BizTrends 2018

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TOURISM

Vinpro, Wesgro paves way for further development of local wine tourism industry

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed in partnership between VinPro and Wesgro to strengthen, further develop, and improve international recognition of the wine tourism sector...

12 minutes ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

How creating a water poverty map for all of Africa can help sound policies

African countries are behind the global curve when it comes to providing people with clean water and sanitation services...

By Hatem Jemmali 20 minutes ago

RETAIL

Nigeria's Skarabrand hits 1,000 items sold in 11 cities

Nigerian online furniture retailer Skarabrand has sold more than 1,000 items and delivered to 11 cities since its launch in 2015...

By Tom Jackson 26 minutes ago

HEALTHCARE

Clinical trial on plasma infusion for Alzheimer's shows promise

An early-phase clinical trial has shown some signs suggesting improvement in the condition of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease sufferers after receiving blood plasma infusions from young donors...

49 minutes ago

RETAIL

Mr Price up on sales surge

Mr Price outperformed other retailers in the three months to December, recording 8.3% growth in sales...

By Michelle Gumede 55 minutes ago

AGRICULTURE

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

56 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

In-the-moment-marketing: The lucrative hunting grounds for hoteliers

Let's face it. Traditional marketing methods are increasingly becoming obsolete at the speed of the internet revolution. On the other hand, smart technologies are creating immense opportunities that hotel brands can leverage for more cost-efficient guest acquisition...

By Joseph Neusu 1 hour ago

LIFESTYLE

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, love, and courage

A lonely lab assistant becomes the object of affection of a scaled creature that lives in a water tank in the masterful The Shape Of Water; a woman's love transcends her husband's disability in the excellent Breathe; a former Marine corporal wants to reunite with her canine partner in the heartbreaking true story Megan Leavey; and a psychic unleashes hell in Insidious: The Last Key.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 hour ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

iDidTht.com Craft Awards December 2017: Yet another visual spectacular for Absolut

IDidTht's December SA Film Reel Monthly Craft Awards were judged by Cameron Watson, creative director at King James, who selected Absolut's 'One Source Live - Africa on Fire' by Sunu from Egg Films for Best of Reel for Direction Craft...

1 hour ago

FINANCE

Sarb leaves interest rates unchanged

The New Year kicked off with a positive start with the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) leaving the interest rate unchanged at 6.75%...

1 hour ago

RETAIL

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018

According to Joe Boyle, director at FreshStop, these are the trends that will continue to strategically shape the future of convenience retailing...

1 hour ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends2018: Unpredictable travel data? Challenge accepted

Collecting data remains a challenge and turning it into relevant and useful insights is a greater challenge still. We see this as a unique opportunity for the professional travel management company to deliver true value...

By Euan McNeil 1 hour ago

ENERGY & MINING

Lonmin warns of debt-covenant levels being breached due to impairment

Lonmin, one of the world's major platinum producers, has warned its debt-covenant levels, which have been temporarily suspended, will be breached because of an impairment of its assets...

By Allan Seccombe 2 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Three-party international shipping joint venture gets the local nod

A joint venture involving three international shipping companies - Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) - has been given conditional approval by the Competition Tribunal...

2 hours ago

LIFESTYLE

Foreign Beggars added to Bazique Fest line-up

Multi-genre British trio Foreign Beggars has been added to the Bazique Festival line-up. The Bazique Festival will be held at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club in Grabouw from 16-18 March 2018.

2 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

South32 cranks up manganese production

Diversified miner South32 produced 8% more manganese from its local mines in the six months to December than it previously forecast, enabling it to take advantage of favourable prices...

2 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Scania-PPC construction deal ensures efficient work

Investments continue to be made in construction-related equipment in spite of the fact that the industry is predicted to continue to experience moderate growth over the next few years...

2 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa launches in Kenya

Logistics marketplace Bwala Africa has launched in Kenya, allowing users to hire cars, trucks and delivery vans and source for repairs, service and maintenance from trusted dealers and mechanics...

By Tom Jackson 2 hours ago

PROPERTY

Resilient creates Twitter account after fake one set up in Des de Beer's name

A fake twitter account purporting to represent Resilient CEO Des de Beer was created on Thursday, 18 January, and was promptly deleted by the social media company...

By Robert Laing 3 hours ago

AUTOMOTIVE

Firm rolls out new crop of tyres to boost productivity in farming sector

The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry...

3 hours ago

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