• Apr. 24 2020
  • Letswalo Marobane

Ward 73 councillor on the ground daily supporting constituents

The importance of ward councillors is consistently overlooked. We blame them for the poor delivery of services but fail to praise when they do good. This week I was fortunate enough to interview Ward 73 DA councillor, Eleonor Hugget, who has thrown her energy into supporting needy families and individuals in her ward.

  • Jun. 11 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

House of Ninja to perform at Vogue Nights Jozi

This year, Vogue Nights Jozi (VNJ) celebrates its one-year anniversary in redefining South African queer culture into inclusive and intersectional spaces. VNJ is an event for the queer community and a movement that is redefining culture, shifting norms and reimagining Johannesburg’s nightlife scene to allow diverse freedom of expression through dance, music, art and community.

In celebration of VNJ’s anniversary, the French Institute of South Africa announced that it invited famous French dancer, Lasseindra Ninja and DJ Monique, both from the House of Ninja in Paris, to participate in the inclusive and intersectional nightlife project.

  • Jun. 11 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

The Box Shop celebrates youth on the rise

Vilakazi Street will be abuzz as food and art lovers alike, artisans and entrepreneurs descend upon the annual Box Shop June 16 Food Market on Youth Day. With the powerful backing by American Express, The Box Shop will be celebrating its second year of the partnership. The lifestyle and retail initiative offers a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by reaching markets beyond their social influence.

The food market will feature 22 stalls operated by young entrepreneurs. Out of the 22 stalls, 12 will be dedicated to food from African-inspired traditional cuisines, hot authentic beverages, a display and showcase of local wines and ready to eat products. The remaining 10 stalls will be dedicated to fashion, accessories and jewellery products.

American Express will set up all 22 suppliers with Pocket Point-of-Sale (POS) devices at no cost to enable the youth-owned SMEs to transact with ease.

  • May. 14 2018
  • Ayanda Khuzwayo

Herman Mashaba highlights Joburg's achievements during his state of the nation Address

Johannesburg Executive mayor Herman Mashaba  announced on Thursday that a Job seeker's database set to replace Jozi@work would be launched. 

"Our new opportunity centre will house the City's soon-to-be-launched work seeekers' database, which will effectiely replace Jozi@work and do away with middlemen determining access to those opportunities," said Mashaba. 

  • Jul. 19 2017
  • Talitha Hlaka

Mandela Day

The Indigo New Media team took off to spend their Mandela day with Nazareth House in Yeoville this past Tuesday. The plan was to spend 67 minutes with the old age home and hospice; 67 minutes that turned into hours. The pleasure and absolute joy in giving back :)

  • Jun. 9 2017
  • Talitha Hlaka

Johannesburg is entering a new phase in its life

"I’ve made a watershed decision in the life of my company, Ornico. I have moved our headquarters from Sandton to Johannesburg’s City Centre. Several considerations guided my decision, ranging from the practical to the ideological. I have no doubt that one day, in the not too distant future, Johannesburg will feature prominently in global lists as a great place to invest in, to work in, and to live in". Says Oresti Patricios, CEO of the OrnicoGroup 

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  • May. 16 2017
  • Talitha Hlaka

Keep calm and love South Africa

Apologies for the delay in getting this blog written. I had promised myself that my next blog – this one – would be upbeat and positive. And it took me this long to reach this positive outlook. With thanks to my MD and friend, Janice Scheckter, who said, ’the beginning of the end has begun’. And she is right. Even if the end only comes in 2019, the end is in sight.  

  • May. 12 2017
  • Talitha Hlaka

Hey entrepreneur, have you had your crisis of faith … this week?

Beaten down and broken? Come back fighting. Entrepreneur, the gurus are right – plan, prepare for success, do the hard work, take on the problems, including underestimated budgets and the multitude of little and huge failures. It’s never an easy path, but to achieve anything worthwhile, never is.

  • May. 12 2017
  • Talitha Hlaka

While most of us expect a 5% or no increase in salary this year …

Sunday, February 26 dawned, and no surprise for us South Africans. The Sunday Times headlines exposed yet another corruption debacle at a state-owned enterprise. Collins Letsoalo, acting CEO negotiated, demanded and pressurised officials at PRASA (Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa) to pay him a salary the previous disgraced CEO earned – a cool R3,5 million a year. An increase of 350%! Oh yes, and just in case that was not enough – throw in a personal chauffeur for him as well.