Fak'ugesi Festival

Digital Creation in Africa and Worldwide

A Fak’ugesi Festival Feature Dubbed a virtual celebration of African Digital Creativity, the 2020 Fak’ugesi Festival ran from 20 October – 20 November.  With over 40 workshops, exhibitions and networking events to choose from, we zeroed-in on one panel that engaged key players within the digital creation community and explored how this community changed in 2020. “The pixel is a …

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Music and innovation

Kings of the Jingle

A Hive Member Spotlight As a creator, it’s easy to get so focused on one side of “the industry” that you lose sight of other business models or opportunities. This month’s Member Business Spotlight looks at a group of musicians who chose to operate in a rather uncommon part of the music industry. Lindani, Sipho and Mpumelelo provide ‘sound design’ …

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Let’s talk about advertising on ‘The Facebook’

A Hive Network Knowledge Session Whether it’s “sponsored” posts or pages suggested for you, a lot of content we never sign up for has a way of ending up on our timelines. Some of this content may go as far as telling us which of our “friends” have already liked the brand or product being promoted. Photo by cottonbro from …

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Vukawanele!

A Hive Member Spotlight. As one of the platforms that managed to stay active throughout lockdown, we have an idea of how agonizing it would be to read another ‘Business during COVID’ article. That being said, our latest member spotlight focuses on a business that managed to survive and even grow while entire industries were sinking. “ We help our …

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Smart Business in the time of eCommerce

A Hive Member Spotlight SmartSentials offers you everyday essential items and food products that promote healthy living. “There’s a lot of money in the streets.” – Lebohang Likhojane, Founder SmartSentials began as a Fresh Produce stall aside a busy road somewhere in the Free State. Using some of his savings, Lebo Likhojane established the business with a group of friends. While wrapping …

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Your Mother’s House:

A Hive Creative Entrepreneur Spotlight Contrary to what you may have heard; life is literally a group project. The environment we live in, the air we breathe and so many aspects of human life depend on the collective responsibility we have to each other and future generations. Environmental issues like the litter that decorates our cities, don’t just “add to …

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5 Marketing Points in 5 minutes

Besides business tools and bottom lines, the other Baader-Meinhof themes within our content have probably been marketing and branding. With so many modern consumers having access to so much media, the modern brand is so vain that every word, every look & each nuance has to be crafted and packaged as part of the brand’s “experience”. In our ‘Marketing & …

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A love letter to accountants everywhere

Sonke we love money, plus we all understand how important making money is to our sense of value and overall well being (ever heard of “net worth”?). In business especially, our finances essentially define our company’s performance over any given period. “ When it comes to our financials; we shouldn’t be putting out fires. Ideally, our books should help us …

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Talk that Tint talk!

A Hive Creative Business Spotlight While we’re no stranger to throwing parties, you’re more likely to know The Hive for our “conversation” or “discussion” type events. As a space for creative entrepreneurs, our talks may feature anything from startup-focused topics, to promotional events and the occasional burning topics. With a number of events hosted together, one of our close collaborators …

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