QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company, which forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry, aims to offer quality consumer products and elevate standards of living by encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship.

8 hours ago

Experiences are the new black
Experiences are the new black

It is no longer chic to be chic and wealth is not displayed anymore. Consumers are no longer buying goods; instead they are spending on experiences. This dramatic change - from goods to experiences - in worldwide spending is permanent.

By Danette Breitenbach 8 hours ago

Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste
Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

NEW YORK, US - Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste, they announced Wednesday.

1 day ago

#FreshOnTheShelf: Iceland's Reyka Vodka now in South Africa
#FreshOnTheShelf: Iceland's Reyka Vodka now in South Africa

Reyka Vodka made its debut in Iceland in 2005, when William Grant and Sons set out to make "the cleanest and smoothest vodka in the world". In 2011, it was awarded the Vodka Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and in 2013, the Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

1 day ago

Rising demand for probiotics in SA
Rising demand for probiotics in SA

The rise of obesity and fast-food consumption has resulted in probiotics dominating the vitamin and dietary supplements market. A Euromonitor report states that the probiotic industry in South Africa is predicted to be worth over R527 million for 2017, confirming that this sector is growing tremendously.

1 day ago

Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking
Western Cape takes a sober look at ways to curb drinking

It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town if the Western Cape government has its way. The provincial government is worried about how much alcohol abuse is costing it, saying that the taxpayer was subsidising the alcohol industry.

By Katharine Child 1 day ago

Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farms
Avian flu hits two Quantum Foods farms

Quantum Foods became the latest major South African poultry producer to report a bird flu outbreak when it said on Wednesday that a highly contagious strain had affected at least two of its commercial layer farms in the Western Cape. "The outbreak has only been confirmed at two layer houses but as a preventative measure, management has decided to depopulate the two sites in totality," Quantum Foods said in a statement.

By Andries Mahlangu 2 days ago

#ClicksCurls: A celebration of natural haircare
#ClicksCurls: A celebration of natural haircare

There's a natural hair movement afoot that sees women - especially those of colour - choosing to ditch chemical straighteners and damaging styling tools in favour of embracing the wavy, kinky and coily tresses they were born with.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

The digester at Elgin Fruit Processors that converts fruit and other waste to electricity. (Image Supplied)
How Tru-Cape cuts down on food waste along the value and supply chain

While the World Wildlife Fund, in conjunction with the CSIR and Department of Science and Technology as part of the International Climate Initiative, report that a third of available food is wasted is and should be lauded, it ignores the work of many in the agriculture industry today, who strive for zero food waste.

2 days ago

Image credit: Trevor Samson
Ascendis to beef up operating efficiencies

Healthcare products conglomerate Ascendis is still on the acquisition trail, but an investment presentation last week stressed a focus on markedly improving profit margins in existing operations that span the pharma-med, consumer brands and phyto-vet segments.

By Marc Hasenfuss 3 days ago

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Multinational Unilever has launched an Africa hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of its ongoing drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent.

3 days ago

Queen Mathebula crowned as South Africa's boerewors champion
Queen Mathebula crowned as South Africa's boerewors champion

Queen Mathebula was crowned the winner of the 25th annual Championship Boerewors competition and her recipe - South Africa's number one boerewors - will be available in all Shoprite and Checkers stores nationwide from Friday 15 September 2017.

15 Sep 2017