All the winners announced for the 40th Annual Loerie Awards

All the winners announced for the 40th Annual Loerie Awards

  More than 2,500 entries were received, with 15% of entries from outside South Africa. A total of 700 brands were represented by 265 agencies from 15 countries across Africa and the Middle East. The awards were judged by over 170 regional and international industry leaders in their fields including international jury presidents Fabian Frese, […]

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, dead at age 80

Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. He served as Secretary-General at a time when worries about the Cold War were replaced by threats of global terrorism, and his efforts to combat those threats and secure a more peaceful world brought him the Nobel Peace Prize. […]

 RAMAPHOSA DECLARES A SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL FOR THE LATE MME SOBUKWE

 RAMAPHOSA DECLARES A SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL FOR THE LATE MME SOBUKWE

President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Thursday, 16 August 2018, declared a Special Official Funeral Category 2 for the late Mrs Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the wife of the late Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founder Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. Mme Sobukwe passed aged 91 on Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at home in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape Province […]

Brand South Africa appointed new CEO Thembi Kunene-Msimang

Brand South Africa appointed new CEO Thembi Kunene-Msimang

Brand South Africa’s Board of Trustees has appointed Ms Thembi Kunene-Msimang as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the entity as of 13th August 2018. Ms Kunene-Msimang is currently a non-executive Trustee at Brand South Africa. She has over 18 years’ executive management experience in the fields of Tourism, Communication, Marketing and serves on various other Boards. […]

South Africa continues to trail other countries in the areas of Mathematics and Physical Science education.

South Africa continues to trail other countries in the areas of Mathematics and Physical Science education.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate our sponsors on their impactful brands that add value to the lives of others. Capitec for having the strongest brand reported by Brand Finance (a survey determining the most powerful and valuable brands). Sasria for the SAICA Public-Sector Audit Excellence Award being recognition for achieving clean financial audits […]

Lekgwathi tips underdogs to win MTN8

Lekgwathi tips underdogs to win MTN8

  Legendary former Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi tips an underdog to win the 2018/19 MTN8 Wafa Wafa, which kicks off on Saturday. Eight teams – Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stars, Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United, Maritzburg United and Cape Town City – battle it out for the ultimate prize. The tournament […]

Brand South Africa joins call to oppose gender based-violence

Brand South Africa joins call to oppose gender based-violence

Today, South Africa commemorates the 1956 Women’s March under the theme “100 Years of Albertina Sisulu, Woman of Fortitude: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward” – in celebration of Women’s Day.  This  year’s Women’s Month was ushered in by thousands of  gender activists, members of the LGBTIQ+ community and women across the country, who took to […]

severe seizure kills Prokid

severe seizure kills Prokid

ProKid’s family confirmed in a statement that he suffered a severe seizure while visiting a friend in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday night. He was declared dead on the scene by paramedics just after 8pm. People, including his friends, colleagues and fans, have shared tender memories of him. Others have shared how his music helped […]

Iconic new artwork to watch over Braamfontein unveiled

Iconic new artwork to watch over Braamfontein unveiled

 Rising out of the urban concrete jungle of Johannesburg comes a bold, new tribute to the women of Joburg in the form of the 10-storey (30 metre) Ndzundza portrait in Braamfontein.  The unique ground-breaking portrait is set to become an icon in the Johannesburg landscape and serves as a bold tribute to the women of […]

AFRIMA Nominees List to be unveiled on August 14 2018

AFRIMA Nominees List to be unveiled on August 14 2018

The 13-man International Jury of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, will arrive Lagos, Nigeria on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 ahead of a week-long adjudication process following the closing of entries where 8,009 songs/videos were received for the 5th edition of the annual awards event. From Thursday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 14, event hospitality […]

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