Google recently announced its appointment of Mzamo Masito as chief marketing officer for sub-Saharan Africa. Masito joined Google from Vodacom on 8 January 2018. He will be leading the SSA marketing team from Johannesburg, working to sustain its momentum and ...
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The rise of mixed-use developments in SA


The “Mixed-Use” Concept: A View from South Africa In urban areas, different types of properties evolve at varying rates. Coffee shops and small eateries might spring up in a gritty area before the appearance of shared work spaces. Studio apartments might be drawing in more people and leading to round-the-clock activity in places where once…

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The fine line between tax planning and tax avoidance


The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants is looking into whether aggressive tax planning is ethical, even if it is legal, according to Saadiya Adam, a technical advisor for the IESBA. She was one of the speakers at a recent accounting indaba hosted by the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) in Cape Town…

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Giving back has never been easier


5 Ways to give back: It’s easier than you think According to the annual Giving Report by the Charities Aid Foundation of Southern Africa, over 88% of South Africans contributed to a charitable organisation through time, money and other donations in 2018.   Most people who contributed did so through a monetary donation and by…

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Spotlight on inspirational women in business


#WOMENSMONTH: SPOTLIGHTING INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS Notable women making waves in their field. Women’s month in South Africa is a time for reflection and celebration – a month of paying homage to the women who are propelling the country forward through excellence and dedication. From business and technology to social media and politics, African Independent’s…

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Cape Town Tourism to continue partnership with the City


Cape Town Tourism to deliver world class marketing Cape Town Tourism and the City of Cape Town has signed a three-year agreement this week. Cape Town Tourism will deliver visitor services, tourism marketing and special tourism projects on behalf of the City of Cape Town for the benefit of the local tourism industry. As a…

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Why Stop/Start technology is a smart move


As motorists become increasingly mindful of tips, tricks, purchases and methods to save fuel, car manufacturers are also having to think of innovative ways to incorporate consumer demands into their latest offerings. One such innovation – stop-start technology – is fast becoming a mechanical standard. Sound like a gimmick? Lead technician at, Lloyd Esau gives you…

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Luxury accomodation for the halaal market at Kruger


Leopard Sands River Lodge by BON Hotels is set to launch at the Kruger National Park in the latter part of 2019. The lodge is located in a prime area of the Kruger National Park, overlooking the Sabi River and only minutes from the Kruger Gate entrance. It has 18 luxury units, all equipped with…

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