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From left to right: ECDC Imvaba Co-operative Fund manager Simphiwe Ntshweni; Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative deputy chairperson Langa Zophondle; and Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Sakhumzi Somyo at the launch of the Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative processing plant
Eastern Cape cooperative launches livestock feed and maize meal processing facility

In a quest to enter the commercial agro-processing and meat production market, the Matyeni Agricultural Co-operative launched a processing facility which produces livestock feed and maize meal...

42 minutes ago

Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff
Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

They are the country's biggest-selling frozen beef patties but a close look at the packaging reveals that they are not very beefy at all - just 36% beef...

2 hours ago

Leonardo Paez and Max Knox, sponsored by Kansai Plascon, finished fourth in the Cape Epic.
Repainting the local sponsorship picture with Kansai Plascon

Kansai Plascon, better known as Plascon to most, sponsored a duo for the Absa Cape Epic. Their corporate and digital communication specialist Zurita Moore explains why and how this ties into the brand's new positioning: ‘designed for life'...

By Leigh Andrews 2 hours ago

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

2 hours ago

Refurbishment project at the Wedge shopping centre
Wedge gets new look for Christmas

The Wedge shopping centre in Sandton will be undergoing renovations, which will be completed in December 2017...

3 hours ago

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Two new African acquisitions give Mara Delta solid footing

Pan-African property income fund Mara Delta has enjoyed a strong nine months to March, completing key acquisitions in Mauritius and Mozambique...

By Alistair Anderson 3 hours ago

Pick n Pay's Super Animals
Pick n Pay Super Animals return with South African slant

Pick n Pay launches a new Super Animals collection focused specifically on South African animals...

4 hours ago

Inaugural Property Buyer Show's success leads to Gauteng show
Inaugural Property Buyer Show's success leads to Gauteng show

Over 3,000 property enthusiasts attend inaugural Property Buyer Show in Cape Town...

6 hours ago

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Kenilworth backs new business village to win

The owners of Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, home of the Met and the Queen's Plate, want to build up to 500 homes, a hotel and a restaurant on about 8ha of the property...

23 hours ago

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Downgrades clip Pioneer's wings

Pioneer's expansion plans have been thwarted by the downgrades by ratings agencies of SA's sovereign debt...

1 day ago

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Hospital front shops help Clicks grow its footprint

Taking over the front shops in Netcare hospitals helped Clicks grow its flagship brand to 600 stores at the end of February, the retail group said in its interim results statement on Friday morning...

1 day ago

New Modderfontein logistics park perfect for blue chip companies
New Modderfontein logistics park perfect for blue chip companies

Westlake View Logistics Park, recently opened in Modderfontein, Gauteng, is particularly suited to blue chip companies looking for a strategic position in a sought after location where land for development is limited.

1 day ago

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Massmart sales signal slump

Consumers spent less in Massmart's comparable stores in the first quarter of 2017, a trend that could continue into the rest of the year due to the constrained economic environment.

1 day ago

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Five reasons why a professional business sign makes bottom-line sense

A professional business sign can either be and asset, making you stand out in a competitive marketplace or a liability...

By Chans Weber 1 day ago

Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life
Changing behaviour to make recycling a way of life

Our vulnerability to dwindling natural resources is hitting home...

By Hugh Tyrrell 1 day ago

Concern rises over tougher waste control
Concern rises over tougher waste control

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

By Mark Allix 1 day ago

South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends
South African Council of Shopping Centres Research Conference identifies new retail trends

The SACSC set a date for its Annual Research Conference aiming to keep delegates up to date with new consumer behaviour and shopping patterns...

1 day ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

1 day ago

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A truly sensory Experian experience

As the casualty list of digital disruption grows ever longer, it's time to focus on your specific customers and improve their overall experience of your brand or get left in the dust...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2017

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Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA...

21 Apr 2017

Renee Perkins
Family continues franchising business

Following in her father's footsteps, Renee Perkins launch Cash Crusaders Oxford Village...

21 Apr 2017

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Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Taylor Shutters & Blinds
Shutters can add to ‘green' building ratings

In an effort to meet sustainability norms, local legislation (Sans 10400 XA) stipulates that all newly erected buildings need to have solar water heaters, heat pumps or comparable technologies in place. ....

21 Apr 2017

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA
Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa...

21 Apr 2017

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Manufacturers expected to be more proactive in protecting consumers from economic crunch

Consumers demand economic protection from manufacturers, according to BMI Research...

20 Apr 2017

Experian SA MD Simon Russell © Monnas Photography.
Cementing the Mosaic of customer experience with Experian

A little over a month ago, Experian SA MD Simon Russell kicked off an exclusive media roundtable explaining their new Mosaic tool and the power for local marketers in finally creating a single view of their customers and targeting by interests rather than demographics...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Apr 2017

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Starbucks turns one in South Africa, opens fourth shop

As Starbucks turns one in South Africa, it opened its fourth store in Menlyn Park, Pretoria, on 19 April 2017...

20 Apr 2017

Gumtree turns over a new leaf
Gumtree turns over a new leaf

From today, 20 April, Gumtree South Africa sports its new logo, as part of an ongoing and comprehensive redesign...

20 Apr 2017

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Woolworths tops 2016 Customer Satisfaction Index with most satisfied customers

South African Customer Satisfaction Index puts Woolworths at top...

20 Apr 2017

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