#BehindtheBrandManager: Professor Elain Vlok of the Clover Mama Afrika Trust
#BehindtheBrandManager: Professor Elain Vlok of the Clover Mama Afrika Trust

Celebrating its 16th year in operation, Clover Mama Afrika earlier this year revealed its new logo - a refreshment of its corporate identity that serves to reinforce its African roots while celebrating its strong, fearless 'mamas'...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

#OnTheBigScreen: 2 Oscar Best Picture nominees, Voyagers and Every Breath You Take
#OnTheBigScreen: 2 Oscar Best Picture nominees, Voyagers and Every Breath You Take

Films opening at South African cinemas, this weekend, include two Academy Award Best Picture nominees Nomadland and Judas and the Black Messiah as well as Voyagers and Every Breath You Take.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

Paying less and paying later for data storage is key for businesses
Paying less and paying later for data storage is key for businesses

The current financial crisis is forcing businesses to re-evaluate their decisions and look to flexible financial and consumption-based data storage models to survive...

By Hayden Sadler 3 days ago

Advertising. A restaurant without a kitchen
Advertising. A restaurant without a kitchen

When I was growing up I never lived in a house. I lived in many hotels because my father was a hotel manager. This gave me a unique perspective on the chaos that is needed to create order and desirability...

By Damon Stapleton 3 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Kate Owen, Uber SA marketing manager for Rides and Eats
#BehindtheBrandManager: Kate Owen, Uber SA marketing manager for Rides and Eats

Kate Owen, Uber SA's marketing manager unpacks Uber's brand strategy for both Uber Rides and Uber Eats, amongst other things...

By Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Briony Brookes for Cape Town Tourism
#BehindtheBrandManager: Meet Briony Brookes for Cape Town Tourism

Briony Brookes, head of PR and communications at Cape Town Tourism unpacks marketing brand Cape Town Tourism during one of the toughest years in the tourism industry...

By Robin Fredericks 3 days ago

#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at Curro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at Curro

Natasha Mkhize, brand manager for the Curro network of schools, shares with us the value of growing up with a strong role model, and explains what it takes to market not just a 'moment', but a lifetime experience...

By Shan Radcliffe 14 Apr 2021

The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast
The story behind Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast

Daily Maverick's Don't Shoot the Messenger podcast first aired in March 2020, coinciding with the beginning of the lockdown, and has since rolled out two seasons. Now they've just kicked off season three, a year later...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-service
Big spike in ransomware attacks calls for adoption of backup-as-a-service

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise, meaning that dealing with security risks is an ongoing journey for enterprises...

By Kate Mollett 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sonja Jansen van Rensburg, chief communications officer, Zutari

In October 2019, the owners of Aurecon Africa decided to demerge from the global Aurecon business and set course for a purely African business focus...

By Sindy Peters 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Justine Cullinan of Nando's on building an empathetic muscle
#BehindtheBrandManager: Justine Cullinan of Nando's on building an empathetic muscle

In this #BehindtheBrandManager feature, we find out more from Justine Cullinan, GM of marketing and brand strategy and communication at the iconic and well-loved South African fast-food chain Nando's...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Gerry Thomas, the man behind Krispy Kreme SA

Gerry Thomas, director of Krispy Kreme SA, unboxes more about the success of the 'sweet treat' brand....

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Apr 2021

A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021
A more flexible and fairer future of work beckons in 2021

Ways of working that go back decades were dismantled overnight in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world. South Africa was no exception...

By Nunu Ntshingila 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications
#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications

This week I chat to Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Apr 2021

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 14: Fear of conflict

In the early years of startups, especially for first-time entrepreneurs, there is a novelty associated with having people work for you for the first time...

By Allon Raiz 14 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat
#Newsmaker: Havas CFO Mohamed Bhyat

Earlier this year, Havas announced the appointment of Mohamed Bhyat as its chief financial officer (CFO), taking over the reins from Andrea Bottega...

By Jessica Tennant 14 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Betting their soles on boots
#OrchidsandOnions: Betting their soles on boots

Recognition: Selling unsexy products with flair is an art; Onions on way for PR people who ignore golden rule: Know the media platform you are targeting...

By Brendan Seery 13 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Hawa Moya for Werksmans Attorneys
#BehindtheBrandManager: Hawa Moya for Werksmans Attorneys

Hawa Moya, brand and communications manager at Werksmans Attorneys, chats to us about the responsibility and creativity required to manage a brand in the legal space, and the importance of keeping it authentic...

By Shan Radcliffe 13 Apr 2021

#Newsmaker: Thando Mafongosi, Grey Group Advertising's new strategy director
#Newsmaker: Thando Mafongosi, Grey Group Advertising's new strategy director

Grey Group Advertising Africa recently announced the promotion of Thando Mafongosi to strategy director...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry
#StartupStory: BlueAvo to tackle inequality in the media industry

South African startup BlueAvo has been shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual
#BehindtheBrandManager: Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual

Thobile Tshabalala, head of Brand at Old Mutual is responsible for implementing the overall brand strategies and marketing-related plans to build and grow the Old Mutual brand...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Apr 2021

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Challenging 6 informal sector myths

Technology liberates. To understand if the informal sector is ready to adopt tech innovation, certain myths need to shattered, says Kim Furman from Synthesis...

By Kim Furman 12 Apr 2021

PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do
PoPI Act readiness: 6 things to do

Just under one-third of organisations indicated they are well prepared for PoPIA. Here are six things that can be done to improve compliance readiness...

By Anna Collard 12 Apr 2021

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories
#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Apr 2021

4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing
4 key lessons for future-ready manufacturing

The persistent nature of Covid-19's disruption on the manufacturing industry highlights a need, and an opportunity, to rethink business operations to be more adaptable to market dynamics...

By Robin Fisher 9 Apr 2021

David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa
David Alexander on the state of music publishing in South Africa

David Alexander, newly appointed chair of Music Publishing Association of South Africa, shares insights on how to revolutionise the business of publishing....

By Evan-Lee Courie 9 Apr 2021

Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont
Lelive: a community-first, clean beauty brand by Amanda du-Pont

Actress, model and TV personality Amanda du-Pont has ventured into the beauty business, launching a locally-made skincare brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Apr 2021

#OnTheBigScreen: Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train
#OnTheBigScreen: Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train

Two films open in South Africa, this weekend: Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Apr 2021

Mercedes AMG: Stepping things up
Mercedes AMG: Stepping things up

Mercedes- AMG are stepping up on the accelerator as far as their sedans and hatches go and they are in the process of giving their loyal clients plenty to choose from...

By Naresh Maharaj 9 Apr 2021

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