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Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti
Strengthening the African art ecosystem - Q&A with Cape Town Art Fair director, Laura Vincenti

The eighth instalment of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair recently ran at the CTICC. We got in touch with Investec Cape Town Art Fair art fair director Laura Vincenti to find out what goes into putting on an event of this scale, cultivating a Pan-African dialogue and art trends for the year ahead...

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures
#DesignIndaba2020: Robert Wong to explore humanity's possible futures

Design Indaba alumnus Robert Wong, co-founder and CD of Google Creative Lab, has been announced as one of the speakers at this year's Design Indaba...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2020

Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration
Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative - a weekend of inspiration

This past weekend was one of sheer inspiration, witnessing the unique and lasting contribution Rolex is making to culture and the arts by promoting the transmission of knowledge across generations...

By Ann Nurock 13 Feb 2020

Vusi Mfupi at St Martins De Porres, for the Room 13 Inspiration Day in Soweto.
Art is the solution to SA's 'decade of action' in education and re-skilling

The re-introduction of art in schools is an essential starting point to instilling the requisite skills necessary to the next entrants of higher education students being ready for the modern economy - of the fourth industrial revolution...

By Ntombi Malaza 10 Feb 2020

2020 Bookmark jury chairs.
#Bookmarks2020: Behind-the-scenes judging insights from the jury chairs

2020 Bookmark jury chairs share behind-the-scenes judging insights and what they most looking forward to from this year's haul...

By Juanita Pienaar 6 Feb 2020

Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond
Behind the steamy scenes of Love, The Sex Expo - Q&A with organiser Linda Guldemond

We got in touch with Love, The Sex Expo organiser Linda Guldemond to discuss what goes into organising an event of this nature, innovative developments in the sex-tech industry, sexual health and combating stigmas...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Feb 2020

Exclusive podcast interview with new Loeries wingman, Preetesh Sewraj
Exclusive podcast interview with new Loeries wingman, Preetesh Sewraj

Having broken the announcement last week of the appointment of new Loeries CEO, Bizcommunity had the privilege, this week, of an exclusive interview with Preetesh Sewraj...

By Terry Levin 4 Feb 2020

'Horse not featured'. Image via
Sometimes a yacht needs a horse

In my head, I went through all the answers I thought he could give. But I was way off...

By Damon Stapleton 29 Jan 2020

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle ground

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

By Dion Chang 6 Jan 2020

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of Faber Futures. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Natsai Audrey Chieza promoting sustainability and eliminating waste in fashion

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of multidisciplinary agency Faber Futures will be speaking at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Jan 2020

Jacaranda FM's Renaldo Schwarp receives the Koker Youth Award at the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) Koker Awards. Image supplied.
#Newsmaker: Jacaranda FM's Renaldo Schwarp receives 'Afrikaanse Taalraad Koker' Award

Renaldo Schwarp, head of digital and radio presenter at Jacaranda FM, received the Koker Youth Award at the Afrikaanse Taalraad (ATR) Koker Awards held in Cape Town on 29 November...

By Jessica Tennant 27 Dec 2019

Woolworths receives global recognition for content marketing
Woolworths receives global recognition for content marketing

Woolworths received three awards at the International Content Marketing Awards 2019 in London earlier this month. Jessica Tennant interviewed head of agency Kate Fordyce on the win...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Dec 2019

#Newsmaker: VMLY&R's Jacquie Mullany is the 2020 Gerety Awards' SA jury ambassador
#Newsmaker: VMLY&R's Jacquie Mullany is the 2020 Gerety Awards' SA jury ambassador

The Gerety Awards recently announced Johannesburg as an executive judging session with Jacquie Mullany, executive creative director at VMLY&R as the ambassador for the South African jury...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Dec 2019

Graham Cruikshanks, director for Africa operations at TBWA\ Johannesburg
#TBWAAfricaConference: Fostering an attitude of disruption

Jessica Tennant interviews Graham Cruikshanks, director for Africa operations at TBWA\ Johannesburg on his involvement in the recent #TBWAAfricaConference, with the objective of re-emphasising TBWA\'s core disruption principles while fostering an "attitude of disruption", which he tells us more about here...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Dec 2019

FIPP Insight Award presented to Julia Raphaely by James Hewes, FIPP and Ruud van den Berg, UPM. Image source: .
2019 FIPP World Media Congress: Highlights and key insights

Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing shares highlights of the 2019 FIPP World Media Congress, held in Las Vegas last month...

