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#Newsmaker: Adelaide Tshabalala, new head of digital marketing at Hill+Knowlton Strategies SA
#Newsmaker: Adelaide Tshabalala, new head of digital marketing at Hill+Knowlton Strategies SAArticle

Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa has appointed Adelaide Tshabalala as the head of digital marketing...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

RIP Nadia Goetham
RIP Nadia GoethamArticle

Publisher Nadia Goetham died of a Covid-19 medical condition at age 46 on Sunday, 25 April...

29 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Rescue dogs in fashion
#OrchidsandOnions: Rescue dogs in fashionArticle

Two Orchids: Claw photo shoot captures beauty and yearning; PR agency SWM gets Onion for poor copy...

Brendan Seery 28 Apr 2021

'Make a decision that is right for you!'
'Make a decision that is right for you!'Article

Zanele Maduna CA(SA) (28) is currently a senior fund accountant at BNP Paribas in the Jersey Channel Islands but says she is currently transitioning from corporate life to full-time entrepreneurship...

Issued by SAICA 20 Apr 2021

Meet SuperMash, the world's youngest person to do a TEDx talk
Meet SuperMash, the world's youngest person to do a TEDx talkArticle

Prince Mashawana, known as SuperMash, is Africa's first Black child superhero, and will become the youngest person in the world ever to do a TEDx talk...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers to what's in a name
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheers to what's in a nameArticle

Two truths: We forget them and think of everyone as pal - and Savanna knows it; Distell's stance of end justifies means deserves a smelly Onion...

Brendan Seery 20 Apr 2021

Savanna and Grey Africa/WPP Liquid tackle the '#MyFriendZone'
Savanna and Grey Africa/WPP Liquid tackle the '#MyFriendZone'Article

Introducing its latest television commercial, "My friend", Savanna is tackling the #MyFriendZone. Not the one you are probably thinking about; the other kind - the multiple friends South Africans tend to make going around their daily business...

Issued by Grey Africa 8 Apr 2021

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

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 7 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha
#BehindtheMask: Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-ShoshaArticle

Entrepreneur, writer and TV producer Sibulele Siko-Shosha tells us that what's really behind her mask is Rouge Dior 999 Matte. Figuratively speaking though, a cocktail of optimism and fear...

Jessica Tennant 24 Mar 2021

Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcasting
Jon Savage gets real on content creation and podcastingArticle

Jon Savage has, for years, been at the forefront of content creation. Inspired to think differently, he continues to push boundaries when it comes to creating content...

16 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'
#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'Article

In South Africa, access to personal mobility is very unequal, and on top of that, public transport is far from ideal. That means, those with less access to mobility also suffer in terms of social mobility opportunities...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Mar 2021

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

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

Evan-Lee Courie 22 Feb 2021

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete
Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concreteArticle

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

#MusicExchange: Gazelle prepares for comeback with new album
#MusicExchange: Gazelle prepares for comeback with new albumArticle

For the past 10 years, Gazelle, aka Xander Ferreira, has been living and learning in New York City. In February 2020, Gazelle travelled back to South Africa to record a Gazelle comeback album with the working title of From Limpopo with Love...

Martin Myers 9 Feb 2021

#BehindtheMask: Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Africa
#BehindtheMask: Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey AfricaArticle

This week I catch up with Tilesh Bhaga, creative technologist at Grey Advertising Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 2 Feb 2021

#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South Africa
#StartupStory: Scaffold aims to promote queer creators and culture in South AfricaArticle

With over ten years of experience in the media industry producing successful television shows, directing award-winning theatre productions and creating editorial content, Gary Hartley has created Scaffold, a platform for queer creators and culture...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Jan 2021

Jazz legend Jonas Mosa Gwangwa dies
Jazz legend Jonas Mosa Gwangwa diesArticle

South African trombonist, composer and cultural activist, Jonas Mosa Gwangwa died on 23 January 2021 in Johannesburg at age 83...

25 Jan 2021

Don't make these mistakes when starting a business
Don't make these mistakes when starting a businessArticle

There are likely a million different lists on how to be successful in starting a business. Most of them in my experience are either too long or they are outdated....

Kendra Martin 10 Dec 2020

#BehindtheMask: Craig Albert Hannabus, strategy director at Rogerwilco
#BehindtheMask: Craig Albert Hannabus, strategy director at RogerwilcoArticle

This week, we go behind the mask with Craig Albert Hannabus, strategy director at Rogerwilco...

Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2020

Top 5 post-lockdown restaurants in Cape Town's Deep South
Top 5 post-lockdown restaurants in Cape Town's Deep SouthArticle

Live entertainment, takeaways for eating on the premises and running 'specials' are current ways restaurateurs keep patrons keen during tough times. My top 5 post-lockdown restaurants in Cape Town's Deep South, include a Scarborough deli, a village-style pizzeria in Muizenberg and a culinarily-creative spot in Kalk Bay...

