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Topic: South Africa

How Trevor Noah Is Making The Daily Show His Own, Without Changing It Completely

Late night’s only millennial host opens up about his first month

On Sept. 28, the final piece of the recast late-night lineup clicked into place with the debut of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Replacing an icon like Jon Stewart…

KFC Comically Re-enacts Mick Fanning's Shark Attack, but He's Not Laughing

Surfer's family protests South African spot

It was the shark attack caught on a live surfing broadcast, and then seen around the world. But Mick Fanning's family is condemning a comical new KFC ad that revisits…

The Couple Who Quit Their Ad Jobs to Travel the World Ended Up Poor and Scrubbing Toilets

The uglier side of a year-long creative journey

You remember Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger, the South African couple who quit their agency jobs this year to travel the world and document the experience. It sounded like a…

Ad of the Day: This Incredible Scouting Ad Shows How Lessons Can Last a Lifetime

A South African spot with a touching twist

Being a Scout isn't just about roasting marshmallows and hiking through the wilderness. It's also about learning life-saving skills that stick with you far beyond childhood. In a new ad from…

Bic Apologizes for Women's Day Ad That Mostly Just Made Women Furious

Advice to 'think like a man' falls flat

Bic continues to have trouble talking to women. The pen maker, which was the object of ridicule a few years ago for its absurd "Bic for Her" pens, failed spectacularly in…

This Agency Ran a Print Ad About How Angry It Was That No One Ran Its Print Ad

Spec strong-arming from South Africa

Here's the moment when spec advertising finally digests its own tail. The Open Collaboration (aka, OpenCo), a South African agency majority owned by TBWA, whipped up what it apparently considers a…

Meet the Couple Who Quit Their Ad Jobs to Take the Most Creative Trip Around the World

Chanel and Stevo's big adventure

You've dreamed about it. But Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger are doing it. After a decade in advertising, the South African couple—inspired by a talk by Stefan Sagmeister—recently quit their agency…

Ad of the Day: Prudential Visits Madagascar's Fishermen for This Gorgeous, Moving Film

Lowe Cape Town captures the power of the human spirit

Consistency—supposedly the hobgoblin of small minds—might seem like an unlikely driver for evocative brand storytelling. Yet, Lowe Cape Town and Prudential South Africa have created memorable, moving short films illustrating…

Salvation Army Turns #TheDress Into a Powerful Domestic Violence Ad

Brilliant topical PSA from South Africa

You thought the dust had settled on #TheDress. But today, The Salvation Army in South Africa released what just might be the most harrowing take on the viral phenomenon—in the…

FCB's Giant Eco-Civic Project Would Create a South African Flag Visible From Space

Economic driver and sustainable symbol of hope

FCB South Africa is running an idea up the flagpole. A really big idea. In fact, the idea is ginormous. And its main component is a South African flag so…

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