The big dreams of Skinny Sbu
The big dreams of Skinny Sbu

A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to Tom Ford.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 minutes ago

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit
Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture - and it keeps you alive if you end up in hospital. Even some of our money is made from it. Yet I can't watch the news without being bombarded by the evils of plastic. As a polymer scientist, it feels like my life's work is dismissed as immoral by even my hero Sir David Attenborough, simply because I deal with plastics.

By Anthony J Ryan 29 minutes ago

This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today
This 'Kitten Kollege' YouTube series is the cutest thing you'll watch today

Okay, so I'm a bit of a mad cat lady. If you ever wanted me to pay attention to something, bury that information in a cat video and send it to me. That's probably why I've been watching pet company Whiskas's Kitten Kollege YouTube series for the past 20 minutes.

By Andy Walker 2 days ago

Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men
Cardigans and anoraks won't cut it: why there should be more fashion for older men

Now we find ourselves nearly drawing pensions and thinking what? What now? Put a cardigan on and grey shoes? Is there an age when you think: 'Oh, I can't possibly be involved in fashion now? I must get some old man kit and plod about in misshapen anoraks.' I know I'm not going to do that.
This was how Eric - aged 60 - an interviewee in a survey of men aged 50 or older responded when he was asked about his fashion choices.

By Ania Sadkowska and Katherine Townsend 2 days ago

Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses
Developing small manufacturers: How to grow and develop small manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing experts, small and medium enterprise (SMME) leaders and entrepreneurs to assemble in Johannesburg to mentor emerging manufacturing business owners on proven strategies for accelerating the growth of their enterprises.

Issued by Manufacturing Indaba 2 days ago

These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate
These two trends are shaping the future of commercial real estate

South African consumers still prefer doing their shopping in malls, according to a report released in 2017 by Visa. In 2016, total online sales were estimated at R9bn, which was only 1% of total retail sales.

2 days ago

The digital transformation of menu boards
The digital transformation of menu boards

Menu boards, which play a pivotal role in the consumer menu selection process in quick service restaurants (QSR), have evolved by leaps and bounds over the past 15 years. Not only has the food offering changed dramatically, but so has the display mechanism of the edible options.

2 days ago

Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network
Clicks Group to invest R700m in store network

Clicks Group CEO David Kneale announced that the retail chain will be investing over R700 million in new stores, pharmacies, store refurbishments, supply chain infrastructure and IT this year. The chain opened 24 stores in the past six months and expanded its store footprint to 646, with plans to grow its South African store base to 900 in the longer-term.

2 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. The newly launched event celebrates successful innovation in beverages worldwide, and formed part of the 14th Global Soft Drinks Congress held this week.

3 days ago

Embracing a more connected South African retail environment
Embracing a more connected South African retail environment

The increased connectedness of consumers is contributing to a more dynamic environment - one where expectations on what the buying experience must entail are evolving.

By Leon Coetzer 3 days ago

How packaging promotes consumer health
How packaging promotes consumer health

The World Health Day message on 7 April was simple: giving people access to healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship. This is regardless of where they're from, whether in Africa, Asia, South America or the United States. What matters according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), which is behind the campaign, is that there's "Health for All".

Issued by Pyrotec 3 days ago

Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing
Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber
Flu shots on the go with Discovery Health and Uber

With winter and the dreaded flu season around the corner, Discovery Health has teamed up with Uber to provide flu shots on-demand.

16 Apr 2018