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John Harvey
Banking on branding as important as ever

While globally there have been many questions around the emergence of entry-level banks, there can be little doubt that the proliferation of such institutions in the past few years has vastly changed South Africa's financial landscape.

By John Harvey 6 Mar 2015 05:30

PnP promotes sustainable transformation with community food garden
PnP promotes sustainable transformation with community food garden

While community food gardens can address food security, they also create opportunities for people to take ownership of improving their own long-term health and wellbeing.

5 Mar 2015 16:50

More Poco stores for Western Cape
More Poco stores for Western Cape

Steinhoff plans to open Poco stores across the Western Cape before a country-wide roll-out of the German mass discount household goods chain.

By Nick Hedley 5 Mar 2015 15:41

Bringing the market to the masses with online rollout
Bringing the market to the masses with online rollout

In the three months since the launch of @home and hi-online stores, 67% of sales were from account holders purchasing with their Foschini Group (TFG) account cards. TFG has democratised online shopping by allowing their three million account holders to purchase online using their store cards and the move is paying off handsomely.

5 Mar 2015 14:58

Competition Commission approves Steinhoff takeover of Pepkor‚ without conditions
Competition Commission approves Steinhoff takeover of Pepkor‚ without conditions

The Competition Commission on Wednesday, 4 March 2015, said it had recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve Steinhoff's R62.8bn takeover of clothing retailer Pepkor‚ without conditions.

By Nick Hedley 5 Mar 2015 14:32

In-store satisfaction set to shift the scales with digital touchpoints
In-store satisfaction set to shift the scales with digital touchpoints

BT and Scala are working together to provide digital solutions that enable the deployment of consistent content and messaging to 'digital touchpoints' in stores, ranging from a tablet in the hands of sales associates/bank tellers to multiple screen video walls.

5 Mar 2015 12:50

Small business equals big show as My Business Expo returns
Small business equals big show as My Business Expo returns

The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), dedicated to the success of small business in South Africa, is gearing up to host its 7th My Business Expo in Joburg, now one the largest event of its kind in the world. This is a small business and entrepreneurial extravaganza, which sees thousands of delegates from all over Gauteng and beyond attending.

5 Mar 2015 11:09

New food safety specialist puts safety at top of the menu
New food safety specialist puts safety at top of the menu

Food safety specialist, Dr Papiso Tshabalala is newly appointed in the Food Safety Initiative (FSI) business unit of the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA). She is on a mission to educate and train food handlers on the proper methods to prevent foodborne illnesses. "In South Africa, foodborne disease outbreaks are a notifiable condition, but reports are sporadic."

5 Mar 2015 10:43

Délice has decided - Franschhoek is in
Délice has decided - Franschhoek is in

Franschhoek, regarded as South Africa's Culinary Capital, is now a recognised member of the Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World, the only member of the Délice Network in the southern hemisphere.

5 Mar 2015 10:42

Fresh new faces at Fashion Week Joburg
Fresh new faces at Fashion Week Joburg

Both new faces and established local and international models will take to the runway at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg, which will be held at Melrose Arch, from 5 to 7 March 2015. Models will be showcasing the foremost sartorial autumn/winter collections.

5 Mar 2015 09:58

SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop offers entrepreneurs new perspectives
SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop offers entrepreneurs new perspectives

The successful SimplyBiz Shift Questions workshop will travel nationally this year, beginning on 9 May 2015 in Johannesburg. The workshop, developed by Raizcorp in association with Nedbank, equips entrepreneurs to think differently about their businesses in order to 'unlock' new opportunities and accelerate their success...

5 Mar 2015 09:45

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

Chris Moerdyk
Why customer service is so bad

One of the main reasons why customer service in South Africa is pretty much atrocious is because staff attend customer service training courses...

By Chris Moerdyk 3 Mar 2015 05:02