Homenewsabout usContact UsWebsite
Welcome to the
Irvine Partners Press Office
Irvine Partners is a Public Relations & Integrated Marketing Agency with offices in London, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Nairobi, Lagos and Accra.
Follow us:
Huawei launches eKit brand for SMEs at the China (Shenzhen) - SA Investment Promotion Conference
Huawei introduced its eKit brand of network solutions to the South African SME market at the China (Shenzhen) – South Africa Investment Promotion Conference. Hosted by the Development and Reform Commission of the Shenzhen Municipality at the Bank of China Johannesburg Branch in Sandton recently, the event sought to strengthen ties between South Africa and the Shenzhen municipality. 3 May 2024 Read more

Malaria - we’ve barely scratched the surface
Malaria is frequently referred to as a disease of poverty. For many people, malaria is a daily reality that affects not only their health, but their mental and financial stability, family life, work, and education, too. Even if they recover physically, the long-term effects prove to be a burden. 30 Apr 2024 Read more

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront to undergo refurbishment
The iconic, luxury seaside Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town recently announced its plans to undergo renovations as part of its commitment to offering guests world class furnishings and interior design. 29 Apr 2024 Read more

Huawei unlocking opportunities for the youth at Job Fair 2024 of Chinese-invested enterprises in South Africa
Chinese-invested enterprises in South Africa, including Huawei, gathered at the Gallagher Convention Centre for Job Fair 2024 on 16 April. The event was supported by the Chinese Embassy and run by the South Africa-China Economic and Trade Association (SACETA). 18 Apr 2024 Read more

5 ways to make a fellow driver’s day
There’s something about driving that can make even the mellowest among us see red. Whether it’s because we have been cut off in traffic, have not been let into a lane you desperately need to get into, or have been overtaken by someone driving way over the speed limit, we have all had moments where we have leaned on the hooter, flashed our lights, or screamed at another driver. 5 Apr 2024 Read more

Addressing South Africa’s water scarcity is everyone’s responsibility
South Africa is one of the driest countries on the planet, with an average of just 464mm of rain annually (compared to a global average of 786mm). The climate catastrophe is only exacerbating this scarcity too. Within the last six years, two major South African metropoles have come close to “Day Zero” scenarios where the taps would have run completely dry. 22 Mar 2024 Read more

Beyond booze: How zero-alcohol drinks went from niche to mainstream
There was a time, not too long ago when your choices were extremely limited if you were going to a bar, restaurant, or party and you wanted a sophisticated non-alcoholic drink. You could order a lime and tonic, ask for a soft drink in a glass, or hope that the establishment you were at had at least one non-alcoholic cocktail (also known as a mocktail) that wasn’t too sweet and packed with calories. 15 Mar 2024 Read more

Imagine if AI wore lipstick: A leap towards inclusive innovation
I believe that technology mirrors life in its diversity and vibrancy. Take something as simple as choosing a lipstick colour - it’s a personal expression. How often have you chosen a shade of lipstick that represents more than your style but your stance against the norm? Now, imagine AI as an extension of that choice. It's not just about technology; it's about redefining the boundaries of what's possible, challenging the norms, and expanding our understanding of intelligence. 8 Mar 2024 Read more

World Wildlife Day, 3 March: Anyone can join the fight to save Africa’s wildlife
World Wildlife Day is an annual event observed on 3 March that aims to raise awareness about the world's wild animals and plants and the need to protect them. If you live in a city far from natural wildlife, you can still be a part of celebrating and acknowledging this special day. Here are a few ways how. 1 Mar 2024 Read more

Huawei underlines the importance of Solar Smart PV energy storage and safety at Residential Luna 2.0 launch
Huawei, the leading global vendor of digital power products and solutions, underlined the importance of energy storage and safety for residential Solar PV systems during the launch of its Fusionsolar Residential Luna 2.0 Smart PV solution into the South African market. The launch, which took place in Sandton, highlighted the growing importance of residential solar PV in addressing South Africa’s energy needs, while also showcasing its superior safety measures and their importance. 21 Feb 2024 Read more

Pretoria property – A capital investment
Pretoria has come into its own as a highly sought-after city to live in. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind this purple patch for the scenic Jacaranda City. 5 Feb 2024 Read more

