3 Dec 2021

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Technology key to brands' CRM

Over half - 52% - of consumers would buy from their favourite brand, even if it were more convenient and cheaper to buy from one of its competitors...

Marketing & Media 2 Dec 2021

Merissa Himraj set to take the reins of major media house Wavemaker South Africa in 2022
Merissa Himraj set to take the reins of major media house Wavemaker South Africa in 2022

Merissa Himraj will assume the top position at Wavemaker South Africa, the South African division of the world's fifth largest media company, on 1 February 2022. She takes over as CEO SSA (Sub-Saharan Africa) from Lwandile Qokweni, who is stepping...

Marketing & MediaIssued by Wavemaker 2 Dec 2021

No business is too big or too small for Studio[K]irmack's automated image production solutions
No business is too big or too small for Studio[K]irmack's automated image production solutions

Cape-based Studio[K]irmack continues to lead the charge in offering large and small brands access to the best e-commerce photographic and digital imaging technology at competitive rates...

Marketing & MediaIssued by Studio[K]irmack 2 Dec 2021

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...

Marketing & MediaBy Glenn Gillis 2 Dec 2021

Nominations now open for 2021/2 Marketing Achievement Awards' Rising Star and Marketer of the Year
Nominations now open for 2021/2 Marketing Achievement Awards' Rising Star and Marketer of the Year

Between now and 17 December 2021, marketing professionals across the country are invited to nominate young, rising stars from within their organisations or partner companies for the Marketing Achievement Awards' Rising Star of the Year, and fellow...

Marketing & MediaIssued by Marketing Achievement Awards 2 Dec 2021

Having a data strategy is a crucial underpin to your customer's online user experience and your digital transformation
Having a data strategy is a crucial underpin to your customer's online user experience and your digital transformation

In my marketing and technology world, the insights delivered through data and analytics help brands to measure efficacy of a campaign, but also to understand their customers more intimately...

Marketing & MediaBy Palesa Molukanele, Issued by Wunderman Thompson 2 Dec 2021

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Rhenus commits to 100% carbon neutral LCL products

Starting from 2022, cargo shipped with the Rhenus Consolidation Box out of Hilden Gateway (Germany) will be carbon neutral, with no additional costs to customers. The service will progressively roll out through all gateways in which Rhenus operates...

Logistics & Transport 2 Dec 2021

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Youth benefit from DBE Employment Initiative

Head of Project Management in the Presidency, Rudi Dicks, says the first phase of the Basic Education Employment Initiative is one of the biggest public employment programmes South Africa has seen...

HR & Management 2 Dec 2021

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Are small farms the solution to food insecurity? Uganda study shows policies can get it wrong

A new study faults a well-established concept that informs land-use policies in developing countries...

AgricultureBy Juan Pablo Rud, Diego Restuccia and Fernando Aragon Sanchez 2 Dec 2021

Leadership stability in the public sector
Leadership stability in the public sector

Sandiso Gcwabe, a CA(SA) and the CFO of the Western Cape Liquor Authority, calls on peers to help bolster and strengthen the civil service...

FinanceIssued by SAICA 2 Dec 2021

Boreholes, mobile drums may ease rural water crisis - NGO
Boreholes, mobile drums may ease rural water crisis - NGO

A small NGO has distributed hundreds of mobile 90-litre barrels across the water-scarce Eastern Cape and is raising funds to sink boreholes in the worst-affected areas where residents share contaminated rivers with livestock in the dry season...

CSI & SustainabilityIssued by Leap Communications 2 Dec 2021

New investment in homegrown technology providing water to communities in need
New investment in homegrown technology providing water to communities in need

Kusini Water is a cleantech enterprise that provides clean drinking water to local communities and corporates by manufacturing mobile, solar-powered water purification systems made from locally sourced macadamia nut shells and nanotechnology...

CSI & SustainabilityIssued by Edge Growth 2 Dec 2021

Three Ships Whisky launches 6th annual limited-edition Master's Collection ahead of the festive season
Three Ships Whisky launches 6th annual limited-edition Master's Collection ahead of the festive season

Three Ships Whisky recently launched its much-anticipated annual limited-edition Master's Collection through a live online sale, where the first 400 of 2,760 produced bottles of the 12-Year-Old Double Wood blend release were placed on sale...

RetailIssued by Distell 2 Dec 2021

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SA factory activity expands at faster pace in November - Absa PMI

South African manufacturing activity expanded at a faster pace in November as business activity and new sales orders grew...

RetailBy Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo 2 Dec 2021

Women are shaking up the e-commerce industry in South Africa
Women are shaking up the e-commerce industry in South Africa

The Heavy Chef E-commerce Entrepreneur Education Report reveals that the growth of e-commerce in South Africa has been accelerated by five years since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Interestingly, it is women leading the charge...

