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Airports company seeks to use a wider range of suppliers

Airports Company SA (Acsa) is looking to widen its supplier pipeline to include black, women and youth-owned businesses, CEO Bongani Maseko says. The company had "tended to recycle" the same suppliers, Maseko said, speaking at a transformation conference held by Acsa in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, yesterday.

By Andiswa Maqutu 7 hours ago

East Rand Mall revamped
East Rand Mall revamped

The East Rand Mall, located in the heart of Boksburg, has concluded a revamping process that has greatly expanded the centre's offering to its pool of clients and customers. As a result of its new look, the mall is valued at an estimated R2.4bn on the property market. The centre is situated in an established, well-known and well-settled area that offers diverse and convenient products and services and is very accessible at the heart of the East Rand.

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#FreshTech: New Samsung Galaxy A-series
#FreshTech: New Samsung Galaxy A-series

Samsung Electronics South Africa has launched the new Galaxy A-series 2016 range. The new Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 is an aesthetic fusion of metal and glass design, and is targeted at the youth and cost-conscious consumers.

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Improved status for hake, kingklip - WWF-SASSI

WWF-SA has announced a number of changes to its Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) listings as a result of updated assessments that were conducted in 2015.

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SA's consumer credit health plummets

Higher inflation and interest rates are having an adverse effect on the credit health of South Africans, according to TransUnion's Consumer Credit Index (CCI). The CCI decreased in Q1 2016 to 46.1, down six points from 52.1 the previous quarter.

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Using big data to stay ahead in the retail industry

Not wanting to lose customers to online shopping, traditional retailers around the world are turning to big data and analytics to employ technology that will give them an advantage in a competitive industry. Sensor data installed on the Internet of Things (IOT) is one reason that these technologies are now available to retailers. For example, a customer who has downloaded a retailer's application on a smartphone can receive an instant coupon when it detects that he or she has walked past a specific item. Real-time analytics are another strategy that retailers are increasingly depending on to understand customer buying behaviour inside and outside of the store.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 14 hours ago

Minister Rob Davies is flanked by Thomas Schaefer (right) and Eastern Cape MEC for Economic Development Saki Somyo.
VWSA supports economic transformation with first Black-Owned Suppliers' Day

Volkswagen Group South Africa hosted its first ever Black-Owned Suppliers' Day on 5 May in its Uitenhage plant in the Eastern Cape. Attended by the Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies among others, the event was designed to highlight black participation opportunities within the South African automotive manufacturing industry.

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Grant's 18 Year Old whisky now available in SA
Grant's 18 Year Old whisky now available in SA

Grant's has announced the launch of Grant's 18 Year Old in South Africa. A blend of Scotland's top single malt and famous grain whiskies that have been matured for a minimum of 18 years, Grant's 18 Year Old is finished in casks that previously held port to deliver a full-bodied taste of unique intensity. Grant's 18 Year Old is now available in South Africa at all leading liquor outlets, priced at R820.

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Commission requests another extension to look at SAB deal with AB InBev

The Competition Commission will ask for another extension to scrutinise Anheuser-Busch InBev's (AB InBev's) planned $106bn takeover of SABMiller, its spokesman said on Thursday.

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Skagen watches and jewellery come to SA
Skagen watches and jewellery come to SA

Skagen has arrived in South Africa and brings with it the Danish way of living. The Fossil Group's latest collection of Skagen watches and jewellery, which is sold in 80 countries, embodies simplicity, practicality and quality.

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Bidvest food division expects 'good' FY results

Industrial group Bidvest said on Thursday that trading conditions across its soon-to-be listed food services unit were positive and expected good results in the year to June.

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Heidelberg residents support malls shoe collection drive
Heidelberg residents support malls shoe collection drive

Since the Heidelberg Mall's shoe collection drive launched in February 2015, residents have stepped up for their community and donated more than 1300 pairs of shoes.

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Pretoria Food Co-op a new approach to fresh produce
Pretoria Food Co-op a new approach to fresh produce

Catherine Hill-Herndon, US Deputy Chief of Missions (DCM), recently hosted an event at her residence to celebrate the launch of the Pretoria Food Co-operative (Co-op) where members of the Co-op showcased their products alongside the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS).

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