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South African inventions

Where would you expect to find the inventor of the CAT scan, the makers of the "speed gun" used in cricket ovals the world over, or the world's first oil-from-coal refinery?

Banking and telecoms dominate South Africa’s 2017 top brands list

South Africa's Top 50 most valuable brands in 2017 were announced on 26 July 2017, and telecommunications giant MTN topped the list second year...

HR Summit: Your employees are your brand ambassadors

A company's values, having a social media policy in place, and employees being your customers, were a few of the discussions held at the...

Nation branding strategies for addressing credit ratings downgrades

Members of the South African business community, including economists and banking representatives, attended a discussion forum facilitated by Brand South Africa to find solutions...

Radio veteran Bob Mabena talks brand sustainability at Brand South Africa

Veteran radio presenter and manager, and media consultant Bob Mabena was a special guest speaker at Brand South Africa's Gauteng Provincial Stakeholder Workshop. He...

Africa Day: Get your funk on with five great musical tributes to the continent

From Sly to Fela, reggae to hip-hop, the world is indebted to the rich musical and cultural history of Africa. Here are five examples...

Meet Miss South Africa 2017: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

The 21 year-old business management student Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss South Africa 2017 at a ceremony at Sun City on 26 March...

Cooking in Cariema Isaacs’ Cape Malay kitchen

Cape Malay cooking has left its unique mark on South Africa’s collective heritage. It is known and loved across the country. Cariema Isaacs, author...

African punks: 5 bands you should be listening to

Punk rock, despite its northern hemisphere origins, has a lot in common with the African creative philosophy: its do-it-yourself, community-based collaborative culture, outspoken social...

Youth Day 2016: 40 South Africans Under 40

To commemorate Youth Day 2016, we look at the class of young South Africans under the age of 40 whose individual impact, small or...