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Players gear up for boom in e-commerce on the continent
Players gear up for boom in e-commerce on the continent

Driven by the increased use of mobile devices and the internet, and economic growth across the continent, e-commerce is burgeoning in Africa...

30 Jan 2015 16:48

Just four bits of credit card data can identify most anyone
Just four bits of credit card data can identify most anyone

MIAMI, USA: Just four bits of information gleaned from a shopper's credit card can be used to identify almost anyone, suggesting that even anonymous big data sets can breach individual privacy...

30 Jan 2015 16:40

MasterCard has master plan for security and online protection
MasterCard has master plan for security and online protection

Industry experts, local financial institutions and merchant representatives discussed international and South African trends in fraud detection and prevention at a fraud and processing workshop...

30 Jan 2015 16:00

AfrAsia wine auction sets sights on back-to-back records
AfrAsia wine auction sets sights on back-to-back records

With only 350 auction tickets available at R3,000 per head, the AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2015 online bidding platform, through Gavel&Grand, will extend the bidding to international wine aficionados...

30 Jan 2015 15:11

Franschhoek gains international recognition on '2014 top 50 list'
Franschhoek gains international recognition on '2014 top 50 list'

The Decanter Top 50 Wines in the World includes its recommended top 50 'must-buy' wines that have achieved an outstanding score throughout the year (18.5/20 points and above) and offer excellent value for money...

30 Jan 2015 09:09

Homeowner environments positive under interest rate growth
Homeowner environments positive under interest rate growth

While generally anticipated by commentators in the market, the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee meeting to hold the repo rate steady at 5.75% is most welcome...

30 Jan 2015 08:46

Mixing it up at the J&B Met launch
Mixing it up at the J&B Met launch

The J&B Met kicked off with a fashionable bang at the 'Mix it your way at the J&B Met launch' at Cavendish Square last week...

By Cari Van Wyk 29 Jan 2015 15:47

Pizzas with pizzazz as global challenge gets ready to roll
Pizzas with pizzazz as global challenge gets ready to roll

The Global Pizza Challenge, run in 16 countries around the world, promotes a passion for pizza making and introduces a completely new spectrum of innovative pizzas to the world...

29 Jan 2015 14:42

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose...

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015 14:00

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 120: Melissa Attree on Brands vs Publishers
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 120: Melissa Attree on Brands vs Publishers

In the latest Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, host Warren Harding interviewed Melissa Attree and Candice Winterboer...

29 Jan 2015 13:50

'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern
'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern

Swordfern, a quirky little beauty salon run by quirky beauties, situated on the infamous Harrington Street, is already, at only a little over a year old, making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for hair and beauty treatments for those a little more alternative.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jan 2015 12:06

CBD major development shows the Mother City still has it
CBD major development shows the Mother City still has it

Last year saw considerable progress in projects undertaken and completed in Cape Town. Notable new commercial properties, comprising office space with ground floor retail such as restaurants and coffee bars...

29 Jan 2015 11:39

Cartier seeks women with 'diamond minds' for entrepreneurial competition
Cartier seeks women with 'diamond minds' for entrepreneurial competition

Influential and enterprising women have always inspired the creativity of Cartier and are a large creative motivator behind the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards...

29 Jan 2015 10:54

IORMA solidifies its reach with Johannesburg office launch
IORMA solidifies its reach with Johannesburg office launch

The International Omni Retailing Markets Association (IORMA), which monitors and analyses the value chain for consumer goods and services, has established a Johannesburg office...

29 Jan 2015 10:28

George Golding
[Trends 2015] Your customers hold the power

2015 will continue to be all about the customer, for brands...

By George Golding 29 Jan 2015 09:03

Hansie Smit
[Trends 2015] SA Trendwatch 2015

Alarming trend news from the US is that Mom jeans are set to make a comeback in 2015. For the fashion unconscious, Mom jeans are high-wasted, ankle-length jean pants worn by Moms everywhere...

By Hansie Smit 29 Jan 2015 07:16

Fashion retailers look abroad as golden era of consumption frays
Fashion retailers look abroad as golden era of consumption frays

SA's dwindling economy and glacial employment prospects has seen the consumption boom taper off, with fashion retailers such as The Foschini Group (TFG) and Woolworths casting their nets offshore...

By Zeenat Moorad 28 Jan 2015 16:46

Clicks group sales up 13.9% to R8.2bn in 20 weeks
Clicks group sales up 13.9% to R8.2bn in 20 weeks

Retailer Clicks on Wednesday, 28 January 2015, said it had increased group sales by 13.9% to R8.2bn in the 20 weeks to 18 January...

28 Jan 2015 16:28

Competitive year for commercial property sector
Competitive year for commercial property sector

Given the electricity issues, shortage of good assets and weak Rand, the commercial property market can expect massive competition for good property and tenants in 2015...

28 Jan 2015 16:09

Broll and Greenday Property take up the gavel in partnership
Broll and Greenday Property take up the gavel in partnership

In keeping with its growth strategy, Broll Property Group and Greenday Property have collaborated to launch Broll Auctions and Sales, a new service line within the group...

28 Jan 2015 15:55

Amorim's CWG sponsorship sets corks popping
Amorim's CWG sponsorship sets corks popping

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme, a celebrated mentorship scheme for aspiring young winemakers, has started 2015 on a high note with the announcement of a major sponsorship by Amorim Cork...

28 Jan 2015 15:41

African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China
African Union agrees 'substantive' transport deal with China

China and the African Union agreed Tuesday, 27 January, an ambitious plan to develop road, rail and air transport routes to link capitals across the continent...

28 Jan 2015 12:39

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 120: Melissa Attree chats Brands vs Publishers
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 120: Melissa Attree chats Brands vs Publishers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show tomorrow, 29 January 2015, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Melissa Attree and Candice Winterboer...

28 Jan 2015 11:38

South African intranet design wins global accolade
South African intranet design wins global accolade

In the 2015 Nielsen Norman Intranet Design Annual, the Intranet solution developed by The Foschini Group, in partnership with Intervate, has been confirmed as one of the world's top 10 intranets...

28 Jan 2015 11:02

Road is still king of freight
Road is still king of freight

Freight movers in SA still prefer road transport to rail to transport goods locally, hindering Transnet's efforts to get rail-friendly cargo off the roads...

By Andiswa Maqutu 27 Jan 2015 16:28

Waterkloof struts its stuff with new Peacock Range
Waterkloof struts its stuff with new Peacock Range

The Peacock Wild Ferment range gets its name from the brightly plumed birds conspicuous in and around Waterkloof's vineyards...

27 Jan 2015 15:27

Waterkloof struts its stuff with new Peacock Range
Waterkloof struts its stuff with new Peacock Range

The Peacock Wild Ferment range gets its name from the brightly plumed birds conspicuous in and around Waterkloof's vineyards...

27 Jan 2015 15:27

The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device
The challenge of e-commerce transactions on a mobile device

Do you have an antivirus product on your mobile phone? If not, best you invest in one in order to protect against mobile fraud, as mobile payments and card-not-present retail go on the rise...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Jan 2015 14:00

Load shedding to continue
Load shedding to continue

Eskom says load shedding will continue today...

27 Jan 2015 11:57

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