first_imgRory Kavanagh with baby Zoe: Pic Joanne GillenDONEGAL footballer Rory Kavanagh is the proudest dad in the county – after his wife Kathryn gave birth to beautiful baby Zoe.The St Eunan’s club man is seen here beaming with pride with the new arrival.And what a beautiful little girl she is….in the arms of proud Auntie Alma.,PROUD DAD RORY KAVANAGH SHOWS OFF HIS NEW-BORN DAUGHTER ZOE was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2,Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window),baby daughterDonegal GAARory KavanaghSt EunansZoelast_img read more

Brand South Africa’s assessment of national perceptions reveal improved levels of pride and patriotism among South Africans

first_imgWith around 66% of the population under the age of 34, South Africa is one of the youngest countries in the world, which is why people are optimistic about prospects for future generations. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Johannesburg, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 – Brand South Africa today presented the outcomes of a range of research papers at a round table discussion hosted by PowerFM.  This was part of an ongoing research programme aimed at contextualising South Africa’s attractiveness as an inward destination for investment, tourism and skills.Download press releaseKey findings emerging from the National Perceptions Audit – one of Brand South Africa’s flagship research projects – indicate that South Africans are optimistic about prospects of future generations, with respondents reporting that the country has made the most progress over the last 10 years in fields of education, religious tolerance, public transportation infrastructure, housing and improved access to medical facilities and treatment thereof.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Research Dr Petrus de Kock said: “South Africans on the whole are extremely proud of the country and its achievements. Key concerns however, pertain to crime, corruption, and lack of employment opportunities. That being said – survey results also indicate that citizens want to focus on solutions and that South Africans are willing to take action, rather than wait for someone else.”The National Perceptions Audit also measured the levels of active citizenship and social cohesion among South Africans, and results reflect that there is a generally positive attitude towards fellow citizens and relatively high levels of social cohesion despite the income inequality and insufficient employment opportunities.Research reports that were presented for discussion at the roundtable included:Reports on South Africans being a united nation against the attacks on foreign nationals;Findings on levels of active citizenship and social cohesion;Results on evolving the Nation Brand identity through a collective heritage;Findings from the WEF Africa Research Seminar Report; andBrand optimism and Youth development findings from Brand South Africa’s Domestic Perceptions Research.The range of competitive and human development indicators that were studied and presented by Brand South Africa – together with international investor perceptions of the country provide building blocks that can effectively contribute to South Africa’s national competitiveness as outlined by the National Development Plan (NDP) which seeks to increase productivity, and thus improve living standards for South Africans.Dr. de Kock concluded: “The NDP can be seen as part of South Africa’s National Competitiveness Programme that identifies the key constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address the country’s socio-economic imbalances. It is important for South Africa to manage its reputation, to ensure the country is positively positioned internationally – because this improves the country’s competitiveness, which in turn will attract investment, business and trade which is tied to job creation.”Follow the conversation on  @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

Another win for South Africa: Terry Pheto awarded for movie role

first_imgAcclaimed South African actress Terry Pheto has won an award at the UK National Film Awards for her role in A United Kingdom.Terry Pheto wins the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017 for her role in A United Kingdom. (Image: Ana M Wiggins, Screengrab via Terry Pheto’s Instagram)Brand South Africa reporterSouth African actress Terry Pheto has added another accolade to her impressive acting career. Her latest win is the Best Supporting Actress award at the UK National Film Awards in London on 29 March 2017.Pheto won the award for her role as Naledi Khama in the movie, A United Kingdom.“Truly honoured and humbled by this incredible accolade,” the star wrote on her Instagram account. “Thank you #NationalFilmAwardsUK for the recognition.”Congrats to @TerryPheto voted #BestSupportingActress sponsored by @FIJIWater at the 3rd annual #NationalFilmAwardsUK— National Film Awards (@NATFilmAwards) April 3, 2017WINNER of #NationalFilmAwardsUK BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS award for #AUnitedKingdom @TerryPheto— Thula Sindi (@thulasindi) March 29, 2017A United KingdomThe movie, a biographical romantic drama, tells the story of the interracial marriage of Sir Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams Khama, played by David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, respectively.Watch:When the movie was released, Pheto told the Sowetan newspaper that it was an honour to work with such established actors.“To feature amongst the calibre of actors and actresses cast for this film and have my talent recognised by international casting agents and producers is humbling.“I’ve been an actor for 13 years now and every day I work on honing my craft and becoming a better actress and to get jobs such as this one definitely proves hard work pays off,” Terry said.Victory celebratedHer win was celebrated on social media platforms, with congratulatory messages flooding Pheto’s [email protected] @TerryPheto Congratulations Ms Pheto!!??Continuously flying the SA black excellence flag high, thank you— Masechaba Mtolo (@uMaMoshoeshoe) March 29, [email protected] waving the South African up high… Congratulations on your award sisi!!! You are making us proud ??? #Queen— Herman Radipabe (@RamsRaddy) March 29, [email protected] Congratulations Terry. Well done. You deserve it all. ???— IG: Sibu_Nk (@Bozoom_Nk) March 29, 2017Congratulations @TerryPheto. As you let your star shine without limits you are permitting girls and young women in Africa to do the same.— Adv Thuli Madonsela (@ThuliMadonsela3) March 30, [email protected] congratulations on your big award. You had star quality since the very first time I met you.— Marianne Fassler (@Leopardfrock) March 30, 2017Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Brand South Africa and The Odd Number winners at the Loerie Awards

first_imgBrand South Africa in partnership with its agency, The Odd Number are proud to be recipients of four Loerie Awards at the Loeries awards ceremony held in Durban over the weekend.The Loeries are Africa and the Middle East’s premier initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry.Brand South Africa’s creative work won on multi-media platforms – Radio Station Commercials, Newspaper Advertising as well as TV and Cinema Advertising for various campaigns namely; the Play Your Part, Constitutional Awareness and Days of national significance.The Awards are as follows:Bronze Radio Station Commercial for Play Your Part for the “Babakhe” commercial, the message is anchored on promoting road safetyBronze SA Non-English Radio Station Commercial for Play Your Part for the “BVD” commercial, the message is anchored on promoting road safetyBronze TV & Cinema Commercials – above 90s for Constitutional Awareness for the “Dala what you must” web film.Bronze Newspaper Advertising South Africa for Days of national significance campaign (Freedom Day) for the “Amandla” campaign.Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said “We are really proud of the work produced by our agency and these awards reaffirm that the work we do, does not go unnoticed. I am confident that a number of opportunities will arise from this achievement, which will help showcase how South Africa inspires in new and innovate ways domestically and internationally”.Another special moment for the organisation was the winners of the Brand South Africa’s young creatives category award, which proved to be a tough judging process for the team. The young winners were announced by General Manager for Communication Ms Thoko Modise.“Our young creatives are David Franciscus from Protagonist Films and Kirstin Uken from Sunshinegun, these young people will go far, we are really proud of the high quality of work produced. The Nation Brand is guided by innovative work especially from the young people, well done to both”, said Ms ModiseWatch the award winning “Dala what you must” web film herelast_img read more