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Urban farming project to deliver Harvest of Hope

UCook will contribute a portion of its gross profits to Abalimi Bezekhaya, its preferred supplier of organic produce, to support the organisations upskilling urban farming project, Harvest of Hope...

2 days ago

Cocoa industry agrees plan to tackle deforestation

Major chocolate makers, including Ferrero, Nestle, and Mars, agreed on a landmark initiative to tackle deforestation in top cocoa producers Ivory Coast and Ghana...

17 Mar 2017

Adopt an omnichannel retail strategy or risk closure

Italist.com CEO, Diego Abba, was one of the opening keynote speakers at the Seamless Africa conference (future of payments, e-commerce & retail) in Cape Town...

16 Mar 2017

Planting restrictions cause timber shortage

The government's stringent restrictions on the issuing of forestry and planting permits have led to a timber shortage...

By Colleen Goko 13 Mar 2017

Africa World Expo debuts in Johannesburg in July

The inaugural Africa World Expo (AWE) will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 30 July to 1 August 2017...

8 Mar 2017

Six tips to select the right e-commerce fulfilment service

In e-commerce, order fulfilment involves managing inventory, packaging orders, shipping to customers and handling returns. Many e-commerce businesses are outsourcing...

By Charles Mburugu 6 Mar 2017

SABMiller, AB InBev to increase South African hops production and export

“We are bringing the brewing world to South Africa because of the huge potential of South African grown hops."

3 Mar 2017

Is your honey the real deal?

A quick and user-friendly method for producers and distributors of honey to detect whether the products they are selling are the real thing or not has been developed by food scientists and analysts from...

2 Mar 2017

Cointreau selects finalists in Creative Crew grant scheme

The Cointreau Creative Crew (CCC) Grant Scheme, which sought to identify and empower female creativity across South Africa, has selected 15 finalists...

2 Mar 2017

Massive growth predicted for cross-border e-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa

Cross-border online retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25%...

28 Feb 2017

Air Cargo Africa panel discusses continent's e-commerce potential

On the first day of the fourth edition of the biennial trade fair, ACA 2017, organised by STAT Media Group at the Emperors Palace last week, Air Cargo Africa 2017...

27 Feb 2017

Bidcorp open to acquisitive and organic growth opportunities

Food services group Bid Corporation (Bidcorp), which was unbundled from industrial conglomerate Bidvest Group, grew its interim revenue 5% to R67.8bn...

By Pericles Anetos 24 Feb 2017

Challenging times for SA wine industry with excise hikes

While the South African wine industry understands the government's economic challenges, the above-inflation hikes in wine and brandy excise will be challenging for producers and cellars to absorb...

23 Feb 2017

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