Huawei honours ICT instructors and students from high performing academic institutions
More than 42 excellent students and lecturers affiliated with the Huawei ICT Academy programme in South Africa were honoured for their outstanding achievements in 2023 at the annual Huawei ICT Academy Awards Ceremony, held in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. 19 Dec 2023 Read more

Huawei's 2023 ICT Job Fair: Nurturing ICT talent
In late November, 40 skilled young graduates who’ve taken part in Huawei’s ICT Academy, got the invaluable opportunity to put themselves forward to prospective employers at Huawei’s annual ICT Talent Job Fair. 11 Dec 2023 Read more

Curb the cost of bad credit
It's Black Friday this month and that means it's tempting to spend on seemingly great discounts. But bear in mind that overspending and buying on credit could harm your credit score, and this could impact your financial future. Bradd Bendall, BetterBond head of sales, has the following advice to help you maintain a healthy credit score. 17 Nov 2023 Read more

Connecting cultures: Amapiano, from South Africa to the world...
Over the past few years, the global music landscape has witnessed a transformative cultural exchange, thanks to the rise of Amapiano, a uniquely South African sound, that has captivated audiences worldwide. Born on the streets of Johannesburg and Pretoria's townships in the late 2010s, Amapiano, characterised by its blend of various musical elements, including house music, jazz, kwaito, and other African influences, has become nothing short of a global phenomenon. 27 Sep 2023 Read more

Young, female and breaking barriers in ICT
Today's blend of young women is breaking barriers. They are not holding back on taking up careers in industries and fields that are traditionally male-dominated. In technology, in particular, many young women are blazing the trail set alight by global tech leaders like former META COO and author of the book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg. 31 Aug 2023 Read more

Huawei ICT competition winners ride a wave of success
Members of the South African team which took a top spot in the 2022-2023 Huawei Global ICT Competition held in Shenzhen, China recently are still riding high following their success. The two University of KwaZulu Natal graduates, Lutho Sigidi and Nqubeko Asanda Shabalala and University of Johannesburg graduate Terry-Anne Fredericks have all been employed by Huawei and, recently were singled out for praise by South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa when he visited the Huawei Campus. 31 Aug 2023 Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow invites goop-ies for an Airbnb stay at her Montecito home
Loneliness is a human condition, but in the past few years, increased isolation has made our lives even more fragmented. 11 Aug 2023 Read more

Protecting Paradise
Biodiversity is the lifeblood of our planet, supporting all forms of life. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, ecosystems teeming with animals, plants, and microorganisms provide us with essential services. Nature holds immense value, and while we may instinctively appreciate some aspects of biodiversity more than others, all of them are important. 15 Jun 2023 Read more

Huawei supports Digital Council Africa's skills development for SA women in fibre optic technology
Huawei South Africa has lent its support to a pioneering fibre optic technologies skills training programme targeting young women from three Johannesburg townships. The cohort of 19 selected participants, who all have a background in maths and science, spent a day at Huawei's flagship Customer Solutions Innovation Centre in Woodmead, Johannesburg. 10 May 2023 Read more

Introducing Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on the original Airbnb
Plus over 50 new features and upgrades based on feedback from our community, including total price display, transparent checkout instructions, improved maps, redesigned wishlists, and more. 5 May 2023 Read more

22-year-old Rumaanah Khan is blazing a trail for women in Stem
As the world celebrates International Girls in ICT Day on 27 April, it's important to put the spotlight on those young women who are building ICT careers for themselves even in the face of major challenges. One such young woman is 22-year-old Rumaanah Khan who, having spent her life striving for excellence and working to make her close-knit family proud, is now reaping the rewards of hard work and making the most of the opportunities made available to her. 28 Apr 2023 Read more

MiWay Blink partners with innovative podcast
As Gen Z comes of age, experts are stating that this generation of consumers are poised to become the largest consumer demographic in history. With their unique take on business, lifestyle, culture and personal finance, companies need to expand their customer engagement strategy to tap into Gen Z's zeitgeist to successfully engage with them. 14 Apr 2023 Read more

Victoria Falls: Where angels gaze and moonbows hide
"Victoria Falls is more than a destination. It's an experience." 10 Mar 2023 Read more

