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#SustainabilityMonth: Turning an invasive plant into an eco-friendly opportunity

Nigeria-based green entrepreneur Achenyo Idachaba is helping change the story in the riverine community of Bayeku in Ikorodu, Lagos by turning an invasive water plant that chokes Nigeria's waterways into a source of income...

By Sindy Peters 2 days ago

Logistics Partners programme finds innovative route to informal market

If companies can find a viable and reliable point of entry, South Africa's community and informal markets offer them an ideal place to grow their customer base...

16 Aug 2016

Time to gauge in invisible market's size

Hunched on a white plastic chair, Romeo Makwela takes a bite of his lunch. It is a threelayered sandwich (i-slice) with fried chips, achar, a smoked Russian sausage, cheese and lettuce oozing out from all sides...

By Palesa Vuyolwethu Tshandu 18 May 2016

Instant engagement - next step for online classifieds

Whilst the primary function of classifieds still is the bringing together of buyers and sellers, the proliferation of mobile technology has seen a change in the way users want to experience online classifieds...

By Felix Erken 16 May 2016

SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales

Sales through South Africa's 134,000 Traditional Trade outlets currently amount to R46bn per annum, which equates to one of every five rands spent and one third of all consumer goods packages sold in South Africa...

Issued by Nielsen 4 Feb 2016

Gauteng MEC meets with Tembisa shopkeepers

The Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Lebogang Maile, recently convened with township shopkeepers in Tembisa to discuss a dispute over municipal rates and service charges...

1 Sep 2015

A market with a difference launches in Cape Town

A market with a difference, the first Market on the Edge, will be held from 28 - 29 August 2015 at the Cape Town Stadium. It promises to be a sensory sensation for the whole family - an indoor market to get inspired, eat, shop and play...

23 Jul 2015

New night market opens tonight in Cape Town

Party tonight from 5-9pm under an almost full moon at the new Night Market in East City precinct on the corner Harrington and Barrack Streets, Cape Town...

4 Jun 2015

Township shoppers feeling that Kasi convenience

Many township consumers do not always have access to transport, so successful brands ensure that consumers have easy access to products, whether it is in a formal retailer or at an informal Spaza shop down the road...

27 May 2015

Craft competition winners learn from the best at Design Indaba

Three Eastern Cape craft businesses that recently won the first Lithuba Lakho Eastern Cape Craft Competition took part in Africa's premier design showcase, the Design Indaba Conference and Expo in Cape Town...

9 Mar 2015

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

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

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

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