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SA surf brand Mami Wata crowdfunds for international expansion
SA surf brand Mami Wata crowdfunds for international expansionArticle

South African surf brand, Mami Wata, is raising growth capital through European equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to scale the business abroad...

29 Apr 2021

5 ways to enjoy Cape Town's oceans
5 ways to enjoy Cape Town's oceansArticle

Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the best beach cities in the world. With several Blue Flag beaches along the coast, it's been voted a top city to visit over and over again. However, even though it is a stunning city to travel to and a trip here is certainly good for your social media clout, not everyone is keen on spending a day in the sand at the beach. Some people would like to enjoy the ocean without having to necessarily swim in it.

29 Apr 2021

SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor Gosling
SMEs can thrive in SA - Here's what you need to know according to Lulalend CEO, Trevor GoslingArticle

Trevor Gosling and his co-founder, Neil Welman, launched Lulalend in 2014. The Lulalend team works hard to empower businesses across South Africa with the funds they need to grow...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 15 Apr 2021

Attention is the new currency in adland
Attention is the new currency in adlandArticle

Advertising has piggybacked on technology since the 17th century and in our modern world has evolved to a pervasive presence in the daily lives of people across the globe. A little bit too pervasive some would say...

Edward Herridge 23 Feb 2021

Safer Internet Day 2021: How organisations can stay safe online
Safer Internet Day 2021: How organisations can stay safe onlineArticle

In light of Safer Internet Day 2021, businesses need to invest in the latest cybersecurity to be able to protect the online operations of their remote staff...

9 Feb 2021

Sub-Saharan marketers dance to a digital tune
Sub-Saharan marketers dance to a digital tuneArticle

Covid-19 has turned the world upside down for almost every industry. The marketing industry is no exception...

Issued by Borderless Access 27 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Fish where the fish are in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Fish where the fish are in 2021Article

While writing this I am glad that I did not make any predictions for 2020 as I am sure that they would have all been incorrect. I fear that this year might be equally difficult to predict with many uncertainties...

Daan Du Toit 21 Jan 2021

Surfing the tides: digital media has come out tops in post-lockdown Africa
Surfing the tides: digital media has come out tops in post-lockdown AfricaArticle

Of all the communication channels available today, social media is the channel that most people claim they have been exposed to in terms of brand and advertising messages, since Covid-19...

Issued by Borderless Access 8 Dec 2020

New media world
New media worldArticle

Let's be honest: no one gets into the world of media because they like stability. The digital revolution has made change the norm in the modern news media business, and editors, writers, and media companies have become accustomed to quickly pivoting in the face of new challenges...

Issued by Levergy 25 Nov 2020

Hypermobility 2020: Vehicle dealerships still have important role to play in mobility environment
Hypermobility 2020: Vehicle dealerships still have important role to play in mobility environmentArticle

Vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment. This is the conclusion of a panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference...

24 Nov 2020

#MusicExchange: PHFAT releases brand-new single, music video for "Whatever You Like"
#MusicExchange: PHFAT releases brand-new single, music video for "Whatever You Like"Article

PHFAT, enfant terrible of South African electronic rap and stalwart in the local industry, has emerged from a pandemic-induced hiatus to release "Whatever You Like", the latest track in a series of anthological and in some cases autobiographical releases about love and human relationships.

Martin Myers 24 Nov 2020

Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in Plett
Enjoy laid-back yet luxurious beachside accommodation at The Bungalow in PlettArticle

Synonymous with family holidays, post-matric parties, à la Plett Rage and surf safaris, the small yet vibey seaside town of Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape is an ideal holiday destination for both families and solo travellers...

Ruth Cooper 19 Nov 2020

Where to catch the outdoor and online 2020 Wavescape Surf and Ocean Fest
Where to catch the outdoor and online 2020 Wavescape Surf and Ocean FestArticle

The 2020 Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival will present several online and outdoor film screenings from 4 to 12 December...

6 Nov 2020

#MusicExchange: Julian Bach to release second album
#MusicExchange: Julian Bach to release second albumArticle

Living in Somerset West, Cape Town and influenced from an early age by the likes of The Beatles and Nirvana, Julian Bach gives the singer-songwriter approach a clean rock edge that everyone needs to hear right now...

Martin Myers 21 Oct 2020

The audio evolution has arrived, has your media strategy?
The audio evolution has arrived, has your media strategy?Article

One of the top questions in media circles today is whether radio and audio is still relevant to media plans in times of crisis. Here's why the answer is a resounding 'yes'...

