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Ellies earnings drop as demand weakens

Headline earnings at the electronic products manufacturer, Ellies were down by 68.3%, to 23.46c per share.

24 Jul 2014 12:16

SABMiller first quarter total beverage volumes up 3%

Global breweries company SABMiller (SAB) said its total beverage volumes grew by 3% in the first quarter‚ mainly due to strong demand from its African and European operations.

By Fifi Peters 24 Jul 2014 12:09

Discovery builds most expensive offices in SA

Medical aid group Discovery's new office, next to Sandton City, is being built at an estimated development cost of R2.6bn, which is believed to set a new record for office developments in SA.

By Alistair Anderson 24 Jul 2014 11:53

SA train deal doubles Alstom's order book

The order book of French transport and power firm Alstom doubled in its first quarter ended June compared with the same three months last year - thanks largely to its sizeable passenger rail contract in SA.

By Nick Hedley 24 Jul 2014 11:31

Online competitor tracking portal from Adcheck

SA advertising monitor, Adcheck has developed an innovative web-based tracking portal that allows marketers and brand owners to get the inside track on competitor advertising.

24 Jul 2014 10:48

Partnership to launch new mobile POS solution in Africa

Swish Payments has partnered with Perago, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SIA, to launch a ground breaking mobile point-of-sale (POS) solution in Africa and Europe later this year.

24 Jul 2014 10:24

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Free app for private equity in Africa

Phatisa, an African private equity fund manager, has launched a free app for use by professionals in African private equity...

24 Jul 2014 09:29

Vodafone gets downgraded by Moody's

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Vodafone‚ the owner of SA-listed Vodacom‚ from A3 to Baa1.

By Evan Pickworth 24 Jul 2014 09:28

Assegai Awards 2014 open for entry online

The DMASA Assegai Integrated Marketing Awards are now open for entry and this year, the submissions will be online. The closing date for submissions is 15 September 2014...

24 Jul 2014 08:25

Fifty most valuable South African brands led by MTN

Brand Finance has released the 2014 annual report on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, with MTN leading the way...

24 Jul 2014 07:24

Kellogg's maintenance hits breakfast tables

Fewer South Africans got it all this morning as maintenance work at Kellogg's SA's plant has halted the production of All-Bran Flakes - and it is unlikely to resume soon.

23 Jul 2014 14:42

CCDI members reap awards

Jaqueline Burge of Rarity Handbags has won Entrepreneur of the Year at the Businesswomen's Association of South Africa (BWASA) Western Cape Regional Achiever Awards.

23 Jul 2014 14:28

SA slow to adopt online shopping, with logistics a problem

In South Africa, buying food and beverages as well as clothes online continues to lag behind global norms, an Ernst & Young (EY) survey revealed yesterday, 22 July 2014.

23 Jul 2014 14:12

Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

Lighter, brighter, fresher look for Two Oceans

Two Oceans has had a package update with a lighter, brighter and fresher look to reflect the fruit profile and styling of the brand.

23 Jul 2014 11:35

Clover-Bowler deal 'makes sense' say analysts

A takeover of Bowler Metcalf's beverages business by Clover Industries would make strategic sense for the companies, analysts say.

By Nick Hedley 23 Jul 2014 11:26

Probe into Citrus Black Spot by government

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has launched an investigation to determine the causes of Citrus Black Spot (CBS) discovered in a consignment of exported lemons to the European Union (EU).

23 Jul 2014 11:00

802 words to help event planners increase their event attendance

Every single event planner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Whether you're tasked with running an exclusive product launch or a high-profile awards evening...

By Terry Sutherland 23 Jul 2014 10:50

Motorcycle Marvel is marvellous wine

The 2011 vintage of the Rhône style blend 'The Motorcycle Marvel' from Nederburg is out now, offering a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut.

23 Jul 2014 10:31

Motorcycle Marvel is marvellous wine

The 2011 vintage of the Rhône style blend 'The Motorcycle Marvel' from Nederburg is out now, offering a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut.

23 Jul 2014 10:31

Automotive and textile sectors to get more support

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is set to increase support for the automotive and clothing sectors, says Minister Rob Davies.

23 Jul 2014 10:30

AB7 attracts record number of visitors

Africa's Big Seven (AB7) hosted 225 exhibitors from 34 countries around the world and drew over 8000 international visitors, all determined to find exciting new products, sign up new suppliers...

23 Jul 2014 10:26

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 99: Best Marketing International and a jam-packed show

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, Thursday, 24 July from 9am-10am as we chat to Hando SiniSalu, Craig Shelley, Trevyn McGowan and Kirsty Henderson. [twitterfall]

23 Jul 2014 10:16

Buy from Takealot.com with Bitcoins

Increasing its payment options, Takealot.com, in partnership with PayFast, has announced that it will be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment from its customers.

23 Jul 2014 10:12

AbaThembu King wants Mthatha land

Controversial AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has lodged a claim for the land on which Mthatha is built despite it already being the subject of a claim by the Zimbane Development Trust.

23 Jul 2014 10:00

Brisbane office building bought by Investec

Investec Australia Property Fund (IAPF), a JSE-listed rand hedge announced that it had bought a large office development in Brisbane for A$65.5m (R652m).

By Alistair Anderson 22 Jul 2014 11:55

Four Rosmead, for sure!

Four Rosmead is the kind of Cape Town boutique hotel where you would put your visiting family and friends who can afford to fly First but choose Business class instead.

By Brian Berkman 22 Jul 2014 11:49

Tongaat Mall's design was not flawed says engineer

The design of the collapsed Tongaat Mall, north of Durban, was not flawed according to engineer Dr Piet Pretorius.

22 Jul 2014 11:39

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