Industry Updates: News

Cannes Lions Honours Marcello Serpa as the Lion of St. Mark | 12 Feb 2016

Cinemark, the local representatives of Cannes Lions and its affiliates, are passionate about both great film and advertising making this the perfect synergy to bring you the latest information from the world’s premier advertising festivals. more

Financial strain can cause human drain | 12 Feb 2016

The constant strain of keeping the doors open of an NGO, NPO or NPC, or any business entity for that matter, takes its toll on all within the organization. Uncertainty and financial stability weigh on all of us and often it starts to erode our confidence and slowly chips away at our motivation and energy levels. more

FGI appoints Stone Soup as its communications partner | 12 Feb 2016

Freshly Ground Insights (FGI) has recently appointed Stone Soup as its public relations agency. FGI selected Stone Soup because of a great cultural fit between the companies, as well as Stone Soup’s skills and experience in business to business communication and knowledge of the research landscape. more

Sharing tops the bidorbuyers’ Valentine’s Day wish list | 12 Feb 2016

A shared experience tops the Valentine’s Day wish list this year. Some would opt for a cruise as the perfect way to spend the day of love, but a majority would be perfectly happy with a less extravagant day at a spa for two. more

MTN Nigeria selects Gemalto for first commercial rollout | 12 Feb 2016

Gemalto the world leader in digital security, has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. more

Travel allowances offer a quick win opportunity for Pravin Gordhan | 12 Feb 2016

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could save the South African Revenue Services (SARS), businesses and employees a great deal of time and hassle by phasing out travel allowances that companies pay to employees as part of their salary packages. more

The Entrepreneur Club for start-ups in Africa and the Middle East | 12 Feb 2016

Orange is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East. The website is a source of information for entrepreneurs that puts them in touch with a variety of instruments from Orange that support entrepreneurship. more

South African Twitter users respond to President’s offer | 12 Feb 2016

Despite the growing penetration of smartphones in South Africa, the country’s social media users still seem to be using their office computers and connectivity to discuss burning issues such as whether President Jacob Zuma should and will #PayBackTheMoney. more

Global Tech Investor, Techstars, Selects Company from East Africa | 12 Feb 2016

The international investors that have boosted more than 650 technology startups have thrown their weight behind their first East African company, Kenya’s Bamba Group. more

Shrinking confidence amongst South Africans | 12 Feb 2016

Only about half of adult South Africans (48%) are of the opinion that the National Government is doing its job well. This is down 8 percentage points from May 2009, when President Zuma took office. more