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Let's not abandon the fundamentals of traditional marketing

I am sure that many of you are exhausted of hearing about 2020 and moving forward, but we cannot move forward without looking back...

Percy Shangase 11 hours ago;

#BizTrends2021: Gaining a fullmetal heart

It's strange to write about advertising trends for 2021 when we've just emerged from a year of chaos. But chaos is perhaps, the only thing we can choose to come to terms with...

Suhana Gordhan 14 hours ago;

Meet Monika Iuel, the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro

Monika Iuel has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer at Wesgro, the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape...

Evan-Lee Courie 15 hours ago;

Which will cost more - research or no research?

With an increased range of disciplines for marketers to take into account, knowing which research firms have the experience you need is vital for getting it right the first time...

Johanna McDowell 15 hours ago;

Healthcare
Some key questions answered on Covid-19 vaccines for African countries

Vaccines for Covid-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work...

Ina Skosana & Ozayr Patel 10 hours ago;

AI changes the dynamics of healthcare

Globally, healthcare organisations have accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) with the ones still implementing frameworks planning to go live within 24 months...

Henry Adams 9 hours ago;

Retail
Top 10 global consumer trends for 2021 - Euromonitor

The top trends that Euromonitor believes will define consumer behaviour and influence business strategies in the year ahead...

14 hours ago;

The role of community and referrals in online retail success

'Word-of-mouth marketing' can be solid gold for online sellers...

5 hours ago;

Energy & Mining
Glencore sells Mopani stake to ZCCM

Glencore subsidiary, Carlisa has signed an agreement to transfer its 90% interest in Mopani Copper Mines to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), the owner of the remaining 10% interest in Mopani, for $1 and the transaction debt...

9 hours ago;

Community development in the mining industry requires buy in and training to be effective

The updated Mining Charter has highlighted a number of BBBEE legislative changes intended to facilitate support of surrounding communities by mining companies through skills upliftment, training and employment opportunities...

Jacques Farmer 10 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
Cricket SA launches Black Day ODI in support of fight against GBV

Cricket South Africa will on Saturday, 23 January, launch the Black Day One-Day International in Durban at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Cricket Stadium...

7 hours ago;

Finance
Ramaphosa promotes innovation to rebuild economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa advocates innovative interventions to rebuild the country's Covid-battered economy in his first weekly newsletter of 2021...

15 hours ago;

Agriculture
Garlic exports a golden opportunity for Zim farmers

Zimbabwean garlic farmers have been urged to increase exports riding on the growth of the global market, which has expanded to US$2,48bn from US$500m in the past two decades...

12 hours ago;

HR & Management
B-BBEE Codes need to change to protect and enable SME growth

Protecting South Africa's Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as we battle the economic knock-on effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is critical if we are to ensure job creation and stimulate growth. But how do we go about safeguarding them...?

6 hours ago;

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the legalities of mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. Here, we consider whether compulsory testing of employees for the coronavirus is allowed...

Jason Whyte 10 hours ago;

Legal
#BizTrends2021: 3 wide-ranging issues demanding legal attention this year

Webber Wentzel sees three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession. These are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection.

Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 8 hours ago;

Property
Where is the housing market headed in 2021?

After the worst economic downturn in decades, economic growth is still widely expected to show some positive growth of around 3% this year...

Dr Andrew Golding 12 hours ago;

Education
#BizTrends2021: 4 trends in employee skills development and training you need to know for 2021

Everything changed in 2020. Seemingly overnight, companies were forced to abandon their offices, and their staff had to adapt to the challenges of working from home. More unfortunate were those whose jobs were wiped out as their companies downsized or shut down entirely...

Siphelele Kubheka and Desikan Naidoo 6 hours ago;

Tourism & Travel
Business travel trends: The travel consultant of the future

With a brand-new vaccine rolling off the shelves, 2021 is looking a lot more positive as the industry begins to recover and rebuild. What can we expect from our travel consultant in the future?

Linsey Schluter 11 hours ago;

ICT
Human fallibility is the weakest link in cybersecurity

If the South African financial industry can learn one thing from Experian's 2020 data breach, it is this: human fallibility is still the weakest link in the fight against cyberattacks...

Yash Pillay 13 hours ago;

ABT Telecoms slams R265m tender report by City Press

ABT Telecoms has issued a statement in response to a City Press article with the headline 'Premier's office probes R265m telecoms tender'...

12 hours ago;

Lifestyle
#MusicExchange: Charles Webster releases 10-track album featuring Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse

Charles Webster is a British electronic music producer and DJ who specialises in producing house music, amongst several other genres, including downtempo and jazz. Webster now lives in Cape Town...

Martin Myers 11 hours ago;

How Covid-19 will affect sponsorships in the entertainment industry

One of the industries that continues to be severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is the entertainment industry. Bandile Mngoma, sponsorships manager at Old Mutual, discusses the repercussions for local talent and the music industry...

Bandile Mngoma 13 hours ago;

Automotive
BMW M reaches sales record in 2020, ousts AMG

BMW's performance arm has posted an impressive sales record in 2020, making it the current leader in the performance and high-performance car market. BMW M increased its sales by 6% in 2020 totalling 144,218 units sold...

Gero Lilleike 7 hours ago;

Safety tips for motorists during loadshedding

If you are still making your way to the office every day or spend time on the roads throughout the day, this is what you can do to ensure you stay safe on the roads despite congestion and traffic lights that do not work...

7 hours ago;

Entrepreneurship
Zuri Health launched to help provide affordable, accessible healthcare solutions

Launched in February 2020, Play Zuri Health Limited is a mobile health service that delivers first level medical services to its users through their mobile devices via apps, WAP, and SMS...

Papama Nyati 10 hours ago;

Can SMEs be saved during this economic period?

Analysts are predicting that 60% of SMEs will close before the crisis caused by the pandemic is over. Vital for job creation and growth, protecting SMEs during this period of economic turbulence is critical, but how do we do it?

Rajan Naidoo 8 hours ago;

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