What Bo-Kaap heritage status means for the community

The uphill battle against gentrification is not over yet and hard work lies ahead to preserve the area’s heritage. This was the view of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers' Association after the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday night declared that 19 areas in Bo-Kaap would be granted heritage status.  The process … Continue reading "What Bo-Kaap heritage status means for the community"

Bo-Kaap residents urged to assist SAPS with info on stabbing

The police are urging Bo-Kaap community members to come forward with any information that could lead to tracking down the suspect responsible for stabbing a French woman in Bo Kaap earlier this week. The suspect was caught on the City's CCTV cameras stabbing and robbing the victim. He can be seen stabbing her in the … Continue reading "Bo-Kaap residents urged to assist SAPS with info on stabbing"

Stern warning to employers not to prevent workers from voting

African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has warned employers not to prevent their workers from voting in next week’s general election. This follows reports that some companies may try to stop workers from making their mark on May eighth. Addressing a Workers’ Day rally in Clermont in the west of Durban, Ramaphosa says government … Continue reading "Stern warning to employers not to prevent workers from voting"

HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs

Chinese police are using a mobile app to store data on 13 million ethnic minority Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang province, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has revealed. The app, known as the Integrated Joint Operations Platform, is being used to store information from the height and weight of individuals to facial recognition scans. … Continue reading "HRW: China using mobile app for surveillance of Uighurs"

Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club

Reclaim the City used Workers’ Day to step up their campaign for access to affordable housing near Cape Town’s city centre. The housing activist group occupied a lawn belonging to the Atlantic Green Point Bowling Club on Wednesday morning. The activists also constructed a wall made of concrete blocks, measuring about six metres in length … Continue reading "Housing activists occupy Green Point bowling club"

Maduro announces ‘Day of Dialogue’ to rectify mistakes, addresses crowds on May Day

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a “day of dialogue” to be held over the weekend, in an effort to fix some of the mistakes his government has made “since the Revolution.” Addressing a crowd in Caracas during the International Labor Day celebrations, the president accused the US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido of trying to … Continue reading "Maduro announces ‘Day of Dialogue’ to rectify mistakes, addresses crowds on May Day"

Fourth industrial revolution must not disadvantage workers: Fedusa

The fourth industrial revolution has been targeted as a problem by many labour federations, said Fedusa as it marked Workers’ Day. Fedusa’s acting general secretary, Riefdah Ajam says they will strive to prevent any retrenchments due to the fourth industrial revolution. She addressed workers at a Workers’ Day event held in Mthatha in the Eastern … Continue reading "Fourth industrial revolution must not disadvantage workers: Fedusa"

Assange extradition process is ‘life & death’ for him and for journalism itself – WikiLeaks’ editor

The lengthy sentence incurred by Julian Assange for skipping bail has caused “shock and outrage,” WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson has said, adding that the real fight for him and journalism as a whole lies ahead. The founder of WikiLeaks was slapped with a 50-week jail term –over his having skipped bail– by a UK court … Continue reading "Assange extradition process is ‘life & death’ for him and for journalism itself – WikiLeaks’ editor"

Athletics SA left dumbfounded at CAS ruling on Semenya

Cape Town - Athletics South Africa (ASA) says it is "disappointed and shocked" at the Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision to uphold the new International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. The decision by CAS means that women with elevated testosterone will have to take suppressive treatment … Continue reading "Athletics SA left dumbfounded at CAS ruling on Semenya"

Astronomers ‘gobsmacked’ by black hole so powerful it’s dragging space behind it

An enormous black hole sitting some 8,000 light years from Earth has such a powerful gravitational pull that as it moves it’s literally dragging nearby space along with it, according to new research. Black hole V404 Cygni, an incredible nine times bigger than the sun, is drawing in material from a companion star. As the … Continue reading "Astronomers ‘gobsmacked’ by black hole so powerful it’s dragging space behind it"

Victory for Bo-Kaap as 19 sites granted heritage status

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced that 19 historical places in Bo-Kaap would finally be declared as national heritage sites. The minister made the announcement at the Bo Kaap Civic Centre as residents gathered in their numbers. Chairperson of the Bo Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association Osman Shabodien said nothing can describe the … Continue reading "Victory for Bo-Kaap as 19 sites granted heritage status"

Sudan protesters defiant as army warns ‘no more chaos’

Sudanese protest leaders have called for a mass rally amid mounting tensions over the composition of a joint civilian-military council to run the country following the removal of Sudan's longtime ruler, Omar al-Bashir. In a statement on Tuesday, the political parties and movements behind the months-long anti-government protests urged supporters to gather for a "million-strong march" on … Continue reading "Sudan protesters defiant as army warns ‘no more chaos’"

A call for national protest against fuel price increases

The People Against Petrol and Paraffin Increases (PAPPI) has called for South Africans to hold a national protest against fuel price increases by voting out the current government. Fuel prices are set to go up by 54-cents a litre for 93 and 95 octane unleaded petrol on Wednesday. Diesel will go up by 1 cents a litre … Continue reading "A call for national protest against fuel price increases"

SA begins seven day mourning period for flood victims

Wednesday begins a seven day mourning period for the victims of floods that ravaged the country last week. At least 70 people were killed in Kwazulu-Natal and 10 people in the Eastern Cape. Housing infrastructure was also destroyed after torrential rains lashed the two provinces. President Cyril Ramaphosa has instructed that the national flag fly at … Continue reading "SA begins seven day mourning period for flood victims"

Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid ‘attempted coup’

Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of the Venezuelan capital Tuesday, spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro – who said he had defeated an attempted coup. An apparently carefully planned attempt by Guaido to demonstrate growing military support disintegrated into rioting as palls of black … Continue reading "Rioting breaks out in Venezuela amid ‘attempted coup’"

The positive shift in branding

Branding has been undergoing a shift over the past few years, and is starting to move towards a more personal, connective state. A brand represents everything about a business: what it is, what it produces, what values it stands for and what people it employs. Brands are becoming more human as time progresses. So many … Continue reading “The positive shift in branding”

By Jade Williams on 8th April 2016 • Branding

The origin of the word brand

The first definition of “brand” is the name given to a product or service from a specific source.  Used in this sense, “brand” is similar to the current meaning of the word “trademark.” More than a century ago, cattle ranchers used branding irons to indicate which animals were theirs. As the cattle moved across the plains … Continue reading “The origin of the word brand”

Introducing SmartHalo: Smarthalo transforms any bicycle into a smartphone-powered smart vehicle

SmartHalo is a bluetooth device that connects to your phone and gets attached to your bicycles handlebars. SmartHalo is making navigation safer by guiding you to your destination without you having to look at you smartphone along the way. This video shows why this novelty is an imperative step in navigational history.