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Loeries 2014: Unilever leads the shift from the African opportunity to the African challenge
Loeries 2014: Unilever leads the shift from the African opportunity to the African challenge

Unilever believes that creativity is the key to making sustainable living commonplace - its vision not only for itself as a company, but SA and the African continent as a whole...

By Jessica Taylor 22 Sep 2014 10:35

I LAaik it local
I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent. This was according to GM of Pizza Hut Africa, Randall Blackford at the brand relaunch in South Africa this week...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014 14:50

Climate change: the South African scenario
Climate change: the South African scenario

On Tuesday, 23 September, more than 120 world leaders will meet in New York to announce how they each intend to tackle climate change. Two days before the summit, billed as the 'largest mobilisation on climate change', the People's Climate March will demand for urgent action.

By Sindy Peters 18 Sep 2014 11:49

Through the glass - outlook for beer packaging in SA
Through the glass - outlook for beer packaging in SA

Internationally, brewers are increasingly turning to aluminium cans for packaging, despite the purists crying 'sacrilege', as they swear their brew belongs in bottles.

By Gareth Pearson 18 Sep 2014 08:00

Serene and superb Sanbona
Serene and superb Sanbona

It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

Aki Kalliatakis
When a store stick-up doesn't mean a price rise

Daylight robbery at shopping centres has become a big worry ... and I'm not talking about the mark-up of products and services due to the new season and high inflation.

By Aki Kalliatakis 15 Sep 2014 14:09

Dawie Botes
Mobile banking ... what's next?

During this last decade or so with mobile banking, we've seen a major shift in focus with regards to how banking customers interact with their banks...

By Dawie Botes 10 Sep 2014 05:52

Enjoy some Royale treatment
Enjoy some Royale treatment

With The Banting Kitchen dedicated to low-carb living on the left and a Pasta Cafe on the right, The Cape Royale Luxury Hotel & Spa in Green Point, is wedged between two stools...

By Brian Berkman 4 Sep 2014 06:23

Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools
Commercial store design neglected by interior design schools

Despite the strides made in interior design and retail design, most design schools are failing to cover this in their curricula and there is a need for a business approach to this rapidly growing industry.

By Callie van der Merwe 3 Sep 2014 15:44

Samson(ite) and delightful
Samson(ite) and delightful

What's worse than sitting next to someone on a long haul flight with garlic breath and smelly feet?

By Brian Berkman 3 Sep 2014 10:40

Johan Walters
Augment your marketing mix

We all know that traditional marketing has evolved significantly. Having worked in the digital marketing industry for over a decade, I've seen new media continue to develop considerably and introduce AR marketing...

By Johan Walters, Issued by Digital Narrative 3 Sep 2014 10:11

Aki Kalliatakis
Spring-clean your business

Spring is a great time to re-energise your business and a good time to reorganise and spruce up what your customers' experience. Here are six top tips to revitalise the experiences that they have...

By Aki Kalliatakis 2 Sep 2014 11:39

Coopmanhuijs - where the comfortable becomes the remarkable
Coopmanhuijs - where the comfortable becomes the remarkable

Copies of The Hollywood Reporter magazine in the lounge at Coopmanhuijs Hotel, in Stellenbosch, seem out of place among the books on wine, art and the historic treasures of the area.

By Brian Berkman 29 Aug 2014 10:27

Home sweet Hemelhuijs
Home sweet Hemelhuijs

Ever since it opened back in October 2010, Hemelhuijs has been a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery (a finalist for Eat Out's Boschendal Style Award) once again.

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2014 12:42

Durbanville Hills' tasting delights
Durbanville Hills' tasting delights

Passports and padkos ready, off we went to the land beyond the Boerewors Curtain... Just kidding, Durbanville isn't really that far, plus, I'm not one of those Capetonians... You know, those who think everything further than 15 minutes' drive is 'too far'.

