A great man has passed away and we all mourn the loss of Madiba, but while we mourn, let us also celebrate the life and the achievements of one of history's greatest statesmen, and certainly South Africa's and Africa's greatest. (video)
6 Dec 2013 05:06
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, which airs every Thursday morning from 9am-10am, show host Warren Harding chats to David Lewis, CEO of Retail Capital. [twitterfall]
20 Nov 2013 11:45
The retail and service industry across Africa is constantly under pressure to not only increase their customer base, while meeting profit targets, but to do so whilst satisfying its consumers' needs.
By Michael Fletcher 19 Nov 2013 08:39
Emerging markets is the now and the future. 70% of the world's internet population is in emerging markets and the adspend is starting to move to these markets.
By Danette Breitenbach 18 Nov 2013 12:05
Woolworths said on Tuesday, 5 November, that it had signed agreements to purchase its franchise businesses in Botswana‚ Namibia‚ Swaziland and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 6 Nov 2013 10:46
The inaugural World Retail Congress Africa has highlighted a key challenge for the retail sector in its opening debates. This being the limited infrastructure and access to rural communities. However, one of Africa's biggest advantages is its young population.
6 Nov 2013 15:13
The inaugural World Retail Congress Africa (WRC) 2013 takes place 4-6 November 2013 at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton. It will explore the new African consumer across new channels in new markets and provides global retail intelligence, with an Africa market focus.
28 Oct 2013 10:23
MEF has completed its third annual mobile consumer survey of 10,000 respondents, across 13 countries including various African countries, to gather insights in to mobile consumer behaviour.
6 Dec 2013 11:36
Hyprop Investments will buy 87% of the issued shares of African Land Investments for R768m. African Land owns the Manda Hill shopping centre in Lusaka, Zambia.
29 Nov 2013 06:33
The growth in the use of banking apps and cellphone banking has reportedly been "meteoric" as more consumers trust the services and more service providers enter the market.
28 Nov 2013 06:30
Mr Price Home and Sheet Street are building capacity to launch their local e-commerce sites before the festive season‚ Mr Price Group said.
By Zeenat Moorad 14 Nov 2013 09:50
Telecommunications group Vodacom will increase its capital investment by between 14% and 17% of revenue to develop its network capacity and data coverage‚ it said on Monday, 11 November.
By Thabiso Mochiko 12 Nov 2013 06:40
HELSINKI, FINLAND: In just five years Nokia fell from dominating the mobile phone industry to abandoning the handset business, a swift fall from grace with lessons for market leaders.
11 Nov 2013 09:43
Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.
By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50
African Fashion International (AFI) is hosting the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa (MBFW Africa) which is running until tomorrow, 2 November 2013.
1 Nov 2013 10:18
Moving Tactics has partnered with Hungry Lion, one of the fastest growing Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) in South Africa, to implement a dynamic digital signage solution within their stores in South Africa and Africa.
Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Oct 2013 17:02
"Quality exhibitors make for a great show," said Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, head of the South African National Convention Bureau, speaking at a special dinner held in Joburg recently to honour Meeting Africa's Top 30 exhibitors for their dedication and commitment to the show.
29 Oct 2013 15:47
Cyber crime is a national crisis costing the country a billion rand a year, a law firm said on Wednesday, 23 October. The FBI in the US listed South Africa as the sixth most active country where cyber crime took place.
24 Oct 2013 10:44
Mobile phone company MTN said on Thursday, 24 October that the number of subscribers grew by 1.1% quarter-on-quarter (q/q) to 203.8m in the third quarter of this year.
24 Oct 2013 11:42
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