Branding & Marketing

Why SA needs a country brand and reputation watchdog

South Africa needs an effective, proactive and permanent health monitoring mechanism for its country brand and image.  Country brand monitoring would mean SA is not left on the backfoot, having to explain itself, when it should be focusing on developing an inclusive economy. It is necessary given everything that has occurred over the past 25 [...]

2019-10-08T14:29:29+02:00May 1st, 2019|

SA could punch way above its weight in global negotiations

It is known internationally that most voters in other countries do not generally make their electoral choices based on the promises made to them on foreign policy. Even American voters - whose country’s global presence remains, arguably, more influential than most - are not always knowledgeable about the world beyond the borders of their country. [...]

2019-04-17T17:58:16+02:00April 17th, 2019|

KPMG did so much wrong. Now, it’s doing right

It is refreshing to see a recent article by the hugely respected Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu, now Executive Chairman of KPMG SA, frankly and openly acknowledging the effects of the reputation-damaging conduct by rogue auditors in the name of KPMG SA in recent years.  I like the fact that Nkuhlu was not simply ‘hastily generic’ in [...]

2019-09-29T11:01:03+02:00March 30th, 2019|

The economy of doing good

We should never forget. Residents from around KwaZulu-Natal yesterday paid their respects to former President Nelson Mandela who died in his home in Johannesburg on Wednesday night (05 December 2013).Hundreds of people descended on the iconic Mandela Capture Site outside Howick to pay their tributes and to lay flowers at the memorial. Mandela was [...]

2019-11-05T05:26:32+02:00March 27th, 2019|