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Deep-fried fashion: KFC x Crocs clogs are coming
Deep-fried fashion: KFC x Crocs clogs are coming

KFC has collaborated with footwear brand Crocs to introduce clogs inspired by the fast-food brand's iconic bucket of chicken.

1 day ago

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Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiences
Valentine's spend: South Africans splash out on romantic experiences

South Africa's 'love economy' continues to grow, with Valentine's Day spend up 11% and the overall number of transactions increasing by 36% over the past three years.

14 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#StartupStory: Kru & Co on 'going viral', why TikTok is the future of social media
#StartupStory: Kru & Co on 'going viral', why TikTok is the future of social media

Lanie Krugel has just launched Kru & Co, a South African social media agency - yes, the name originates from her surname. We discussed the agency's startup story and social media trends for South Africa to wake up to, on a summer's day, over icy drinks at Jason's Bakery in Green Point.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Feb 2020

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Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking
Adidas and Ikea lead 2020 sustainable cotton ranking

Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton. From 6th place in the last ranking, the apparel company now sources 100% of its cotton from sustainable sources and leads the Cotton Ranking 2020 with the most established brand for sustainable cotton. Ikea and H&M Group came in second and third place respectively.

13 Feb 2020

LIFESTYLE

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 starts at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) tomorrow and runs until Sunday, 16 February. Showcasing over 400 artists, 93 galleries, informative talks, art documentaries and much more the fair is one of the largest and leading events on the African art calendar.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year.

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines
Magazines ABC Q4 2019: A subdued quarter for magazines

The final quarter of the 2019 Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa (ABC)'s magazine circulation results was a subdued affair, characterised by further decreases, with only a few publications able to boast good to excellent increases on the quarter and the prior year.

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Everyone is talking about Chicken Licken's EasyBucks meal
Everyone is talking about Chicken Licken's EasyBucks meal

For most South Africans money is tight, so when they see a great deal, they can't help but talk about it. Chicken Licken®, in partnership with Joe Public United, has come up with an exciting campaign featuring a television film that celebrates Chicken Licken's® four affordable meal options called EasyBucks® for only R24 each.

Issued by Joe Public United 12 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Cinevation grows premium audience offering by 10 million
Cinevation grows premium audience offering by 10 million

Cinevation will be increasing its audience offering by well over 10 million viewers through the addition of five new premium media channels.This exciting development will expand its current cinema platform to include other synergistic entertainment, leisure and lifestyle target markets and best meet clients' needs to access their target markets in quality environments and across multiple relevant touchpoints.

Issued by Cinevation 12 Feb 2020

HEALTHCARE

Coronavirus outbreak mapper.
Coronavirus outbreak: a new mapping tool that lets you scroll through timeline

In the final weeks of 2019, a virus slipped furtively from animal to human somewhere in the Chinese city of Wuhan. This inauspicious moment marked the sounding of a starting pistol, unheard at first but now echoing deafeningly across the globe. The race to stop a pandemic had begun.

By Edward Parker 12 Feb 2020

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Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format
Ocean Basket eyes growth in smaller restaurant format

Ocean Basket's new Haasendal Gables restaurant, located in Kuils River, Cape Town, is an example of the seafood restaurant chain's new smaller store format.

11 Feb 2020

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Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store
Ethical e-tailer Faithful to Nature opens first physical store

Popular online retailer Faithful to Nature has opened the doors to its first brick and mortar store, filled with top-performing ethical and eco-friendly products across the company's main categories: health, body and beauty, food, household cleaning and waste-free lifestyle essentials.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist
#WomenInScience: Linda Mahlangu on making her mark as a metallurgist

Annually, 11 February marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science, highlighting the need for greater gender equality in science-related fields. This year's theme is 'Investment in equality in science, technology and innovation in the digitalisation era for inclusive green growth'.

By Sindy Peters 11 Feb 2020