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Is the boy-child suffering at the hands of patriarchy in advertising?
Is the boy-child suffering at the hands of patriarchy in advertising?Article

Katlego 'Flocart' Ditlhokwe, senior strategist at Brave Group, shares his analysis on the representation of the boy-child in advertising...

Katlego 'Flocart' Ditlhokwe, Issued by The Brave Group 17 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: Culture systems, systems culture
#BizTrends2020: Culture systems, systems cultureArticle

It's one thing having the people and the resources to create culturally relevant work, but to be really effective, agencies must build the systems to support them...

Elouise Kelly 18 Dec 2019

Why South Africa needs to fix its troubled public broadcaster
Why South Africa needs to fix its troubled public broadcasterArticle

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the country's legislated public broadcasting service, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times...

Musawenkosi Ndlovu 30 Sep 2019

None of South Africa’s political parties are offering middle class black people a home. shutterstock
South Africa's black middle class is battling to find a political homeArticle

South Africa's black middle class is growing numerically - and growing politically restive. But does it see the world differently from others? Does this translate into voting behaviour?

David Everatt 3 May 2019

Technology, wine and the black middle class
Technology, wine and the black middle classArticle

Big data is a powerful and innovative tool that wine, food and hospitality establishments can use to get closer to consumers...

25 Oct 2018

SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentals
SA car rental market shows healthy growth in leisure rentalsArticle

"Leisure travellers are giving our country a big vote of confidence. This indicates that South African travel remains popular both locally and internationally, which bodes well for future growth. The other good news from the latest figures is the geographical spread."

23 May 2018

Activating your brand within the African market
Activating your brand within the African marketArticle

The recent rise of the flowing black middle class has led to a disconnect between brands and these consumers. Sibusiso Ndhlovu explores ways in which the gap between brands and the township segment can be closed...

Sibusiso Ndhlovu 23 Mar 2018

Nicola Cooper, senior trend analyst and cultural strategist at Nicola Cooper & Associates (NC&A).
#BizTrends2018: Connecting with ever-connected, ever-younger African consumersArticle

With the largest 'youth bulge' in the world, the future of Africa is young, dynamic, determined. No one can afford to ignore the youth in Africa and the local and global business community needs to prepare for the ever-connected, younger generations...

Nicola Cooper 22 Dec 2017

#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailers
#ATFexpo17: Challenges and opportunities facing SA's clothing retailersArticle

While the demise of physical retail abroad is sure to cast a shadow on the plans of local counterparts, Brett Kaplan believes the long-term outlook for local apparel retail is a good news story...

Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Dec 2017

L-R: Professor William Gumede of the Democracy Works Foundation, Inyathelo programme director Nazli Abrahams and Noel Daniels, CEO of the Cornerstone Institute and Inyathelo board member.
Building resilient democracies, societies through philanthropyArticle

Speaking at the Inyathelo Philanthropy Forum in Cape Town on Thursday, 9 November, Professor William Gumede, noted that we need to focus on resilience in order to survive and prosper in the current context of state failure and lack of trust in democratic institutions...

13 Nov 2017

WhyFive BrandMapp Top End Study 2017 released
WhyFive BrandMapp Top End Study 2017 releasedArticle

The WhyFive BrandMapp 2017 Top End Study that annually tracks changes at the top of South Africa's wealth triangle reveals a significant colour shift at the wealthy end of the rainbow nation...

3 Nov 2017

Millennials disrupting the insurance industry
Millennials disrupting the insurance industryArticle

The millennial market, along with the rapid development of technology, is forcing insurers to explore new ways of connecting and engaging with their customers...

6 Apr 2017

Gugulethu Cele joins Kaya Bizz on Kaya FM 95.9
Gugulethu Cele joins Kaya Bizz on Kaya FM 95.9Article

Kaya FM has announced that business journalist Gugulethu Cele will be the new host of Kaya Bizz as of 6 March...

Issued by KAYA 959 27 Feb 2017

Razia Khan
Raising Africa's middle classArticle

Africa has been growing faster than we thought all along. We were not adequately equipped to measure this growth while it was happening…

Razia Khan 2 Feb 2017

Mdantsane City turns eight and exemplifies the changing face of township retail
Mdantsane City turns eight and exemplifies the changing face of township retailArticle

Previously a forgotten market - and especially in one of South Africa's poorest provinces, the Eastern Cape - townships were formerly dominated by informal traders and spaza shops...

