This article is part of a series of studies titled “barriers to entry”, specifically looking at the expansion of regional supermarket chains in southern Africa. The article draws from studies that look at the spread of supermarkets in the region and how the market power of large firms in different sectors can hold back economic development.
Reena das Nair 22 Feb 2017
A few years ago, South Africans were sceptical about shopping online but, with improved security systems, better access to technology, a wider range of choice and a growing middle-class, opinions have changed and now is the time to consider starting one's own e-commerce site.
21 Feb 2017
Plus five tips for local retailers to drive full-price purchase
PayPal's third annual global report on cross-border trade, in partnership with Ipsos, is predicting that South African online spend will grow to over R53 billion by 2018, with cross-border shopping continuing to rise.
21 Feb 2017
Around the world, similar scenes play out daily: the health-conscious go running with a dog by their side, dogs and children play elaborate games in local parks, glamourous ladies do window shopping with an equally stylishly dressed dog at their heels... Pets are becoming increasingly important, with a growing number of pet owners treating their pets as family members, and spending more on their pets. Can similar trends be seen in South Africa?
Insight Survey 20 Feb 2017
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
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
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.
Amanda Visser 1 Aug 2013
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 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
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
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
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