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SADC focused on establishing Europlaw Group Fund
SADC focused on establishing Europlaw Group FundArticle

Europlaw Group, operating predominately from the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom, decided to establish the SADC-focused Europlaw Group Fund...

Issued by Europlaw 1 day ago

5 key considerations for boards of directors during the Covid-19 pandemic
5 key considerations for boards of directors during the Covid-19 pandemicArticle

While some sectors have witnessed more significant impact from the Covid-19 pandemic than others, there are common considerations that all boards of directors' must-have during these times...

Issued by Orbeen 1 day ago

Megan Rodgers, director, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Petroleum Bill has lift off at lastArticle

South Africa's gas potential, and interest from investors, meant government was under pressure to forge ahead with its legislative reforms needed to address upstream issues - which, until yesterday have been in limbo...

1 day ago

Protesters gather in Cambridge to demand that AstraZeneca shares blueprints for its Covid-19 vaccine. Luciana Guerra/PA Images via Getty Images
Trips waiver: US support is a major step but no guarantee of Covid-19 vaccine equityArticle

In a momentous shift, the US recently agreed to support a waiver of the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (Trips) agreement ...

Erin Hannah, James Scott, Silke Trommer & Sophie Harman 2 days ago

26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The World
26 million vaccine doses mobilised through Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite The WorldArticle

Global Citizen announced that the Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World campaign helped mobilise over 26 million Covid-19 vaccine doses and $302m to the ACT-Accelerator...

Issued by OnPoint PR 11 May 2021

South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enoughArticle

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 11 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about his appointment and mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 May 2021

Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisis
Covid-19 and the agricultural sector: We dare not waste this crisisArticle

The agricultural sector - particularly in Africa - bears the historical paradox of having significant economic potential on the one hand and lacking the required agility and innovation to harness its resources for notable global competitiveness on the other...

Ishmael Sunga 10 May 2021

Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021
Watch Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on 9 May 2021Article

SABC3 and 1Magic announced it will air Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World on (May at 9.30pm and 6pm (SAST), respectively...

Issued by OnPoint PR 7 May 2021

5 ways SMEs and startups can optimise their advertising budget
5 ways SMEs and startups can optimise their advertising budgetArticle

If it is true that 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years, and the three common causes are known: lack of cash flow, budget overspends, and failure to work from an effective game plan...

Jon Berkowitz & Elan Band 7 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA
#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SAArticle

Zachariah George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Endeavor mentor, walks us through the stages of early-stage funding and how to approach it in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 May 2021

Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is key
Investing in Nigeria: Discipline is keyArticle

The end of quarter one 2021 marks one year since markets bottomed following the Covid-19 global outbreak...

Rami Hajjar 5 May 2021

Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South Africa
Third consecutive level one B-BBEE rating for Samsung South AfricaArticle

Samsung achieved a third successive Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) level one contribution status...

Issued by Samsung South Africa 5 May 2021

The One Club seeks to tackle unpaid internships
The One Club seeks to tackle unpaid internshipsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has urged agencies, brands, ad schools, and other organisations around the world to help support workplace equity by signing its new Paid Internship Pledge...

4 May 2021

Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successor
Italtile CEO Jan Potgieter to retire, Lance Foxcroft named successorArticle

Italtile's chief executive officer, Jan Potgieter, will be retiring on 31 December 2021 and emigrating to Europe...

4 May 2021

Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leaders
Restricting digital media is a gamble for African leadersArticle

Covid-19 pushed much of the world into the digital realm for everything from schooling and work to religious worship and dating. At the same time, many governments were turning data connections off. Full or partial shutdowns of the internet and social media are increasingly common parts of the "digital authoritarian" toolkit.

Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz 3 May 2021

Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu story
Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu storyArticle

Over the last 10 years at Dentsu, we have grown from 40 to 1,500 people regionally as well as expanding our regional footprint into 10 market startups resulting in over 33 affiliate local partners on the African continent...

Issued by Dentsu 3 May 2021

Steinhoff could consider raising equity - CEO
Steinhoff could consider raising equity - CEOArticle

South African conglomerate Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. could consider an equity issue, its CEO said on Friday, as the retailer looks to reduce its debt and financing costs...

3 May 2021

SA surf brand Mami Wata crowdfunds for international expansion
SA surf brand Mami Wata crowdfunds for international expansionArticle

South African surf brand, Mami Wata, is raising growth capital through European equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to scale the business abroad...

29 Apr 2021

Residential property remains a sound option for investment
Residential property remains a sound option for investmentArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown has prompted many people to reassess their priorities and make changes and life choices that reflect a more balanced and...

Dr Andrew Golding 28 Apr 2021

Thirst revamps brand identity
Thirst revamps brand identityArticle

Thirst, South Africa's leading mobile bar and event business, has revamped its brand identity after over 15 years. The rebranding is part of a wider strategic diversification for Thirst...

Issued by Thirst Bar Services 28 Apr 2021

Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in funding
Innovating Justice Challenge: Last call for startups to win R174k in fundingArticle

Justice startups looking for an opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Innovating Justice Challenge...

28 Apr 2021

Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World
Global Citizen announces Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as campaign chairs of Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the WorldArticle

Global Citizen has announced exciting new additions to the lineup for Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will take place on Sunday, 2 May...

