BizTrends 2018


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Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Female township entrepreneurs empowered through Gauteng enterprise development programme

A group of women from Soweto, Tembisa and Mamelodi graduated from the Gauteng Township Retail Enterprise Development programme, which aims to empower female entrepreneurs involved within township retail...

3 Apr 2018

Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townships

The Gauteng provincial government has announced the introduction of a drive to shut down illegally operating foreign-owned businesses in townships...

27 Feb 2018

Mealie sellers taste success

As dawn breaks, Bonisiwe Zungu puts her charcoal-fired brazier on the pavement of Richmond Road, Pietermaritzburg. She is here to braai and sell mealies...

By Nompendulo Ngubane 12 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: The new rules of retail

If you're searching for proof that retail as we know it is changing, look no further than Shanghai's 24-hour, unstaffed, self-driving grocery store...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Jan 2018

Listeria is jumping the system

The outbreak of listeria highlights the responsibility of the red meat industry to provide proper and improved hygiene during the production, processing, packing and preparation of red meat and red meat products...

By Elmarie Helberg 29 Jan 2018

SA finalists in Chivas Venture global competition announced

The South African top five in Chivas Regal's The Venture IV have been selected. The global social entrepreneur competition aims to find and support promising entrepreneurs...

27 Dec 2017

Nyanga spaza benefits from Pick n Pay modernisation programme

Nyanga businesswoman Khosi Liwani is the latest to join the Western Cape family of independent store owners taking part in Pick n Pay's spaza modernisation programme...

18 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2017 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

15 Dec 2017

Cash payments still rule informal trade

According to Mastercard research, around 96% of transactions are still conducted in cash among South Africa's 1.5 million informal enterprises...

14 Dec 2017

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders...

15 Nov 2017

Johannesburg's inner city: the Dubai of southern Africa, but all below the radar

Over the last 20 years Johannesburg has become an intense wholesale and retail centre for local hawkers and for traders from all over sub-Saharan Africa...

By Dr Tanya Zack 6 Nov 2017

Nozinga Market launch begins Western Cape expansion of spaza modernisation programme

Pick n Pay has expanded its partnership programme with independent spaza store owners to the Western Cape...

24 Oct 2017

Dodgy liquor sold in townships

Cheap alcoholic drinks with vague labels and unspecified contents are being sold in townships in violation of liquor laws...

By Laura Bratton 23 Oct 2017

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