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Dermalogica employs Moving Tactics for new concept store roll-out

Dermalogica opened its second concept store at the renowned V&A Waterfront in Cape Town in May, and most recently launched its third concept store at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg.

Issued by Moving Tactics 24 Jul 2014 11:37

Africa's first focused trade fair for furniture, décor and design has launched

On 10 July, the doors seamlessly opened to what promises to continue to be the most important decor, furniture and retail event on the African continent. This was the inaugural Inspire Trade Expo, which ran until 12 July 2014 and was the brainchild of expo genius Rina Fortmann, who was not only a director of SARCDA for many years, but who also chaired EXSA (Exhibition Association Of Southern Africa). This show was a properly controlled trade show where every single visitor had to pass a host of stringent criteria in order to be allowed access, due to the focus being on quality trade visitors instead of thousands of consumers.

Issued by Inspire Trade Exhibition 23 Jul 2014 12:33

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years. As they catch up, African countries could benefit from technological developments and falling costs of wind and solar power.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014 10:50

Nelson Mandela Foundation thanks the world

After the first Mandela Day in 2009, Mandela thanked all who had supported it. He said: "It is our hope that people will dedicate their time and effort to improve the conditions within their own communities. We thank you for participating in Mandela Day".

21 Jul 2014 10:23

Consumer Science lands in SA

With emerging markets key to the growth strategy and investments that need to take place in the Middle East and African Region, Mondelez International has opened a new Sensory Laboratory in South Africa - the first in the EEMEA region. The global head of Consumer Sciences at Mondelez International, Marcia Young, was in South Africa for the opening. I caught up with her.

By Danette Breitenbach 18 Jul 2014 13:22

'Ghost' buildings cost government R60m

The government has been spending R60m a year on 108 vacant buildings and R12m on 12 buildings occupied by non-government tenants.

17 Jul 2014 11:30

Youth has 67 seconds to pitch a business idea

Sixty-seven young South African entrepreneurs, based in Johannesburg, will have 67 seconds to pitch their start-up idea during Nelson Mandela Day tomorrow 18 July in Braamfontein. Entrepreneurs with successful pitches will be provided with six months of virtual business mentorship and grant funding to invest in growing their business idea or business operations currently not older than 6 months.

17 Jul 2014 09:30

Shoprite climbs after saying turnover to surpass R100bn

Africa's largest supermarket‚ Shoprite‚ on Monday catalysed a strong rebound among listed retail shares‚ recently hit by a wave of selling pressure on views they are too expensive.

By Fifi Peters 16 Jul 2014 08:39

FAW launches Coega manufacturing plant

Leading Chinese automotive manufacturer First Automotive Works (FAW), has launched its R600m assembly plant in Zone 2 of the Coega Development Corporation's (CDC) Industrial Development Zone (IDZ).

11 Jul 2014 09:36

South Africa 'too reliant on personal taxes', says professor

South Africa relies too heavily on just two taxes in the total tax mix and, as the current tax system is already "at full stretch", any further demands would distort economic activity and taxpayer behaviour.

By Amanda Visser 10 Jun 2014 09:47

Sanral urged to reveal its secret costs

The City of Cape Town is embroiled in a bitter court battle in an attempt to make the SA National Roads Agency make public the "secret" costs of the proposed introduction of e-tolling on the N1 and N2 highways in Western Cape.

By Philani Nombembe 6 Jun 2014 09:53

How consumer behaviour affects design decisions

"Design is a marriage between art and science," said Callie van der Merwe, CEO of Design Partnership, at the 4th Annual Research Conference, recently held by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC). "The head and the heart, essentially emotions, affect everything, even our stock-market!"

5 Jun 2014 15:17

Get shoppers connecting with mobile

With today's mobile connected consumer, mobile marketing and mobile couponing have become an important part of the average global shopper's lifestyle. Research tells us that the global reality is that 1 in 3 smartphone owners use their device while shopping. Moreover, in South Africa, our average shoppers are not excluded from this global phenomenon.

By Craig Rossouw 26 May 2014 13:32

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