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Interest rate holds steady in face of economic instability
Interest rate holds steady in face of economic instability

Following the recent wave of economic instability, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced that interest rates will remain stable at 3.5% (repo rate), with the prime lending rate then remaining at 7%.

By Adrian Goslett 1 day ago

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How cooking oil brought a moment of joy during a dreadful week

It is possible that cooking oil prevented more looting in SA in the last week than the president, the ANC, the intelligence community, the army and the police combined, quips Howard Feldman of Synthesis...

By Howard Feldman 2 days ago

The role of CEOs as communications experts
The role of CEOs as communications experts

As the highest ranking official within a company, the CEO has many roles they need to fill. The CEO's checklist can be long and daunting...

By Jennifer Leppington-Clark 2 days ago

#StartupStory: Digital Africa Ventures aims to support early-stage, digital tech startups
#StartupStory: Digital Africa Ventures aims to support early-stage, digital tech startups

We find out more about Digital Africa Ventures - a venture capital fund that aims to bridge the funding and support gap for early-stage tech entrepreneurs across South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 3 days ago

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Getting back to business travel: South African employers' role in the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out

Although South Africa remains in the grip of the third wave of Covid-19 infections, the current acceleration of the vaccine roll-out is a positive sign that the tide will turn soon...

By Oz Desai 20 Jul 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Power to unify a nation
#OrchidsandOnions: Power to unify a nation

Patriotic duty: Corporate acts of altruism against Covid and riots; MultiChoice, MTN show advertising to be more than a medium for selling things...

By Brendan Seery 20 Jul 2021

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The state of social media in South Africa

In 2020, budgets were cut, strategies were changed, and priorities were re-looked - but some platforms fared better than others...

By Richard Lord 20 Jul 2021

#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 9: The simpler, the better
#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 9: The simpler, the better

In the last of this series of articles, Allon Raiz shares his tips to help any entrepreneur to navigate their way around pitching to investors to scale their business...

By Allon Raiz 20 Jul 2021

Caught looting? It could cost you your job...
Caught looting? It could cost you your job...

Businesses in South Africa have been seeking advice on how to deal with the impact of recent riots, unrest and looting...

By Johan Botes 19 Jul 2021

#Exclusive: Greg Potterton talks Nude beginnings - the launch of an ethnographic, market research agency
#Exclusive: Greg Potterton talks Nude beginnings - the launch of an ethnographic, market research agency

Greg Potterton shares more about the recently launched ethnographic, market research agency called Nude...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Jul 2021

Driven: The limited-edition Golf GTI TCR
Driven: The limited-edition Golf GTI TCR

I spent some time with this 'racy speedster' and was thoroughly impressed all around. It has a six-speed DSG and reaches 100km/h after just 5.6 seconds...

By Naresh Maharaj 19 Jul 2021

#Newsmaker: Mzo Jojwana takes on role as 702 station manager
#Newsmaker: Mzo Jojwana takes on role as 702 station manager

Mzo Jojwana, who rejoined 702 last year after time with Power FM, will be taking up the role as 702 station manager following Thabisile Mbete bidding farewell to the station...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Jul 2021

Into the Fog: My year in recruitment
Into the Fog: My year in recruitment

About a year ago, in the heart of lockdown, we started feeling the secondary impact of the virus. Clients affected by revenue loss had no choice: fees must fall...

By Felix Kessel 16 Jul 2021

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Sidestep the embolism, deliver true customer service

Despite companies investing in technology to make customer service an easier experience, there is still a gap between the company in question and good service...

By Wynand Smit 15 Jul 2021

To build resilient customer relationships post-pandemic, invest in experience
To build resilient customer relationships post-pandemic, invest in experience

In a post-pandemic world, every company must pivot to a digital-first customer engagement model to survive...

By Robin Fisher 15 Jul 2021

Selae Thobakgale to host 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards
Selae Thobakgale to host 2021 IAB Bookmark Awards

The IAB Bookmark Awards recently announced that Selae Thobakgale will lead the announcement of South African digital marketing's industry benchmarks...

By Evan-Lee Courie 15 Jul 2021

How to network effectively at digital events
How to network effectively at digital events

In one short year, events like conferences have largely moved online, giving attendees virtual access to expert speakers, industry leaders and a wealth of information...

By Yael Geffen 15 Jul 2021

How payment solutions are revolutionising WhatsApp and enhancing CX
How payment solutions are revolutionising WhatsApp and enhancing CX

The modern customer expects the process of engaging with a brand to be simple and easy...

By Shaun van Rooyen 14 Jul 2021

Trish Taylor of Primedia Broadcasting: 'Radio is a balance between art and science'
Trish Taylor of Primedia Broadcasting: 'Radio is a balance between art and science'

In the lead up to the announcement of The Radio Awards 2021 winners, we chat to Trish Taylor, chief broadcasting officer at Primedia Broadcasting to find what it takes to run a successful radio station...

By Evan-Lee Courie 14 Jul 2021

#OrchidsandOnions: Going to extremes
#OrchidsandOnions: Going to extremes

Mesmerising: visual feast from award-winning filmmaker; Hollard helps 12 businesses by giving them R12m of its advertising budget...

By Brendan Seery 13 Jul 2021

Zuma claim of imprisonment without trial baseless, ConCourt hears
Zuma claim of imprisonment without trial baseless, ConCourt hears

The commission of inquiry into state capture says former president Jacob Zuma has no basis for claiming that he was sent to prison without trial...

By Valencia Talane 13 Jul 2021

5 important lessons to learn from the REvil ransomware attack
5 important lessons to learn from the REvil ransomware attack

Anna Collard, SVP of content strategy and evangelist for KnowBe4 Africa, offers five important lessons to learn from the recent REvil ransomware attack...

By Anna Collard 13 Jul 2021

#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 8: Be specific
#PolishYourPitch: Pitching Tip 8: Be specific

Raizcorp CEO Allon Raiz has identified a number of pitching techniques critical to attracting investors and funders looking to back small businesses...

By Allon Raiz 13 Jul 2021

Using YouTube to tap into African audiences
Using YouTube to tap into African audiences

YouTube's first-ever Sub-Saharan Africa Festival recently took place and was aimed at sharing the best digital marketing practice insights with brands and advertisers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Jul 2021

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