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RETAIL

Bata SA plans retail restructuring to focus on manufacturing and wholesale

As it continues to grow its wholesale, manufacturing and online presence nationwide, shoemaker Bata South Africa has announced the rationalisation/restructuring of its retail division...

17 minutes ago

TOURISM

Wesgro, John Kani to promote Madiba Centenary at 2018 New York Travel Show

Wesgro has partnered with legendary South African actor and playwright, John Kani, to promote the Western Cape during this year's significant Madiba Centenary at the New York Times Travel Show...

21 minutes ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

UCT drafts plans to survive Day Zero

Contingency plans are being drawn up to enable the University of Cape Town to keep functioning if the taps run dry in the Mother City...

28 minutes ago

FINANCE

Nationalising South Africa's central bank isn't bad per se: just what's done with it

South Africa's governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), recently adopted a resolution to nationalise the country's central bank. The move comes on the back of calls for government to rein in the South African Reserve Bank, causing concerns that the bank's independence will be lost...

By Jannie Rossouw 32 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

36 minutes ago

AGRICULTURE

New wheat breeding programme cuts a decade off new varieties

NASA experiments to grow wheat in space have inspired Australian scientists to develop a world-first speed-breeding programme that cuts a decade off the time it takes to deliver new varieties...

38 minutes ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Global unemployment down but working poverty rampant: UN

The global unemployment rate is expected to tick down in 2018, the United Nations said Monday, 22 January, while warning that far too many workers still live in desperate poverty...

50 minutes ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally...

By Andy Walker 55 minutes ago

ICT

Technology in Africa: a guide for the year ahead

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them...

By Lee Naik 1 hour ago

TOURISM

Five holiday experiences to own in 2018

The world has shrunk. What hasn't shrunk, is our hunger to experience unusual, exotic, exciting places, and that's what's overwhelmingly taking over travel for 2018...

By Avukile Mabombo 1 hour ago

PROPERTY

Further housing market weakness noted in Q4 2017 survey, but this may change soon

As at the time of the fourth quarter FNB Estate Agent Survey in November, agents had not yet perceived any strengthening in the housing market, according to all of the major survey questions...

By John Loos 1 hour ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Don't neglect the B side while the A side is playing

Mike Laws touch on how voice and text-based mobile communication have alternated in popularity throughout the history of GSM cellular and the implications for marketers...

By Mike Laws 1 hour ago

RETAIL

Bacardi to acquire Patrón in $5.1bn deal

NEWSWATCH: Family-owned global spirits maker Bacardi Limited has acquired 100% ownership of Patrón Spirits International and its Patron tequila brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 hour ago

HEALTHCARE

Three crucial things to manage cow's milk allergy in infants

Parents need to monitor infants who suffer from cow's milk allergy constantly. The management of this allergy in infants needs to be a long-term strategy given the risk of poor nutrition and reduced quality of life...

1 hour ago

LIFESTYLE

Katy Perry to tour South Africa

Katy Perry will be performing in South Africa for the very first time as part of her WITNESS: The Tour. Produced by Big Concerts, Katy Perry will perform in Johannesburg on 18 and 20 July 2018 at the Ticketpro Dome.

2 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

#DayZero moved up to 12 April

Due to a 1.4% drop in dam levels, Day Zero - the day the municipal water system to households will be switched off in Cape Town - has been moved up to 12 April...

2 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

2 hours ago

EDUCATION

Applications open: Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme

All entrepreneurially-minded Grade 12 South African learners are invited to apply for the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship programme...

2 hours ago

RETAIL

Listeriosis outbreak shines a light on food safety in SA

The current spike in the incidences of listeriosis serves as a stark reminder of the importance of having the means to timely identify and act on food safety threats...

2 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

It's true what they say; prevention is better than cure

In the wake of the H&M debacle, Thandukwazi Gcabashe comments on the critical role PR plays in making sure marketing campaigns have gone through a reputational lens before being launched...

By Thandukwazi Gcabashe 2 hours ago

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