Does Arthur Mafokate hurt BrandSA’s social media reputation?

As part of our environ-scan, it came to our attention that Arthur Mafokate - founder of music record label 999 and a trustee at BrandSA - has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend at the beginning of this month. You can read more about the allegation here. The purpose of this blog is not the exploration…

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Next Mother’s Day…..Get me Moley!

 Mothers are forced to juggle between roles! Most mothers in 2017 would attest to the fact that the perpetual balancing act of being: 🍳 An astute business woman or home executive; 🍳 A loving (and supportive) wife;   🍳 An intelligent Mom who can build a water tank for a tech project;    🍳 And a  cool mom who…

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Mothers, The Greatest Leaders of our lives

For most of us, the first leader we ever have in our lives are our mothers or someone in the role of a mother. Mothers, potentially, play the largest role in the development of a child and their influence on our lives plays a great part in how we turn out. Good or Bad, here…

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How Social Media gave Spanish GP 2017 a human face

Thanks to social media ... and specifically Twitter, today's Spanish GP had a human face that pulled at heart-strings. While track events themselves did not disappoint, a few off-track events, all involving one young Ferrari fan, gave the event a massive social media boost that set Twitter on fire across the world. Here are countries where #SpanishGP…

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Millennial moms are more tech-savvy than previous generations

In this month where we celebrate motherhood, my initial title for this post was:   However, ‘Research suggests that there are distinct habits true of [the Millennial] generation. They are certainly more focused on the use of technology and social media than any previous generation.’ The insights I gathered from online research lead to refinement…

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How F8 Developer Conference 2017 finally put a stop to Facebook’s demise predictions

Facebook's F8 Developer Conference took place a week ago. The one big and bold statement of the conference that stood out for me was the following: The statement above was made by Regina Dugan, the VP of Engineering, explaining that 60 engineers are hard at work developing a brain-computer interface that will allow for direct translation of…

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