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Economic instability and its effect on the franchising industry
Economic instability and its effect on the franchising industry

In today's turbulent economic times, both franchise brands and franchisees need to understand the key fundamentals driving today's operating environment. What's more, they need to embrace them.

By Val Bourdos Nichas 19 Dec 2014 13:22

The year e-commerce grew up
The year e-commerce grew up

Online shopping hit the mainstream in South Africa during 2014, says e-commerce payment services provider PayGate, and the growth is set to continue during 2015.

19 Dec 2014 12:31

WWF-SA releases report on marine protected areas
WWF-SA releases report on marine protected areas

WWF South Africa's latest marine assessment has indicated that the country's 24 marine protected areas (MPAs) are critical for the health of future fish stock. However, their significance is not fully appreciated.

19 Dec 2014 10:41

Three simple rules for your online store this festive season
Three simple rules for your online store this festive season

The festive season is the most profitable time of year for many online businesses with a surge not only in the number of placed orders but in the basket size as well, according to Neil Watson, CEO and founding partner of Digital Planet, a leading South African e-commerce and logistics solutions partner.

19 Dec 2014 07:28

LP Gas installation rules - not just hot air

The South African power grid is severely strained and is impacting both consumers and industry. Apart from Eskom rolling out regular load shedding in order to manage the power grid, electricity prices continue to rise and it is unlikely that they will decrease to what the country has been used to for the past 20 years.

18 Dec 2014 15:35

Do's and don'ts for crime prevention over Christmas
Do's and don'ts for crime prevention over Christmas

The festive season is a time of the year that many South Africans look forward to the most. Unfortunately, it is also a period that is associated with an increase in criminal activity.

By Annelie Smith 18 Dec 2014 12:51

Sandwich Baron Soweto - a new profit frontier

In 2013, Sandwich Baron, in association with the Franchise Association of Southern Africa (FASA), announced the competition to give one, hardworking, driven and passionate entrepreneur the opportunity of owning and managing his or her own store.

18 Dec 2014 12:41

Magnum to pop up in Cape Town
Magnum to pop up in Cape Town

The Magnum Pleasure Store pops up at Cavendish Square, Claremont on 17 January 2015 in celebration of the brand's 25th Birthday, giving you the chance to customise your own Magnum and share the glamour of a quarter century of pleasure with some of the country's hottest celebrities.

18 Dec 2014 12:34

New focus for Lufthansa in 2015
New focus for Lufthansa in 2015

For the airline, the focus in 2015 will be on the 'New Lufthansa Premium Quality'...

18 Dec 2014 11:55

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

BERLIN, GERMANY: Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon on Monday, 15 December 2014, to increase pressure on the US online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute.

18 Dec 2014 11:14

Sunday Times and PnP to give away R1m in school fees
Sunday Times and PnP to give away R1m in school fees

The Sunday Times and Pick n Pay (PnP) are opening a competition where they will be giving away R1 million worth of school fee prizes.

18 Dec 2014 10:00

The best and the worst...from Google's Top 10, to a really bum idea...
The best and the worst...from Google's Top 10, to a really bum idea...

Whatever our field, there are campaigns, adverts, articles that we love to remember, and others we would rather forget. But no one will let us... There's even an idea for a few products you'd probably prefer to never use...(videos)

By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2014 07:00

Customer convenience at whatever the cost
Customer convenience at whatever the cost

In a retail environment, brands have to engage with their customers in a seamless manner to ensure that they not only remain relevant but also provide a service that makes the user experience more valuable.

By Darren Reid 17 Dec 2014 14:10