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Post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting - adapting to the demands of Gen-Z consumersArticle

Roman Magis, principal director: Video, Advertising and Content for Accenture in Africa, explores how post-millennium viewership and instant culture in broadcasting presents a unique opportunity for content creators in South Africa...

Roman Magis 16 Sep 2020

Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?
Has Covid-19 triggered a fundamental shift in SA's housing market?Article

The near-universal lockdown of global economies earlier this year as governments attempted to contain the coronavirus is unprecedented...

Dr Andrew Golding 18 Aug 2020

South Africans practise social distancing while they queue outside a supermarket in Hillbrow, Johannesburg during the country’s lockdown. Photo by Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
South Africa needs a post-lockdown strategy that emulates South KoreaArticle

What strategy should South Africa follow to contain the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus after the current 35-day lockdown? Any strategy should be informed by the trajectory of the disease, the effectiveness - or otherwise - of the current lockdown and how the particularities of the country will interact with the virus...

21 Apr 2020

Is multi-generational living here to stay?
Is multi-generational living here to stay?Article

South Africa seems to be following the multi-generational living trend which is already prevalent in countries like the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom...

18 Mar 2020

Future job success lies in this...
Future job success lies in this...Article

Do you know how much of their income millennials are advised to save if they want to retire at 65? It used to be 15% but has leapt up dramatically to 40%. Given that savings have never exceeded 13% of income since 1960, I'm betting very few people will reach the 40% savings ideal...

Martin Pienaar 2 Mar 2020

Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplace
Welcoming the iGeneration into the workplaceArticle

As the oldest of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) are well into adulthood, a new generation of workers is now entering and shaping today's workforce. Born between 1995 and 2009, iGen (or Gen Z) is the first global generation of digital natives...

Lyndy van den Barselaar 19 Feb 2020

How 'refirement' is reshaping senior housing
How 'refirement' is reshaping senior housingArticle

People are generally living longer these days than they used to, with the result that the over-60 sector of the population is growing and the need for senior accommodation is increasing...

Berry Everitt 18 Jul 2019

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6 tips to help simplify multigenerational travelArticle

Multigenerational travel requires a shift in thinking for families planning this kind of holiday and by the travel providers offering group packages...

11 Jul 2019

#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generations
#YouthMonth: 4 African travel adventures for all generationsArticle

It doesn't matter your age; we all love a good travel adventure. This #YouthMonth, we seek out incredible experiences to have in Africa that are perfect not only for Generation Z and millennials but all ages...

Jenna Berndt 27 Jun 2019

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Keeping up with the iGenners: Reinventing travel for Gen ZArticle

Whether you love or loathe the selfies, the "wokeness" and general thrust of Generation Z culture, the ideas, technologies and resultant change this vibrant populace of our era has ushered in, cannot be overstated...

Odette Faling 19 Jun 2019

Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the rise
Travel trends: Why family travel is once again on the riseArticle

It's become clear that understanding what families expect from their holidays are starting to turn the travel industry on its head, particularly as multigenerational travel emerges as this year's top vacation trend...

14 May 2019

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2018 totals 1.4 billion international tourist arrivalsArticle

According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals grew by 6% in 2018, totalling 1.4 billion, above the 3.7% growth registered in the global economy...

22 Jan 2019

Global trendspotter, Marian Salzman.
#BizTrends2019: Top 12 trends for SA and the worldArticle

Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, shares 12 of the top trends to expect as we delve into 2019...

Marian Salzman 7 Jan 2019

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National student television network launching at SA's top universitiesArticle

A national student television network is being launched at South Africa's top universities, giving the tertiary institutions a vital added income stream, as well as providing brands with direct access to this important Generation Z demographic...

11 Dec 2018

#RecruitmentFocus: Succession planning as baby boomers retire
#RecruitmentFocus: Succession planning as baby boomers retireArticle

Although most workforces are already creating contingency plans for the rapidly retiring baby boomer generation, those that aren't should start now...

26 Nov 2018

Transformation isn't a programme - it's a way of life
Transformation isn't a programme - it's a way of lifeArticle

Werner Lindemann looks at ways that you can drive transformation across your organisation in a way that is sustainable...

Werner Lindemann 4 Jun 2018

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The future of travel is femaleArticle

If you want your destination or tourism business to grow, you need to understand the female traveller... she often calls the shots when it comes to making travel decisions and is driving the growth in tourism...

Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold 2 May 2018

#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the new
#BizTrends2018: Enter Generation Z: Fusing the old with the newArticle

Traditionally the domain of a serious set of older engineers, cement / concrete technology and civil engineering are currently undergoing a slow but steady transition...

