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A new online marketplace for arts and crafts

localfair, a new online arts and crafts market, provides the perfect solution for anyone looking to buy unique gifts from the comfort of their couch. The site is designed to showcase beautiful products while providing a powerful link between gift-hunters and small businesses producing handmade, small-scale craft products.

Issued by Media24 Digital Magazines 24 Jul 2014 13:14

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

Cyber-attacks caused e-toll billing problems claims Peters

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accused "some media houses" and other unknown people of conducting deliberate cyber-attacks on the website of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) which is responsible for the hugely unpopular electronic tolls in Gauteng.

By Linda Ensor 24 Jul 2014 09:50

Fifty most valuable South African brands led by MTN

Brand Finance has released the 2014 annual report on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, with MTN leading the way.

24 Jul 2014 07:24

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

'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

Procurement Software - Unlocking the potential

As you may already know, purchasing is a really important function inside any business which is why it is of the utmost importance to understand the benefits of procurement software.

By David Gitonga 17 Jul 2014 09:40

Retail design calls for skills convergence

With the world still suffering from the economic hangover of 2008, economists across the globe are predicting imminent hyperinflation. With too much newly printed money in circulation and our economic growth stunted and tethering on the verge of another recession, retailers in South Africa are certainly under immense pressure to deliver on annual targets and growth.

By Callie van der Merwe 30 Jun 2014 14:23

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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