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Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination
Jumia to become Africa's one stop online destination

With a new vision, the Africa Internet Group is connecting its companies into Jumia's ecosystem which will give access to products and services from its e-commerce platforms...

2 days ago

If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them
If food labels aren't simple, consumers may ignore them

Consumers gather information about food from a variety of sources including their families, the media and through education. But another way that they can get the information is through...

By Nelene Koen 2 days ago

BlackBerry sales fall, losses pile up
BlackBerry sales fall, losses pile up

Blackberry continued bleeding red in the three months ending 31 May, extending a two-year losing streak as the Canadian smartphone maker restructures...

2 days ago

Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader
Amazon launches upgraded Kindle e-reader

NEW YORK - Amazon on Wednesday unveiled an upgraded Kindle, aiming to boost its e-reader sales with a thinner, lighter device at a low price...

3 days ago

#MenlynWinterSale starts tomorrow featuring local DJs' clothing and accessories ranges
#MenlynWinterSale starts tomorrow featuring local DJs' clothing and accessories ranges

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre's annual winter sale will run from 24 June to 31 July 2016, and will feature pop-up shops showcasing the latest fashion and accessories from top local DJs...

3 days ago

Woolworths wins international award for marketing campaign
Woolworths wins international award for marketing campaign

Woolworths has won the Best Marketing Campaign linked to Loyalty at the 2016 International Loyalty Magazine Awards ceremony, which took place in London earlier this week...

3 days ago

Online car sales platform launches in SA
Online car sales platform launches in SA

Online car sales platform HiCarByeCar has launched in South Africa, promising to source three offers within 48 hours for private individuals trying to sell their car...

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

Heineken seeks brewers' pledge on fridge space and 'dirty tricks'
Heineken seeks brewers' pledge on fridge space and 'dirty tricks'

Major rival Heineken on Wednesday hit SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) with a slew of conditions it wants the Competition Tribunal to impose on the $108bn merger...

By Fifi Peters 3 days ago

#YouthMonth: Q&A with Palesa Mokubung
#YouthMonth: Q&A with Palesa Mokubung

Award-winning designer and creator of Afro-chic fashion label Mantsho, Palesa Mokubung chats to us for #YouthMonth about her newly opened store, as well as fashion and youth culture in SA.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

Nestlé to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths
Nestlé to offer jobs training to 300,000 African youths

ABIDJAN - Swiss company Nestlé will offer on-the-job training for 300,000 African youths to offset high unemployment that poses "severe economic and social challenges" for the continent, the company announced on Tuesday...

3 days ago

Hi-tech plant to boost jobs, reduce waste to landfill
Hi-tech plant to boost jobs, reduce waste to landfill

Mpact Polymers' new state-of-the-art, bottle-to-bottle operation that produces recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) will benefit waste reduction and job creation in SA...

3 days ago

Cool spring chills H&M profits
Cool spring chills H&M profits

STOCKHOLM - Swedish fashion brand Hennes and Mauritz said on Wednesday an unusually cool European spring kept shoppers away, depressing profits in the three months to May...

22 Jun 2016

African consumers are very optimistic about the future, report finds
African consumers are very optimistic about the future, report finds

If projections hold, Africa will have over 1.1bn consumers by 2020 - more than the populations of Europe and North America combined...

22 Jun 2016

Takealot offers pre-orders of new Harry Potter book
Takealot offers pre-orders of new Harry Potter book

The new script book - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II - will be available from takealot.com, which is currently offering customers a pre-order...

22 Jun 2016

Whatiftheworld and Southern Guild introduce new exhibition space
Whatiftheworld and Southern Guild introduce new exhibition space

Art dealers Justin Rhodes and Ashleigh McLean, and design gallerists Trevyn and Julian McGowan have a dynamic new space in Rosebank's Keyes Art Mile precinct of Joburg...

22 Jun 2016

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Maersk report: struggling trade market curbed by economic restraints

Container trade in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the declining demand for mining commodities, the economic slowdown in China, dwindling consumer spending and...

