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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 106: Spree partners with NEXT, Trutrepreneur & Liquorice's Loeries campaign

On the last Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show, 18 September, we chatted crammed in four guests to bring you the best Marketing & Media news and insights. This week's show focused on online retail with Spree and Gert-Johan Coetzee, an entrepreneurial business focus with Trutrepreneur and the Loerie Awards with Liquorice.

19 Sep 2014 15:52

Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering
Total to woo high-end customers with Thrupps forecourt offering

Famous Brands (Fbr) and Total are testing a new forecourt grocer that analysts say could rival Engen's Woolworths offering.

By Nick Hedley 19 Sep 2014 15:16

Wholesale trade sales drops 4.6% in July
Wholesale trade sales drops 4.6% in July

Wholesale trade sales decreased 4.6% year-on-year (y/y) in July compared with a 3.2% y/y increase in June‚ Statistics SA data showed on Thursday, 18 September 2014.

19 Sep 2014 14:45

SA July retail trade sales up 2.4% y/y
SA July retail trade sales up 2.4% y/y

Retail sales rose a much more than expected 2.4% year-on-year in July after contracting by 0.9% in June‚ Statistics SA figures showed on Wednesday, 17 September 2014.

19 Sep 2014 14:18

MyPlanet, supporting rhino conservation in transparent manner
MyPlanet, supporting rhino conservation in transparent manner

With International Rhino Day just around the corner, on 22 September 2014, there is a renewed focus around raising funds for rhino conservation and concern around misappropriation of funds. MyPlanet has raised R1,318 million for the MyPlanet Rhino Fund in the last year. It is administered by the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), was established in March 2011 and supports best practice and critical funding requirements in rhino conservation.

19 Sep 2014 13:30

Savour Stellenbosch Valley's food, wine at month end
Savour Stellenbosch Valley's food, wine at month end

The inaugural 'Savour Stellenbosch Valley', being held at Neethlingshof Estate on 27 September 2014, will offer a selection of the area's diverse culinary and cellar offerings.

19 Sep 2014 12:56

Making 'showrooming' part of retail
Making 'showrooming' part of retail

'Showrooming', the practice of visiting a shop or shops in order to examine a product before buying it online at a lower price, is expanding, as evinced by its inclusion into the Oxford English Dictionary.

19 Sep 2014 12:43

Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable
Good news for housing market, as repo rate remains stable

The stable repo rate is good news, particularly for mortgage-dependent homeowners and aspirant home buyers requiring access to finance, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, commenting on the decision by the Monetary Policy Committee.

19 Sep 2014 12:01

Repo rate remains at 5.75%
Repo rate remains at 5.75%

The Reserve Bank unanimously agreed to keep the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% per year, which means the prime lending rate will remain at 9.25%

19 Sep 2014 09:44

Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery
Summit to tackle Ekurhuleni housing delivery

As the population of Ekurhuleni grows at a rate of between 3% and 4% a year, the area has become one of the largest informal settlements in the country with 119 informal settlements housing 162,000 people.

19 Sep 2014 08:08

R200m Vumela Fund project to benefit SMEs
R200m Vumela Fund project to benefit SMEs

Vumela 2.0, an end-to-end Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) programme to help corporates to transform their supply chains will receive R200m investment from Vumela Enterprise Development Fund. Of this, R160m will be directly invested into SMEs and the R40m balance will be directed to post investment growth support as well as the design of a sustainable supplier development programme.

18 Sep 2014 15:33

I LAaik it local
I LAaik it local

Pizza Hut will follow a fast paced growth and penetration strategy in South Africa and on the continent.

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014 14:50

Diarise 'Magic of Bubbles' in Franschhoek
Diarise 'Magic of Bubbles' in Franschhoek

The inimitable 'Magic of Bubbles' Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival takes place on 29-30 November 2014, offering bubbly fans the opportunity to taste South Africa's best MCC and French champagne.

18 Sep 2014 14:44