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One year on: #Covid-19 by the numbers

Today, 5 March, marks the first anniversary since the first Covid-19 case was identified in South Africa. How the world has changed since then...

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less
#OrchidsandOnions: New advert is Price-less

Entertaining: insights into culture, language and prejudices; Sunday Times booze advertorial sets new standard for media capture...

By Brendan Seery 2 Mar 2021

4 easy ways to help your friendly neighbourhood musician survive Covid-19
4 easy ways to help your friendly neighbourhood musician survive Covid-19

Here are a few ways you can put your hard-earned randelas to good use by helping your favourite musicians.

By Tecla Ciolfi 1 Mar 2021

7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3
7 easy ways to help support South African restaurants and wineries during Level 3

It is no dispute that the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions - lockdown, curfew and the alcohol ban (as necessary as they have been in certain circumstances) - have had a devastating effect on South Africa's hospitality and wine industries...

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear
#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

By Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021

Richard dos Santos
#BizTrends2021: 2021 holds supply chain profession's greatest endeavour ever

With the worldwide roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, life and economies could potentially see a return to some semblance of normality by the end of 2021...

By Richard dos Santos 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Advertising and Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Advertising and Covid-19

It is undeniable that the ongoing global pandemic has affected the advertising industry. It has upended the industry's current and future advertising campaign plans and prompted creatives to re-evaluate their strategies to better suit the changing landscape...

By Sibusiso Sitole 6 Jan 2021

The distribution of a vaccine is another example of how everything about Covid is very different if you're poor
The distribution of a vaccine is another example of how everything about Covid is very different if you're poor

Covid, like life, is very different for the poor. This applies to poor people as well as to poor countries...

By John Davenport, Issued by Havas Johannesburg 22 Dec 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: 'Covidiots' take note...
#OrchidsandOnions: 'Covidiots' take note...

Don't be a moegoe: solidarity's Covid ads funny and on point; Belligerent Santam is hung out to dry in the court of public opinion...

By Brendan Seery 22 Dec 2020

Henk Pretorius chats new horror film 'The Unfamiliar' and filmaking during Covid-19
Henk Pretorius chats new horror film 'The Unfamiliar' and filmaking during Covid-19

2020 horror film, The Unfamiliar is now available for streaming in South Africa. Daniel Dercksen chats to director Henk Pretorius for the behind the scenes scoop as well as his thoughts on the affect of Covid-19 on the film industry...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Nov 2020

Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemic

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler
How the events and entertainment industry can rebuild post-lockdown - Q&A with Steve Cuzen of Howler

We chat to Steve Cuzen, chief operating officer at Howler, about reviving and rebuilding the South African events and entertainment industry and touch on the emergence of virtual events post-lockdown...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Despite Covid-19 health eatery Poké Co expands - Q&A with founder Andrew Flanagan
#DoBizZA: Despite Covid-19 health eatery Poké Co expands - Q&A with founder Andrew Flanagan

Despite the challenges facing the food and beverage industry as a result of Covid-19, Andrew Flanagan, founder of health food restaurant Poké Co, recently opened his fourth store...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery
#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Sep 2020

Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching
Impact of remote working, changing office market could be far-reaching

Ever since the Covid-19 hard lockdowns began in all seriousness across the world earlier this year, the world has been abuzz with talk of how the crisis has changed the world...

By John Loos 14 Sep 2020

7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SA
7 secluded, self-catering getaways to take advantage of now leisure travel is open in SA

Add these secluded, self-catering accommodation options in the Western Cape to your social-distancing getaway list now that leisure travel has opened up...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Aug 2020

Anna Shvets via Pexels
Navigating the new hygiene standards in retail

Consumer-facing industries have had to take exceptional precautions in a time of rapid change with business, people, processes and stakeholders retuning to adopt new approaches...

By Michael Smollan 19 Aug 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

By Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

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FLM campaign dents SA's deepening hunger crisis

Food Lover's Market's fourth annual Hunger Month campaign raised funds equating to 1,030,888 meals, exceeding the fresh produce retailer's 1 million meal target for 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Aug 2020

How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19
How to prepare for an out-of-town trip during Covid-19

Now that summer is here, one of the things people are thinking about is a road trip. But with the threat of the coronavirus, travel safety takes on a new meaning...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 4 Aug 2020

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Should your brand self-isolate during a pandemic?

Paula Sartini, founder and CEO at BrandQuantum explains why putting brand, strategy and customer on hold is not an option...

By Paula Sartini 4 Aug 2020

Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?
Excuse me Mr President, could we have a drink, please?

Contrary to popular belief, if you make something that people want illegal, it doesn't just go away...

By Rowan Leibbrandt 3 Aug 2020

Shorn Khumalo
#SurvivorStories: I had a spiritual conversation with my body to fight, Shorn Khumalo

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. PR consultant, Shorn Khumalo talks us through his journey...

By Nicci Botha 3 Aug 2020

Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo
Andrew Stein on how Game is rediscovering its retail mojo

Game's vice president shares how the retailer has navigated business challenges and opportunities over the last 50 years, and how it aims to remain relevant beyond 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Jul 2020

Dr Keith Cloete
Signs that Western Cape is over its Covid-19 peak

There are early signs that the Western Cape may have crested the Covid-19 curve, even though restrictions have been eased and more economic activity has resumed...

By Nicci Botha 30 Jul 2020

Virtual shopping with Under Armour
Virtual shopping with Under Armour

The virtual shopping service gives the customer a one-on-one consultation with an in-store Under Armour tech specialist using a video teleconference tool like Zoom...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: How Liberty Two Degrees is helping co-create a better tomorrow
#BizUnity: How Liberty Two Degrees is helping co-create a better tomorrow

To help restart the economy and pay it forward, Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) launched its #CreateTomorrow campaign...

By Sindy Peters 27 Jul 2020

Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism
Hats off (and masks on) to those on the frontline of local tourism

In an industry that serves almost 1,5 million of the economically active population in South Africa, and in an economy that was already ailing before the onset of Covid-19, the stakes couldn't be higher...

By Ryan Enslin 27 Jul 2020

Neesa Moodley
#SurvivorStories: Take comfort from the support you will undoubtedly receive

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Freelance financial journalist and mom, Neesa Moodley talks us through her journey...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2020

First they took Tempo, and now everything is off beat
First they took Tempo, and now everything is off beat

The Covid pandemic has resulted in loss on many levels, and there is little doubt that our emotional stability is more at risk than ever before...

By Howard Feldman 22 Jul 2020

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