Shellee-Kim Gold 2 Dec 2020

Meet the Telkom Netball League superstars
Meet the Telkom Netball League superstarsArticle

Telkom is a proud sponsor of the Telkom Netball League (TNL), in partnership with Netball South Africa. Meet some of the players with aspirations to one day put our country on the map...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 26 Nov 2020

#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launches
#StartupStory: Marisa Calvert Communications launchesArticle

With over 10 years in PR and marketing communications, Marisa Calvert, an award-winning communications professional, launched Marisa Calvert Communications...

Evan-Lee Courie 25 Nov 2020

#MusicExchange: PHFAT releases brand-new single, music video for "Whatever You Like"
#MusicExchange: PHFAT releases brand-new single, music video for "Whatever You Like"Article

PHFAT, enfant terrible of South African electronic rap and stalwart in the local industry, has emerged from a pandemic-induced hiatus to release "Whatever You Like", the latest track in a series of anthological and in some cases autobiographical releases about love and human relationships.

Martin Myers 24 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)
#Loeries2020: The business of belonging and how inclusivity can evolve a brand (part one)Article

During Loeries Creative Week, Jess Weiner, CEO of Talk to Jess in the US talked to the power of inclusivity and of belonging in the work that we do, both in the creative industry and in our work environment...

Jessica Tennant 18 Nov 2020

Checkers deal with Farmer Angus Eggs boosts black-owned regenerative agriculture
Checkers deal with Farmer Angus Eggs boosts black-owned regenerative agricultureArticle

In a recent drive to upskill and empower his farmworkers, regenerative livestock farmer Angus McIntosh sold 85% of his egg business to some of his former employees...

2 Nov 2020

Stanley Sibande: The SA-based, Zambian-born guitar hero
Stanley Sibande: The SA-based, Zambian-born guitar heroArticle

Stanley Sibande Is a South African-based, Zambian-born, solo, acoustic singer-songwriter. He released his new single "Falling Off The Edge", last week...

Martin Myers 27 Oct 2020

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The power of storytelling in 2020Article

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Cindy-Lee Minnaar (co-founder of Indika Communications) has written about how a breast cancer survivor's story has taught her that without authenticity, your brand's story won't have an impact...

Cindy-Lee Minnaar 23 Oct 2020

#HumanTraffickingAwareness: Do you know your childs' exact location?
#HumanTraffickingAwareness: Do you know your childs' exact location?Article

The amount of women and children who go missing in South Africa is cause for national concern...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Turn your kids' artwork into a masterpiece with Kunz
#DoBizZa: Turn your kids' artwork into a masterpiece with KunzArticle

After losing her job as a graphic designer at an events company at the start of the nationwide lockdown, Nelia Kennedy decided it was time to launch Kunz...

Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2020

#DoBizZa: Baskiti, a range of handwoven hanging baskets designed with purpose
#DoBizZa: Baskiti, a range of handwoven hanging baskets designed with purposeArticle

Inspired by her 14-month-old in lockdown, Jana Leonard launched Baskiti, a range of hanging storage baskets designed with purpose...

Evan-Lee Courie 11 Sep 2020

Insights beyond industry data
Insights beyond industry dataArticle

The advertising industry has certainly grown over the past two decades seeing the changes in technology and the way consumers consume media in general, fragmentation upon fra-g-men-ta-tion...

Issued by Advertising Media Forum 26 Aug 2020

Brands and belonging
Brands and belongingArticle

Yellowwood conducted a survey, the Ask Y Study, which found that South Africans are not satisfied with their sense of safety and security...

Issued by TBWA 21 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Michanic, the on-demand car repair service
#StartupStory: Michanic, the on-demand car repair serviceArticle

Michanic is an innovative "Uber-like" technology platform that brings qualified and trustworthy car mechanics right to your doorstep...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto space
#WomensMonth: Tugba Abadan, head of Africa at Paxful, finds success in the crypto spaceArticle

As one of Paxful's brightest young leaders, Tugba Abadan is helping the global next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace bring financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked...

Evan-Lee Courie 20 Aug 2020

Top 5 takeaways that survived lockdown in the Deep South
Top 5 takeaways that survived lockdown in the Deep SouthArticle

As recently cash-strapped restaurant patrons become the new norm, takeaways that are surviving lockdown need to have even more creative cuisine offerings to be noticed...

Shellee-Kim Gold 13 Aug 2020

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The distinctiveness of the Monkey Bread Tree and brand assetsArticle

Jedd Cokayne, business unit director at The MediaShop, says not all brands are created equal and that a distinctive brand will be the most successful during 2020...

