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PR experts believe that, whatever the extent of a brand's crisis, you can recover if you handle it correctly. Both KPMG and McKinsey failed - something social media capitalised on, writes Tonya Khoury.
Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde says despite resilience, the Western Cape Province and the City of Cape Town must work decisively to maintain their brands as a city and as a province.
State capture under former president Jacob Zuma was so bad that even leaders from other governments had to defer to the Gupta family to get Zuma's ear, says Business Leadership SA's Themba Maseko.
Brand SA needs more Thuli Madonselas instead of hordes of obsequious political deployees who put the party first, says Solly Moeng.
Solly Moeng looks at reputation speed traps to watch out for in 2016 after a nightmarish 2015.
Compromising the rules of the game and the institutions meant to administer them is eroding SA's trustworthiness as a national brand, says Solly Moeng.
Brand reputation adviser Solly Moeng looks at the Nigeria debacle and finds MTN could have done much more to show that it takes its stakeholders seriously.
SA businesses need to note that the values they preach at home have to be replicated in other African markets, writes Solly Moeng.
It may be time to launch a contest to find a totally new national anthem that will finally bring all South Africans together, says Solly Moeng.
Volkswagen offers a brand journey that has seen the worst and the best, says Solly Moeng.
The image of SA Inc cannot be separated from Africa’s brand image, says Solly Moeng as he discusses highlights from the recent Brand Summit South Africa.
Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng says South Africans must take economic inequality and the land question seriously, if they want the country to become respected and prosperous.
Because countries are also brands, they have to think very carefully before they choose leaders to embody what they want to stand for, at home and abroad, says Solly Moeng.
As for companies, SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand promise and invitation, says Solly Moeng.
Misplaced emotional appeals cannot provide a sound base for building a solid corporate reputation, says Solly Moeng.
Why has there been such a spontaneous and universal outpouring of solidarity with the terror attack victims in the French capital, asks Solly Moeng.
It's clear that someone at the top has been aware of looming fines and past transgressions and it's time to punish the guilty party, says Solly Moeng.
It is impossible to keep a lid on lies and cheating, says customer service expert Aki Kalliatis following the VW fallout.
Nation building doesn’t just happen through song and dance - SA's iconic heritage brands form an overarching structure that makes us one big family, says Solly Moeng.
Solly Moeng ponders press freedom and the vital role of the media in a democracy.
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