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#BehindtheBrandManager: Professor Elain Vlok of the Clover Mama Afrika Trust
#BehindtheBrandManager: Professor Elain Vlok of the Clover Mama Afrika TrustArticle

Celebrating its 16th year in operation, Clover Mama Afrika earlier this year revealed its new logo - a refreshment of its corporate identity that serves to reinforce its African roots while celebrating its strong, fearless 'mamas'...

Sindy Peters 16 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

Shaping relevance in media coverage
Shaping relevance in media coverageArticle

"Media reach, brand mentions, media relations, investor relations, reputation management, broadcast interviews, growing a brand, crisis communications, publicity campaigns and media analysis are but a huge slice of what your company or brand may benefit by subscribing to media monitoring..."

12 Apr 2021

Kenya and South Africa have a high exposure to disinformation. shutterstock
Social media users in Kenya and South Africa trust science, but still share Covid-19 hoaxesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to widespread disinformation circulating on social media globally. This includes false information about the virus, its origins and possible cures for the disease it causes...

Herman Wasserman & Dani Madrid-Morales 7 Apr 2021

There’s much that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government has yet to explain to South Africans about the Covid-19 vaccine procurement. Getty Images
What South Africans should know, but don't, about government's Covid-19 vaccine procurementArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has again highlighted the challenges facing public procurement in South Africa...

Geo Quinot 3 Mar 2021

#MarketingMasterminds: Blue Robot | Facebook Marketing Partner | Kyle Oosthuizen
#MarketingMasterminds: Blue Robot | Facebook Marketing Partner | Kyle OosthuizenArticle

This month's Marketing Mastermind is Blue Robot, a company that delivers social messaging and interactive brand experiences for brands across the globe. Kyle Oosthuizen, COO, discusses what being a Facebook Marketing Partner means, and the benefits it carries for the business and its clients...

Issued by Facebook 25 Feb 2021

Public trust in the media is at a new low: a radical rethink of journalism is needed
Public trust in the media is at a new low: a radical rethink of journalism is neededArticle

A recent report by an independent panel on the ethics and credibility of South Africa's news media makes for worrying reading...

Herman Wasserman 24 Feb 2021

Jean-Jacques Duyvené de Wit, Portfolio Manager at Prescient Investment Management
The rise of the retail investorArticle

Governments and central banks across the globe have implemented measures to counter the expected negative effects of Covid-19 and lockdowns on economies since the start of the pandemic...

Jean-Jacques Duyvené de Wit 15 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?Article

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

PR offers crucial opportunities for Covid stressed businesses
PR offers crucial opportunities for Covid stressed businessesArticle

Public Relations is generally one of the most cost-effective components of communications strategies, and during the Covid-19 downturn its worth has increased significantly...

Obren Msuku 4 Feb 2021

Meltwater becomes title partner of Champions Chess Tour and appoints Magnus Carlsen as global brand ambassador
Meltwater becomes title partner of Champions Chess Tour and appoints Magnus Carlsen as global brand ambassadorArticle

Meltwater will be the title partner for Play Magnus Group's Champions Chess Tour. With this agreement, Meltwater also becomes a partner for Magnus Carlsen, four-time world chess champion...

Issued by Meltwater 5 Jan 2021

Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19
Outdoor education at universities can be a positive legacy of Covid-19Article

Universities have faced major planning challenges due to Covid-19. While there has been significant media coverage about universities offering students online learning, what has been less discussed is how some activities have continued in face-to-face settings...

Jean-Philippe Ayotte-Beaudet 4 Jan 2021

Chef Chantel Dartnall to close Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Hotel in 2021
Chef Chantel Dartnall to close Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Hotel in 2021Article

Chef Chantel Dartnall will be closing Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Hotel. The restaurant's final service will be dinner on Friday, 26 March 2021...

7 Dec 2020

#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communication
#BizTrends2021: The impact of the media evolution on PR and communicationArticle

Francois van Dyk, head of operations at brand intelligence research company Ornico, tells us what he thinks communicators need to keep in mind for the coming year...

Francois van Dyk 3 Dec 2020

And the word of the year is... Well, there's not one
And the word of the year is... Well, there's not oneArticle

"Unprecedented", "coronavirus", "Covid-19", "lockdown", "essential workers", "remote work", "unmute", "pandemic". These are just a few of the words that a year ago we wouldn't think that we would be using in our daily conversations today...

