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The African and South African films to watch at the 2021 Encounters Doccie Fest
The African and South African films to watch at the 2021 Encounters Doccie FestArticle

The 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held from 10 to 20 June. This year's programme lineup includes an array of documentary films from South Africa and the rest of the continent.

6 hours ago

Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to Nedlac
Cannabis Master Plan to be presented to NedlacArticle

DALRRD Minister Thoko Didiza says as the legalisation and the commercialisation of cannabis remains at the forefront of public debate and on top of the agenda for policymakers globally, the plan will be presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council by the end of May 2021...

3 days ago

New deputy vice-chancellor appointed at the North-West University
New deputy vice-chancellor appointed at the North-West UniversityArticle

The North-West University (NWU) is delighted to announce that Professor Maphahlaganye Jeffrey Mphahlele will join the NWU family in the position of deputy vice-chancellor for research and innovation. His appointment was confirmed by the NWU Council recently.

Issued by North-West University (NWU) 3 days ago

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Tackling HIV in the mining industry - new guidance from DMEArticle

The chief inspector of mines has issued a guidance note to assist mining companies to manage and control HIV in the workplace, which requires employers to put policies, plans, awareness and monitoring in place...

Nivaani Moodley, Kalene Watson & Shane Johnson 13 May 2021

Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?
Who are the people most likely to be SA's Covid super-spreaders?Article

There are those that are largely adhering to Covid-19 preventative measures, and those that show only limited adherence to the recommended guidelines. It is this latter group that should be of concern as they are potentially super-spreaders of Covid-19...

Andrea Rademeyer, Issued by Ask Afrika 13 May 2021

Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South Africa
Goodbye Grobank, hello Access Bank South AfricaArticle

Following the completion of all regulatory procedures, Grobank Limited has been officially renamed Access Bank South Africa Limited...

Issued by The Publicity Workshop 11 May 2021

Lubba Ngonzo promoted to group account director
Lubba Ngonzo promoted to group account directorArticle

WPP Liquid is pleased to announce the promotion of Lubba Ngonzo from account director to group account director...

Issued by Grey Africa 11 May 2021

Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapers
Newspapers ABC Q1 2021: Some good showings for newspapersArticle

The First Quarter of the 2021 the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) showed some good news for the sector, but the general trend was one of weak increases on the previous quarter...

Danette Breitenbach 10 May 2021

IAB Y-Council x Future Masters
IAB Y-Council x Future MastersArticle

The IAB South Africa's Youth Action Council is calling on all interested parties in the digital media and marketing space to attend its inaugural town hall on 15 June via Zoom and also for participaction in their Mentor Month initiative throughout the month of June...

Issued by IAB South Africa 10 May 2021

ACA issues RFI for the provision of preferential insurance rates to ad industry
ACA issues RFI for the provision of preferential insurance rates to ad industryArticle

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has taken a decision to conduct a review of its financial services provider as well as the current insurance policies...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 10 May 2021

Container stow collapses - a South African perspective
Container stow collapses - a South African perspectiveArticle

According to a World Shipping Council (WSC) survey undertaken in 2020, an estimated average of 1,382 containers were lost at sea annually during the period 2008 to 2019, from approximately 6,000 container vessels...

Michael Asherson and Michael Tatham 7 May 2021

Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatum
Legalities of dismissing striking employees, despite compliance with ultimatumArticle

Are employers, who issue provisional ultimatums to employees who participate in unprotected strike action, legally allowed to dismiss employees who comply with the ultimatum...?

Jacques van Wyk and Andre van Heerden 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

MLA announces launch of Cape Town office
MLA announces launch of Cape Town officeArticle

Moonyeenn Lee & Associates (MLA), now the largest talent agency on the African continent, has announced that it is opening a new office in Cape Town...

Issued by Moonyeenn Lee & Associates (MLA) 5 May 2021

Life rights vs sectional title living: pros and cons
Life rights vs sectional title living: pros and consArticle

As an increasing number of South Africans look ahead towards retirement, the two most popular homeownership options are life rights and sectional titles properties...

4 May 2021

Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in Africa
Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in AfricaArticle

Here's how Kantar will help you authentically solve the value-action gap and guide you along your brand's sustainable transformation journey...

Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 4 May 2021

Breaking news: 85% of healthcare professionals now want to liaise with representatives online!
Breaking news: 85% of healthcare professionals now want to liaise with representatives online!Article

In a world forever changed by the pandemic, pharmaceutical companies (pharma) have had to start communicating with healthcare professional (HCP) clients online. The latest statistics from global healthcare e-platform Veeva...

Issued by Cingulate 3 May 2021

Marina Constas, director, BBM Law
Residential developments not PoPI Act compliant could be fined up to R10mArticle

Community housing schemes like sectional title complexes, apartment blocks, residential estates and retirement villages must comply with the PoPI Act...

Marina Constas 3 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

Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South Africa
Ipsos wins Radio Audience Measurement Survey contract in South AfricaArticle

The Broadcast Research Council (BRC) of South Africa has awarded Ipsos the contract to perform the official radio research in South Africa for the next five years...

Issued by Ipsos 3 May 2021

Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopen
Basic education under the spotlight as schools reopenArticle

School safety will come under the microscope when Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and MECs meet to discuss matters affecting the sector this week...

