8 Apr 2021

Marketing & Media
The art of communications excellence
The art of communications excellence

In a business landscape that has undergone a major metamorphosis, the role of communications has become critical...

Jacki McEwen-Powell 2 days ago;

Healthcare
Health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize
Pandemic highlights health inequalities

Inequalities in South Africa's healthcare system have been brought into sharper focus by the Covid-19 pandemic...

2 days ago;

Justin Malherbe, senior associate attorney, Webber Wentzel
PoPI reinforces systems already in place in the healthcare industry

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI), which comes into full force later this year, is not something for the healthcare industry to fear...

Justin Malherbe 2 days ago;

Retail
Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025
Target to spend more than $2bn with Black-owned businesses by 2025

Target will add products from more than 500 Black-owned businesses across its multi-category assortment and increase its spend with more Black-owned companies...

2 days ago;

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Pricing strategy and the power of perception

Price is the final barrier or motivation to purchase, says Nevo Hadas from DYDX...

Nevo Hadas 2 days ago;

Energy & Mining
Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assets
Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assets

Anglo American is to transfer its thermal coal assets in South Africa to a new company amid growing pressure from shareholders who want to minimise their exposure to fossil fuels.

2 days ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic
Climate change will be more disruptive than the Covid-19 pandemic

The strong consensus of opinion in the scientific community is that the climate is changing, and global temperatures are rising...

Lisa Pines 2 days ago;

Finance
Fred Razak, chief trading strategist, CMTrading
The cryptocurrency revolution. What's the outlook for 2021?

The Bitcoin price has surged up to $60,000. There are a few influencing factors that have contributed to this phenomenal rise in the cryptocurrency's fortunes...

Fred Razak 2 days ago;

Construction & Engineering
Why correct handling, storage, transportation of plastic pipes is vital
Why correct handling, storage, transportation of plastic pipes is vital

While the end-users of pipes produced by members of SAPPMA may be confident in their quality, what about the way in which these pipes are stored, handled and transported...

2 days ago;

Property
High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey
High levels of financial pressure-related selling perceived in commercial property sector - FNB survey

We continue with the first quarter 2021 results of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey, which surveys a sample of commercial property brokers in the six major metros of South Africa...

John Loos 2 days ago;

Lifestyle
Zeitz MOCAA's April lineup celebrates SA's 27 years of freedom
Zeitz MOCAA's April lineup celebrates SA's 27 years of freedom

In April 2021, South Africa marks 27 years since it held its first democratic elections that brought an end to the Apartheid regime. In line with this occasion, the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town will celebrate freedom during its April lineup.

2 days ago;

Marketing & Media
#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group
#BehindtheMask: Candice Thomas, marketing executive at Cape Union Mart Group

Candice Thomas tells us that what's really behind her mask is a fierce female who loves bubbly a little too much, takes life a little seriously, but knows the importance of working hard and balancing that with some good fun...

Jessica Tennant 3 days ago;

Customer experience management in the new normal
Customer experience management in the new normal

At home, online and ready to engage - this is the consumer in the new normal. During their prolonged time at home, consumers have become more willing and able to use digital methods of engagement...

Ntombi Mhangwani 3 days ago;

Retail
Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobs
Krispy Kreme in SA: 23 stores, 300 sales channels, 600 jobs

The brand is keeping pace with its legislated development milestones and has also established five production facilities...

3 days ago;

KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produce
KZN couple continues family tradition supplying first-grade fresh produce

Two pensioners from KwaZulu-Natal have continued their family tradition of farming in the La Mercy region...

3 days ago;

CSI & Sustainability
CAFSA launches Validate4Good to help NPOs become eligible for funding
CAFSA launches Validate4Good to help NPOs become eligible for funding

Research by the CAFSA has revealed that some NPOs, while rendering critical services, don't have the compliance resources or expertise to be deemed grant ready...

