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Retail security must integrate technology
Retail security must integrate technology

While many commercial property sites may have CCTV and access control systems, they lack full integration, which is crucial to successful implementation. Globally, the future of commercial property security lies in a greater integration with technology.

By Clinton Phipps 27 Aug 2014 14:51

Experiential branding cuts through the clutter
Experiential branding cuts through the clutter

Experiential branding is still a relatively new concept for many South African businesses but is a logical extension of mass personalisation...

27 Aug 2014 10:58

Title deed handover will open formal housing market
Title deed handover will open formal housing market

The expected handover of more than a million title deeds to owners of subsidised houses during the next five years could speed up the opening of the formal property market in areas like Soweto.

By Fifi Peters and Sikonathi Mantshantsha 27 Aug 2014 10:25

Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs
Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs

MTN has defended its retrenchment plans‚ which has been criticised by the trade union Solidarity and says the process was partly to review the cost structure of operations in South Africa‚ and allow the company to deliver on strategic investments and product innovation.

By Samuel Mungadze 27 Aug 2014 10:01

Spree partners with Next
Spree partners with Next

Next, a UK brand established in 1982, has partnered with Spree.co.za, part of Naspers' e-commerce division. This will enable the South African website to offer selected items from the UK range.

27 Aug 2014 09:43

Media24 launches Efinity
Media24 launches Efinity

In order to enable retailers to utilise e-commerce successfully, a best-in-class fulfilment service that takes care of the logistics process from the moment the order is completed...

27 Aug 2014 09:12

[10 Things I Love About...] Emperors Palace
[10 Things I Love About...] Emperors Palace

Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Nigel Atherton, Complex General Manager at Emperors Palace, about why he loves his work at the Place of Dreams.

By Brian Berkman 27 Aug 2014 08:51

Gauteng's e-tolls consultation gets underway
Gauteng's e-tolls consultation gets underway

The Gauteng Advisory Panel on the Socio-economic Impact of E-tolls will kick off its month-long consultation process on Wednesday (27 August), starting with organised labour representatives.

27 Aug 2014 08:32

GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession
GDP creeps up narrowly avoiding recession

South Africa's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 0.6% in the second quarter of this year according to figures released by Statistics South Africa.

27 Aug 2014 07:29

PayPal marks one million SA accounts
PayPal marks one million SA accounts

South Africans have opened one million PayPal accounts, four years after its deal with FNB made it possible for people and businesses in South Africa to make and accept such payments.

26 Aug 2014 13:07

Sustaining large shopping malls through phased approach
Sustaining large shopping malls through phased approach

Recently opened large shopping centres, and those set to open soon, could experience a slow start to trading, as local consumers come under mounting economic pressure and retail competition grow.

By Marius Muller 26 Aug 2014 12:57

Distell sets R500m aside for Africa expansion
Distell sets R500m aside for Africa expansion

Distell Group has set aside more than R500m for investments in various African countries and it will fund the investment through a cost saving and supply chain efficiency programmes‚ the liquor group claims.

By Nick Hedley 26 Aug 2014 12:50

'Banting diet' restaurant opens in Cape Town
'Banting diet' restaurant opens in Cape Town

On Friday, 22 August 2014, a consortium of 'Banters' opened the first restaurant dedicated to the Banting dining lifestyle at 47 Main Road, Green Point (in front of the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel).

26 Aug 2014 12:28

2014 SACSC Footprint Marketing Award winners
2014 SACSC Footprint Marketing Award winners

Cavendish Square scooped the coveted top award, the Spectrum Award of the South African Council of Shopping Centres Footprint Marketing Awards, announced at the SACSC congress last week.

26 Aug 2014 12:02

Ummi Properties loses case against Brazilia Fusion
Ummi Properties loses case against Brazilia Fusion

The Port Elizabeth High Court has dismissed an application brought by Irish businessman Ken Denton's Ummi Properties for summary judgment against Brazilia Fusion Restaurant to evict it because its rental was not paid.

26 Aug 2014 11:37

Texton distribution up to 85.47c a share
Texton distribution up to 85.47c a share

Texton Property Fund grew its distribution by 10.6% to 85.47c per share in the year to June.

By Alistair Anderson 26 Aug 2014 11:16

Cape Town says Sanral is misleading the public
Cape Town says Sanral is misleading the public

The City of Cape Town has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) of "peddling fallacies" about the proposed tolling of the N1-N2 Winelands highway, deepening their public spat.

26 Aug 2014 10:50

MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation
MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation

MTN Group has added about R54bn to its market capitalisation since its well-received interim results early this month, leaving both the top-40 and all-share indices trailing in the distance.

26 Aug 2014 10:28

PnP achieves reduction in carbon emissions target
PnP achieves reduction in carbon emissions target

Having achieved its target on reducing carbon emissions a year ahead of schedule, Pick n Pay is now focusing on reducing emissions further, through greater in-store energy efficiency and other means.

26 Aug 2014 10:10

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22

Shoprite is taking stock outside SA
Shoprite is taking stock outside SA

Continental retail kingpin Shoprite's three top-performing countries outside SA are 80% stocked with non-South African products.

By Zeenat Moorad 25 Aug 2014 14:31

Putting customer satisfactions surveys online
Putting customer satisfactions surveys online

Customers, who are satisfied with their shopping experience, tend to spend more, scooping up products and services because they believe in your brand.

25 Aug 2014 13:01

KFC menu boards go digital across South Africa
KFC menu boards go digital across South Africa

Following a successful trial of digital menu boards in 10 KFC stores over the past five years, PVision and One Digital Media have provided and installed over 5000 digital menus...

25 Aug 2014 11:21

Franschhoek Uncorked ushers in summer
Franschhoek Uncorked ushers in summer

The annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, over the weekend of 27 and 28 September 2014, will launch summer's wine drinking experiences with limited releases wines, new releases and wine specials...

25 Aug 2014 11:16

Regulatory changes face insurance sector
Regulatory changes face insurance sector

Insurance companies and intermediaries are bracing themselves for rapid, far-reaching regulatory changes that are due to be introduced in 2016.

25 Aug 2014 11:05

'Talk shops' achieve little for transformation
'Talk shops' achieve little for transformation

Social dialogue is of little value in transforming SA's economy as it only reinforces the positions adopted by the government, business and labour, a manufacturing forum in Sandton has heard.

25 Aug 2014 10:22

Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year
Italtile's profits rise to R751m for the year

Italtile has reported a 13% rise in full-year profit, bucking the broader retail malaise, as the group's higher-income customers and integrated supply chain supported growth.

By Zeenat Moorad 25 Aug 2014 09:44

Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway
Singaphi Street upgrade gets underway

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) has started phase one of the R40m upgrade of Singaphi Street in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.

25 Aug 2014 09:20

Levi's celebrates entrepreneurs with Pioneer Nation festival
Levi's celebrates entrepreneurs with Pioneer Nation festival

The American clothing company's first ever Pioneer Nation festival aims at helping young South Africans design a passionate, productive future for their generation...

25 Aug 2014 08:30

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