Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed
Buy a Bag of Hope - one way business can help SA's children succeed

Uzwelo Bags was launched with the goal of making a meaningful difference in terms of the challenges South Africa's disadvantaged communities face. An Expand a Sign initiative, excess material from the textile production and printing process are upcycled into bags of all shapes and sizes - diverting what was previously discarded as waste from landfill. The project aims to upskill community members and empower them with entrepreneurial opportunities.

By Sindy Peters 19 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

  • Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing
  • The independent convenience store remains the dominant channel in the country
  • In the quest for the best price, 46% of shoppers actively look for promotions when shopping

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017

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.

17 Oct 2017

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 16 Oct 2017

Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation
Dove blunder highlights the need for ethical transformation

The recent social media storm over Dove's latest advertising campaign bears testimony to the increasing power of social media platforms and how brands are being held accountable for their every move.

By Madelain Roscher 11 Oct 2017

ICT policy must include all South Africans
ICT policy must include all South Africans

Government needs to review its policies and legislation on Information Communications Technology (ICT) to ensure that all South Africans have universal affordability and access to communications services.

4 Mar 2014

SAA considers pilot programme to develop future pilots
SAA considers pilot programme to develop future pilots

National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is investigating the possibility of using the in-flight relief pilot programme as a meaningful way of developing future pilots.

4 Mar 2014

SAB justifies its distribution model
SAB justifies its distribution model

South African Breweries (SAB) gave its appointed distributors exclusive territories‚ shielding them from competition from its own depots‚ in an effort to ensure their sustainability in exchange for the investments they were asked to make in terms of land‚ buildings and vehicles‚ SAB's distribution services manager testified this week.

By Amanda Visser 1 Aug 2013

Imperial Logistics forms new division, Resolve
Imperial Logistics forms new division, Resolve

Aiming to take a bigger chunk of the business process and technology outsourcing market, Imperial Logistics has formed a new division, Resolve, from the amalgamation of group companies Volition and e-Logics, their associated businesses and some existing managed services capacity in the group.

29 Jul 2013

OR Tambo exhibition unveiled at airport

OR Tambo International Airport has unveiled the Oliver Reginald Tambo Memorial exhibition, which is aimed at honouring one of South Africa's national heroes and extraordinary freedom fighters. The permanent exhibition, situated at the airport's International Viewing Deck, aims to bring to life Oliver Reginald Tambo's legacy of selfless character and great teachings.

26 Jul 2013

Warning to motorists ahead of SONA
Warning to motorists ahead of SONA

Several streets will be closed to traffic in the Cape Town city centre ahead of the State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Thursday, authorities have warned. President Jacob Zuma will deliver the annual speech during a joint seating of the National Assembly to be broadcast at 7pm. There will also be parking restrictions around the Parliamentary precinct on Plein Street.

7 Feb 2012

Manufacturing to boost GDP on resurgent PMI
Manufacturing to boost GDP on resurgent PMI

Although most economists are downgrading their 2012 SA gross domestic product (GDP) forecasts, a resurgent seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) in January could mean a revising of forecasts upwards in coming months as production finally catches up with strong consumer demand.

2 Feb 2012

Multi-billion rand project to replace SA's trains gathers steam

According to the Cape Times, the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) said during a presentation to Parliament that a planned major revamp of Cape Town's rail system will include the modernisation of the national rail system and the replacement of all trains and the construction of new depots and stations. Subject to the government approving its budget, the R123 billion project is set to create 65 000 jobs.

4 Nov 2011

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