RetailIssued by xneelo 2 Dec 2021

Icon Oncology announce good news for Free State cancer patients
Icon Oncology announce good news for Free State cancer patients

New state-of-the-art machine means more patients can access cancer treatment...

HealthcareIssued by Icon Oncology 2 Dec 2021

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Publisher Support Services to challenge Google and Meta on content use

The Publisher Support Services (PSS, formerly the PDMSA) has declared its intention to challenge Google and Meta (Facebook) to be compensated...

Marketing & Media 2 Dec 2021

New York Festivals Advertising Awards open entries
New York Festivals Advertising Awards open entries

New York Festivals International Advertising Awards are now open for entries for the 2022 competition...

Marketing & Media 2 Dec 2021

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Record growth of $771bn in 2021 for global advertising market

The global ad market has largely weathered the impact of Covid-19 so far, with a meteoric 23.8% rise to a total of $771bn this year...

Marketing & Media 2 Dec 2021

SA's most-watched YouTube videos in 2021
SA's most-watched YouTube videos in 2021

YouTube has released its 2021 Top Ten lists, celebrating 2021's biggest moments on the platform in South Africa...

Marketing & Media 2 Dec 2021

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...

Marketing & MediaBy Damon Stapleton 2 Dec 2021

What to expect from BizTrends 02.02.2022
What to expect from BizTrends 02.02.2022

Marketing & MediaIssued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Dec 2021

Kantar announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2021
Kantar announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q1 and Q2 2021

Regardless of increased TV-viewing hours in the last year, we see that consumers struggle to recall the ads they saw on the telly - our Adtrack data reveals that the average noting in South Africa is on a continual decline, dropping from 22% in 2016...

Marketing & MediaIssued by Kantar 2 Dec 2021

All the 2021 Immortal Awards winners
All the 2021 Immortal Awards winners

The winners of the 2021 Immortal Awards have been announced and just four projects have been crowned Immortal by this year's jury...

Marketing & Media 2 Dec 2021

Heavy Chef's most exciting startups 2021 shortlist
Heavy Chef's most exciting startups 2021 shortlist

Heavy Chef has announced its 12 finalists for this year's South Africa's Top 5 Most Exciting Startups awards...

Entrepreneurship 2 Dec 2021

OfferZen secures €4.5m in Series A growth funding
OfferZen secures €4.5m in Series A growth funding

OfferZen has raised €4.5m in Series A growth funding from Base Capital, a South African investment company...

Entrepreneurship 2 Dec 2021

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...

AutomotiveBy Naresh Maharaj 2 Dec 2021

New vehicle sales: South African motor industry shows resilience again
New vehicle sales: South African motor industry shows resilience again

The new vehicle sales figures for November 2021 show that the market is holding up surprisingly well despite a number of factors...

Automotive 2 Dec 2021

Ford invests R600m in Gqeberha-based engine factory
Ford invests R600m in Gqeberha-based engine factory

Ford Motor Company has announced an investment of R600m in the Struandale Engine Plant in Gqeberha...

Automotive 2 Dec 2021

Global demand for air cargo improves in October
Global demand for air cargo improves in October

Demand continued to be well above pre-crisis levels and capacity constraints have eased slightly...

Logistics & Transport 2 Dec 2021

Microsoft launches Teams Essentials for small businesses
Microsoft launches Teams Essentials for small businesses

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Teams Essentials, the first-ever standalone Microsoft Teams offering, designed specifically for small businesses...

ICT 2 Dec 2021

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Asata calls for SA travel industry to be part of Covid solution

Asata is encouraging every travel and tourism worker to get their #jab4tourism and become part of the solution rather than remain part of the problem. This is in response to the President's appeal to South Africans to get vaccinated as a matter of...

Tourism & Travel 2 Dec 2021

Tourism takes centre stage on SA Pavilion at Dubai World Expo
Tourism takes centre stage on SA Pavilion at Dubai World Expo

After a successful November month which focused on investment and infrastructure, tourism takes over highlighting to the thousands of visitors and delegates attending the Expo, the natural beauty of South Africa and the possibilities of leisure and...

Tourism & Travel 2 Dec 2021

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NSFAS beneficiaries receive R5,200 learning material allowance

The 2021 NSFAS guidelines make provision for beneficiaries to utilise their learning material allowances for the purchase of a digital learning device...

Education 2 Dec 2021

Silver lining from unrest, Covid-19 for businesses that can reimagine sustainable future growth
Silver lining from unrest, Covid-19 for businesses that can reimagine sustainable future growth

The unrest and looting that took place in many parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July this year is little more than old news to many...

PropertyBy Malusi Mthuli 2 Dec 2021

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Online activities that can now put you in prison

Certain sections of the Cybercrimes Act officially came into operation yesterday, 1 December 2021...

LegalBy Ahmore Burger-Smidt 2 Dec 2021

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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...

