Latest showcases

ENERGY & MINING

Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

By Nicci Botha 1 hour ago

AUTOMOTIVE

Introducing the Toyota Starlet, a new compact budget car
Introducing the Toyota Starlet, a new compact budget car

I spent a week testing the Toyota Starlet on both urban and freeway driving. Here's what I think about Toyota's new compact budget car...

By Naresh Maharaj 3 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel
Explore an active volcano on Reunion Island now that it is open for travel

Ryan Enslin reminisces about connecting with Mother Nature on Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano, in Reunion Island, now that it is open and welcoming visitors...

By Ryan Enslin 20 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#ConsciousLiving: How Palesa Pads is helping SA's girls stay in school
#ConsciousLiving: How Palesa Pads is helping SA's girls stay in school

WATCH: To date, Palesa Pads has helped over 5,000 girls access affordable, eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads so they don't have to miss a day of school while on their period...

By Sindy Peters 20 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: It keeps going right...
#OrchidsandOnions: It keeps going right...

Toyota: new ad is playful but still does some heavy marketing; They stay true to reality without encouraging clients to behave in unsafe way...

By Brendan Seery 21 hours ago

ICT

Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind
Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind

Mobile app usage increased by 40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27bn...

By Nick Durrant 2 days ago

PROPERTY

#ConsciousLiving: Top greening features sought by property buyers
#ConsciousLiving: Top greening features sought by property buyers

Cultivating a sustainable lifestyle is no longer just a wish-list, but the continued persistence of Eskom's load shedding combined with the pressure on water resources means that greening and energy-efficient features are fast becoming imperatives for homes...

By Samuel Seeff 2 days ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This is how to form a corporation in California
This is how to form a corporation in California

California the innovation capital of the nation has the highest rate of startup companies in the United States. They also hold the highest percentage of the best one year survival rate of new businesses...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Oct 2020

RETAIL

#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquor
#ConsciousLiving: SA whisky maker works towards a sustainable future for liquor

The James Sedgwick Distillery, home to Three Ships Whisky and Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, is being globally recognised for making sustainability an integral part of its business practice...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Oct 2020

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: 'Magic Arch'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'Magic Arch'

Fans of animation films can enjoy the 'funtastic' Russian animation film Magic Arch...

By Daniel Dercksen 16 Oct 2020

PROPERTY

Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdown
Pressure remains on commercial property market post-lockdown

As previously expected, the Covid-19 lockdown, and resultant deep recession, has been taking its toll on the commercial property market, dragging capital growth deeper into negative territory in the first half of the year...

By John Loos 16 Oct 2020

ICT

Data breaches becoming more common
Data breaches becoming more common

Another day, another data breach. South African businesses are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks and seem to be easy targets for criminals...

By John Mc Loughlin 16 Oct 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Policy uncertainty is halting the recovery of SA's tourism sector

"Instituting policy certainty is important - we should be able to ensure that people understand that when they arrive in South Africa, that they won't face confusion at airports and many other different places where tourism takes place," said Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of TBCSA.

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

AGRICULTURE

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Taking emerging commercial farmers seriously - the battle royale of growing food value chains
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Taking emerging commercial farmers seriously - the battle royale of growing food value chains

This year's Africa Brand Summit event, which took place between 5 and 8 October as a hybrid event, saw CEO of Green Terrace, Mbali Nwoko, share her thoughts around food value chains and what key challenges emerging commercial farmers are facing...

By Robin Fredericks 16 Oct 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Revamped, revitalised: The sixth generation VW Transporter
Revamped, revitalised: The sixth generation VW Transporter

Over the years, the VW Kombi has evolved to what we have today: a modern, luxurious, and rejuvenated seven-seater...

By Naresh Maharaj 15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Photo by  on .
Accelerate your brand's growth with digital marketing

Co-founder and executive creative director of G&G Digital, Desirée Gullan, writes that marketing professionals can give their business the edge by increasing their digital focus and with that the ability to meet customers' demands instantaneously...

