We are delighted to announce that the inaugural Top 16 Youth-Owned Brands Awards (YOBA) have agreed on sponsorship with MTN, a South African multinational mobile
Intel announced the world’s fastest mobile processor, bringing its performance hybrid architecture to mobile platforms for the first time with new 12th Gen Intel Core
There have been a lot of changes in the digital space. It is without a doubt there is still more to come. With artificial intelligence,
A lot of people have been confused about what NFT is. It’s hard to pin point what it does, is it a crypto currency? Is
The beginning of a new year ushers in new beginnings for many. Year planners have been purchased and planning has began, iIt is important to
We have seen a lot of sudden changes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The digital space has been one place where a lot
Since being introduced in Mzansi in 2018 , Spotify has exposed talent in the country to different parts of the world. Spotify Wrapped shows users
Tshimologong Innovation Hub celebrated 5 years of making dreams come true this past week. It was only fitting that the night is kickstarted with a
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct has reached an impressive milestone. This year marks five years of the precinct providing innovative and technology-based solutions to problems affecting
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
Everyone is talking about the new iPhone 13. The Apple event took place recently and sent social media abuzz. This is not unexpected because everyone
Everyone wants wants a phone that makes them stand out from the crowd. Huawei has two of the best affordable phones coming in hot right.
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 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.
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.
28 May is International Burger Day, celebrate it by visiting these local burger joints in Johannesburg.
An updated Range Rover Velar with new infotainment technology, new design features and a choice of five powertrains including an electric plug-in hybrid option is now available in South Africa.
Space Salad Studios is a startup Indie Game Development Studio which was established in 2019 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Space Salad Studios was founded by Thabo Tsolo, Rethabile Koma and Wandile Matsebula.
In an effort to celebrate the country’s diverse cultures and languages as well as to connect authentically with South African customers, Volkswagen has produced its first-ever television and digital advertisements in isiZulu.
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.
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.
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.
Colgate South Africa has announced the launch of its new Naturals toothpaste range packaged in the company’s first recyclable plastic tube, in a recycled carton box.
Holly Rey, Sjava, and Kwiish SA will be headlining Africa’s very first virtual HUAWEI Music Sessions, which is set to take place on Friday, 23 April 2021. This exciting, free, online event will offer music fans an opportunity to watch their favourite artists do what they do best – perform.
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 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.
The fifth edition of Digital Lab Africa, the first mentorship and incubation program for African creatives in innovative and digital content, has launched its next call for applications.
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.
Vaai.co – car accident cover on demand. Just like airtime, you buy the cover you can afford only when you need it and you recharge when you need to.
This week sees the launch of a new series and initiative from CNN that shines a spotlight on the art of visual storytelling and, in the process, supports up-and-coming talented filmmakers.
A small selection of the Range Rover SVR and SV Autobiography models will now be available in 8 new Mzansi-inspired colours. The colours are given unique South African-inspired names.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Once upon a time in Mzansi, “driving” a 2 series meant that you didn’t have a car and you were a “journey walker”. Today, driving
The Opel Combo Life 1.6 Turbo Diesel is probably the most versatile car that I have ever driven. It is perfectly fit for purpose, particularly
Acoustic Star Events is giving anyone who books their events’ technical services free fogging of the venue before and after they host an event. South
There are wars you create, and there are some wars you find yourself in. But there are some wars that will never end (at bars
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
As the fight against Covid-19 continues, more and more brands are announcing their donations. Nestlé is also one of those brands that are making a
We are on Week 2 of the national lockdown and most of us haven’t been driving our cars since the lockdown began. Just like many
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)
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
South Africa’s largest flower and gifting service has teamed up with the country’s leading B2B fresh foods wholesaler and distributor, Fruitspot to bring consumers safe
I got to spend a week with the expressive Peugeot 108 Active. Although, it built for the city the Peugeot is also capable on a
Volkswagen has taken the first step in its journey towards electric mobility in South Africa through the launch of the e-Golf pilot project. The e-Golf
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
Amazon makes history as the first brand to exceed US$200 billion value mark and retains title of world’s most valuable brand for the third consecutive
The Hyundai Motor Company and Uber have announced a partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a
Bridgestone South Africa has become the first local manufacturer to produce 19-inch tyres, thanks to an investment in new technology at its Brits facility. The
