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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

By Bronwyn Williams 8 hours ago

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#SourceAfrica19: What's trending for menswear in S/S 2020?

WGSN fashion and beauty editor Polly Walters recently summarised the season's key colours, patterns, items and more at the Source Africa in Cape Town...

By Maroefah Smith 4 hours ago

Men with dry, itchy scalp are a turn-off - poll
Men with dry, itchy scalp are a turn-off - poll

Over 80% of women find men with a dry, itchy scalp a turn off, according to a new poll...

Issued by Leap Communications 11 Jun 2019

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Unilever launches online store on Jumia

Unilever has launched its online store on Jumia dubbed the 'Everyday Essentials Store'...

11 Jun 2019

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What you need to know before investing in a food franchise

Despite the significantly lower failure rate of fast food franchises compared to other businesses, there are important factors that entrepreneurs should consider to increase their chances of success...

11 Jun 2019

It's time to embrace Customer Support Chatbot 2.0
It's time to embrace Customer Support Chatbot 2.0

Have you been the victim of chatbot incompetence recently? It typically starts with a specific query that you need help with...

By Ryan Falkenberg 11 Jun 2019

Huguenot Tunnel to get an upgrade
Huguenot Tunnel to get an upgrade

SANRAL has put together an operations plan for the much-needed upgrades to the Huguenot Tunnel, starting in September 2019...

10 Jun 2019

Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers
Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers

Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent...

By Arie Havelaar and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis 10 Jun 2019

Five shortlisted finalists announced for Factory of the Year competition
Five shortlisted finalists announced for Factory of the Year competition

Factory of the Year has announced the shortlisted finalists for the inaugural FOTY competition...

10 Jun 2019

KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certification
KFC Newmarket awarded LEED Retail certification

KFC Newmarket this year received LEED certification under the LEED 2009 for Retail - New Construction tool...

10 Jun 2019

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa
DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

10 Jun 2019

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SMEs confident e-commerce platform will help with business growth

A group of small and micro business owners has said they are confident that Jumia will continue helping their businesses achieve significant growth...

10 Jun 2019

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Superbalist launches its own private label collection

Superbalist has announced the launch of its own private label, Superbalist...

7 Jun 2019

Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise Laws
Ripple effect of carbon tax on Customs and Excise Laws

The Carbon Tax Act and Customs and Excise Amendment Act were approved by the President in May, with the purpose of the latter to provide for the administration and collection of Carbon Tax revenue...

By Virusha Subban and Matthew Tout 7 Jun 2019

#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'
#StartupStory: A new online platform for moms, brands and 'momfluencers'

MomSays, an online resource for moms who are looking for unbiased, trusted advice from other moms regarding the best product solutions for their families, recently launched its new website...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Jun 2019

Customer experience and employee engagement: 'Mind the gap'
Customer experience and employee engagement: 'Mind the gap'

Bridging the gap between management vision and employee engagement in the delivery of customer experience has become a major challenge for businesses around the world...

By Lynn Baker 7 Jun 2019

How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

7 Jun 2019

Key findings revealed: Report on US frozen fruit, juice and vegetable market
Key findings revealed: Report on US frozen fruit, juice and vegetable market

Summary of IndexBox's latest report published; "The US Frozen Fruit, Juice, And Vegetable Market. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"...

7 Jun 2019

SA shows 6% year-on-year increase in PET plastic bottle recycling
SA shows 6% year-on-year increase in PET plastic bottle recycling

According to PETCO chief executive officer Cheri Scholtz, an average of 6.2 million PET plastic bottles were collected for recycling across South Africa every day last year...

7 Jun 2019

Miss Fashion Week Africa appoints general coordinator and regional coordinators
Miss Fashion Week Africa appoints general coordinator and regional coordinators

Miss Fashion Week Africa (MFWA), the African franchise of the United States based international pageantry which equips youths with becoming international fashion models and growing their modelling careers, has recently appointed a general coordinator for the African continent...

Issued by Europlaw 6 Jun 2019

The second annual 'Wear You' seminar returns
The second annual 'Wear You' seminar returns

Following the success of the first series of the Sta-Sof-Fro Seminars last year, the Wear You campaign returns in 2019 - More Versastyle than ever before!...

Issued by Offlimit Communications 6 Jun 2019

Burger King brings new kids campaign to life with augmented reality
Burger King brings new kids campaign to life with augmented reality

Burger King launches new BK Gone Wild collectable cards brought to life through AR...

Issued by Burger King 6 Jun 2019

Connected packaging
Connected packaging

We're beginning to see a lot more development in the packaging sector when it comes to intelligent, smart or connected packaging...

Issued by Pyrotec 6 Jun 2019

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When local becomes lekker for the economy

The notion of buying local doesn't extend to all products and services. We produce and manufacture many things in Namibia, including cars, however, with certain things it's impossible to buy local...

By Llewellyn le Hané 6 Jun 2019

Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bag voted Product of the Year 2019 (Food Packaging)
Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bag voted Product of the Year 2019 (Food Packaging)

The Product of the Year survey has revealed that Glad Zip Seal Resealable Bags has been voted the best product in the Food Packaging category...

6 Jun 2019

Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third
Pick n Pay reduces energy intensity by more than a third

Pick n Pay has managed to reduce its energy intensity per square metre by 36.9% through both improvements in technology and behavioural change.

6 Jun 2019

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards
Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards

South Africa's leading value retailer Ackermans has been announced as the Platinum winner in the Children's Clothing Store category at the 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards...

Issued by Ackermans 5 Jun 2019

Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomed
Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomed

Specialist challenger retailers have welcomed the Competition Commission's findings on the power wielded by the major national supermarket chains over enforcing exclusive provisions in their lease agreements against challenger retailers and speciality stores...

5 Jun 2019

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#IABSummit19: 7 insights into the direct brand economy

In her opening address at the IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, IAB CEO Paula Hulley shared seven key insights from the IAB Global Direct Brand Report on the direct brand economy...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2019

Savanna breaks the rules with its world-first non-alcoholic cider
Savanna breaks the rules with its world-first non-alcoholic cider

Savanna recently launched its non-alcoholic cider, Savanna Non-Alcoholic Lemon, targeting consumers who want to preserve their social image by partaking in more conscious consumption...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2019

Helmut Resisinger, CEO, Orange Business Services
The rise of The Internet of Enterprises

In today's digital economy, data is a highly valuable asset. Unlocking the insights that data holds is crucial to innovation...

By Helmut Resisinger 5 Jun 2019

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