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  • END OF AN ERA: TICKETPRO DOME TO CLOSE

    It is with a heavy heart that RX Venue Management today announces that after 20 years of being the management company of South Africa’s largest multipurpose indoor arena, The Ticketpro Dome has now been sold by the owners, Sasol Pension Fund, to a third party which does not operate in the event space. This is […]

  • THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT EGYPT HAILED A SUCCESS GATHERING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS TO RECONNECT IN 2021

    The Big 5 Construct Egypt has concluded today having successfully provided a safe platform for the construction community to reconnect, revitalize business activities, and rebuild partnerships. The third edition was opened by Dr. Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, and enjoyed the support of the Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities, […]

  • NEW BOARD ANNOUNCED FOR AAXO

    This year’s AAXO AGM, on 30 June 2021, was opened to the broader industry of associate members and organiser members.  All stakeholders attending had the opportunity to review the work AAXO has been intensely engaged in this past year. The team revisited the multiple hybrid events, webinars, and campaigns that the Association has initiated or […]

  • DURBAN ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW HOST OF INTRA-AFRICAN TRADE FAIR (IATF2021)

    The second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021) has been rescheduled to take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 15 to 21 November 2021.  The Trade Fair was previously due to be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 8 to 14 December 2021. The decision to move the Trade Fair to Durban was made by the Advisory […]

  • REVISED COVID-19 OHS DIRECTION FOR WORKPLACES

    The Minister of Employment and Labour has published, in the Government Gazette, a new consolidated COVID-19 Direction on Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace (Revised OHS Direction). The Revised OHS Direction replaces the Direction that was published on 1 October 2020.  Click here to access a copy of the Revised OHS Direction which came […]

  • PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION FOR EVENT SAFETY OFFICERS GIVES CREDENCE TO THE PROFESSION

    SACIA’s Event Safety Council professional designations for Event Safety Officers were approved by the SAQA Board on 20 November 2020. The Event Safety Practitioner and Event Safety Professional designations require applicants to demonstrate their competence via a written exam and provide a Portfolio of Evidence supporting their claim. Five well-known industry experts achieved the Certified […]

  • MIKE LORD TAKES EVENTS INDUSTRY SAFETY STANDARD FORWARD AS CHAIR OF THE SABS TC264 COMMITTEE

    Mike Lord, a member of the SA Events Council, Managing Director of Alliance Safety Management and Interim Chair for the Event Safety Council (a Special Interest Group under the South Africa Communications Industries Association, SACIA), has been appointed Chair of the TC264 committee at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). The TC264 is a […]

  • TRANSFORMING & DEVELOPING TOWNSHIP EVENT BUSINESS INDUSTRY

    Although regulations and restrictions around events in South Africa have deeply affected Tourism, MICE, Cultural and Entertainment, Public sessions, Business Events, Sporting fixtures and more; in the Townships, there is still a steady hum of smaller events happening under the oversight of the Township Events Business Council SA (TEBCO). TEBCO-SA is one of the 14 […]

  • REED EXHIBITIONS UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY AND POSITIONING

    Reed Exhibitions announced on Thursday, 10 June its evolution to RX, with a refreshed visual identity and updated brand positioning. Building on its flagship events business, the company is leveraging its capabilities in data and technology to create all year-round communities that support businesses and help their customers to grow. Hugh Jones, RX CEO, commented: […]

  • PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA’S SELF-GENERATION ANNOUNCEMENT “BOLD BUT NECESSARY” SAYS ENLIT AFRICA CONTENT DIRECTOR

    Highlights of leading event programme that gathered industry’s finest this week “President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that the cap on self-generation without a licence will be raised to 100MW is a bold, but necessary, move by the President and the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy,” says Claire Volkwyn, the content director of Enlit Africa, which […]

  • THE EVENT SAFETY COUNCIL REMAINS COMMITTED TO CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR EVENTS ACROSS THE BUSINESS, SPORT, AND ENTERTAINMENT SECTORS

    Although the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic brought the live events industry to a virtual standstill, the past 15 months have been busier than ever for SACIA’s Events Safety Council. The Council is an association of event safety specialists and event safety companies providing event safety solutions for the South African event sector. It is […]

  • AAXO GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY 2021

    On Tuesday, June 2, AAXO participated in the sixth Global Exhibitions Day (#GED2021), an initiative put together by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. GED takes place on the first Wednesday of June each year with the aim of increasing the visibility of the Exhibition Industry regionally as well as on a global […]

  • SUPPORTING THE PATH TO RECOVERY: AFRICAN CONSTRUCTION & TOTALLY CONCRETE EXPO GO HYBRID

    As a significant contributor to the economic growth, recovery and transformation within Southern Africa’s construction industry, the African Construction & Totally Concrete Expo’s exceptional focus on buyer and seller engagements has cemented its place in the construction sector’s diary. The Ticketpro Dome is excited to host a hybrid event that will bring live and digital […]

  • ENERGY MINISTER MANTASHE AT ENLIT AFRICA: “ENERGY SECURITY AT CENTRE OF RECOVERY”

    Longstanding energy platform gathers industry South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe says energy security is at the centre of the country’s Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, “with a requirement of reliable, affordable and clear energy sources, as well as long-term sustainable jobs.” During this morning’s opening session of Enlit Africa, taking […]

  • HOSPITALITY SKILLS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    The recent SITE Skills Retention in Hospitality virtual conference highlighted the radical loss of talent and experience our industry is suffering, as a direct result of COVID-19 restrictions. On the one hand this is a terrible blow for the industry, but on the other, this opens up the doors for new talent to spread their […]

  • REED EXHIBITIONS AFRICA WELCOMES NEW EVENTS DIRECTOR TO FAME

    Reed Exhibitions Africa is delighted to welcome Judith (Judy) Goddard, named the new Event Director of FAME Week Africa taking place in the beautiful Host City of Cape Town from 12 – 14 September 2021. Founder and director of creative events agency Masiwela, Judy has a passion for events, people and working on creative, collaborative […]

  • EXHIBITING STRENGTH AFTER UNCERTAINTY

    The Association of African Exhibition Organisers’ (AAXO), collective concern over the past year switched rapidly from shock to actively seeking solutions within the largely uncertain parameters of Covid-19. Reigniting the events industry is vital for its impact on networking and lead generation for the many brands and products that rely on the engagement and exposure […]

  • #TRUSTUS_GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE SOUTH AFRICA:

    Confidence starts with the individual. Our industry needs key individuals at decision making level to #TrustUS as we build recovery for the business events and exhibition industry. What has not passed is the uncertainty, severe limitations and restrictions that are compromising our industry’s survival and pathway to recovery. The business conditions remain challenging, and in […]

  • THE NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM CELEBRATES SPORTING GREATS WITH LAUNCH OF NEW STATE-OFTHE-ART MUSEUM

    The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium officially opened its innovative and interactive Sports Museum at a launch ceremony on Wednesday, 26 May in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Sports Museum facility which is host to various artefacts, memorabilia and great sporting moments was received with awe and applause from our city leaders, tourism bodies, media and sporting […]

  • HYDROGEN, FINANCING THE ENERGY TRANSITION AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN FOCUS AT HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS AT ENLIT AFRICA NEXT MONTH

    Can Africa carve out a role for itself in the burgeoning hydrogen market? How do cities climate proof their energy sectors and water systems? Where will the funding come from for the 5Ds of the energy transition? These are just some of the pertinent questions and topics up for discussion during the upcoming Enlit Africa, […]

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