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#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMI
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leza Wells, chief product actuary; acting chief of marketing at FMIArticle

Leza Wells, chief product actuary and acting chief of marketing, at life insurer FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) fills us in on her role...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materials
Mattel reveals carbon-neutral Tesla made from recycled materialsArticle

The Tesla Roadster die-cast vehicle is made from 99% recycled materials to serves as a brand blueprint for the future...

20 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

2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chance
2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chanceArticle

Decreasing plastic waste and enhancing plastic recycling remains a focus area for South Africa, according to forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy...

19 Apr 2021

Design Indaba recruits Thabisa Mjo, Cole Ndelu to select emerging creatives for 2021
Design Indaba recruits Thabisa Mjo, Cole Ndelu to select emerging creatives for 2021Article

Design Indaba has recruited Thabisa Mjo and Cole Ndelu to oversee the curation of this year's cohort of young designers...

15 Apr 2021

7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announced
7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announcedArticle

Ian Perry from Durban-based furniture manufacturer Homewood won in the Established Manufacturers category of the National Furniture Design Competition...

17 Mar 2021

The tech industry needs more gender diversity - here's why
The tech industry needs more gender diversity - here's whyArticle

Women remain significantly underrepresented in tech. This despite a number of studies confirming that gender-diverse companies perform better...

8 Mar 2021

Defy launches solar hybrid appliance range in SA
Defy launches solar hybrid appliance range in SAArticle

The range includes a fridge and a chest freezer that run off a dual power source and also plug into the electricity grid...

12 Feb 2021

D&AD announces jury for 2021
D&AD announces jury for 2021Article

D&AD has announced the jury members that will preside over the judging of the organisation's 2021 Awards programme. Dedicated to recognising the most thought-provoking creative work of the past year, the 2021 judges represent the breadth of creative potential that D&AD seeks to celebrate through its Awards...

1 Feb 2021

Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AI
Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AIArticle

From reducing bias in product design to tackling racial injustice, more than 100 businesses, governments and non-profits launched a global initiative...

Zachary Fagenson 29 Jan 2021

South Africans selected to judge ADC 100th Annual Awards
South Africans selected to judge ADC 100th Annual AwardsArticle

Six top creatives from South Africa will serve on the jury for the historic ADC 100th Annual Awards, a global competition celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising...

20 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040Article

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

Lego Botanical Collection designed to aid creativity and stress relief in adults
Lego Botanical Collection designed to aid creativity and stress relief in adultsArticle

The Lego Group has released its decorative Botanical Collection, comprising Flower Bouquet and Bonsai Tree sets for green-fingered or plant-loving adults looking for simple, mindful activities...

12 Jan 2021

The One Club announces initial group of ADC jury chairs
The One Club announces initial group of ADC jury chairsArticle

The first group of jury chairs for the ADC 100th Annual Awards has been announced...

17 Dec 2020

Cybercrime risks are ruining the gains made over the last year
Cybercrime risks are ruining the gains made over the last yearArticle

While online merchants are revelling in the excellent growth of new customers, fraudsters are also migrating online and, if left unchecked, these bad actors could destroy the windfall of this new customer acquisition...

Brendon Williamson 11 Dec 2020

Get to know Katlego Tshuma: Nando's HYD Talent Search 2020 winner
Get to know Katlego Tshuma: Nando's HYD Talent Search 2020 winnerArticle

Katlego Tshuma's standout Sangu bench design earned him the overall prize in the 2020 Nando's Hot Young Designer (HYD) Talent Search, an annual competition that aims to unearth new local talent...

10 Dec 2020

Rethinking leadership for the digital era
Rethinking leadership for the digital eraArticle

Digitisation, most of all, means acceleration. This has numerous implications for leadership in the digital age. Simply making decisions faster to keep up with the rapid pace of business life and innovation will not be enough...

Amir Sohrabi 9 Dec 2020

How new recycling laws impact manufacturers, importers, brand owners, consumers
How new recycling laws impact manufacturers, importers, brand owners, consumersArticle

The "extended producer responsibility" provisions of the Waste Act No. 59 of 2008 have been kicked into gear by the recent publication of regulations and notices...