Issued by OnPoint PR 28 Apr 2021

Welcome to extended reality or XR
Welcome to extended reality or XRArticle

Just as brands are coming to terms with the various realities that is AR , VR and MR, extended reality or XR has joined the mix to keep us on our toes by ensuring brand offerings are optimised even further...

Shaune Jordaan 26 Apr 2021

Covid-19 spurs renewed focus on improving NPO governance standards
Covid-19 spurs renewed focus on improving NPO governance standardsArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many non-profit organisations to the brink of survival, it has also, however, resulted in a renewed focus on good governance...

26 Apr 2021

Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate market
Reits devise new strategies to combat challenging real estate marketArticle

Real estate investment trusts, commonly known as Reits, are facing increasing pressure amid the continued Covid-19 pandemic...

John Jack 26 Apr 2021

The One Club's Right the Ratio 2021 Summit to advance industry gender equity
The One Club's Right the Ratio 2021 Summit to advance industry gender equityArticle

In line with its commitment to advance gender equality and inclusiveness in advertising, The One Club for Creativity has announced its latest Right the Ratio Summit taking place 18-20 May 2021...

21 Apr 2021

Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report
Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank reportArticle

The recently released Knight Frank Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, ranked Nairobi as the top city in Africa for innovation, followed by Cape Town in second...

21 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheel
Unpacking the effectiveness of SA legislature in trying to reinvent the EPR wheelArticle

Government's rationale for extending the EPR scope is predominantly informed by the historic approach which has been at play in the market until now, under voluntary industry-driven schemes...

Garyn Rapson, Paula-Ann Novotny and Emma Bleeker 19 Apr 2021

The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travel
The airline industry hasn't collapsed, but that's the only good news for overseas travelArticle

We thought things would be so much better for international air travel by now, though things could be worse for the airlines themselves...

Volodymyr Bilotkach 16 Apr 2021

Hospital staff in Lagos, Nigeria, administer the AstraZeneca vaccine. AP Photo/Sunday Alamba
How to get Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries - and still keep patent benefits for drugmakersArticle

The world has a Covid-19 vaccine access problem: Almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations...

Dalindyebo Shabalala 16 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

How positive debt can help SA's SMEs grow
How positive debt can help SA's SMEs growArticle

Regardless of the size of your company or how great your product may be, at some point every business will need more finance than they have immediately available...

Trevor Gosling 15 Apr 2021

Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workers
Global Citizen urges wealthy nations to pledge 'dollars for doses' to vaccinate 6.5m African health workersArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged his support for Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, to draw attention to the need to vaccinate, end Covid-19 and kickstart a global economic recovery...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at Curro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Natasha Mkhize, brand and marketing manager at CurroArticle

Natasha Mkhize, brand manager for the Curro network of schools, shares with us the value of growing up with a strong role model, and explains what it takes to market not just a 'moment', but a lifetime experience...

Shan Radcliffe 14 Apr 2021

Icasa publishes final regulations to transform the ICT sector
Icasa publishes final regulations to transform the ICT sectorArticle

Final regulations to facilitate transformation and diversity in the ICT sector have been published. They expand on key requirements in the draft regulations...

Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom 14 Apr 2021

The 5 habits of highly effective advertisers
The 5 habits of highly effective advertisersArticle

Kantar's Creative Effectiveness Awards reveals the world's most effective ads of 2020, and what makes them great...

Daren Poole, Issued by Kantar 14 Apr 2021

Consumer convenience a competitive advantage in a connected world
Consumer convenience a competitive advantage in a connected worldArticle

Convenience is at the heart of what consumers expect from the products and services they use, says Teljoy CEO Jonathan Hurvitz...

Jonathan Hurvitz 13 Apr 2021

Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up again
Post-pandemic travel: The trends we'll see when the world opens up againArticle

After lockdowns and bans on flying, tourists will have high expectations and demands.

Katerina Antoniou 13 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basicsArticle

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

6 asset management trends to look out for
6 asset management trends to look out forArticle

The asset management landscape continues to evolve with certain key trends - existing and new - driving the adaption of models and strategies.

Bernard Drotschie & Stefan Viljoen 12 Apr 2021

Expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master plan
Expropriation debate must not sap energy from agricultural master planArticle

"The debate over amending section 25 has gone beyond the realm of agriculture as various other stakeholders have engaged with parliament."

Wandile Sihlobo 9 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Tereza Correia of Yolk on rebranding Andersen in SA
#BehindtheBrandManager: Tereza Correia of Yolk on rebranding Andersen in SAArticle

For our #BehindtheBrandManager series this month, we chatted to legal marketing consultant, co-founder and strategic lead at Yolk, Tereza Correia, who currently manages the Andersen brand in South Africa...

Shan Radcliffe 8 Apr 2021

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

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...

8 Apr 2021

When evolving's just not enough: Research company KLA rebrands
When evolving's just not enough: Research company KLA rebrandsArticle

Typically for KLA, a South African market research company long known for doing things entirely differently, the latter is what happened. And it turned out that brand evolution wasn't enough: the KLA brand required a total revolution...

Issued by KLA 8 Apr 2021

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 idealsArticle

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 7 Apr 2021

Problems paying your bond? Act swiftly to minimise the damage
Problems paying your bond? Act swiftly to minimise the damageArticle

There is little doubt that the risk of losing your home because you can no longer afford the monthly bond repayments is a terrible position to be in...

Bruce Swain 6 Apr 2021

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