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Ogilvy's Worldwide Creative Council welcomes SA's Pete Case
Ogilvy's Worldwide Creative Council welcomes SA's Pete CaseArticle

Pete Case, Ogilvy South Africa's chief creative and innovation officer, has been promoted to Ogilvy's 12-member Worldwide Creative Council.

3 May 2019

Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customers
Shopping trends mean blocking the big Sainsbury's-Asda merger may not protect customersArticle

The proposed merger of supermarkets Sainsbury's and Asda is now off the table as the regulator has ruled against it, saying it would lead to higher prices for consumers...

Yasemin Kor 29 Apr 2019

The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergers
The cost of failing to notify authorities of mergersArticle

The Competition Commission has sought to provide some guidance regarding the notification and implementation of mergers by publishing Guidelines for the determination of administrative penalties for failure to notify mergers and implementation of mergers contrary to the Competition Act...

Burton Phillips 11 Apr 2019

PSG-linked education merger to boost tech-based learning in SA
PSG-linked education merger to boost tech-based learning in SAArticle

Two leading players in South Africa's education space are combining forces in a merger that is set to bolster tech-driven learning solutions in the country...

Issued by FutureLearn 9 Apr 2019

Eurolux acquires Radiant Lighting
Eurolux acquires Radiant LightingArticle

The merger of Eurolux and Radiant Lighting sees the two brands running parallel to each other as separate entities under the umbrella of the Eurolux Group...

Issued by Eurolux 29 Mar 2019

Eight names recommended for SABC board
Eight names recommended for SABC boardArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Communications has adopted a final report that recommends eight candidates to fill the SABC board...

15 Mar 2019

Allan Reid, director and mining sector head in the corporate & commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
Ramaphosa's sunrise industry starts to shineArticle

Although there are still challenges facing the South African mining sector, regulatory certainty and President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration could spell a new dawn for the industry...

Allan Reid 13 Mar 2019

Cape Town health leader chosen as among 100 most impactful health leaders on global list
Cape Town health leader chosen as among 100 most impactful health leaders on global listArticle

The CEO of The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), Jacqui Stewart, has been selected as one of the 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders by the World Health & Wellness Congress for 2019...

Issued by COHSASA 4 Mar 2019

Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage Group
Sovereign Foods merges with Cold Storage GroupArticle

Sovereign Foods, the third largest poultry producer in South Africa, announced its merger with the Cold Storage Group (CSG), an Eastern Cape wholesaler of poultry and value-added poultry products...

4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talent
#DesignIndaba2019: Ikea's Överallt collection a global showcase of Africa's top design talentArticle

The anticipated launch of Ikea's Överallt homeware collection is described as a marriage between African rituals and Scandinavian design...

Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Mar 2019

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest Mobility
MakeMeMobile and Bartrans merge to form Bidvest MobilityArticle

MakeMeMobile and Bartrans, both wholly owned by The Bidvest Group, have merged to form a new entity called Bidvest Mobility. This follows Bidvest's acquisitions of MakeMeMobile at the end of October 2018 and of Bartrans during 2017...

Issued by MakeMeMobile 1 Mar 2019

Brandwatch appoints YOUKNOW as African channel partner
Brandwatch appoints YOUKNOW as African channel partnerArticle

After four years of supporting Crimson Hexagon in Africa as well as the successful merger of Brandwatch and Crimson Hexagon in 2018, YOUKNOW Digital has been appointed as the official distribution partner to Brandwatch...

Issued by YOUKNOW Digital 21 Feb 2019

Hallmark International has merged with Europlaw Group (UK) Ltd now operating as Europlaw International
Hallmark International has merged with Europlaw Group (UK) Ltd now operating as Europlaw InternationalArticle

Hallmark International, which conducts business in the United Kingdom with branches in Europe, Africa and Russia, has merged their complete operations with Europlaw Group (UK) Limited...

Issued by Europlaw 19 Feb 2019

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction
Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addictionArticle

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable...

Sabrina Chakori 5 Feb 2019

Professor Francis Petersen
Resurrecting SA's mining industryArticle

The concept of mining is relatively simple. Identify a viable ore body, decide on how best to extract it, and put the necessary infrastructure in place to economically extract the valuable mineral (in whatever format) for the end user...

Francis Petersen 31 Jan 2019

Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South Africa
Leo van de Polder on expanding the Shop network in South AfricaArticle

With a presence in more than 20 countries, the Shop Association's purpose is to empower its members with ongoing education, networking opportunities and real-world insights...

Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Jan 2019

From left to right - Janine Kruger - group COO, Samantha Gabriel - group managing director, Lesley Waterkeyn - Group CEO and Lele Mehlomakulu - non-executive director and shareholder.
#NewBiz: Colourworks and Designers Ink merge to form CWDiArticle

Colourworks, founded in 1998 and Designers Ink, founded in 2000 have announced their union as a joint force: CWDi...

8 Jan 2019

Global trendspotter, Marian Salzman.
#BizTrends2019: Top 12 trends for SA and the worldArticle

Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, shares 12 of the top trends to expect as we delve into 2019...

Marian Salzman 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Top consumer/business trends in aviation for 2019Article

Using Air France-KLM (AFKLM) and its performance, as a global airline, as a benchmark against which we measure consumer and business trends...

Wouter Vermeulen 31 Dec 2018

Kingma captions this: “Clients come before making sure my hair looks perfect.”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Tasmin KingmaArticle

This week, we go behind the selfie with Tasmin Kingma, head of media at Hoorah Digital...

