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Five rules for retail success

South Africa has one of the world's highest unemployment rates. But in this depressing statistic is the retail sector, that employs over 20% of the country's workforce...

By Nawal du Toit 7 Apr 2017

SACSC, University of Pretoria honour retail students

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) and the University of Pretoria, led by Professor Chris Cloete, have awarded successful students...

6 Apr 2017

DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

17 Mar 2017

Spaza shops need assistance to grow sustainably

Spaza shops are the backbone of South Africa's township economy and are the most visible and vivid scenery, depicting the vibrancy of township life...

By Munir Jeeva 6 Feb 2017

Investing in skills development

Pyrotec invests in various training activities that include on-the-job training and ensuring staff are exposed to new systems and technologies. Additional training for personal development is also provided...

Issued by Pyrotec 24 Jan 2017

Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award

The Food Bev Seta has awarded the Fry's Family Foods has been awarded the Gold Award in the Medium Companies Category for excellence in opportunities offered in occupationally directed training programmes...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Elsabe Lemmer launches an online platform for local artisans to sell their wares

Artisan products and handmade things are becoming increasingly sought after as the quality of such items improve and exceedingly match that of their commercial counterparts...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2016

Five retail errors to overcome

Recent research has shown that less than 50% of new businesses survive beyond their fifth year, as today's business world is more dynamic and competitive than ever...

By Charles Mburugu 2 Aug 2016

SACSC launches centre management education programme

The South African Council of Shopping Centres has introduced a new education programme designed to provide centre management teams with a better overall understanding of the retail environment...

27 Jun 2016

Celebrating real-time retail transformation in action

Retail management training and excellence was celebrated at the annual Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority certificate ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 27 May 2016

Invest in training your employees - 6 ways it will pay off for your business

In a difficult economic climate, the training and education budget is often one of the first areas of the business to suffer cutbacks. After all, training can be expensive, takes people away from the work they're paid to do and often delivers benefits that can be hard to quantify...

By Sandra Swanepoel 8 Jan 2016

IHS Cape Town, Durban campuses announce bursary winners

The annual bursary competition, run by International Hotel School has announced the winners from the Cape Town and Durban campuses...

13 Aug 2015

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International

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

9 hours ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion and creative industries, held a recent press event in Cape Town to unveil the four key trends that will be at the forefront of African design in 2017 and 2018.

1 day ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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