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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

The post-Amps landscape: play it as it lies
The post-Amps landscape: play it as it liesArticle

Mining South Africa's rich vein of marketing and media data to ensure meaningful and addressable media buying and planning decisions...

Issued by Ebony+Ivory 20 Jan 2021

The time for marketing leadership
The time for marketing leadershipArticle

A thought leadership article by Brenda Koornneef on the importance of the right and urgent marketing strategy and innovative actions that South African marketers need to drive....

Brenda Koornneef, Issued by Downtown Creative Agency 5 May 2020

Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19
Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19Article

Covid-19 is an unprecedented viral disease that is and will in future have a massive impact on society and the global economy.

20 Mar 2020

Sechaba Motsieloa. Image supplied.
Masa announces leadership changesArticle

Masa announced several leadership changes and detailed important contributions to the marketing profession and industry at its recent thirteenth Annual General Meeting...

29 Oct 2019

Floating skyscraper converts waste into energy in Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Floating skyscraper converts waste into energy in Great Pacific Garbage PatchArticle

US-based architect Honglin Li has designed a floating skyscraper that converts waste into energy in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...

6 Aug 2019

As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at home
As more developing countries reject plastic waste exports, wealthy nations seek solutions at homeArticle

Less than two years after China banned most imports of scrap material from abroad, many of its neighbors are following suit...

Kate O'Neill 11 Jun 2019

Andrew Cruise, managing director at Routed
Strategising successful IaaS deployment in the enterpriseArticle

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is flourishing as one of the fastest growing categories in public IT cloud services...

25 May 2019

Maps to start collecting consumer insights from July 2019
Maps to start collecting consumer insights from July 2019Article

The Marketing Association of South Africa (Masa) and the Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) have announced that Maps, the products and brands replacement survey for Amps, will officially start collecting consumer insights from July 2019...

15 May 2019

Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food. Shutterstock
Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South AfricaArticle

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slay
#BizTrends2019: 6 Fashion and décor trends that are here to stay and slayArticle

It's that time of the year again darlings. When I look at my social media comments, take inspiration from runway rages and peek into the mind of Li Edelkoort to bring you my version of what we'll be wearing next summer...

Kumari Govender 13 Dec 2018

Jury member Lennie Stern, head of creative and entertainment strategies, BETC Paris. Image supplied.
Warc releases Effective Content Strategy Report 2018Article

Warc has released its Effective Content Strategy Report 2018, outlining key content marketing themes from the world's most effective campaigns...

19 Oct 2018

#WasteCon2018: Long-term waste management solutions, going further than #plasticfreejuly
#WasteCon2018: Long-term waste management solutions, going further than #plasticfreejulyArticle

In October the IWMSA is hosting its biennial flagship conference WasteCon2018...

21 Aug 2018

New Maps research to commence
New Maps research to commenceArticle

The new Maps research will commence at the start of July. The research will fill the products and brands research void left by the demise of Amps...

21 May 2018

Plus94 Research announced as intended provider of new Maps research
Plus94 Research announced as intended provider of new Maps researchArticle

MA(SA) CEO and MRF director Greg Garden has announced that Plus94 Research has been chosen as intended provider of the new Maps research...

17 Nov 2017

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Revised Amps dataArticle

About two years after the demise of Amps (et al), the Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) has announced the release of an update to the 2015 Amps, data using 2016 population statistics...

Chris Brewer 9 Oct 2017

MRF announces release of updated Amps 2016
MRF announces release of updated Amps 2016Article

The MRF has announced the release of an update to the Amps 2015 database using the 2016 SA population statistics...

5 Oct 2017

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Free update to Amps 2015 database out nowArticle

Pending the release of the replacement for Amps - to be called Maps - available from mid-2018, the new Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) has released an update to the Amps 2015 database...

5 Sep 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in AfricaArticle

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

Final Amps updates in September, Maps in mid-2018
Final Amps updates in September, Maps in mid-2018Article

The Marketing Research Foundation Final Amps Update will be published in September and the new Maps will be available from mid-2018...

3 Aug 2017

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Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little landArticle

The pioneer of essential oils in Rwanda said he understood over a decade ago "the need to develop high-value crops" in his hilly nation of just 2.6m hectares...

Stephanie Aglietti 20 Jul 2017

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Marketing Research Foundation replaces SaarfArticle

After receiving massive support from the Marketing Association of SA and the Advertising Forum, the new research initiative, Marketing Research Foundation (MRF) will replace Amps...

