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What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe
What cage-free means with Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe recently joined Angus McIntosh and Yolanda Guse, who started the petition to get McDonals to commit to a cage-free policy, on the Spier Spier Biodynamic Farm to see how free range chickens live...

By Cari Coetzee 14 Oct 2016

Retail safety in a world of malls
Retail safety in a world of malls

South Africa has an ever-increasing number of shopping malls. While they offer consumers convenience and retailers good volumes of foot traffic, safety risks are a significant concern that need to be carefully managed and can be mitigated by using the right tools...

By Grant Dunnington 17 Aug 2015

Keep your reputation tidy with clean stores
Keep your reputation tidy with clean stores

No matter what the case may be, no dirt appeals to a customer. Dirt creates unpleasantness and can drive a business downwards...

By Stephen Sandmann 2 Feb 2015

One way to help you through your darkest times is to remember this: There are always people out there facing even worse problems; evincing sympathy for their plight helps you put your own into perspective. [Editor's comment] (Image: Public Domain)
Hitting rock bottom and finding hope

I think it's fair to say that 2014 has been a pretty horrible year for many, many people, including me...

By Chemory Gunko 4 Dec 2014

The initiative provides an audio-based mobile training course targeting front line health workers (FLW) to help them deliver life-saving information, and is also aimed at helping pregnant women and their families prepare for the unexpected and potentially deadly situations that can arise in child birth.
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014

Dangerous coffee
Dangerous coffee

Understanding consumer rights is becoming an integral part of conducting business in South Africa. With an increased emphasis on potential harm to consumers by goods and services, suppliers around the world must become conscious of their obligations in law in various jurisdictions including South Africa.

By Neil Kirby 24 Feb 2014

Alexa Garthwaite
Staying healthy at your desk

The health risks associated with office work have been well documented in recent years.

By Alexa Garthwaite 20 Feb 2014

Guidelines to avoid road accidents
Guidelines to avoid road accidents

The Festive season is almost upon us and while it a time to be happy and relax with friends and family, it is sadly also the one time of the year when many South African motorists are injured or killed in car accidents, many of which could have been avoided.

By Henrie Geyser 14 Nov 2013

Yvonne Nhuta
Five things to know about health and safety

By law, everyone is entitled to a safe and healthy working environment. Consequently, all businesses should be aware of their legal responsibilities to commit to high standards of health and safety in the workplace.

By Yvonne Nhuta 22 Apr 2013

Aki Kalliatakis
Consumers could make mincemeat of suppliers

Food businesses and retailers be warned. Consumers are likely to make mincemeat of those firms that horse around with their food by misrepresenting ingredients and mislabelling products.

By Aki Kalliatakis 15 Mar 2013

[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership
[2013 trends] 'Goodvertising' - the key to brand leadership

There's a transformational shift happening and it's picking up pace in the New Year. Business and its far-reaching (some might say overreaching) arm, advertising, are becoming more responsible, more caring and more sustainable.

By Thomas Kolster 22 Jan 2013

'Illegal cigarette' awareness campaign may get more people smoking
'Illegal cigarette' awareness campaign may get more people smoking

Perhaps not to the same degree as yesteryear and even if the message is somewhat more sinister, cigarettes have once again made it back onto the billboards and interrupted our daily journeys once again. Instead of the old lifestyle positioning, the message is all ominous: "Buying Illegal Cigarettes Funds Organised Crime!"

By Felix Kessel 15 Aug 2011

Assuring quality olive oil
Assuring quality olive oil

Following recent misdemeanours on the international olive oil front and a successful conviction locally following fraudulent labelling, the relevance of the Member of SA Olive Commitment to Compliance seal that was introduced by SA Olive in 2005 has been reconfirmed as the consumer's guarantee for quality when buying South African olive oil.

By ActivRetail 29 Apr 2009

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