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How to create a more gender-friendly workplace
How to create a more gender-friendly workplaceArticle

Most South African organisations want to do the right thing when it comes to gender sensitivity in the workplace. However, because it is an area that they might not have an understanding of, it becomes easy to make mistakes...

11 May 2021

TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid world
TES addresses diversity and inclusion challenges in a post-Covid worldArticle

The past year has been incredibly challenging for employees for a multitude of reasons. The greatest pressure has been felt by unskilled workers, youth and women...

Jeandie Leone 1 Apr 2021

Gender classification: Workplace adaptation without discrimination
Gender classification: Workplace adaptation without discriminationArticle

Gender classification in the workplace has evolved beyond traditional concepts of male and female employees...

18 Mar 2021

Old Mutual terminates sponsorship with MacG after transphobic comments
Old Mutual terminates sponsorship with MacG after transphobic commentsArticle

Macgyver "MacG" Mukwevho, podcaster and former radio host, has landed in hot water following comments made surrounding transgender women...

26 Jan 2021

Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19
Fighting HIV and Aids in times of Covid-19Article

World Aids Day is marked on 1st December every year to raise awareness about the disease. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) is the UN entity tasked with fighting HIV infections, discrimination and Aids-related deaths...

31 Dec 2020

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

Long-acting cabotegravir injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention. Shutterstock
Large Africa study makes important breakthrough in HIV preventionArticle

Women make up more than half of the people living with HIV around the world. Young women between the ages of 10 and 24 are twice as likely to get HIV as young men in the same age group...

Ina Skosana 17 Nov 2020

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The rise of cancel cultureArticle

Tyrone Van Heerden, head of strategy at Iris, looks into the continuous trend of the cancel culture, the impact that it has on brands and how communications professionals can try and reduce the risk...

Tyrone Van Heerden 17 Sep 2020

Creativity on the march across the retail landscape
Creativity on the march across the retail landscapeArticle

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Sep 2020

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Preparing your brand for the female consumer of 2030Article

Nicky Brand, senior business consultant at Acceleration writes that the women of 2030 will not be stereotyped and elaborates on research from Wunderman Thompson which identifies five emerging female archetypes for the modern marketer to consider...

Nicky Brand 4 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Claire Denham-Dyson, 'It's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space'
#WomensMonth: Claire Denham-Dyson, 'It's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space'Article

Claire Denham-Dyson, head anthropologist at Demographica shares why she hopes that marketing becomes more of a lucrative space for creatives and why she thinks it's essential that young womxn see this industry as a safe and fruitful space where they can be properly remunerated...

Juanita Pienaar 27 Aug 2020

8 African highlights to stream on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in Nigeria
8 African highlights to stream on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in NigeriaArticle

Here are eight African highlights you can catch on Showmax, from Love Island in Cape Town to Sol Family in Kenya to Big Brother in Nigeria...

Issued by Showmax 27 Aug 2020

Aids activists lie down in protest in front of parliament in 2001 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Aids conference: Covid-19, big breakthroughs and missed targetsArticle

This year saw the first ever Aids conference to be held entirely online. The 23rd International Aids Conference, the largest convergence of HIV researchers, implementers, advocates and policy people, should have taken place in Oakland/San Francisco in July 2020...

Linda-Gail Bekker 29 Jul 2020

Live true: My transgender life in adland
Live true: My transgender life in adlandArticle

Transitioning does not change your capabilities. If you are creative, you will still be creative. If you loved chocolate, you still will. If anything, transitioning makes you learn that self-love and self-respect does exist and is crucial to our day-to-day functioning...

Sienna Lee, Issued by The Brave Group 24 Jun 2020

#WhatWomenWant in 2020: Welcome to the new era of progressive marketing
#WhatWomenWant in 2020: Welcome to the new era of progressive marketingArticle

This week, in celebration of International Women's Day, Kantar hosted engaging afternoon presentations at its Cape Town and Johannesburg offices where Jane Bloomfield, chief growth officer from the UK, talked through findings from Kantar's #WhatWomenWant global study...

Leigh Andrews, Issued by Kantar 12 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustration
#DI2020: Ignite your inner activist - representation through illustrationArticle

The second day of #DI2020 kicked off with a powerful presentation by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli on the politics of taking up space and the personal nature of colour in creative work...

