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Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

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Winning the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One helps Small Business

Gauteng-based roof cleaning company, Roof Rats, has quadrupled its business since it won the Talk Radio 702 Small Business Awards with Sage One in 2013. What’s more, the company has grown its headcount from 11 to 44 people in the past year– creating much-needed jobs in the process– and has expanded from a home business [...]

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Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

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Heavy Chef Events Returns To Cape Town With Dave Duarte On Dark Social Media. Book Now.

On 28 August 2014, Heavy Chef, the practical learning initiative by digital agency World Wide Creative will host online marketing expert Dave Duarte, talking on Dark Social Media. Returning to Heavy Chef, Duarte will uncover the marketing enigma that is Dark Social Media. Covering some uncharted territory on the subject, Dave will explain how the web referrals that come [...]

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Creatives To Gather For British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures

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Creatives To Gather For British Council Connect ZA Creative Futures

Next month sixteen leading young creative innovators and entrepreneurs from across South Africa, the rest of Africa and the UK will gather in the heart of Johannesburg for a three-day event featuring creative exchanges, collaborations, talks, performances and live music parties. The British Council Connect ZA initiative, Connect ZA Creative Futures, will bring exciting new [...]

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CITADEL Art Index Report

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CITADEL Art Index Report

Amid sparkling performances by global stock markets, global art indices are as flat as Brazilian soccer spirits. Many investors are wary of current stock market levels and so too are they wary of alternative investments, leaving art prices peculiarly dispersed, but overall unchanged. The South African Citadel Art Price Index (CAPI) showed that art prices [...]

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ZA Central Registry Partners With WWC To Launch dotAfrica Top Level Domain

by on 15/08/14 at 2:16 pm | No comments


ZA Central Registry Partners With WWC To Launch dotAfrica Top Level Domain

As the applicant for the dotAfrica (.africa) Top Level Domain for the African continent, the ZA Central Registry, has officially partnered with digital marketing agency, World Wide Creative (WWC) to activate the brand and develop registrar communities ahead of the brand’s public launch. WWC’s Johannesburg Director, Louis Janse Van Rensburg commented: “It has been a [...]

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The Story Of TEDx Conference

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The Story Of TEDx Conference

TEDx began in 2009 as a way to bring TED-like gatherings to smaller communities. It quickly spread to cities and towns around the globe—1,300 so far, in 134 countries, hosting more than 800,000 people in total, many times more than have ever attended an official TED event.  My first experience of the TEDx concept was [...]

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Do What You Say

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Do What You Say

One of the perpetual questions I get asked by entrepreneurs is, How do I build credibility for my startup/small business. This can be a difficult terrain for the entrepreneur, often choosing a partner or associate with a dubious background can spell doom and gloom for the small business owner. My first piece of advice is [...]

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WESGRO Announces New Leadership To Drive Western Cape Economy

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WESGRO Announces New Leadership To Drive Western Cape Economy

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, today (12 August 2014) announced the new board of Wesgro, the Western Cape’s destination marketing, trade and investment promotion agency. The 14-person board brings together the province’s leading businesspeople and academics. They will serve a three-year term. Minister Winde said the new board would be tasked with providing strategic [...]

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OrderIn: Your One Stop Shop To Order Food Online In South Africa

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OrderIn: Your One Stop Shop To Order Food Online In South Africa

OrderIn, a new online food ordering service, was launched in June 2013 and now has 650 restaurants on the books including stores from most of the major chains like Nando’s, Primi Piatti, Simply Asia, and Scooters Pizza as well as a string of well-known independent eateries.Their success is largely due to the stable technological platform, [...]

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