Sit down with Heather Moore and Laura Turok of Skinny laMinx over coffee and date balls in a buzzing Cape Town café. Heather’s textile brand (named after her Siamese cat!) is a gorgeous Cape Town success story of a small female-owned and run business that’s grown to be massively popular with fans and customers around the world. We absolutely love her patterned tea towels and her new Colour Pop Pillows, which complete her range of Palette + Print scatter cushions.
Friends, business partners and occasional housemates, Carla Erasmus and Christa Botha met each other through mutual friends at a braai one Friday night in 2014. Less than a week later they had established Bofred – the name a quirky combination of Christa’s surname and Carla’s second name, Frederika – a boutique art, furniture and design business based in Cape Town.
Meet Karike Norval. Foodie, business owner and koeksister lady with a secret affinity for the graphs in her business spreadsheets!
Strategy is a great word. It’s one of those mid-weight ones that can effortlessly be thrown into discussions to take it up just that notch or two.
But dig a little deeper and it soon becomes apparent that there is a lot of uncertainty around what strategy, and content strategy in particular, really means.
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare famously asked. But that was hundreds of years ago. Perhaps the more prevalent question today is “what’s in a logo?”
The University of Stellenbosch Business School’s We Read For You event is a forum where a highly rated book of topical interest is read by an industry thought leader and presented freely to interested parties.
On Friday, 7 August 2015 Di Charton reviewed the book Disrupting Digital Business: Create an Authentic Experience in the Peer-to-Peer Economy by R Wang. Wang is the CEO of Constellation Research, a consultancy that brings “Silicon Valley insights to global leaders”.