LegalBy Valencia Talane 2 Dec 2021

The unexpected rise of 5 new employee archetypes
The unexpected rise of 5 new employee archetypes

In a world given over to online schooling, 21 Zoom meetings in an 8-hour day, crazy outbursts and even crazier expectations - we have changed. Our team connection and business performance has taken on a shape of its own - and none of us were prepared...

HR & ManagementBy Kerry Morris 2 Dec 2021

River Club was not on Amazon's shortlist - court papers
River Club was not on Amazon's shortlist - court papers

Papers before the Western Cape High Court have cast doubt on claims that thousands of jobs will be lost if the controversial R4.5bn property...

Construction & EngineeringBy Steve Kretzmann 2 Dec 2021

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SA agribusiness confidence rebounds in Q4

After a slight retreat to 67 in the third quarter, the Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index has recovered to 74 points in the final quarter of this year. This is the second-highest level since the inception of the ACI in 2001...

Agriculture 2 Dec 2021

Agricultural e-commerce may be a key enabler for Africa
Agricultural e-commerce may be a key enabler for Africa

Like most technological disruptors, this form of trade provides many benefits to buyers and sellers alike, but is it here to stay or will we return to business as usual when the social-distancing concerns brought about by the pandemic subside?

AgricultureBy Cobus de Bruyn 2 Dec 2021

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FNB on track to open 50 new branches over next three years

FNB plans to open new community branches to grow presence in local markets...

Finance 2 Dec 2021

AfDB board approves new five-year water strategy
AfDB board approves new five-year water strategy

The board of directors of the African Development Bank has approved a new water strategy for 2021 to 2025 to continue working "towards a water-secure Africa"..

CSI & Sustainability 2 Dec 2021

Women empowerment key in fight against HIV and Aids
Women empowerment key in fight against HIV and Aids

Despite all the strides made in the fight against HIV and Aids, the country continues to suffer setbacks in human progress...

CSI & Sustainability 2 Dec 2021

SA's dedicated volunteers honoured at the 2021 Momentum Metropolitan Lesedi Awards
SA's dedicated volunteers honoured at the 2021 Momentum Metropolitan Lesedi Awards

Momentum Metropolitan has announced the winners of its sixth annual Lesedi Awards, in a hybrid physical-virtual ceremony that was broadcast on Monday, 22 November.

CSI & Sustainability 2 Dec 2021

DMRE investigates fatal mining incidents
DMRE investigates fatal mining incidents

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) says it will be conducting investigations into two fatal mining incidents at the Impala...

Energy & Mining 2 Dec 2021

Gold Fields aims to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030
Gold Fields aims to cut carbon emissions by 30% by 2030

Gold Fields laid out new environment, social and governance (ESG) goals on Wednesday, 1 December, saying it would cut net carbon emissions by...

Energy & MiningBy Amna Karimi and Sinchita Mitra 2 Dec 2021

Luxe grows NWJ footprint through new Edgars partnership
Luxe grows NWJ footprint through new Edgars partnership

The partnership will see Luxe sell its NWJ fine jewellery and watches inside Edgars stores at NWJ-branded counters...

Retail 2 Dec 2021

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SAB Sharp: Brewer launches platform to encourage responsible drinking

SAB has launched a new outcomes-based responsible consumption platform, called SAB Sharp, with focused interventions aimed at encouraging South Africans to make better decisions when it comes to alcohol use...

Retail 2 Dec 2021

Shoprite launches standalone pharmacy format MediRite Plus
Shoprite launches standalone pharmacy format MediRite Plus

The launch of MediRite Plus marks the Shoprite Group's third new store format unveiled in just one week...

Retail 2 Dec 2021

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Omicron gets around some, not all immunity

Vaccines offer high protection against Omicron, but not in all cases...

Healthcare 2 Dec 2021

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Gauteng Omicron cases rise at a rate 'not seen before'

Keep calm and vaccinate. This was the message from Gauteng Premier David Makhura as he briefed the province on the massive outbreak of coronavirus infections, driven by the new variant Omicron, in the province..

Healthcare 2 Dec 2021

Local classical artists release a 'silent' album
Local classical artists release a 'silent' album

Across the world, right now, from Cape Town to Kabul and London to Beijing, the arts are being silenced...

Lifestyle 2 Dec 2021

World Culinary Awards: All the Africa and global winners
World Culinary Awards: All the Africa and global winners

The winners of the World Culinary Awards 2021 have been announced, with La Colombe scooping the title of Africa's Best Restaurant...

Lifestyle 2 Dec 2021

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Covid-19: The Western Cape is now officially in a resurgence

16 Omicron cases have been identified in the Western Cape, while Covid-19 statistics point to the imminent onset of the 4th Wave in the province...

HealthcareBy Katja Hamilton 2 Dec 2021






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