By Julia Raphaely 17 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Ibrahim Mahama calls to expand the sensibilities of both art and the world at large

Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian author and artist, has been announced as one of the speakers at next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Dec 2019

Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty
Using data analytics and CRM to drive customer centricity and win loyalty

Sanlam Reality, the Sanlam Group's loyalty programme, was awarded Best Use of Data Analytics/CRM Application at the inaugural Loyalty Awards South Africa recently held in Cape Town...

By Jessica Tennant 3 Dec 2019

#StartupStory: Taking the stress out of funeral catering
#StartupStory: Taking the stress out of funeral catering

We all know that the loss of a family member or friend isn't always easy. It is also a time to support your loved ones and we know that planning the catering for a funeral can be stressful activity...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 Dec 2019

The rules are changing, money is opening up
The rules are changing, money is opening up

The eighth and final session for the year of Heavy Chef's Inspire Sessions series in collaboration with Discovery Business Insurance featured The Fintechnologists, Simon Dingle of Lettuce...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2019

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#DesignIndaba2020: Kinya Tagawa "to plot for the future" as speaker

Kinya Tagawa, a Japanese award-winning design engineer who runs international design agency Takram, with studios in Tokyo and London, has been selected as one of the speakers for next year's Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Teacher turned events extraordinaire, Amanda Rabinowitz

Durban-born Amanda Rabinowitz started her career as a school teacher, but the "entrepreneurial bug" soon bit and she's now the proud owner of a growing experiential events business...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Nov 2019

#FMAdFocus2019: People, planet and profit
#FMAdFocus2019: People, planet and profit

The 2019 Financial Mail AdFocus Awards at the Houghton Golf Club in Johannesburg, was a glittering affair, but the industry showed it is much more than just glamour, as the winners demonstrated a clear commitment to purpose and giving back to the industry. None more so than the Overall Agency of the Year, Triple Eight...

By Danette Breitenbach 28 Nov 2019

Neo Mashigo, chief creative officer of M&C Saatchi Abel, announced as the FM AdFocus industry leader 2019. Image credit: M&C Saatchi Abel.
#FMAdFocus2019: Creativity holds keys to exciting solutions for old problems

Creativity is a word that carries a magical, if not mystical, aura. Creatives are often seen as different people, in a different room, while the suited folk get on with the business of running companies and the country...

By Neo Mashigo 28 Nov 2019

Africa's first shorts come to life
Africa's first shorts come to life

The first collaboration between an international content creator, a local animation studio and creators from across Africa has seen three uniquely African stories being brought to life in the form of three-minute shorts...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Nov 2019

Creating relevant brands for African audiences
Creating relevant brands for African audiences

WarnerMedia recently hosted a panel discussion around creating relevant brands for African audiences at Discop Johannesburg 2019. Julien Borde, head of Channels for France, French-speaking territories, Africa and Israel tells us more about how the company plans to implement these insights across the African market...

By Jessica Tennant 22 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

The Rand Show rebrands
The Rand Show rebrands

With a legacy spanning 125 years, the Rand Show has a great heritage but over recent years has lost its appeal. This year the show boasts a colourful and vibrant look-and-feel that its organisers believe will not only change this but wow its audience...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something Different
#EntrepreneurMonth: The story behind Something Different

Kate Shepherd is the founding owner of design businesses; Something Different, Something Desired and Something Designed based in both Cape Town and Johannesburg...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Nov 2019

Picture caption: (l to r): Timothy Maurice (The Brain and the Brand Show), Siya Metane (SlikourOnLife), Gareth Cliff (CliffCentral.com) Thami Pooe (The Interchange), Kelechi Nwosu (MD/CEO TBWA Nigeria) and Graham Cruikshanks (Director for Africa Operations at TBWA Johannesburg).
#TBWAAfricaConference2019: Be the chosen one

Today, all businesses are in media and they need to provide their audiences with content. Podcasts are a great medium to do this as they allow a brand to embed itself in the content without interrupting the audience while cultivating an audience...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Nov 2019

#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success
#SACSCCongress: David Donde on the philosophy behind Truth Coffee's success

Truth Coffee founder David Donde on how to regain critical competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Nov 2019

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