17 May 2017

Africa offers $40,8bn pharma opportunity
Africa offers $40,8bn pharma opportunityArticle

The growing incidence of Western lifestyle diseases will present the pharmaceutical industry in Africa with a business opportunity of $40,8bn in 2019...

20 Feb 2017

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Cameroon tackles identity fraudArticle

In a first for Africa, polycarbonate eID cards are being deployed in Cameroon to tackle identity fraud...

13 Sep 2016

It's time SA learnt from others and overhauled its power sector
It's time SA learnt from others and overhauled its power sectorArticle

South Africa has not had load shedding for nearly a year. This is a welcome development after years of power cuts that constrained economic growth...

Anton Eberhard 26 Aug 2016

The hottest year on record signals that global warming is alive and well
The hottest year on record signals that global warming is alive and wellArticle

The year 2015 has proven to be another year of temperature records. Data released by NASA and NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) show that in 2015, the global mean surface temperature - the yardstick scientists use to measure air temperature year to year - was the warmest on record by far...

Kevin Trenberth 21 Jan 2016

Nigerians oppose social media bill on social media
Nigerians oppose social media bill on social mediaArticle

NEWSWATCH: Approximately 15 million people in Nigeria take to social media to express their opinions online. Now the government is attempting to pass a bill that will allegedly muzzle social media...

7 Dec 2015

Music Exchange returns to Cape Town
Music Exchange returns to Cape TownArticle

Music Exchange, the South African music, film and entertainment programme, is returning to Cape Town City Hall on 7 and 8 March, 2014.

7 Feb 2014

Shopping-bag levy 'still a general tax'Article

The R35m the government receives each year through a levy on plastic shopping bags is still not allocated to encouraging recycling or to job creation, nor is it likely to do so this year.

Sue Blaine 20 Jun 2012

Shopping-bag levy 'still a general tax'
Shopping-bag levy 'still a general tax'Article

The R35m the government receives each year through a levy on plastic shopping bags is still not allocated to encouraging recycling or to job creation, nor is it likely to do so this year.

Sue Blaine 19 Jun 2012

Quick recycling offered by EeZeeBin
Quick recycling offered by EeZeeBinArticle

A newly introduced waste collection system, EeZeeBin, from Interwaste Environmental Solutions, allows for the collection of recyclable materials including paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans. All can be deposited into a single bin without any further sorting and separation.

31 May 2011

Youth enter recycling exhibition
Youth enter recycling exhibitionArticle

To get youth more involved and interested in the field of waste management, the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) invited Grade 8-10 learners from Hoërskool Marais Viljoen and Fourways High School to attend the exhibition area at the WasteCon2010 conference and charged them "an article made out of waste materials" to enter.

28 Oct 2010

South Africa's smallest university delivers big results
South Africa's smallest university delivers big resultsArticle

The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA), South Africa's youngest and smallest higher education institution, produced two Mandela Rhodes scholars for 2010. This is a record achievement for an institution that only began producing graduates in 2008.

Issued by TSIBA 18 Feb 2010

Safety initiative launched across Lake VictoriaArticle

Pan-Africa mobile operator Zain, and Ericsson, in an initiative coordinated by the GSM Association, plan to extend the mobile network coverage in the Lake Victoria region and launch a safety and security initiative. The coverage will comprise the area of the lake where 80% of fishing activities take place.

28 Jul 2009

Celebrities can add unique value to brands but...
Celebrities can add unique value to brands but...Article

In their quest to achieve universal appeal, create publicity, attraction and acceptance - and to transmit influencial, effective, educative, informative, motivating, inspiring and entertaining marketing messages - a number of powerful and profitable multinational brands have conveniently turned to the magic of celebrities.

Thabani Khumalo 17 Mar 2009

Partnership to promote leadership, scholarship in AfricaArticle

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation (MRF) and the United Kingdom-owned Oxford University Press (OUP) have signed an innovative partnership which will seek to promote leadership and scholarship in Africa.

Proffesor Ndawonde 3 Sep 2008

Championing the South African consumerArticle

The Micro Finance Regulatory Council (MFRC) has been recognised as the most significant force in safeguarding the rights of South African consumers. The MFRC was adjudged best in the Department of Trade and Industry's Organisational Champion Category and honoured with the 2006 Award for Champions at an awards ceremony at the dti group campus on 13 March 2006.

16 Mar 2006

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