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MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Zoom zinger pays off
#OrchidsandOnions: Zoom zinger pays off

Toyota: outdoors online meeting fiddled to look like 'work-at-home'; But health's Net effort competes with Fikile Mbalula in the Useless Stakes...

By Brendan Seery 6 hours ago

PROPERTY

Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough times
Several contributing factors set to potentially see property market through these tough times

After last month's bleak Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement by finance minister Tito Mboweni, South Africans are settling in for a long and uncertain road to economic recovery...

By Tony Clarke 8 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

Maersk Voyager, deepwater drip ship. Photo supplied
Oil & gas activities trigger big investments in Namibia, Angola and South Africa

Last spring, the Maersk Voyager, an ultra-deepwater drillship under contract by French supermajor Total, sank a wildcat well to a depth of 3,628 metres (11,903 feet) in Block 48...

By NJ Ayuk 10 hours ago

RETAIL

SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020
SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020

Covid-19 has interrupted regular business activities in 2020, including what's become the biggest shopping event on South Africa's retail calendar...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

ICT

Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market
Digital workers, AI will not lead to job replacement in SA's call centre market

Despite fears that technology will replace jobs in the call centre sector, digital workers and AI are expected to help the industry grow and create jobs...

By Ryan Falkenberg 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio
Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio

Seasoned radio host Carol Ofori returns to East Coast Radio to host the station's coveted 9am - 1pm slot. We catch up with her to find out about her return to the station and what she has planned for this new adventure...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Tshepo Tumahole wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Tshepo Tumahole wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public along with Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions, was awarded the 2020 Loeries Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award last week...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period
Why 'sleep mode' isn't an option this December/January period

In previous years we've become accustomed to most businesses going into "sleep mode" over the December-January period in South Africa. If you're thinking of closing your doors over the festive period, you might want to reconsider...

By Nick Grubb 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: Day five winners and Boniswa Pezisa named Loeries Hall of Fame inductee
#Loeries2020: Day five winners and Boniswa Pezisa named Loeries Hall of Fame inductee

On the last and final day of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Friday, 20 November, winners of Film; Film Crafts; Grand Prix; Agency of the Year Award and Regional Agency Group of the Year were announced as well as the Loeries Hall of Fame inductee, Boniswa Pezisa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award
#Newsmaker: Jarryd Duthoit wins Loeries Young Creatives Award

Jarryd Duthoit, a finishing artist at Left Post Productions along with Tshepo Tumahole, a copywriter at Joe Public, was awarded the 2020 Loeries Brand South Africa Young Creatives Award earlier this week...

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Run and Six Minutes To Midnight
#OnTheBigScreen: Run and Six Minutes To Midnight

This week's movies include the suspense thriller Run and the period thriller Six Minutes To Midnight...

By Daniel Dercksen 20 Nov 2020

PROPERTY

Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season
Interest rate disappoints, but South Africans will buy property this festive season

The decision by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to retain the repo rate at 3.5% (home loan base rate at 7%) is disappointing and out of step with the economy...

By Samuel Seeff 20 Nov 2020

PROPERTY

Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market
Low interest rate, realistic pricing sustaining buoyant property market

What we are experiencing at present is a continued strong uptake in demand for residential property acquisitions around the country - particularly in the price band up to R3m...

By Dr Andrew Golding 20 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: Day four winners
#Loeries2020: Day four winners

The Awards announced on day four of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Thursday, 19 November, included Design, Design Crafts, PR and Media Communication, Live Communication and the Marketing Leadership Award...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett
Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett

Synonymous with family holidays, post-matric parties, à la Plett Rage and surf safaris, the small yet vibey seaside town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape is an ideal holiday destination for both families and solo travellers...

By Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and better
New Mini Countryman lands in Mzansi, now bigger and better

I sat in the drivers' seat for a long drive with this new vehicle, and I can confidently say that there is nothing small about the Mini Countryman...

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Nov 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2020 South African Small Business Awards winners
2020 South African Small Business Awards winners

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) hosted the 2020 South African Small Business Awards virtually to announce the champions of entrepreneurship...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Nov 2020

ICT

Why is SaaS so valuable in a post-Covid-19 business environment?
Why is SaaS so valuable in a post-Covid-19 business environment?

The global software-as-a-service (SaaS) market size is projected to reach approximately R4.98tn by 2026. What exactly is causing this growth?

By Johan Scheepers 19 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: Day three winners
#Loeries2020: Day three winners

The Awards announced on day three of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Wednesday, 18 November, included Radio & Audio, Radio Crafts and Student Awards in partnership with Facebook...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheMask: Januario Jano, multidisciplinary visual artist
#BehindtheMask: Januario Jano, multidisciplinary visual artist

This week, we go behind the mask with Januario Jano, a multidisciplinary visual artist and the founder of Pes Descalços...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Organisations need to prioritse data to tell meaningful stories
Organisations need to prioritse data to tell meaningful stories

"Data" is likely to be right up there with the buzzwords of the next decade. But more than mere buzzwords, data is not only here to stay, but will also transform the way in which we all do business...

By Shaune Jordaan 18 Nov 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 5: The false start
#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 5: The false start

In the 20 years I have worked with entrepreneurs, there is a phenomenon I have seen all too often - the false start...

By Allon Raiz 18 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: "The future of advertising is Black, female and healthy"
#Loeries2020: "The future of advertising is Black, female and healthy"

On day two of Loeries Creative Week, Sindiso Nyoni, Nomfundo Myeni and Khethiwe Makhubo discussed the future of advertising for Black females...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: Day two winners
#Loeries2020: Day two winners

The Awards announced on day two of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Tuesday, 17 November, included Digital Communication, Digital Crafts, Integrated Campaign, Media Innovation and Young Creatives...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Katherina Tudball
#Loeries2020: Conceptual thinking is at the heart of everything

On day one of Loeries Creative Week, Katherina Tudball, creative director at Superunion London and this year's Loeries international jury president for design, shared an interesting talk around the theme of visceral creativity...

By Jessica Tennant 17 Nov 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

#GEW2020: Entrepreneurship is a way of life for many
#GEW2020: Entrepreneurship is a way of life for many

"Know what you want and be prepared to have your own beliefs challenged. Understand that failure is not finality, but dwelling on it is the quickest way to derail your future success," says intrepid entrepreneur and businessman Michael Pretorius...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

A new approach to crisis management
A new approach to crisis management

With the outbreak of the coronavirus, many businesses across the world were flung into a state of crisis and every aspect of our lives - how we connect, move, live, and work - were changed...

By Karena Crerar 17 Nov 2020

LIFESTYLE

7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna
7 outdoor adventure activities in Plett and Knysna

Now that the lockdown levels have eased and the travel ban to South Africa has lifted, both locals and overseas visitors can start planning their December holiday trips in the country. Plettenberg Bay and Knysna along the Garden Route in the Western Cape are great holiday destinations for outdoor adventures...

By Ruth Cooper 17 Nov 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Meet Molife Kumona, the new editor-in-chief of GQ South Africa
Meet Molife Kumona, the new editor-in-chief of GQ South Africa

Molife Kumona will take over the reins as editor-in-chief of GQ South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Nov 2020

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