15 Jun 2016

Can Pick n Pay regain its former glory?
Can Pick n Pay regain its former glory?Article

Richard Brasher, the soft-spoken Englishman recruited shortly after he left UK retail giant Tesco after clashing with the top brass over strategy, seems to have had much more luck in muscling Pick n Pay back onto the right path...

Adele Shevel 6 Jun 2016

Time to gauge in invisible market's size
Time to gauge in invisible market's sizeArticle

Hunched on a white plastic chair, Romeo Makwela takes a bite of his lunch. It is a threelayered sandwich (i-slice) with fried chips, achar, a smoked Russian sausage, cheese and lettuce oozing out from all sides...

Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 18 May 2016

Makhathini and Tshabalala
Unearthing the true 'kasi truths'Article

If you're targeting a generic 'black middle class' without properly interpreting insights, you'll fall just as far short of actually resonating with your intended audience as those who use the 'Africa as a country' mindset. Here's why...

Leigh Andrews 13 May 2016

Derek Keats via  - Pel's Fishing Owl
Kruger goes DisneyArticle

The growth of the black middle class has prompted SANParks to build luxury hotels in Kruger National Park. The latest is a luxury lodge near Malelane...

2 May 2016

George Nkosi
There's opportunity in the retail end of petrol, says Soweto entrepreneurArticle

While the South African petroleum sector has been in a state of flux in recent years, underpinned by a changing landscape and regulatory challenges, Sowetan businessman George Nkosi sees an investment opportunity in the retail end of the petrol business...

12 Apr 2016

Swift action needed to prevent SA's slide towards 'rocky road' economy
Swift action needed to prevent SA's slide towards 'rocky road' economyArticle

Government and business have their work cut out to prevent South Africa from sliding towards a 'rocky road' scenario...

18 Aug 2015

Planning ahead the solution for saving the sandwich generation
Planning ahead the solution for saving the sandwich generationArticle

The South African Savings Institute (SASI) launched National Savings Month with a convention breakfast that had the theme 'Savings for the Sandwich Generation'...

Gerald Mwandiambira 21 Jul 2015

[APEX awards 2015] Attendees' opinions unveiled, part 2
[APEX awards 2015] Attendees' opinions unveiled, part 2Article

So many agencies, so many award shows, so many opinions. Here's what some of the representatives who are set to attend next week's 20th APEX awards Gala evening are hoping to see, and how they think the industry can improve...

Leigh Andrews 14 Jul 2015

United Stations' Li Ndube, has a 'bag of tricks' for radio advertisers
United Stations' Li Ndube, has a 'bag of tricks' for radio advertisersArticle

Newly appointed Gagasi FM Brand Manager at United Stations, Lindile 'Li' Ndube, gives a no-holds-barred view of what it'll take for radio advertisers to stay on top...

Issued by United Stations 2 Jul 2015

How brands can reach black consumers
How brands can reach black consumersArticle

Advertising and marketing strategies in South Africa are more often than not pitched to an imagined black consumer: homogenous, newly-moneyed, and still baffled by what to buy as well as in desperate need of a funeral policy...

Peter du Toit 20 Apr 2015

Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015
Tech trends that will influence travel in 2015Article

Like most sectors, travel is being disrupted by technologybringing with it a new demand for its countless products and services by rethinking old business models and behaviours...

Evan-Lee Courie 9 Feb 2015

SA franchise operations to sail unstable economic climate easily in 2015
SA franchise operations to sail unstable economic climate easily in 2015Article

As South Africa enters 2015, a year that is widely forecast to be characterised by pressure on consumer spending and rising interest rates, it is predicted that the upward trend in retail franchising will continue.

27 Jan 2015

Brace for takeoff of low-cost flights
Brace for takeoff of low-cost flightsArticle

The oil price dropped to its lowest level in five years yesterday, lubricating the South African market for more low-cost airlines...

7 Jan 2015

Gagasi FM's Ila Ngil' Thola Khona kicks off with a beach festival
Gagasi FM's Ila Ngil' Thola Khona kicks off with a beach festivalArticle

Gagasi FM will kick off its annual "Ila Ngil' Thola Khona" summer campaign with the Durban Beach Festival this coming Sunday, 30 November, at SunKist Beach Lawns in Durban...

Issued by Gagasi FM 28 Nov 2014

#OutofOffice is where great brands are built
#OutofOffice is where great brands are builtArticle

Out of Office is no longer just an automatic reply, but a new talk series that features inspirational, informative and high-profile speakers in unusual spaces...

