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DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program
DHL Express launches entrepreneurial training program

DHL Express recently launched its ‘Growing Beyond Borders' entrepreneurial training programme in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

17 Mar 2017

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Spaza shops need assistance to grow sustainably

Spaza shops are the backbone of South Africa's township economy and are the most visible and vivid scenery, depicting the vibrancy of township life...

By Munir Jeeva 6 Feb 2017

Investing in skills development
Investing in skills development

Pyrotec invests in various training activities that include on-the-job training and ensuring staff are exposed to new systems and technologies. Additional training for personal development is also provided...

Issued by Pyrotec 24 Jan 2017

Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award
Fry's Family Foods wins top SETA Award

The Food Bev Seta has awarded the Fry's Family Foods has been awarded the Gold Award in the Medium Companies Category for excellence in opportunities offered in occupationally directed training programmes...

14 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Retail
#BestofBiz 2016: Retail

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail portal over the past year below.

12 Dec 2016

Elsabe Lemmer
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#EntrepreneurMonth: Elsabe Lemmer launches an online platform for local artisans to sell their wares

Artisan products and handmade things are becoming increasingly sought after as the quality of such items improve and exceedingly match that of their commercial counterparts...

By Jessica Tennant 9 Nov 2016

Five retail errors to overcome
Five retail errors to overcome

Recent research has shown that less than 50% of new businesses survive beyond their fifth year, as today's business world is more dynamic and competitive than ever...

By Charles Mburugu 2 Aug 2016

Amanda Stops
SACSC launches centre management education programme

The South African Council of Shopping Centres has introduced a new education programme designed to provide centre management teams with a better overall understanding of the retail environment...

27 Jun 2016

Celebrating real-time retail transformation in action
Celebrating real-time retail transformation in action

Retail management training and excellence was celebrated at the annual Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority certificate ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 27 May 2016

Invest in training your employees - 6 ways it will pay off for your business
Invest in training your employees - 6 ways it will pay off for your business

In a difficult economic climate, the training and education budget is often one of the first areas of the business to suffer cutbacks. After all, training can be expensive, takes people away from the work they're paid to do and often delivers benefits that can be hard to quantify...

By Sandra Swanepoel 8 Jan 2016

IHS Cape Town, Durban campuses announce bursary winners
IHS Cape Town, Durban campuses announce bursary winners

The annual bursary competition, run by International Hotel School has announced the winners from the Cape Town and Durban campuses...

13 Aug 2015

Col'Cacchio pizzeria launches e-learning for staff
Col'Cacchio pizzeria launches e-learning for staff

Col'Cacchio pizzeria has launched its e-learning staff training platform, which is used as a training tool and provides staff with the resources necessary to develop their restaurant and hospitality skills...

21 Jul 2015

Winner of IHS student business plans
Winner of IHS student business plans

The International Hotel School (IHS) holds its annual Intercampus Hospitality Competition for IHS students based in South Africa, at any phase of their studies...

17 Jul 2015

Building business leaders in the retail sector
Building business leaders in the retail sector

The University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business has developed a new specialisation option designed to support retail managers in difficult economic times - especially those wanting to expand into Africa...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 26 Jun 2015

Workshop series to empower independent retailers
Workshop series to empower independent retailers

Tungwa Retail Holdings is to hold a series of trade workshops aimed at empowering independent retailers to maximise their businesses in the retail space...

26 Jun 2015

Social enterprise is changing - Neil Robinson
Social enterprise is changing - Neil Robinson

Relate, a South African not-for-profit, recently announced its phenomenal growth by 70% in just one financial year.

By Jessica Taylor 24 Jun 2015

Relinking the chain in supply chain management
Relinking the chain in supply chain management

Globalisation, effected through high speech technological advancement, has put paid to 'business as usual'. In most industries, these changes have been so dramatic that business models have virtually been made redundant...

By Dr Frances Wright 20 May 2015

'Inside Retail' programme provides real retail knowledge
'Inside Retail' programme provides real retail knowledge

'Inside Retail', a Woolworths' initiative, targets educators in higher education through a weeklong, embedded course where they gain practical experience of the retail value chain...

18 May 2015

Seed Academy offers programme for developing entrepreneurs
Seed Academy offers programme for developing entrepreneurs

Seed Academy, the school for entrepreneurs has broadened its training offering from a focus on startups to developing entrepreneurs of small and micro businesses...

13 Mar 2015

SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop offers entrepreneurs new perspectives
SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop offers entrepreneurs new perspectives

The successful SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop, developed by Raizcorp in association with Nedbank, will travel nationally this year, beginning on 9 May 2015 in Johannesburg...

5 Mar 2015

CWG Protégé Programme presses forward
CWG Protégé Programme presses forward

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme has enrolled its first viticulture intern alongside three new winemaking protégés for 2015...

20 Feb 2015

Simulation education begins with Shoprite
Simulation education begins with Shoprite

The Shoprite Group is supporting the government's mandate for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector to increase the number of students by four million by 2030...

27 Jan 2015

Cellar workers get training opportunities
Cellar workers get training opportunities

The Cape Winemakers Guild has partnered with Wine Training South Africa (WTSA) to accelerate opportunities for cellar workers, as an extension of its already successful Protégé Programme for aspiring winemakers and the corresponding mentorship initiative for viticulturists launched recently.

5 Nov 2014

Pieter Scholtz
Sales made simple

No matter what your product or service is, you have to sell to stay in business, so you might as well make up your mind now to become a winner at the sales game...

By Pieter Scholtz 29 Oct 2014

Ciro's opens Nelspruit office with Coffee Academy, showroom
Ciro's opens Nelspruit office with Coffee Academy, showroom

Ciro's has opened a new office in Nelspruit, incorporating a Coffee Academy and showroom displaying its product offerings to the hotel, restaurant and office markets.

15 Oct 2014

Global recognition for SA's retail property professionals
Global recognition for SA's retail property professionals

Five international qualifications from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC), across various fields for the shopping centre industry, will now be accessible in South Africa and recognised worldwide.

9 Oct 2014

Gert-Johan Coetzee bursary worth R168,000 up for grabs
Gert-Johan Coetzee bursary worth R168,000 up for grabs

The search is on for a student to study fashion design at the North West School of Design with the Gert-Johan Coetzee bursary worth R168,000.

2 Oct 2014

South African Chefs Academy opens in Joburg in 2015
South African Chefs Academy opens in Joburg in 2015

The South African Chefs Academy will open a branch in Norwood, Johannesburg in January 2015, after 11 successful years of training in Cape Town.

10 Sep 2014

CWG launches internship scheme to develop young viticulturists
CWG launches internship scheme to develop young viticulturists

The Cape Winemakers Guild, in association with VinPro, has expanded its highly successful Oenology Protégé Programme with the launch of a similar internship scheme to develop young viticulturists.

9 Sep 2014

Woolworths partnership to grow SA fashion education
Woolworths partnership to grow SA fashion education

Woolworths has entered into partnership with Kingston University in London and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in Cape Town to nurture the skills of soon-to-be fashion design graduates...

9 Sep 2014

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