How KPMG and McKinsey tanked their reputations in a year

2018-07-16 06:00

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.

Cape brands suffered from Day Zero, De Lille fallout, officials admit

2018-05-04 22:18

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.

Guptas' hold on Zuma even affected heads of state - BLSA leader

2018-05-03 19:54

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.

Who’s in charge of SA’s country reputation?

2016-03-16 07:18

Brand SA needs more Thuli Madonselas instead of hordes of obsequious political deployees who put the party first, says Solly Moeng.

SA's five deadly sins

2015-12-30 07:35

Solly Moeng looks at reputation speed traps to watch out for in 2016 after a nightmarish 2015.

The high price of impunity

2015-12-02 06:59

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.

What could MTN have done differently?

2015-11-10 14:44

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.

Corporate values sans frontières

2015-10-28 06:20

SA businesses need to note that the values they preach at home have to be replicated in other African markets, writes Solly Moeng.

Does SA need a new national anthem?

2015-09-30 07:30

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.

VW: a long climb back to brand stardom

2015-09-23 07:51

Volkswagen offers a brand journey that has seen the worst and the best, says Solly Moeng.


South Africa: A journey towards sustainable recovery

2018-05-09 06:01

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.

Racial divisions must be addressed to protect SA's reputation - Mogoeng

2018-05-03 22:11

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.

Brand SA needs strong, credible leadership

2017-03-23 05:02

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.

Is SA really open for business?

2016-02-10 07:16

As for companies, SA needs to go clean up its act to deliver on its brand promise and invitation, says Solly Moeng.

Welcome to the real world, Skywise!

2015-12-23 07:27

Misplaced emotional appeals cannot provide a sound base for building a solid corporate reputation, says Solly Moeng.

Solidarity with Paris

2015-11-18 07:45

Why has there been such a spontaneous and universal outpouring of solidarity with the terror attack victims in the French capital, asks Solly Moeng.

Heads must roll at MTN

2015-11-04 06:19

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.

No company is untouchable any more

2015-10-02 09:51

It is impossible to keep a lid on lies and cheating, says customer service expert Aki Kalliatis following the VW fallout.

Heritage brands: a journey down memory lane

2015-09-25 13:54

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.

Media in the media

2015-09-16 07:04

Solly Moeng ponders press freedom and the vital role of the media in a democracy.

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