Janine Will 8 Dec 2020

World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research Prize
World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research PrizeArticle

Researchers from the University of Patras in Greece have been named the winners of the Grohe Water Research Prize - part of the World Architecture Festival annual awards programme...

3 Dec 2020

#IABInsightSeries: IAB SA 2021 predictions
#IABInsightSeries: IAB SA 2021 predictionsArticle

The IAB SA recently hosted its 22nd insight webinar on Zoom, featuring IAB SA members Jarred Cinman, Ann-Mari Höfinger, Noah Makholwa, Karyn Strybos and Melissa Kariuki...

Jessica Tennant 2 Dec 2020

Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021
Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021Article

The 2020 Plastics Colloquium Feedback session was hosted virtually recently by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), the Consumer Goods Council of SA, Plastics|SA and the informal sector associations...

20 Nov 2020

#Loeries2020: Day four winners
#Loeries2020: Day four winnersArticle

The Awards announced on day four of Loeries Creative Week 2020, Thursday, 19 November, included Design, Design Crafts, PR and Media Communication, Live Communication and the Marketing Leadership Award...

Jessica Tennant 19 Nov 2020

Bulldog Gin partners with SA creatives on once-off collaborative pieces
Bulldog Gin partners with SA creatives on once-off collaborative piecesArticle

Contemporary London dry gin brand, Bulldog Gin, has partnered with four South African artists, designers and creatives to produce unique collaborative pieces that celebrate each creator's individual craft...

6 Nov 2020

BabyYumYum Product of the Year Awards 2020 winners announced
BabyYumYum Product of the Year Awards 2020 winners announcedArticle

Parenting and lifestyle portal BabyYumYum has announced the winners of its Product of the Year Awards for 2020...

4 Nov 2020

Cultural, creative industries called to apply for Covid-19 relief funding
Cultural, creative industries called to apply for Covid-19 relief fundingArticle

The South African government is encouraging those in the cultural and creative industries, who were negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, to apply for relief funding...

3 Nov 2020

Musée des Arts Décoratifs adds SA designer's work to permanent collection
Musée des Arts Décoratifs adds SA designer's work to permanent collectionArticle

Thabisa Mjo has become the first South African designer to have her work form part of the permanent collection at the renowned Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris...

27 Oct 2020

The war against plastic is distracting us from pollution that cannot be seen
The war against plastic is distracting us from pollution that cannot be seenArticle

The war against plastic may be overshadowing greater threats to the environment...

Thomas Stanton, Matthew Johnson and Paul Kay 27 Oct 2020

Know your product liability claim facts
Know your product liability claim factsArticle

Each year, defective everyday products such as smart phones, household appliances, cars, baby cribs and toys cause disease, injury and death...

23 Oct 2020

Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind
Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mindArticle

Mobile app usage increased by 40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn...

Nick Durrant 19 Oct 2020

Challenger Type - The Enlightened Zagger
Challenger Type - The Enlightened ZaggerArticle

Simply arrived on the scene and tossed 'the way we do things in insurance' out the window. A provocative insurance company? Oh yes...

Issued by eatbigfish 7 Oct 2020

Who is responsible? AI vs corporate governance and SA law
Who is responsible? AI vs corporate governance and SA lawArticle

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more popular and powerful. Its application is gaining preference in everyday used processes and operations. It uses algorithms that require less human monitoring and supervision. This brings into question the issue of responsibilities and accountability for such decisions...

Russel Mulamula and Dr Simo Lushaba 1 Oct 2020

Bonitas announces the lowest increase in 10 years - from 0%
Bonitas announces the lowest increase in 10 years - from 0%Article

Financially solid, younger new members, two new plans, virtual healthcare and a renewed focus on Managed Care for chronic diseases are just a few of the insights from the Bonitas 2021 product launch...

Issued by Bonitas 28 Sep 2020

Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030
Timberland strives for net positivity by 2030Article

Timberland has set a goal for its products to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030, in en effort to address the negative environmental impact of the fashion industry...

