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Bills on 'sugar tax' and tax exemption adopted in Parliament

Parliament's finance committee has adopted bills on a health promotion levy and amending the tax exemption for income earned by South Africans working abroad...

By Linda Ensor 10 Nov 2017

Consumer rights trump retail policies

Those little presticked notices of 'if you break this, consider it sold' or the 'seven-day return policy' that you are so kindly informed of when you return the toy that broke on day one, have no basis...

8 Nov 2017

Clampdown on illegal liquor trade in Northern Cape

Ten illegal liquor outlets that were found to be operating without licences were shut down during a blitz inspection operation that took place in Kuruman and surrounding areas...

31 Oct 2017

Dodgy liquor sold in townships

Cheap alcoholic drinks with vague labels and unspecified contents are being sold in townships in violation of liquor laws...

By Laura Bratton 23 Oct 2017

SA no longer puts up with shoddy products

Exploding electronic game boxes, melting cellphones, ill-fitting paint-stripper bottle lids, lethal kitchen appliances and faulty cars...

By Graeme Hosken 20 Oct 2017

Separating myths from facts: Understanding food labels and innovation in food production

We have to produce more food with less. This can only be done through innovation and technology in food production, but for many consumers and retailers, innovation and technology are misunderstood...

19 Oct 2017

Propak Cape to showcase latest in packaging, processing, printing and plastics

The Propak Cape exhibition, taking place from 24-26 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, will showcase the latest innovations in packaging...

6 Oct 2017

Union hopes to land 18% stake in Coca-Cola bottler

Katishi Masemola, general secretary of the Food and Allied Workers' Union, is hoping his members will bag an 18% stake in Coca-Cola Beverage South Africa (CCBSA), the largest Coca-Cola bottler in SA...

By Ann Crotty 29 Sep 2017

AB InBev shares climb after Competition Tribunal conditional approval to SAB deal

Anheuser-Busch InBev's share price gained 2.3% to R1,620 after the Competition Tribunal conditionally approved Atlanta-based Coca-Cola's acquisition of SAB's shares in Coca Cola Beverage Africa (CCBA)...

By Robert Laing 28 Sep 2017

Sell-by dates 'tempered with'

Companies that tamper with sell-by labels can be criminally prosecuted and fined...

By Nico Gous 27 Sep 2017

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste...

21 Sep 2017

Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town if the Western Cape government has its way...

By Katharine Child 21 Sep 2017

How safe is the food on your plate?

It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”

19 Sep 2017

Beef supplier and juice maker agree not to compete - in contravention of competition law

Two companies - a beef supplier and a juice maker - have been referred by the Competition Commission to the Commission Tribunal after it was found they signed agreements not to compete with each other...

By Penwell Dlamini 14 Sep 2017

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International

Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September.

By Robert Laing 3 days ago

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

3 days ago

UK regulator clears Tesco's £3.7bn Booker takeover

LONDON, UK - Britain's competition regulator has given the green light to supermarket giant Tesco's 3.7-billion takeover of wholesaler Booker, it said Tuesday.

15 Nov 2017

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad inspires first hijab-wearing Barbie doll

Toymaker Mattel is celebrating Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad by creating and selling a Barbie doll in her likeness. Muhammad emerged on the world stage for her swordsmanship and accolades as the first American Olympian to compete while wearing a hijab.

14 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

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