Franchising no longer just a man's game
Franchising no longer just a man's game

Franchising is big business in South Africa. To date, national franchise group Cash Crusaders has a family of over 200 franchises (210 at last count) across southern Africa. The recession-proof business model and close relationship the company has with its franchisees make the secondhand giant a highly sought-after business opportunity for potential franchise owners who range from entrepreneurs and retirees to couples and families. More than 13 franchisees are women.

Issued by Cash Crusaders 9 minutes ago

Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor
Top five South African consumer trends - Euromonitor

Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey.

30 minutes ago

The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands
The massive business of stokvels and opportunities for brands

Stokvels are huge business, but most companies are still not responding to this informal banking sector. Find out how your brand can be part of the Stokvel value.

Issued by Knowledge Resources 34 minutes ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal
#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing. Thus, Mami Wata was born, a premium African brand of surf apparel and accessories with an undeniable global appeal.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 hours ago

Facelift underway at Ithala's northern region centres
Facelift underway at Ithala's northern region centres

Thousands of small, medium and micro enterprise businesses (SMMEs) are having to bear the brunt of economic uncertainty following reduced growth in household expenditure, rising unemployment, a decline in fixed investment activities and continued contraction in government consumption.

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 3 hours ago

Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship
Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship

The craft gin trend is on the rise with a staggering R700m contributed to the collective R19bn spirits industry in SA in 2015. It has been predicted that gin alone will contribute R1bn to the economy during the 2017 financial year. The number of local distilleries has grown from 19 in 2014 to 30 in 2016 in efforts of keeping up with the increasing thirst for juniper juice.

4 hours ago

Costs push moms into unhealthy food options
Costs push moms into unhealthy food options

The food industry and the government must implement "drastic measures" to curb the rising cost of healthy food, say local nutritionists.

By Dave Chambers 1 day ago

Morris and Mtongana.
#BODCT: Redesigning the world one business at a time, to surprise and delight customers

Big brands shared the role of design in their business at Business of Design, with Adrian Morris, partner and MD at Design Partnership speaking of the current physical reboot trend responding to a changing landscape, while Brian Mtongana, head of design at Woolworths, honed in on the role of packaging in sales.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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SA stone fruit producers remain positive despite drought challenges

There has been little relief from the drought in the Western Cape and South African producers have been forced to implement drastic and ingenious plans to counter climatic conditions and ensure that they will be able to see the season through. Despite the challenges of the drought, producers have proven themselves resilient and South African can fulfil its commitments to the market for the 2017/2018 season.

1 day ago

Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty
Clicks Clubcard takes the lead in loyalty

Clicks Clubcard has moved into the top spot as South Africa's most used loyalty programme at 67%, just beating last year's loyalty leader, Pick n Pay Smart Shopper and therefore nudging the supermarket chain's programme into second place at 66%. Despite a sizeable jump down to 44%, the Dis-Chem Benefits Programme ranks as the third most used programme, up from fifth place last year - and together with Clicks shows that loyalty for pharmacy and beauty retail is strong.

13 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted.

12 Oct 2017

How one green company is changing lives while building furniture
How one green company is changing lives while building furniture

When Tameron Haralambous asked her husband Peter to build a changing table for their nursery, she had no idea it would set them on the path to becoming award-winning furniture designers.

12 Oct 2017

Erica Elk, executive director of the CDI.
The CDI announce name change, launch Design Directory and release results of CDI design retail survey

The Cape Craft + Design Institute is now the Craft + Design Institute (CDI) - a national craft and design sector development organisation supporting businesses and sector development in all nine provinces.

12 Oct 2017