I am woman hear me roar!
I am woman, hear me roar!

On December 14th 2018, Khanyi Dhlomo made headlines after announcing that she'd be closing down Ndalo Media. The industry gave a collective shudder and my mind started reeling. How could this be?...

By Chipo Mujuru 18 hours ago

#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet
#FairnessFirst: Welcome the most diverse emoji set yet

Call them emojis or emoticons, you're sure to see even more of those colourful little symbols in all forms of digital communication, with the Unicode Consortium confirming featuring we'll have at least 230 new emojis to choose from in 2019 when different skin tones and genders are included...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting
Bloomable partners with Ge:Skenk for conscious gifting

Bloomable, the online marketplace formerly known as SA Florist, has teamed up with Ge:Skenk to offer shoppers conscious gifting options.

12 Feb 2019

Confirmed Gerety Awards jurors: Nunu Ntshingila, regional director of Facebook Africa; Susan Credle, global CCO of FCB; Merlee Cruz-Jayme, "Chairmom" and CCO of Dentsu Jayme Syfu; as well as Rosie Arnold, former CCO of AMV BBDO.
#FairnessFirst: Readdressing advertising gender equality behind-the-scenes, with the Gerety Awards

The global Gerety Awards have launched, signalling a marked shift in award shows themselves redefining their role, especially as much of the advertising industry is aiming to redefine itself in these tricky times...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Feb 2019

Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation
Star Trek's formula for sustainable urban innovation

On the long-running television series Star Trek, the characters were knowledge workers and did not seem to worry about food, lodging or acceptance...

By Sylvie Albert 11 Feb 2019

Judge Albie Sachs to deliver keynote address at Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019
Judge Albie Sachs to deliver keynote address at Trialogue Business in Society Conference 2019

Trialogue, a consultancy that focuses on corporate responsibility issues, has announced Judge Albie Sachs as the keynote speaker at its upcoming Business in Society Conference, taking place in Johannesburg on 16 and 17 April...

Issued by Trialogue 7 Feb 2019

Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right
Equal pay is not a demand - it's a right

Change for women in the workplace is happening, but more needs to be done...

By Marian Salzman 7 Feb 2019

Facebook marks Safer Internet Day, partnering 20+ African NGOs
Facebook marks Safer Internet Day, partnering 20+ African NGOs

Facebook has announced that it is supporting Safer Internet Day, held annually on 5 February, with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries...

5 Feb 2019

#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting
#FairnessFirst: Diversity behind the scenes makes for better reporting

One of the basic tenets of journalism is to tell the true story. But everyone's version of the story is shaded by personal background - and what if your background doesn't match that of the subject? It shouldn't make a difference, but it does. Here's why UK publishers are now hiring diversity executives...

By Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

Nomzamo Mbatha. Image source:
SA actress and activist appointed UNHCR goodwill ambassador

South African actress and human rights activist Nomzamo Mbatha has been appointed the UNHCR's newest goodwill ambassador...

31 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?
#FairnessFirst: Will the shift towards a cashless society finally decrease inequality?

We're closer to functioning as a global cashless society than ever before, yet an Oxfam report warns that equality between the haves and have-nots is higher than ever before. Read on for the impact on females and the unbanked in particular...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jan 2019

Curios and handicrafts not the way to equality in Africa
Curios and handicrafts not the way to equality in Africa

In an interview earlier this year, Jessica Horn, director of programmes at the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) voiced concern about the type of work African women are involved in...

By Devan Moonsamy 28 Jan 2019

Sheila McGillivray, tribe leader at One Lady & A Tribe.
#BizTrends2019: The four Ps of cause marketing in 2019

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...

By Sheila McGillivray 25 Jan 2019

Artist’s name: Babak Sarbaz (pseudonym)
Title: Clergies’ Revolution
Dimensions: 100 x 75 cm
Editor’s note: This submission is a graphic manipulation of an image of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran in 1979
Borders and Boundaries competition announces winner

CALIFORNIA, United States - On 23 January 2019, United for Iran, a Bay-Area NGO working to promote civil liberties and civil society in Iran, announced the completion and winner of Borders and Boundaries, a visual art competition of Iranian artists focused on censorship and freedom of expression in Iran...

