Content is and will remain King for most company brands

My previous CEO at Group Africa Marketing and I always had this conversation about the importance of content. The idea that content is king is not new – there is now a greater emphasis on developing compelling content than ever. I think that this notion applies more now in the digital age where a lot of people do not only consume their news or information from newspapers, TV and radio only but also on social media. We discussed the fact that most people are hungry for good content – it…

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Graphics Print and Sign hosts a business exposition

Graphics Print and Sign hosted a business exposition from the 5th to the 7th of October 2021 at Emperors Palace Convention Centre. In attendance were various businesses in the graphics, print, and sign trades. Shawn Levie’s business offers a print-on-demand service, which implies that customers can buy their t-shirt/hoodie, have it printed, and then shipped to them. “Personalized Image Printers is the first South African print-on-demand service, people can have their brands made online,” Levie told Ekurhuleni News. Personalized Image Printers are expanding their product range they have added candles…

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Nedbank-funded ablution facility makes hygiene a reality

More than 2 500 young learners at the Pheasant Folly Primary School in Palm Ridge, Katlehong, now have access to modern, hygienic and dignified ablution facilities, thanks to the combined efforts of Nedbank and Habitat for Humanity. According to recent statistics, 16 000 of South Africa’s 24 000 schools don’t have working ablution facilities and 3 800 of these schools are still using pit latrines, with one in three schools around the world not having access to ablution facilities at all. ‘This is an alarming reality, with a devastating negative…

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Business owners cough out their issues during a sitting organised by the City

The MMC of Finance and Economic Development Doctor Nkosindiphila Xhakaza along with the MMC of Water and Energy Tiisetso Nketle and various HODs in their departments initiated a sitting on September 21, which sought to address the problems that are faced by various businesses within the City of Ekurhuleni. Steve Lewis who attended the sitting as a Director of a manufacturing company called Hotforge, indicated to the City’s dignitaries that most manufacturing companies in the City are struggling to compete on a global scale because of the high electricity and…

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Ntsinini’s sells natural healing herbs

Tisha Ntsinini (28) from Villa Liza established her own wellness and self-care business; Yoni Smash SA Pty Ltd in 2019. After the birth of her daughter, Ntsinini was inspired to seek alternative natural remedies for healing.”I would say Yoni steaming has always been a practice in my family, growing up I used to suffer from bad period pains and my grandmother would make me sit on a bucket of warm water with herbs in it to relieve me of the pain. I didn’t understand why but I know it worked,”…

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A farmer keeps her family’s conventional farming culture alive

A young woman keeps her family’s conventional farming culture alive as she decided to take her farming expertise to the next level by forming a formal agricultural company in 2019. She used the seeds that she was given by her mother as a gift to establish her organic farming organisation called Nanloy Organic Farm. Nandi Mkhwanazi confided to the people’s No: 1 choice newspaper declaring that she instituted the organic farming business to sustain food and to be a solution to the economical dreadful situation that continues to ravage the…

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The Farm Guest Lodge welcomes spring

The Farm Guest Lodge which is based in Mayfield hosted its fourth ‘Family Spring Picnic Day’ on the 4th of September 2021. Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi who is the organiser of the annual events said that his main objective in hosting such events is to offer families an opportunity to celebrate the dawn of a new season in amplified fashion. The annual event had a lot of fun activities for all the families who attended it, during the event families were listening to good music, kids were painted on their faces for…

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A 60-year-old business is still striving on

Boundary Cash Store was established in 1961, by Mohammed Pandor and Zubieda Pandor. Prior to the business being permanently taken over by Mohsin, Cassim (Mohsin’s older brother) joined his parents in the business for a short spell. When the business was first established in Rondebult, it was surrounded by plantations. Boundary Cash Store was the first store to supply schools in Vosloorus with school uniforms, later it began to expand its supply chain to schools in Dawn Park, Villa Liza, and Rondebult. In an effort of enriching the communities that…

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A woman who keeps Tsakane mall functional

The Marketing Manager of Tsakane Mall Zani Dludlu grew up in Springs and she was raised by both hardworking parents. Her mother is a qualified nurse and her father is a lab technician. Zani’s parents were hard-working and determined to provide the best opportunities for their children. Dludlu is one of the four daughters of the couple, fortunately all her siblings ventured into their own careers. Dludlu’s early years started at Pinegrove primary school and she later matriculated at Springs girls high, her mother also inspired her career as her…

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Solution Needed for Alarming Statistics of Teenage Pregnancy in SA

Recently, I was thinking about a socio-economic topic that would be suitable to close-off this women’s month. As I was busy thinking about this sensitive issue that is very close to my heart, the disturbing statistics of Teenage Pregnancy in Gauteng came out. This is highlighting the extent of the problem in Gauteng for the COVID-19 Lockdown period alone. Teenage pregnancy has been one of the most worrying issues in the country for a long time now – I saw this first-hand in my hometown in Queenstown. After matric in…

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