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'Blue eyes' by Conor McCreedy fetches R8.2m at Art Basel, funds lifesaving NFT campaign in Africa
In an extraordinary blend of art, philanthropy, and digital innovation, the iconic art piece, 'Blue eyes sapphirus falco columbarius' has been sold for a staggering R8.2m at Art Basel in Switzerland. The artwork, a collaboration between globally acclaimed South African-born Conor McCreedy and renowned jewelry designer Suzanne Syz, is making waves not just for its unique design but for its significant philanthropic impact and its pioneering use of NFT technology. 30 Jun 2023 Read more

Peter Diamandis pioneers A360 Metaverse Space Adventure in Ubuntuland
The annual physical Abundance360 event (A360), took place in Los Angeles earlier this year and was attended by hundreds of people. The prestigious event, hosted by world-renowned futurist Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, is where visionary thinkers congregate to learn how to harness the latest technologies, create wealth and solve the world's greatest challenges. Now, for the first time, African thinkers will also have the opportunity to access these teachings. 19 Apr 2023 Read more

Celebrated SA artist Blessing Ngobeni steps into the metaverse
Blessing Ngobeni, the world-renowned, multi-award-winning South African visual artist, has entered the metaverse with a ground-breaking collection that combines physical art pieces with non-fungible token (NFT) digital versions. This collection comprises eight art pieces that are available as pairs, with each set including a physical piece and a digital NFT. 4 Apr 2023 Read more

Metaverse helps bring water to Africa
In a historic move, Africarare, Africa's first metaverse, has joined forces with non-profit organisation Innovation Africa to help deliver clean drinking water to people across the continent. The partnership seeks to empower rural communities by providing access to clean water and light, using Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies, and in doing so, change lives through this innovative approach. 8 Mar 2023 Read more

Nedbank Golf Challenge tees off in the metaverse
True to its promise to lead in digital, go beyond banking, discover new marketing platforms and leverage new technology to better serve its customers, Nedbank recently announced its entry to Web3, having procured land in Africarare, Africa's first metaverse. Now the leading financial institution is inviting fans to enjoy all that the virtual world has to offer with the inaugural Nedbank Golf Challenge set to take place in Ubuntuland. 9 Nov 2022 Read more

CyberKongz go ape in Africa
One of the largest PFP Gaming franchise to set up home in Africarare 24 Oct 2022 Read more

Primedia drives assets into metaverse
Media giant Primedia Pty Ltd has made another forward-thinking leap. The powerhouse organisation that owns Primedia Outdoor, Primedia Broadcasting and award-winning news brand Eyewitness News, has now secured virtual real estate in Africarare, Africa's first metaverse. 11 Oct 2022 Read more

Virtual land for mahala
Africarare puts virtual land up for grabs. 23 May 2022 Read more

African metaverse sells out land in flash sale
149 plots of virtual land scooped up in a few minutes 4 May 2022 Read more

Sold out collection for first African metaverse
Africarare metaverse showcases African creativity - premiere of South African artist Norman Catherine - limited NFT collection sells out in two weeks. 26 Oct 2021 Read more

First African metaverse launches
Africarare metaverse to showcase African creativity
Premiere of South African artist Norman Catherine limited NFT collection
 6 Oct 2021 Read more

7 tech companies to be showcased to potential investors at summit
Online summit provides platform for local tech startups to access global investors 5 Oct 2021 Read more

Learning journeys announced for upcoming future-focussed summit
Programme released for SingularityU South Africa Summit in October featuring over 200 world-leading local and international speakers. 15 Sep 2021 Read more

South African women to take centre stage at upcoming future-focussed summit
SingularityU South Africa Summit in October set to host leading South African and global businesswomen 26 Aug 2021 Read more

SingularityU SA encourages optimism in future-focused summit
SingularityU South Africa Summit in October set to host over 200 world-leading local and international speakers 27 Jul 2021 Read more

Exponential Finance Summit to join forces with the SingularityU South Africa Summit later this year
SingularityU Exponential Finance Summit 2021
will combine with the SingularityU South Africa Summit in October
 8 Jul 2021 Read more

Summit to stimulate investment into Africa
SingularityU announces Exponential Finance Summit 2021, aimed at growing investment ecosystem in Africa 28 May 2021 Read more

