Kim Reid
Takealot searches for group CEO as Kim Reid transitions roles

Takealot founder and CEO Kim Reid has transitioned to the new role of group CEO at Takealot Group and will become chairman of the group during the course of 2021. The search for a new group CEO is underway, and once this appointment is made Reid will step back from day-to-day operations to focus on initiatives that will deliver future value for the group.

2 days ago

Jabulani Sigege appointed as ECD for Wunderman Thompson SA
Jabulani Sigege appointed as ECD for Wunderman Thompson SA

Jabulani is a Zulu word meaning 'rejoice', and that's precisely what the Wunderman Thompson SA team is doing after the confirmation of Jabulani Sigege's appointment. The admired creative lead will join one of the county's largest marketing services agencies as executive creative director on 1 March 2021.

Issued by Wunderman Thompson 2 days ago

Petrol price agony for March 2021
Petrol price agony for March 2021

Another month of price increases awaits for SA motorists as the international oil price has caused some upsets.

By David Taylor 26 Feb 2021

UCT's Katya Krat selected regional winner in 34th Corobrik architectural awards
UCT's Katya Krat selected regional winner in 34th Corobrik architectural awards

Katya Krat from the UCT School of Architecture has been selected as a regional winner in the 34th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards for her thesis Montage, Collage in making Tarkovsky's Zone: Sculpting a cinematic narrative space in a liminal landscape. Krat was awarded a R10,000 prize during an awards ceremony held earlier this month.

26 Feb 2021

Woolworths expands casual wear offering after return to profit growth
Woolworths expands casual wear offering after return to profit growth

South African retailer Woolworths said on Thursday it was expanding its casual and sports leisurewear ranges to reduce reliance on formal wear, after reporting a rise in half-year profit for the first time since 2015.

By Nqobile Dludla 26 Feb 2021

Clockwork expands to the UK
Clockwork expands to the UK

Ex-Engine CMO Richard Dutton and ex-Wunderman Thompson head of strategy Marcus Reynolds are heading up Clockwork UK, the first expansion of Clockwork Media, founded in 2010 in South Africa.

25 Feb 2021

Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery
Agriculture on positive growth trajectory, key to economic recovery

In the South African National Budget Review for 2021, it was revealed that government's recovery plan focuses on raising the economy's long-term growth rate by supporting industries with high employment potential, such as agriculture.

By Unathi Mhlatyana 25 Feb 2021

Cell C makes bold moves to Change Your World
Cell C makes bold moves to Change Your World

Chief Commercial Officer at Cell C, Simo Mkhize, shares details of the company's need for change, how Covid-19 has affected the business, as well as its new brand positioning, including the new Change Your World payoff line, and SA growing digital ecosystem.

Issued by Cell C 25 Feb 2021

Dino Zuccollo is the chair of the 12J Association
Treasury's decision to cancel S12J investments - throwing the baby out with the bathwater

In the 2021 Budget Review tabled with finance minister, Tito Mboweni's budget speech, Treasury announced that Section 12J of the Income Tax Act will not be extended past its sunset date of 30 June 2021. Parliament is now faced with the decision whether to accept Treasury's policy and not extend Section 12J, or take an alternative course of action.

By Dino Zuccollo 25 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Lizanne Peters appointed as business unit director at Joe Public Cape Town
#Newsmaker: Lizanne Peters appointed as business unit director at Joe Public Cape Town

Lizanne Peters was recently appointed as business unit director at Joe Public Cape Town. She has over 16 years industry experience across various sectors such as FMCG, insurance, investment, banking, healthcare and retail as well as four years' experience as the brand manager at Distell and WWF.

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2021

More than half of global business leaders don't expect economic recovery until 2022
More than half of global business leaders don't expect economic recovery until 2022

What impact has Covid-19 had on businesses? And how can they bounce back? We ask 4,500 business leaders across the world.

By Barbara Cador, Issued by Kantar 25 Feb 2021

Cape Town Philharmonic Brass Quintet to hold free pop-up concert at St Georges Mall
Cape Town Philharmonic Brass Quintet to hold free pop-up concert at St Georges Mall

The Cape Town Philharmonic Brass Quintet will hold a free pop-up concert at St Georges Mall, outside Newspaper House, in the Cape Town CBD from 1pm to 1.50pm on Thursday, 25 February 2021.

24 Feb 2021

Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m
Hlayisani Growth Fund successfully secures R350m

Hlayisani Growth Fund (HGF) has announced its first close at R350m to invest into high-growth, high-impact businesses. The funding round was led by Standard Bank and prominent SA family offices.

24 Feb 2021

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