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90 looters to appear in court

At least 90 of the 178 arrested looters from Soweto and Kagiso are expected to appear in court this morning...

26 Jan 2015 12:01

One year on and Sam is still going strong

The South African Market (Sam) is located at 107 Bree Street, Cape Town, and in celebration of its first birthday is offering a 10% discount on selected items...

9 Dec 2014 11:17

Hair today, more tomorrow - SA black hair market shows continued growth

A vital source of jobs for women, who make up a large percentage of the informal economy on the poorest continent, the black hair industry continues to grow...

4 Dec 2014 14:48

Plan festive outings in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch has already lined up an array of events for the festive season to ensure that visitors to the City of Oaks have an indulgent, entertaining time.

14 Oct 2014 12:27

Pick n Pay offers WDC items gift range

A limited-edition range of World Design Capital 2014 handmade designer items, retailing at R100 each, will be available at Pick n Pay's V&A Waterfront store from mid-September...

12 Sep 2014 11:55

Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has started phase one of the R40m upgrade of Singaphi Street in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.

25 Aug 2014 09:20

V&A's Watershed creates opportunities for new traders

Formerly the Craft Market and Wellness Centre, commonly known as the Blue Shed and adjacent unused Workshop 17, the historic Watershed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has been totally reimagined by Wolff Architects.

7 Aug 2014 09:57

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

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