2 Sep 2020

5 reasons why leading payments solution provider, Thumbzup, chooses Azure
5 reasons why leading payments solution provider, Thumbzup, chooses AzureArticle

Microsoft ISV partner, Thumbzup, unpacks the benefits of Azure when building and deploying software solutions...

Issued by First Distribution 2 Sep 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 Aug 2020

Funding the rise of the female-led digital economy in Africa
Funding the rise of the female-led digital economy in AfricaArticle

When it comes to making good business decisions, representation matters. Always...

Janade du Plessis and Kashira Naidoo 6 Aug 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanative
#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanativeArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with engineer turned furniture designer Mpho Vackier, who started TheUrbanative, an award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company based in South Africa...

Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2020

High recycling rate of HDPE beverage bottles in SA
High recycling rate of HDPE beverage bottles in SAArticle

Over 75% of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) milk and juice bottles are recycled, according to recent research conducted by Polyco...

21 Jul 2020

White Square 2020 winners announced
White Square 2020 winners announcedArticle

International Advertising Festival White Square has announced its 2020 winners...

10 Jul 2020

The Banking Conduct Standard explained
The Banking Conduct Standard explainedArticle

When the Financial Sector Regulation Act was introduced in 2018, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) was given the explicit mandate of regulating and supervising the way banking institutions conduct themselves in relation to the provision of financial products and services to customers...

10 Jul 2020

Justice Mukheli, artist/filmmaker/photographer.
Young Guns 18 global jury announced, including SA's Justice MukheliArticle

The One Club has named 79 top creatives from 32 countries to serve as judges for the global Young Guns 18 competition, including Justice Mukheli, an artist/filmmaker/photographer from Johannesburg...

8 Jul 2020

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Lipstick
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of LipstickArticle

Sell Harry Potter to kids and their parents. This didn't seem to be the hardest brief in the world for a young creative, and to make it even easier, the marketing director informed me that we would be able to sell at 10 bucks cheaper than the competitor. What could go wrong?

Damon Stapleton 8 Jul 2020

CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse them
CSIR finds reusable plastic carrier bags best - provided consumers reuse themArticle

The recently released results from a life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) of grocery carrier bags in South Africa shows that reusable plastic carrier bags are the best option...

19 Jun 2020

Top 4 benefits of Industry 4.0
Top 4 benefits of Industry 4.0Article

In the pre-Covid-19 world, Industry 4.0 was driving automation and data exchange trends in manufacturing technologies and processes at an exponential rate. Now, Industry 4.0 has been accelerated even more...

18 Jun 2020

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Harnessing the power of supply chains and the circular economyArticle

With the Covid-19 crisis having highlighted the interdependence and fragility of global supply chains, the circular economy offers a far-reaching solution to improving supply chain resilience.

17 Jun 2020

D&AD Awards announces second stage of winners: Wood Pencils awarded to SA's TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and JoePublic
D&AD Awards announces second stage of winners: Wood Pencils awarded to SA's TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and JoePublicArticle

The D&AD Awards announced the second round of winners across the Advertising, Culture and Design categories with SA's TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and Joe Public both winning Wood Pencils!...

17 Jun 2020

Loyalty is priceless
Loyalty is pricelessArticle

A real opportunity for leading brands to get to know your customers...

Issued by Luxury Brands 1 Jun 2020

D&AD announces shortlist for additional 11 categories featuring SA's TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and Joe Public
D&AD announces shortlist for additional 11 categories featuring SA's TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and Joe PublicArticle

Following the first shortlist announcement last week, D&AD today announce the shortlisted entries for an additional 11 categories including SA's TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris and Joe Public...

28 May 2020

Crayola's new pack of crayons reflects multicultural skin tones
Crayola's new pack of crayons reflects multicultural skin tonesArticle

Crayola has collaborated with a renowned makeup chemist to bring a wider range of realistic skin tones to an all-new line of crayons...

27 May 2020

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ADC 99th Annual Awards Week: 38 Cube winners in Packaging Design, Product Design and TypographyArticle

A total of 38 Cube winners were announced in Packaging Design, Product Design and Typography on the third day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards...

19 May 2020

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