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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding spoke about online retail with Spree and Gert-Johan Coetzee, an entrepreneurial business focus with Trutrepreneur and the Loerie Awards with Liquorice...

19 Sep 2014 15:52

Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering
Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering

Famous Brands (Fbr) and Total are testing a new forecourt grocer that analysts say could rival Engen's Woolworths offering.

By Nick Hedley 19 Sep 2014 15:16

SA July retail trade sales up 2.4% y/y
SA July retail trade sales up 2.4% y/y

Retail sales rose a much more than expected 2.4% year-on-year in July after contracting by 0.9% in June‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Wednesday, 17 September 2014.

19 Sep 2014 14:18

MyPlanet, supporting rhino conservation in transparent manner
MyPlanet, supporting rhino conservation in transparent manner

With International Rhino Day just around the corner, on 22 September 2014, there is a renewed focus around raising funds for rhino conservation and concern around misappropriation of funds.

19 Sep 2014 13:30

Savour Stellenbosch Valley's food, wine at month end
Savour Stellenbosch Valley's food, wine at month end

The inaugural 'Savour Stellenbosch Valley', being held at Neethlingshof Estate on 27 September 2014, will offer a selection of the area's diverse culinary and cellar offerings.

19 Sep 2014 12:56

Making 'showrooming' part of retail
Making 'showrooming' part of retail

'Showrooming', the practice of visiting a shop or shops in order to examine a product before buying it online at a lower price, is expanding, as evinced by its inclusion into the Oxford English Dictionary.

19 Sep 2014 12:43

Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable
Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable

The stable repo rate is good news, particularly for mortgage-dependent homeowners and aspirant home buyers requiring access to finance, says Dr Andrew Golding...

19 Sep 2014 12:01

Repo rate remains at 5.75%
Repo rate remains at 5.75%

The Reserve Bank unanimously agreed to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per year, which means the prime lending rate will remain at 9.25%

19 Sep 2014 09:44

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

R200m Vumela Fund project to benefit SMEs
R200m Vumela Fund project to benefit SMEs

Vumela 2.0, an end-to-end Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme to help corporates to transform their supply chains will receive R200m investment from Vumela Enterprise Development Fund.

18 Sep 2014 15:33

I LAaik it local
I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent. This was according to GM of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford at the brand relaunch in South Africa this week...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014 14:50

Diarise 'Magic of Bubbles' in Franschhoek
Diarise 'Magic of Bubbles' in Franschhoek

The inimitable 'Magic of Bubbles' Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival takes place on 29-30 November 2014, offering bubbly fans the opportunity to taste South Africa's best MCC and French champagne.

18 Sep 2014 14:44

Pioneer to unbundle its stake in Quantum Foods
Pioneer to unbundle its stake in Quantum Foods

Pioneer Foods will proceed with plans to unbundle its entire stake in its agricultural business‚ Quantum Foods‚ which will then be listed as a separate entity on the JSE in October.

By Fifi Peters 18 Sep 2014 12:03

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change. Two days before the summit, billed as the 'largest mobilisation on climate change', the People's Climate March will demand for urgent action.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

Green buildings make economic sense
Green buildings make economic sense

With rising operating costs and the economic slowdown in SA likely to affect commercial property developments within the next few months, it is an opportune time for developers to explore the business case for green buildings, says Nedbank Corporate Property Finance Gauteng Regional Executive Ken Reynolds.

18 Sep 2014 11:16

New Fairtrade Rosé released by Walker Bay
New Fairtrade Rosé released by Walker Bay

Walker Bay has released its new Fairtrade Rosé, the De Bos Walker Bay 47 Varietal Rosé, made from 47 varietals.

18 Sep 2014 11:04

New Fairtrade Rosé released by Walker Bay
New Fairtrade Rosé released by Walker Bay

Walker Bay has released its new Fairtrade Rosé, the De Bos Walker Bay 47 Varietal Rosé, made from 47 varietals.

18 Sep 2014 11:04

SA's water crisis in danger of deepening
SA's water crisis in danger of deepening

South Africa is facing a water crisis and the government's current plans to address it are not sufficient according to the latest paper of the African Futures project released at a seminar in Pretoria.

18 Sep 2014 10:41

Soweto Festival Expo 2014 emphasises entrepreneurship
Soweto Festival Expo 2014 emphasises entrepreneurship

The Soweto Festival Expo, which takes place at the Nasrec Expo Centre 26-28 September 2014, focuses on supporting and promoting local entrepreneurs and contributing to the long-term development of greater Soweto's economy and community...

18 Sep 2014 10:32

Customer satisfaction rates up for SA supermarkets
Customer satisfaction rates up for SA supermarkets

Customers of South African supermarkets are more satisfied than last year, according to the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) on supermarkets released on 17 September 2014.

18 Sep 2014 09:15

Through the glass - outlook for beer packaging in SA
Through the glass - outlook for beer packaging in SA

Internationally, brewers are increasingly turning to aluminium cans for packaging, despite the purists crying 'sacrilege', as they swear their brew belongs in bottles.

By Gareth Pearson 18 Sep 2014 08:00

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 106: Spree partners with NEXT UK and Lauren Fleiser chats about Trutrepreneur

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow from 9am-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Louna Lohann and Lauren Fleiser...

17 Sep 2014 11:48

Denel, Aerosud sign deal with Airbus
Denel, Aerosud sign deal with Airbus

A three-way agreement between leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus and South African companies Denel Aerostructures and Aerosud Aviation has been finalised.

17 Sep 2014 11:34

E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations
E-tolls boycott hurts Gautrain's operations

More than R40bn has been spent but Gauteng transport chiefs are now coming to the realisation that the province's two flagship projects - the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and Gautrain - are not having the desired effect

17 Sep 2014 11:02

Nederburg sponsoring 2014 Rising Star Award
Nederburg sponsoring 2014 Rising Star Award

Nederburg is sponsoring the 2014 Rising Star Award that forms part of this year's Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, to be announced on 16 November at an event at Thunder City, Cape Town.

17 Sep 2014 10:58

Serene and superb Sanbona
Serene and superb Sanbona

It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54

Understanding international franchise expansion
Understanding international franchise expansion

Pierre van Tonder, CEO Spur Holdings, will be a speaker at the FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, taking place on 15 October at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton and 19 November 2014 at Portside, Cape Town.

17 Sep 2014 10:48

MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

Ron Zacapa Centenario to launch in SA
Ron Zacapa Centenario to launch in SA

Ron Zacapa Centenario, a premium Guatemala rum and one of the Top 100 Luxury Brands in the World, will celebrate its arrival into South Africa by hosting an Aficionado Pop Up Bar in Johannesburg from 25 September to 28 November 2014.

17 Sep 2014 10:24

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