Africa’s first permanent FQ Lounge-the Home of Equality opens in Johannesburg to support female entrepreneurs
On the first day of this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, South Africa’s first permanent FQ Lounge-the Home of Equality at an innovation
The South African public healthcare system is in shambles. We often hear of cases of patients being ill-treated by nurses in hospitals and in other
I must admit, of all the Suzuki cars that I have driven thus far the Jimny takes the cup. Best believe it when they say
Yesterday, my love for the BMW brand was reignited at the BMW Driving Experience in Swartkops Raceway thanks to Bridgestone. I got a rare opportunity
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
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
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
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
Momentum Short Term Insurance has boosted its safety offerings for customers with the introduction of Safety Alert, an innovative emergency panic button linked to armed
On Tuesday 10n September Apple announced the new iPhone 11. It is Apple’s next generation of iPhones. The new iPhone 11 comes in six new
I got to ignite the streets with the Suzuki IGNIS GLX 1.2 MT this past week. The IGNIS was the third Suzuki I reviewed this
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
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
The much anticipated new generation of the Mazda3 has finally been in launched in South Africa. The new Mazda3 is a combination of beautiful designs
Social media has fundamentally impacted how brands communicate with their customers and many South African marketers are still grappling with this fact. Whether it is
If there is one car that I reviewed this year which turned many heads it has to be the new Nissan Micra Acenta. In fact,
Mahindra South Africa has launched an innovative pre-booking opportunity to help manage the high levels of interest in its upcoming XUV300 compact SUV. Launched this week,
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 all-new Mazda3 has captured the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” prize at the 2019 Red Dot product design awards. Southern Africa launch timing
If there is one car brand that I have a strong affinity to is Datsun. My uncle used to own the 1982 Datsun Stanza SSS
Messe Frankfurt South Africa, organizers of the Photo & Video Experience, has announced a premiere partnership with one of the world’s most prestigious motoring brands
In the second half of the year, Volkswagen will introduce its first compact SUV to the model line-up. The T-Cross will join the Tiguan and
Nedbank has become the first South African bank to incorporate a lifestyle enhancing virtual assistant into its banking app. It added two new features into
azda Motor Corporation made the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV. As a new core
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 is celebrating three decades of Vitara success with the introduction of a refreshed model range, with an even more generous helping of creature comforts.
In 2019 OPEL is celebrating 120 years of automotive production, and thereby 120 years full of innovations for car lovers around the globe! The Opel
New Range Rover Evoque recreates iconic road signs to showcase all-terrain capability and smart tech
Land Rover has brought a series of well-known road signs to life as part of a unique urban capability test for the New Range Rover
Mobile phone giant – Samsung Unpacked the much anticipated Samsung S10 range in Sandton, Johannesburg. A lot was speculated about how the S10 range is
For the first time in 15 years, Toyota has revealed a new-generation Quantum van and bus range with advanced safety features, powerful new engines, enhanced
This past seven days I got to understand why the Suzuki Swift won the best Budget Car award at the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. The car
Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has officially commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one
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
On Thursday, 24 January the fourth iteration of Cars.co.za Consumer Awards powered by Wesbank were hosted the Cars Consumer Awards at a star studded, red
22 year old South African born entrepreneur Tiisetso Mosholi launches “The Search Africa” which is Africa’s first purely digital music competition to be launched simultaneously
The Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV models were together named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the
After a decade in South Africa and with the success of models such as the Jimny, Ignis and Swift, Suzuki is now officially part of
Mazda Motor Corporation, working separately with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and JFE Steel Corporation, has developed the world’s first cold-stamped vehicle body parts
A new year always brings about new possibilities and opportunities. It gives us the opportunity to do away with the old and to introduce the
2018 is turning out to be a milestone year for Mahindra in South Africa. In May, the brand opened its first assembly facility in South
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 made its world premiere last Thursday at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully redesigned model will be rolled out to
Dalai Lama said, “once a year you need to travel to a place you’ve never been before”. I say once a year you need to
This is the first product review here on PatOnBrands.com and I would like to thank Sony for giving the platform the opportunity to review their
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
This is the first product review here on PatOnBrands.com and I would like to thank Sony for giving the platform the opportunity to review their
KFC launched an exciting new music website experience platform called SoundBite, designed for up-and-coming local artists, unsigned or those signed to their own record labels.
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
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