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Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Africans aren't just swimming with the creative sharks, we are the sharks

Piwe Motshegoa, head of sales: general entertainment at DStv media sales, kicked off the DStv Seminar of Creativity - a highlight of Loeries Creative Week as the industry gets ready for the annual award nights - with a reminder that Africans hold all the storytelling magic they need...

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

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#FutureFitYourself: Is diversity applied responsibly?

I am always trying to get to the bottom of diversity inclusion and get different perspectives...

By Carmen Murray 1 day ago

Restricting apartheid flag sets the tone for nation building
Restricting apartheid flag sets the tone for nation building

Deputy President David Mabuza has welcomed the High Court judgment restricting the use of the apartheid flag...

1 day ago

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Lift as you rise and realise your worth this #WomensMonth

On the 25th commemoration of National Women's Month, television and radio personality Tracey Lange discusses the significance of the occasion and offers guidance on facing challenges that many women continue to face in their homes and careers...

By Tracey Lange 19 Aug 2019

Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa.
#Loeries2019: Tackling unconscious bias, raising jurors' cultural awareness

The Loeries is only the second international award show after the D&AD awards to introduce "unconscious bias" workshops for its judges. Asha Ranchhod Patel, head of marketing at Google South Africa, explains how the workshops work to sensitise judging panels and help them recognise their own inherent prejudices, while removing these from their judging decisions...

By Leigh Andrews 16 Aug 2019

How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship
How The Appliance Bank is helping support the unemployed through entrepreneurship

In partnership with household appliance companies and retailers, The Appliance Bank (TAB) is helping provide income-generating opportunities for SA's unemployed men...

15 Aug 2019

Unstereotype Alliance: The problem is not seeing the problem.
#Loeries2019: Welcome UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance SA chapter!

This Women's Day in SA, we welcomed news that the Loeries has joined forces with UN Women's Unstereotype Alliance initiative, to launch its South Africa chapter, set to use the advertising industry as a force for good to drive positive change all over the world...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Katryn Kruger is a model citizen
#WomensMonth: Katryn Kruger is a model citizen

What do you do after walking the runway for Givenchy and Dolce & Gabbana alongside the likes of Gisele Bündchen?

By Maroefah Smith 7 Aug 2019

Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre
Woodstock Hospital occupiers protest in Civic Centre

About 40 members of Reclaim the City protested inside the Cape Town Civic Centre on Tuesday morning, 6 August. They demanded that Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato meet with them before making a decision to evict them from the Woodstock Hospital...

By Tariro Washinyira 7 Aug 2019

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Yvonne Wakefield launches The Warrior Project to help domestic abuse, gender-based violence victims

Alongside Jackie Nagtegaal of LawForAll and Aisha Pandor of SweepSouth, Caveat Legal founder Yvonne Wakefield launched The Warrior Project at the start of Women's Month...

6 Aug 2019

How gender balance boosts business, raises global GDP
How gender balance boosts business, raises global GDP

It's no coincidence that #BalanceforBetter was the theme for International Women's Day 2019. The call highlighted the need for stronger gender balance in the world...

By Tiffany Kelly 5 Aug 2019

Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference
Business Heavyweights to shift perspective and drive solutionist thinking at Nation Builder's 5th In Good Company Conference

Nation Builder's 5th annual In Good Company Conference, themed The Art of Business, will bring together business heavyweights and future-focused impact thinkers on 15 August, at the Atterbury Theatre...

Issued by Nation Builder 2 Aug 2019

GL events collaborate with Johannesburg Expo Centre for Mandela Day 2019
GL events collaborate with Johannesburg Expo Centre for Mandela Day 2019

As part of the Nelson Mandela Day initiative, GL events South Africa makes a contribution to the education of our local community...

Issued by GL events 2 Aug 2019

Rashid Toefy, deputy director - general: economic operations in the Western Cape government presenting his keynote at the CEM Africa Summit 2019.
#CEM19: How government is reducing red tape in the experience economy

Rashid Toefy, deputy director - general: economic operations in the Western Cape government, unpacked their mission of placing the customer at the heart of operations, how the corporate sector and government should collaborate for true shared value, and why they were part of First Thursdays on 1 August...

By Leigh Andrews 31 Jul 2019

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Aspiring to be like James Bond

It is important to reflect on the impact that representations of hyper-masculinity in the media have on society, write Laurie Less and Oupa Makhalemele...

By Laurie Less and Oupa Makhalemele 31 Jul 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers
Attitudes towards land occupations have to change, say researchers

"Marikana can be transformed, made a safe and a better place for the people living in it," said Lauren Royston, a researcher at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI)...

By Velani Ludidi 30 Jul 2019

Johannesburg Pride Parade launches Pride of Africa
Johannesburg Pride Parade launches Pride of Africa

The Johannesburg Pride Parade has launched Pride of Africa, which is intended to serve as a unified platform and voice for the community...

29 Jul 2019

Kurt Minnaar of Dreamer Education.
#FairnessFirst: From textbooks to hip-hop; disrupting education for the Gen Z student

Kurt Minnaar is a teacher with a difference. Dreamer Education, an NGO started with his wife and a little help from his friends in the creative industry, is revolutionising the way basic foundation phase mathematics skills are being taught by incorporating music and rhythm - you can also play a part...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jul 2019

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Fortune favours brave(r) brands

With so many conservative groups lobbying against the LGBTQ+ community, only big brands can be brave enough to not injure their market share or upset their loyal conservatives, right?...

By Arisha Saroop 26 Jul 2019

Community members in Zandspruit west of Johannesburg block roads after their illegal electricity connections were removed. EPA/Kevin Sutherland
Ramaphosa should focus on inequality rather than squeezing poor people

South Africans are still to see what the new dawn promised by its President Cyril Ramaphosa will bring, or if it will even break...

By David Dickinson 26 Jul 2019

Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reach
Inclusive society with dynamism of capitalism and heart of socialism is within reach

Twenty-five years into democracy and South Africa continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons...

By Luvuyo Madasa and David Blyth 26 Jul 2019

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Epica Awards announces new Gender Equity Prize

The 2019 Epica Awards has introduced a Gender Equity Prize...

25 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation
#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation

With the goal of achieving sustainable transformation in the community surrounding Maponya Mall in Soweto, a building it owns and manages, Redefine Properties has employed an asset-based community development approach...

By Sindy Peters 24 Jul 2019

Property sector transformation: The road is long, but clear
Property sector transformation: The road is long, but clear

Property, and the ownership of land, is an emotive topic in South Africa. While progress towards redressing inequality in land ownership and the property sector could be far quicker, the good news is that...

By Sandi Mbutuma 24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Nominations open for African women advancing peace and security in Africa
Nominations open for African women advancing peace and security in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) will in 2020 launch a commemorative book celebrating African women who have advanced the women, peace and security agenda on the continent...

22 Jul 2019

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#FairnessFirst: SuperSport's Springboks ad shows SA is stronger together

In a week where nation-building was top of mind as we both celebrated Mandela Day and mourned the passing of Johnny Clegg, a certain South African sport-supporting ad also gave us all the feels...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jul 2019

The significance of Nelson Mandela Day?
The significance of Nelson Mandela Day?

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that everyone has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact...

Issued by Rosebank College 19 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: The dignity in a pair of shoes
#CSIMonth: The dignity in a pair of shoes

There's a wise old saying that goes, "Good shoes take you good places". It may seem like a simple inconsequential thing, but a good pair of shoes could be the first step...

By Charlene Lackay 19 Jul 2019

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