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LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu
#OnTheBigScreen: Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu

Film releases this week include Let Him Go and Jiu Jitsu...

By Daniel Dercksen 18 hours ago

ICT

When 'future' technology trends become today's reality
When 'future' technology trends become today's reality

This year has been a tough year for many but looking ahead to 2021, the technology world promises a wide range of opportunities to adapt...

By Nick Durrant, Issued by Bluegrass Digital 18 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

By Evan-Lee Courie 22 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Is digital marketing the answer to rebuilding your client base post Covid-19?
Is digital marketing the answer to rebuilding your client base post Covid-19?

Traditional advertising has been a long-time ally of marketing. When starting a business, your main goal is to gain exposure and build a customer base...

By Mkhuseli Vangile 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Your brand could be your competitive advantage
Your brand could be your competitive advantage

Everyone out there is struggling in the current economy. It also seems that we are all being called upon to adapt and do things differently to survive...

By Gary van Zyl 1 day ago

HR & MANAGEMENT

Let's talk boundaries: When all work and no play leads to burn-out
Let's talk boundaries: When all work and no play leads to burn-out

Have you ever calculated how many of your 24hrs you are in "work-mode" - whether thinking, doing, or responding to a quick mail at a family braai...?

By Anja van Beek 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Agency Scope Insights: Trends on the path to new world agility
Agency Scope Insights: Trends on the path to new world agility

As preparations get underway for the fourth Agency Scope study to begin in May 2021, Johanna McDowell, Scopen partner and director for the UK and South Africa notes that some of the trends seen in the global research will be a barometer for the pressures, proficiencies and pandemic recovery in South Africa...

By Johanna McDowell 1 day ago

LEGAL

Selling your business as a going concern
Selling your business as a going concern

Usually when a business is sold, it is a taxable supply that is subject to value added tax (VAT) at the standard rate of 15%. There is, however, a provision in the Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991 (VAT Act), section 11(1)(e), which allows for the sale of a business at the rate of 0%, provided certain requirements are met...

By Graeme Palmer 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna
5 reasons to stay at The Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa in Knysna

From the unusual design to the picturesque location, there are many reasons to stay at the unique power-station-turned-boutique-hotel, The Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna...

By Ruth Cooper 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Advertising. Why do bad ads happen?
Advertising. Why do bad ads happen?

It was a question I should have been able to answer. I have been in the business a while and I have made a few ads. But maybe the simplicity or the clarity of the question blindsided me and left me saying nothing...

By Damon Stapleton 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#IABInsightSeries: The morning after
#IABInsightSeries: The morning after

Jarred Cinman, CEO of VMLY&R South Africa and ACA Board member, talks us through three things he believes the pandemic has changed...

By Jarred Cinman 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author
#BehindtheMask: Iain S. Thomas, independent creative director and author

This week, we go behind the mask with independent creative director and author Iain S. Thomas...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launches
#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launches

With over 10 years in PR and marketing communications, Marisa Calvert, an award-winning communications professional, launched Marisa Calvert Communications...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Could influencers be the answer to John Lewis ads?
Could influencers be the answer to John Lewis ads?

With just a few weeks until Christmas, it's time to cosy up and watch the most anticipated advert of each and every year. The John Lewis and Partners Christmas ad has marked the start of the festive period for many years...

By Amelia Neate 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday
Rachel Irvine shares the highs and lows as Irvine Partners celebrates its 10th birthday

At a time when many PR agencies have retrenched, or worse, closed, Cape Town-based Irvine Partners is celebrating its 10th birthday...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Zoom zinger pays off
#OrchidsandOnions: Zoom zinger pays off

Toyota: outdoors online meeting fiddled to look like 'work-at-home'; But health's Net effort competes with Fikile Mbalula in the Useless Stakes...

By Brendan Seery 3 days ago

PROPERTY

Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough times
Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough times

After last month's bleak Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement by finance minister Tito Mboweni, South Africans are settling in for a long and uncertain road to economic recovery...

By Tony Clarke 3 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Maersk Voyager, deepwater drip ship. Photo supplied
Oil & gas activities trigger big investments in Namibia, Angola and South Africa

Last spring, the Maersk Voyager, an ultra-deepwater drillship under contract by French supermajor Total, sank a wildcat well to a depth of 3,628 metres (11,903 feet) in Block 48...

By NJ Ayuk 3 days ago

RETAIL

SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020
SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020

Covid-19 has interrupted regular business activities in 2020, including what's become the biggest shopping event on South Africa's retail calendar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2020

ICT

Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market
Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market

Despite fears that technology will replace jobs in the call centre sector, digital workers and AI are expected to help the industry grow and create jobs...

By Ryan Falkenberg 23 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio
Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio

Seasoned radio host Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio to host the station's coveted 9am - 1pm slot. We catch up with her to find out about her return to the station and what she has planned for this new adventure...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Tshepo Tumahole wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Tshepo Tumahole wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public along with Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions, was awarded the 2020 Loeries Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award last week...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period
Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period

In previous years we've become accustomed to most businesses going into "sleep mode" over the December-January period in South Africa. If you're thinking of closing your doors over the festive period, you might want to reconsider...

By Nick Grubb 23 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: Day five winners and Boniswa Pezisa named Loeries Hall of Fame inductee
#Loeries2020: Day five winners and Boniswa Pezisa named Loeries Hall of Fame inductee

On the last and final day of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Friday, 20 November, winners of Film; Film Crafts; Grand Prix; Agency of the Year Award and Regional Agency Group of the Year were announced as well as the Loeries Hall of Fame inductee, Boniswa Pezisa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions along with Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public, was awarded the 2020 Loeries Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award earlier this week...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Run and Six Minutes To Midnight
#OnTheBigScreen: Run and Six Minutes To Midnight

This week's movies include the suspense thriller Run and the period thriller Six Minutes To Midnight...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Nov 2020

PROPERTY

Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season
Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing and out of step with the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 20 Nov 2020

PROPERTY

Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market
Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market

What we are experiencing at present is a continued strong uptake in demand for residential property acquisitions around the country - particularly in the price band up to R3m...

By Dr Andrew Golding 20 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: Day four winners
#Loeries2020: Day four winners

The Awards announced on day four of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Thursday, 19 November, included Design, Design Crafts, PR and Media Communication, Live Communication and the Marketing Leadership Award...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett
Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett

Synonymous with family holidays, post-matric parties, à la Plett Rage and surf safaris, the small yet vibey seaside town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape is an ideal holiday destination for both families and solo travellers...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2020

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