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#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman
#BizTrends2021: Confessions of a drinks salesman

A light-hearted take on drinks mega-trends for the year ahead...

Rowan LeibbrandtBy Rowan Leibbrandt 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#BehindTheMask: Brandt Botes, CD of design at Old Friend Young Talent
#BehindTheMask: Brandt Botes, CD of design at Old Friend Young Talent

This week, we go behind the mask with Brandt Botes, creative director of design at Old Friend Young Talent...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Will 2021 be the year of the great reset?
Will 2021 be the year of the great reset?

Although the pandemic hasn't abated as we had all hoped and 2021 appears to be more of the same, when one takes a closer look there have already been notable positive shifts...

Yael GeffenBy Yael Geffen 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Lars Lehne joins Incubeta as group CEO
Lars Lehne joins Incubeta as group CEO

Lars Lehne has been appointed group CEO of Incubeta, the South African-born, global independent digital marketing services group...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: 3 online high school trends gaining traction this year
#BizTrends2021: 3 online high school trends gaining traction this year

In the past, South African students have been largely restricted to local curricula and qualifications via traditional, brick-and-mortar schools. With the growth of online schools, access to international curricula is not only in higher demand, but is becoming increasingly easier to access...

Rebecca PretoriusBy Rebecca Pretorius 2 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds
#BizTrends2021: Evolution of workforce skills demand - what the future holds

When reflecting on the fourth industrial revolution, a number of things immediately spring to mind... the industrial internet of things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robots and 3D printing for example. Regrettably, little attention is given to individual employees and workers in this emerging industrial world, unless one is discussing the concerns related to potential job losses...

Lyndy van den BarselaarBy Lyndy van den Barselaar 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'
Embrace the 'inclusion revolution'

Given that 70% of consumers prefer to buy from brands that are inclusive, marketers are embracing the "inclusion revolution" by means of ad campaigns, social content and CSI initiatives...

Nicky BrandBy Nicky Brand 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear
#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

Nicola CooperBy Nicola Cooper 3 days ago

SOUTH AFRICA

#BehindTheMask: Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947
#BehindTheMask: Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947

I catch up with Alex Caige, host of Daybreak with Alex Caige on 947, to find out what's really behind his 'mask'...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 13 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: AI will have a real-world impact in 2021
#BizTrends2021: AI will have a real-world impact in 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is gaining notable momentum across a number of industries. In the past year, we saw rapid digital transformation spurred by Covid-19, with new technologies being adopted almost overnight

Dries CronjeBy Dries Cronje 13 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: How do brands get noticed amidst the online clutter?
#BizTrends2021: How do brands get noticed amidst the online clutter?

No prediction piece would be complete without first acknowledging that Covid-19 has changed our world forever. Remote working across industries and an exponential uptake of e-commerce and digital marketing has changed the face of brands...

Tracy JonesBy Tracy Jones 13 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Communication - how business success will be determined in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Communication - how business success will be determined in 2021

The speed with which the C-suite was tasked with managing monumental change as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold is unprecedented. However, one thing is becoming clear: no "new normal" is possible without robust new communication skills...

Annelize van RensburgBy Annelize van Rensburg 12 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

2021 (property) resolutions your future self will thank you for
2021 (property) resolutions your future self will thank you for

You'll be forgiven for being hesitant to make resolutions for 2021, what with 2020 being the year of 'Plans turned upside down!'...

Bruce SwainBy Bruce Swain 12 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector
Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector

For decades, many of Africa's oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit...

NJ AyukBy NJ Ayuk 12 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

What are your resolutions for 2021?
What are your resolutions for 2021?

Covid be dammed, I fully intend making a bunch of new year resolutions that I have no intention of keeping. The pandemic can rob us of our health, our economic security, ability to travel and of our freedom, but it can never take away our ability to delude ourselves...

Howard FeldmanBy Howard Feldman 12 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade
Driven: The all-new Honda Ballade

They say that you have to continually re-invent yourself, or something for that matter. So with that in mind, it's no real wonder that the Honda Ballade has reached its eighth generation of production...

Naresh MaharajBy Naresh Maharaj 12 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?
What are SA's most in-demand jobs for the next decade?

