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High-quality art prices soar
High-quality art prices soar

Prices for high-quality South African and international art soared at Strauss & Co's auction held this week in Cape Town...

By Madden Cole 27 Mar 2015 16:22

Interruption insurance cannot shoulder risks of load shedding
Interruption insurance cannot shoulder risks of load shedding

Business interruption insurance is not a solution for load shedding risks and 90% of business interruption insurance claims related to load shedding will not be paid out...

27 Mar 2015 14:49

Sandton City opens Diamond Walk for super-luxury
Sandton City opens Diamond Walk for super-luxury

Sandton City's new Diamond Walk will open to the public on 30 April 2015, staking its position as Africa's definitive luxury and super-luxury retail destination...

27 Mar 2015 13:47

Logistics lift-off for Africa in 2015
Logistics lift-off for Africa in 2015

DHL Sub-Saharan Africa expects 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry on the continent, largely driven by increased consumer demand and the rapidly developing e-commerce industry...

27 Mar 2015 13:36

[TrendTalk] Would your consumers eat bugs?
[TrendTalk] Would your consumers eat bugs?

Savvy marketers know just how to tug on consumers' heartstrings to build brand loyalty to effect sales. But do you know how to also leverage their guilt, grab the attention of the new hipsters, and work with bacteria and bugs?...

By Louise Marsland 27 Mar 2015 12:41

Producers of alcoholic beverages must apply for tariff determinations
Producers of alcoholic beverages must apply for tariff determinations

SARS recently amended the customs and excise laws to make it compulsory for producers of alcoholic beverages to apply for tariff determinations prior to release of a clearance upon import, and prior to removal of locally manufactured products from an excise manufacturing warehouse...

By Virusha Subban 27 Mar 2015 11:22

Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged
Reserve Bank keeps repo rate unchanged

The Reserve Bank has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per annum...

27 Mar 2015 09:19

Relief for retailers as consumer pressure lifts
Relief for retailers as consumer pressure lifts

The worst seems to be over for SA's retailers as the recovery in strike-affected incomes and substantially lower fuel prices suggest a continued improvement in consumer spending during the second quarter...

By Zeenat Moorad 26 Mar 2015 16:09

Self-service and the 'R' in CRM
Self-service and the 'R' in CRM

Self-service is generally considered a good thing, especially in CRM, where there has been significant investment in empowering people to take on more responsibility for provisioning service or making purchases. But it's not all great...

By Denis Pombriant 26 Mar 2015 15:07

Castle Lite sends out cold blast refreshment
Castle Lite sends out cold blast refreshment

Castle Lite has a new campaign to re-introduce its limited edition, resealable Platinum Pack, already hitting the shelves in South Africa...

26 Mar 2015 11:19

East meets south at SAITEX 2015
East meets south at SAITEX 2015

This year's co-located AB7 and SAITEX Expo will host the first Eastern European pavilion, organised with the cooperation of the Eastern European Commercial, Cultural, Tourism and Knowledge Centre Consortium...

26 Mar 2015 11:13

Retail banking's future landscape
Retail banking's future landscape

Though 2014 was an interesting year for the retail banking industry, it is clear that there are changes that are more interesting afoot in 2015...

By François Chaffard 26 Mar 2015 09:48

South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed
South Africa's no. 1 township brand revealed

Kasi Star Brands measure township-specific brand usage across 163 categories to identify the top 24 brands that are used most loyally by South Africa's township consumers. Koo Baked Beans came first...

26 Mar 2015 09:10

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria
SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015 09:00

Creating real buyer trust in a virtual world
Creating real buyer trust in a virtual world

In a time when malls are taking a pounding from criminals, load shedding and tightened shopper budgets, e-commerce is offered an opportunity to finally step up; not so much as to replace the brick and mortar retailer but to enhance it...

26 Mar 2015 08:07

Language - USP or barrier?
Language - USP or barrier?

During the imminent South African Tourism Indaba hundreds of tourism-related organisations and operators will be touting their tours, hospitality offerings and products - each pushing their unique selling points (USPs) to the utmost and trying desperately to differentiate themselves. Yet how many have considered the edge that an awareness of the issue of language can have on the bottom line?

26 Mar 2015 07:18

Mogorosi Mashilo
[The Human Truth behind the Trend] Part 2: A deeper look into what an insight is - the brand truth

In recapping part 1 of my 2-part discussion about unlocking the human truth behind the trend, we must always remember that consumers are actually human beings...

By Mogorosi Mashilo 26 Mar 2015 05:32

Chefs hatch plan for giant Easter egg
Chefs hatch plan for giant Easter egg

It should be an eggs-traordinary sight and one to give the Easter Bunny sleepless nights as to how he will manage to hide it...

By Eleanor Douglas-Meyers 25 Mar 2015 16:06

Food and beverages industry income up 11.1% y/y in January
Food and beverages industry income up 11.1% y/y in January

Total income generated by the food and beverages industry in SA increased in nominal terms (current prices) by 11.1% year on year (y/y) in January...

25 Mar 2015 15:20

Commercial property owners cling to land
Commercial property owners cling to land

The latest research from JLL South Africa shows that commercial property investment activity in South Africa slowed down in 2014, with the overriding contributing factor being the low supply of investment properties...

25 Mar 2015 15:03

Avoiding eight failures of franchising
Avoiding eight failures of franchising

Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to avoid the high risk of failure associated with small businesses often look to franchising, assuming that a recognised trademark and support is a guarantee of success...

By Ethel Nyembe 25 Mar 2015 14:38

High performance customer experience management
High performance customer experience management

The ultimate result of today's many business challenges is that it is more important now than ever that companies know their customers better...

25 Mar 2015 14:37

Unpacking leadership in the age of individualism
Unpacking leadership in the age of individualism

Individualism is a growing mega trend, identified by authors Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell in their book 'Leadership 2030', which is poised to challenge and inevitably change leadership styles of the future and the impact is already starting to be felt...

25 Mar 2015 13:47

Manufacturing Indaba 2015 gets Deloitte's support
Manufacturing Indaba 2015 gets Deloitte's support

Deloitte South Africa has announced its partnership as the knowledge partner to the second annual Manufacturing Indaba, at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni on 29-30 June 2015...

25 Mar 2015 11:52

What to say and where - benefits of location-based messaging
What to say and where - benefits of location-based messaging

While there is a great deal of interest in the potential for personalised, location-based marketing, South African retailers have been slow to benefit from it...

By Nolan Daniel 25 Mar 2015 08:56

Mogorosi Mashilo
[The Human Truth behind the Trend] Part 1: The importance of consumer insights

First and foremost, it is imperative to understand what an insight is and not confuse it with an observation or a trend...

By Mogorosi Mashilo 25 Mar 2015 05:27

Trends in South African meat market
Trends in South African meat market

According to the Euromonitor International category report of September 2014, as the average income in South Africa has risen steadily, meat consumption levels in the country have skyrocketed over the past two decades...

24 Mar 2015 15:41

Poultry most popular meat in the world
Poultry most popular meat in the world

The global meat market saw 3% volume sales growth in 2014 to reach 225 million tons, driven by growing demand in emerging markets. This is according new market research on the global fresh food industry from Euromonitor International...

24 Mar 2015 14:06

'Back of the card' puts mobile security front of mind
'Back of the card' puts mobile security front of mind

Fears of 'card not present' fraud (hello, online and mobile shopping) may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to Gemalto's dynamic CVV code display...

By Leigh Andrews 24 Mar 2015 14:00

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