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Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

Improving the retail CX during tough times

The retail industry faces the challenge of delivering a consistent experience across all channels, including online and physical storefronts...

By Hemant Harie 28 May 2020

DHL confirms strategic investment in UK-based Link Commerce

DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform...

28 May 2020

Digital strategies key for retail to survive a shifting consumer landscape

The world is in unchartered territory and as many businesses face the harsh reality of lockdown, we are beginning to accept that jobs will be lost, orders will be cancelled...

By Jan Bouwer 28 May 2020

Brands need to reposition as customers form new, more digital habits

Doing things differently in this crisis means doing things digitally...

By Grant Lapping 28 May 2020

Online wine sales - get your paperwork in order

Danie Cronjé, director of Danie Cronje Attorneys Incorporated, provides some clear guidelines with regard to online wine sales...

27 May 2020

Covid-19 driving fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers

The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour...

27 May 2020

Apollo Brands revamps Under Armour retail offering during lockdown

New retail services include virtual store walk-throughs and a corporate service that involves bringing a mobile Under Armour store to your office...

26 May 2020

Competition laws require online platforms in the 'gig economy' to protect SME and black suppliers

The Competition Act was amended in February 2020 to introduce new rules to protect small, medium and black-owned suppliers in specific sectors (the buyer power provisions). These include the e-commerce and online services sectors...

By Rosalind Lake 26 May 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

Alcohol industry welcomes opening of trade for home consumption

South Africa's alcohol industry has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening that the move to Level 3 would include the sale of alcohol for home consumption...

26 May 2020

Covid-19 a shot in the arm for e-commerce

Online retail may account for under 2% of total retail sales in South Africa, but the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging consumers to switch to digital shopping and payment alternatives...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2020

E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industry

In just over a week, the lift of the e-commerce ban by Minister Patel has delivered a potentially life-saving 'U-turn' to the future of several South African industries, most particularly online retail, and the courier, logistics and freight forwarding industry...

25 May 2020

Every day is Black Friday for online retailers during lockdown

Since the shift to level 4 allowed for online ordering of certain products, the sales of our online skin shop skyrocketed across the country, showing an increase in sales of over 800%...

By Maureen Allem, Issued by Renewal Institute 25 May 2020

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