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IFEA 2014 – Africa’s biggest food & drink trade event, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from Wednesday, 5 to Friday, 7 November – is hosting The Hub, a three-day mix of the hottest discussion topics by South African industry leaders in a free-to-attend seminar theatre.


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South Africa, and through it the rest of southern Africa, is ideally positioned for an international food and drink event such as IFEA as the world clamours for ready access to the southern African market, according to Chris McCuin, business development director for Montgomery, organisers o ...


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Decorex – South Africa’s home of great ideas and KwaZulu-Natal’s leading décor, design and lifestyle exhibition kicks off its Durban edition on Thursday, 19 March 2015 and runs until Sunday, 22 March.


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Tsogo Sun’s Arts Academy to unleash potential of less-privileged children

Having the vision to be a catalyst for change is an ambitious target that many companies aspire t ...


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In leading the way in generating power for Africa’s economic growth, the South African government has made a firm commitment to procure nuclear energy to boost the nation’s electricity generation capacity.


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Philips partners with PinkDrive to offer breast cancer screening in local Johannesburg communities

Philips South Africa has partnered with the PinkDrive and Claremont Community Clinic to suppor ...


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As someone who works within PR, it is your duty to remain on top of trends within the industry. To be honest, that should be the case for any industry. If you don’t have a solid knowledge of the industry, or if you don’t know what is happening next, you’re in trouble.
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In turning to social media, you are turning to platforms that can give your client’s product or service the exposure that they want. However, what works for traditional PR doesn’t necessarily translate well when used online.
IFEA 2014 – Africa’s biggest food & drink trade event, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from Wednesday, 5 to Friday, 7 November – is hosting The Hub, a three-day mix of the hottest discussion topics by South African industry leaders in a free-to-attend seminar theatre.
South Africa, and through it the rest of southern Africa, is ideally positioned for an international food and drink event such as IFEA as the world clamours for ready access to the southern African market, according to Chris McCuin, business development director for Montgomery, organisers of IFEA in Africa.
CANSA invites sponsors for a morning of networking
On Wednesday, 1 October, CANSA hosted a networking event sponsored by Hollard at Hollard's Villa Arcadia. Positivity was a golden thread throughout the formalities which inspired everyone. CANSA believes in strong support structures, and as such lent the opportunity to its partners to mingle and build rapport.
Mentions, Maggs on PR media and glass pyramids: the <i>PRISM Awards</i> 2014
The 2014 PRISM Awards, hosted by The Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) were held at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton on Sunday, 6 April. Attending the festivities were some of the key-players within the industry, namely Ogilvy, FleishmanHillard, RedStar Communications, Plato Communications, Tribeca, Atmosphere Communications, Joe Republic and Retroviral.
Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) has welcomed ASUS, one of the world’s top three consumer notebook brands, to its client base. ASUS, one of the world’s leading technology companies, makes products in almost every conceivable category of information technology, including PC components and peripherals, notebooks, tablets, servers and smartphones.
Gil Oved and Vinny Lingham, both successful entrepreneurs whoe featured in the first season of Dragons’ Den SA, have appointed Headlines as their public relations consultancy. Dragons’ Den SA is modelled on the successful Japanese television series that sees a panel of investors consider funding start-up companies following pitches from entrepreneurs.
Nicita October promoted to senior account executive at marcusbrewster
Nicita October has been promoted to senior account executive at integrated PR firm, marcusbrewster. This is her third promotion since commencing her PR internship in the firm’s Cape Town office in 2011.
Sinqobile Ngcobo joins Weber Shandwick SA
Weber Shandwick South Africa has appointed a new account director.
StarPromo PR focuses on the Entertainment and Fashion industries
StarPromo PR is a consultancy firm specialising in PR, Marketing, Creative Branding and Social Media Management. Based in Cape Town, it was founded by Kenji Garnett in 2009.
Meropa Communications opens offices in Port Elizabeth
Leading South African public relations consultancy, Meropa Communications, has opened an office in Port Elizabeth/Nelson Mandela Bay. Meropa now has wholly owned branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth – making it the most national of South Africa’s PR agencies.
Unified communications: maintaining optimal performance
The enterprise work environment has changed dramatically. Long gone are the days when business was confined to desktop PCs and a 9-5 working day. So says Brent Lees, Senior Product marketing manager for EMEA of Riverbed Technology.
From Facebook to Twitter, video has become an integral part of our daily lives. Considered by many as one of the most engaging ways to communicate a message, it is easy to understand the reason behind YouTube’s success with 2013 statistics boasting an impressive one billion users per month. So says Joachim Hambsch, founder of Freshtake Creative.

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