Stratcom Branding unveils Sisonke Design Sprint initiative on Mandela Day

Stratcom Branding launched the Sisonke Design Sprint initiative this past Mandela Day on 18 July 2018. Sisonke Design Sprint means 'we're together' or 'coming together'. The initiative aims to take the design of black entrepreneurs' companies and branded packaging to an award-winning level by...

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Asoc Fund I acquires, recapitalises Skynet South Africa

Asoc Fund I has acquired and recapitalised Skynet South Africa, which is part of international courier and express parcel network Skynet Worldwide Express. The recapitalisation allows the business to shift its focus on domestic and international express parcels, thereby establishing a virtual...

6 hours ago

I-Life Digital Technology enters South Africa's electronics market

I-Life Digital Technology has signed with the JD Group to enter South Africa's electronics market. The company's first sale takes place 30 June 2018 at Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp stores. At the sale, I-Life Digital Technology will launch two of its selling products from its flagship...

1 day ago

Love diamonds? Check out Shimansky's new Rockwell Diamond Experience

Diamond jeweller Shimansky recently launched the Rockwell Diamond Experience, an insight into the creation of its diamond and Tanzanite jewellery pieces. The 45-minute, multilingual tour shows off the journey of a Shimansky diamond and highlights the craftsmanship in every piece of jewellery....

2 days ago

Deep Relief 50g goes from over-the-counter to front shop

Deep Relief Ibuprofen Gel 50g has moved from being available over-the-counter to front shop. The move comes after the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has resolved to down schedule topical analgesic gels containing 1% Ibuprofen in pack sizes 50g or less. Consequently,...

6 Jul 2018

Menlyn Shopping Centre welcomes popular Turkish fashion/retail brand

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has welcomed Turkish fashion and retail brand LC Waikiki to its list of clientele. LC Waikiki is the shopping centre's 97th international retail brand and the store is the first one in South Africa. The new store will be located at the recently completed extension...

29 Jun 2018

Defy wins three awards at Kasi Star Township Brands

Defy has come out on top for three categories at the Kasi Star Township Brands annual awards forum. The manufacturer of home appliances won an award for the Stoves, Ovens, and Hobs category, the Floor Polishers and Vacuum cleaner's category, and the Washing machine category. Kasi Star...

29 Jun 2018

Nearly one million hungry South Africans fed through campaign

Food Lover's Market's Hunger Month campaign has raised R579,152 and fed 733,179 South Africans through FoodForward SA during May. Food Lover's Market partnered with Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, Rugani Carrots, and Simpl Fruit Juices for the campaign. The amount raised was a significant increase...

22 Jun 2018

Want to build your own fashion brand?

The African Development Bank (AfDB), together with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department has developed an event that intends to equip creative entrepreneurs operating in the textile, apparel, and accessories sector with the tools and knowledge to build a fashion brand from idea to...

22 Jun 2018

Jenny Morris takes Yumcious to the northern suburbs

Celebrity chef Jenny Morris is to open a Yumcious restaurant at the DeVille Shopping Centre in Durbanville in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The restaurant is expected to open in the third week of July 2018. Morris opened her first Yumcious in the Cape Quarter precinct several years ago.

20 Jun 2018

Totalsports Women's Race partners with Under Armour

The Totalsports Women's Race has welcomed Under Armour as its apparel partner for the event. The event is an annual Women's Day celebration that encourages athletes to 'Run United' in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town in support of the PinkDrive. Each entrant for the race will receive a...

20 Jun 2018

Whiskas picks up Coolest Pet Food award

Whiskas was awarded the Coolest Pet Food award for the second year in a row at the Next Generation Awards by Sunday Times. The annual survey is now in its 14th year and polled more than 12,000 South African youth to determine which brands achieved 'cool' status....

18 Jun 2018

RedThread Apparel X collaborates with Issa Leo

Fresh from his showcase at the first Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival, Daniel Moleka, owner of RedThread Apparel X has entered into a collaboration with Issa Leo owner, Issa Lopez. Together, they aim to create a unique blend of elegant wear and street clothing, to be launched at 5pm...

15 Jun 2018

SA's Origine 8 ranks top at international trade show

The South African green tea extract Origine 8 received the Judges Choice Award at the Natural and Organic Products Europe trade show (NOPE) in London, UK. Origine 8 is produced from live green tea within six hours of harvest through a patented Phytofare extraction process at the Senteeko Tea Estate...

13 Jun 2018

Local restaurant creates dynamic Spotify playlist

RocoMamas has created a playlist on Spotify, making it the first South African brand to do so. RocoMamas' founder, Brian Altriche, says the restaurant frequently receives requests on social media to create a playlist. South African indie and alternative rock bands can share their original...

