Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
#NedbankIMC2021: Spoofy octopus, the diversity jungle and being true to yourself

Going viral in the middle of a pandemic, tackling the diversity issue in the ad industry and raising the question whether honesty has gone with the wind

By Nicci Botha 1 day ago

#YouthMatters: The mining industry needs more young leaders, says the Minerals Council's Katlego Letsoalo

Katlego Letsoalo is a rising talent in the South African mining industry, and he would like to see is more young people playing a role in the future direction of the sector....

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2021

Ramaphosa lifts embedded generation threshold to 100MW

President Cyril Ramaphosa's surprise announcement that the embedded generation threshold from 1MW to 100MW, as the country reels from stage 3 and 4 loadshedding, is a major step...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2021

#YouthMatters: FNB's Nicholas Riemer is passionate about financial education

Sharing knowledge that helps people make better investment decisions is a huge reward factor for Nicholas Riemer. The 31-year-old heads the investment education space within FNB Wealth and Investments...

By Nicci Botha 10 Jun 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Lucy Lightfoot from RMB

For any organisation, whatever the industry, the concept of a brand is not just important but a business imperative when it comes to establishing a foothold in the market...

By Nicci Botha 22 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sibongile Sibanda of Liberty

Sibongile Sibanda, Liberty's group executive for brand and integrated marketing, believes that the financial services environment is an exciting space for communicators because it exists in highly emotive territory...

By Nicci Botha 21 Apr 2021

#WTMA21 : How will the events industry rebalance itself beyond Covid-19?

The meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) industry was particularly hard hit by the pandemic. The big question is: What will the future of events look like?

By Nicci Botha 7 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Dr Nadia Swart, flight doctor, Netcare 911

Dr Nadia Swart recently made her milestone 100th mercy mission as a flight doctor with Netcare 911. We go behind the mask to find out more about how she landed (pun intended) her dream job that combines her three loves...

By Nicci Botha 16 Mar 2021

One year on: #Covid-19 by the numbers

Friday, 5 March, marked the first anniversary of the first Covid-19 case identified in South Africa. How the world has changed since then...

By Nicci Botha 5 Mar 2021

#EnergyIndaba: Private investment critical to meet Africa's energy needs

Africa has the potential to harvest 1,000 times more than the continent's projected demands for electricity in 2040 from renewable sources...

By Nicci Botha 2 Mar 2021

#EnergyIndaba: Radically different approach needed to power Africa

If the continent dealt with its access to electricity challenge with the same gusto it is applying to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the problem would already be solved...

By Nicci Botha 1 Mar 2021

#BizTrends2021: A small idea can change the world

So many young people are disillusioned by white-picket fence utopia sold to them, because in reality most of them are less well off than their parents and grandparents...

By Nicci Botha 3 Feb 2021

South Africa needs the private sector for economic growth

While redistribution has been the government's priority in righting the country's apartheid past, only economic growth will get South Africa out of the hole created by Covid-19...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jan 2021

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2

Business should support the just energy transition as it could be the pivot to drive new industrial activity in South Africa, André de Ruyter . Eskom CEO, told The Directors' Event webinar.

By Nicci Botha 22 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

By Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

Reskilling is essential for a just energy transition

The energy transition process that will lead us to shift from fossil fuel-based generation to a renewable one started several years ago, and is one that will require new jobs and new skills, as traditional power plants that are reaching their end of life are gradually phased out...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2020

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemic

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

#WomensMonth: I strive to be an empowering leader, says Zimkita Mabindla

Her curiosity about how money works as a young child is what inspired Zimkita Mabindla to become a chartered accountant. But what she really strives for is to be an empowering leader, both professionally and personally...

By Nicci Botha 28 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger to adapt to change

Out of the three things Covid-19 taught Lizeth Kruger, national clinic manager at Dis-Chem, probably the most important is that you have to adapt to change as quickly as possible...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Prepare, prepare, prepare, says Nandipha Solomon

In this Covid-19 era, being able to communicate with dexterity and effectively on online platforms has become extremely important...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2020

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