SA film industry continues to attract investment
The South African film and television industry continues to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and create employment for the services sector, despite the economic challenges that South Africa experienced. Following a site visit to the Cape Town Film Studios on Wednesday, acting chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade... Read more
Brand South Africa partners with the Loeries to celebrate young creatives
Celebrating young creatives, Brand South Africa has partnered with internationally recognised Loerie Awards 2018. The Loeries are Africa and the Middle East’s premier initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry. Brand South Africa invites media to attend this exciting launch on Wednesday... Read more
Dti stands by validity of copyright commission report
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) says it stands by the validity of the Copyright Review Commission (CRC) report, which was released in 2012. This comes after collecting societies recently raised concerns over the CRC report. The Copyright Review Commission was established in 2010 to look into issues... Read more
Land Rover announces 70th anniversary celebration
Giant 250m wide Defender outline drawn in the snow at 2,700m in the French Alps to mark Land Rover’s 70th anniversary Tribute to the Wilks brothers’ first sketch of the original Land Rover shape in the sand of Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, UK Land Rover announces World Land Rover... Read more
Cape Town prepares for winter rainfall
The City of Cape Town’s Flooding and Storms Task Team has completed its annual flood risk assessment to mitigate the impact of severe weather episodes during the winter season. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security and Social Services, Alderman Smith, said flooding is a known hazard in the... Read more
Opera State of the mobile web report for the first quarter of 2018
One third of South Africans deem standalone social media apps unsafe and choose mobile browsers instead. According to Opera’s State of the mobile web report Q1 2018, 35 percent of South Africans prefer to access social media through their mobile browser. One third of the surveyed internet users believe... Read more
SPAR EC declare war on plastic bags
SPAR Eastern Cape has declared war on plastic bags as the retailer spearheads a significant step forward in the battle to protect the environment. In a move which has been hailed by environmental groups as a major development, the SPAR EC team are launching an initiative to urge their... Read more
The mobile boomers
South Africa has more cell phones than people. With a population of 56 million the ‘mobile’ has become like a mascot to communicate, regardless of which of the 11 official languages. 22.5 million of these mobile owners are online users, according to research by World Wide Worx.  The logical... Read more
Smartphones shine in a difficult year for South Africa’s consumer technology sector
Smartphone unit sales in South Africa climbed by around 21% in 2017, even as South Africans reduced their spending in most categories of the consumer technology market, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa. Storage, media streaming device, and speaker retail sales also... Read more
VWSA continues to sponsor Africa’s largest surfing tournament
Volkswagen South Africa is continuing the headline sponsorship of the City Surf Series. “For us, getting involved with the City Surf Series was a no-brainer as the Volkswagen brand has been associated with surfing for many years with surfers using their camper vans and Kombi’s to go on surfing... Read more