Unemployment in South Africa remains an alarming issue. The country has among the highest youth unemployment rates globally with 58% of 15-24-year-olds not working. To add to the challenge, we are facing the rapidly changing skill set that is required by businesses...

Jake WillisBy Jake Willis 11 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experience
#BizTrends2021: How Covid-19 has forced designers to reimagine the work experience

Participating in our annual #BizTrends2021 feature, Anthony Orelowitz, director at Paragon Group, shares his insights on how Covid-19 has and will impact the future of the workplace...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 11 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with Dion Chang
#BizTrends2021: EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with Dion Chang

In advance to Bizcommunity's forthcoming BizTrends2021 event, Jessica Tennant, Bizcommunity's senior editor for Marketing & Media, finds out more about the elusive Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends and one of South Africa's most respected trend analysts...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021
#BizTrends2021: Recalibrating for diminished growth - resolutions for 2021

Despite the dissemination of vaccines in the months ahead and as expectations of more normal behaviours edge closer, a larger portion of consumer spending will be impacted by recessionary conditions...

Ailsa WingfieldBy Ailsa Wingfield 11 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: The post-pandemic workplace - a look at key trends
#BizTrends2021: The post-pandemic workplace - a look at key trends

Putting the brakes on business travel and physical offices due to tech transformation...

Johan BotesBy Johan Botes 11 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Lukhona Mnguni, political scientist and public commentator, joins Power 98.7
Lukhona Mnguni, political scientist and public commentator, joins Power 98.7

Lukhona Mnguni joins the Power 98.7 family as the new host of Power Perspective, taking over from Thabiso Kotane, who will be the new host of Power Talk...

Evan-Lee CourieBy Evan-Lee Courie 11 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#OnTheBigScreen: Promising Young Woman and Met Opera livestreams
#OnTheBigScreen: Promising Young Woman and Met Opera livestreams

Only one film enters the South African box office this week: arresting, blackly comedic quasi-thriller for the #MeToo age, Promising Young Woman. And if you're opting to stay home, this weekend, there are more livestreams from the Met Opera in New York...

Daniel DercksenBy Daniel Dercksen 8 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Digitisation and tech are key for businesses to thrive in 2021
Digitisation and tech are key for businesses to thrive in 2021

Companies have to realise that technology and digitisation are pivotal to surviving in the new normal. However, it's not just about who will go digital. It's about who will go digital-first and who will do it better...

Saurabh KumarBy Saurabh Kumar 8 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch
#BizTrends2021: Franchising post-Covid - 5 trends to watch

The franchise industry has proven itself to be resilient, innovative and collaborative, which is why it still survives. But it will need all these qualities, and more, to weather and adapt to what will continue to be a testing time...

Morne CronjeBy Morne Cronje 8 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming
#BizTrends2021: A renewed focus on community through exclusive content and livestreaming

I'm not one to blow my own trumpet - well, not too much anyway - but all of the #BizTrends that I made last year came to fruition. A focus on independent artists, the rise of TikTok, the continued domination of streaming services - all featured prominently in shaping the global music scene...

Tecla CiolfiBy Tecla Ciolfi 7 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19
#BizTrends2021: Subdued rental growth and new ways of working - during and after Covid-19

Amplified by the pressures of a global pandemic, 2020 saw the continuation of a challenging economic climate for both consumers and rental agencies...

Johette SmutsBy Johette Smuts 7 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021
#BizTrends2021: Re-thinking our approach to providing student housing in 2021

During the last year, South African students faced some of their greatest challenges yet. On top of the usual academic pressure and issues of affordability, many were forced to leave their on-campus accommodation...

John SchoolingBy John Schooling 7 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Gaopalelwe Santswere, executive chairperson, South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society
#BizTrends2021: The future of SA's energy mix

South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage, with a move to greater use of renewable energy sources...

Gaopalelwe SantswereBy Gaopalelwe Santswere 7 Jan 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

#BehindtheMask: Clare Trafankowska-Neal, MD at iProspect South Africa
#BehindtheMask: Clare Trafankowska-Neal, MD at iProspect South Africa

This week, we go behind the mask with Clare Trafankowska-Neal, MD at iProspect South Africa...

Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 6 Jan 2021

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