Tiger Wheel & Tyre's emergency in-car must-have list
Tiger Wheel & Tyre's emergency in-car must-have list

Anyone who has ever endured a flat tyre while driving will know that at the very least it is necessary to keep a well-maintained spare tyre, a jack and a tyre lever in the boot of your car. However, Tiger Wheel & Tyre cautions that there are other potential emergencies that motorists should plan for.

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 10 hours ago

Exoskin: the programmable material
Exoskin: the programmable material

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institutes of Technology (MIT) have created programmable materials that bring otherwise stationary objects to life. Exoskin is a series of membrane-backed, rigid materials that can become broader and more versatile. The changing texture can introduce fluidity and the ability to sense into a variety of products.

By Jamie Matroos 11 hours ago

#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander
#YouthMonth: 'The choice began with a needle and thread' - Zaid Philander

As Youth Month draws to a close, we interview activist and entrepreneur Zaid Philander on his social enterprise I Scream & Red. Philander reveals the origin story behind the unusual name of his planet friendly textile company, the challenges he's faced along the way, as well as how he overcame them.

By Sindy Peters 12 hours ago

SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines
SA consumers want to deal with people, not machines

Putting customers first and at the heart of every business was one of the issues discussed at the 60th Global Summit of the Consumer Goods Forum, which took place in Cape Town recently. Customers' expectations and demands are rapidly changing and studies such as the Global Consumer Pulse Research, conducted by Accenture Strategy, have revealed that companies are losing customers as they demand more human interface.

13 hours ago

Van Ryn's named Top Brandy Producer
Van Ryn's named Top Brandy Producer

Stellenbosch-based Van Ryn's has been named the country's Top Brandy Producer by the South African Wine Index (SAWi), which was established in 2009 with the aim of independently identifying the country's best wines in the hope of assisting with the international promotion of the industry.

13 hours ago

Superbalist announced as headline sponsor of In The City
Superbalist announced as headline sponsor of In The City

Joburg festival In the City and online retailer Superbalist.com have joined forces to bring out Superbalist In the City. This year's festival takes place over three days across three different venues as a full weekend city takeover.

13 hours ago

The impact on business of Brexit
The impact on business of Brexit

The people of Britain have voted to leave the European Union and attention will increasingly focus on the direct impact on business, and the practicalities surrounding exit negotiations.

14 hours ago

Online shopping set to increase as technology becomes more accessible
Online shopping set to increase as technology becomes more accessible

South Africans remain wary of shopping online, with only three million making regular use of electronic shopping trollies to meet their daily requirements, but, with online purchases expected to be near R10 billion in 2016, indications are that changing socio-economic factors will increase the use of digital shopping as technology becomes more accessible.

16 hours ago

Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller branded beers.
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Brexit vote grim news for SABMiller

The £44 a share offer for SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) became significantly less attractive for shareholders after sterling was battered in the chaotic response to the UK voting to leave the EU.

By Ann Crotty 1 day ago

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SACSC launches centre management education programme

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) has introduced a new education programme designed to provide centre management teams with a better overall understanding of the retail environment. Forming part of the SACSC's tailored education offering, the Retail Immersion Programme puts shopping centre teams on the same page as their retail counterparts.

1 day ago

Clicks launches online store
Clicks launches online store

Clicks has launched an online store and, according to COO Vikesh Ramsunder, the company has based its new online offering on 18 months of solid research into how its customers prefer to shop and what their needs are.

1 day ago

Complete revamp for Boksburg Hypermarket
Complete revamp for Boksburg Hypermarket

In May 1975, the first hypermarket opened for business in Boksburg, bringing the concept of one-stop shopping to South African consumers. Today, some 41 years later, the Boksburg Hypermarket will reopen those very same doors to reveal a completely revamped store: open, easy-to-navigate spaces, a comprehensive product offering and a host of value-added services.

1 day ago

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Valentino's Chiuri set to take over at Dior: reports

PARIS - Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri is set to be named the first ever woman creative director of Dior, the famed French fashion house, according to reports on Thursday.

1 day ago