Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets
Mobile merchant transactions driving financial inclusion in emerging markets

The use of mobile devices to make retail and store payments will act as a driver for financial inclusion of the unbanked in emerging markets...

14 hours ago

Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis
Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis

Online wine retailer Cybercellar has launched a new wine subscription service called Liquid Social, allowing customers to purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis...

16 hours ago

Local beer brewer extends funding round to accelerate international expansion
Local beer brewer extends funding round to accelerate international expansion

South African beer brand, Drifter Brewing Company, has extended its funding round after seeing an increasing demand for its product abroad, particularly in South Korea...

11 May 2018

Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies
Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies

What do we need to do to humanely sell meat to the world? Three experts: an agricultural specialist, a veterinarian and a religious scholar, answer...

By Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein 11 May 2018

Panel of experts on VAT calls for submissions
Panel of experts on VAT calls for submissions

The Independent Panel of Experts, set up to review the current list of zero-rated Value Added Tax (VAT) items, has invited all interested stakeholders to make written submissions for their consideration...

11 May 2018

Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa
Nine decades of Coca-Cola in Africa

Ninety years ago, in 1928, the first Coca-Cola was sold on the continent in Cape Town, South Africa...

11 May 2018

Do-It Hang Tabs - Hang, promote and sell
Do-It Hang Tabs - Hang, promote and sell

Grabbing shoppers' attention in the grocery aisle on a crowded supermarket shelf or at the point of purchase is becoming much more challenging, especially when competing against brands with bigger marketing budgets...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 May 2018

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Stellenbosch proves it's king of Cab in 2018 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report

"Cabernet Sauvignon is the yardstick by which all wine regions are judged, and over the years Stellenbosch has proven to be the most successful area in South Africa for producing great Cabernet."

11 May 2018

Data-driven processes to drive e-commerce campaign success
Data-driven processes to drive e-commerce campaign success

Every year, online retailers market their Mother's Day promotions, but many continue to do so with what appears to be little regard for what their customers want or need...

By Wynand Smit 11 May 2018

Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa
Fast food franchising shows steady growth in South Africa

The fast food and quick service restaurant (QSR) sector continues to show steady growth on the back of what has been a tough economic climate in South Africa...

10 May 2018

The modern-day mom and what brands need to keep in mind
The modern-day mom and what brands need to keep in mind

I've been working on a brand within the Baby Care category for a couple of years now, and I've always thought that I have a good insight into moms and how to be relevant to them...

By Louise Hefer 10 May 2018

Pouyoukas Foods gets new look
Pouyoukas Foods gets new look

Pouyoukas Foods, one of South Africa's most well-loved brands since 1986, has rebranded and modernised its packaging...

Issued by AGT Foods 10 May 2018

New data protection guidelines for Africa launched
New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week...

10 May 2018

SA Cake Decorators' Guild competition winners announced
SA Cake Decorators' Guild competition winners announced

Willowton Group's WoodenSpoon margarine, sponsors of the crafted sugar creations at this year's South African Cake Decorators' Guild (SACDG) Cake Decorating Competition, has announced the results of the competition...

10 May 2018

Blue Ribbon presents Mother's May
Blue Ribbon presents Mother's May

Blue Ribbon has decided to give mothers across the country a chance to experience a Mother's Day like never before...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 10 May 2018

Insights into the global vanilla market
Insights into the global vanilla market

Due to harvest cuts in Madagascar and Indonesia, the vanilla market dropped to 7.1K tonnes while demand for vanilla continues to grow. The supply shortage has led to a record level price increase...

10 May 2018

Enabling the digitisation of Africa - five strategies
Enabling the digitisation of Africa - five strategies

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya make up the top three of the 2018 EDI "digitagility" ranking in Africa which measures the ability of countries to go digital...

10 May 2018

Dustin Homer
How we can build a better supply chain in Africa

It's well known in the logistics and supply chain game that the last mile of a shipment's journey is inevitably the most expensive - possibly accounting for over 50% of total delivery costs...

By Dustin Homer 10 May 2018

Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018
Brewing budding entrepreneurs through Orange Corners 2018

Forty-five entrepreneurs have been selected by Heineken South Africa and its partners to participate in the 2018 Orange Corners entrepreneurial programme...

9 May 2018

How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws
How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws

The six steps that African businesses can take to comply with new European Union data privacy laws...

By Pieter Bensch 9 May 2018

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Going beyond farm-to-fork to encourage healthier food systems

The world's trade and regulation rulebook needs a reboot in order to bolster trade in food that is healthy and nutritious rather than simply cheap. "To assure that future food systems will provide healthy food for all people we'll need a big change."

9 May 2018

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Starbucks UK introduces new Rooibos Latte

Starbucks has introduced Rooibos Lattes as part of its new spring menu that has thousands of customers in the northern hemisphere hooked...

9 May 2018

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Wine consumers can expect to pay more due to impending wine shortage

Vinpro's annual Wine Harvest Report 2018 shows that wine grape production is down nearly 15% compared to 2017 - this translates into 170 million litres less wine produced in 2018...

9 May 2018

Jaza Duka benefits local communities by giving them quicker, more reliable access to the products they need most to support their families.
Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneurs

Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform...

9 May 2018

Get branded - What is the most productive brand strategy?
Get branded - What is the most productive brand strategy?

In today's vast ever-changing marketplace, it has become vital to connect any business with its brand, or brand story. Brands that define clarity on their purpose, financially outperform others without...

By Nadia Hearn 9 May 2018

Stony Creek Marketplace, Noblesville, State of Indiana, USA
Emira invests in fourth US shopping centre

JSE-listed REIT Emira Property Fund announced recently investment in its fourth shopping centre in the US...

9 May 2018

Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible
Importing that dream car is easier said than done - but possible

One can import just about anything to South Africa, including cars, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy...

By Jeff Osborne 9 May 2018

How CSI can help unlock the 'democracy dividend' - Thuli Madonsela
How CSI can help unlock the 'democracy dividend' - Thuli Madonsela

Corporate social investment has the power to unleash "the generosity of strangers"...

9 May 2018

Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development
Africa's new free trade area - streamlining trade and infrastructure development

Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news...

By Kieran Whyte and Jen Stolp 8 May 2018

Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT/Industry 4.0 Conference
Manufacturing Indaba launches IoT/Industry 4.0 Conference

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 is to launch oT/Industry 4.0 Conference - affiliated to the symposium as an official side event...

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 8 May 2018

Challenges and opportunities as the fourth industrial revolution bring change to agriculture
Challenges and opportunities as the fourth industrial revolution bring change to agriculture

Through the fourth industrial revolution's converging technologies, South Africa has the opportunity to become an early adopter, accelerating its agro-processing development...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

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