On 28 April 2021, Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel, advertised a Final Notice in the Government Gazette designating the British and Irish Lions Rugby Tour as a 'protected event'...
Janine Hollesen 30 Apr 2021
As we prepare to welcome the British and Irish Lions to South Africa, here's a look at the full ramifications around this year's British and Irish Lions Tour...
If spectators are permitted, the Lions Tour is expected to bring about 30,000 Lions fans and R6bn in direct and indirect spend to South Africa...
The statement "we are not having fun together right now" really describes the current reality in the leisure activities, sport, entertainment and live events space...
Judith Mugeni 13 Jan 2021
PT SportSuite have been chosen by The British and Irish Lions to provide media services, which empower the Lions' to tell the story of the 2021 tour to South Africa...
Issued by Publisher’s Toolbox 24 Nov 2020
Sport plays a significant role in South African culture and speaks a universal language, which breaks down barriers and cuts through income and ethnic divides...
Issued by Openfield 5 Aug 2020
More documentaries have been added to the 2020 Encounters Documentary Film Festival lineup. This year's festival programme will make almost all films on the programme free-of-charge to view on virtual platforms from 20 to 30 August 2020...
Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody's downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa's residential property market?
Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2019
Music featured strongly at Cannes Lions 2017. I chatted to Josh Partridge, director for EMEA, LatAm and Canada at Shazam, live in Cannes...
Ann Nurock 23 Jun 2017
"You need a fair smattering of idiotic guts, seed cash and luck to make it as a newcomer in this industry."
The Nokia Cape Town Tens, taking place on 7-8 February 2014 at the Hamilton's Rugby Club Green Point, has announced its line-up of international and local rugby legends who will be participating as part of the 100 rugby teams. Bob Skinstad & Rob Fleck, co-founders of the event, will be on the field and hosting the event
DHL was officially named as the logistics partner of the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Ellis Park, during a press briefing late last week.
Digital sports media company, TEAMtalk media, is famous not only for its dynamic digital sports sites, but now also for its 'aerodynamic' management and sales team. Sporting the latest in smooth hairdos, the TEAMtalkers are ready to spring into action.
Issued by Ole!Connect 4 Jul 2013
UTV Media recently announced the appointment of Adam Mills as the new sales director of talkSPORT and Sport magazine.
GAYDON, UK: Land Rover announced yesterday, 24 November 2010, its sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand and Rugby World Cup 2015 in England. As part of the deal for both tournaments the company will supply vehicles to support the organisers, teams and officials. It is the first time that the leading car manufacturer has been involved with rugby's showcase tournament.
LONDON, UK: HSBC has renewed their sponsorship to be Principal Partner to the British & Irish Lions. The team will also play first-ever game in Hong Kong, facing the Barbarians in tour opener. Andy Irvine is the tour manager to Australia in 2013, with Gerald Davies becoming chairman of British Lions Limited.
As 2009 is drawing to a close and the tourism industry is heaving a sigh of relief that one of the worst years in travel history is almost over, when - as one analyst put it - “consumer greed turned to consumer fear”, the forthcoming world cup year holds promising prospects for those who are at the forefront of sports tourism.
Dr Nikolaus Eberl 9 Dec 2009
Google released its 2009 annual search trends for South Africa yesterday, Tuesday, 1 December 2009. After a year of elections, sporting events, celebrity news (not to mention a recession), its Zeitgeist provides an insight into what people in South Africa are concerned about and interested in.
Last week, the Smile Foundation partnered with Vodacom and the Department of Health through the management and medical staff of Tygerberg Hospital, to secure necessary surgery for thirty-three youngsters from the Western Cape. Vodacom also funds the Smile Foundation's psychosocial support programme.
CAPE TOWN: Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe has assured soccer teams and international visitors arriving in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup that they will be safe during their stay.
"Our Ondine wines are named after the ballet of the same name, choreographed specially for legendary ballerina Margot Fonteyn, by Sir Frederick Ashton, " commented Theo Basson, owner and co-winemaker of Ormonde Private Cellar, on the appointment of Ondine as the official wine for the South African Ballet Theatre (SABT) last week.
Writing in the New York Times in late July this year, Howard W French told a truth often ignored. “As a matter of convention,” he wrote, “we constantly say and write things about Africa that would be unimaginable with any other continent.
Justice Malala 7 Oct 2009
Air travel cost should remain stable despite rise in fuel prices says Mango CEO.
Many television advertising campaigns are designed to have ‘legs', meaning that the big idea behind the campaign has the ability to be recreated through numerous different scenarios and stories. Over the years Vodacom and its long-standing marketing partner, Draftfcb SA, have developed several iconic characters and larger-than-life stories.
Issued by Nahana Communications Group 8 Jun 2009
The Publishing Partnership (TPP) has announced that it will be publishing the official tour book of the Castle South Africa 2009 Lions Series. Tenfour Media will be the creative partner in this venture.
South Africa's football and rugby leaders are working together in order to maximise the use of the country's stadiums, using the forthcoming Castle South Africa 2009 Lions Series as a logistical rehearsal for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says there are “no major surprises” amongst the 37-strong British & Irish Lions tour squad that was announced by Manager Gerald Davies and Head Coach Ian McGeechan in London earlier on Tuesday.
Following on the successful joint venture with the Springbok Supporters Club to bring Boktown to Montecasino for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Tsogo Sun Gaming, the gaming giant which holds licenses for seven diverse leisure destinations throughout South Africa, has concluded a partnership agreement with the Springbok Supporters Club and South African Breweries to once again host the official supporters village for the upcoming Castle South Africa 2009 Lions Series.
It has been announced that a local consortium, headed up by sporting goods distributor, Super-Brands has recently acquired Canterbury South Africa. The global brand, best known to South Africans for sponsoring and manufacturing the Springbok rugby kit since 1994, will now be exclusively distributed and marketed by the Super-Brands Group consortium.
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has selected Avusa Media Limited to publish the 2009 Official Lions Tour Guide. The project will be run under Avusa Magazine Division, which produces over 40 market-leading magazines, including several of South African and international sports titles.
South African Breweries Ltd (SAB) have been named as the title sponsors of the prestigious tour of South Africa by the British & Irish Lions in a R25m deal with SA Rugby.
Ogilvy Cape Town has won a three-way pitch to be appointed as the agency of record for SA Rugby and the Lions Tour, it was announced this morning, Tuesday, 9 December 2008. The assignment includes corporate identity, corporate communications, activation and PR around the Lions Tour.
SA Rugby is looking to appoint a publications partner to produce match programmes and other ancillary publications to coincide with the British and Irish Lions touring South Africa in 12 months' time.