Leigh Andrews 27 Feb 2020

#Newsmaker: Leigh Kinross is Associated Media Publishing's new managing director
#Newsmaker: Leigh Kinross is Associated Media Publishing's new managing directorArticle

Associated Media Publishing has recently promoted Leigh Kinross to managing director...

Juanita Pienaar 11 Oct 2019

Court victory for transgender prisoners
Court victory for transgender prisonersArticle

The Equality Court has ruled that a woman transgender inmate may express her gender identity while incarcerated in an all-male prison. The court ruled, on 23 September, that the inmate is allowed to wear her hair long; wear make-up; wear female clothing and be addressed by officials using female pronouns...

Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti 30 Sep 2019

Financial boost for women's academic research
Financial boost for women's academic researchArticle

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has awarded five substantial grants to its women researchers to make space for more women's voices to be heard...

23 Aug 2019

The Loeries and Dove telling better stories together
The Loeries and Dove telling better stories togetherArticle

During Loeries Creative Week, taking place in Durban from 19-25 August, Dove and UN Women will be hosting a MasterClass titled 'Advertising Leading Society'...

15 Aug 2019

Women walk past a mural painted to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. EPA/Dai Kurokawa
HIV in Kenya: high risk groups aren't getting the attention they needArticle

Efforts to manage the HIV epidemic in much of sub-Saharan Africa need to specifically target sections of the population that are most vulnerable to HIV infection...

Makobu Kimani 18 Jul 2019

2019 Durban Pride set to celebrate legal equality for LGBTQ+ community
2019 Durban Pride set to celebrate legal equality for LGBTQ+ communityArticle

This year's Durban Pride will take place Saturday, 29 June, at the Gugu Dlamini Park, celebrating legal equality for the South African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer + (LGBTQ+) community...

26 Jun 2019

Fighting for the right to love: It's time to end un-African prejudice
Fighting for the right to love: It's time to end un-African prejudiceArticle

As the world recognises the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we need to support the South Africans who are dismantling the idea that it's not African to be queer...

Michael Hathorn, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 16 May 2019

#OneShow2019: Double diversity, diversity of skill and diversity of self
#OneShow2019: Double diversity, diversity of skill and diversity of selfArticle

Ann Nurock interviews Chris Bergeron, VP of content experience of Cossette Montreal at The One Club Creative Summit in New York to find out more about the dual challenge in reinventing herself, in terms of her personal life as a transgendered woman and career shift from journalism to advertising...

Ann Nurock 10 May 2019

#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellers
#WTMA19: Pinq Travel's Jason Fiddler talks marketing LGBTIQ+ travellersArticle

According to the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, the visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people in society have increased globally over the past decade; however, the underrepresentation of gay and lesbian travellers in the tourism sector still exists...

Robin Fredericks 24 Apr 2019

Holly Meadows, editor of Cosmopolitan SA. Image supplied.
Q&A w/ Holly Meadows, Bookmarks' Best Marketer 2019Article

Holly Meadows, editor of Cosmopolitan SA walked away with the award for 'Best Marketer' at the 11th annual Bookmark Awards hosted at The Forum in Bryanston last month...

Juanita Pienaar 9 Apr 2019

SA textbooks not inclusive, DBE report finds
SA textbooks not inclusive, DBE report findsArticle

Should our textbooks tell the story of the country as it is, or should they be aspirational? That's the question posed by Professor Crain Soudien...

5 Apr 2019

Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rights
Botswana joins list of African countries reviewing gay rightsArticle

Botswana's High Court is considering a challenge to the provisions of the penal code criminalising consensual same-sex relations in the country...

Andrew Novak 19 Mar 2019

10 biggest threats to global health
10 biggest threats to global healthArticle

The World Health Organisation's new five-year strategic plan - the 13th General Programme of Work tackles multiple global health challenges...

15 Jan 2019

How to target LGBT travellers
How to target LGBT travellersArticle

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

What can we do to support LGBTQI people in the workplace?
What can we do to support LGBTQI people in the workplace?Article

LGBTQI people face exclusion and discrimination in the workplace. People who are less advantaged socioeconomically are most at risk of poor treatment and marginalisation, and a different sexual and/or gender orientation to the majority exacerbates this...

Devan Moonsamy 28 Dec 2018

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#BizTrends2019: The four Ps of cause marketing in 2019Article

More than ever we're seeing brands align with causes and let's face it, there so many current causes to be concerned about. This means cause marketing will be bigger than ever in 2019...

