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Pippa Naude

Pippa Naude

Pippa Naude is the digital editor of The Planner Guru. She stumbled into the South African business events scene just over a decade ago, where she has since gained a wealth of industry experience and insights in roles such as marketing manager for an event supplier and for an NPO, production coordinator for a consumer magazine published by an exhibition organizer, and as a freelance journalist.

Pippa has a BA degree from Rhodes University, majoring in journalism and media studies, psychology and philosophy.

Radisson Red opens in Cape Town

12 September 2017: The long-awaited Radisson RED Cape Town opens its doors today in the V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s innovative global hotel and lifestyle brand that appeals to tech-savvy guests...

Ready, set, connect! 6 steps to Wi-Fi bliss

“Arguably, all of the factors that can contribute to poor Wi-Fi performance are under the organiser’s control,” says Gavin Burgess, Managing Director of Ultimate Data Sciences. That’s right; Wi-Fi is not sorcery or black magic, as much as it feels...

A brilliant end to the year…

Although the summer holidays feel far away, now is the time to start planning your year-end function. The more time you have for this, the better your chances of wowing your guests and ending the year on a terrific note. Year-end functions aren’t...

Event work stress: 4 ways to manage it better

Working in the events industry is no joke. Last year US company CareerCast ranked event coordinator as the 5th most stressful job in the world. It came in after military personnel, fire fighter, airline pilot and police officer (in that order)....

Lisa Sukdev is Montecasino’s new PR Manager

It’s all about people for Montecasino’s newly appointed Public Relations Manager, Lisa Sukdev. She initially believed her career would be in law, but after a short time in a legal firm, she realised it wasn’t for her and gravitated to...

Heavenly Spa scoops global award for The Westin

The Heavenly Spa at the Westin Cape Town has once again placed this city on the global forefront, after it was named the 2017 Best Luxury Urban Escape Spa by the World Luxury Spa Awards. The World Luxury Spa Awards is prestigious and described as...