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6 tips for easy PoPIA compliance
6 tips for easy PoPIA complianceArticle

Ezra Pillay (LLB), compliance specialist: data protection and technology at LexisNexis South Africa, offers six tips for easy PoPIA compliance...

Issued by LexisNexis 10 hours ago

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Socially savviness is well plannedArticle

Founder, managing director and thought leader, Wayne Flemming from Brandtruth// DGTL writes; "The internet lasts forever, but can your brand's reputation?..."

Wayne Flemming 11 Sep 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at Covid
#OrchidsandOnions: A human look at CovidArticle

Thinking about insurance: clever concept of 'rebooting' 2020; Simple aspirations of people who have seen the world turned upside down...

Brendan Seery 8 Sep 2020

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How conducting solid research could have prevented the Clicks fiascoArticle

Percy Shangase, managing owner of Mashuku Marketing Solutions, writes that the repercussions that Clicks is currently undergoing are as a result of not conducting ad-testing, exercising due diligence and at the very least understanding their markets...

Percy Shangase 7 Sep 2020

Covid-19's impact on logistics is creating ripple effects in other industries
Covid-19's impact on logistics is creating ripple effects in other industriesArticle

Supply chains are under increasing pressure as the free movement of goods become more restricted due to lockdown measures implemented by governments around the world...

1 Sep 2020

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Digital accessibility and why it mattersArticle

"Accessibility" in the digital space means that digital platforms, like websites, mobile apps, social channels and PDFs, should be readable, operable and functional to all users - especially people with disabilities...

Tasneem Cassim 1 Sep 2020

SME recruitment - how much should I pay my staff?
SME recruitment - how much should I pay my staff?Article

Accurate salary information is hard to come by. Employers - especially small businesses - often don't know how much to pay their staff at market value, and job seekers frequently don't know what their skillset is worth...

Siobhan Zurnamer 31 Aug 2020

#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and access
#ACACaresCovid19: Pivoting to digital; audiences, privacy and accessArticle

Watch as senior IAB SA executive board members Claire Cobbledick, Avani Singh and Fahmeeda Cassim-Surtee have a female powerhouse discussion focused on pivoting to digital: audiences, privacy and access...

31 Aug 2020

95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliant
95% of schools may not be POPI Act compliantArticle

Schools are increasingly embracing the digital universe and now the Covid-19 pandemic has stratospherically accelerated the adoption of online communication and digital strategies for South African schools...

27 Aug 2020

Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warns
Gear up for POPI Act or face the consequences, Databuild CEO warnsArticle

The commencement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act will impact a vast number of businesses, and the construction industry is no exception, says Databuild CEO Morag Evans...

14 Aug 2020

Handshakes and promises - a happily ever after or a marriage made in hell
Handshakes and promises - a happily ever after or a marriage made in hellArticle

Sharon Bergmann, ACA financial manager, unpacks the importance of contracts in multi-agency partnerships participating in the pitch process...

Issued by Association for Communication and Advertising 13 Aug 2020

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Investment in stakeholder relationships key to organisational sustainability post-Covid-19Article

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has illustrated the communication department as a critical function in building organisational reputation, especially during a crisis...

Brightness Mangolothi and Malesela Maubane 12 Aug 2020

Fraudulent relief claims spread rapidly around the world during Covid-19
Fraudulent relief claims spread rapidly around the world during Covid-19Article

A spate of government investigations into Covid-19 relief applications in South Africa mirrors a similar trend in governments across the world, as they seek to mitigate increasing instances of relief scheme fraud...

Darryl Bernstein and Johan Botes 15 Jul 2020

Duty of care during lockdown: 4 things every company should know
Duty of care during lockdown: 4 things every company should knowArticle

Are companies relieved of their duty to care for the well-being of their employees during this lockdown period? Angelique Montalto, regional sales director at SAP Concur, clarifies the situation...

