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Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective
Organic, free-range, fairtrade or vegan: how ethical consumption got so selective

Are you an organic shopper? Into fairtrade? A greenhouse gas warrior? All about free-range and animal welfare?

By Michal Carrington 8 Jan 2019

Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience

Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make the pack the hero. So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence...

By Nathan Critchlow and Danielle Mitchell 4 Jan 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: Retail
#BestofBiz 2018: Retail

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

18 Dec 2018

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

Woolies pies the first SA food to use certified sustainable palm oil
Woolies pies the first SA food to use certified sustainable palm oil

Woolworths ready-made, frozen and hot counter pies are the first South African-made food products to be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil...

27 Nov 2018

Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m
Customs officials confiscate counterfeit goods worth R10m

South African Revenue Service (Sars) customs officials have intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10,722,364 in the Western Cape...

15 Nov 2018

Jumia welcomes framework for e-commerce regulation in Nigeria
Jumia welcomes framework for e-commerce regulation in Nigeria

Juliet Anammah, CEO of Jumia Nigeria, has described the recent tripartite motion to develop a framework to regulate the activities of e-commerce platforms in Nigeria as a round peg in a round hole...

14 Nov 2018

What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design
What Nestlé's attempt to trademark the shape of a KitKat teaches us about design

For many people there is something irresistible about chocolate. But in the hungry rush to make it part of our bodies there is a missed opportunity to meditate on different gestural experiences...

By Tom Lee and Stefan Lie 2 Nov 2018

Sanitary pads, white bread flour to be added to VAT free items
Sanitary pads, white bread flour to be added to VAT free items

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says government proposes that come April 2019, three items, including sanitary pads, will be added to the zero-rated list...

25 Oct 2018

26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit
26% of alcohol consumed globally is illicit

A new Euromonitor International report reveals that one in every four bottles of alcohol that's consumed is illicit.

25 Oct 2018

For many Muslim grocery shoppers, a shifting definition of 'halal'
For many Muslim grocery shoppers, a shifting definition of 'halal'

For Muslims, halal food follows certain rules proscribed by Islamic law. It usually pertains to ritual slaughter and abstention from certain items like pork, blood and alcohol...

By Febe Armanios 24 Oct 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

National Assembly passes Competition Amendment Bill
National Assembly passes Competition Amendment Bill

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says the Competition Amendment Bill is "transformative in character" as it will promote the participation of small enterprises in the economy, while aiming to dismantle cartels...

24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Trading while caring for people and planet
Trading while caring for people and planet

Ratifications are moving ahead, if slowly, on the newly signed AfCFTA - the world's largest free trade agreement (with the most member countries) since the founding of the World Trade Organization...

By Richards Munang and Robert Mgendi 22 Oct 2018

SA signs wine labelling protocol
SA signs wine labelling protocol

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine...

22 Oct 2018

Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry
Trademark law and its limits in the fashion industry

While fashion trends come and go, some become classics, such as the Chanel suit, the Burberry trench coat, the Ralph Lauren polo shirt, Louis Vuitton bags, and Levi 501 jeans...

By Clea Rawlins 16 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Sugar Industry Regulations gazetted
Sugar Industry Regulations gazetted

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has welcomed the gazetting of the Sugar Industry Regulations...

15 Oct 2018

Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification
Growing consumer awareness around sustainable seafood certification

Seafood consumers are increasingly demanding independent verification of sustainability claims in supermarkets...

11 Oct 2018

New African Food Safety Index launches
New African Food Safety Index launches

In a move to help tackle the burden of foodborne diseases, a new African Food Safety Index (AFSI) was launched on Tuesday, 2 October 2018...

3 Oct 2018

Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively
Agricultural safeguard levy on poultry could impact SA consumers negatively

The latest gazetted agricultural safeguard levy of 35.3% imposed on bone-in chicken cuts has raised concerns for the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters...

3 Oct 2018

FairPlay's fight for VAT-free chicken picks up support in Parliament
FairPlay's fight for VAT-free chicken picks up support in Parliament

Chicken emerged as a favourite to be VAT-exempted for the support of South Africa's poor, when stakeholders presented their responses to the Woolard Panel of Expert's report in Parliament yesterday...

13 Sep 2018

EPA/Nic Bothma
To zero-rate, or not to zero-rate: why the VAT debate is more complex than it appears

The one percentage point increase in South Africa's value added tax (VAT) rate, which was implemented in April this year, has raised important questions about how the tax system can and should address inequality...

By Imraan Valodia & David Francis 7 Sep 2018

Making chicken VAT-free should be a national imperative, says FairPlay founder
Making chicken VAT-free should be a national imperative, says FairPlay founder

South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from value-added tax...

3 Sep 2018

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Zero-rated VAT items: how South Africa is going about expanding the list

South Africa is processing a new report produced by an independent panel that reviewed the current list of items exempted from value added tax (VAT)...

28 Aug 2018

Mark Kingon, Sars acting commissioner
Tobacco industry commits to working with Sars

The fight against illicit trade in cigarettes and other tobacco products has received a boost Sars, Tisa and the Fita agreeing to work together...

16 Aug 2018

Beyond B-BBEE: How to make supplier diversity part of your business DNA
Beyond B-BBEE: How to make supplier diversity part of your business DNA

Over the past decade, the procurement function has become an important vehicle for business transformation...

By Shereen Wardakan 15 Aug 2018

Rooting out devious traders
Rooting out devious traders

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, says the net is fast closing on dishonest traders...

8 Aug 2018

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