22 Jun 2016

SA retailers: incredulous, insane and in deep trouble
SA retailers: incredulous, insane and in deep trouble

Retailers are fond of telling us their special offers are incredible or crazy. How right they are! Because in many respects the current spate of retail price cuts really is unbelievable, if not downright insane...

By Aki Kalliatakis 22 Jun 2016

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Inaugural Brave exhibition at Southern Guild Gallery

This July the Southern Guild Gallery will host the inaugural Brave exhibition, auction and awards dinner, featuring photographs, artwork, poetry, and stories collected by Rock Girl youth reporters and photographers, who live on the front lines of some of the most dangerous, under-served communities in the country...

22 Jun 2016

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Five security tips for anyone wanting to start an e-commerce store

An increasing number of people with an entrepreneurial mindset are setting up e-commerce sites, thanks to increased access to the Internet and mobile services, a growing middle class and the availability of online tools that are easy to use...

By Daryl Blundell 22 Jun 2016

A Game store, operated by Massmart, in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
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Huge grocery retailers show rising confidence in SA's small businesses

Small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in the grocery retail sector are reaping the rewards of big investments by dominant players in the industry, such as Massmart and Pick n Pay...

By Colleen Goko 22 Jun 2016

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Africa - the 'next Asia' for fashion, report finds

Euromonitor International has published a new report entitled Apparel and Footwear in 2016: Trends, Developments and Prospects...

21 Jun 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: Amarula launches new bottle to celebrate elephant conservation
#FreshOffTheShelf: Amarula launches new bottle to celebrate elephant conservation

Amarula Cream is asking travellers everywhere to celebrate African elephants and their conservation with a new bottle, which will be launched through travel retail stores...

21 Jun 2016

Derek Engelbrecht, Partner: Consumer products & retail sector leader at EY.
Retail survey finds retailer confidence at a 15-year low

The latest EY/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Retail Survey indicates a sharp deterioration in the business confidence levels of retailers during 2016Q2. The percentage of retailers that reported that they were satisfied with prevailing business conditions dropped from 44% in 2016Q1 to a 15-year low of 26% in 2016Q2...

21 Jun 2016

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Survey finds manufacturing CEOs reporting aggressive growth strategies

The 2016 KPMG International Global Manufacturing Outlook has stated that 74% of manufacturing company CEOs reported growth as a high priority over the next two years. Competition for market share is fierce with many planning rather aggressive strategies in the pursuit of their growth objectives...

21 Jun 2016

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#CGFSummit: Enactus announces 1 Race 2 End Waste competition

Tom Gorman, CEO of Brambles and a board member of Enactus, has announced the launch of a global initiative, 1 Race 2 End Waste, to reduce food loss and waste in developing as well as developed countries...

21 Jun 2016

Mosaic cellar team: Germain Lehodey, Mari Dartnall, Chantel Dartnall, and Moses Magwaza.
International awards recognise Mosaic at the Orient

Mosaic at the Orient, South Africa's Restaurant of the Year, has won the Best Overall in Region Award at the 2016 World's Best Wine Lists Awards. The restaurant also took awards for the Best Champagne and Sparkling Wine List; Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List; Best By The Glass Wine List; Best Hotel Wine List; and a special Jury Prize...

21 Jun 2016

Donna Oosthuyse from the JSE; Praxia Nathanael, Gold Brands Investments CEO and chief operating officer, Stylianos Nathanael, at the group’s listing.
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Finch makes a comeback to JSE with Mama Chaka's

Newly listed fast foods franchisor Gold Brands Investments, which owns the Chesanyama brand, has acquired affordable eatery concept Mama Chaka's - heralding an unexpected return to the JSE of food sector entrepreneur Dennis Finch...

By Marc Hasenfuss 21 Jun 2016

Online shopping in South Africa slowly taking off
Online shopping in South Africa slowly taking off

Many South Africans have shopped online, but their total spend is only a fraction of retail spend in South Africa...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jun 2016

Serco kickstarts Takealot fleet
Serco kickstarts Takealot fleet

Serco worked closely with e-commerce retailer, Takealot.com, in its move to own and operate its own fleet of dry body vehicles. Takealot has large warehouses in...

21 Jun 2016

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