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TOURISM

A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet
A South African's guide to moving to and Making it in Malta: My favourite diet

This week, we did what many South Africans do - we went out for a meal with friends. Turns out we were in tune with our 'supermaltese' powers as a new survey reveals that the islanders are Europe's keenest restaurant spenders (and consumers of hotel accommodation, but that's another story)...

By Marcus ‘The Maltese Falcon’ Brewster 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Agility vs integration in the PR industry
Agility vs integration in the PR industry

Working in the PR industry makes for an interesting conversation starter with vastly different public opinions. Within the industry, there hasn't been much chatter around the integration and agility of PR agencies, which raises an interesting discussion...

By Lwazi Piti 2 days ago

HR & RECRUITMENT

#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can
#RecruitmentFocus: The local youth employment engine that can

Since 2011, Lulaway, the brainchild of Jake Willis and Errol Freeman, has placed 30,000 young South Africans in jobs...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first
Perfect pitch: Getting the brief right first

If your pitch brief does not adequately explain the "job to be done", it's time and money wasted. To get a functional brief in writing, you need to create a document that communicates enough for an agency to put their heart into getting the job...

By Johanna McDowell 2 days ago

ICT

Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber attacks in the workplace?
Are we making ourselves more vulnerable to cyber attacks in the workplace?

Some organisations still feel that by digitising their businesses, they will be exposing themselves to cyber threats...

By Brendan McAravey 2 days ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: A city on wheels, the Spider-Verse, and the littlest reindeer
#OnTheBigScreen: A city on wheels, the Spider-Verse, and the littlest reindeer

Roma, Mortal Engines, Second Act, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer open at cinemas this Friday...

By Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

RETAIL

#FreshOnTheShelf: New Bos tea, Oh My Goodness, Flora Vegan and Pocket Scotch
#FreshOnTheShelf: New Bos tea, Oh My Goodness, Flora Vegan and Pocket Scotch

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream
#NewCampaign: #FightPlastic w/ SodaStream

SodaStream has released a video campaign to highlight the damage caused by single-use plastic bottles and as a call to shift away from these to reusable packaging...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

RETAIL

J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin
J'Something on launching his own craft gin - Jin Gin

Celebrated muso and foodie J'Something shares the inspiration behind his new gin brand Jin Gin...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Looking up towards 2019
Looking up towards 2019

Gareth Grant, business unit manager at The MediaShop says that we're looking at our smartphones every 12 minutes, but is it making us smarter?...

By Gareth Grant 3 days ago

TOURISM

Mastering the art of giving people what they want in 2019
Mastering the art of giving people what they want in 2019

Personalisation has become a buzzword in the travel industry with the rise of the digital age. As travel businesses, we are increasingly challenged to build a personal connection with the consumer or risk losing them to businesses that do.

By Teresa Richardson 3 days ago

RETAIL

RunwaySale's runaway success
RunwaySale's runaway success

RunwaySale was born from a love of affordable designer brands. The two dynamos behind this business combined their international experience to give South Africans access to premium brands...

By Eugene Yiga 3 days ago

PROPERTY

7 characteristics of great coworking spaces
7 characteristics of great coworking spaces

It's estimated that more than one million people now work in 14,000 coworking spaces around the globe and the trend has become increasingly popular...

By Linda Trim 3 days ago

ICT

Smart cities. Is it wise to get smarter?
Smart cities. Is it wise to get smarter?

We are in an era of intelligent and urgent urban innovation...

By Simon McCullough 3 days ago

ICT

5 productivity hacks for entrepreneurs in 2019
5 productivity hacks for entrepreneurs in 2019

It's that time of year where, in between the mad dash to wrap up work before the holidays, many business leaders and decision-makers look back at their organisation's performance...

By Sacha Matulovich 3 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar has a new energy policy with the ambitious plan of providing universal access and energy security to its citizens by 2030. But this plan is not without its challenges...

By Nicci Botha 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Sean Donovan on TBWA's outstanding year
#Newsmaker: Sean Donovan on TBWA's outstanding year

TBWA\Worldwide has been named Adweek's 2018 Global Agency of the Year based on the strength of its creative product...

By Jessica Tennant 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Packed venue as Heavy Chef announced their top 5 most exciting startups in South Africa.
Heavy Chef names top 5 most exciting startups for 2018

Heavy Chef has named its top five most exciting startups for 2018 and asked each one how they plan to change the world...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Dec 2018

RETAIL

6 tips to prevent online fraud from sinking your business
6 tips to prevent online fraud from sinking your business

The success of the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is testament to the opportunity offered by digital commerce. But local entrepreneurs should not underestimate the threat of online fraud...

By Brendon Williamson 12 Dec 2018

HR & RECRUITMENT

#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO
#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO

Founded in 2015, high-volume recruitment tech startup Giraffe has since attracted over 500,000 South African jobseekers to its platform...

By Sindy Peters 12 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The soft silence of Tokyo

Imagine you are in a city of close to 15 million people. You are walking down a large street. It is a lot like 5th Avenue in New York. For a couple of seconds, you are happily staring at one of the beautiful window displays. You turn around and your child is gone...

By Damon Stapleton 12 Dec 2018

LIFESTYLE

The Shortmarket Club expands with The Commissary
The Shortmarket Club expands with The Commissary

At the recent Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, The Shortmarket Club in Cape Town was ranked as one of the 20 best in the country...

By Eugene Yiga 12 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal
#NewCampaign: You have got to be Mal

Mike Schalit, co-founder of Net#work BBDO, has introduced a new 'Wear it Forward' range of t-shirts and caps with Marlboro Originals through the agency's non-profit Mal Foundation...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Dec 2018

PROPERTY

2018 ending on a more positive note
2018 ending on a more positive note

News that South Africa's GDP increased by 2.2% in Q3, with fuel prices considerably reduced and the end of the technical recession, has ended the year (2018) on a more positive note...

By Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2018

PROPERTY

4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot
4 ways arms-length property valuations are shooting sellers in the foot

Between online service providers, low-cost agencies and traditional real estate agents, sellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to getting a property valuation before they sell...

By Tony Clarke 12 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Thank you... for giving life

Misleading advertising will always get an Onion - and so will you, e-toll collecting agency ETC, for your dishonest and threatening campaign...

By Brendan Seery 11 Dec 2018

ICT

Insight 2019: South Africa's digital prospects start to shine
Insight 2019: South Africa's digital prospects start to shine

South Africa is awaiting the arrival of not one but three international data centres, each representing a major hyperscale provider...

By Doug Woolley 11 Dec 2018

AUTOMOTIVE

#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet
#StartupStory: Meet Bunkr, your fuel wallet

The world, in general, is going through a fuel revolution...

By Evan-Lee Courie 10 Dec 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Customer experience: The marriage of marketing and technology
Customer experience: The marriage of marketing and technology

Paula Sartini, founder and CEO of BrandQuantum, delves into the new role of marketing and IT in the era of Customer Experience...

By Paula Sartini 10 Dec 2018

LIFESTYLE

Geometry of the heart: A review of artist Lars J. Fischedick
Geometry of the heart: A review of artist Lars J. Fischedick

At best, investment art captures and formulates an aspect of reality, leading to a profound paradigm shift. Art that serves as a navigational beacon through turbulent times. Lars J Fischedick is one such artist...

By Roger Metcalfe 10 Dec 2018

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