Aldo supports education access through limited edition Mx. sneaker drop
Aldo supports education access through limited edition Mx. sneaker drop

Global footwear and accessories retailer Aldo has joined forces with international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, to support equal access to education. The 'Give Back, Move Forward' campaign is geared towards supporting the movement to help 264 million children gain access to education worldwide. As part of the campaign, 20% of the net proceeds from the sale of Aldo's genderless sneaker, Aldo Mx., will help children in the world's poorest countries get the education they deserve.

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Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance
Steinhoff's ruined reputation down to lack of internal governance

Even though Christo Wiese has taken the helm as the interim CEO and is trying to stabilise the ship through the storm, Steinhoff faces the threat of becoming the biggest bankruptcy in South African corporate history.

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Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count
Black Friday bumps up shopping mall foot count

Black Friday 2017 saw shoppers lining up in and outside stores to ensure they did not miss out on limited deals. Some retailers opened their doors at midnight while others extended trading by a few hours. Customers took full advantage of the extended trading hours, leaving some shopping malls overwhelmed with the influx of bargain hunters.

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Burger King target 'doable'
Burger King target 'doable'

Empowerment company Grand Parade Investments (GPI), which is trading at close to a 12-month low, says it is confident of reaching the 75-store target for fast-food business Burger King by the end of June 2018.

By Marc Hasenfuss 16 hours ago

FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports
FairPlay urges enquiry into unsafe labelling of chicken imports

The FairPlay anti-dumping movement says it was dismayed to discover bulk packs of chicken for sale at a Makro store with a label claiming nine possible countries of origin. The discovery led FairPlay founder Francois Baird to email the Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission, Ebrahim Mohamed, appealing to him to launch an investigation into the labelling practices of frozen imported chicken that is being dumped in South Africa.

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Imbizo Shisanyama scoops #WindhoekSearch crown
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Busy Corner Imbizo Shisanyama has walked away with the title of South Africa's best shisanyama and prizes worth half a million rand in the Windhoek Shisanyama Search.

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Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range
Guess launches sexy summer 2017 range

Wednesday, 29 November saw the launch of Guess' Summer range at The Lookout in Cape Town V&A Waterfront. The range of ladies and menswear, sported lifestyles reminiscent of the Cicilian beach side, included off shoulder dresses, fringe details, bodycon dresses, and denim.

By Meagan Duckitt 1 day ago

Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action
Quack, quack: When consumer protection is all noise and no action

On paper the South African legal system provides ample protection for consumers regarding false claims about so-called health products. But in reality, the truth is very different.

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Pomegranate PhDs: Research into the super fruit's quality, packaging and shelf life

Both Ebrahiema Arendse from Surrey Estates in Athlone and chemical engineer and food scientist Zinash Assefa Belay hails from Addis Ababa received their PhD in Food Science from Stellenbosch University's Faculty of AgriSciences. Both did their research on pomegranates.

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Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana
Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana

Accra, GHANA - Jumia Food and Pernod-Ricard Ghana have joined forces to launch Jumia Party - a one-hour alcohol delivery service app that gives Accra users access to a marketplace of spirits, wines, beers and mixers.

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Boytjie's lost billions

Markus Jooste, the billionaire face of South Africa's biggest ever corporate scandal, grew up in the world of horse racing and gambling. [Last] week his own bets turned to dust as he was forced to resign as CEO of Steinhoff International hours before R194-billion of value - almost its entire market capitalisation - in the company he founded was sensationally wiped out.

By Kyle Cowan and Ann Crotty 1 day ago

Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade
Changing face of retail presents opportunity for the wine trade

Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a road map to success in the USA. Those were the clear messages from New York wine importer Cape Classics at a gathering of the South African wine industry hosted at Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch.

8 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties.

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017