3 May 2021

One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most fronts
One year into the pandemic: SA shows small signs of recovery on most frontsArticle

The past year has been a traumatic one for many people. Encouragingly, however, overall distress levels are now at their lowest level since the start of the lockdown...

Issued by Ask Afrika 30 Apr 2021

Covid-19 vaccination strategies have been affected by supply woes. Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-NC
Ghana's Covid-19 vaccine rollout is struggling to keep up with its great startArticle

Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the Covax facility...

Godfred Boafo 29 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

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

Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panel
Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panelArticle

Kantar's Worldpanel division has launched a new consumer panel in South Africa. The new panel tracks 6,500+ households to bring fast, accurate and granular insights for a complete view of SA consumers...

Issued by Kantar 28 Apr 2021

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Zambia must find a way to balance the economy and public health in tax policyArticle

The burden of noncommunicable diseases is growing rapidly across sub-Saharan Africa. The conditions, which include obesity and diabetes, are now leading causes of premature deaths...

Mulenga Mary Mukanu 23 Apr 2021

The One Club for Creativity unveils Virtual Creative Week 2021
The One Club for Creativity unveils Virtual Creative Week 2021Article

The One Club for Creativity has unveiled the online Creative Week 2021, taking place from 7-11 June 2021...

23 Apr 2021

Passing-off an upset: Unpacking the Koni vs BAG ruling
Passing-off an upset: Unpacking the Koni vs BAG rulingArticle

Once in a while, an intellectual property judgment is handed down that upsets the proverbial apple cart. The SCA judgment in the Koni Multinational Brands (Pty) Ltd vs Beiersdorf AG case, is arguably such a judgment...

Rachel Sikwane 21 Apr 2021

There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it
There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix itArticle

The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

The decade of @home
The decade of @homeArticle

Lifestyle retailer @home has reported that 'wellbeing' continues to be the most searched word on the @home website after having never featured in their top 20 words searched for the website before...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 20 Apr 2021

FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

Applications to judge 2021 Effie Awards South Africa announced
Applications to judge 2021 Effie Awards South Africa announcedArticle

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) invites representatives of the marketing and communication industry to apply for consideration to be selected to the 2021 Effie Awards South Africa judging panel...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 16 Apr 2021

2021 Effie Awards South Africa announces call for entries
2021 Effie Awards South Africa announces call for entriesArticle

The Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA) has opened the call for entries for the 2021 Effie Awards South Africa...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 14 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Momentum and Brave Group deliver a giant TVC
Momentum and Brave Group deliver a giant TVCArticle

Momentum has launched their latest TVC as part of the Forces of Momentum campaign. Produced by the Brave Group and partner agencies, the advert shows that when the brand and its clients combine forces...

Issued by The Brave Group 14 Apr 2021

The community of Xolobeni village, in the Eastern Cape, succeesfully challenged the mining of their land in the High Court in 2018. Rogan Ward © Sunday Times.
Law protecting interests of South African communities in mining deals falls shortArticle

The impact of mining operations on rural communities is a contentious issue in South Africa. There is also concern about the manner in which communities are consulted about mining on their land...

14 Apr 2021

Cannes Lions 2021 jury members announced
Cannes Lions 2021 jury members announcedArticle

Highest ever representation from global brands, platforms, entertainment and technology companies brings breadth of expertise to the Lions awards...

13 Apr 2021

Information sessions to reflect on wine industry status, vineyard trends
Information sessions to reflect on wine industry status, vineyard trendsArticle

How is the wine industry doing one year after the launch of Covid-19, and what's new in the field of wine grape growing?

12 Apr 2021

Compliant call recording unlocks a treasure trove of business benefits, says Telviva
Compliant call recording unlocks a treasure trove of business benefits, says TelvivaArticle

Businesses are starting to appreciate that the effective and compliant recording of conversations has evolved from humble beginnings into a strategy to provide a strategic business advantage...

Issued by Telviva 12 Apr 2021

365 Digital signs exclusive partnership agreement with TikTok in South Africa
365 Digital signs exclusive partnership agreement with TikTok in South AfricaArticle

365 Digital is thrilled to announce its appointment as exclusive partner to TikTok in South Africa. The exclusive partnership specifies 365 Digital as TikTok's exclusive media representatives...

Issued by 365 Digital 12 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

Broadcast Research Council to commission a more comprehensive TAMS audit
Broadcast Research Council to commission a more comprehensive TAMS auditArticle

There have been rapid changes in the recent video viewing landscape exacerbated by the Covid-19 outbreak and the resultant accelerated changes in access to alternate video services and data...

8 Apr 2021

Driving economic growth in Africa through digital transformation - Africa Tech Week
Driving economic growth in Africa through digital transformation - Africa Tech WeekArticle

On 5 and 6 May, Topco Media and partners will be presenting a robust networking experience aimed at kick-starting economic growth in Africa, using technology...

Issued by Topco Media 7 Apr 2021

#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications
#BehindtheMask: Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse CommunicationsArticle

This week I chat to Jacki McEwen-Powell, founding partner and strategist of Eclipse Communications...

Evan-Lee Courie 6 Apr 2021

Erratic heritage application processes costs billions in lost investment - survey
Erratic heritage application processes costs billions in lost investment - surveyArticle

Investors and built environment professionals are extremely frustrated by the drawn-out and increasingly vague processes being encountered with heritage applications...

1 Apr 2021

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