SweepSouth boosts SA domestic workers' earnings
Amidst all the economic doom and gloom of the past few months, there was at least one ray of light for some of those typically most affected by fiscal hardships. SweepSouth, South Africa's largest home service provider, recently experienced record festive season bookings, showcasing its ability to provide employment opportunities for thousands of people. 10 Mar 2023 Read more

Cape Town Cycle Tour a great earning opportunity for Airbnb hosts
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is fast approaching, and sports fans and cyclists alike are gearing up to cheer on and participate in the biggest timed bike race in the world. 3 Mar 2023 Read more

2023 trends that could affect car insurance
There are many factors that determine the cost of your car insurance, such as the cost of your car, your gender, marital status, driving experience and the distance you regularly drive. But did you know that there are many other factors that also play a role? 3 Mar 2023 Read more

Cape Town-based biotechnology company, Afrigen, appoints new board chair
Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines is pleased to announce the appointment of Levent Selamoglu, pharmaceutical industry veteran, as chairperson of the board. 26 Jan 2023 Read more

Huawei rises in South Africa's Top Employers ranking
Huawei South Africa has risen up the Top Employers Institute's annual Top Employer rankings and is recognised as one of the Top 20 Top Employers in South Africa. While Huawei has been accredited for six consecutive years, its improved ranking is a validation of the hard work it's put into employee wellbeing and development. 23 Jan 2023 Read more

Step inside the Italian Villa that features on Season 2 of the White Lotus
Villa Tasca from Season 2 of the dark comedy White Lotus, winner of the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Limited Series is now on Airbnb and is perfect for your next girls' trip to Italy. 20 Jan 2023 Read more

Huawei's new commercial venture set to open opportunities for growth of SME partners
Huawei South Africa launched a new commercial venture aimed at growing its partner ecosystem and attracting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers within the education, retail, manufacturing, mining, and finance sectors. 9 Dec 2022 Read more

ENIDC joins forces with Norsad Capital to create new opportunities for businesses in Eswatini
Eswatini saw economic recovery during 2021 and into 2022 following the global economic decline caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Building on this positive news, the government of the country is identifying opportunities to continue the push for greater economic growth. 9 Dec 2022 Read more

Can Africa's startup sector keep up its record funding run amidst global turmoil?
Startups have become vital engines of change that can have an outsized impact on an economy. They are crucial in fueling innovation and enhancing economic and digital competitiveness. They improve access to products and solutions while significantly contributing to employment. 2 Dec 2022 Read more

Occupational Health and Safety must be brought back to the forefront of ESG
We've recently entered into an era wherein sustainability has become a top priority as the world becomes more conscious of the impact we have on people, communities, and the environment around us. This has now evolved into Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), which focuses on do no harm, and Impact. 2 Dec 2022 Read more

Introducing Airbnb Setup, the all-new easy way to Airbnb your home
Combined with even more AirCover for Hosts, now is the perfect time to put your place on Airbnb 24 Nov 2022 Read more

Safe driving - keep your car in good condition for when the rains come
The weather is coming along nicely for fun- loving South Africans and leisure travellers, but changing weather conditions at this time of the year throughout most of the country usually means lots of rain and stormy weather - and thus more potential for road accidents. 11 Nov 2022 Read more

Norsad Capital funds the expansion of RH Bophelo with a R100m stretched debt facility
Norsad Capital, an impact investor offering tailor-made debt solutions to mid-market growth companies in sub-Saharan Africa, has extended a R100m stretched debt facility to RH Bophelo Limited for the expansion of its hospitals and clinics across South Africa. 10 Nov 2022 Read more

Zoho celebrates the 5-year anniversary of Zoho One, announces over 80% growth in South Africa in the past year
Zoho Corporation, a leading global technology company, announced today that Zoho One has achieved a new milestone, now supporting 50,000 organisations across more than 160 countries. Over the past two years, the platform has grown 150%, with 37.5% of new Zoho One customers coming from mid-market and enterprise businesses. License upgrades by customers who adopted Zoho One five years ago have increased 92%, contributing to this milestone growth. In South Africa alone, there has been an 81.4% growth from 2020 to 2021. 3 Nov 2022 Read more

How to do a digital detox in the bush
When you plan a safari or bush holiday and you imagine your trip ahead of time, it's unlikely that you are picturing yourself scrolling through social media or watching Netflix. You are more likely imagining what it will be like to unplug and disconnect for a while. For many, however, this is often easier said than done. Picking up our phones or logging on to our laptops has become something of a habit. 3 Nov 2022 Read more