Jessica Taylor 24 Nov 2014

Levi Strauss sets sights on black middle class
Levi Strauss sets sights on black middle classArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa is a market hungry for expressions of status, with image and brands playing a big role, says Nuholt Huisamen, South African country manager for Levi Strauss & Co...

Jean Huisman 18 Nov 2014

Al Mackay
Branding without cultureArticle

I was really amused the other day, while watching an episode of The Simpsons on TV, to see a pair of weird, deadpan New Zealander musicians as the stars of the show...

Al Mackay 7 Nov 2014

Community newspapers and the business of education
Community newspapers and the business of educationArticle

Some 41% of local title readers are influenced by their newspaper when choosing an educational institution...

30 Oct 2014

Dr Andrew Golding
Why the property market growth is sustainableArticle

We now have a residential property market which has thrown off the burden of a long recessionary period while defying obstacles to growth.

Andrew Golding 22 Sep 2014

The new BBBEE codes can be positive
The new BBBEE codes can be positiveArticle

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) has had a somewhat chequered history. Few would argue that after 300 years of colonial rule, and 40 years of apartheid, South Africa had a racially skewed economic landscape that needed urgent reform. And having education and health inequality of the highest order exacerbated the economic inequality.

17 Sep 2014

Adclick Africa Media Group launches Mzansi Post
Adclick Africa Media Group launches Mzansi PostArticle

It has been well documented that the South African black middle class is on the rise. Mzansi Post is an online news portal dedicated to presenting rich and diverse content that will serve this demographic...

Issued by 356 Oak Holdings 25 Aug 2014

Joburg Beerfest returns
Joburg Beerfest returnsArticle

The Joburg Festival of Beer will be returning to the Pirates Sports Club, Greenside, Joburg on Saturday, 27 and Sunday, 28 September, 2014. The two-day festival will feature up to 160 beers from local and international brewers, including some exciting new faces in the brewing industry.

15 Aug 2014

Traffic toll another toll on e-toll roads
Traffic toll another toll on e-toll roadsArticle

Cape Town may well be the most congested city in South Africa but you are most likely to be caught in a traffic jam on the Ben Schoeman motorway between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Paddy Hartdegen 31 Jul 2014

Local property vs investing abroad
Local property vs investing abroadArticle

Notions that the rand currency is going to plummet need not result in you rushing headlong into property investments abroad.

27 Jun 2014

Brett Bowes
Government and private sector after 20 years of democracyArticle

We are enjoying 20 years of democracy so it is a good time to take an objective look at transformation as a partnership between government and the private sector.

Brett Bowes 22 May 2014

SA's residential property market is healthy, says Golding
SA's residential property market is healthy, says GoldingArticle

The South African residential property market is at last showing signs of a healthy recovery, having slowly but steadily recuperated from the recession of 2008. Increasing sales volumes, rising values and growing demand all underline the recovery to more normal trading conditions, said Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group.

8 May 2014

Huge demand for sectional title units on the East Rand
Huge demand for sectional title units on the East RandArticle

As value for money, coupled with convenience and accessibility of location become an increasing priority for home buyers across all sectors of the market, the strategically positioned and well-priced East Rand is proving more and more popular among such purchasers.

4 Apr 2014

New Design & Décor show for Mpumalanga
New Design & Décor show for MpumalangaArticle

Network Events will launch the Décor and Design Show at the Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre in White River, Mpumalanga from 8-9 March 2014, to meet demand for customised regional events with flair and innovation.

5 Feb 2014

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in AfricaArticle

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

Dr Robin Woolley
The revised codes are difficult, but what are they trying to achieve?Article

You might have looked at the Revised Codes of Good Practice (RCoGP) through a business lens, and realised they were so difficult to score on, that they left you wondering what they were trying to achieve, and if this was a step in the right direction or just too large a chasm to leap.

Dr Robin Woolley 29 Aug 2013

Townships provide new store, brand growth
Townships provide new store, brand growthArticle

South Africa's townships are being seen as the only option for new stores or brand growth, as most key retail nodes are saturated with stores and major shopping options. The NAB's latest Roots survey has unlocked critical local intelligence on this market and its major buying potential.

28 Aug 2013

Rise of the Afropolitan
Rise of the AfropolitanArticle

When Kaya FM was handed the award for best commercial radio station at the 2013 MTN Radio Awards, it represented far more than a well-deserved honour for years of hard work of a committed team. It is also an indicator of a fundamental change in the South African radio market, by breaking the hold of long established players in the SA radio industry. The win has inserted energy and life into a market that had become a bit stayed and predictable.

Lance Classen Head of Tak, Issued by Kaya FM 23 Aug 2013

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