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SOUTH AFRICA

Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize
#BHF2019Conference: Minister outlines private sector's role in NHI

National Health Insurance (NHI) is not merely a consumption expenditure, but a social investment that is a basis for sustainable and inclusive growth...

By Nicci Botha 6 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Still from Beyonce's 'Spirit' music video.
Beyonce and Blue Ivy's 'Brown Skin Girl' sparks new Twitter challenge

Beyonce and her daughter Blue Ivy's "Brown Skin Girl" sparked a new #BrownSkinGirlChallenge on Twitter since the song's debut last Friday...

By Shereesa Moodley 7 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Kathleen Finch who is the chief lifestyle brands officer at Discovery. Image supplied.
Newly launched HGTV's ability to resonate with a global TV audience

We sat down to chat with Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer at Discovery, who tells us more about why the channel will be able to resonate with South African audiences, female audiences and their love for the channel...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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#CSIMonth is every month in travel and tourism

While July may be the month where we remember to give back to others, when it comes to the travel and tourism industry, every day is an opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of the planet's people, places, wildlife and natural resources...

By Natalia Rosa 9 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are currently on show in the United States as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

The next-generation Mazda3 is here
The next-generation Mazda3 is here

Do you remember the 'Zoom Zoom' phrase and philosophy used by Mazda in the noughties?

By Naresh Maharaj 10 hours ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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59 new emoji are coming to iOS, MacOS and Apple Watch

Apple on Tuesday revealed 59 new emoji coming to iOS, MacOS and the Apple Watch in celebration of World Emoji Day...

By Shereesa Moodley 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

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Developing your brand voice on social media: 5 mistakes to avoid

It's crucial for business success to understand the hidden influences of users' decision-making process in the modern digital space...

By Dana Kachan 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Henneri Crous
The candidate experience playbook - Part 1

At the recent Future of HR Summit, I focused on some practical ways to improve the candidate experience...

By Henneri Crous, Issued by Simplify 3 days ago

NIGERIA

Chijioke Dozie, Carbon CEO and co-founder.
#AfricaLeads: Africa is one of the most fertile regions for growth across industries

Paylater rebranded to Carbon to become a digital financial services platform, going "beyond banking", says CEO Chijioke Dozie...

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Why out-of-home is withstanding the threat of digital and growing with it
Why out-of-home is withstanding the threat of digital and growing with it

With digital and mobile continuing to grow its market share, most traditional mediums have seen their slice of the pie cut dramatically, but not out-of-home, according to Jacques du Preez, CEO of Provantage Media Group...

By Jacques du Preez, Issued by Provantage Media Group 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#OnTheBigScreen: The Lion King and Skin
#OnTheBigScreen: The Lion King and Skin

The films opening at South African cinemas, this week, include Disney's live-action, star-studded remake of The Lion King and the story of a former white supremacist on the road to redemption, Skin...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Rate cut should've been bolder to kickstart economy, property market
Rate cut should've been bolder to kickstart economy, property market

While welcoming the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank to cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50%, the bank should have been bolder...

By Samuel Seeff 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Time to buy is certainly now
Time to buy is certainly now

Yesterday's repo rate reduction of 25bps (to 6.5%), coupled with early indicators of recovery in the South African residential property market, augur well for the balance of the year...

By Dr Andrew Golding 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Tyler Greer
Meaningful connections, by design

For brands, the first and most important purpose is to make a connection between themselves and their audience...

By Tyler Greer, Issued by Exponential 18 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

How 'refirement' is reshaping senior housing
How 'refirement' is reshaping senior housing

People are generally living longer these days than they used to, with the result that the over-60 sector of the population is growing and the need for senior accommodation is increasing...

By Berry Everitt 18 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape
3 unique accommodation options in the Western Cape

Appealing to a range of budgets and within several hours' drive of Cape Town, you can either sleep in a stationary train or a gypsy wagon or catch your dreams in a tepee or regenerate in a pod...

By Shellee-Kim Gold 18 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Local brands honour Johnny Clegg on social media
Local brands honour Johnny Clegg on social media

Local brands paid tribute to music legend, Johnny Clegg all over social media, following the announcement of his passing...

By Juanita Pienaar 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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5 questions to ask when selecting influencers to work with

Marketers are faced with important decisions to make when selecting the most relevant influencers to collaborate with...

By Dominique Harmse 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#CSIMonth: 5 easy tips for travel companies to make their CSI truly matter

Every industry has a responsibility to do good. In the travel industry, and as travellers, making our travel matter is vital.

By Teresa Richardson 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

What if nothing is changing?
What if nothing is changing?

There is an advertising urban myth about a company needing to sell more baby powder. Basically, all the brightest and the best would come into a room each day and try and brainstorm how they could sell more baby powder...

By Damon Stapleton 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Your data should be living on the Edge
Your data should be living on the Edge

The end-user experience is critical when it comes to data access...

By Marius Maritz 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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Key questions to consider before investing in AI for marketing

AccuraCast director Jérôme Divecha offers clear advice to see if AI could help your business make the next big step forward...

By Jérôme Divecha 17 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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#OrchidsandOnions: Duo of health ads, take a bow

The Onion goes to Windhoek Lager, for relying on automatic 'programmatic' digital advertising, which damages the brand...

By Brendan Seery 16 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Let's talk about a RAVolution!
Let's talk about a RAVolution!

No, not the one that disrupts a country. Instead, one that adds credence to a much-loved SUV in South Africa...

By Naresh Maharaj 16 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

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An introduction to evidence-based marketing

Empirically-based studies can help to explain and predict effective communication, giving us the tools and knowledge to execute much better marketing...

By Kirsty Dugmore 16 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app
Vodacom, Mastercard launches VodaPay Masterpass digital payments app

South African telecoms giant Vodacom and global payments firm Mastercard on Thursday announced a new secure digital wallet and payments app called VodaPay Masterpass...

By Andy Walker 16 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Refilwe Maluleke, MD Yellowwood on stage. © .
#ApexAwards2019: Creating a sustainable future

The golden thread at the recent Apex Awards Masterclass 2019 was to create a sustainable future. This was the overriding message from the presentations on the days that ranged from gender diversity, creating a culture of trust, identifying as an African, balancing media channels or marketing to the township...

By Danette Breitenbach 16 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

From left-right: Natalie Otte, Kantar; Jake Johnstone, Nando’s; Su-Lise Tessendorf, Nando’s; Adam Weber, M&C Saatchi Abel; Kgabo Kganyago, M&C Saatchi Abel; Nomaswazi Phumo, M&C Saatchi Abel; Nadine Govender, M&C Saatchi Abel.
Kantar's Best Liked Ads: Cracking the enjoyment code

It's the ultimate acid test: did the consumer enjoy your ad? Nando's, Nike and Bernini along with 17 other brands cracked the enjoyment code, featuring in Kantar's recently released Top 20 best liked local ads by South Africans...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Jul 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Image credit: Mein Deal on Unsplash.
How to use design thinking to build the next Amazon

Anyone aspiring to build the next Amazon needs to adopt a similar approach to Jeff Bezos's insistence on an empty chair...

By Anne-marie le Roux 15 Jul 2019

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