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All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 16 hours ago

Retailers ready for smart technology adoption

According to recent international research, nearly 70% of retail decision makers are ready to make changes to adopt the Internet of Things...

17 hours ago

Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products

Marketers want better ways to visually inspire mobile shoppers to purchase, and so Facebook is introducing a new ad format called 'collection'...

11 hours ago

Chinese Baijiu brands overtake whiskey as most valuable spirit

This year, the Chinese Baijiu brands have overtaken whiskey in the Brand Finance Spirits 50. Baijiu, meaning ‘white alcohol', is a Chinese distilled spirit...

16 hours ago

Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 12 hours ago

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 12 hours ago

How to hack Pinterest to market your business

Marketing is a dense arena with many companies adopting the same stale approach. But, there is a new strategy you can implement focusing on the sleeping giant of the social media realm...

19 hours ago

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range...

By Tammy Foyn 20 hours ago

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies...

19 hours ago

Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit

Despite the Western Cape's extreme drought, the 2017 brandy grape harvest looks set to yield future award-winning brandies...

17 hours ago

Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa

The Oreo Dunk Challenge has launched in South Africa, offering one South African the chance to win a VIP Dunking Experience for two worth R150,000...

1 day ago

Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners

Marie Claire South Africa has announced the winners of the Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards 2017...

1 day ago

DGB named Best South African Producer at international wine event

DGB has been announced as the Best South African Producer at MUNDUS VINI International Award and Spring Tasting and was honoured among the world's greatest on the first day of wine trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf...

1 day ago

FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers

Franchising contributes almost 12.5% to South Africa's GDP but its potential lies not only in generating increased sales of products and services...

1 day ago

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

Durban innovator presents a solution to water crisis

Durban businessman Ray de Vries believes that a solution to the Cape Town water crisis may be in the air around us...

1 day ago

Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair

The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes...

1 day ago

Collect them all! Using Fix-a-Form to boost sales through collectables

When leading jarred-food manufacturer Heinz needed to market a range of new HAK apple sauce products aimed at the younger generation, the group decided to launch a ‘free gift with purchase' campaign...

Issued by Pyrotec 1 day ago

Inside story - Mark Gieljoumie Jewelvest gemologist

Meet Mark Gieljoumie, one of Cape Town's leading certified gemologists...

Issued by The Diamond Works 1 day ago

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