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NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS
NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

16 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Retail
#BestofBiz 2019: Retail

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

17 Dec 2019

10 children's toys on the safety WATCH list for 2019
10 children's toys on the safety WATCH list for 2019

Those looking to buy children's toys for Christmas presents need to be aware that dangerous toys are for sale in store and online, many of which contain hidden hazards...

10 Dec 2019

Pick n Pay relaunches Livewell range to make healthier food more accessible
Pick n Pay relaunches Livewell range to make healthier food more accessible

Supermarket chain Pick n Pay has relaunched its health-focused Livewell range. This is in line with the chain's efforts to make healthier food more accessible and affordable.

22 Nov 2019

Studio DOTCOF creates cave-like interior spaces for Shanghai beauty salon
Studio DOTCOF creates cave-like interior spaces for Shanghai beauty salon

Shanghai-based architecture and design practice Studio DOTCOF has created a series of cave-like interior spaces for a beauty salon in Shanghai, China...

12 Nov 2019

New regulations take aim at listeriosis
New regulations take aim at listeriosis

The threat of listeriosis hasn't subsided since the 2017/2018 outbreak. In fact, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed in October 2019 that 87 laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases had been reported in the year since then...

4 Nov 2019

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly
How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly

The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene...

31 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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Claims that reusable sanitary towels are SABS-tested are false

The SABS has been made aware that there are some companies selling and distributing reusable sanitary towels with false claims that they have been tested and certified by the organisation...

30 Sep 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

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#FoodNextAfrica: Blockchain will simplify and transform supply chain traceability

According to the WWF, a bid to improve the traceability of supply chains around the world is top of mind with a major focus on transparency - but how is technology disruption promoting business growth?

By Robin Fredericks 25 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail
Combatting high absenteeism in SA retail

With a daily absenteeism average of 15 to 30%, big retailers of +1000 employees have 300 staff absent at a time. This has major cost implications that retailers can potentially curb by offering employees access to primary healthcare...

22 Aug 2019

'Don't buy cannabis off the streets,' advises Vape Store founder
'Don't buy cannabis off the streets,' advises Vape Store founder

Even though the Constitutional Court decriminalised cannabis for personal use, the informal sale of it poses some danger to the uninformed consumer, says The Vape Store founder Nicola Malvicini...

21 Aug 2019

The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities
The core of food safety is centralised bakery facilities

There is generally little outside recognition for a well thought out and perfectly executed plan of food safety until there is the smallest gap in the journey from farm to fork...

By Alan Hockey 8 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

The biggest factors influencing industrial cleaning
The biggest factors influencing industrial cleaning

The world is constantly in flux - what's the standard today may not be so by tomorrow. And while being trendy may seem superficial at first, ensuring that your business follows suit with the rest of world is crucial...

5 Jul 2019

Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads
Immigrant food couriers risk death on South African roads

"When it rains, it's trouble. Guys are falling all the time."

By Kimon de Greef 3 Jul 2019

Spinach is more prone to carrying bacteria and pathogens, study finds.
Careful with spinach, no matter where you buy it

A collection of studies on the hygiene of spinach, conducted under the auspices of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, has come up with some surprising findings...

By Mologadi Makwela 12 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

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SA bans livestock imports from Lesotho

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has banned livestock imports and their products from Lesotho into South Africa, following a report of a susceptible anthrax outbreak.

30 May 2019

A guide for thorough refrigerator hygiene in retail
A guide for thorough refrigerator hygiene in retail

Commercial refrigeration is a huge investment for retailers who produce and sell food. It is essential that these appliances be thoroughly cared for to ensure a safe, clean and hygienic environment...

30 May 2019

We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found
We tested baby food sugar levels in South Africa. This is what we found

South Africa has the highest rates of childhood obesity in the world, with an alarming figure of 13%. The global average stands at 6%. One of the main causes of South Africa's rate is the rapid growth of the country's commercial food industry...

By Karen Hofman and Nicola Christofides 30 May 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now
Fashion production is modern slavery: 5 things you can do to help now

Fashion shouldn't cost lives and it shouldn't cost us our planet. Yet this is what is happening today. Globalisation, fast fashion, economies of scale, social media and offshore production have created a perfect storm...

By Anika Kozlowski 26 Apr 2019

#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed
#PoY2019: South Africa's favourite consumer products revealed

South Africa's most innovative consumer products have been recognised in the 11th annual Product of the Year awards...

15 Mar 2019

Govt support for poultry industry must translate into policy and action - FairPlay
Govt support for poultry industry must translate into policy and action - FairPlay

Last week's statement of government support for the South African poultry industry does not end the industry crisis caused by dumped imports. But it could mark the start of a new era of co-operation...

12 Mar 2019

Poorer South Africans are bombarded with fast food. Shutterstock
Local solutions can boost healthier food choices in South Africa

The crisis in health triggered by cheap food that's high in fat and sugar is now well documented...

By Karen Hofman & Safura Abdool Karim 11 Mar 2019

Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet
Insect protein: dish of the day for your environmentally-friendly pet

Given that more people are trying to do their bit to help save the plant and keep meat consumption to a minimum, it's not surprising pet food has become the latest sector to think about its environmental credentials...

By David S Gardner 22 Feb 2019

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