Baroque palace featured in the new Netflix hit 'The Empress' now bookable on Airbnb
  • Weissenstein Palace, the sumptuous 18th century castle featured in Netflix's latest period drama, is opening its doors for a lavish stay fit for an empress
  • Guests will journey back in time and live like the Empress Elizabeth of Austria, immersing themselves in 19th century historical splendour
  • Guests can request to book this exclusive stay beginning 2 November at 5pm GMT 13 Oct 2022 Read more

  • Google and UCT Graduate School of Business launch digital transformation course for executives
    Google, in partnership with the UCT Graduate School of Business, has launched a new certified course to grow digital maturity in South Africa. This is a first of its kind partnership between Google and a business school to develop content aimed at equipping the most senior executives in an organisation with the tools that they need to be successful on their digital transformation journey. 13 Oct 2022 Read more

    Upskilling young people to be entrepreneurial in the age of technology is critical
    Africa's young people are undoubtedly one of the continent's greatest resources. As other regions battle with ageing populations and declining birth rates, sub-Saharan Africa can lay claim to a median age of 19.7 with around 70% of the population under the age of 30. Those young people are increasingly well-educated and connected. 29 Sep 2022 Read more

    Cricket icon Yuvraj Singh is hosting an exclusive stay at his Goa home
    Yuvraj Singh becomes the first international cricket superstar in India to become an Airbnb Host. A group of six will have insider access to the cricketer's three-bedroom home, which offers spectacular views of the sea. 23 Sep 2022 Read more

    Aim to leave a positive footprint when you travel: Be a responsible traveller
    Tourism businesses have long known that it's imperative to become more sustainable and to actively seek ways to reduce their carbon footprint. And many have been making great strides in this regard with operators and hotels committing to be better and do better when it comes to environmental impact. 23 Aug 2022 Read more

    Funding women-led businesses is crucial for economic development
    Despite the relative sophistication of its economy and business environment, South Africa's record as regards its promotion of women in the business environment is poor. 12 Aug 2022 Read more

    Summer holiday planning tips
    It's still quite cold all around the country, so to be thinking of summer holidays might seem a tad daft. But we all know what South Africa is like in summer, and that places and spaces are booked out quickly. Here's your guide on what to do now to ensure that you have the best summer vacation possible. 10 Aug 2022 Read more

    5 South African recipients announced as part of the third Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge
    Five South African recipients have been selected as part of Google's News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge. Daily Maverick, Quote This Woman+, Media Hack Collective, Open Cities Lab, and Code for Africa (CfA) are among the 34 recipients drawn from Israel, Turkey, Middle East and Africa. The recipients, among them 21 journalists and publishers from 10 countries in Africa, were selected for their work in promoting diversity, equality, and inclusion in the journalism industry. The GNI Innovation Challenge is part of Google's $300m commitment to helping journalism thrive in the digital era and has seen news innovators step forward with many exciting initiatives demonstrating new thinking. 1 Aug 2022 Read more

    Zoho celebrates milestone investments, R&D, and growth
    Continued commitment to innovation powers 38% year-over-year growth, 80 million global users, and the opening of 59 new offices through Zoho's transnational localism initiative 27 Jul 2022 Read more

    Irvine Partners launches international office exchange programme
    Integrated marketing agency Irvine Partners has announced the launch of its international office exchange programme. 20 Jul 2022 Read more

    Planning a family trip to Europe during the school break?
    11 top tips to help South Africans navigate travel disruptions and enjoy their holiday 5 Jul 2022 Read more

    Using entrepreneurship and working with the private sector, governments can end the unemployment crisis in Africa
    There can be no doubt that the events of the past two years have had a devastating impact on the African economy. In fact, according to the International Labour Organisation's flagship report, World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022, at least 13.3 million jobs and income opportunities were lost as a result of the pandemic. This has only made the severe economic difficulties facing the continent worse. 5 Jul 2022 Read more

