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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

CSI is about giving what you're good at
CSI is about giving what you're good at

Mandi Fine of strategic communications consultancy, F/ne Group Global, recently published an article on corporates needing to rethink CSI, talking to the need to change their approach...

By Jessica Tennant 28 Jan 2020

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

Camilla Clerke, ECD at HelloFCB+
#BizTrends2020: Diversity is creativity

Four of the largest trends influencing the marketing industry, and their predicted impact on South Africa in the coming months...

By Camilla Clerke 23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child
#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child

If brands want to succeed in South Africa and the rest of Africa, they need to love and appreciate Africa and the rich diversity that unifies instead of divides us...

By Kamo Mogashoa 17 Jan 2020

Boni Mchunu, general manager of East Coast Radio.
#BizTrends2020: Bringing the female voice to the forefront of radio in 2020

2019 was a painful year for South African women. The brutal murders of women like Uyinene Mrwetyana, Meghan Cremer and Leighandre 'Baby Lee' Jegels left South Africans shocked, sad and angry...

By Boni Mchunu 7 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

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By Marian Salzman 6 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions - 1st for Women shines a light on abuse

Meanwhile, the Advertising Regulatory Board has done some weapons-grade 'virtue signalling' by banning a radio ad for Volkswagen's Amarok bakkie...

By Brendan Seery 10 Dec 2019

Image source: Gallo/Getty Images.
The cultural matriarchs of Limpopo

In this age of feminism, femvertising, and the overall empowerment initiatives of women across the globe, the media spotlight is pulling towards the contributions of women to our society into even greater focus than ever before...

By Thato Tshabalala 21 Nov 2019

Chantelle Goliath, founder of Milli Distributions. Image supplied.
#EntrepreneurMonth: Chantelle Goliath on her humble beginnings, her road to glory

Born and raised in Klipfontein, Chantelle Goliath went from cleaning other people's homes to becoming a businesswoman and entrepreneur who owns an import and export company - Milli Distributions...

By Juanita Pienaar 15 Nov 2019

Google for South Africa event. Image source: Danette Breitenbach.
#GoogleforSouthAfrica: Building inclusive products for all South Africans

Building inclusive products for all South Africans is the motivation for several new developments and commitments recently made by Google South Africa at the first Google South Africa conference held in Johannesburg...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2019

Dr Vera Songwe.
Africa's growth rests on economic empowerment of women

Women need to access the new economic Pan-Africanism on the continent, said Dr Vera Songwe, UN ECA head...

By Louise Burgers 1 Nov 2019

AWIEF conference 2019.
AfCFTA must be linked to women empowerment

A resolution taken at the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference, calls on the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)...

By Louise Burgers 31 Oct 2019

How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI
How Vollar is serving brands certainty with their CSI

A finalist for the 2019 SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award, Vollar has been making waves on the social enterprise scene since its inception. The new digital currency, as its name suggests, comes with an interesting twist...

By Sindy Peters 25 Sep 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: Awareness campaign tackles SA's problem of underage drinking

But an Onion goes to a Jaguar Land Rover spokesperson for an ill-conceived tweet...

By Brendan Seery 17 Sep 2019

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront

International model and activist, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was recently in Cape Town to participate in the Doha Debate and talks to us about the important work she is doing through her foundation to create awareness around the world water crisis...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions: MultiChoice sets an example

An Onion to Prasa for a tweet about dealing with its problems by convening a 'war room'. Who is your enemy? Commuters are your customers...

By Brendan Seery 10 Sep 2019

Image credit: Matteo Paganelli on Unsplash.
Brands should step up and fill the gaps of inequality

South Africans are living in an age of discontent, where protest, transient living, turbulent economics and political deficiency occupy the nation's minds...

By Charles Rupare 5 Sep 2019

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 2019

#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower
#Loeries2019: Being different is your superpower

Tara McKenty, creative director at Google APAC in Sydney and Loeries digital communication jury president for 2019, was the second speaker at the Dstv Seminar of Creativity at Loeries 2019...

By Angie White 23 Aug 2019

Aviv Weil with the winners of the Facebook and Brand South Africa workshop. Image credit: Strikeapose Photography.
#Loeries2019: Facebook's Aviv Weil on how upskilling the youth can impact the creative industry in a powerful way

Facebook Africa's Aviv Weil chats to us about the Facebook Challenge and workshops at Loeries, the HeForShe campaign and how upskilling the youth translates into the creative industry being much more powerful...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Aug 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

By Angie White 22 Aug 2019

Image credit: Coca-Cola Company.
Fortune favours brave(r) brands

With so many conservative groups lobbying against the LGBTQ+ community, only big brands can be brave enough to not injure their market share or upset their loyal conservatives, right?...

By Arisha Saroop 26 Jul 2019

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Advertising: Making it mean something

After Cannes, I found it difficult to write anything. It felt like everything had been said. It had been dissected in a million different ways...

By Damon Stapleton 24 Jul 2019

Refilwe Maluleke, MD Yellowwood on stage. © .
#ApexAwards2019: Creating a sustainable future

The golden thread at the recent Apex Awards Masterclass 2019 was to create a sustainable future. This was the overriding message from the presentations on the days that ranged from gender diversity, creating a culture of trust, identifying as an African, balancing media channels or marketing to the township...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Can you handle the heat? Try the #ChilliChallenge
#CSIMonth: Can you handle the heat? Try the #ChilliChallenge

There's a crazy new online challenge doing the rounds and this one comes with a bit of a bite - quite literally. It's called the #ChilliChallenge, and its heating up the internet...

By Sindy Peters 10 Jul 2019

Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn
Must be a shape-shifting black unicorn

"For decades, black parents have told their children that in order to succeed despite racial discrimination, they need to be twice as good, twice as smart, twice as dependable, and twice as talented."

By Rebone Masemola 3 Jul 2019

Advertising can lead the charge on climate change. Here's how
Advertising can lead the charge on climate change. Here's how

The climate crisis has been a dark cloud on the horizon for some time now, but 2019 is the year the world's political and business leaders at Davos officially put the issue at the top of their "worry list"...

By Andrew MacKenzie 3 Jul 2019

Anchor and correspondent for CNN International, Julia Chatterley.
#CannesLions2019: CNN's Julia Chatterley on talking pride, Out of the Shadows

Ann Nurock interviews anchor and correspondent for CNN International, Julia Chatterley at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, about the documentary Out of the Shadows...

By Ann Nurock 25 Jun 2019

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