The Wedding Expo opens for exhibitor bookings
The Wedding Expo opens for exhibitor bookings

The 2016 The Wedding Expo shows are open for booking by exhibitors and will feature new attractions to provide inspiration. The Wedding Expo at the Ticketpro Dome on 12 and 13 March is also open for ticket sales.

5 Feb 2016 12:00

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2015 an incredible year for APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional Certification in SA

SAPICS' goal to create a skilled workforce in South Africa was enhanced by the adoption of this valuable and globally recognised supply chain certification. Since its introduction in 2006, the CSCP has evolved into a truly global certification for supply chain professionals.

5 Feb 2016 11:20

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New body types, skin tones and hairstyles for Barbie

Barbie has announced the expansion of its Fashionistas line with the addition of three new body types - tall, curvy and petite - and a variety of skin tones, hairstyles and outfits. The new dolls can be viewed on Barbie.com and are available to order on Amazon internationally. The collection will roll-out over the course of 2016 at retail stores nationwide.

5 Feb 2016 11:02

Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020
Smart glasses could make a comeback, shipping over 12 million by 2020

The current market in consumer smart glasses is 15 months behind previous expectations, thanks to the withdrawal of Google Glass in 2015, but a new study by Juniper Research shows that over 12 million consumer smart glasses will ship in 2020, with the majority of growth occurring after 2017. This is compared to less than a million devices shipped in 2016, from a variety of vendors.

5 Feb 2016 09:49

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China's Alibaba seeks sporting gold

BEIJING - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is looking to turn its hundreds of millions of users into sportsmen as it seeks to cash in on the country's growing sporting market, an executive said.

5 Feb 2016 08:30

Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni.
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Mboweni quizzed over currency risks at Nampak meeting

CAPE TOWN - Former South African Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni was back on familiar terrain yesterday - fielding pointed questions on currency risks when chairing the annual general meeting of Nampak.

5 Feb 2016 08:15

Pam Golding on Main shopping complex.
Shopping centres are keeping property prices moving, says PGP

The Pam Golding on Main multi-use retail and office development opened mid-2015 in Kenilworth Main Road, anchored by a 510m² Pick n Pay store. Its pavement café ambience is already making the area more vibrant and cosmopolitan and boosting interest in buying up and renovating flats in the area.

4 Feb 2016 12:50

SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales - Nielsen
SA's Traditional Trade sector thriving with R46bn in annual sales

The perception that South Africa's Traditional Trade (TT) sector is shrinking in the face of increasing pressure from modern retail outlets could not be further from the truth. Sales through South Africa's 134,000 Traditional Trade (TT) outlets currently amount to R46bn per annum, which equates to one of every five rands spent and one third of all consumer goods packages sold in South Africa.

Issued by Nielsen 4 Feb 2016 11:54

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Africa set for GDP growth of 4.5 trillion by 2025

Urbanisation, mobility, infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications investments and inter-regional trade are just a few of the untapped opportunities making Africa the last growth frontier. The continent is set to become the second fastest growing region by 2025, with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $4.5 trillion.

4 Feb 2016 10:28

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika
#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines.

By Beverley Klein 4 Feb 2016 09:35

eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town
eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town

The second eCommerce Africa Confex takes place 17 - 18 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With eCommerce forecasted to grow by 40% annually, the two-day conference is designed to introduce the latest trends, technologies and industry developments and to facilitate networking, education and inspiration for ecommerce leaders and peers.

4 Feb 2016 08:55

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How innovative companies should capitalise B2B e-commerce

E-commerce in South Africa - while still just a slice of the overall retail pie - is growing as much as 35% per year. However, of this, the lion's share still operates in the B2C space, suggesting that B2B companies - those that use the web to sell goods and services to other businesses - have yet to cotton-on to its very lucrative potential.

By Charlie Stewart 4 Feb 2016 08:30

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Gold Brands Investments and Circle Food Group in R100 million deal

Gold Brands Investments has announced that it has concluded a R100 million deal with the Circle Food Group, prior to its listing on the JSE AltX.

4 Feb 2016 08:00