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Forget Me Not… Reassuring our Rainbow Nation’s children they are remembered

Forget Me Not… Reassuring our Rainbow Nation’s children they are remembered

On Tuesday 23 September 2014, the Ellis Park Banquet Hall in Johannesburg will transform into a glamourous, star-studded venue for caring, socially-responsible businesses, individual philanthropists and more than 50 of South Africa’s top celebrities and sports stars to join together in support of a truly heart-warming cause: making a significant difference in the lives of  Read more »

Love your pets and let FRONTLINE® protect them this spring

Love your pets and let FRONTLINE® protect them this spring

The winter months may have brought your pets some relief from the itching and scratching caused by fleas, but don’t be hoodwinked into thinking that they are gone! In fact, during the chilly winter months, your warm and cosy home has been the perfect hibernation ground for fleas which are ready to multiply into a  Read more »

Safeguarding your guests and assets

Safeguarding your guests and assets

The safety of guests and staff, as well as ongoing cost optimisation, remain among the crucial priorities for South Africa’s travel and hospitality providers, and particularly for game lodges and bush camps, that are often located in remote, difficult-to-reach areas with poor cellular network coverage and are populated only by wild – and often dangerous  Read more »

Local businesses support sterilisation outreach project

Local businesses support sterilisation outreach project

The plight of strays is heart-rending, as these defenceless animals are left to fend for themselves, often starving and sick, in ever-more hostile environments. In few places in South Africa is the problem as evident as in the poverty-stricken community of Olievenhoutbosch, a township situated behind Midrand and Centurion. Plagued by extremely high levels of  Read more »

Reputation management unpacked at Public Relations Conference in June 2014

Reputation management unpacked at Public Relations Conference in June 2014

“Business success depends on support from stakeholders. Support depends on trust. And trust is at the heart of a strong reputation. But what drives reputation? And how can you impact stakeholders to trust and support you?” – Reputation Institute Entitled “Managing Reputation on our Threatened Planet – Communication: Trust: Sustainability”, the 2014 Public Relations Institute  Read more »

Harnessing solar power to track and monitor non-powered assets

Harnessing solar power to track and monitor non-powered assets

The logistics and fleet management industry has traditionally faced numerous challenges in tracking and monitoring non-powered assets, such as trailers and containers. These challenges include finding a rugged solution suitable to harsh environments and finding a practical power source, while also containing costs and minimising installation and maintenance requirements. “Harnessing the free, renewable energy of  Read more »

Managing Reputation on a threatened planet

Managing Reputation on a threatened planet

Reputation is the number one driver of value for any organisation. We have seen how easily it is tainted through irresponsible use of social media; both by the public and by organisations themselves. Green issues, ethics, sustainability and stakeholder relations all have an impact on how your reputation is perceived. The Public Relations Institute of  Read more »

Don’t let your guard down – keep your pets protected all year round!

Don’t let your guard down – keep your pets protected all year round!

Have you noticed your pets scratching recently? It may be a tell-tale sign that your pets have become victims of blood-sucking ticks or fleas, and that means your home may be infested with these parasites too. Ticks and fleas feed on your pets’ blood and can consume 15 times their body weight in blood each  Read more »

Integrated Reporting and Communicating Value to Stakeholders

Integrated Reporting and Communicating Value to Stakeholders

A new era in corporate reporting demands a fresh, innovative approach from public relations and communication practitioners. “We are entering a new era in corporate reporting,” says Mervyn King, chairman of South Africa’s Integrated Reporting Committee and the King Committee, referring to the shift to integrated reporting, which encompasses financial and sustainability information and communicates  Read more »

Ethical business practice = Best business practice

Ethical business practice = Best business practice

As ethical consumerism continues to gain momentum in South Africa, many companies are facing a challenging turning point in the way they conduct and manage their day-to-day business. While ethical and sustainable business practice remains complicated, gone are the days when businesses could simply claim to promote good business ethics and expect consumer ‘buy in’.  Read more »