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Kagiso PMI falls to 45.9 in July

Activity in the manufacturing sector fell for the fourth consecutive month in July as a strike by metals and engineering industry workers limited production.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 1 Aug 2014 15:23

SAA Voyager partners with Total

South African Airways (SAA) Voyager is partnering with Total South Africa to offer SAA Voyager Miles at participating Total retail service stations nationwide. [video]

1 Aug 2014 15:02

June PPI for final manufactured goods

Statistics SA figures show that the producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods - considered headline PPI - came in at 8.1% year on year (y/y) in June after increasing by 8.7% y/y in May.

1 Aug 2014 15:02

New president for SACSC

With her extensive property experience and reputation for industry leadership, Marna van der Walt has been appointed president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

1 Aug 2014 14:18

Webtickets goes cashless with NFC payment system

Integrated online ticketing service, Webtickets recently introduced NFC's 'Tap-n-Go' technology as an effective event management solution.

1 Aug 2014 12:49

Grindrod, Brimstone deal worth R1.6bn completed

Grindrod and Brimstone Investment‚ both listed on the JSE‚ say they have completed their black economic empowerment (BEE) transaction giving a black empowerment consortium led by Brimstone an 8.4% share in Grindrod for R1.6bn.

By Mark Allix 1 Aug 2014 12:22

Dutch student death - bar becomes coffee shop

The Port Alfred campus bar where a Dutch university student died after a marathon drinking session to celebrate his birthday has been converted into a coffee shop.

1 Aug 2014 12:01

£602m profit in six months for Intu Properties

Intu Properties has tripled its profit in the six months to June‚ boosted by high valuations and some exceptional items.

1 Aug 2014 11:18

GPI to buy 10% of Spur Corp

Grand Parade Investments Limited (GPI) will acquire 10% of the issued share capital of Spur Corporation Limited (Spur), the companies announced today, 31 July 2014.

31 Jul 2014 16:23

How changing consumer tech trends affect in-store

As consumer tastes in technology rapidly change, retailers are constantly having to adjust their product offerings and could ultimately even discontinue certain categories.

By Mark Wood 31 Jul 2014 15:38

Benefits of online shopping

More and more South Africans are discovering the benefits of shopping online as they realise it not only saves time, but money too.

By Martin Janse van Rensburg 31 Jul 2014 14:57

Five digital disruptive Frisbees (and how they affect your bottom line)

Andy Haldane, Executive Director for Financial Stability at the Bank of England in tackling regulation uses the analogy of a dog catching a Frisbee... Essentially, a simple approach is effective...

By Mike Saunders 31 Jul 2014 14:34

Traffic toll another toll on e-toll roads

Cape Town may well be the most congested city in South Africa but you are most likely to be caught in a traffic jam on the Ben Schoeman motorway between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

By Paddy Hartdegen 31 Jul 2014 12:39

To the MannaBay born

There is so much added value for guests staying at MannaBay that the room rate is great value when compared with run-of-the-mill five-star establishments.

By Brian Berkman 31 Jul 2014 11:47

iFix launches repair kiosk at V&A Waterfront

iFix is expanding once again as it unveils its one stop Apple and Samsung repair kiosk at the V&A Waterfront, which will trade seven days a week from 9am-9pm

31 Jul 2014 11:29

It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa

Although it is estimated that irrigation alone could increase output by up to 50%, one of the biggest challenges facing the Kenyan agriculture industry is outdated technology...

31 Jul 2014 10:45

Mobile app helps brands 'see' inside their markets

Mobile research technology, ovatoyou, has launched a new app that invites consumers to share their thinking, or images of their surroundings from the palm of their hand...

31 Jul 2014 09:14

takealot.com to sponsor Cape Town 10s 2015

South Africa's online retailer takealot.com has signed on as the official headline sponsor of the rapidly growing Cape Town 10s for 2015...

31 Jul 2014 08:32

SA craft lager earns gold at Berlin festival

South Africa's burgeoning craft beer industry has been thrust onto the global map with a Stellenbosch-based brewer winning the best lager prize at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 16:39

No rush to Modderfontein is likely

The recent acquisition by Shanghai Zendai of 1,600ha of vacant land between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton, and the subsequent unveiling of the global investor's plans to build the "New York" of Africa, understandably caused quite a stir in South African commercial property quarters.

By Ken Reynolds 30 Jul 2014 16:28

Win designer bracelets for two with Amarula

To celebrate Women's Month and the vital role women play in producing Amarula, the brand is running a special online "for you and your best friend" competition with a R40,000 Jenna Clifford African Original jewellery prize for two.

30 Jul 2014 16:13

Hulamin's earnings up 42% on weaker rand

Hulamin, a manufacturer of semi- fabricated and fabricated aluminium products saw normalised earnings go up by 42% in the six months to June as continued rand weakness benefited the company's significant export volumes.

By Mark Allix 30 Jul 2014 12:45

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

Rise of biometrics in retail to combat fraud

Biometric technology is increasingly becoming a part of life, but it still remains confined to specific applications where the need for identity authentication is paramount.

By Marius Coetzee 30 Jul 2014 11:46

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Showcase offers taste of Nedbank CWG Auction wines

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild (CWG) Auction will host its public tastings of exceptional wines, representing over three decades of winemaking prowess, at its showcase in Cape Town on Thursday, 21 August and Johannesburg on Wednesday, 27 August 2014.

30 Jul 2014 11:02

2014 Rising Star Awards winners announced

South Africa's young business talent from various business sectors were acknowledged and celebrated at the 2014 Standard Bank Rising Star Awards, which took place at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg...

30 Jul 2014 08:01

Cake Boss range launches at Good Food & Wine Show

The well-known Buddy Valastro, accomplished master baker, cake decorator and star of the hit TV series 'Cake Boss', will introduce his range of baking and cake decorating tools and accessories at the Boardmans stand at the Gauteng Good Food & Wine Show on 31 July 2014 at the Coca Cola Dome.

29 Jul 2014 16:22

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