    Alternative youth culture finds a home at Google
    Google hosted a two-day residency programme in Nairobi for creators who identify as alternative and non-mainstream. Similar to a bootcamp, the two-day programme was aimed at upskilling and celebrating these young creatives. The Alternative Movement, colloquially known as the 'Alté Movement', traces its roots to Lagos, Nigeria, where young Africans embrace the idea of being misfits or non-conformists. The movement champions for unconventional self-expression in all aspects of life but mainly through music, fashion and visual arts. 5 Jul 2022 Read more

    Radisson Group launches campaign to attract talent
    Radisson Hotel Group is launching a new hiring campaign to attract talent to join the Group's dynamic team of 'Moment Makers'. The campaign highlights the importance of turning everyday experiences into unforgettable moments as well as wider career development opportunities across the Group, as it looks to add more than 1,500 team members in EMEA and APAC. Since the start of 2022, the Group has received more than 100,000 applications. This May, Radisson Hotel Group is also celebrating the third anniversary of Radisson Academy, the Group's Learning and Development umbrella programme offering more than 2,500 online, virtual and live learning seminars, as it continues to embrace its core belief of 'We grow talent, talent grows us'. 8 Jun 2022 Read more

    Airbnb partners with government and local organisations to grow inclusive tourism in the Waterberg region
    • As part of a three-year commitment to empower a new generation of entrepreneurs through inclusive economic recovery in South Africa, Airbnb is expanding its Entrepreneurship Academy to the Waterberg
    • In support of the President's District Development Model, and to facilitate its work in the region, Airbnb has signed local partnerships with the Waterberg District Municipality, the Biosphere Reserve and the Lapalala Wilderness School
     7 Jun 2022 Read more

    Celebrating 53 years of being the people's brand - the Teljoy journey
    In 1969 a small company with a big vision started its journey - a journey that would change the way South Africans connected to the world, and a journey that would disrupt the restraints of the product ownership model. 2 Jun 2022 Read more

    Micro-investment 101
    Saving may be the last thing on many people's minds as the cost of living soars - rising fuel costs and electricity tariff hikes are just some of the household expenses burning holes in many consumers' pockets. 10 May 2022 Read more

    Save time with these one-stop digital solutions
    In our fast-paced lives, time is the one commodity we don't have a lot of to spare. And, as the pandemic has shown us, when we do have some spare time, we would rather spend it with family and friends than on time-consuming and often onerous tasks like banking, saving or filling in forms. 22 Apr 2022 Read more

    Games have the power to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship amongst young people
    Youth unemployment has reached dire levels in South Africa and over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed young South Africans to extreme economic shock and insecurities. The combined effect of unemployment with the economically devastating impact of Covid-19, now more than ever, requires South Africa to find innovative ways to drive transformative change amongst young people who are struggling to find formal employment. 29 Mar 2022 Read more

    Activists publish list of Ukrainian civilians abducted by Russian forces as part of campaign to free 'The Taken'
    A leading Ukrainian human rights organisation, Human Rights Centre Zmina, has today published a list of civilians that have been abducted by the Russian government and is demanding for their immediate release. Zmina alleges that the Russian government is responsible for targeted abductions to silence key voices and intimidate Ukrainian civilians. 29 Mar 2022 Read more

    On the CCMA vaccination dismissal ruling: Employers should be cautious in celebrating the outcome of Goldrush
    The recent CCMA ruling that looked at the fairness of a dismissal of an employee refusing to vaccinate, the first of such cases, has sparked a growing and interesting debate regarding the ways in which employee-vaccination-related dismissals could be handled within corporate South Africa. 28 Mar 2022 Read more

    Great resignation or much-needed reevaluation: Why skilled employees quitting can be a good thing for SA businesses
    It seems counterintuitive that a mass resignation trend would coincide with a global pandemic but the so-called "Great Resignation" is set to become one of the key economic features, or effects, of Covid-19. Referring to the phenomenon whereby people are voluntarily quitting their jobs en masse, the Great Resignation raises many pertinent questions about the value and nature of work, and deserves to be interrogated as both an economic and social occurrence. 17 Mar 2022 Read more

    Tips on how to save on car insurance in 2022
    With the hype around the new year and wishful resolutions gone, it is now time to put sober plans for saving in place, also remembering that the cost of living has increased considerably over the last year. 10 Feb 2022 Read more

    How to have a smashing time this Valentine's Day
    Love it or hate it, it's the month of love and there's no way of escaping the Valentine's vibes in the air. 10 Feb 2022 Read more

