Items filtered by date: October 2016

Vuma's Director of Operatons, Tshepo Sefothlelo joined Radio 2000's Planet Haaibo show to discuss the brand and value of Mamelodi Sundowns. To listen to the interview click here

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To read the full Medium Term Budget by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan please click here.

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Janine Hills joined the Personal Brand Leadership Show hosted by Dr Nik and Prof Gary on Thursday, 20 October 2016. To listen to the podcast click here.

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Friday, 21 October 2016 09:10

September Newsletter

  Vuma Reputation Management News
  New Team Member

Theresa Lotter has joined Vuma Reputation Management as Business Director.

Welcome Theresa!

 Team News

Gender Mainstreaming Awards.

On Thursday, 1 September 2016, Vuma attended the annual Gender Mainstreaming Awards. The Vuma team were the first runners-up in the category “Women Empowerment in The Workplace.”

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Expert Mavericks Book Giveaway

We are giving away a copy of Expert Mavericks co-authored by Janine Hills and many others. The proceeds from the sales of these books go towards the Smile Foundation, a non-profit children’s charity, helping children with facial abnormalities such as cleft lips and cleft palates. To stand a chance of winning please click here

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  Latest Client News
Cell C – WI-FI Calling Balwood

Wi-Fi Calling extends your coverage even when you don't have cellphone coverage. It lets you turn any network into your own personal Cell C tower to make calls and send SMS’s over a Wi-Fi network, using your current plan for no additional charges. You can also make and receive Wi-Fi calls from anywhere in the world at no additional cost. To find out more, click here

As the official reputation management firm for Cell C, Vuma’s role was to raise the awareness for Cell C’s Wi-Fi to consumers, by releasing the official press release and securing the necessary coverage.

Women Development Business (WDB) honoured as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary of fighting poverty Balwood

The Who’s Who of South Africa’s business community gathered at a glittering gala event at the Sandton Convention Centre on 01 September 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Women Development Business (WDB) and pay tribute to its founder and patron, Zanele Mbeki. WDB has since 1991 been working to eradicate poverty in South Africa’s rural communities by promoting economic empowerment. Read more

As the official reputation management firm, Vuma’s role was to engage with media to generate coverage on the 25th anniversary, and to manage the official press release on behalf of WDB.

   Speaking Engagements
Public Relations Institute of South Africa (PRISA) hosted their annual conference in Durban, and Janine Hills was part of the Crisis Communication panel on 17 August 2016, sharing her experience and knowledge of crisis communication. Some of the insights shared, “A company that weathers a crisis will understand that adversity is a concealed opportunity for growth or change”. To read more licnk 1
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Brand SA CMO Linda Sangaret, Vuma Business Director & PRISA Board Member Roshnee Pillay & PRISA President Thabisile Phumo Janine Hills & Crisis Panel Team
Brand SA’s inaugural Nation Brand Forum took place on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 at the Maslow Hotel
in Sandton and Janine Hills was the official Programme Director. To read more on the Nation Brand
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Programme Director: Janine Hills and Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi
Jacaranda FM hosted a Women’s Motivational Talk themed ‘Celebrating The Elegance of Womanhood’ –
in honour of Women’s Month on Friday, 26 August 2016. Janine was one of the guest speakers and she inspired the women through her experience in business and encouraged them to work together. 

INBREC (International Brand & Reputation Community) is a dedicated forum for senior brand and reputation managers of successful and highly respected international corporations and organisations.
To find out more please click here.

Barloworld Equipment Company will be hosting the upcoming INBREC Africa meeting taking place on 13 October 2016. If you would like to find out more about INBREC Africa please call 087 941 3497 or email 

Vuma Reputation Academy

Vuma Reputation Academy teaches skills that enhance boards, management,
marketing and communication teams through comprehensive workshops ensuring
that you benefit from being exposed to the knowledge of world class trainers with
a wealth of real-life experience. The academy understands your organisation's
needs and will ensure that we will help you understand them too.

Crisis Management Workshop

Crises that are not dealt with in an urgent and systematic manner from the onset, can cause irreparable damage to the organisation’s reputation and credibility. It is therefore imperative to undertake scenario planning and formulate an effective crisis management plan that would showcase the organisation’s strengths amidst the crisis. Vuma Reputation Management has gained international experience in providing structure, assistance and confidence amidst chaos to large organisations across
the globe.

The Crisis Management Workshop will cover the following:

• What is reputation management
• The impact on the organisation’s reputation if a crisis is not managed effectively
• The importance of scenario planning
• How to manage media in a crisis
• Using real time crisis to develop a crisis communication framework
• Discuss case studies
• Conflict Management Workshops can be provided upon request.

R35 000 (Ex-Vat) for a four-hour workshop for a minimum of 5 people per session
Vuma Reputation Academy will equip you with all the necessary skills needed to deal with a crisis as efficiently and as confidently as possible. Contact +27 (0) 87 941 3497 or


   Our online social media reflects Vuma Reputation Management for the month, highlighting an aspect of Reputation Management. Our theme for August focused on Women Empowerment, as this forms part of Employer Attractiveness as one of the nine dimensions of reputation management.
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Top Post on Vuma Reputation Management Social Media this month

How To Be Heard in The Boardroom is the latest workshop offered by the Vuma Reputation Academy. 

This workshop aims to assist with finding your voice and being impactful within your respective industry.

For more info call 087 941 3497 or email

For more info please click here.



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Janine Hills joined Ashraf Garda's show Afternoon Talk on SAFM, discussing "The art of negotiating in conflict resolution". 

To listen to the interview please click below:

SAFM - Afternoon Talk - Part 1

SAFM - Afternoon Talk - Part 2 

SAFM - Afternoon Talk - Part 3 


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Director of Operations Tshepo Sefotlhelo was interviewed on Metro FM's "Whose Show Is It Anyway" on 4 October 2016, discussing Social Media and its impact on society today.

To listen to the interview please click below:

Metro FM - Whose Show Is It Anyway - 4 October 2016 - Part 1

Metro FM - Whose Show Is It Anyway - 4 October 2016 - Part 2

Metro FM - Whose Show Is It Anyway - 4 October 2016 - Part 3

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The Vuma Reputation Management team are experts in corporate reputation management and public relations. We can raise your reputation and keep it there.

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