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Stable interest rate provides affirmation for aspirant homebuyers

In spite of a current economic environment characterised in part by muted growth, subdued business and consumer confidence, coupled with reduced disposable income and ongoing energy constraints, South Africa's housing market, across all segments, continues to demonstrate noteworthy stamina and resilience in the face of these challenges.

By Andrew Golding 22 May 2015 15:37

Repo rate to remain unchanged at 5.75%
Repo rate to remain unchanged at 5.75%

The repo rate is to remain unchanged at 5.75% per annum, the Reserve Bank said on Thursday, 21 May 2015.

22 May 2015 15:28

Quite a BOPP on the head for film industry
Quite a BOPP on the head for film industry

In the last five years, average CAGR growth in global consumption of bi-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) films has averaged 6.2%, almost twice-average global GDP growth.

22 May 2015 15:06

Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs
Unpacking brand activation for FMCGs

Changes in the power dynamics along the path-to-purchase have introduced a new world order in which customers reign and love flaunting their freedom.

By Joseph Neusu 22 May 2015 13:19

PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate
PnP educational programme to improve matric pass rate

According to the Department of Education's 2014 matric review, approximately 41% of learners who enter Grade 1 end up matriculating...

22 May 2015 12:00

Take charge and stay connected
Take charge and stay connected

Take Charge is a luxury, genuine leather handbag and iPad collection designed and created in Cape Town, South Africa, with a purpose of extending your connection-to-the-world time.

22 May 2015 11:52

Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce
Cheaper smartphones expand SA e-commerce

CAPE TOWN - The growth of smartphones in South Africa is revolutionising e-commerce but marketing bosses have yet to accept that it's not only wealthy people who now have the gadgets, says an insider.

By Duncan Alfreds 22 May 2015 11:50

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Competition Commission to investigate retail sector

Following an authorisation by Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, the Competition Commission will soon be publishing its terms of reference to launch a market inquiry into parts of the retail sector involving large supermarket chains, grocery stores and small retail outlets like spaza shops.

By Ahmore Burger-Smidt and Kriska-Leila Goolabjith 22 May 2015 11:44

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has released its Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour. Handpicked whiskies that create a delicious multi-layered whisky with hints of fresh fruits, subtle spices and light peat smoke all enveloped in a vanilla sweetness. The finish is long lasting with a lingering smoky sweetness.

22 May 2015 11:33

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has released its Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour. Handpicked whiskies that create a delicious multi-layered whisky with hints of fresh fruits, subtle spices and light peat smoke all enveloped in a vanilla sweetness. The finish is long lasting with a lingering smoky sweetness.

22 May 2015 11:33

Michael Back of the Backsberg Estate
Michael Back receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Michael Back of the Backsberg Estate is the recipient of the prestigious Drinks Business UK, Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015.

22 May 2015 11:05

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa

On Thursday, 21 May 2015, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizWazza) was joined by Gerhard De Kock, Business Development Manager for Digicape, to talk about the iBeacon product called Beamo.

22 May 2015 09:45

We are because of PR - Bizcommunity.com
We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2015 12:06