Sheila McGillivray 28 Dec 2018

#BizTrends2019: Big brother brands - how to not be evil in 2019
#BizTrends2019: Big brother brands - how to not be evil in 2019Article

'Don't be evil.' That three-word phrase was a famous part of Google's code of conduct, until April last year that is.

Bronwyn Williams 18 Dec 2018

61 short films to show at CTIFMF
61 short films to show at CTIFMFArticle

The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will screen 61 short films across 10 programmes at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town from 10-19 October 2018...

17 Sep 2018

Slide 202 of Youth Report (2018). UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing & Instant Grass International.
#YouthReport2018: Smarter-than-you-think millennial coping strategies and life hacksArticle

Not familiar with brand polygamy, Finstagram and Twitter suicides? You're not alone. In the final session at the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018, Dali Tembo, MD of Instant Grass International, explained how marketers can tap into the coping strategies of today's youth...

Leigh Andrews 6 Sep 2018

Response to HIV needs to change
Response to HIV needs to changeArticle

HIV is the epidemic of our time, with up to 38.8-million people living with the disease worldwide in 2015-2016, and around two-million new cases diagnosed in 2015...

23 Jul 2018

Canada, the US and South Africa have the most inclusive view of nationality: Ipsos poll
Canada, the US and South Africa have the most inclusive view of nationality: Ipsos pollArticle

An Ipsos Global Advisor survey shows Canada and the United States, followed closely by South Africa, have the most inclusive definition of nationality, followed by France, and Australia...

Issued by Ipsos 26 Jun 2018

Social media killed the runway star
Social media killed the runway starArticle

Social media has completely changed the modelling industry. A model's origin story is now based on Instagram...

Maroefah Smith 4 May 2018

Winners of the Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards, in Copenhagen on 10 April 2018. Image supplied.
Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners announcedArticle

The Wan-Ifra European Digital Media Awards 2018 winners were announced at a special ceremony at the end of the first day of the Digital Media Europe Conference in Copenhagen...

11 Apr 2018

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#FairnessFirst: Attention! Alexa and Siri are not real-life 'women in tech'!Article

There's been much outrage among the social media set this week - not just over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but also over the severe lack of knowledge of female tech leaders...

Leigh Andrews 23 Mar 2018

Cox of the February 2018 cover of Cosmo SA - now trending everywhere!
#FairnessFirst: #SayYesToLove with Cosmo SA's Laverne Cox cover exclusive!Article

Social media netizens celebrated Cosmopolitan South Africa's decision to place Laverne Cox on the cover, with their logo suitably rainbow-hued to show support of the LGBTQI+ community...

Leigh Andrews 2 Feb 2018

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets
Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweetsArticle

PARIS - British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets...

23 Jan 2018

Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIV
Inclusivity is key in the fight against HIVArticle

In recent years, South Africa has made great strides towards providing support to those infected and affected with HIV...

Steve Letsike 22 Jan 2018

LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threats
LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threatsArticle

An online radio station catering for the LGBT community, believed to be the first of its kind in the Arab world, started broadcasting in Tunisia on Monday...

21 Dec 2017

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OSF reflects on 15 global celebrated news stories in 2017Article

Drawn from a selection of 15 global and regional journalism awards, a report curated by the Open Society Foundations Program's (OSF) Independent Journalism Programme provides an inspiring selection of storytelling, investigative techniques, collaborative enterprises and fearless reporting against all odds...

18 Dec 2017

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The gender tradition-transforming power of advertisingArticle

Swati Bhattacharya, CCO of FCB Ulka in India, explains the intricacies of changing a 400-year-old Hindu tradition from one of status-based exclusion into a sisterhood of inclusion through the #NoConditionsApply campaign...

Leigh Andrews 29 Nov 2017

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#OrchidsandOnions: Nedbank's brave new advertising contrasts with Eskom's insult to its consumersArticle

Nedbank has been doing some very appealing advertising of late, and the bank and its agency, Joe Public, have already got a few Orchids from me...

Brendan Seery 13 Nov 2017

Brands should worry more about culture
Brands should worry more about cultureArticle

Culture has become a marketing asset. If your company culture is well identified and articulated, then there is an opportunity to understand these values and align both your internal and external communications...

Sue Morris 2 Oct 2017

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