24 Jan 2019

The SheSays Cape Town founders are brand strategist Marina Tokar, content strategy director Anelde Greeff and senior copywriter Johannie Van As.
#BizTrends2019: The untapped opportunity of female empowerment

Globally, the women's empowerment movement has reached a fever pitch. #Metoo has toppled titans in industries ranging from film to advertising to tech, pushing against the 'boys club' ethos prevalent in senior ranks...

By SheSays Cape Town founders 23 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising
#FairnessFirst: Time to stand for purpose-led marketing and social impact advertising

Barbara Gardner Proctor, the woman who helped introduce the Beatles to America through a deal with Vee-Jay records, was also the first black female to own an ad agency in America back in 1970. With her passing this December, we look back at the impact of her firsts and why they still hold true in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)
#BizTrends2019: Year of the social impact brand (again)

Amidst two extremes -- audience apathy on one end and backlash against perceived social washing on the other -- the ad industry has emerged fresh-faced and focused: Ready to prove that we're thoughtful, attentive partners who listen when our audience speaks, able to hold a conversation that doesn't always place ourselves and our interests at the very centre of it...

By Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter 15 Jan 2019

Langstrup ©
#FairnessFirst: Making workplace inclusion everybody's business

Microsoft has made inclusion every employee's responsibility in much the same manner as one eats the proverbial 'business elephant' - one bite at a time. Here's how your company can follow suit through encouraging accountability through heightened awareness, curiosity and courage...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Jan 2019

Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced
Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced

The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4m global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta, with the aim of improving the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. The five finalists have been revealed...

9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly
#BizTrends2019: Social credit scores three ways: The good, the bad and the ugly

Social credit scores are set to be one of the trending terms for 2019. However, not all credit scores are created equal (or with equally good intentions)...

By Bronwyn Williams 7 Jan 2019

#FairnessFirst: The secret to career success in 2019 and beyond
#FairnessFirst: The secret to career success in 2019 and beyond

First week back at work for the year and already feeling stuck? Like you're just not progressing in your career? These tips from the Corinium Women in Digital and Data Forum may be what you need to read, to speak up and shine in 2019...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED
#BizTrends2019: Technology and inhumanity is surpassing the disABLED

The disabled are always an easy target. They are defenseless and are often preyed on by bullies. Why can we not harness technology rather to improve their lives?

By Hannl Cronje 7 Jan 2019

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

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...

By Devan Moonsamy 28 Dec 2018

Pfluegl explaining Tony Robbins' view on how human needs have changed.
#FairnessFirst: How to roll out effective digital transformation

"If you want something done right, do it yourself," seems to be the business mantra of companies that succeed on their journey of digital transformation, focusing on using tech to meet otherwise ignored human needs. Here's how your brand can improve on customer experience by following suit...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Dec 2018

Why South African community's win against mining company matters
Why South African community's win against mining company matters

A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands...

By Sonwabile Mnwana 14 Dec 2018

City gives green light to Salt River social housing project
City gives green light to Salt River social housing project

A full sitting of council at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Thursday, 13 December, agreed "in-principle" that the city sell the Salt River Market site to Communicare...

By Aidan Jones 14 Dec 2018

More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands
More than half the plots earmarked for backyarders in Cape Town's southern suburbs are on wetlands

More than 60 properties on at least 100 hectares have been identified for possible housing development in several Cape Town southern suburb areas...

By Barbara Maregele 13 Dec 2018

Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget
Walk With Us - a story about a 6,000km journey on foot and $2/day budget

Tom David and Warren Handley, who walked 6,000kms on foot from Kilimanjaro to Johannesburg while living on just $2 a day, have published a book about the epic journey...

Issued by FCB Africa 11 Dec 2018

SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI
SA companies invest R9.7bn in CSI

Companies spent an estimated R9.7bn on corporate social investment (CSI) in South Africa in 2018 - a 7% year-on-year increase in rand terms (2017: R9.1bn)...

Issued by Trialogue 11 Dec 2018

Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference
Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) invests in social impact research with a difference

In November 2018, the Sishen Iron Ore Company - Community Development Trust (SIOC-cdt) contracted Citizen Surveys to conduct a needs analysis within the five local municipalities in which it operates...

Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 Dec 2018

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