13 Jul 2020

Jean-Pierre Murray-Kline
Everyone needs to plan for the next disasterArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic might be easing around the world, and with any luck, will be in our rear-view mirror before too long. However, there are lessons to be learned for the future. One lesson, is that even households need to do scenario planning...

13 Jul 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Campaign on the money
#OrchidsandOnions: Campaign on the moneyArticle

Gumtree: ads are perfect marriage of emotion and common sense; Nedbank: slammed on social media for card collection order for elderly client...

Brendan Seery 9 Jul 2020

Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in Africa
Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in AfricaArticle

Africa needs large-scale infrastructure development to open doors to trade and create opportunities for economic investment...

9 Jul 2020

POPI Act on our doorsteps
POPI Act on our doorstepsArticle

On 22 June 2020 the Presidency announced the commencement of several additional sections of the POPI Act and companies will have until 1 July 2021 to ensure they comply...

Ryan van de Coolwijk 24 Jun 2020

Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implemented
Ready, set, comply - sections of the PoPIA implementedArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that sections of the long-awaited Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) will finally be enforceable from 1 July 2020...

Johan Botes and Kirsty Gibson 24 Jun 2020

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How tech-driven partnership marketing can fill the (imminent) direct marketing void in SAArticle

Privacy-by-design data sharing models are set to transform partnership marketing, says Anton Grutzmacher, co-founder and chief revenue officer at Omnisient...

Anton Grutzmacher 28 May 2020

Data backup isn't dead, it's never been more important
Data backup isn't dead, it's never been more importantArticle

What businesses want from the cloud is changing...

Jasmit Sagoo 29 Apr 2020

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Compliance in SA's logistics industry more important than everArticle

South Africa's road freight transport system is fundamentally different from those of other countries, with large fleets often running into triple-digit figures and requiring complex management...

17 Apr 2020

How people cope with 'managers from hell' - study
How people cope with 'managers from hell' - studyArticle

In the pursuit of understanding how people learn to cope in toxic work environments, Consulting Psychologist Dr Beatrix Brink conducted a study to explore subordinates' direct experiences with destructive leadership behaviour in South African organisations and how they deal with such conduct...

Alec Basson 24 Feb 2020

Brands must consider protecting customers from cyber attacks
Brands must consider protecting customers from cyber attacksArticle

South African public and private sector organisations have fallen victim to a range of sophisticated cyberattacks over the last year...

19 Feb 2020

Expect the unexpected - 2030 risk management readiness
Expect the unexpected - 2030 risk management readinessArticle

In the constantly shifting realm of corporate-risk management, how can companies prepare for what's coming this decade...?

31 Jan 2020

The dismissal of a chief executive is seldom given such publicity as has happened in the case of Old Mutual. Shutterstock
When a company falls out with its CEO: lessons from South Africa's Old MutualArticle

A legal battle between Old Mutual, the South African-based pan-African investment, savings and insurance group, and its chief executive officer Peter Moyo has dominated news headlines in the country for the past eight months...

Rehana Cassim 27 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020
#BizTrends2020: Directors' personal exposure will increase in 2020Article

If you are a director of a company engaged publicly you need to examine your role, responsibilities and potential liability as you go into 2020 because director's liability is expected to increase. This expectation is confirmed by the fact that claims against directors and officers liability insurers increased in 2019 and the trend is expected to continue markedly.

Patrick Bracher 22 Jan 2020

Checks and balances to avoid non-compliance
Checks and balances to avoid non-complianceArticle

How do you know what governance, risk and compliance system is best for your business?...

Issued by LexisNexis 21 Jan 2020

Mimi Kalinda, originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda and raised in South Africa, is the Group CEO and co-founder of Africa Communications Media Group.
#BizTrends2020: 4 PR business trends you can expect in 2020Article

It's the start of a new decade, and 2020 is certain to mark a shift in focus when it comes to the public relations (PR) and communication landscape...