Jedd Cokayne 5 Aug 2020

2020 Francois van Coke & Vriende will take place via livestream
2020 Francois van Coke & Vriende will take place via livestreamArticle

This year's Francois van Coke & Vriende will take place via livestream in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. The show will be streamed live from Cape Town on 18 September 2020 at 8pm SAST...

3 Aug 2020

Shamwari adopts WHO-approved Covid-19 measures for September reopening
Shamwari adopts WHO-approved Covid-19 measures for September reopeningArticle

Working with professional health and travel industry bodies, Shamwari Private Game Reserve has developed a set of safety standards to mitigate the possibility of Covid-19 virus spreading at its facilities when it reopens in September...

22 Jul 2020

Clarina de Freitas
#SurvivorStories: Don't take anything for grantedArticle

In our #SurvivorStories series, we put a face to Covid-19 by sharing the stories of people who have fought the virus and come out the other side. Bizcommunity's very own, Clarina de Freitas, talks us through her journey in this first installment...

Nicci Botha 13 Jul 2020

Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the difference
Thuthuka: A programme that makes all the differenceArticle

In the 2019 Saica Nation Building Impact Report, Saica CEO Freeman Nomvalo says: "As Saica celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, we remain committed to our higher purpose of building a better world and illustrating the integral role our noble profession plays in securing the future of our country..."

Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 30 Jun 2020

#MusicExchange: Luna Paige celebrates 21 years in music
#MusicExchange: Luna Paige celebrates 21 years in musicArticle

Luna Paige is celebrating her 21st year in the music industry. She challenged herself to write new material and introduce it to her fans and new audiences during 2020...

Martin Myers 24 Jun 2020

#YouthMonth: A 12-year-old and their mobile device
#YouthMonth: A 12-year-old and their mobile deviceArticle

To celebrate Youth Day, we reached out to some of our younger crew members to find out about their lockdown learnings...

Elaine Wang 15 Jun 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio
#BehindtheMask with... Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by RadioArticle

This week, as part of our #YouthMonth feature, we go behind the mask with Simon Kotze, junior animator at Made by Radio and Gold winner in the Animation & Visual Effects category at the global Young Ones Student Awards in May...

Jessica Tennant 9 Jun 2020

#MusicExchange: Ruff Majik release first single for new album The Devil's Cattle
#MusicExchange: Ruff Majik release first single for new album The Devil's CattleArticle

South African sludge 'n roll wizards Ruff Majik have unleashed "All You Need Is Speed", the first single from their upcoming full-length album The Devil's Cattle, which is set for release on 10 July 2020 via Mongrel Records...

Martin Myers 9 Jun 2020

#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19
#Newsmaker: The New Norm - Bliss Yeni talks Covid-19Article

We speak to Bliss Yeni, the presenter of a new daily factual-entertainment talk show on SABC 3, The New Norm, which started on 1 June 2020...

Juanita Pienaar 3 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has accelerated 4IR [Part 1]Article

Looking around our country and at the lives of our people during this crisis, no one can deny the overwhelming importance of internet access...

Alan Knott-Craig 1 Jun 2020

#MusicExchange: December Streets confront the "Haters"
#MusicExchange: December Streets confront the "Haters"Article

Local sensations December Streets have climbed to fame over the years with their dynamic and addictive indie-pop hits, most recently resulting in singles such as "Wild Heart", "Summertime" and "Messed Up"...

Martin Myers 27 May 2020

Unfestival programme announced
Unfestival programme announcedArticle

UJ Arts and Culture (Fada) has [apparently] 'announced' 'counterintuitive' as the 'theme' for its 'all-new' Covid-19 responsive Unfestival SA, partnered by Business and Arts South Africa (Basa)...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 May 2020

Tomorrow Trust launches social media challenge to assist vulnerable learners during lockdown
Tomorrow Trust launches social media challenge to assist vulnerable learners during lockdownArticle

The Tomorrow Trust has launched a social media campaign to assist its beneficiaries or their caregivers stay connected to support during the lockdown. The campaign was led by FCB Joburg who partnered with Nfinity, Webfluential and theSALT...

Issued by Nahana Communications Group 13 May 2020

The Jupiter Drawing Room's managing and strategy director Michelle Beh.
A day in the lockdown life of The Jupiter Drawing Room's managing and strategy director Michelle BehArticle

Managing and strategy director of The Jupiter Drawing Room, Michelle Beh's account of work-life in the time of Covid-19, part of a series of articles looking into how agencies and agency folk are responding to the crisis and viewing it through a creative lens...

Juanita Pienaar 28 Apr 2020

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