Monique Claassen, Issued by Kantar 13 Oct 2020

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The rise of the digital planet tells a new storyArticle

Yaw Dwomoh, CEO of Idea Hive, writes businesses are now preparing to navigate a period of prolonged uncertainty for their brand, the global economy, and the consumers they serve...

Yaw Dwomoh 7 Oct 2020

3 wellness destinations to visit this year
3 wellness destinations to visit this yearArticle

In this article, we will discuss affordable wellness destinations in South Africa, North Africa and the United States...

Issued by Monetary Library 15 Sep 2020

Sun City's Valley of Waves set to reopen
Sun City's Valley of Waves set to reopenArticle

The Valley of Waves at Sun City will be reopening in time for Heritage Day on 23 September 2020...

15 Sep 2020

#Newsmaker: Miles Murphy, Wunderman Thompson's new CEO
#Newsmaker: Miles Murphy, Wunderman Thompson's new CEOArticle

Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, Jessica Tennant met with Wunderman Thompson's newly appointed CEO, Miles Murphy to discuss his new role and was hugely impressed by his eagerness to familarise himself with the local media and marketing landscape, priortising relationship building, albiet online...

Jessica Tennant 21 Aug 2020

Converse hands over donation to Surfers Not Street Children
Converse hands over donation to Surfers Not Street ChildrenArticle

Sneaker and apparel brand Converse has donated R50,000 to the Durban-based public benefit organisation (PBO) Surfers Not Street Children...

28 Jul 2020

#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on Sudor
#StartupStory: Break a sweat with these fitness influencers on SudorArticle

With gyms being forced to close due to the coronavirus, fitness trainers are battling. Until gyms are allowed to operate under strict measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, there are alternatives for digital-savvy fitness entrepreneurs...

Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jul 2020

FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SA
FoodForward SA's expanded network reaching under-served communities across SAArticle

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, food redistribution charity FoodForward SA has successfully distributed more than 4,000 tonnes of food to vulnerable communities...

20 Jul 2020

Capitalising on unexpected opportunities
Capitalising on unexpected opportunitiesArticle

Some companies working in the media, entertainment and tech sectors may be thriving during the Covid-19 lockdown, but their digital nature alone does not guarantee growth and success...

Joy Des Fountain 2 Jul 2020

A new organisational structure for a new era
A new organisational structure for a new eraArticle

What the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown has highlighted is the need for businesses to transform digitally. Ironically, BMi Research had embarked on a journey of organisational redesign prior to the onset of the pandemic...

Kevin Kruger, Issued by BMi Research 1 Jul 2020

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If you aren't selling online, why the hell not?Article

CEO and founding partner of MetropolitanRepublic Group company, 8909 Digital, Ciarán McKivergan, has just two questions for small and medium-sized retailers: "With many businesses closing down and bricks and mortar stores shutting their doors, are you online and - if you aren't - why the hell not?"...

18 Jun 2020

Kevin Kruger
Path to business success: Swift agility and innovation in Covid-19Article

Bill Gates rightly stated that "success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent." This is no truer than in today's world of business un-usual...

Kevin Kruger, Issued by BMi Research 20 May 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Luke Müller of HopeTown
#UnsungHeroes: Luke Müller of HopeTownArticle

Luke Müller leads HopeTown's surf therapy sessions which includes beach lessons, mentoring, and training upcoming leaders...

Ilse van den Berg 20 May 2020

Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coast
Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coastArticle

Several of the beaches most loved by Capetonians for surfing, swimming and sunset picnics are polluted enough to fail the minimum water quality guidelines over the last two years...

Steve Kretzmann 30 Apr 2020

Mami Wata donates online profits to grassroots surf businesses in Africa
Mami Wata donates online profits to grassroots surf businesses in AfricaArticle

South African surf brand, Mami Wata, is donating 100% of the profits from sales on its online store to supporting grassroots African surf businesses impacted by Covid-19...

24 Apr 2020

#UnsungHeroes: Cornel Viljoen of A21
#UnsungHeroes: Cornel Viljoen of A21Article

There are millions of slaves in the world today - more than ever before in human history...

Ilse van den Berg 16 Apr 2020

Polystyrene: Supreme packaging, here to stay!
Polystyrene: Supreme packaging, here to stay!Article

Mpact Versapak, situated in Paarl, Western Cape and in Roodekop, Gauteng, is a leading manufacturer of plastic packaging and cling film, in Southern Africa...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 10 Mar 2020

'Be Internet Awesome' with Google
'Be Internet Awesome' with GoogleArticle

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy and launched a child online safety programme...

