Phone with TikTok emblem on screen

How to setup TikTok for business

What is it that your brand wants to achieve? Is it engagements, brand promotion, or sales? Whatever the case may be, TikTok has the best

Uncle Vinny MTN Pulse

4 Cool things you must know about MTN Pulse

Affordable data has always been a challenge for many people to access. Young people, especially students struggle with this a lot. Cheaper bundles are usually

Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6 Review and Giveaway

Huawei has once again launched a spectacular product – the Huawei Band 6. It’s a smart wearable device that caters for almost every lifestyle, whether you a tech-savvy person and/or a fitness and wellness bunny like me you will find the device very useful.

6 South African Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasting has taken the world by storm, especially since 2020 when we were all locked down in our homes. While some people looked to TikTok for a creative outlet, we also saw some new podcasts come up while some much-loved ones got new listeners.

What brands should know about image and video SEO.

For brands to achieve maximum online visibility of their products and services, they need to optimise their website and refine and implement an effective search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy for their visual content.

The fast-paced innovative world of hackathons

A hackathon is an event that brings together students and professionals from different skilled backgrounds for a project. It is focused on solving real-life problems and also gives students first-hand experience on what to expect in the workplace.

One Spark

When game changers unite to create a better South Africa

OneSpark is re-inventing insurance and doing everything they can to create a better future for all South Africans, is proud and excited to announce Siya Kolisi & Lungi Ngidi as their brand ambassadors to be a part of the growing OneSpark family facilitated by Roc Nation Sports.

Locating small misplaced items made easier with the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag

One brand that has transformed itself from basic to luxury is Samsung. A few years ago, the company made phones that were average, with nothing special beyond the design of the different ranges, that has since changed. The brand now competes neck-and-neck with the likes of Huawei and Apple.

YouTube As A Career : Pros & Cons

YouTube is definitely tempting as a career. You get access to a worldwide audience and also showcase your creativity. However, it is not all glitz and glam – not every channel receives millions of views and a successful YouTube career comes with many challenges.

How to build an app as a small business owner

Why businesses should consider having an App.

A brand that is active online is constantly at the top of the customer’s mind and an app compliments a business’ digital presence by giving your customers easy access to your products or services.

Top 3 selling car brands in South Africa.

According to a report by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South African (Naamsa) which was released early this year, the Toyota Hilux is the top-selling vehicle in the country, followed by the Volkswagen Polo Vivo, and taking up the third spot is the Ford ranger.

Simple rules to marketing.

Marketing is everything these days. You can have the most innovative product or compelling service, but if customers do not know you exist, or they don’t know how your product or service solves a real problem for them, your brand will fail. It is important for entrepreneurs to understand the basics of marketing right at the beginning.



Brand Africa founder, Thebe Ikalafeng, today announced the launch of the Africa Brand Leadership Academy (ABLA), the first Africa-focused specialist brand leadership academy aimed at sharpening the minds that build brands that build Africa.

Suzuki SUV

Suzuki’s top-selling compact SUV now in SA.

The Suzuki Vitara Brezza, a dynamic and well-specified SUV, lands in South Africa in GL and GLX specification and with the choice of manual or automatic transmission. It is available immediately at any of Suzuki’s 71 dealers.

How to identify fake news

Fake news is described as false or misleading information, presented as news. But how does one know if the information they have is misleading or indeed false?

Don’t miss the beat this lockdown with Huawei Music

Music was one of those things that lifted our spirits and helped carry us through the lows of 2020. And with a new year now upon us, music will continue to be our companion throughout 2021. As your favourite artists release their brand new hits, or if you just want to re-listen to some of your old favourites, you will be blasting your speakers and singing and dancing along to these amazing tunes.

Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo

#DriveWithPat Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo

The Suzuki Vitara 1.4 Turbo GLX is the seventh Suzuki I’ve reviewed. I’ve done Suzuki reviews from the Swift to the Ertiga. If you believe

Vodacom and MTN gets a slap

Digitise or Die

It is without a doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is having an immense impact on how we conduct our businesses today. Some (if not most)

#DriveWithPat: Citroën C5 AirCross

I got to spend a week with the Citroën’s flagship SUV, C5 AirCross. At first glance, the C5 Aircross looks robust and muscular. Its unique

Isuzu D-Max 250 Auto

Isuzu D-Max 250 Auto Launch

This week saw the launch of the new Isuzu D-Max Auto, and I was fortunate to attend the launch in the beautiful Mother City (Cape

Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GLX

#DriveWithPat: Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 GLX

Suzuki has once again been kind to us and this time around they allowed me to spend time with the gorgeous Ciaz 1.5 GLX (Checkout

Suzuki Ertiga

#DriveWithPat: Suzuki Ertiga

The folks at Suzuki have been kind enough to let us sample another of their vehicles, the Suzuki Ertiga. Before we get to the actual

Citroën is Back in South Africa

Citroën is back and it gets a Pat!

After a 3 year break, Citroën is back in the South African marketing like they never left. Citroen did a brand relaunch this week and

VW New Logo

VW unveils its brand-new logo

To reinvigorate the brand in time for a new era of mobility, Volkswagen unveiled its new logo and brand design at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Festival of Motoring

The Festival of Motoring 2019

The annual South African motoring extravaganza is back and bigger than ever before. The festival is in its fourth year and is proudly sponsored by


Nedbank reveals the secret behind Secrets

Secrets, a new short-form movie, was launched at a glittering premiere at NuMetro’s Hyde Park cinema today, where it was revealed that Nedbank is behind


Suzuki takes home two accolades at SA COTY

Suzuki beat all comers in the Lifestyle Utility and Urban Compact categories at last night’s 2019 AutoTrader South African Car of the Year Awards (COTY),

The brand-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross lands in SA

Boasting Mitsubishi’s unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the all-new Eclipse Cross offers a defiant new-genre coupé approach, fusing stylish design and functionality for trendy individuals

Suzuki Vitara upgraded for 2019 model year

Suzuki is celebrating three decades of Vitara success with the introduction of a refreshed model range, with an even more generous helping of creature comforts.  

Review: Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL

The Suzuki Dzire was known as Swift Dzire before Suzuki decided to make it its own model. An evolution that is quite symbolic in its

Cars Consumer Awards 2018/2019

On Thursday, 24 January the fourth iteration of Consumer Awards powered by Wesbank were hosted the Cars Consumer Awards at a star studded, red

New flagship FCA dealership opens in Sandton

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced the opening of a new flagship dealership in Gauteng. Fiat Chrysler Sandton, located on the corner of William Nicol and

The All-New Mazda3 revealed

The all-new Mazda3 made its world premiere last Thursday at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully redesigned model will be rolled out to

Pat Onbrands Review: Sony Xperia Xa1

This is the first product review here on and I would like to thank Sony for giving the platform the opportunity to review their

Pat on WhatsApp call

A call is a call-is-a-call-is-a-call? but no, to some people it’s not just a call. It depends on the platform from which the call is

Pat On Brands Review: Sony Xperia XA1

This is the first product review here on and I would like to thank Sony for giving the platform the opportunity to review their

Ford failed the Kuga way

Service and product failures are inevitable in business, irrespective of size and the nature of the business. The most important aspect of service and product

Golf R

Top 5 “Vrr Pha” Brands

The trending phrase during the 2015 festive season was “Ziright iGirls” meaning “are the girls okay?”. This phrase was used to make fun of the