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Street Food Festival part of World Design Capital 2014

A recognised World Design Capital 2014 project, The Cape Town Street Food Festival offers food and talks from some of Cape Town's most dynamic food entrepreneurs.

18 Jul 2014 11:20

Emilian Popa new CEO Groupon South Africa, founders step down

Emilian Popa has been appointed as the new CEO for Groupon South Africa. With a record of accomplishment of founding and co-founding a number of online retail businesses.

11 Jul 2014 09:36

Emerging craft producers earn R590,000 in Cape Town tourism venues

Emerging craft producers have earned R590,000 by trading at two prominent Cape Town venues - the Castle of Good Hope and the Red Shed at the V&A.

9 Jul 2014 12:25

Local pop-up shop for the homeless goes global

From China to Cape Town, Brussels to Bangladesh, Florida to France, Mexico to Melbourne, The Street Store - the world's first pop-up clothing store for the homeless...

7 Jul 2014 10:45

Grey money could be 40% of retail spend, research needed

'Grey money' is a feature in all developing economies, especially as more people move from rural areas to urban centres in search of employment and a better way of life.

30 Jun 2014 12:12

Resurgence of independent outlets in South Africa

There is a rebirth of more profitable and sustainable independent outlets in South Africa. However, brands are making a mistake in how they classify the new businesses.

28 May 2014 07:51

The future of retail: Sales rooms not showrooms

If retailers want to continue to attract consumers to their bricks-and-mortar outlets, they're going to have to start thinking of their outlets as sales rooms, rather than showrooms.

By David Ross 29 Apr 2014 14:25

The Street Store - supporting the homeless with dignity

Kayli Levitan and Max Pazak of M&C Saatchi Abel have created 'The Street Store', described as the world's first rent-free, premise-free and free 'pop-up store' for the homeless.

12 Feb 2014 09:05

Hawkers, Joburg still at odds despite court ruling

Relations remain icy between informal traders and authorities in Johannesburg, two weeks after the Constitutional Court allowed hawkers to return to the inner city areas to trade.

23 Dec 2013 08:08

Cape crafts hit R1.5 million in exports

At three international lifestyle shows in Germany, the US and France, the Western Cape craft producers have notched up export orders worth over R1.5 million this year.

5 Nov 2013 09:37

Government condemnation of protestors' behaviour

Government says it condemns the looting of shops and goods belonging to informal traders and the destructive behavior of protestors following a march that turned violent in central Cape Town.

1 Nov 2013 06:42

Shebeen owners urged to be responsible

Women in the liquor trade need to take a leading role in reducing the negative impact of the industry on society.

By Boitumelo Tshehle 10 Sep 2013 12:28

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

24 Aug 2013 09:25

Informal market offers brand custodians further ROI

The secondary independent and informal trading sector has strengthened to show a professional and formalised side to it. During the numerous audits conducted in this trading sector on a national basis, there have been three significant trends observed, which could well have a positive impact on the economic influence of this sector in the future.

By Gerard Eksteen 21 Aug 2013 11:43

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