12 Jun 2018

Willowton Group launches foodie-focused website #nowwecooking

FMCG company Willowton Group has launched an interactive, food-dedicated website called #nowwecooking. Apart from providing the latest info on the company's food-based product range, the new platform allows interested foodies to gather new recipes featuring the Group's branded cooking products....

8 Jun 2018

Richemont agrees to sell Lancel

Bloomberg reports that Richemont will be selling Lancel to Italy-based company Piquadro SpA. The divestment comes after more than a decade Richemont bought Lancel. Richemont considered selling the brand in 2013 and hired Nomura Holdings to find a buyer. It's reported that Lancel has been...

4 Jun 2018

Falke shows support to WWF with campaign

Falke South Africa is donating R5 of every Falke AH4 hiking sock sale to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The campaign launched in January 2018 and just under 6,500 pairs of Falke AH4 have been sold. The sock forms part of the Falke Advance Performance range.

1 Jun 2018

Willowton Group introduces cooking segment on eTV's The Morning Show

ETV's The Morning Show will now feature a cooking segment with Willowton Group on Wednesday mornings from 30 May 2018. The #nowwecooking segment will be hosted by the show's presenters alongside Chef Sylvester Nair and will demonstrate easy-to-do recipes with Willowton's products.

31 May 2018

A new and creative e-commerce service offering from Saatchi & Saatchi IS, eStoreMedia

Saatchi & Saatchi IS and eStoreMedia have joined forces to offer a number of e-commerce services to international clients. Saatchi & Saatchi IS will offer e-commerce consultation and create, maintain, and optimise brand content. While EStoreMedia will provide technological solutions to support...

28 May 2018

Unilever, WPP set up new team model in Singapore

Unilever and WPP have teamed with Unilever Foundry and its startup community to create an on-site collaboration in Singapore. This new team model, with expertise from various WPP agencies, is expected to provide innovative solutions for Unilever's numerous brands. The new approach draws on...

24 May 2018

Foodie bloggers named Laager Rooibos brand ambassadors

Bloggers Lebo and Tebo Ndala have been named Laager Rooibos's new brand ambassadors. The Ndala sisters are qualified chefs and food specialists who have appeared in television cooking shows and magazine features. They also run their own food blog With Love From The Twins, in which they share...

24 May 2018

Dairy Milk Oreos now come in packs of six

Oreo Dairy Milk chocolate cookies are now available in a pack of six. Since its launch, last year, the Cadbury covered Oreo cookie was sold in a pack of two. The Cadbury Dairy Milk six-pack may be found at participating stores nationwide for R49,99.

22 May 2018

Plush Supreme introduces new spot/stain remover

Plush Supreme introduces Plush Supreme Pine Oil Spray Spot/Stain Remover. The stain remover is priced at R32,99 per bottle at retail stores.

11 May 2018

Unilever gives feedback on sustainable living plan

Unilever SA has shared an update on its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) seven years after it was launched. The consumer goods company reports that its sustainable living brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered 70% of its overall revenue growth. The update...

11 May 2018

Totalsports to sponsor 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change

Totalsports will sponsor the 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change by donating R120,000 to assist Ocal Global projects as well as sponsoring a kit for a 12-person team. The 2018 Ocal Global Journey for Change begins on 10 May 2018 in Centurion and ends on 20 May 2018 in Cape Town.

9 May 2018

Fria's Superfoods' merchandise expands to new stores

The merchandise of Fria's Superfoods has expanded to three new stores since its inception at Wellness Warehouse Lifestyle on Kloof in April 2018. The stores are Wellness Warehouse Cavendish and Spar Vredehoek and Sea Point.

9 May 2018

Mastercard discusses digital transformation impact on brand strategy

Mastercard recently hosted its first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) forum with a panel discussion titled 'I Don't Want Your Ads; Marketing in an Ad-Blocking World'. The forum was hosted by Mastercard's CMO Raja Rajamannar and was focused on the evolving role of marketing in connecting brands to a...

4 May 2018

Jumia expands free delivery service

Jumia has expanded its free delivery service via Jumia Express to Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, and Abeokuta. The free delivery service only applied to orders above N15,000 within Lagos prior to the extension. Items such as air-conditioners, dishwashers, fridges/freezers, fitness machines,...

4 May 2018

Fat bastard Wines adds two new wines to range

Fat bastard Wines has included the Fat bastard Golden Reserve 2017 and the Fat bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 to its collection. The Fat bastard Golden Reserve 2017 is a Bordeaux-style red blend with a retail price of R110 and R120. The Fat bastard Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 consists of grapes...

4 May 2018

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