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2020 sets new standards for online events globally
Thousands attend much anticipated summit
with over 125 speakers from 44 countries
 20 Oct 2020 Read more

Leading women on stage at SingularityU Online Summit 2020
Programme finalised for much anticipated multi-national summit

Women will take centre stage at the fourth annual SingularityU Summit taking place online on 14 and 15 October 2020. Over 100 speakers from five different continents will present keynotes, host discussions and run workshops spanning across a variety of topics. The top women in various industries have been assembled to share their thought leadership and the latest insights to empower delegates. 2 Oct 2020 Read more

SingularityU Online Summit to contribute to SME growth in 2020
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been identified as productive drivers of inclusive economic growth and development across the African continent. While contributing significantly to the economy, SMEs foster diversification through their development of new and unsaturated sectors of the economy. At the upcoming SingularityU South Africa Summit Online 2020, a host of global speakers and workshops will address the challenges and opportunities facing this sector of industry specifically on 14 and 15 October 2020. 23 Sep 2020 Read more

15 additional speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
SingularityU South Africa has announced an additional 15 speakers who will address Africa at the SingularityU South Africa Summit Online on 14 and 15 October 2020. These add to over 60 speakers announced so far which includes global thought leaders from as far afield as America, Europe and Australia, and includes sought after South African industry leaders. 21 Sep 2020 Read more

Headline speakers announced for the SingularityU SA Online Summit 2020
SingularityU South Africa has announced the first 40 speakers that will address Africa at the SingularityU South Africa Summit Online on 14 and 15 October 2020. The lineup includes thought leaders from across the globe, some as far as USA, Denmark, Netherlands and Australia, and includes sought after South African captains of industry. 9 Sep 2020 Read more

SingularityU South Africa announces Online Summit for 2020
SingularityU South Africa has announced its plans for the SingularityU South Africa Summit Online 2020. This year's summit will span across two days, with over 80+ speakers, two main stages, 50+ sessions, 15+ workshops and over 30 hours of special programming. Now in its fourth year, and known for exceeding expectations every year, the 2020 event will take place on 14 and 15 October in a custom built online environment. 24 Aug 2020 Read more

Leadership in the time of Covid-19 with David Roberts
Last week, SingularityU South Africa (SUSA) hosted a fully immersive virtual reality event for SUSA partners, alumni and chapter members via V-Hive - a proudly South African virtual reality platform that creates virtual environments and lifelike avatars for events, meetings and conferences. 4 May 2020 Read more

Help your business stand out with an explainer video
You know video has higher user engagement than other forms of content. But so does everyone else. Anyone, anywhere, can watch the videos you've posted to your social feeds or on your site. That's great; but just because they can, doesn't mean they will. Your videos need to capture imagination through storytelling and to be slick and well-produced in order to grab attention. 30 Apr 2020 Read more

The answer to your communication problem lies in animation
Covid-19 has caused major disruption in all industries. As we adapt to this new way of life, it doesn't change the fact that companies still need to communicate with their clients and staff and work with agencies and production companies to produce content. Businesses still need to communicate and advertise, if only to assure customers that they are still here, and will be when people are allowed to leave their houses again. 28 Apr 2020 Read more

Together, apart, virtually
The Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing global (and national) lockdown has, no doubt, disrupted normal society. It's no longer a case of business as usual as there's a worldwide race towards the virtualisation and digitalisation of the work force and various industries. 23 Apr 2020 Read more

The great migration into virtualisation
In late 2019, when you were sitting at your dinner table surrounded by family and friends - whether you were celebrating Chanukah or Christmas - you didn't imagine that by mid-March office blocks would become somewhat temporarily obsolete and that you'd be working full-time from home. None of us did. 22 Apr 2020 Read more

Content trends 2020: fast video
This article is part of Mann Made's Content Trends 2020 series. Subscribe here for free updates. 16 Apr 2020 Read more

Your event doesn't have to die thanks to V-Hive!
Change is inevitable in business, especially with the exponential rate technology is moving at. Rapidly evolving business landscapes and circumstances outside our control - like Covid-19 - mean that now, more than ever, we have to be open to change and agility. 15 Apr 2020 Read more

