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Why does emotion matter?
Why does emotion matter?

The 2020 Olympics started on Friday, 23 July 2021. As you can tell by that non-sensical sentence the world is dealing with some weird shit. I think we can agree most people thought having a major global sporting event in a city full of Covid was a...

Damon StapletonBy Damon Stapleton 3 hours ago

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Get your head out-of-office: Why leaders need to leave by example

In such a technology world, not all of us have mastered the skill (yes, I said skill) to switch off from work...

Anja van BeekBy Anja van Beek 5 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Covid catapults digital audio
Covid catapults digital audio

Digital adoption globally has been accelerated as a result of Covid-19 and the ensuing lockdowns. With people having scrambled to improve their home connectivity, they are in my view now well set up to engage with more digital platforms than prior to...

Mark BothaBy Mark Botha 9 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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Sustainability's not sustainable. It's time for rejuvenation.

The more articles I read about COP26, the guiltier I feel about my growing pile of black Woolies shopping bags...

Maxine Selmer-OlsenBy Maxine Selmer-Olsen 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#Newsmaker: Amy Beck named chief marketing officer at TransUnion Africa
#Newsmaker: Amy Beck named chief marketing officer at TransUnion Africa

TransUnion Africa has announced the appointment of Amy Beck as chief marketing officer and a member of the company's executive team...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#BehindtheMask: Nontokozo Tshabalala, 2021 Loeries Young Creative
#BehindtheMask: Nontokozo Tshabalala, 2021 Loeries Young Creative

This week we chat to Nontokozo Tshabalala, a winner of the 2021 Loeries Young Creative Award and co-founder of Mam'Gobozi Design Factory...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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Words of the year

Our use of specific words reflects not only what dominates our language but reflects our thoughts, and perhaps, obsessions...

Michael ShapiroBy Michael Shapiro 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#OrchidsandOnions: Leader in party flavours
#OrchidsandOnions: Leader in party flavours

A beaut: Dramatic, colourful in monochrome world of whisky; Misguided and 'crass' PR messaging is enough to bring tears to the eyes...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Leadership now: Lessons from 2021 and preparing for the future
Leadership now: Lessons from 2021 and preparing for the future

As I weigh up 2021, I see a year of great contemplation, awakening and resilience. Although change was forced, extreme and reactive, this disruption allowed something incredible to emerge - we learned to work in an entirely different way...

Brian EagarBy Brian Eagar, Issued by MANGO-OMC 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Top 5 private swanky stays in Cape Town and surrounds
Top 5 private swanky stays in Cape Town and surrounds

Shellee-Kim Gold shares her top five Cape Town establishment experiences that will linger long after you've stayed...

Shellee-Kim GoldBy Shellee-Kim Gold 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 review: It's large and in charge, the master of Africa
Toyota Land Cruiser 300 review: It's large and in charge, the master of Africa

There is no mistaking the LC 300, and neither can you miss it. It's very big and makes its 'second' debut on local soil, after first being introduced here some 14 years ago...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Change is the new normal: loyalty will be a linchpin in 2022

The successful businesses of the future recognise that adaptability should not end with the innovations rolled out during the pandemic...

Robin FisherBy Robin Fisher 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Big hacks for small business growth and profitability
Big hacks for small business growth and profitability

Innovation and adaption almost go hand in hand, and never more so than in the last two years...

Samantha HoggBy Samantha Hogg 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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Developing a unified voice and view of the customer

Consumer data is priceless, especially in today's rapidly changing business landscape...

Kelvin JonckBy Kelvin Jonck 3 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#OnTheBigScreen: House of Gucci, Time is up, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon and Daryn's Gym
#OnTheBigScreen: House of Gucci, Time is up, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon and Daryn's Gym

This week there are four new films releases: House of Gucci, Time Is Up, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon and Daryn's Gym...

Daniel DercksenBy Daniel Dercksen 3 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Retail in 2022: 4 trends to watch
Retail in 2022: 4 trends to watch

Over the last two years, the retail landscape has changed immeasurably. Behaviours and technologies that seemed like they were a decade away from coming to fruition are now normal...

Greg GathererBy Greg Gatherer 3 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Dune driving in the Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve
Dune driving in the Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve

The reserve is about 3,000 hectares of which 480 hectares are sand dunes. The rest of the reserve is fynbos, notably...

Di BrownBy Di Brown 3 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

The metaverse - to boldly go where no retailers have gone before
The metaverse - to boldly go where no retailers have gone before

Multi-channel, or clicks-and-mortar shopping, has been with us for years. However, with their movement restricted by Covid lockdowns, consumer adoption of digital shopping advanced at an unexpected pace...

Ryan McFadyenBy Ryan McFadyen 3 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Relax, reality comes later
Relax, reality comes later

Imagine you are four guys in Liverpool in the early 60s. One day you decide you want to be famous...

Damon StapletonBy Damon Stapleton 2 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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Zondo dismisses Fraser bid to cross-examine SSA witnesses

Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed an application by Arthur Fraser to cross-examine a number of witnesses in the intelligence stream of evidence...

Valencia TalaneBy Valencia Talane 2 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé launch review
New BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé launch review

There was no better to test the latest BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé than in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in KwaZulu-Natal...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 2 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Why marketing ROI should focus less on the returns, and more on the investment.
Why marketing ROI should focus less on the returns, and more on the investment.

The average marketing exec in the industry today likely spends a fair amount of time weighing up the return on investment...

Glenn GillisBy Glenn Gillis 2 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#OrchidsandOnions: Vaxx on, wax off
#OrchidsandOnions: Vaxx on, wax off

King Price: insurer takes on anti-vaxxers and promotes the jab; Kudos for the City of Cape Town for shooting a 'virus expert' down...

Brendan SeeryBy Brendan Seery 1 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 XS CVT HV: Save the planet, enjoy the ride
Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 XS CVT HV: Save the planet, enjoy the ride

Recently, I spent a week with Toyota's Corolla Cross hybrid - and it was a revelation...

Alan DugganBy Alan Duggan 1 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BehindtheMask: TJ Njozela, creative director at Grey Advertising Africa
#BehindtheMask: TJ Njozela, creative director at Grey Advertising Africa

This week, we chat to TJ Njozela, creative director at Grey Advertising Africa...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 1 Dec 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2022: Dion Chang's Flux Trend briefing - The State We're In
#BizTrends2022: Dion Chang's Flux Trend briefing - The State We're In

#BizTrends2022: As the excitement builds up to the launch of #BizTrends2022, we get behind the speakers confirmed to share their specialised trend forecasting and analysis techniques at BizTrends 02.02.2022...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 30 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Leadership lessons from 2021: Gaining foresight from hindsight
Leadership lessons from 2021: Gaining foresight from hindsight

As I reflect on 2021, the main word that comes to mind is "survival". If 2020 and 2021 were years of unplanned business preservation, 2022 is where it needs to get intentional...

Brian EagarBy Brian Eagar 30 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

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Maths teachers are in alarmingly short supply in South Africa

South Africa's mathematics and science education ranks as one of the worst in the world and continues to spiral downward, partly influenced by difficult teaching conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic...

Boris DzhingarovBy Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Nov 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Corazon Sefu Wandimi appointed as MD at Edelman Kenya
Corazon Sefu Wandimi appointed as MD at Edelman Kenya

Edelman Africa has appointed Corazon Sefu Wandimi as managing director at Edelman Kenya...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 29 Nov 2021

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