South African rooibos IP innovation to be presented at WIPO congress in Geneva

The extensive trademarks and patents protecting two of South Africa’s unique botanical treasures, namely Rooibos and Honeybush, has caught the attention of the international community where the Minister of Home Affairs, the Honourable, Malusi Gigaba has been invited to deliver a keynote address at this year’s 56th General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).


Competitions Commission raids container operators for alleged price fixing

According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ: 29 September 2016) South Africa’s Competition Commission SACC) has carried out search and seizure operations at the local offices of five of the world’s biggest shipping lines, while investigating price-fixing claims. The regulator has raided the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal offices of the five companies under investigation.


LaunchLab 'Ideas Pitching Platform' open

The ATTACQ Retail Ideas Programme Pitching Platform has kick-started on participating campuses around the country; Stellenbosch University (SU), The University of Western Cape (UWC), The University of Cape Town (UCT), The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), The University of Johannesburg (UJ), WITS University, The University of Kwa – Zulu Natal and The University of Pretoria.


SA’s ad industry must not regress to using outmoded digital metrics for ROI

South Africa’s advertising landscape is still experiencing the reverberations of years of consolidation that saw global networks snap up some of the country’s leading agencies. One effect is that traditional agencies are being pushed by their new international owners to get more serious about online advertising and to position themselves as full-service consultancies.

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