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 sets new standards for technology and innovation on the continent
"An insightful and game changing event" - Shaahid Kara
"A summit that will change the future of Africa" - Chantel Smith
"What a time to be alive in Africa" - Mduduzi Hlope
 21 Oct 2019 Read more

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 full schedule announced
SingularityU South Africa to host over 25 international and local thought leaders bringing together innovators and disruptors from around the world to #futureproofAfrica 19 Sep 2019 Read more

SingularityU South Africa launches a media app
SingularityU South Africa pioneers media relations through a user friendly mobile app, making its editorial content more easily accessible 30 Jul 2019 Read more

Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit exceeds all expectations
SingularityU South Africa brought together global thought leaders in technology, finance, and investment 6 Jun 2019 Read more

New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programme
SingularityU South Africa brings together over 20 global thought leaders in technology, finance, and investment 24 Apr 2019 Read more

SingularityU South Africa aims to future-proof Africa through the finance sector
"Africa needs to come to grips with owning her future. If there is no plan for the future, then it is quite likely that there is no hope for the future." - Dr. Geci Karuri-Sebina. 7 Feb 2019 Read more

Mann Made embraces exponential change
SingularityU co-founder, Peter Diamandis, defines a Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) as a business' aspirational motivation that brings purpose, solves big problems, creates meaningful work, and helps drive future goals. SingularityU's driving motivation is to "Positively impact the lives of a billion people", for TED it's "Ideas worth spreading", while Google drives itself forward with the mission to "Organise the world's information", and for Tesla it's to "Accelerate the transition to sustainable transportation". 9 Apr 2018 Read more

Top five finalists announced
SingularityU Chapters in Southern Africa has chosen its top five finalists who will go on to present its global crisis solutions to an esteemed judging panel and live audience. 8 May 2017 Read more

Leaders in the health industry gather to talk exponential technology
The South African Chapters of SingularityU South Africa hosted the Discovery and Exponential Learning About the Future of Health ‘Summits' in Johannesburg and Cape Town last week. The ‘Summits' celebrate the bringing together of South African pioneers and leading experts in the health industry as part of its community-building strategy with SingularityU based at Nasa in Silicon Valley. 13 Apr 2017 Read more

Entries close on 18 April for the SingularityU Southern Africa GIC
Entries close 18 April 2017 for the Singularity University (SU), Global Impact Challenge (GIC). This challenge is an open call to innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, and technologists to foster moonshot innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in southern Africa. 12 Apr 2017 Read more

Mann Made Media announces BBBEE ownership deal with the Maharashi Institute
Mann Made Media is proud to announce its BBBEE ownership deal that will have a positive impact on the future of the South African economy and a significant influence on young black women. 10 Mar 2017 Read more

Mann Made Media hosts the SABMiller and AB InBev Megabrew conference
After waiting a few years Mann Made Media (MMM) finally had its chance to take on the South African conference of all conferences, the SAB's annual Strategic Marketing, Sales and Distribution Conference. In 2016 MMM pitched for the event and was awarded the account to produce this prestigious annual event. 3 Feb 2017 Read more

Connecting champions with Carling Black Label
Brand specialist agency Mann Made Media and South Africa's most awarded beer, Carling Black Label, joined forces with South African men to form a team of champions through an interactive Carling Black Label taste challenge activations campaign that broke all targets and reached almost 20,000 consumers. 28 Oct 2013 Read more

Mann Made Media inspired by The Lunchbox Fund
"There are millions of pictures of food shared on the internet everyday," says South African-born Topaz Page-Green, founder of non-profit organisation The Lunchbox Fund, which is committed to feeding thousands of orphaned and vulnerable school children in townships and rural areas around South Africa. Brand experience agency Mann Made Media has thrown its weight behind the campaign in support of the good work Topaz and her Lunchbox Fund team do at nine schools in Gauteng, Limpopo and the Western Cape. 21 Oct 2013 Read more

Mann Made Media breaks boundaries with Barloworld
Brand experience agency Mann Made Media teamed up with Barloworld to create a visual smorgasbord of mirrored surfaces and a deconstructed cube theme for the company's annual Global Leadership Conference to shift perspectives in its senior managers. 19 Sep 2013 Read more

