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86 workers claim "unfair" suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19

New Era says refusal to work constituted an unprotected strike by workers...

By Zoë Postman 25 Jun 2020

Rules for personal care services during advanced Level 3 lockdown

The government has gazetted regulations for the operation of personal care services, including hairdressing, beauty services and tattoo parlours...

22 Jun 2020

Covid-19 pandemic: Should brands be doing more?

Are the health and safety standards at stores in lower-income areas as high as they are in affluent areas? In brief, no...

By Richard Wells 17 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

Webinar: Why food safety is everyone's business

In collaboration with Business Day Dialogues, South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) recently held a discussion highlighting the critical role accreditation plays in improving food safety...

15 Jun 2020

SA's franchise industry begins long road to recovery

From negotiating rental relief with landlords and royalty fees with franchisors to asking for relaxed loan repayments with banks, franchise operators continue their battle to survive the lockdown...

12 Jun 2020

The Mpact hard hat face shield: protecting your workforce

The safety of our communities, and those who help build them, are a top priority for us at Mpact. We have launched a face shield, specially designed to attach to a hard hat, in support of the construction and related industries...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 3 Jun 2020

South Africa must turn to safer packaging for beer

The dangers and illness we have seen in homemade concoctions during Covid lockdown are indicative of what often occurs in the bulk sorghum beer market as well...

By Raymond Dube 2 Jun 2020

KFC pilots kerbside collection in SA

KFC restaurants in SA will once again be offering takeaways and drive-thru services from 1 June, after a few weeks of delivery only. It's also piloting a new kerbside collection service...

1 Jun 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Offer customers value for money, says The Crazy Store's Kevin Lennett

The Crazy Store MD shares how the in-store environment has had to change to prioritise health and hygiene, and why offering customers value for their money is more important than ever...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2020

SABS approves standard for reusable sanitary towels

Government has welcomed the announcement of washable reusable sanitary towel standard by the South African Bureau of Standards...

29 May 2020

New South African app shares info on the safest times to shop

Lightstone and Tracker have collaborated on a new app that provides consumers with up-to-date information on vehicle attendance at shopping destinations they choose to visit...

27 May 2020

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