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The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

By Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 3 days ago

How SA retailer Dry Dock Liquor adapted its strategy during lockdown

Boutique liquor store Dry Dock Liquor has expanded from a local community business into an established online retailer as a result of the pandemic...

29 Jun 2020

Lockdown delivers growth for OneDayOnly has recorded 40% growth over the last four months, as consumers' shifted to online retail channels...

26 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on food security in Africa

Supply chains, food and nutrition security, as well as current and future production functions, have been negatively impacted by a host of factors related to the Covid-19 crisis...

By Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u 11 Jun 2020

Retail risk in Covid and post-Covid times - scoring an own goal [Part 2]

Ben Jansen van Rensburg continues his analogy of retail performance management versus sports management...

By Ben Jansen van Rensburg 9 Jun 2020

Why apparel brands' efforts to police their supply chains aren't working

For years, apparel brands have promised to police their supply chains to root out unsafe conditions and worker abuse...

By Jason Judd and Sarosh Kuruvilla 8 Jun 2020

Maggi freshens up online presence in Central and West Africa

Maggi has revealed a new website in Central and West Africa that offers fresh twists to popular African dishes. The brand has also released a second season of Yelo Pèppè...

8 Jun 2020

Business continuity demands a supply chain with end-to-end visibility

How digital migration can help enterprises achieve end-to-end visibility of their supply chain...

By Baljeet Nagi 8 Jun 2020

Consumer markets under pressure in 2020

As Covid-19 shifts the global economic outlook into deep recession, reflecting the impact of social distancing measures on economic activity, no industry remains untouched...

By Camilla Butler 5 Jun 2020

Webinar: How to change the food system - perspectives from consumer cooperatives

The webinar unpacked the experiences of consumer cooperatives and explored the rise of mutual aid societies and food relief initiatives during the Covid-19 crisis...

5 Jun 2020

How NetFlorist pivoted to essential goods in 36 hours

Ryan Bacher, co-founder and MD of NetFlorist, says he's never worked harder than he has during the last two months...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

E-commerce startup Yebo Fresh easing access to food supplies in townships

Grocery delivery startup Yebo Fresh is helping township residents access vital food supplies safely during the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown...

3 Jun 2020

Retail risk in Covid and post-Covid times - scoring an own goal [Part 1]

Ben Jansen van Rensburg elaborates on what the real issues are for retailers during the pandemic...

By Ben Jansen van Rensburg 1 Jun 2020

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