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Ireland/Davenport loses Vodacom Account!

Ireland/Davenport loses Vodacom Account!

With the digital and retail portfolios currently within the Ogilvy stable, the above the line account will also be moving to the monolith. “Decisions such as these are never taken lightly, and while Ireland/Davenport has delivered  exceptional communications over the past three years that have served the brand incredibly well, we understand the commercial reasons and […]

IT work experience is empowering future leaders- REDISA!

IT work experience is empowering future leaders- REDISA!

  There is a difference between using technology as a business to be efficient, and making full use of it to develop a whole industry. REDISA (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa) has fundamentally changed the way South Africa handles tyre waste, and serves as an example to the world. Without technology, this […]

Wine contributed R35bn to SA economy in 2013!

Fine wine shows make a crucial contribution to the regional economy by driving excellence in the industry and raising the profile of local wines locally and internationally. That’s the view of Izak Odendaal, an investment strategist at Old Mutual Wealth. He believes that by encouraging dynamism, competition and rigour in wine making, fine wine shows […]

Ericsson signs a deal with Smile networks!

The first of its kind 4G/LTE managed services contract signed in Sub-Saharan Africa will enable Ericsson to provide a fully managed end-to-end service that includes network operations, performance, optimization, field support and maintenance for Smile’s LTE networks. Tom Allen, Group COO of Smile Communications said: “We regard Ericsson as more than a vendor, we are […]

Increase for SACTWU members on the card!

The deal was announced by the Cosatu-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) after a meeting of the clothing industry bargaining council in Cape Town. The increases will come into effect on 1 September 2015‚ which is the normal due date for annual wage increases in the industry. SACTWU said its members in […]

Strike affects MTN Marathon!

This was confirmed by the tele-communications giant, through a media release, indicating security risks. “MTN has the best interests of its stakeholders and the participants at heart and will not put their lives at risk. The current atmosphere is not conducive for the comraderies and festive spirit that this race is renowned for. We regret […]

Three planets will be needed to sustain our lives by 2050!

By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our way of life. This is the opinion of Stacey Davidson, Director of Redisa (Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa). Many of the Earth’s ecosystems […]

MTN promises staff to adhere to their concerns!

“As part of on-going review of remuneration practices, which includes benchmarking its reward and recognition policy, MTN recently announced that Level 1 and 2 employees will receive a guaranteed 4% of annual salary at the end of each year, and a 13th cheque every year in March. Both these 4% annual salary and the 13th […]

MTN staff to embark on strike!

This is according to the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) whose members will embark on a protected strike at the mobile operator. The CCMA issued a strike certificate to the union on May 6. The workers who vary from call centre agents to IT technicians are demanding 10 percent salary increases, the conversion of temporary staff […]