigeria's economy is showing some green shoots that point to improved growth in the coming quarters but the outlook has done little to bolster investor confidence in the local retail and office market sectors...

11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

New MD appointed at Incubeta SA as it wins more enterprise clients
New MD appointed at Incubeta SA as it wins more enterprise clients

Roan Mackintosh has been appointed as Managing Director of Incubeta South Africa. The appointment forms part of Incubeta Holdings' aggressive growth strategy...

Issued by incuBeta 11 Sep 2019

AGRICULTURE

Winetech Pitching Den finalists announced
Winetech Pitching Den finalists announced

The SA Innovation Summit, Winetech and Distell have announced the finalists for the Winetech Pitching Den which will take place at the SA Innovation Summit on 12 September 2019 in Cape Town..

11 Sep 2019

PROPERTY

4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape
4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape

There's a lot of talk about future cities, many of them being the sprawling metropolises of the world. The new world order for professionals, executives, and indeed millennial behaviour is to catch a taxi to work if needed, then to walk from work to gym, move on to coffee with friends - and cycle, walk or take a quick Uber home...

11 Sep 2019

TOURISM

IATA: African airlines record 3.6% rise in demand for July
IATA: African airlines record 3.6% rise in demand for July

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recorded slow global passenger demand growth for July. All regions posted traffic increases. Monthly capacity increased by 3.2%, with the load factor rising by 0.3 percentage points to 85.7%, which is a new high for any month...

11 Sep 2019

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth
African Ports & Rail Evolution Forum to spotlight collaboration benefits for economic growth

Delegates are set to discover Africa's trade potential and the wealth of new investment and partnership opportunities arising from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, as well as other open border initiatives...

11 Sep 2019

LEGAL

Elasticsearch Meetup makes Durban debut
Elasticsearch Meetup makes Durban debut

Around 50 tech and legal professionals gathered at the LexisNexis head office in Durban on 29 August for the first-ever Elastic Durban Meetup...

Issued by LexisNexis 11 Sep 2019

HEALTHCARE

Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province. EPA-EFE/HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM
Ebola in the Congo: a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola epidemic as a public health emergency of international concern"...

By Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka 11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Phineas Gage is a strange story we should all know

13 September 1848 was not a good day for Phineas Gage. Until that day, the handsome 25-year-old had worked his way up to the position of foreman. By all accounts, he was very good at his job. Shrewd and capable. Somebody you could depend on to get the job done. But, unfortunately, on that day, none of these fine qualities would help him...

By Damon Stapleton 11 Sep 2019

AGRICULTURE

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New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer

Developed by Forestry South Africa, the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority and industry partners, the solution trains chainsaw operators in a safe, simulated environment before they test their skills in this high-risk activity in timber plantations...

11 Sep 2019

HR & MANAGEMENT

Why no robot could fill an executive assistant's shoes
Why no robot could fill an executive assistant's shoes

In a world where artificial intelligence is increasingly taking over jobs and making them redundant, good executive assistants need not worry: it is unlikely that there will be a robot that can be a perfect executive assistant...

By Auguste Coetzer 11 Sep 2019

RETAIL

5 ways to shift consumers towards sustainable behaviour
5 ways to shift consumers towards sustainable behaviour

Most people want to be sustainable, but have a hard time taking the necessary actions...

By David J. Hardisty, Katherine White and Rishad Habib 11 Sep 2019

TOURISM

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WTCF Summit explores smart tourism effects on city innovation, development

The eighth World Tourism Cities Federation Summit, which was recently held in Helsinki, Finland under the theme Smart Tourism - Road to City Innovation and Development, featured talks centred around smart tourism; it's influence on world travel and how it facilitates the promotion of service, management and marketing...

11 Sep 2019

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