Mimi Kalinda 13 Jan 2020

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Securing your brand is a C-suite challengeArticle

How can your customers trust you if you don't take precautions to protect their personal information?...

Paula Sartini 13 Dec 2019

Why investing in due diligence now will save you money later
Why investing in due diligence now will save you money laterArticle

Due diligence is a fundamental to sound practice - and yet so many companies overlook this fact, with grave consequences...

David Loxton 12 Dec 2019

Readying retail for the festive season
Readying retail for the festive seasonArticle

As the festive season approaches, the retail industry in South Africa is preparing for the record sales and increased demand that are characteristic of the season.

9 Dec 2019

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SAA industrial action: On the road to operational recoveryArticle

With all international and some regional flights back in operation, and domestic services carried out by sister airline Mango, South African Airways is on the road to operational recovery.

21 Nov 2019

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Legal pitfalls of offensive branding - Part 2Article

Offensive trademarks have also been in the news of late. In the USA, an Asian-American band applied to register their band name 'The Slants' at the US trademarks office. However, the application was refused on the basis of local legislation prohibiting the registration of offensive or disparaging marks...

Kareema Shaik 19 Nov 2019

5 lessons learned from a Black Friday customer experience fail
5 lessons learned from a Black Friday customer experience failArticle

Black November is upon us and retailers are gearing up for the biggest shopping event of the year...

Catherine Murray 6 Nov 2019

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How businesses can create lasting impressions, retain customers for a long timeArticle

At the heart of customer engagement lies customer intimacy...

Mark Wilson 24 Oct 2019

South Africa's Performance in the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index improves
South Africa's Performance in the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index improvesArticle

The 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) indicates South Africa's over-all ranking improved position from 67 out of 140 nations in 2018, to position 60 out 141 nations in 2019...

Issued by Brand South Africa 10 Oct 2019

Lexis MetroIQ a game-changer for municipal managers
Lexis MetroIQ a game-changer for municipal managersArticle

The key role municipal managers and their staff play in maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database of all properties within municipal boundaries cannot be understated...

Issued by LexisNexis 2 Oct 2019

From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplace
From #MeToo to #AmINext: How to address gender-based sexual violence in the workplaceArticle

Earlier this week, #AmINext flooded social media as women in South Africa drew attention to the magnitude of gender-based sexual violence, rape and murder taking place throughout the country...

Nadine Mather and Lusanda Raphulu 5 Sep 2019

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What the future of PR looks likeArticle

Public relations has changed considerably in the past few years and is presenting exciting times for business and brands...

Michael Gullan 5 Sep 2019

Settling with Sars - revisiting some practical perspectives
Settling with Sars - revisiting some practical perspectivesArticle

Can there be a settlement with Sars if an objection was raised out of time? What are the advantages of reaching a settlement? What are the costs of not resolving a dispute? Our article aims to provide enlightenment...

Joon Chong and Ruan Kotze 4 Sep 2019

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Why South African law on directors' delinquency is open to abuseArticle

For the first time in South African company law, courts have the power to declare directors delinquent. This remedy was introduced as part of the overhaul of South Africa's corporate law regime in 2011...

Rehana Cassim 2 Sep 2019

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environment
Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won't save the environmentArticle

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.

Yossi Sheffi 30 Aug 2019

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The cost of human errorArticle

The Grayston Bridge collapse in 2015 and the listeriosis outbreak in 2018 are just two examples of how the human factor can impact business, frequently with long-term consequences...

29 Aug 2019

The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities
The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilitiesArticle

There is generally little outside recognition for a well thought out and perfectly executed plan of food safety until there is the smallest gap in the journey from farm to fork...

Alan Hockey 7 Aug 2019

Applying a risk-based approach to procurement
Applying a risk-based approach to procurementArticle

The impact of fraud in procurement can be far reaching with many aspects of the business affected by such transactions...

Issued by LexisNexis 31 Jul 2019

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