Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards
Reminder to enter CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards

A reminder that entries close next Wednesday, 17 April 2013, for the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards. Entries and nominations can be found online

9 Apr 2013

Glo launches in Ghana
Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian telecommunications company, Glo officially launched in Ghana on 30 April 2012. Glo's launch has been a long time coming and henceforth, all 1.5 million Ghanaians who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can go to any of the 25 GloWorld Shops across the country to activate them...

2 May 2012

New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria
New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria

Esther Odoh has been appointed sales executive at DStv Ad Sales Nigeria. Odoh was formerly at Optima Sports Management International before joining the DStv Ad Sales team. Says Odoh: "I look forward to sharing the wealth of knowledge and experiences gained, especially those from the media industry."...

2 Sep 2010

New car sales on the up

New car sales during 2003 are expected to have increased by 5% and there will be continued growth in 2004, according to Old Mutual bank manager Ben Stander. Reasons for the growth include lower interest rates and increased advertising. Differences in price and quality in middle-market brands are...

8 Jan 2004

SA chapter of Society of Consumer Affair Professionals launches

SOCAP's mission is to improve the quality of consumer service provided by suppliers of goods and services. "We are all aware of the statistics about happy consumers informing five people and unhappy consumers informing 12" comments Ethne Whitley, Public Affairs Manager for Lever Pond's. SOCAP was...

13 Mar 2002

FundsNet to be closed down

Old Mutual is closing, it's unit trust trading Web site which only attracted R54 million since November 2000. They postulate that people with lots of spare cash prefer dealing with people.

28 Feb 2002

Boeing's marketing pitch goes wrong

A product demonstration for Boeing's 777-200 had to be grounded recently when the engine went into auto shutdown. Boeing is pitched against Europe's Airbus for an SAA order of long-haul aircraft worth $1.5 billion. Both companies are keen for fresh orders following the industry downturn after the...

18 Feb 2002

Honorary Doctorate for Raymond Ackerman

Pick N' Pay CEO Raymond Ackerman will receive an honorary doctorate in commerce, from UCT. The doctorate recognises the role Ackerman has played through the years as a leader in South African retail, and for providing employment to 28 000.

11 Dec 2001

Virgin moves into credit card territory

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin empire will be going into the credit card market at the beginning next year. The launch will be backed by £7.5m marketing campaign targeting 5 million known Virgin customers. The venture is the result of a partnership with US card giant MBNA.

4 Dec 2001

Cell C launches

New cellular company, Cell C, launched this weekend, making 23 000 connections within the first 11 hours of operation. The company also says that they have 228 000 contract users waiting in the wings for the post-paid service terms to be revealed. The exact date for the launch of their contract...

19 Nov 2001

The Art of Successful Writing

$120 Million of Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling's amassed $186 million fortune comes from merchandising/product royalties. The rest is from book royalties.

16 Nov 2001

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