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September07

Bell Pottinger exposed – what about those who briefed them? – Solly Moeng

CAPE TOWN — Celebrating the possible demise of Bell Pottinger for its shockingly cynical manipulation of South Africa’s racial dynamics means very little without full disclosure of who at Oakbay briefed them, the exact scope of their brief and who participated in the campaign. The devil is among us – not residing in the plush boardrooms of a London based PR
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August28

Guptas’ ‘sale’ of ANN7 to ex-spin doc Manyi a poisoned chalice – Moeng

CAPE TOWN — Blinded to his hypocrisy and short-sightedness in taking over the Gupta-owned propaganda television company ANN7, former Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS) chief, Mzwanele Jimmy Manyi, is on a hiding to nothing. That’s the opinion of an expert in brand reputation management, Solly Moeng, whose hard-hitting analysis on Fin24 recently sets you wondering whether Manyi has any
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August28

Manyi’s risky ANN7 move

THE world has become all too familiar with the phenomenon of money laundering, i.e. “the concealment of the origins of illegally obtained money, typically by means of transfers involving foreign banks or legitimate businesses” (Oxford Living Dictionaries).  However, it seems less familiar with a relatively new phenomenon of what I shall call “corporate reputation laundering”.
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