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M1 Place given new lease on life with R85m revamp

Growthpoint Properties has converted its ageing retail warehousing property M1 Place in Marlboro, Sandton, into a modern retail park, with an R85m revamp...

1 day ago

Dipula looks to buy two retail centres within a diverse property portfolio for R1.27bn

JSE-listed, diversified real estate investment trust (REIT) Dipula Income Fund (Dipula) announced on Friday, 10 November, its intention to acquire a diverse property portfolio...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Nov 2017

Resilient calls for exclusivity clauses ban

One of the largest owners of South African shopping centres, Resilient Reit, told a Competition Commission inquiry on Tuesday, 31 October, that exclusivity clauses served no purpose for landlords or the general economy and should be outlawed in SA...

By Alistair Anderson 2 Nov 2017

Harnessing the power of exponential technology in business

Humanity needs to 'unlearn' the traditional ways of doing things in order to remain relevant. This is according to Willem Van Der Post, who is a qualified chartered accountant, exponential technology expert...

26 Oct 2017

Mall of Africa expands focus on entertainment and events

Changing consumer shopping habits and the rise of online shopping means that shopping malls are having to re-invent themselves by becoming lifestyle and event destinations.

12 Oct 2017

Echo Polska Properties doubles retail portfolio with R11bn deal

Echo Polska Properties is doubling its retail assets with the €692.1m (R11.1bn) acquisition of a portfolio of 12 properties...

By Alistair Anderson 12 Oct 2017

Dobsonville Mall R114m extension, upgrade complete

Dobsonville Mall, owned by Vukile Property Fund, recently completed its R114m extension and upgrade...

6 Oct 2017

R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall

As part of its sustainability strategy, Emira Property Fund has installed a R16m solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg...

3 Oct 2017

Developers show faith as North Coast gets yet another mall

With less than three months to go to Christmas, Durban's North Coast now boasts a brand new mall spanning 65,000m2...

By Alistair Anderson 3 Oct 2017

Brett Abrahamse and Whitey Basson honoured at SACSC Legacy Awards

The annual South African Council of Shopping Centres' Legacy Awards give credit to trailblazers leaving their mark within the retail and shopping centre industry...

2 Oct 2017

Table Bay Mall opens its doors

The Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille and the MEC of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, officially opened Table Bay Mall late last week...

2 Oct 2017

Innovate or lose out, mall stakeholders told

Shopping centre developers and landlords, as well as tenants, have to make radical changes in how they store and present their merchandise...

By Alistair Anderson 29 Sep 2017

#SACSCCongress: Cresta Shopping Centre gets top nod at Footprint Marketing Awards

On the second day of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Annual Congress, the 2017 Footprint Marketing Awards winners were announced...

20 Sep 2017

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Partnership on GIs to boost rural development, exports of traditional food products and wine

A workshop recently hosted by the Embassy of Italy in South Africa, in collaboration with the European Union Delegation in South Africa, Wesgro and the Department of Trade and Industry hosted a workshop on the Protection and Promotion of Geographical Indications (GI) aimed to create awareness on the benefits that can be derived from the effective protection and use of GIs in South African and EU for the development of small-scale, local and rural economies, particularly in the agro-food sector, and for enhancing export opportunities and boosting international trade flows.

10 hours ago

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo, which both kick off today in Cape Town, provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect, source and form lasting business relationships.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 hours ago

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit from London to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Bottle stores help Spar counter slowing grocery sales growth

Double-digit liquor sales growth outweighed lower grocery sales for Spar in the year to end-September.

By Robert Laing 17 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

16 Nov 2017

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