MTN Radio Awards presents the winners with Mann Made Media
Future Group have appointed leading experiential agency, Mann Made Media to handle the production of the 2013 MTN Radio Awards. 15 Mar 2013 Read more

Brave clients get what they deserve
The great thing about a brave client is that they can scare you with their demands. I mean the clients that are driven by the commercial imperative to inform and inspire. The clients that want something that is both strategically smart and creatively unique. These are the clients that make my job so much harder, and my work that much better. 13 Dec 2012 Read more

Mann Made Media partners with Unisa for the 2012 Chancellor's Calabash Awards Dinner
Mann Made Media, local multimedia events specialists, recently worked with Unisa to hold the institution's Annual Chancellor's Calabash Awards Dinner. Held on October 11th in the Kgorong Building at the Unisa Main Campus in Tshwane, the prestigious event attracted a high-profile audience of leaders in academia, industry and government. 5 Dec 2012 Read more

Mann Made Media introduces Lefatse Vehicle Solutions to SA
With the recent formation of Lefatse Vehicle Solutions - the result of a partnership between Boitumelong Holdings and Ros Roca Group - a leading manufacturer of waste equipment in Europe, Mann Made Media was tasked with developing a creative identity for the new brand. 28 Nov 2012 Read more

Taverner takes the floor at SAB Zenzele AGM
Having initiated the internationally celebrated SAB Zenzele BBBEE share ownership scheme for its large taverner community, beverage giant SAB is intent on communicating clearly to its new business partners. 23 Nov 2012 Read more

I often hear that everybody's creative, right? Anybody can come up with an idea or a solution to a problem. So why do we need creatives? I mean; we're a creative species. We created our way out of the trees and caves into loft apartments and caravans. 27 Sep 2012 Read more

How business can benefit from great storytelling
Storytelling is an ancient art - we humans have used it to entertain, educate and record our foibles for thousands of years. Naturally, the mediums through which we spin our elaborate (or not so elaborate) yarns have changed, evolving from cave paintings to 140 character Tweets and tackily shot YouTube videos. 18 Sep 2012 Read more

SAB partners with Mann Made Media to coordinate KickStart Awards
Beverage giant SAB teamed up with brand experience agency Mann Made Media to make their prestigious KickStart Awards an event to remember. Using a creative combination of digital and interactive elements, Mann Made Media designed a unique and entertaining event to honour SAB's winners. The event was held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. 12 Sep 2012 Read more

The perils of pitching and speed dating
Half the job of a creative director is quite literally spotting the creative idea and giving it direction. 6 Sep 2012 Read more

Brand new storytelling
As a young playwright in London I learned the commercial impact of poor storytelling when a theatre producing one of my more experimental pieces cancelled the run due to audience absenteeism. 1 Aug 2012 Read more

When you hire people to conceive and produce multimedia communications for your brand, it's important to make sure that they're staying up to date with the latest and greatest creative practitioners in the industry. 26 Jul 2012 Read more

In partnership with SAB, brand experience agency Mann Made Media is tackling a pressing issue facing our society today - alcohol abuse - using a creative combination of multimedia and industrial theatre. 25 Jul 2012 Read more

Mann Made Media captures the King of SA Comedy
When local comedy hero John Vlismas turned 39, he refused to let the experience of maturation pass without commentary or provocation. In true Vlismas style, he chose to celebrate with "38' Special", a two-hour comedy special at The Lyric Theatre. 12 Jul 2012 Read more

Recognition provides a wonderful opportunity to learn and this often happens when a situation that resonates with the audience is portrayed through a powerful medium - such as industrial theatre. 7 Jun 2012 Read more

Creative strategy is like conceptual architecture; it underpins the direction of a campaign, provides form, shape and function to an idea, and offers a blueprint for execution. 21 May 2012 Read more

When SAB first approached Mann Made Media with the idea of creating a nationwide Tavern Rally aimed at promoting certain best-practise executions in these retailer outlets, we were excited by the opportunity to bring their commitment to their customers to life in a dramatic and engaging manner. 15 May 2012 Read more

Brief encounters
You only realise how important a good brief is when you have to work on a bad one. 20 Apr 2012 Read more