26 Nov 2020

How to keep your brand authentic
How to keep your brand authenticArticle

As our lives evolve, so do the role of brands in society - becoming an ever more important part of our lives. But how do brands stay true to your principles as you evolve?

Giulia Iorio-Ndlovu 20 Nov 2020

Challenges facing SABC's proposal to collect license fees on private streaming channels
Challenges facing SABC's proposal to collect license fees on private streaming channelsArticle

SABC's licensing proposal involving Netflix, MultiChoice and DStv is the subject of some quite passionate debate and controversy. Measures are widely seen as a desperate attempt to address the SABC's dire financial plight without addressing the reasons that created it in the first place...

Ian Jacobsberg 29 Oct 2020

Prisa president, Dr Dalien Rene Benecke – senior lecturer Communication at the University of Johannesburg.
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: The role of PR and communication during crisisArticle

Dr Dalien Rene Benecke, Prisa president and senior lecturer of communication at the University of Johannesburg, presented on the role PR and communication play in helping city, regional/provincial and country government communicate better in times of crises...

Juanita Pienaar 13 Oct 2020

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's drought
What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's droughtArticle

Regional tourism took a huge knock from the Day Zero experience in Cape Town, South Africa. Here are the lessons learnt...

23 Sep 2020

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?
The fourth agricultural revolution is coming - but who will really benefit?Article

AI, robots and other technologies could transform farming - for worse as well as for better...

David Rose and Charlotte-Anne Chivers 16 Sep 2020

(Brasília - DF, 14/11/2019) Palavras do Presidente da República da África do Sul, Cyril Ramaphosa. Foto: Isac Nóbrega/PR. Licensed under the .
President Ramaphosa salutes media for Covid-19 coverageArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the South African media for its in-depth coverage of the Coronavirus pandemic, despite the industry itself being confronted by daunting challenges...

15 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

#WomensMonth: Tracey Jones, "Our strength as South Africans is our diversity"
#WomensMonth: Tracey Jones, "Our strength as South Africans is our diversity"Article

With 20 years of experience in PR and communications across a range of sectors, Tracy Jones, founder and MD of Positive Dialogue is a force to be reckoned with. Here, she shares some amazing career highlights and personal tips on getting to the top in the comms industry...

Juanita Pienaar 26 Aug 2020

Last call for entries for the Trialogue Strategic CSI Award
Last call for entries for the Trialogue Strategic CSI AwardArticle

Companies are invited to enter their corporate social investment (CSI) projects into the prestigious Trialogue Strategic CSI Award; entries close at midnight on 31 July 2020...

Issued by Trialogue 21 Jul 2020

A victim of the Aids pandemic is buried in Cape Town in 2004. Kim Ludbrook/EPA.
Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in AfricaArticle

As Covid-19 becomes the most intensely covered virus in history, there are important lessons to be drawn from the media's reporting of another global pandemic: HIV/Aids...

Ludek Stavinoha 13 Jul 2020

Media coverage analysis shows record number of new Covid-19 cases in Gauteng
Media coverage analysis shows record number of new Covid-19 cases in GautengArticle

This past week the Gauteng Province has shown some of the highest numbers recorded on a single day...

2 Jul 2020

SA economy gearing to rebuild as Covid-19 cases exceed 100,000
SA economy gearing to rebuild as Covid-19 cases exceed 100,000Article

Following the address by President Cyril Ramaphosa last week on easing Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, media coverage shows increased mentions of the economy reopening...

25 Jun 2020

Ramaphosa's speech leads to positive media outlook
Ramaphosa's speech leads to positive media outlookArticle

Media coverage shows some optimism following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement of a risk-adjusted lockdown Level 3.

19 Jun 2020

Media coverage shows increased calls to reopen the economy
Media coverage shows increased calls to reopen the economyArticle

South African media coverage in the second week of lockdown alert Level 3 shows increased calls for the economy to be reopened, as some school learners went back to class...

11 Jun 2020

Source: Further Africa
Update on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In recent weeks, Mozambique liquified natural gas project (LNG) has garnered much media coverage - for both positive and negative reasons. In April, it became the centre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak..

8 Jun 2020

Mixed reactions as SA eases lockdown regulations
Mixed reactions as SA eases lockdown regulationsArticle

South Africa's media coverage showed cautious optimism as the country eased lockdown regulations in its efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus...

