Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya
Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

3 days ago

China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls
China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme...

18 Sep 2017

Image Source:
AGT Foods expands in WC, aims to become top supplier of dry food goods

To accommodate the rapid expansion of AGT Foods in the Western Cape, the AGT Foods Africa Cape Town division recently moved to new premises...

1 Sep 2017

#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook
#WomensMonth: Convenient home-style meals with Why Cook

Why Cook is a Gauteng-based catering company that focuses on delivering modern home-style cooking made from fresh ingredients directly to one's door...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 Aug 2017

Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?
Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success...

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

South Africa's first craft gin club launches
South Africa's first craft gin club launches

The Gin Box, founded by Jean Buckham, is a gin club that aims to introduce South Africans to the multitude of local craft gin brands...

23 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor keeps on climbing
#WomensMonth: SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor keeps on climbing

SweepSouth's Aisha Pandor has been named one of the top 50 most inspiring women in tech...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Aug 2017

Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser
Constantia Village welcomes Deluxe Laser

A new Deluxe Laser branch has opened its doors in The Constantia Village shopping centre in Cape Town...

15 Aug 2017

Gig economy businesses like Uber and Airtasker need to evolve to survive
Gig economy businesses like Uber and Airtasker need to evolve to survive

The honeymoon is over for the gig economy. The loose collection of online platform companies has long trumpeted its difference from the business norm...

By Joshua Healy, Andreas Pekarek and Daniel Nicholson 27 Jul 2017

The pros and cons of discounting for small businesses
The pros and cons of discounting for small businesses

As a small business owner, you've probably offered discounts to your customers or have considered doing so. It's a bit of a catch 22...

By Viresh Harduth 25 Jul 2017

UberEats adds new features
UberEats adds new features

UberEats has added new features to its offering, following a successful year of expansion...

25 Jul 2017

Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?
Is franchising services the silver lining in a stagnant economy?

The appeal of franchising is widespread. While other businesses often struggle to keep a positive cash flow in times of stunted economic activity, franchising remains resilient...

By Sybrand Bezuidenhout 25 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry
#CSIMonth: Imbalie Beauty Academy opens doors into the industry

South African beauty franchise group Imbalie Beauty has become a key player in South Africa's robust franchising industry...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Jul 2017

Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront
Chat Find app offers freelancers, businesses a mobile shopfront

Mobile commerce app, Chat Find, offers businesses and freelancers a mobile shopfront and the ability to process payment and invoice customers directly...

20 Jul 2017

Brian Joffe's Long4Life acquires Sorbet beauty chain
Brian Joffe's Long4Life acquires Sorbet beauty chain

Long4Life, the investment holding company owned by businessman Brian Joffe, has concluded a Share Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of the Sorbet Group...

17 Jul 2017

Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live
Online B2B marketplace for SMMEs goes live

Launching to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises servicing the retail sector in SA, XAfricaMart offers sellers and their customers a trade secure payment platform...

14 Jul 2017

Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges
Franchising industry shows resilience amid economic challenges

Franchising is one industry that has proven in many countries to be resilient even in the face of extensive macroeconomic difficulties...

By Dumisani Bengu 12 Jul 2017

Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced
Awards for Excellence in Franchising winners announced

As part of its annual Franchise Business Festival, the Franchise Association of South Africa (FASA) held its Awards for Excellence in Franchising...

6 Jul 2017

Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy
Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A new whitepaper reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it...

28 Jun 2017

Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers
Major travel trade shows team up to attract global buyers

Africa's Travel Indaba and We Are Africa has entered a partnership which will see the two trade shows bringing the world to South Africa to experience a range of travel products and services for two weeks every May...

27 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor
Burger special wasn't financially viable: Spur founder

When Spur ended its popular Monday Buy One Get One Free burger special at the end of March this year, cash-strapped diners mourned the loss...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Jun 2017

Allen Ambor, founder and executive chairman of Spur Corporation.
Spur founder Allen Ambor's tough love approach to business

Iconic SA restaurant chain, Spur Steak Ranches, will be 50-years-old in October this year and has grown into an internationally-recognised brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Jun 2017

South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food...

22 Jun 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

Fast food stocks risky
Fast food stocks risky

Famous Brands took a huge leap of faith when it closed a 120m deal that brought UK premium burger group Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) into its fold in October...

12 Jun 2017

The broad business case for pop-up shops
The broad business case for pop-up shops

The concept of pop-up retail has soared in popularity over the last number of years. Done right, these temporary retail spaces...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Jun 2017

Jumia Food's Duncan Muchangi and Sodexo Kenya's Neil Ribiero.
Sodexo and Jumia Food Kenya partner on mobile payment solution for employees

Sodexo Group has signed a new partnership with Jumia Food Kenya to offer employers a seamless mobile solution dubbed M-Kula...

8 Jun 2017

Imbalie makeover takes a toll
Imbalie makeover takes a toll

Small-cap salon franchisor Imbalie Beauty's headline loss widened in the year to February 2017, but management remains optimistic...

2 Jun 2017

NetFlorist enables shared payments
NetFlorist enables shared payments

NetFlorist has introduced GiftTogether, a new payment initiative which allows one to get together with other people, select a gift and share the costs...

23 May 2017

Show more