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Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015 07:20

Consumer protection - The future of mobile prize promotions

Brand fails seem almost "old school" in 2015 as consumers are savvier and brands and agencies pay more attention to getting it right the first time around...

By Alan Haarhoff, Issued by Mobile Marketing Association 20 Feb 2015 10:22

Time to circle the wagons to defend 'our biltong': prof

Rooibos has made it, as have honeybush tea and Karoo lamb. And according to Professor Melville Saayman, biltong should be the next South African product to be granted trademark protection...

By Helley Seid 16 Feb 2015 11:22

Who's who in food compliance?

Who checks on the food industry so that both retailers and consumers are given peace of mind? While retailers have their own quality checking and testing systems in place, they can't always see operational gaps or where problems could occur...

Issued by FoodSure 13 Feb 2015 14:55

Dressed for success

With the festive season having come and gone, many manufacturers, retailers and young entrepreneurs are still probably pondering how they could have sold more of their goods to the savvy Christmas-consumer...

By Paul Muscat and Dean Bellingan 10 Feb 2015 09:13

Paper calls for standardisation of naming of seafood species

Few South African consumers are aware of the fact that Argentine hake is sometimes passed off as South African hake...

6 Feb 2015 11:17

Competition Commission's appeal against SAB dismissed

The Competition Commission's appeal against South African Breweries Limited (SAB) was dismissed with costs in a judgment handed down on Monday, 2 February 2015 by the Competition Appeal Court (CAC)...

By Leana Engelbrecht 5 Feb 2015 07:42

SA ready for trading of carbon offsets

Promethium Carbon recently demonstrated the market readiness for the trading of carbon offsets in South Africa on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)...

2 Feb 2015 07:55

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

[Trends 2015] The year of transformation

The pressure is on the local advertising industry in 2015 with the implementation of the new Triple BEE codes, warns Abey Mokgwatsane, CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa...

By Abey Mokgwatsane 20 Jan 2015 08:20

Chicken imports may rise as duty lapses

Preliminary antidumping duties against imports of frozen bone-in chicken from three of SA's trading partners in the European Union have lapsed in the new year, opening the way for increased inflows...

By Amanda Visser 9 Jan 2015 14:35

Fidelity, Protea merger approved

The Competition Commission has approved with conditions the intermediate merger whereby Fidelity Cash Solutions and Fidelity Security Services intend to acquire several businesses from Protea Coin Group...

8 Jan 2015 12:32

Takealot, Kalahari merger approved

The competition authority announced the approval of the merger application of Takealot.com and Kalahari.com, two of South Africa's leading e-commerce players, yesterday, 5 January 2015...

6 Jan 2015 10:04

China replaces rare earth quotas with export permits

BEIJING, CHINA: China has instituted a system of export permits for rare earth metals, used in hi-tech goods such as mobile phones, the government said...

5 Jan 2015 18:04

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