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Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town
Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town

The 2018 Sneaker Exchange (SXC) will be held at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 11am to 7pm.

3 days ago

SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress
SA's The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic scoops two awards at Global Soft Drinks Congress

South African non-alcoholic beverage brand, The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic, has been awarded Best Adult Drink as well as Best New Drink Concept at the 2018 Zenith Innobev Awards in Prague...

20 Apr 2018

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Castle Lite's 'Unlocks' concert brings the brand's purpose to life

Juanita Pienaar asks Castle Lite director Becky Opdyke how music ties into the message the brand is trying to convey to its consumers, specifically through the Castle Lite 'Unlocks' concerts...

By Juanita Pienaar 16 Apr 2018

WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town
WTM Africa 2018 ready to welcome leading travel and tourism professionals in Cape Town

WTM Africa 2018 is set to deliver another impactful and important exhibition dedicated to furthering the potential of tourism on the continent and even further afield...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 13 Apr 2018

Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028
Parcels delivered within two hours could be the norm by 2028

In response to today's online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer that expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, 78% of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023...

12 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show
#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show

Daniel Moleka, owner of RedThread Apparel X and first-year student at Fedisa Fashion Design School in Cape Town, has been invited to showcase his 'Immortal' collection at the inaugural Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Apr 2018

10 reasons why you need to visit WTM Africa 2018
10 reasons why you need to visit WTM Africa 2018

Join travel professionals from 70 countries and regions over three days in Cape Town. WTM Africa is an international event providing a platform to showcase your products to serious buyers...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 10 Apr 2018

Eighth annual SACSC Research Conference set for Sandton in May
Eighth annual SACSC Research Conference set for Sandton in May

The annual South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference is set to take place on 9 May 2018 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton...

5 Apr 2018

Nicholas Haralambous
#ECMA18: It's not an apocalypse, it's a retail revolution

As store closures continue across the globe, we're witnessing the demise of physical retail as we know it...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Mar 2018

Top trade show makes South Africa the focus for a continent's import and export future
Top trade show makes South Africa the focus for a continent's import and export future

SAITEX 2018 brings key business and government leaders from around the world together at Africa's largest product sourcing and trade show in Johannesburg.

Issued by dmg events Africa 23 Mar 2018

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CTIJF workshop weaves thread between fashion and business

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival Sustainable Training and Development workshop took place on Tuesday, 20 March and weaved the thread between fashion and business in 2018...

22 Mar 2018

Delish Sisters. Image supplied by Delish Sisters via Decorex.
Irresistible food offerings at this year's Decorex Durban

Samples of some of KwaZulu Natal's most irresistible food offerings will be available at the many gourmet food stations at Decorex Durban...

19 Mar 2018

Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announced
Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announced

South African wine producers are readying themselves for CapeWine 2018, under the theme \Hannuwa - encapsulating the philosophy of the South African wine industry as a pledge to farming sustainably...

19 Mar 2018

#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI
#ECMA2018: Adopt a humanistic approach to AI

Artificial intelligence doesn't have to induce a Hollywood sci-fi dystopian nightmare in which robots take over the world. It may instead offer an exciting opportunity to connect consumers to your brand...

By Maroefah Smith 16 Mar 2018

#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX
#ECMA18: Unlocking the potential of data in enhancing CX

Tapping into the potential of data to provide insight into consumers' thinking and behaviour may translate into an enhanced customer experience strategy...

By Maroefah Smith 15 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa
WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology
#SeamlessAfrica: Store 4.0 is an attitude, not a technology

E-commerce may be where the retail industry is seeing growth, but the physical store is not dead. In fact, it may be more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Mar 2018

BabyWombWorld shines at MamaMagic New Product Awards
BabyWombWorld shines at MamaMagic New Product Awards

South African baby and parenting expo, MamaMagic, has announced the winners of its New Product Awards for 2017...

12 Mar 2018

Keyes Art Mile to launch artisanal food market
Keyes Art Mile to launch artisanal food market

Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank will be launching a new monthly artisanal food market. The Pantry Market at Keyes will take place one Saturday every month and will offer small-batch, artisanal products; from olive oil and honey to fresh produce, charcuterie, confectionery, sourdough bread, and cut flowers.

9 Mar 2018

#SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design
#SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design

In the search to become 'more than a store', retailers in Africa need to put their customer at the heart of the operation, says Frans van der Colff...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Mar 2018

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Smart streetwear with Sol-Sol

South African fashion label Sol-Sol's signature brand of smart casual streetwear is founded on a commitment to great fit, fabric and design...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Mar 2018

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week designer line-up, venue announced
AFI Cape Town Fashion Week designer line-up, venue announced

African Fashion International (AFI) has announced the list of designers set to take part in the AFI Cape Town Fashion Week on 23 and 24 March...

1 Mar 2018

Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing
Inaugural event aims to showcase opportunities in advanced manufacturing

South Africa's advanced manufacturing progress will be showcased at the inaugural African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show...

28 Feb 2018

Menswear in Africa: bold, brave and patriotic
Menswear in Africa: bold, brave and patriotic

African fashion is seeing growing recognition abroad, and menswear, in particular, has become bolder, more expressive and less restricted by social norms...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Feb 2018

Product of the Year 2018 awards SA's favourite consumer goods
Product of the Year 2018 awards SA's favourite consumer goods

Product of the Year - South Africa's largest independent consumer-voted survey - celebrated 10 years of rewarding innovation and excellence in the country at its annual awards gala ceremony...

26 Feb 2018

DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference set for Cape Town in March
DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference set for Cape Town in March

The fourth DHL E-commerce MoneyAfrica conference, one of the continent's largest e-commerce events, is set to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14 to 15 March...

23 Feb 2018

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Feb 2018

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A water-wise SA Cheese Festival

The agricultural society, along with its partners, will present the will present the 2018 SA Cheese Festival without any impact on the already depleted water sources in the Western Cape...

22 Feb 2018

2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion
2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion

Cape Town-based clothing label 2Bop started its life in 2004 as a way to turn a passion for classic video games into a form of expression...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Feb 2018

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