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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

Consumers are demanding next-generation facials and Skin Renewal is listening

Thanks to the information age, more consumers are taking it upon themselves to educate themselves about skincare...

By Lestonn Lawn, Issued by Renewal Institute 27 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

There's a complex history of skin lighteners in Africa and beyond

Somali-American activists recently scored a victory against Amazon and against colourism, which is prejudice based on preference for people with lighter skin tones...

By Lynn M. Thomas 25 May 2020

Beautique Academy offers free beauty courses during lockdown

Nominate yourself or somebody else to win a free skincare or laser foundation course from Beautique Academy...

22 May 2020

SA's retail sales up 2% in February

South Africa's retail trade sales increased by 2% year-on-year in February 2020, according to Statistics South Africa...

21 May 2020

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

How the Covid-19 crisis could remodel the luxury industry

The Covid-19 crisis has hit the luxury and fashion industry hard. According to a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group, sales in these two sectors could drop by 25% to 30%...

By Isabelle Chaboud 20 May 2020

Proudly SA expands portal to include locally-made sanitisers and detergents

Proudly South African has extended the product offering on its portal to include locally produced hand sanitisers, surface disinfectants and detergents...

15 May 2020

Dis-Chem to acquire Baby City for R430m

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is set to acquire Baby City and its network of 33 stores from founder shareholders, the Aronoff family, for R430m...

15 May 2020

Coty to sell majority stake in brands including Wella, OPI and ghd

US investment firm KKR has agreed to inject $750m into debt-laden multinational cosmetics maker Coty...

12 May 2020

Hair and beauty technicians petition to start working

Hair and beauty technicians have started an online petition pleading with government to allow them to operate during the current level 4 lockdown...

By Mary-Anne Gontsana 7 May 2020

Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettes

The sale of cigarettes and alcohol will remain prohibited...

30 Apr 2020

Revlon SA starts manufacturing sanitiser in Gauteng

Revlon South Africa has started manufacturing hand sanitisers at its local factory in Isando under its brand, Aquamarine...

28 Apr 2020

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