Leigh Andrews 18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & Transport
#BestofBiz 2018: Logistics & TransportArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Logistics & Transport site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Finance
#BestofBiz 2018: FinanceArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Finance & Insurance site over the past year below.

18 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & Engineering
#BestofBiz 2018: Construction & EngineeringArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

14 Dec 2018

John Little, regional managing partner of The Observatory International.
#BizTrends2019: Shaping the agency of the futureArticle

Ad agency CEOs entering 2019 have much to think about. Here is my list of 'future trends' that might deserve their full attention...

John Little 12 Dec 2018

McCann South Africa, 1886 Advertising merge
McCann South Africa, 1886 Advertising mergeArticle

McCann South Africa and 1886 Advertising are to merge. The new agency, registered as McCann1886, will begin trading on 1 January 2019...

Issued by FCB Africa 5 Dec 2018

Womenswear, footwear and kidswear deliver for merged Superbalist
Womenswear, footwear and kidswear deliver for merged SuperbalistArticle

Just over a month after its merger with Spree, Superbalist says the platform migration went ahead with no major glitches. The merger of two of South Africa's most prominent online fashion retailers...

15 Nov 2018

Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solution
Leading accounting firm SekelaXabiso implements Deltek's accounting practice management solutionArticle

Silversoft, a leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms, has announced that leading South African Accounting & Audit Firm, SekelaXabiso (SkX), has implemented Deltek Maconomy to manage its practice...

Issued by Silversoft 9 Nov 2018

#NewBiz: BDO appoints The Looking Glass, Alphabet Soup
#NewBiz: BDO appoints The Looking Glass, Alphabet SoupArticle

BDO South Africa has appointed The Looking Glass and Alphabet Soup to launch their first local advertising campaign in line with BDO's merger with Grant Thornton Johannesburg...

8 Nov 2018

New campaign celebrates Spree and Superbalist merger
New campaign celebrates Spree and Superbalist mergerArticle

To announce the merger between two of South Africa's leading online fashion retailers, Spree and Superbalist, M&C Saatchi Abel was enlisted to create a campaign...

Issued by M&C Saatchi Abel 6 Nov 2018

Africa is a market of opportunity for PR
Africa is a market of opportunity for PRArticle

Bizcommunity.com chats to Scott Wilson, president Africa and Europe, Burson Cohn & Wolfe ...

Danette Breitenbach 30 Oct 2018

Spectramed and Resolution Health merge
Spectramed and Resolution Health mergeArticle

Spectramed Medical Scheme and Resolution Health Medical Scheme (Resolution Health) have merged to form Health Squared Medical Scheme, as from 1 January 2019...

29 Oct 2018

How to keep a customer in the tech space
How to keep a customer in the tech spaceArticle

Just 10% of tech startups survive, and the average lifespan of a tech company is six years. But how do you keep your customers?

Andre van der Merwe 24 Oct 2018

ContinuitySA celebrates a decade in Mozambique
ContinuitySA celebrates a decade in MozambiqueArticle

ContinuitySA, a provider of business continuity and resilience solutions, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its business in Mozambique...

16 Oct 2018

CTICC hosts AI robot Miss Pepper
CTICC hosts AI robot Miss PepperArticle

Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Miss Pepper, who is capable of interacting with humans and can adapt her interaction according to a human's emotions, was unveiled during the three-day Biomion World Nutrition Forum 2018 conference...

8 Oct 2018

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SATSA and SAYTC join forcesArticle

The Southern African Tourism Services Association and South African Youth Travel Confederation will be merging as of 2019...

5 Oct 2018

Top SA law firms merge intellectual property practicesArticle

Bowman Gilfillan and Adams & Adams have agreed in principle to merge Bowman Gilfillan's intellectual property law practice with Adams & Adams on 1 March. This merger will enhance the position of Adams & Adams as the largest intellectual property law firm throughout Africa, and across the Southern Hemisphere.

Issued by Adams & Adams 4 Oct 2018

Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018
Colin Coleman to join keynote speakers at The National Business Awards 2018Article

Colin Coleman, a renowned South African banker and public figure will be talking at the Prestigious 16th Annual National Business Awards 2018...

Issued by Topco Media 1 Oct 2018

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WPP merges VML and Y&R, creates new 'brand experience agency'Article

NEWSWATCH: It's been reported that WPP will merge creative agency Y&R and digital network VML to create a new entity called VMLY&R, marking new CEO Mark Read's first significant move just weeks after being appointed.

27 Sep 2018

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Competition Commission gives green light for Sibanye, Lonmin dealArticle

The South African Competition Commission has recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approves the Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin subject to certain conditions...

19 Sep 2018

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SA Express, SAA merger underwayArticle

The process to merge South African Express with South African Airways is underway...

16 Aug 2018

CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employees
CCBSA launches 'virtual village' for female employeesArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages SA has created a virtual 'village-like' network for its female employees to connect with each other and have a shared resource of tools...

7 Aug 2018

BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, Europe
BCW announces PR leaders for Africa, EuropeArticle

Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) has appointed market leaders responsible for growth and innovation in the Europe and Africa (E&A) region. South Africa's Robyn de Villiers will head up Africa....

27 Jul 2018

#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumers
#MobileCommerce: E-commerce starts to connect with South African consumersArticle

With the rise of e-commerce in South Africa taking some bold steps during the last few weeks with the merger of Superbalist and Spree, it seems that mobile e-commerce may finally be on a path to reaching its full potential...

Gareth Paterson 20 Jul 2018

Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopolies
Bill gives competition authorities teeth to tackle cartels, monopoliesArticle

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill will equip competition authorities with the tools to probe anti-competitive behaviour by cartels and monopolies in the economy...

17 Jul 2018

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