By Desiree Gullan 14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Photo by  on .
Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouraging

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

By Chris de Beer 14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Prisa president, Dr Dalien Rene Benecke – senior lecturer Communication at the University of Johannesburg.
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: The role of PR and communication during crisis

Dr Dalien Rene Benecke, Prisa president and senior lecturer of communication at the University of Johannesburg, presented on the role PR and communication play in helping city, regional/provincial and country government communicate better in times of crises...

By Juanita Pienaar 14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Naked marketing: Welcome to the new way of things
Naked marketing: Welcome to the new way of things

Chélin Ramos, art director at Stratitude, writes that the pandemic has steered our attention away from traditional forms of media in favour of fast-paced digital solutions, available as and when we want them. This increased connectivity has put the spotlight on brands, forcing them to take a naked approach to marketing...

By Chélin Ramos 14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#OrchidsandOnions: Iconic channelling
#OrchidsandOnions: Iconic channelling

Kudos for Showmax Pro: makes the point elegantly; Onion for grating American accent in RDG Gearboxes ad...

By Brendan Seery 13 Oct 2020

RETAIL

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how
Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

By Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

African Sports Content Network is decentralising consumer access to quality sports products
African Sports Content Network is decentralising consumer access to quality sports products

African Sports Content Network (ASCN) was founded with the mission to decentralise consumer access to quality sports products...

By Papama Nyati 13 Oct 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

How South African startups can thrive amid the Covid-19 pandemic
How South African startups can thrive amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Like other business startups across the world, South African startups were severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The economy of the country has been battered, and every business is feeling the heat...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Oct 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Fostering philanthropy for greater impact - social justice giving
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Fostering philanthropy for greater impact - social justice giving

Executive director of the Social Justice Initiative (SJI) Bongiwe Mlangeni was part of the social justice panel at this year's Africa Brand Summit...

By Sindy Peters 12 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tshegofatso Phetlhe, art director at M&C Saatchi; Ann Nurock, senior partner: Relationship Audits and Management; Hellen Ndebele of Everlytic, Thalissa Pillay, NetFlorist marketing manager; Riaan Wolmarans, head of digital: media at Arena Holdings and Timothy Spira, global head of digital content at Investec.
#IABInsightSeries: Marketing partnerships in the digital economy

The IAB SA discussed marketing partnerships in the digital economy, and shared insights on those relationships that enable brands to beat the benchmark in digital in its next webinar that was held on Thursday, 8 October...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Oct 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Lamberto Dai Pra', head, Africa, Asia and Oceania, Enel Green Power
Reskilling is essential for a just energy transition

The energy transition process that will lead us to shift from fossil fuel-based generation to a renewable one started several years ago, and is one that will require new jobs and new skills, as traditional power plants that are reaching their end of life are gradually phased out...

By Nicci Botha 12 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2020: "The world needs us and our creativity" - Dennis Lück
#Loeries2020: "The world needs us and our creativity" - Dennis Lück

I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Live, PR, OOH and Integrated jury president Dennis Lück, CCO and co-owner of Jung von Matt/Limmat, which has now topped Switzerland's creative rankings table for three years in a row.

By Jessica Tennant 12 Oct 2020

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: 'The Secret Garden' and 'Doorman'
#OnTheBigScreen: 'The Secret Garden' and 'Doorman'

Another two films enter the South African box office, this week: another take on The Secret Garden and female-driven action film, Doorman...

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Oct 2020

FINANCE

Hanno le Roux
Advance payments and deposits - Tax and other considerations

The current economic conditions have significantly increased credit risk for many businesses already struggling to make ends meet...

By Hanno le Roux, Issued by Meredith Harington 9 Oct 2020

HEALTHCARE

Claudia Shilumani, CEO, Centre for Communication Impact
#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winning hearts and minds in the midst of a pandemic

Honesty and engaging with communities to allay fears, often sparked by fake news, were the driving forces behind the communication strategy aligned with South Africa's Covid-19 crisis management policy...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2020

Next >
Let's do Biz