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Gareth Ackerman, Therese Gearhart as co-chairs of CGCSA

Pick n Pay Chairman, Gareth Ackerman and Therese Gearhart, President of the Southern Africa business unit of the Coca-Cola Company are the new co-chairs of the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA). They took over as of 1 March 2015.

17 Mar 2015 10:53

New food safety specialist puts safety at top of the menu

Food safety specialist, Dr Papiso Tshabalala is newly appointed in the Food Safety Initiative business unit of the CGCSA. She is on a mission to educate and train food handlers on the proper methods to prevent foodborne illnesses...

5 Mar 2015 10:43

GS1 data registry tops 15 million products

GS1, a neutral, global NPO organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world, has announced its GS1 Global Registry has reached 15 million product items...

16 Feb 2015 10:27

IORMA solidifies its reach with Johannesburg office launch

The International Omni Retailing Markets Association (IORMA), which monitors and analyses the value chain for consumer goods and services, has established a Johannesburg office...

29 Jan 2015 10:28

New members for the South African Brandy Guild

The South African Brandy Guild has announced the induction of six new members for their contribution in raising awareness around the world-class qualities of South African brandy.

20 Oct 2014 08:44

Trends from CPA complaints to consumer ombudsman

Reviewing the complaints brought to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) indicates that the South African public is coming to terms with its rights...

26 Sep 2014 12:27

Magauta Mphahlele new chairperson of CGSO

Magauta Mphahlele has been appointed as the chairperson of the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) and independent non-executive member to the board of directors. She takes over the reins from founding chairperson of CGSO, Grant Pattison, whose term has ended.

25 Sep 2014 10:52

New president for SACSC

With her extensive property experience and reputation for industry leadership, Marna van der Walt has been appointed president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

1 Aug 2014 14:18

NAPM calls for elimination of VAT on life saving medicines

The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (NAPM) has proposed a zero Value Added Tax (VAT) rating on medicines in its submission to the Davis Tax Committee.

21 Jul 2014 08:54

IORMA launches in South Africa

IORMA, the International Omni Retailing Markets Association, has announced its new office in Johannesburg will serve as a hub for businesses wanting to understand local and global consumer trends for Africa.

4 Jul 2014 06:31

Cape Wine Master recognised by French wine body

Sandton-based Margaret Fry was inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud, the South African chapter of the worldwide association of over 5000 wine lovers, constituted into 79 chapters in 26 countries, who promote the wines and quality values of Bordeaux.

1 Jul 2014 14:27

iLegal conference to cover POPI issues

iLegal 2014, scheduled for 5 August 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Rosebank, Johannesburg, will cover critical issues related to surveillance and security. The conference will highlight both legal and practical insights into how the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) affects security operations.

25 Jun 2014 13:35

Cleaver Awards pick top cut butcheries

The annual Cleaver Awards have been announced, with the top national prize going to Uitkyk Vleismark, Lichtenburg. The Awards, an initiative of the South African Red Meat Industry Forum, recognise butcheries that meet the highest standards across three categories.

8 May 2014 14:00

20 years of democracy at Consumer Goods Council

In this, the 20th year of democracy, as South Africa reflects on how much it has transformed politically, socially, environmentally and most pertinently, economically, I would like to focus on the consumer goods industry and the positive impact South Africa's young democracy has had on some of the notable achievements we attribute to a democratic society.

By Gwarega Mangozhe 2 May 2014 12:34

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