China conditionally approves AB Inbev-SABMiller merger
China conditionally approves AB Inbev-SABMiller merger

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese regulatory authorities conditionally approved brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev's giant takeover of SABMiller on Friday, 29 July 2016, clearing one of the last major hurdles for the $103 billion deal to go ahead.

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Clover Mama Afrika winner gets Madiba Week renovation
Clover Mama Afrika winner gets Madiba Week renovation

Following her recent win at the Clover Mama Afrika Smarties Week, Mama Mirriam Toni and her Ncedisizwe Centre in Mbekweni, Western Cape received a R150,000 donation by MiX Telematics towards revovations.

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#FreshOffTheShelf: HovnBae song selected for new Cheese Curls commercial
#FreshOffTheShelf: HovnBae song selected for new Cheese Curls commercial

A feel good song 'Gonna Make You Smile', by South African band HovnBae, was recently selected as the perfect fit for the new Willards Cheese Curls, Cheese and Onion flavour.

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South African online retail reaches 1% of sales but needs innovative business models
South African online retail reaches 1% of sales but needs innovative business models

According to the World Wide Worx Online Retail in South Africa 2016 report, online retail has maintained a growth rate of above 20% for several years. In 2015, the rate of growth was 26% or R7.5bn and this year, growth in rand terms is expected to remain the same as in 2015, taking the total to above R9bn.

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Sweetened SABMiller offer is final, says AB InBev

BRUSSELS - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said its offer for nearest rival SABMiller was final and could not be changed.

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S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 announces regional winner
S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 announces regional winner

Grégoire Berger is the winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef regional challenge. He will represent the Africa and Middle East region at the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 Grand Finale in Milan, Italy on 13 October 2016.

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#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa
#MandelaMonth: Ronald McDonald House to open at local hospital, a first for Africa

The objective of the Ronald McDonald House is to ensure that families stay together on-site, during the hospitalisation of their child. It also helps the doctors stay in constant contact with the parents, should they need them at short notice. Nothing else should matter when a family is focused on their child's health; not where they can afford to stay, how they can pay for transport or where they will get their next meal.

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 183: Evolution of CEM and the CEM Africa Summit
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 183: Evolution of CEM and the CEM Africa Summit

On Thursday, 28 July 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) took a closer look at customer experience management and the annual CEM Africa Summit taking place on 17 and 18 August in Cape Town.

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#FreshOffTheShelf: Blood Serpent, Africa's first carbon neutral beer
#FreshOffTheShelf: Blood Serpent, Africa's first carbon neutral beer

South African brewer, Darling Brew has launched Blood Serpent, the first carbon neutral beer in Africa. Darling Brew is a microbrewery located in Darling in the Western Cape.

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The Unusuals Wine Festival
The Unusuals Wine Festival

Wine Menu will present The Unusuals Wine Festival at The Wanderers Club, Illovo on Thursday 18 August from 18.00. The festival will feature some of South Africa's unique varietals.

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Better crop forecast may ease food inflation worry

South Africa has upgraded its forecast for the 2016 maize crop, an outcome which would help ease high food inflation. In its seventh production forecast for the year, the crop estimates committee said on Wednesday that farmers would harvest a total of 7.262-million tons of maize, up 1.41% from last month's estimate of 7.160-million tons.

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Makro store in Midrand, Johannesburg.
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Tribunal still to decide on Massmart hearing over retail lease agreements

Massmart's long-running battle against the big retailers over long-term lease exclusivity agreements is set to continue after the Competition Tribunal decided on Wednesday to reserve judgment until a later date on whether to hear the matter.

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Dischem gets RAC nod for likely listing

Investment firm RECM and Calibre (RAC) - headed by investment personalities Piet Viljoen, Jan van Niekerk and Theuns de Bruyn - has made rosy returns on its holding in healthcare retailer Dischem, which is reportedly being prepped for a JSE listing.

By Marc Hasenfuss 2 days ago