TelePresence: meetings without travel

South African telecoms operator Neotel has launched the first TelePresence facility in Africa, making a virtual "public room" available for businesses to interact with their global counterparts without having to travel across the globe.

Fashion week wows Jozi

Loincloth & Ashes, De Beers diamonds, velvet lingerie, indigenous craftwork, clothes for Barbie ... These were some of the ingredients that went into the sumptuous Sanlam South Africa Fashion Week, held in Johannesburg.

Baby hotel a hit with parents

For mums and dads who find it difficult to juggle a career and parenthood, places like the Baby Hotel, which offers 24-hour quality child care, provide a vital support system.

Springboks win 2009 Tri-Nations

South Africa secured the 2009 Tri-Nations title with a 32-29 win over New Zealand in Hamilton on Saturday. It was the Springboks' fifth win from six Tri-Nations matches.

Springboks slip up Down Under

The Springboks' bid to wrap up their third Tri-Nations title came up short in Brisbane on Saturday when a fired-up Wallaby team beat the world champions 21-6.

The Brand in the Mirror: Frances Williams

The first of a series of articles from Frances Williams of Reconnect Africa from the International Media Tour in June.

‘Brand South Africa’: is 2010 the key?

‘Place branding’ – the branding of a nation, town or even a continent – is an area of branding that has undergone huge growth in the past five years. In the case of Africa, branding its nations is currently a popular topic.

2010 qualification race hots up

World Cup qualification action is heating up in football-loving countries all over the world as the field for South Africa 2010 begins to take shape.

Partnerships to boost domestic tourism

With domestic tourism forming the backbone of tourism in the country - locals accounted for 77% of all tourists in 2008 - the Department of Tourism has partnered with a number of private sector players to offer affordable tourism packages to South Africans.

The Brand in the Mirror

There's been a lot of talk about branding lately - branding of countries and even of continents. The recent visit to Ghana by US President Barack Obama set off another debate about how Africa is perceived, both within and outside the continent, and whether Brand Africa can ever be repositioned.