Hanlie Turner 27 Dec 2017

So Gen Z is moving into the workplace - What now?
So Gen Z is moving into the workplace - What now?Article

The world's attention has been held captive by the omnipresent millennial generation with their 'quit my job and pursue my dreams' mentality. What we haven't noticed is the younger sibling at the table...

Fagan Abraham, Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 10 Oct 2017

The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE space
The realities of catering for Generation Z in the MICE spaceArticle

To cater for the next generation in the meetings and incentives space, there are four realities you need to consider...

Chantal Kliche 2 Oct 2017

Engaging multi-generational employees with internal communication
Engaging multi-generational employees with internal communicationArticle

Different communication strategies are vital to integrate the multigenerational workforce successfully, which is important for organisations' reputation, as low morale can affect stakeholders' attitudes...

1 Aug 2017

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#CSIMonth: Agricultural transformation is a multigenerational, multi-stakeholder undertakingArticle

"We understood that we couldn't create new jobs, facilitate more access to land and opportunity, without providing the means for people to share their skills and technical know-how..."

Cari Coetzee 14 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to come
#YouthMonth: From Y to Z, how corporate travel will evolve in years to comeArticle

With Generation Y heading to the driving seat in the workforce, their successor, Generation Z, has slowly started to enter the workforce as well and is expected to bring about major disruption and changes...

22 Jun 2017

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Seychelles, Maldives shifts from romantic getaway to family-friendly imageArticle

Popular honeymoon islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles and Maldives, are rebranding their image to a family-friendly destination...

29 May 2017

Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)
Gen X: Decluttering misconceptions about what it means to be an adult in 2017 (part 2)Article

While the world was focusing on Millennials and Baby Boomers, Gen X were quietly reinventing what it means to be an adult today...

Jessica Tennant 22 May 2017

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The iGeneration is the new travel and hospitality disruptorArticle

The incessant tale of the millennials taking over the travel industry has brought with it the rise of another group. By 2020 the iGeneration will account for approximately 40% of all consumers with disposable income to travel...

Josephine Wawira 2 May 2017

Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolve
Rise of the glass giants: how modern cities are forcing skyscrapers to evolveArticle

Slick, glassy skyscrapers cast their shadows over the streets and spaces of cities all over the world...

David Nicholson-Cole 9 Dec 2016

The most important dam you probably haven't heard of
The most important dam you probably haven't heard ofArticle

Large dams are major nation-building projects. They harness power to generate energy, provide water for large-scale irrigation and can help control flooding. And politicians often describe them as symbols of national power and technical prowess...

Jennifer Drake 30 Aug 2016

Trend or insight? What's the difference?
Trend or insight? What's the difference?Article

As marketers, we're all addicted to trends, but let's be honest, most of us get a little confused about what a trend or an insight really is...

Winnifred Knight, Issued by Mortimer Harvey 4 Apr 2016

Youth marketers: Use these seven tips to boost marketing results
Youth marketers: Use these seven tips to boost marketing resultsArticle

Each generation has unique demographics, experiences, history, lifestyles, values and expectations that influence their buying behaviours...

Antoinette Pombo 4 Sep 2015

Huge demand for iPhone 6 from Chinese buyers
Huge demand for iPhone 6 from Chinese buyersArticle

TOKYO, JAPAN: Buyers from China, deprived of the latest iPhone launch at home, were among the first in line in Japan to grab the iPhone 6.

22 Sep 2014

POWER-GEN Africa, DistribuTECH Africa to deliver in-depth skills development
POWER-GEN Africa, DistribuTECH Africa to deliver in-depth skills developmentArticle

POWER-GEN Africa and the inaugural DistribuTECH Africa events aim to address local skills shortfalls through a series of in-depth Technical Training workshops to be presented during the conferences and exhibition taking place from 17-19 March 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

9 Jan 2014

Today's youth: The rewired generation
Today's youth: The rewired generationArticle

This article takes a look at the rewired generation - and stepping into the gap that is the digital divide. The article deals with education, but marketers and advertisers will gain useful insights into what and how today's youth think.

Carol Affleck 11 Jun 2013

Singita's take on multi-generational safaris
Singita's take on multi-generational safarisArticle

Parents, children, and grandparents are taking their holidays together these days. Labelled 'multigenerational travel', it is one of the biggest emerging trends in travel across the globe, says Virtuoso, a leading international luxury travel network. 21st Century baby boomer grandparents are active and love to travel, and want to share the experience with their children and grandchildren.

23 Feb 2012

Dr Graeme Codrington
I’m an alien!Blog post

“I’m an alien. I’m a legal alien. I’m an Englishman in New York”. The lyrics of Sting’s popular rendition fill my thoughts as I contemplate the similarities and differences between my life and the song. In my case I am not in New York nor am I am Englishman either. But I am effectively an alien living in another world: I’m a South African in London.

Dr Graeme Codrington 29 Jul 2009

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