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Mike Saunders
Retailers! One size does not fit all

We live in the age of individuality. No longer is it popular to be following the norm, and looking like everyone else. Consumers want to stand out and have their individual style acknowledged.

By Mike Saunders 22 Aug 2014 09:46

[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

SMS service for pregnant women
SMS service for pregnant women

A new cellphone application, MomConnect, allows all pregnant women in the country to sign up for a free SMS service, which provides information and advice on pregnancy, and can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

22 Aug 2014 09:24

SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries
SA's borders closed to Ebola-affected countries

South Africa has imposed a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to prevent the spread of Ebola to the country.

22 Aug 2014 08:32

UFS Chef of the Year finalists ready for showdown
UFS Chef of the Year finalists ready for showdown

The finalists in 2014 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year are ready for the showdown cook-off on Thursday 11 September 2014 at the Unilever head office in Durban, following the regional competitions in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

21 Aug 2014 14:08

South African shoppers still love shopping at centres
South African shoppers still love shopping at centres

Broll Property Group launched its Retail Consumer Survey 2014 at the 18th Annual Congress of the South Council of Shopping Centres in Cape Town yesterday. The survey reveals that apart from clean and safe shopping centres, South African consumers want an overall experience of visiting the shopping destination and many still prefer to visit a shop to do their shopping.

21 Aug 2014 11:38

Fab4Less.co.za offers online ethnic hair products
Fab4Less.co.za offers online ethnic hair products

A newly launched website, Fab4Less.co.za, offers ethnic hair products at a discount, giving its members up to 60% off wigs, weaves and hair care essentials.

21 Aug 2014 11:31

Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads
Sanral rejects Cape Town's bid to halt toll roads

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) believes its jurisdiction over the proclaimed national road network trumps the Cape Town city council's wish that the Winelands toll road project on the N1 and N2 be halted.

By Linda Ensor 21 Aug 2014 10:07

A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks
A tax of 20% mooted for sugary drinks

A 20% tax on sugar-sweetened drinks could cut the number of obese South Africans by almost a quarter of a million, saving lives and money, local research has found.

20 Aug 2014 11:21

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations
Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country

20 Aug 2014 07:03

Food and beverages industry income up in June
Food and beverages industry income up in June

Total income generated by the food and beverages industry in South Africa increased in nominal terms (current prices) by 4.2% year on year (y/y) in June‚ data from Statistics South Africa showed on Monday, 18 August 2014.

18 Aug 2014 15:20

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

Denel making sustainable profits again
Denel making sustainable profits again

The annual financial results released by state-owned arms manufacturer Denel show that the company has returned to profitability on a sustainable basis‚ group Chief Executive Riaz Saloojee says.

By Linda Ensor 18 Aug 2014 10:23