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Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall
Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall

The Mayor Cllr Ricardo Mthembu and the Honourable Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi have officially opened Ballito Junction Regional Mall...

1 day ago

SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal
SA suspends imports amid Brazilian meat scandal

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has suspended imports of meat from establishments suspected to be involved in the Brazilian meat scandal...

1 day ago

Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years
Sea Harvest casts its net back onto JSE after 17 years

About 17 years after delisting from the JSE, fishing group Sea Harvest - now with Australian operations complementing its core frozen hake offering - trawled quietly back onto the bourse...

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 day ago

Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers
Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers

Free Wi-Fi is more than just keeping clients longer at a coffee shop or charging for every megabyte of usage for retailers' ISP to collect revenue...

By Prashil Gareeb 1 day ago

Raphaely and Foulkes.
Breaking through brand clutter with Nomu

This #BrandManagerMonth, we find out what's new with Nomu, the original SA food and lifestyle concept inspiring creative kitchens across the land, from director Paul Raphaely...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

The Fairnet stand featured a large LED screen and real fish tanks as counters.
Exquisite exhibits: The latest design trends from EuroShop 2017

Discover the design trends that are being used in exhibition displays around the world.

By Pippa Naudé for Scan Display 1 day ago

KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies
KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies

The largest movie screen in KwaZulu-Natal, featuring ultra high-definition (UHD) digital projection has opened at the Xtreme at Nu Metro Ballito Junction...

1 day ago

SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m
SA e-courier startup Pargo raises $1.2m

South African e-courier startup Pargo has closed a R15 million ($1.2 million) funding round led by SAAD Investment Holdings...

By Gabriella Mulligan 1 day ago

Pick n Pay to cut food prices
Pick n Pay to cut food prices

Grocery retailers have not been immune to the downturn in the economy despite offering essential goods to consumers...

By Colleen Goko 1 day ago

Jade Kirkel
#BrandManagerMonth: How Sorbet's Jade Kirkel sells a feeling

Here, Jade Kirkel, brand manager of Sorbet Group, and daughter of founder Ian Fuhr, shares her perspective on working for your dad, being a mother of three and staying in the job market, and why to stop trying to make everything balance all the time...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products
Facebook introduces new shopping ad format to showcase products

Marketers want better ways to visually inspire mobile shoppers to purchase, and so Facebook is introducing a new ad format called 'collection'...

2 days ago

Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says
Dumping is causing poultry crisis, Sapa says

SA's crisis-stricken poultry industry - and whether the crisis has been caused by "dumping" of EU bone-in chicken portions - was the subject of heated debate in parliament...

By Linda Ensor 2 days ago

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Competition body accuses fresh-produce agents of cartel behaviour

The commission said it suspected the larger players of colluding to hold prices low until their smaller competitors ran out of fresh fruit and vegetables to sell, after which they sharply increased prices...

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

Busby to shut Nine West and Mango
Busby to shut Nine West and Mango

Nine West will walk out of SA and Mango will follow suit as the House of Busby alters its portfolio to match domestic needs...

2 days ago

Moutai is the most valuable spirits brand, according to Brand Finance. Image credit:
Chinese Baijiu brands overtake whiskey as most valuable spirit

This year, the Chinese Baijiu brands have overtaken whiskey in the Brand Finance Spirits 50. Baijiu, meaning ‘white alcohol', is a Chinese distilled spirit...

2 days ago

All bets on House of Kallie
All bets on House of Kallie

In 2015 I decided to do a short eight-week beginners course in jewellery-making. I ended up with torn nails, bruised hands and an appreciation of the hard work done by creators behind this artform...

By Robin Fredericks 2 days ago

Retailers ready for smart technology adoption
Retailers ready for smart technology adoption

According to recent international research, nearly 70% of retail decision makers are ready to make changes to adopt the Internet of Things...

2 days ago

Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit
Exceptional 2017 brandy grape harvest set to yield a smooth spirit

Despite the Western Cape's extreme drought, the 2017 brandy grape harvest looks set to yield future award-winning brandies...

2 days ago

China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia
China's Alibaba to set up logistics hub in Malaysia

Alibaba and Malaysia announced on Wednesday that they will set up a logistics and e-commerce hub in the Southeast Asian country to boost small and medium-sized companies...

2 days ago

The world's most valuable logistics brands for 2017
The world's most valuable logistics brands for 2017

Valuation and strategy consultancy, Brand Finance, has revealed the most valuable logistics brands for 2017...

2 days ago

How to hack Pinterest to market your business
How to hack Pinterest to market your business

Marketing is a dense arena with many companies adopting the same stale approach. But, there is a new strategy you can implement focusing on the sleeping giant of the social media realm...

2 days ago

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate
Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slowed in February, as food inflation moderated, but remained outside the South African Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range...

By Tammy Foyn 2 days ago

Water from Air technical director, Paul Raglan-Smith and CEO Ray de Vries with a mobile 1,500 litres per day machine designed and manufactured in South Africa.
Durban innovator presents a solution to water crisis

Durban businessman Ray de Vries believes that a solution to the Cape Town water crisis may be in the air around us...

3 days ago

Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa
Oreo Dunk Challenge launches in South Africa

The Oreo Dunk Challenge has launched in South Africa, offering one South African the chance to win a VIP Dunking Experience for two worth R150,000...

3 days ago

Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair
Swiss watch exports tumble ahead of Basel trade fair

The world's biggest watch fair will open in Switzerland this week, even as slumping exports of luxury Swiss timepieces appear to dash hopes...

3 days ago

JC Bekker
DGB named Best South African Producer at international wine event

DGB has been announced as the Best South African Producer at MUNDUS VINI International Award and Spring Tasting and was honoured among the world's greatest on the first day of wine trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf...

3 days ago

Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners
Marie Claire crowns Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards winners

Marie Claire South Africa has announced the winners of the Prix d'Excellence de la Beauté Awards 2017...

3 days ago

FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers
FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers

Franchising contributes almost 12.5% to South Africa's GDP but its potential lies not only in generating increased sales of products and services...

3 days ago

#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality
#SeamlessAfrica: Tackling the omnichannel retail reality

‘Omnichannel' is not merely a business buzzword, it's the new retail reality. Amanda Herson, e-commerce director for the Cape Union Mart Group, shared her thoughts...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 Mar 2017

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