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Aug 2014 09:45

[10 Things I Love About...] Emperors Palace
[10 Things I Love About...] Emperors Palace

Contributing Editor, Travel, Brian Berkman, asked Nigel Atherton, Complex General Manager at Emperors Palace, about why he loves his work at the Place of Dreams.

By Brian Berkman 27 Aug 2014 08:51

[10 Things I Love About...] Stellenbosch
[10 Things I Love About...] Stellenbosch

Following a knockout stay at the historic and charming Coopmanshuijs Hotel in the heart of Stellenbosch, Contributing Editor Brian Berkman asked vivacious general manager Ilzebet Oosthuizen for her 10 Things She Loves About Stellenbosch...

By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2014 09:35

Stuart Gonsal
How to tie in EBay to your e-commerce strategy

Of all e-commerce-related websites there is little doubt that EBay is the biggest. It's hard now to imagine a world in which EBay doesn't exist; so many of us have become reliant on the auction site to sell unwanted items and to purchase stuff that we do want on the cheap.

By Stuart Gonsal 21 Aug 2014 10:07

Taking entrepreneurship up a notch
Taking entrepreneurship up a notch

World Entrepreneurship Day takes place tomorrow, 21 August 2014, and is a time for South Africans to review how we facilitate, nurture and encourage entrepreneurship.

By Gareth Pearson 20 Aug 2014 11:20

Nail treatments on the go
Nail treatments on the go

While the concept of a mobile nail technician is nothing new, a business that manages a 'skulk' of them is. Tové de Chazal and Emma Gallo have hit the nail on the head with the launch of FoxBox - a mobile nail service offering treatments in the corporate space and more recently, your home.

By Jessica Taylor 20 Aug 2014 10:20

The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane
The Blue Train... a trip down luxury lane

Table Mountain, Karoo windmills, diamonds from Kimberly and wave-pounded shores of Cape Town are some of the themes of artwork on The Blue Train - the self-anointed window to the soul of South Africa.

By Brian Berkman 18 Aug 2014 12:02

South African consumer rights under threat
South African consumer rights under threat

The prohibition of alcohol advertising and raising the age limit for alcohol sales to 21 is an infringement of consumers' rights to choose their own lifestyle...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Aug 2014 08:03

Van Ryn's: A rich golden treasure
Van Ryn's: A rich golden treasure

Pairings have been a hot trend for a while now. My most recent experience was, however, quite unique - a brandy and food pairing at Van Ryn's distillery in Stellies.

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Aug 2014 13:04

Menlyn Boutique Hotel - from Havana to heavenly
Menlyn Boutique Hotel - from Havana to heavenly

Menlyn Boutique Hotel was initially built as a Cuban diplomatic residence - a good start, on which has been built a real gem of a hotel.

By Brian Berkman 12 Aug 2014 07:24

Western Cape dominates Inter-Hotel Challenge
Western Cape dominates Inter-Hotel Challenge

When Showcook.com editor Annette Kesler began the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge, her goal was simple: to create and facilitate an opportunity for young talent to shine.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Aug 2014 11:25

To the MannaBay born
To the MannaBay born

There is so much added value for guests staying at MannaBay that the room rate is great value when compared with run-of-the-mill five-star establishments.

By Brian Berkman 31 Jul 2014 11:47

Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel
Experiencing Africa's greenest hotel

A mere 400m from the airport I potentially found the solution to make those early flights just a little bit better... Hotel Verde, dubbed "Africa's Greenest Hotel" - and rightly so.

By Ilse van den Berg 29 Jul 2014 10:55

Terry Sutherland
802 words to help event planners increase their event attendance

Every single event planner wants to ensure that their events are well attended. Whether you're tasked with running an exclusive product launch or a high-profile awards evening...

By Terry Sutherland 23 Jul 2014 10:50

Four Rosmead, for sure!
Four Rosmead, for sure!

Four Rosmead is the kind of Cape Town boutique hotel where you would put your visiting family and friends who can afford to fly First but choose Business class instead.

By Brian Berkman 22 Jul 2014 11:49

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