The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
Country brand monitoring would mean SA is not left on the backfoot, having to explain itself, when it should be focusing on developing an inclusive economy, says Solly Moeng.
Solly Moeng takes a look at respected personalities brought in to clean up following political and corporate scandals. Can their personal brands inspire trust where organisations failed?
South Africa was once an easy sell; it almost sold itself. If it wants to attract investment, it's going to have to polish its reputation - hard, writes Solly Moeng.
KPMG has welcomed regulatory body IRBA's plan to review its turnaround strategy, saying it “acknowledges that failings at the firm have contributed to adverse perceptions about the audit profession”.
South Africa’s brand reputation is going one way, and that’s downwards, says brand reputation expert Solly Moeng.
Keep the tone positive and propose a solution.
A brand or influencer can ruin their reputation with just one thoughtless word or social media post, as actress Sashi Naidoo recently discovered.
There is still "a deep reservoir of goodwill" towards South Africa in the rest of the world, but it has been severely tested, says a communication strategist.
Whatever one's opinion of Capitec, there is much about Viceroy that triggers alarm bells of an attempt to provoke market panic, even if not to short and distort, says Gwen Ngwenya.
Palesa Madumo, the executive director of strategy at Vuma Reputation Management, talks about the importance of business reputations in today’s fast-moving, social-media-dominated world
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