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Shaping relevance in media coverage

"Media reach, brand mentions, media relations, investor relations, reputation management, broadcast interviews, growing a brand, crisis communications, publicity campaigns and media analysis are but a huge slice of what your company or brand may benefit by subscribing to media monitoring..."

6 hours ago;

#PulpNonFiction: The lessons we never learn

This week, Bronwyn Williams has been reading a version of Aesop's Fables written for adults and her favourite of these is the one about the frog king...

Bronwyn Williams 5 hours ago;

Rapt Creative wins Molson Coors, opens offices in the UK and Ukraine

On the back of substantial new business won in Europe at the end of 2020, Rapt Creative has opened satellite offices in London and Kiev...

5 hours ago;

#StartupStory: Just Exists... to tell genuine African brand stories

Just Exists was formed to showcase local talents and bridge the gap between disenfranchised youth creatives and corporates, making a tangible impact in their potential career paths and creating memorable work in the process...

Jessica Tennant 9 hours ago;

#TheFutureofMeasurement: Part 1: Apple upsets the advertising cart with iOS 14 changes

Steve Jobs once described his views on privacy saying: "Privacy means people know what they're signing up for, in plain English and repeatedly."...

Jade Arenstein and Johan Walters 3 hours ago;

RIP Dr Sindi van Zyl

Tributes are pouring in for Dr Sindi van Zyl. The much-loved healthcare activist, DJ and social media personality lost her battle to Covid-19 on 10 April...

10 hours ago;

All South Africans can register for Covid-19 jab from 16 April

All South Africans will be able to register for the Covid-19 vaccine from 16 April through the electronic vaccination data system (EVDS)...

6 hours ago;

Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor Havaic, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota...

5 hours ago;

Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery store

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 7 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Developed countries urged to revisit climate change targets

The 30th Basic Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change has urged developed countries to revisit their climate change mitigation targets while also urging them to provide support to developing countries...

8 hours ago;

Zaid Adams appointed chairperson of StreetSmart SA

Seasoned hospitality professional Zaid Adams has been appopinted chairperson of StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children rebuild their lives...

1 hour ago;

6 asset management trends to look out for

The asset management landscape continues to evolve with certain key trends - existing and new - driving the adaption of models and strategies.

Bernard Drotschie & Stefan Viljoen 3 hours ago;

New research shows South Africa's levy on sugar-sweetened drinks is having an impact

Three years ago South Africa introduced Africa's first major tax on sugar-sweetened beverages based on grams of sugar. The tax now stands at about 11% of the price per litre...

Karen Hofman 5 hours ago;

Potatoes SA campaign to unpack position of potatoes during pandemic

Called #WhenHopeWhispers, the campaign aims to highlight the indomitable spirit and contributions of various stakeholders from the potato industry before culminating in an inaugural State of the Potato Industry Address on 5 May 2021...

7 hours ago;

Minister engages farmers on evictions

Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, together with the Mpumalanga MEC of Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs, Mandla Msibi has met with farmers and farmer organisations to discuss farm lease agreements, among other issues...

3 hours ago;

Construction & Engineering
How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry

In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 7 hours ago;

HR & Management
Accidentally overpaid an employee? Here's what to do...

How should you address a genuine mistake that has been made resulting in employees receiving payments that they have not earned...?

Janeske Greeff 27 minutes ago;

Employment stimulus helps to create 8,000 new jobs

The Presidential Employment Stimulus has assisted to create 8,000 new jobs, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

6 hours ago;

CCMA rules to reinstate employee dismissed for absence without permission

The CCMA recently reinstated an employee who took leave without permission during the Covid-19 lockdown, in a ruling which delivers an important lesson for other employers...

Mpumelelo Nxumalo, Nivaani Moodley, Shane Johnson and Kgololego Pooe 1 hour ago;

SIU welcomes prosecution of Umthatha State Attorney official, lawyer

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has welcomed the prosecution of the former acting Head of the Office of the State Attorney in Mthatha and an Eastern Cape-based lawyer on fraud charges amounting to R331,000.

4 hours ago;

Property investment 101: practical steps to consider

Last year's five consecutive repo rate cuts, which dropped the prime lending rate to a record low of 7%, has resulted in an increase in buyer activity in the property market...

6 hours ago;

Tourism & Travel
#WTMA21: Africa Travel Week Virtual wraps on three days of travel trade success

The virtual event featured a content programme with over 40-panel discussions and presentations by 170 international and Africa speakers on tourism-related trends in Africa and beyond...

2 hours ago;

CPT Tourism launches digital visitors' guide

Cape Town Tourism, together with the City of Cape Town, has launched its latest official visitors' guide in digital format, highlighting all the top things to do and see in the Mother City...

9 hours ago;

Airbnb host-led initiative encourages spending at local businesses

Airbnb, in partnership with Snapscan, has extended its host-led initiative to help aid the recovery of small local Jozi businesses...

7 hours ago;

POPI Act readiness: 6 things to do

Just under one-third of organisations indicated they are well prepared for POPIA. Here are six things that can be done to improve compliance readiness...

Anna Collard 4 hours ago;

Logistics & Transport
Ctrack Freight Transport Index: A small decline hides massive winners, losers in freight sub-sectors

The month of February was the 18th consecutive month in which the Ctrack Freight Transport Index showed a decline. Like January, the February year-on-year decline was marginal, although greater than that of January...

8 hours ago;

Siya Kolisi, Freedom of Movement pay tribute to the Springbok captain's hometown with new range

Following on their previous collaboration, FOM x Kolisi Zwide, Siya Kolisi and Freedom of Movement have paired up on a new range...

3 hours ago;

SA film My Octopus Teacher wins Best Documentary at the 2021 Baftas

The critically acclaimed South African documentary, My Octopus Teacher won in the Best Documentary category at the British Academy Film Awards held in London, last night, 11 April 2021...

6 hours ago;

All the winners from the Baftas 2021

Promising Young Woman and Nomadland were among the big winners at the Baftas 2021. The EE British Academy Film Awards took place the weekend of 10 and 11 April 2021...

5 hours ago;

Tanda secures funding with plans for regional expansion

Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota and other investors.

5 hours ago;

Tax registration and compliance makes good business sense for SMEs

Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have a lot on their plate. Between day-to-day operations, sales and marketing and other responsibilities...

6 hours ago;

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