    If you had five minutes to talk directly to your clients - what would you say?
    As humans, we're constantly engaged by social media, traditional media, emails, messages, and games. So it is a fact of modern day life, that if you are a brand trying to talk to consumers, you are competing in the attention economy. It's why marketers spend so much time trying to get their messages across in as little time as possible. But what if you had more time? If you had five minutes to talk directly to your customers, what would you say? 9 Dec 2021 Read more

    Bluecode Africa wins Digital Transformation Award at Africa Tech Week
    Bluecode Africa has claimed the Digital Transformation Award at the third Annual Africa Tech Week. 7 Dec 2021 Read more

    Shoppers urged to make necessary purchases this Black Friday
    It's that time of the year when shopping paves the way for the festive season - and, as tradition has it, shoppers are searching for the best specials. According to the recent's Black Friday Shopping Report, roughly three quarters (74%) of South African adults will shop on Black Friday - provided the price is right. 26 Nov 2021 Read more

    How to reward your team when times are tough
    At the end of the year - especially this year - companies and management teams usually take stock of how the company has performed. With the tough times that many businesses have been plagued with recently, many aren't able to afford big bonuses or any monetary rewards at all. There are, however, other ways that you can reward staff at the end of this year and even throughout next year. 4 Nov 2021 Read more

    What makes chocolate ethically sourced? More importantly, how do we make every bite count?
    With its creamy smoothness and its mood boosting properties, chocolate has cemented its reputation as a favorite sweet treat. But while these delicious morsels might spark joy, conscious consumers have learned that not all chocolate is made equally. 29 Oct 2021 Read more

    Local legal financier raises a total of R145,800,000 for commercial litigants
  • The funds are now available to finance high-value commercial litigation cases
  • Taurus Capital is the first in its sector in South Africa to raise a fund 21 Oct 2021 Read more

  • Business leaders need to get serious about hybrid working - here's why and how
    Work - specifically where it gets done - remains a topic of discussion in boardrooms and video calls around the world. When the pandemic forced an almost-overnight transition to remote work in March last year, few could foresee just how profoundly the move would impact the way we work. 8 Oct 2021 Read more

    Radisson Hotel Group announces a record year in Africa, with 13 hotels and 2,500 rooms signed to date
    Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world's leading hotel groups, this month announced a hotel expansion record in Africa with 13 signings to date, translating to a new hotel signed every 20 days. 4 Oct 2021 Read more

    New white paper confirms vaping works
    While businesses and people continue to embrace rapidly evolving technologies, governmental policies have been slow to catch up. More often than not, policies that do not fully realise the benefits of disruptive technologies can deepen the social inequalities within society. 22 Sep 2021 Read more

    Investors are flocking to Mauritius. Here's why
    Best known for its exquisite white beaches and get-away-from-it-all lifestyle, Mauritius is about so much more these days. In fact, the island paradise is currently the highest ranked economy in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Bank's Ease of Doing Index. 30 Jul 2021 Read more

    Why South Africa needs evidence-based regulations for vapes
    Much has been said about South Africa's imminent Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (COTPENDS) Bill, but not enough about its critical oversight in respect to electronic vapour products (EVPs). Asanda Gcoyi, CEO of the Vapour Products Association of South Africa (VPASA), outlines how important it is to look at context-specific scientific evidence when legislating EVPs. 4 Jun 2021 Read more

    Cheapflights appoints Irvine Partners as their South African PR agency
    Irvine Partners public relations and integrated marketing agency has been awarded the Cheapflights communications account in South Africa. Irvine Partners will be responsible for reintroducing Cheapflights into the market as the travel industry recovers from the devastating impacts of Covid-19, and making the public aware of the various offerings available on the popular travel platform. 1 Jun 2021 Read more

    Snowflake extends the power of The Data Cloud by launching in South Africa
    Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, has officially arrived in South Africa and will kick off with an insightful virtual event on 2 June, aimed at a business audience. 27 May 2021 Read more

    Belong, believe, behave: The drivers underpinning real engagement and value for both customers and brands
    Brands have had to adapt rapidly to a new reality, not only because of the impact of Covid-19 but also because of the exponential impact of technology on our customers' expectations. Before we rush ahead and innovate for innovation's sake, however, it's critical that we keep some fundamental human truths as our guiding light. Sometimes the truth is much simpler than we imagine, and stripping away, or at least hiding the tech smarts from view, can add the most value in our shared experiences. 17 May 2021 Read more

