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  • Cape Town rental property market presenting a mixed bag of tricks
    While the recent PayProp State of the Rental Industry Survey found that the key challenges agents currently face are a shrinking viable tenant pool, lower tenant affordability and high arrears, the Cape Town market continues to march to its own drum according to Lorraine-Marie Dellbridge, rental manager for Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty in Cape Town's Southern Suburbs, False Bay and Noordhoek.
  • RIP to former Spur chief Pierre Van Tonder
    Pierre Van Tonder, Spur Corporation's former CEO, died in a Cape Town hospital at the age of 62 on Sunday evening, 9 May.
  • Kaya 959 appoints Sibongile Mtyali as its new managing director
    The Kaya 959 board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sibongile Mtyali as the new Kaya 959 managing director effective 1 June 2021. Mtyali replaces former managing director who stepped down from his position in December 2020. Issued by KAYA 959
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Marketing & Media
The problem with the generation gap? Marketers keep falling into it

Google the phrase "generation gap" and you'll be rewarded with over 16.5 million results to sift through. Even Bing will find more than 6.7 million hits for you. And Yahoo will reveal just under 7 million...

Stuart Walsh 5 hours ago;

Type Directors Club winners announced

NEW YORK, US - Typography organisation, The Type Directors Club, part of The One Club for Creativity, has unveiled the winners for its two global awards programmes...

20 hours ago;

Social media platforms with the most content violations

Donald Trump, Azealia Banks, and Wiley are all celebrities who have been permanently banned from social media platforms, for reasons spanning from harassment, copyright violations, to the spreading of fake news. They join thousands of other social media users who are banned, or have their content removed, each year.

23 hours ago;

CMO report shows marketers risk missing revenue targets

Chief Marketing Officer Council research has revealed that self-reliant buying and digital-first customer strategies have placed marketing at the center...

1 hour ago;

Healthcare
Sudanese search for oxygen cylinders as Covid third wave swells

Sudan is struggling to provide hospital beds, drugs and medical oxygen to Covid-19 patients hit by a third wave of infections that is straining the country's patchy healthcare system beyond what it can cope with...

Khalid Abdelaziz 3 hours ago;

Our research shows gaps in South Africa's diabetes management programme

Diabetes is currently the ninth most common cause of death in the world...

Patrick Ngassa Piotie, Elizabeth M Webb & Paul Rheeder 5 hours ago;

Retail
Retailers must get to grips with SA's unique and evolving credit market

As furniture and fashion retailers continue their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, credit will play an increasingly important role, says redPanda Software's Allan Dickson...

Allan Dickson 4 hours ago;

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced that after some re-organisation, it has acquired Maluti Mountain Breweries' interest in the soft drinks business...

21 hours ago;

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about his appointment and mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 hour ago;

Energy & Mining
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 3 hours ago;

CSI & Sustainability
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 2 hours ago;

Futuristic computer game hopes to be tonic for climate change anxiety

It is the year 2050, the planet is warming up, meals come from nutritional food packs and dozens of new zoonotic viruses are spreading...

Kim Harrisberg 1 hour ago;

Finance
The importance of alternative data in a tough lending environment

The devastating economic impact of Covid-19 has created a much tougher lending environment for credit providers that now need to go far beyond traditional criteria when assessing risk and modelling future losses on credit granted...

Jaco van Jaarsveldt 23 hours ago;

Key growth opportunities in a struggling South African economy

It is over a year since Covid-19 made its formal entrance into the global economy, and with second and third waves taking root across the world, business owners are rightfully asking where growth will come from in 2021...

Herman de Kock 23 hours ago;

Construction & Engineering
Motheo Construction Group appoints Nontu Chiluvane as regional manager

Motheo Construction Group director, board member and shareholder Nontu Chiluvane has been appointed regional manager, heading up the company's...

2 hours ago;

HR & Management
No, robots aren't really taking over the workplace

The introduction of robots and AI in science fiction books and films has given rise to a fear that machines will soon take over...

22 hours ago;

Why sector definitions are important for earnings experts

A key differential should be made between the informal, formal and corporate sectors of employment in South Africa...

Jaen Beelders 21 hours ago;

Property
How flexibility, community, amenities are key to sustainable apartment living

According to BlackBrick founder Moritz Wellensiek, 'flexibility, community and amenities' is the three-pronged approach that is going to ensure sustainable apartment living in the Sandton CBD...

1 hour ago;

Education
GirlCode, AWS partnership to upskill women on cloud computing

The GirlCode's Software Development Learnership will help 30 unemployed women prepare for careers in tech and IT...

20 hours ago;

Tourism & Travel
African airline passenger traffic sinks by 73.7% in March

The International Air Transport Association has revealed that global passenger traffic fell in March 2021 compared to pre-Covid levels but rose compared to the immediate month prior...

23 hours ago;

ICT
PoPIA: 5 tips to secure electronic signatures in your business

The challenges that must be met for legal compliance with PoPIA in South Africa may include the signing of documents remotely using digital signatures...

Zeldeen Muller 21 hours ago;

Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment

Cape Town has ranked as one of the world's fastest-growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to the African Tech Ecosystems of the Future report...

21 hours ago;

Lifestyle
#MusicExchange: Steve Louw releases new album Headlight Dreams

It's hard to believe the last music we heard from Steve Louw arrived seven long years ago. With the wait now finally over, fans right around the world are already embracing the pop-rock icon's return with arms wide open.

Martin Myers 1 hour ago;

Steve Biko Centre to participate in MuseumFutures Africa project

The Steve Biko Centre in Qonce, Eastern Cape is one of six African museums selected to participate in the MuseumFutures Africa project.

3 hours ago;

Automotive
Unfiltered: The BMW 128ti

I recently spent some time with the BW 128 ti. Before I go any further, I find the letters 'ti' intriguing. So for those who are wondering, the ti is short for 'Turismo Internazionale'. Beemer first used the ti badge in 1963 on the 1800Ti, a punchy 110-horsepower sedan that imbibed the qualities of a true Turismo Internazionale model as defined by BMW.

Naresh Maharaj 1 hour ago;

Entrepreneurship
#StartupFunding101: Zachariah George talks early-stage funding in SA

Zachariah George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech and Endeavor mentor, walks us through the stages of early-stage funding and how to approach it in South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 hours ago;

AfricArena hosts Southern Africa Summit this May

AfricArena will be hosting the Southern Africa Summit, taking place from 19-20 May, at Workshop 17 in Johannesburg. The two-day conference will feature pitches from 20+ startups operating in southern Africa, between Seed stage and Growth stage...

2 hours ago;




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