5 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEs
#StartupStory: FinYou helps add value to SMEsArticle

FinYou is a purposed-based lending solution that links merchants with funding from financial institutions...

Evan-Lee Courie 1 Jun 2020

Media coverage shows schools and parts of the economy planning to reopen
Media coverage shows schools and parts of the economy planning to reopenArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's address to the nation on Sunday, 24 May 2020, news points to schools and parts of the South African economy gearing up to open doors on 1 June 2020...

28 May 2020

NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winners
NYF AME Awards announces 2020 winnersArticle

New York Festivals AME Awards has announced the 2020 award winners, with AMVBBDO UK earning AME Best of Show and Regional Platinum - Europe...

22 May 2020

Media coverage points to Level 3 lockdown preparations
Media coverage points to Level 3 lockdown preparationsArticle

This week's media coverage analysis suggests that ministers, business and various parts of society are preparing for relaxed Level 3 lockdown restrictions, which all hinges on readiness at provincial and community level...

21 May 2020

Media coverage in SA shows increased calls for Covid-19 communication
Media coverage in SA shows increased calls for Covid-19 communicationArticle

News stories across traditional, online and social media point to the need for clear communication that covers where the nation is and how the novel coronavirus is dealt with across all spheres of society...

14 May 2020

Media research shows uncertainty as SA goes into level 4 lockdown
Media research shows uncertainty as SA goes into level 4 lockdownArticle

Media coverage analysis shows that South Africa is faced with tough times ahead, as restrictions are set to continue while the country remains in lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19...

7 May 2020

#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Candice Marescia
#PrismAwards2020: Meet young voice Candice MaresciaArticle

In the run-up to the 23rd Prism Awards to be announced virtually on Friday, 15 May, we chatted to this year's cohort of 'young voices' about their fresh approach to the judging process...

Jessica Tennant 6 May 2020

Impact of Covid-19 under the spotlight in leading media coverage
Impact of Covid-19 under the spotlight in leading media coverageArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the lockdown restrictions would be eased from 1 May 2020, leading South African media share news and updates on the impact of the coronavirus on the nation...

30 Apr 2020

Sebastian Wagner
Is Opec still relevant?Article

Scan Western news about Opec from the last few years, and a common thread emerges:The body had a huge influence on the global oil market back in the day. Now, in the shale oil era, not so much..

Sebastian Wagner 20 Apr 2020

Covid-19 media research in light of lockdown extension
Covid-19 media research in light of lockdown extensionArticle

As South Africa entered its third week of lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, research shows marginal increase in mentions compared to the first two weeks...

17 Apr 2020

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The e-sports economy: Why it is significant for marketing opportunitiesArticle

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana unpacks why during the lockdown, the e-sports economy presents similar marketing opportunities as that of live sports games...

Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 16 Apr 2020

Covid-19 dominates the media in South Africa
Covid-19 dominates the media in South AfricaArticle

No single story has ever dominated the global media landscape as much as the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic and its impact on health, safety and global economies...

Issued by Ornico 3 Apr 2020

Looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 lockdown
Looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 lockdownArticle

As South Africa is currently in a three-week nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), many people are experiencing heightened feelings of uncertainty, unrest and loneliness...

Issued by Cipla 31 Mar 2020

This isn't a man's world: women in business
This isn't a man's world: women in businessArticle

Earlier in March, the world celebrated International Women's Day, which focuses on forging a gender-equal world, celebrating women's successes, and raising awareness of historic and present bias...

Lucy Desai 25 Mar 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanity
Surviving the Covid-19 outbreak: there's hope for humanityArticle

Amidst the panic and fear spread across the globe of the coronavirus pandemic, news outlets across the world have shared stories of hope and encouragement...

Evan-Lee Courie 18 Mar 2020

Anxiety is part of life, but should not take over your life.
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7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxietyArticle

As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues its global spread and the number of diagnosed Covid-19 cases continues to increase, anxiety related to the outbreak is on the rise too...

Jelena Kecmanovic 11 Mar 2020

2 most awesome ways AI can be used to fight fake news
2 most awesome ways AI can be used to fight fake newsArticle

The latest technology is now being used to verify content and spot fakes...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 24 Feb 2020

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