14 Feb 2020

#MusicExchange: Yoav
#MusicExchange: YoavArticle

Singer-songwriter,Yoav will be performing at The Cape Town Folk 'n Acoustic Music Festival at Kirstenbosch on Sunday, 16 February...

Martin Myers 11 Feb 2020

The vegans are coming! What's fuelling the interest in plant-based eating?
The vegans are coming! What's fuelling the interest in plant-based eating?Article

Between the rise of veggie burgers that "bleed" and vegan protesters at supermarkets, veganism is in the news...

Matthew Ruby and Tani Khara 23 Jan 2020

20 trending travel destinations for 2020
20 trending travel destinations for 2020Article

Looking for the best holiday destinations for 2020? With the help of a few local travel experts, here's a list of carefully rounded up 20 unmissable getaways to add to your travel wishlist...

19 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near futureArticle

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

marian salzman 13 Dec 2019

#BeautifulNews: Bringing a wave of wonder to kids in Imizamo Yethu
#BeautifulNews: Bringing a wave of wonder to kids in Imizamo YethuVideo

Glittering sunlight beckons at the end of the cobalt tunnel. Glide across the water’s surface, dance with the sway of the board, and feel the rush of the wave collapsing. Surfing is one of the most thrilling ways to experience the ocean. But it’s expensive. The cost of the sport, from lessons to surfboards and wetsuits, keeps many people onshore. Luckily, nine-year-old Will Ronquest-Ross is helping other kids catch their big break. Read Will Ronquest-Ross' full story here.

12 Dec 2019

#BehindtheSelfie with... Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel
#BehindtheSelfie with... Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands ApparelArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Zak Venter, brand and marketing executive at Bounty Brands Apparel...

Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2019

Summer's here and web-surfing is up!
Summer's here and web-surfing is up!Article

Summer's here and school holidays are upon us, so there's plenty of free time to surf both the sea and of course the web...

9 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: SME technology in 2020 - a path to efficiency
#BizTrends2020: SME technology in 2020 - a path to efficiencyArticle

Many businesses are hurriedly turning their attention to technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to stay ahead in 2020...

Aaron Thornton 4 Dec 2019

5 top Cape Town beach braai spots for the festive season
5 top Cape Town beach braai spots for the festive seasonArticle

Here are some of the best beach braai spots in and around Cape Town to enjoy with family and friends this festive season...

Briony Brookes 29 Nov 2019

Study reveals maritime economy's potential to boost SA's economy, job market
Study reveals maritime economy's potential to boost SA's economy, job marketArticle

According to a Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University study, South Africa's oceans have the potential to contribute R54bn to the GDP and an estimated potential to create 316,000 jobs...

18 Oct 2019

Airbnb unveils its 20 trending destinations for 2020
Airbnb unveils its 20 trending destinations for 2020Article

Online marketplace Airbnb has unveiled its list of 20 trending destinations, based on year-over-year growth in bookings, for 2020...

10 Oct 2019

What to catch at the 2019 Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival
What to catch at the 2019 Wavescape Surf & Ocean FestivalArticle

The 2019 Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival will showcase 12 ocean-conscious events and 16 films at nine venues in Cape Town and False from 9 November to 9 December...

8 Oct 2019

Carter, living his best life offline.
#BehindtheSelfie with... Brian CarterArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Brian Carter, executive creative director at Digitas Liquorice...

Leigh Andrews 23 Sep 2019

#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporates
#StartupStory: Closing the gap between SMEs and corporatesArticle

Finvex is a cloud-based platform that connects corporate clients, their growing SME suppliers and financial agents...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 Sep 2019

#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold stories
#Loeries 2019: Brand SA tells untold storiesArticle

One of the first Loeries Masterclasses for the day was hosted by Brand SA. Sithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand SA, opened the floor for speakers stating that the session was about building the South African brand, and how all stakeholders can (and should) be involved...

Angie White 22 Aug 2019

8 top winter activities in Cape Town
8 top winter activities in Cape TownArticle

Cape Town is surprisingly busy during the colder months with loads of great deals and happenings to get you off the couch and out and about...

Enver Duminy 16 Aug 2019

Torr presenting at the CEM Africa Summit 2019.
#CEM19: Learn how to build trust, nurture great CX from a surfing 'guardian angel'Article

Medford Torr, head UX specialist at Roam (Ringier One Africa Media) presented the second keynote session of CEM Africa Summit by speaking of building trust-based on insights from Red Bull Surfing's video of professional jet-ski surfer Sérgio Cosme, dubbed the 'guardian angel of big wave surfing at Nazaré'...

Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2019

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