Industry Updates: January 2014

Cartier seeks Exceptional Entrepreneurs for the 2014 Cartier Women’s Initiative Award | 31 Jan 2014

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Award is a business plan competition aimed at supporting creative, financially sustainable and responsible women-led companies, in all countries and industries. more

Great excitement for the Toyota fathers and sons rugby coaching clinic | 31 Jan 2014

Toyota South Africa in partnership with the Toyota Cheetahs will be hosting a one of a kind experience for fathers, sons and even daughters on February 8th. more

Primedia Unlimited partners with the Maharishi Institute | 31 Jan 2014

South Africa’s largest grouping of Out of Home companies, Primedia Unlimited, has announced a partnership with educational body The Maharishi Institute. The purpose of the partnership is to lend both financial support and intellectual expertise to the organisation. more

Pad na jou Hart makes its digital mark | 31 Jan 2014

Pad na jou Hart, the Afrikaans romantic adventure film that is currently generating a lot of hype, is taking digital steps onto the MyEdit app more

Fearlessly authentic – The INDIE Channel launches in South Africa | 31 Jan 2014

Donned with their sweetest sneakers and stylish flat caps, South Africa’s young creatives, designers, fashionistas, musicians and small business owners were all found schmoozing at the first official screening of Jameson’s innovative new content platform, The INDIE Channel at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank on the 29th of January. more

Africa is the unhappiest continent | 31 Jan 2014

In contrast to 60% of global citizens saying that they are happy with their lives, Africans are the least happy, yet they are still hopeful for the future. Ask Afrika reveals the results of the WIN/Gallup International’s annual global End of Year survey which explores the outlook, expectations, hopes and fears of people from 65 countries around the world. more

Catch of the day: SA interactive designers hook international aquarium installation | 31 Jan 2014

Cape Town-based interactive design company, Formula D interactive, leads a collaboration of South African specialist firms to design and build a ground-breaking, large-scale audiovisual installation for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. more

Business mentoring and incubation a proven tool for SME growth | 31 Jan 2014

The benefits to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) of being supported and mentored by business enterprise specialists were today underscored by some outstanding long-term results revealed in the figures of an annual overview and analysis report of the SME sector by enterprise development agency, Fetola more

Heirs Holdings invests in Planet Labs revolutionary satellite technology | 31 Jan 2014

The pan-African proprietary investment company has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology more

Cheer for the SOS Children’s Village PE | 31 Jan 2014

Cell C hosted a party for 100 orphaned and abandoned children at the SOS Children’s Village in Port Elizabeth - part of its ‘Believe’ campaign – an initiative launched to allow the company to get involved and make a difference in our communities, unconditionally. more