    Why we should use the e-commerce boom to support brick and mortar stores
    When the pandemic hit and the first lockdown arrived, everything ground to a halt. Looking at sales volumes from merchants trading on the SnapScan platform, we saw activity plummet by 50%, likely consistent with what the wider economy also experienced. But this plummet of activity didn't last long and with the swift onset of the e-commerce boom by the following month, in May 2020, we were seeing record numbers which have continued to grow month-on-month to date. This is fantastic news for online merchants, but where does it leave traditional brick and mortar establishments, and more importantly, how can we support these smaller businesses and the locals who run them to ensure they thrive? 20 Apr 2021 Read more

    One year on: 3 ways in which Covid-19 has impacted the SA venture capital space
    It's been just over a year since South Africa went into lockdown. At the time, there was still hope that the country could isolate and contain the disease, allowing economic activity to continue as normal. Few could've forecast the toll the following months would take on our lives and livelihoods. 9 Apr 2021 Read more

    The Business Exchange launches unique dollar-based offshore investment opportunity in Mauritius
    Serviced office space provider The Business Exchange (TBE), in partnership with Maxcity Properties, the largest and most established real estate company in Mauritius, has launched an exciting new opportunity, offering investors the unique chance to own offshore property in Mauritius, a dollar-based country. 9 Apr 2021 Read more

    Wide-eyed shockers: 5 things that could happen in the blink of an eye... and how to deal with them
    Research suggests that the average person blinks approximately 15 to 20 times each minute with each blink lasting for about 400 milliseconds. Based on this estimate, the average person blinks for 10% of the time they are awake or between 5.2 and 7.1 million times a year. 8 Apr 2021 Read more

    Karri donates half a million rand to South African schools
    Campaign aims to encourage school fundraising by sharing R500,000 with parents to support their schools. 8 Feb 2021 Read more

    What does the proposed tobacco bill mean for vaping in SA?
    This opinion piece is part of VPASA's (Vapour Products Association of South Africa) We Are Not Tobacco (WANT) campaign, which seeks to differentiate electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) from combustible tobacco products. 22 Jan 2021 Read more

    Could rising consumer debt in SA stimulate the growth of the rental goods economy?
    The disposable income of South Africans halved in the second quarter of 2020, according to data from the Reserve Bank. 11 Dec 2020 Read more

    Radisson Hotel Group opens 12th hotel in SA
    With South Africa's borders now open for national and international travel, Radisson Hotel Group's commitment to reigniting - and growing - the country's tourism industry while also creating new employment opportunities is welcome news. 9 Oct 2020 Read more

    Thinking of visiting the Kruger now that travel is allowed? You'll be thrilled to see what's new there
    Mid-year has always been a popular time for South Africans to travel to and to enjoy what the Kruger National Park has to offer. So, it's been frustrating for many people that, with lockdown, travel to the park - and indeed elsewhere too - hasn't been possible. In fact, until just recently, we were not able to move much further than our own cities. Now that restrictions have been eased, however, there's bound to be lots of excitement about the prospect of heading to one of Africa's largest game reserves, and a favourite among South Africans. 17 Sep 2020 Read more

    Freeing up the big bosses to focus on their core role of getting back to business
    Businesses big and small, wherever in the world they may be, are struggling in the Covid-19 reality. For many bosses, they're suddenly finding themselves juggling many tasks and finding solutions for a range of operational obstacles that simply weren't previously part of their job description. What this means is that they're losing time spent focusing on what's most important - their core business of getting back to business. 31 Aug 2020 Read more

    Home-buying in the unforgiving 2020 - it's good news if you have your affairs in order
    They say every cloud has a silver lining and many of us are desperate to discover that glistening edge in 2020 - a year that, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, has been unlike anything we could have predicted at our December-31st celebrations. 28 Aug 2020 Read more

    Debt levels in SA could finally see the growth of the rental goods economy
    "Every time you borrow money, you're robbing your future self." - Nathan W. Morris, personal finance expert. 7 Aug 2020 Read more

    Swapping outsourcing for in-house expertise
    Lessons from personal experience -- Shaune Jordaan, Hoorah Digital 10 Jul 2020 Read more

