23 Feb 2021

Marketing & Media
#BehindtheMask: Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town
#BehindtheMask: Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town

Ashraf Majiet, creative director at Superunion Cape Town, tells us that what's really behind his mask is a "pretty respectable beard", but also someone who's gone through something like this lockdown before...

Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2021;

Are your marketing leads not converting? This could be why
Are your marketing leads not converting? This could be why

Sylvia Schutte, managing director of Stratitude, shares reasons why your marketing leads are not converting and what you can do to solve it...

Sylvia Schutte 23 Feb 2021;

EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility
EXCLUSIVE: Solly Moeng talks media independence and credibility

I chat with Solly Moeng ahead of the Davos Online Communications Summit, where he was one of the panellists at the virtual event on Thursday 25 February 2021...

Evan-Lee Courie 23 Feb 2021;

Marketing in a world without third-party cookies
Marketing in a world without third-party cookies

Colleen Rose, consulting director at Acceleration, discusses how the move away from third-party cookies is gathering momentum...

Colleen Rose 23 Feb 2021;

#BehindTheMask: Chioma Umeala, up-and-coming actress, filmmaker and producer
#BehindTheMask: Chioma Umeala, up-and-coming actress, filmmaker and producer

This week I catch up with Chioma Umeala, known as Ayo on BET Africa's Isono...

Evan-Lee Courie 23 Feb 2021;

Retail
How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods
How to avoid buying, reselling and losing credibility to counterfeit goods

The internet has become a major enabler in the sale of online counterfeit products, ensuring anonymity and providing counterfeiters with access to a global market...

Jarred West 23 Feb 2021;

Energy & Mining
Shutterstock
How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet

Around the globe, concern is mounting about the unfolding climate and ecological catastrophe...

Judith Verweijen & Alexander Dunlap 23 Feb 2021;

Grand Inga 3. Photo: Congo Research Group
South Africa can't afford hydropower from Inga 3

As finance minister Tito Mboweni prepares to deliver his budget in Parliament this week, it is imperative that he unshackles South Africans from the financial calamity that is the Inga 3 hydropower project..

Siziwe Mota 23 Feb 2021;

Finance
Nazrien Kader, group head of tax, Old Mutual
#BudgetSpeech2021: Moment for contemplation, followed by a leap of faith

Names of places in South Africa are fascinating. My favourite is a place in the Northern Cape called Stilstaan-en-Afspring. I have never been there but I have often wondered how it got its name...

Nazrien Kader 23 Feb 2021;

Agriculture
Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague
Farmers fight back: Making animal feed from a locust plague

Kenya is battling some of the worst locust plagues in decades, but startup The Bug Picture hopes to transform the pests into profits...

Baz Ratner 23 Feb 2021;

Lifestyle
SA-based Environ Skin Care wins top accolade at Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards in the US
SA-based Environ Skin Care wins top accolade at Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards in the US

South African-based skincare brand Environ Skin Care recently received the award for Top Medical Skincare Line of the Decade at the Aesthetic Everything Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine Awards in the USA.

23 Feb 2021;

Marketing & Media
A case for indigenous language speaking creators
A case for indigenous language speaking creators

Brands have this obsession to only want to work with established content creators, completely ignoring many who are building a very loyal following on various platforms....

Njongo Mato 22 Feb 2021;

Creative Agentz collabs with TikTok to launch bespoke booths for content creators
Creative Agentz collabs with TikTok to launch bespoke booths for content creators

Creative Agentz in collaboration with TikTok have launched a bespoke TikTok booth available for creatives to use free of charge at the Creative Agentz premises in Johannesburg at The Zone @ Rosebank....

22 Feb 2021;

Building blocks of right-housing for growth and success
Building blocks of right-housing for growth and success

Right-housing is vital to the success of leading customers through the sales funnel, writes Johanna McDowell...

Johanna McDowell 22 Feb 2021;

What is shaping culture? Entertain us
What is shaping culture? Entertain us

What happens when we run out of shows? Interest in standard television has been dropping with companies like Showmax, Netflix, Prime, Disney and Hulu stealing eyes from TV for years. However, 2020 has had a profound impact on their ability to create content...

