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Recycled products available at Cavendish pop-up store
Recycled products available at Cavendish pop-up store

Focusing on the World Design Capital 2014 theme 'Today For Tomorrow - sustainable solutions for people and planet', Cavendish Square in Cape Town partnered with local green designers, Pitchulik, WREN, NEWCO and Give It Bag.

21 Oct 2014 09:42

Climate change report shows continued improvement
Climate change report shows continued improvement

The 8th edition of the South African CDP climate change report has revealed that nine companies are making the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CDLI).

21 Oct 2014 08:12

Mitsubishi Electric releases Environmental Report 2014
Mitsubishi Electric releases Environmental Report 2014

With its growing importance in value creation, companies are aligning their environmental sustainability goals with company strategy - vision, mission, purpose and values - and recognising its potential in reducing operational costs and increasing operational efficiency.

21 Oct 2014 07:52

Standard Bank to implement IBM's Watson technology
Standard Bank to implement IBM's Watson technology

Standard Bank has signed an agreement to implement IBM's new Watson technology which breaks traditional barriers in computing by embracing artificial intelligence, natural language processing and dynamic learning when assisting customers and businesses with the interpretation of data.

21 Oct 2014 06:09

Email and SMS from one platform set to assist marketers
Email and SMS from one platform set to assist marketers

TotalSend has launched SMS and email sending via a single channel. This multi-channel platform allows TotalSend to assist marketers who are increasingly looking to connect with customers on mobile devices.

21 Oct 2014 05:47

MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs
MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs

MTN SA said last week that over 240 managers have taken voluntary retrenchment packages. The company embarked on a cost-reduction programme in August‚ following its poor financial performance.

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Oct 2014 05:25

Goods transported by land increase 3.4% in August
Goods transported by land increase 3.4% in August

The volume of goods transported by land (payload) increased by 3.4% in August 2014 compared with August 2013.

20 Oct 2014 15:17

Tiger Brands rushes to shore up trust after food recall
Tiger Brands rushes to shore up trust after food recall

Food producers must realise recent food scandals have severely dented consumer trust and should as a result track down "operational gaps" and close them‚ an expert says.

By Nick Hedley 20 Oct 2014 14:25

2014 Female Nation Survey results revealed
2014 Female Nation Survey results revealed

Women24.com recently released the findings of their annual Female Nation Survey, which called on women across the country to participate.

20 Oct 2014 14:15

Wholesale trade sales down 2.2% in August
Wholesale trade sales down 2.2% in August

Wholesale trade sales decreased 2.2% year on year (y/y) in August‚ Statistics SA data showed late last week.

20 Oct 2014 12:58

Cashbuild's revenue up 10%
Cashbuild's revenue up 10%

Buildings and material group Cashbuild said total revenue for the company rose by 10% for the first quarter of its 2015 financial year with higher sales and the opening of new stores.

20 Oct 2014 11:52

Coca-Cola Light dressed in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer
Coca-Cola Light dressed in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer

In support of breast cancer awareness, Coca-Cola, its bottling partner and Makro have partnered to create specially designed six-packs of Coca-Cola Light, wrapped in pink packaging.

20 Oct 2014 11:45

Le Creuset loses promotional campaign case
Le Creuset loses promotional campaign case

South Africa's largest tomato producer, ZZ2 recently offered genuine Le Creuset casserole dishes as prizes and its promotion featured an image of a Le Creuset casserole pot, which was up for grabs, on the packaging of its tomatoes sold at major supermarkets across the country.

20 Oct 2014 10:25

IFEA could broaden SA's consumer expectations
IFEA could broaden SA's consumer expectations

IFEA, taking place at Sandton Convention Centre from 5-7 November 2014 will act as an educator for South African consumers, extending their knowledge on food and drink, as the growing middleclass becomes far more discerning and demanding in its food choices.

