Date posted: Nov 17, 2015
When it comes to Africa, Africans and the African market everything marketing related should be implemented with a blanket approach. This is because Africans aspire to be anything but African, more specifically they yearn to buy into whiteness of western cultures.
In 2016, it's not shocking to young Africans when brands churn out racist campaigns that are conceived from attitudes like the above statement. We share, and alert each other through social media enough to get an apology. But there is something bigger moving against stubborn brands, they are falling apart and they don't know.
Date posted: Oct 20, 2015
Recent reports on the country’s stubbornly-high infant mortality rates paint a grim picture of the medical system.
Currently, the mortality rate of infants in South Africa is 30 in 1 000. While the National Development Plan seeks to reduce this to 20 in 1 000, private companies are increasingly stepping in to assist.
Date posted: Sep 30, 2015
The Hollard Insurance Group, South Africa’s largest independent insurance group, together with its umbrella holding company, has agreed to acquire the Regent Group (comprising Regent Life and Regent Insurance) from Imperial Holdings, in a deal which values the Regent Group at around R2,3 billion. Subsequent to the acquisition, some of Regent’s motor-related businesses will be sold to the Hollard/FirstRand motor Value-Added insurance Products (VAPS) joint venture.