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Major DHL investment in sub-Saharan Africa
Major DHL investment in sub-Saharan Africa

Frank Appel, the CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, visited South Africa and Nigeria this week to demonstrate the importance of emerging markets to the group's strategy...

28 Aug 2015 10:00

Weak sub-Saharan markets hurt Massmart's interim earnings
Weak sub-Saharan markets hurt Massmart's interim earnings

Walmart-owned Massmart (MSM) on Thursday painted a bleak picture of the South African economy and said it expected trading conditions to remain constrained going into the second half of its financial year...

By Colleen Goko 28 Aug 2015 09:45



SA July PPI 3.3% y/y vs 3.7% y/y in June
SA July PPI 3.3% y/y vs 3.7% y/y in June

Producer inflation for final manufactured goods was 3.3% year-on-year in July, decreasing marginally from the 3.7% year-on-year rise recorded in June, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday...

28 Aug 2015 09:30

Italtile FY trading profit up 21% to R905m
Italtile FY trading profit up 21% to R905m

Italtile (ITE) on Thursday reported a 21% rise in trading profit to R905m in the year to June from a year ago...

28 Aug 2015 09:15

Sunday Times Top Brands Conference, Top Brands Awards announced
Sunday Times Top Brands Conference, Top Brands Awards announced

The second annual Top Brands Conference, hosted by Times Media Events, in association with the Sunday Times was held in Sandton earlier this week. This was followed by the Sunday Times Top Brands Awards...

28 Aug 2015 07:44

Burger King's cheap shot
Burger King's cheap shot

We know you're angry and we know you enjoy waving your proverbial pitchforks about on your fickle bandwagon ride. So we're going to ask you to take a chill-pill and objectively consider what just went down...

By Erik de Jager & Cole Matthews 27 Aug 2015 15:20

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

On the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Graham Plant, CEO of Effective Measure...

27 Aug 2015 11:40

[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future
[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future

"It ain't about us, it's about creating a space for our children to flourish. We have a responsibility to the future," says Gavin Mageni, Head of the SABS Design Institute...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 11:29

Local retailers need to up their game
Local retailers need to up their game

Thursday, 20 August, saw the grand opening of one of the world's oldest toy shops, Hamleys, right here in Gauteng at the Greenstone Mall, Edenvale...

By Dave Nemeth 27 Aug 2015 11:25

'Strong results' announced by Woolworths Holdings
'Strong results' announced by Woolworths Holdings

Woolworths Holdings (WHL) has announced results for the year ended 28 June 2015, including David Jones for the first time...

27 Aug 2015 11:10

Engen wins Sunday Times Top Brands award
Engen wins Sunday Times Top Brands award

Engen has won a record fifth successive Sunday Times Top Brands award, having first won the award outright in 2011, after rising to joint first place in 2010...

27 Aug 2015 10:30

[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?
[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 09:13

Scheme to help poor comes a cropper
Scheme to help poor comes a cropper

With the government's new drive to assist informal businesses, corporates are increasingly looking to invest in and help build township economies. But if it doesn't make commercial sense it has little chance of being sustainable...

27 Aug 2015 09:00

[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption
[SA Innovation Summit] The business of disruption

We're facing a brave new world, where disruption technology and e-commerce are forcing traditional industries to re-examine their take on doing business to include innovative solution-based thinking if they want to stay in the game...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2015 14:51

SETE 2015 set for City of Tshwane
SETE 2015 set for City of Tshwane

Thebe Reed Exhibitions has announced that the City of Tshwane will be the Host City partner for the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) for the next three years...

26 Aug 2015 13:09

SA attends AGOA Forum
SA attends AGOA Forum

Pretoria - Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, has arrived in Libreville, Gabon, where he will attend the 14th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum...

26 Aug 2015 13:00

SAB explains The Beer Bottle Digest
SAB explains The Beer Bottle Digest

While many consumers put a beer bottle to their lips, do they know why the beer is housed in that specific bottle and what the beer bottle label is telling them? The South African Breweries provides a summary that may prove useful, as well as an example of Castle Lager's beer bottle label explained...

26 Aug 2015 12:40

Franchisee sought for restaurant on iconic Soweto site
Franchisee sought for restaurant on iconic Soweto site

According to Standard Bank, the franchise sector currently contributes nearly 10% towards South Africa's GDP. The urban African dining restaurant Moyo joined this dynamic sector and made a robust comeback, under the direction of Fournews, while emerging from a business rescue plan implemented in 2013...

26 Aug 2015 10:20

NSBC calls for support for small businesses
NSBC calls for support for small businesses

South Africans are asked to show their support for small businesses through the new Shop Small Business and Small Business Friday movement - an initiative by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) with Nedbank as the title sponsor...

26 Aug 2015 10:05

HomeChoice tightens up on credit
HomeChoice tightens up on credit

HomeChoice International has reduced the average loan to its customers as a poorly performing economy has put the online and mailing retailer's customers under pressure...

By Sikonathi Mantsha 26 Aug 2015 09:30

Refurbishment: an obligation of the franchisee
Refurbishment: an obligation of the franchisee

Buying a franchise may seem like a short cut to business success; however being a franchisee also comes with great responsibilities. As a result, it pays to ask the right questions so that you know exactly what your long-term obligations will be, especially when it comes to 'freshening up' your franchise outlet...

26 Aug 2015 09:15

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, 27 August 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Graham Plant...

26 Aug 2015 08:32

East Point's Entrance 1 reopened
East Point's Entrance 1 reopened

East Point (previously the East Rand Galleria Shopping Centre) has official reopened Entrance 1. The new entrance reflects the chic style and aesthetics of what will be the centre's completed look and feel...

25 Aug 2015 12:25

What the right light can do for retail business
What the right light can do for retail business

The ability to create a particular mood or ambience in a store - and to stop shoppers in their tracks - is invaluable to retailers...

25 Aug 2015 12:05

Recycling industry has become a significant growth enabler says Mpact MD
Recycling industry has become a significant growth enabler says Mpact MD

Statistics SA reported that in the first quarter of 2015 unemployment rates reached a 12-year high in South Africa. John Hunt, MD of Mpact Recycling, indicates that this poses a challenge for industry to become more innovative and agile in creating opportunities that contribute to long-term and sustainable employment...

25 Aug 2015 10:30

New S.Pellegrino bottle dedicated to Vogue
New S.Pellegrino bottle dedicated to Vogue

S.Pellegrino is launching a new special limited edition bottle dedicated to Vogue Italia, to celebrate their global partnership to support the most talented young chefs and designers from around the world...

25 Aug 2015 10:20

Hot tips for local shop owners
Hot tips for local shop owners

Most people are too busy making a living to make really big money. That's why dedicated salary earners stay wage slaves and why small-time entrepreneurs stay small-timers...

By Aki Kalliatakis 25 Aug 2015 08:50

CEO says Apple growth still 'strong' in China
CEO says Apple growth still 'strong' in China

NEW YORK - Apple is still seeing "strong growth" in China despite fears about an economic slowdown which have sparked a global market rout, chief executive Tim Cook said on Monday...

25 Aug 2015 08:30

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