Brett Rogers 22 Feb 2021;

Retail
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021;

Credit: P&G
P&G reaffirms commitment to drive gender equality in Africa

P&G announced new declarations aimed to propel gender equality across Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East at its third #WeSeeEqual summit for the region...

22 Feb 2021;

CSI & Sustainability
Share of R1m up for grabs for NPOs in Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards
Share of R1m up for grabs for NPOs in Nedbank Private Wealth Innovation Awards

Two South African non-profit organisations (NPOs) stand the chance to win a share of R1m for showing how they innovated and used technology...

22 Feb 2021;

Agriculture
Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rights
Minister approaches court on small-scale fishing rights

The minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy, will approach the High Court to review and set aside the process of awarding small-scale fishing...

22 Feb 2021;

Construction & Engineering
GVK-Siya Zama CEO urges construction industry peers to remain positive
GVK-Siya Zama CEO urges construction industry peers to remain positive

Eben Meyburgh, CEO at GVK-Siya Zama Building Contractors, believes that the construction industry has the potential to help kickstart the economy. This after the industry declined in 2020...

22 Feb 2021;

Legal
True cost of labour... and minimum wage non-compliance
True cost of labour... and minimum wage non-compliance

Rui Lopes, managing director at Lopes Attorneys, discusses the impact of the revised National Minimum Wage Act and its potential impact on employers...

Rui Lopes 22 Feb 2021;

Education
Parents shut down high schools, demanding places for their children
Parents shut down high schools, demanding places for their children

"No learners will attend school while others don't," says Kraaifontein community leader.

Vincent Lali 22 Feb 2021;

Tourism & Travel
BA reopens Joburg-Harare route
BA reopens Joburg-Harare route

British Airways, operated by Comair, has reopened bookings for daily regional flights between Johannesburg and Harare...

22 Feb 2021;

ICT
UberGo, a low-cost ride service, is now available in South Africa
UberGo, a low-cost ride service, is now available in South Africa

Uber South Africa recently announced that UberNam has been renamed to UberGo and that the service is now available across the country...

22 Feb 2021;

Logistics & Transport
Toll tariffs price hike effective next month
Toll tariffs price hike effective next month

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula approved the 2021 toll tariffs as recommended by the South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited...

22 Feb 2021;

Changes to MyCiTi operating hours
Changes to MyCiTi operating hours

The City of Cape Town has announced that as of 1 March 2021, some of the MyCiTi routes will no longer operate into the late evening...

22 Feb 2021;

Lifestyle
Lume brings luxury beauty to CT's southern suburbs with new Cavendish beauty atelier
Lume brings luxury beauty to CT's southern suburbs with new Cavendish beauty atelier

Lume opened its second beauty atelier at Cavendish Square in Cape Town's southern suburbs. The second edition of the beauty atelier offers an array of beauty treatments for skin and nails.

22 Feb 2021;

SA leg of Red Bull BC One breaking competition returns with 4 nationwide cyphers
SA leg of Red Bull BC One breaking competition returns with 4 nationwide cyphers

The 2021 edition of the Red Bull BC One breaking competition will see four qualifying cyphers across the country during February and March and will conclude at the national final in Cape Town on 24 April 2021. The top B-boy and B-girl will represent South Africa at the Red Bull BC One world final later in the year.

22 Feb 2021;

Automotive
Sasol abandons $2bn rights issue on turnaround progress
Sasol abandons $2bn rights issue on turnaround progress

Sasol said on Monday, 22 February, it has decided not to pursue a rights issue of up to $2bn after significant progress in its turnaround strategy...

22 Feb 2021;

New automotive aftermarket rules: 5 things car owners need to know
New automotive aftermarket rules: 5 things car owners need to know

Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys, lists five essential things owners of new cars need to know about the updated guidelines for the automotive aftermarket...

Filum Ho 22 Feb 2021;

Entrepreneurship
Deadline for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme nears
Deadline for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme nears

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is calling for applications for its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. With the deadline fast approaching on 31 March 2021...

22 Feb 2021;

NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund
NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises...

22 Feb 2021;



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