BREAKING: Groundswell, The Odd Number and King James Group's new joint venture
BREAKING: Groundswell, The Odd Number and King James Group's new joint venture

The Odd Number Group and King James Group have just announced the launch of a new joint venture agency called Groundswell.

20 hours ago

Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECP
Grand Parade sells Burger King South Africa to ECP

Grand Parade Investments (GPI) has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its interest in Burger King South Africa (BKSA) to Emerging Capital Partners, one of Africa's largest private equity groups. The company will also sell to ECP its Grand Foods Meat Plant, which supplies burger patties to Burger King and other businesses.

23 hours ago

HaveYouHeard appoints new MD
HaveYouHeard appoints new MD

HaveYouHeard, the full-service agency launched in Cape Town 11 years ago and now with satellite offices in Johannesburg and London, has appointed its head of integrated execution, Victoria Gabler, as managing director.

Issued by HaveYouHeard 1 day ago

#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur
#StartupStory: NOWNOW becomes reality for young entrepreneur

Imagine this...you're 16 years old, you're in Grade 10 and you're sitting in a classroom and all of a sudden an idea comes to mind - an idea that later became a reality for Eohan Lakey, founder of NOWNOW, a marketplace for local fashion designers and brands.

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

Newzroom Afrika shakes up programming to greet new decade
Newzroom Afrika shakes up programming to greet new decade

Newzroom Afrika is ringing in the 2020s with a programming reboot to keep things fresh and focused for what promises to be a momentous new decade.

Issued by Newzroom Afrika 2 days ago

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SA Tourism launches new brand campaign

SA Tourism has launched the first phase of its brand campaign work with a ninety-second advertisement. SA Tourism has been developing its strategy to achieve the arrivals targets announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa at SONA 2019 through a combination of creating demand for tourist travel to and within South Africa and simultaneously influencing the removal of barriers to travel to South Africa.

3 days ago

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

#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

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

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

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

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