3 days ago;

#StartupStory: Crowd-sourced safety platform SOSS steps up in fight against GBV
#StartupStory: Crowd-sourced safety platform SOSS steps up in fight against GBV

Looking to help curb the number of GBV cases and assist those at risk, Thabo Nonkenge and his business partners have developed SOSS...

Sindy Peters 3 days ago;

HR & Management
Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leave
Remote working - no reason to overlook annual leave

While many employers and employees are fast adapting to an anywhere, always-on workplace, they remain bound by labour laws relating to reasonable regulation of working hours and annual leave...

Melissa Cogger and Leila de Saude 3 days ago;

Legal
Dr Tumi appears in court for fraud
Dr Tumi appears in court for fraud

Gospel artist and medical doctor, Dr Tumi Makweya and his wife have been released on bail after being arrested for allegedly defrauding the National Lotteries Board (NLB)...

Onalenna Mhlongo 3 days ago;

2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance
2 vital tools for carbon tax compliance

While businesses only need to calculate their liability and submit their carbon tax return once a year, compliance with the Carbon Tax Act itself is not a once-off accomplishment, nor is it as difficult to achieve as some organisations think...

Eckart Zollner 3 days ago;

Property
Community housing scheme rules also bound by Constitution
Community housing scheme rules also bound by Constitution

Trustees and directors of community housing schemes cannot simply make up new rules by themselves...

3 days ago;

Education
Unemployed graduate? Become a mentor for JSE Investment Challenge
Unemployed graduate? Become a mentor for JSE Investment Challenge

Through its flagship CSI programme, the Investment Challenge, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is giving unemployed graduates the chance to become mentors or catalyst teachers as part of their personal development, while giving back to their communities...

3 days ago;

South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals
South Africa's higher education funding system can be more realistic without betraying ideals

Ongoing student protests in South Africa have once again highlighted various problems with higher education funding. They boil down to challenges of affordability and sustainability...

Gerald Wangenge-Ouma 3 days ago;

Tourism & Travel
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#ATWVirtual2021 : 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?

Nicci Botha 3 days ago;

Radisson RED Rosebank puts out team recruitment call ahead of June opening
Radisson RED Rosebank puts out team recruitment call ahead of June opening

The hotel, on track to open its doors in June, is ready to recruit with over 40 roles available...

3 days ago;

One year on, the events and conference industry is starting to feel cautiously optimistic
One year on, the events and conference industry is starting to feel cautiously optimistic

Colleen Lategan, Assistant F&B Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront to shares new trends that are emerging as South Africans get interested in once again hosting and attending events.

Colleen Lategan 3 days ago;

ICT
AppCentrix appoints Musa Mahlaba as business development exec
AppCentrix appoints Musa Mahlaba as business development exec

Mahlaba's in this role encompasses the AppCentrix Public Sector Go-To-Market strategy, supporting customers and partners in the government space...

3 days ago;

Telcos are preparing to secure the new wave of 5G connectivity, survey finds
Telcos are preparing to secure the new wave of 5G connectivity, survey finds

Most telcos are also taking steps to secure key aspects of their 5G networks, such as implementing security network slicing, APIs, and more...

3 days ago;

Logistics & Transport
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Reinventing supply chains with digital platforms

It is time for the many pockets of digital progress to give way to digital transformation...

Vukani Mngxati 3 days ago;

Lifestyle
#MusicExchange: Kayleigh Bell releases new single off upcoming album
#MusicExchange: Kayleigh Bell releases new single off upcoming album

Kayleigh Bell is the new kid on the block in the Cape Town music scene. She hails from the Eastern Cape where she has been making waves with her indie/folk music for some years.

Martin Myers 3 days ago;

Automotive
Suzuki sets a new sales month record
Suzuki sets a new sales month record

Suzuki Auto South Africa has just ended its best dealer and overall sales month on record...

3 days ago;

Entrepreneurship
Cutting costs can help SMEs grow
Cutting costs can help SMEs grow

Reducing the cost of supplies, inventory or business operations is common practice amongst many small business owners. Not preserving enough cash could land a business in deep waters...

3 days ago;



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