How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic times
How one retailer has engineered deflation in trying economic times

"In trying economic times, retailers should still put their customers first" - Ackermans shares secrets to its sustainability...

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Ryan Reynolds purchases stake in Aviation Gin, now available in SA
Ryan Reynolds purchases stake in Aviation Gin, now available in SA

Actor, writer and producer Ryan Reynolds has acquired an ownership interest in American craft gin company Aviation Gin after tasting it for the first time. He announced the acquisition in an Instagram post this week that read "I own nothing in this photo. Except that gin company. @aviationgin".

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SIZA sets gold farm sustainability standard for SA
SIZA sets gold farm sustainability standard for SA

In an equivalency project to understand the gaps between the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) and the Sustainability Initiative of South Africa (SIZA), SIZA's two separate standards for South African producers - one covering social criteria and the other environmental criteria - were thoroughly reviewed against SAI Platform's Farm Sustainability Assessment 2.0 (FSA).

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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 2018.

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#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) 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 1 day ago

Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week
Gucci models carry replicas of heads at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN, Italy - Gucci kicked off Milan Fashion Week in typical eccentric style on Wednesday as models carried replicas of their own heads on a runway transformed into a creepy operating room.

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Spur feels the squeeze of low consumer spending
Spur feels the squeeze of low consumer spending

Restaurant group Spur on Thursday reported lower first-half earnings, after attracting fewer feet through its doors.

By Andries Mahlangu 1 day ago

#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US
#StartupStory: Whizzky app goes big in SA, Europe, US

Whizzky is a homegrown mobile app for whisky lovers conceptualised and developed by Craig Stockden of Evolve IT, in partnership with Whisky Live. Its user base has increased from 18,000 in February 2017 to 55,000 as of February 2018. What's more, the app has trebled its number of active users in under a year.

By Ilse van den Berg 2 days ago

Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018
Black Panther to inspire beauty trends in 2018

The heavily anticipated superhero movie Black Panther hit the screens on 12 February 2018, after being predicted to become the biggest ever Marvel film. The film sold more advance tickets in the US in its first 24hrs than any Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie, critics have so far been unanimously positive about the film.

By Roshida Khanom 2 days ago

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A water-wise SA Cheese Festival

Fans of the annual South African Cheese Festival will be happy to know that it's a water-wise festival. According to Agri-Expo CEO Johan Ehlers, the agricultural society, along with its partners, will present the 2018 SA Cheese Festival without any impact on the already depleted water sources in the Western Cape.

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Trade in second-hand goods the hidden boom in SA economy
Trade in second-hand goods the hidden boom in SA economy

While the formal South African economy is clearly struggling - the finance minister's grim budget on Wednesday confirmed that harsh truth - there is one key segment of the economy which is booming yet often ignored. Online trading, both for new and second-hand goods, is on a constant up curve.

By Claire Cobbledick 2 days ago

Bidcorp reaps most of its profits from Australia and New Zealand
Bidcorp reaps most of its profits from Australia and New Zealand

Bid Corporation (Bidcorp) earns most of its revenue in Europe, but most of its profit from Australia and New Zealand.

By Robert Laing 2 days ago

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#Budget2018: Struggling wine industry disappointed in excise duty increases

During the annual National Budget Speech, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced an excise tax increase of 8.5% for wine (including sparkling wine) and brandy and 6% on fortified wine. "The above inflation excise tax is extremely disappointing especially given the fact that the industry reached, and even exceeded the tax incidence targets agreed upon in 2014," says Rico Basson, Vinpro MD.

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