20 Oct 2014 09:51

No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet
No Ebola in SA, neighbouring states yet

The Department of Health has, in an update of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, reported that there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in South Africa or its neighbouring countries.

20 Oct 2014 09:15

New members for the South African Brandy Guild
New members for the South African Brandy Guild

The South African Brandy Guild has announced the induction of six new members for their contribution in raising awareness around the world-class qualities of South African brandy.

20 Oct 2014 08:44

Shoprite is still SA's top retailer - The Times Sowetan Retail Survey
Shoprite is still SA's top retailer - The Times Sowetan Retail Survey

The seventh Times Sowetan Retail Awards survey has announced the country's favourite stores and outlets, with Shoprite taking the top spot for the sixth consecutive year.

17 Oct 2014 16:09

House of Bubbly opens to promote South African Cap Classique
House of Bubbly opens to promote South African Cap Classique

Allan Barnard has co-founded 'The House of Bubbly', a wine shop that promotes South African Cap Classiques in the village of Riebeek Kasteel, adjacent to the iconic restaurant, Kasteelberg Bistro.

17 Oct 2014 14:45

New Rooibos website to celebrate Geographic Indicator status
New Rooibos website to celebrate Geographic Indicator status

In celebration of its newly acquired Geographic Indicator status, which will protect the name Rooibos, and allow it to capitalise and build on its geographical origin and global reputation, Rooibos Ltd has launched a new website.

17 Oct 2014 14:17

Bakos Brothers acquires Gordon Fraser
Bakos Brothers acquires Gordon Fraser

Bakos Brothers has acquired Gordon Fraser, which positions Bakos Brothers as one of the biggest manufacturer and retailer of high-end furniture on the African continent. The company had a 21% growth in 2013, which to date this year has increased to 48%.

17 Oct 2014 13:15

Research African opportunities before expansion
Research African opportunities before expansion

Business owners wanting to take their companies to the next level must identify new markets and Africa offers that. Now is a good time to look north: local retailers are eyeing new markets...

By Shawn Henning 17 Oct 2014 12:55

Oasis Crescent's distribution of 50.2c a unit
Oasis Crescent's distribution of 50.2c a unit

Oasis Crescent Property Fund says its interim distribution per unit increased by 13.8% to 50.2c in the six months to September from 44.1c a year ago.

17 Oct 2014 12:34

Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls
Cosatu plans 'funeral march' for e-tolls

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) plans to hold a symbolic "funeral march" for Gauteng's e-toll system over the weekend.

17 Oct 2014 12:04

State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom
State may sell Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

Crushing financial pressure on Eskom has compelled the government to consider selling its R26bn stake in Vodacom and to assess its other listed holdings‚ such as Telkom to raise the cash that Eskom needs.

By Thabiso Mochiko and Andiswa Maqutu 17 Oct 2014 11:17

Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike
Emergency workers urged to end illegal strike

Gauteng's Department of Health says normal emergency services have not yet been badly affected by the illegal and unprotected strike of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers.

By More Matshediso 17 Oct 2014 09:05

Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'
Manamela tells youth to 'seize opportunities'

The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says young South Africans must make the most of the opportunities government has offered them and must take personal control of improving their lives

17 Oct 2014 08:29

Tiger Brands recalls Tastic Simply Delicious
Tiger Brands recalls Tastic Simply Delicious

Tiger Brands is recalling some recently produced batches of Tastic Simply Delicious products from retailers and wholesalers, following the discovery of traces of potentially toxic and carcinogenic ingredients in them.

16 Oct 2014 16:43

Retail sales growth slows with spending
Retail sales growth slows with spending

Growth in retail trade sales slowed in August‚ reflecting weak consumer confidence and slower spending growth by households.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 16 Oct 2014 16:07

SA August retail trade sales up 2.1%
SA August retail trade sales up 2.1%

Growth in retail sales slowed slightly to 2.1% year-on-year (y/y) in August after increasing by 2.4% in July‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

16 Oct 2014 16:01

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