    Beat the lockdown blues with #LoveCapeTown
    South Africa has been in lockdown since the end of March, and even with the easing of regulations, movement and gatherings remain restricted as we unite to contain the spread of Covid-19. 2 Jul 2020 Read more

    Offices need to go above and beyond for health and safety
    As a number of offices around the country were reopened this week in line with the Level 4 lockdown regulations, companies found themselves scrambling to put in place the essential measures to ensure a healthy work environment for returning staff. David Seinker, founder and CEO of The Business Exchange (TBE) serviced office spaces, shares his thoughts on how companies can keep their employees safe during these unprecedented times. 15 May 2020 Read more

    Pivoting on a budget: Driving effective marketing in a 'cut-back' economy
    The mental processing of lockdown looks a lot like the five stages of grief. As entrepreneurs, we initially denied the impact on our businesses; we were used to working from home - what would the difference really be? Confronted with the stark increase in home responsibilities with a correlated decrease in wine supplies, anger set in, followed by a quick shift into depression. Our bargaining attempts saw us avidly signing petitions to lift sales bans on rotisserie chickens and cigarettes. Battles hard-won and the lockdown essentially extended, we entered a new phase I've dubbed panicceptance - a state of accepted reality underpinned by feelings of sheer panic. 5 May 2020 Read more

    Can South Africa's coastal infrastructure survive corrosion?
    South Africa has a coastline of over 2,850 kilometres and an extensive, complex and vastly expensive infrastructure has developed along the coast over the past 100 years. This ranges from luxury houses at coastal holiday resorts and quaint villages, to rail and industrial infrastructure in the form of warehouses, cranes, electrical pylons and structural steel. The bulk of this hugely costly infrastructure is concentrated up the west coast at Saldanha Bay, around Cape Town, along the Garden Route, at smaller cities such Port Elizabeth and East London, around the Durban metropolis and at the Richards Bay coal terminal. 24 Apr 2020 Read more

    How the digitally savvy CEO approaches business today
    Whether your business is focused on auditing, apple farming or architecture, it needs to have a digital arm. By now most business leaders accept that 'digital' is - or should be - an integral part of the organisation's approach to its activities. 14 Apr 2020 Read more

    How co-working can be good for the bottom line
    Co-working isn't a just a fad among freelancers and startups. There are a number of big corporates who are finding the allure of co-working too strong to ignore, for a number of reasons - the main one being that it's good for their bottom line. David Seinker, CEO and founder of The Business Exchange (TBE), unpacks the why and how. 16 Mar 2020 Read more

    Heed the health of your liver this holiday season
    As a holiday mantra "eat, drink and be merry" has a great ring to it. What's the festive break if not to feast on the food and drinks we love with the people we love? 17 Dec 2019 Read more

    Geneva Fintech Association (GFA), MENA Fintech Association (MFTA) ink partnership deal to promote inter-regional growth
    At the Abu Dhabi Fintech Festival, which took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 21 - 23 October 2019, the Geneva Fintech Association and MENA Fintech Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). 8 Nov 2019 Read more

    Tourism entrepreneurs from across South Africa shine in Airbnb's Faces of Tourism Exhibition
    Tourism is being touted as a key factor in economic growth and a crucial driver of job creation. Airbnb hosts a photographic exhibition that shines a light on unlikely entrepreneurs that are creating opportunities for themselves in the tourism industry 6 Nov 2019 Read more

    Long live... you! Healthy habits that could add years to your life
    The first person to live to be 1000 years old is alive today. 14 Oct 2019 Read more

    Conservation = tourism = jobs
    There is no doubt about the strong link between tourism and conservation. Many countries are taking advantage of wildlife tourism to help protect endangered species. But what about the corollary? As more and more species become endangered, this poses not only a threat to our natural ecosystem, but to the benefits of tourism, including economic upliftment. 23 Sep 2019 Read more

    For the culture or from the culture?
    Every marketer's dream is to be able to influence pop culture or ride the wave and turn it into a thriving social campaign. If a brand can recognise the right opportunity at the right time, the effects can be immense. 13 Sep 2019 Read more

    Creative - Meet data
    Making digital marketing playful, clear and simple, by combining data, creativity, and media tech. 10 Sep 2019 Read more