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Cabinet approves Public Procurement Bill for comment

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Public Procurement Bill for public comment - setting in motion legislation for procurement strategies that support government's socio-economic objectives...

3 days ago

Why increased poultry tariffs will do SA's economy more harm than good

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters has welcomed reports that the government has finalised tariffs to be imposed on poultry product imports. However, the association cautions that an increase in trade protection will lead to job losses and increased chicken prices...

12 Feb 2020

Why retail SMEs need the right financial backing to remain innovative and adaptable

The new year brings with it several challenges for small business owners. A decrease in sales and the country's depressed economy may force several SMEs to close down...

12 Feb 2020

France-US skirmish over Amazon digital tax shows why the century-old international tax system is broken

France and the US have managed to avoid turning their recent trade skirmish into a war - for now...

By Ruth Mason 10 Feb 2020

Many countries regulate e-cigarettes. South Africa should too

Opinions differ on how to regulate electronic cigarettes. But dozens of countries are taking action. In Africa, Kenya already taxes these products, and South Africa is preparing to follow...

By Laura Rossouw 6 Feb 2020

SA wine industry launches new code to promote sober drinking habits

Under the auspices of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, the Code for Commercial Communications aims to provide clear guidelines for the responsible marketing of wine and other liquor products, and thereby curbing alcohol abuse in communities...

5 Feb 2020

How to navigate CBD product purchases

There has been a steady increase in CBD-based products entering the market over the last few years, and consumers would be wise to educate themselves on their contents.

27 Jan 2020

SA packaging, plastics sector welcomes development of industry-managed waste management plan

Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy announced late last year that she would be starting an entirely new process under Section 18 to develop an industry-managed waste management plan...

21 Jan 2020

Shoprite loses appeal, guilty of reckless credit lending

Shoprite Investments Limited has lost its appeal against the National Consumer Tribunal's ruling that it recklessly granted credit. The retail giant's appeal was dismissed with costs by the Pretoria High Court on 18 December 2019.

15 Jan 2020

Uniformly increasing affordability of uniforms

As we gear up for the new year and the return to school for children across the country, we take a look at the intended effects of the Competition Commission's investigation into the pricing of school uniform and the subsequent agreements signed before the Competition Tribunal in 2019...

By Jac Marais, Mia de Jager and Kameel Pancham 14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

By Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

Checkout with caution this festive season, warns Spoor & Fisher

Spoor & Fisher has warned consumers about the risk of potentially purchasing counterfeit goods when shopping online...

18 Dec 2019

#BestofBiz 2019: Retail

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Retail site over the past year...

17 Dec 2019

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