Generational Effects Of Past Labour Laws On Black Families

By: Thabo Willby Motau What are the negative effects of the colonial/apartheid labour laws on black families today? The head of the black household has for a while lost touch with his true essence. When we rewind back to our colonial labour history, black men had to surrender their household roles and responsibilities to create wealth for the colonial masters in the mines. That initial absenteeism of a black man, in a black household,...

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Building Niche Communities Online
Jun21

Building Niche Communities Online

By: Tamsyn Friedman Online communities are places where people choose to be, where they interact with others who share a specific interest – be it cars, bikes, parenting, scrap-booking or any crafts, any number of health topics, books, nature, sports, art, politics, fashion, gardening, pets – just about any area of interest. By virtue of the digital world, there will always be someone somewhere willing to share with, teach, learn...

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Unlocking Big Data’s Benefits With Data Visualisation
Jun21

Unlocking Big Data’s Benefits With Data Visualisation

By: Richard Mullins  As every marketer knows, we have more data about our customers and how they interact with our brands at our fingertips than ever before. We have a deluge of real-time data flooding business, from a wide range of systems and sources—internal CRM databases, data managed by agencies, data from channels such as search, social, ad-servers and web analytics tools, sales, stores and many more. Despite all of this rich...

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Should Brands Compete Online?
Jun02

Should Brands Compete Online?

By: Dirk Visser  If you ask anyone in their 30s/40s about what they think is the best example of Brand competition, the first thing they will mention is the feud between BMW and Mercedes Benz i.e. “It beats the Benz.” Though timeless and entertaining, that advert is over 20 years old. The advertising world has changed dramatically since then, and so to has the way we consume content. Is traditional advertising still the place for...

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Branding Techniques for University Students
May31

Branding Techniques for University Students

By: Professor William Jackson “By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed.” Ashanti proverb Competition is tough, the fields of study in higher education need to be mapped out because competition is not only local it is national and international. African students continue to face a serious dilemma in their approach to relevant and stable career choices, but as the tech infrastructure grows so do...

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Modernisation The Freedom Thief
May15

Modernisation The Freedom Thief

By: Onawanda Mpanza I watched my son standing by the door, a longing for the outside in his eyes. His body was screaming for the outdoors. It dawned on me, modernisation especially city life has stolen our freedom. Our movement is almost limited because of the fear of thugs coming into our personal spaces and possibly brutally hurting us. I watched a documentary on SABC 3 and this guy said when we rob a house and there is a small...

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