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Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet
Mango chairman moving to London-listed Fastjet

Rashid Wally, chairman of low-cost airline Mango, has resigned and taken up a similar role at the African airline Fastjet in London...

By Karl Gernetzky 3 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

A new mobility business model for sustainable auto innovation
A new mobility business model for sustainable auto innovation

New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies could reduce the amount of cars needed on urban roads globally by up to 20 million vehicles...

25 Jul 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

By  - CC BY 3.0,
Cool technology with a conscience

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has become the first company in the world to introduce a refrigerated delivery truck cooled by a liquid nitrogen powered engine, which the company says will eliminate all emissions associated with refrigeration...

14 Jul 2016

UNITED KINGDOM

Champagne house Taittinger to produce in Britain
Champagne house Taittinger to produce in Britain

LONDON - Famous French brand Taittinger on Wednesday announced plans to become the first Champagne house to produce premium English sparkling wine with the purchase of farmland in Kent...

10 Dec 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Xi's tipple sends UK ale exports soaring
Xi's tipple sends UK ale exports soaring

LONDON - British brewer Greene King on Wednesday said exports of its India pale ale (IPA) to China had increased sixteen-fold after President Xi Jinping was photographed enjoying a pint during his recent state visit...

3 Dec 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

New White Paper outlines in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity growth prospects
New White Paper outlines in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi connectivity growth prospects

UK based research company, Juniper Research, has released its new 'In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity: Market Prospects 2015-2020' research...

26 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

M&S posts falling net profit, clothing sales
M&S posts falling net profit, clothing sales

LONDON - British retailer Marks and Spencer, regarded as a barometer of UK consumer demand, posted sliding net profit on Wednesday on tumbling clothing sales and a poor international performance...

5 Nov 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

SABMiller taps savings as AB InBev woos shareholders
SABMiller taps savings as AB InBev woos shareholders

LONDON - British brewer SABMiller went on a charm offensive, promising at least a billion dollars in annual savings as it tries to keep AB InBev from wooing away its shareholders...

12 Oct 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Adidas defend controversial Manchester United women's shirt
Adidas defend controversial Manchester United women's shirt

LONDON - Manchester United kit maker Adidas has been forced to defend its controversial new shirt designed specifically for female fans of the Premier League club...

5 Aug 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Warren East
Rolls-Royce announces new chief

Rolls-Royce, the British maker of aircraft engines, unveiled on Wednesday, 22 April, a new chief executive days after announcing a record deal...

24 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa
UK-based Tradehold growing foothold in Africa

UK-based property and financial services group Tradehold said on Monday that work had started on its R480-million regional shopping centre, located in the harbour town of Walvis Bay, Namibia...

24 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The Gunn Report honours the very best of advertising 2014 with book and showreel
The Gunn Report honours the very best of advertising 2014 with book and showreel

LONDON, UK: The Gunn Report, the global index for creative excellence in advertising, has published its 2014 Book and Showreel, a round-up and showcase of the world's best advertising performance...

18 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain
Pistorius advert gets most complaints ever in Britain

LONDON, UK: An advertisement making light of the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius received by far the most complaints ever in Britain, the advertising watchdog said on Friday...

23 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Scotland declares online 'independence' from Britain
Scotland declares online 'independence' from Britain

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND: Five months after Scotland voted against independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, the Scottish government has seceded - at least online...

19 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

'Here we are sir, but please... not in the store...'
'Here we are sir, but please... not in the store...'

LONDON, UK: A chain of DIY stores in the United Kingdom is preparing its staff for kinky Fifty Shades customers after they have seen the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey...

11 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Britain's Tesco says 2,000 jobs under threat
Britain's Tesco says 2,000 jobs under threat

LONDON, UK: Troubled British supermarket giant Tesco said on Wednesday that it could axe as many as 2,000 jobs under plans to shut 43 stores in a company-wide overhaul...

2 Feb 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

The Sun covers them up, ending topless tradition
The Sun covers them up, ending topless tradition

LONDON, UK: Phwoar no more: British tabloid The Sun has quietly ended a decades-old tradition of putting topless women on page 3 in a setback for schoolboy fantasies...

21 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Publisher prohibits pork talk
Publisher prohibits pork talk

LONDON, UK: A UK publisher has been mocked over a ban (described as 'absolute utter nonsense') on pigs and sausages being mentioned in its children's books...

19 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Top 10 digital trends for 2015 [infographic]
Top 10 digital trends for 2015 [infographic]

LONDON, UK: It's a brand new year that is likely to bring a brand new set of challenges for marketers to get their heads around...

13 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

MEF identifies 10 key mobile trends for 2015
MEF identifies 10 key mobile trends for 2015

LONDON, UK: MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, looks at the year ahead to predict the ten key mobile trends that will shape the global mobile landscape in 2015...

8 Jan 2015

UNITED KINGDOM

Guardian newspaper editor to step down
Guardian newspaper editor to step down

LONDON, UK: The editor-in-chief of The Guardian newspaper, who led its expansion from a traditional British broadsheet to a digital-first international operation, said on Wednesday that he will step down next year...

12 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

The Time to Change 'edvertorial'
The Time to Change 'edvertorial'

LONDON, UK: The Time to Change charitable campaign partners with IPC Media for true editorial integration around mental health problems...

1 Dec 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Wanted: Paintball test dummy
Wanted: Paintball test dummy

LONDON, UK: WANTED: Paintball tester to stand in the line of fire: salary R689,000...

27 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

UK mobile operator EE says in talks with BT
UK mobile operator EE says in talks with BT

LONDON, UK: EE confirmed Wednesday that it has held "exploratory" discussions over a possible sale of its mobile business to BT Group...

27 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Britons to spend £86bn this Christmas
Britons to spend £86bn this Christmas

LONDON, UK: Report from Verdict and SAS UK finds that Britons will be spending more than they did last year...

By Published by Verdict 18 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

LIA 2014 winners announced
LIA 2014 winners announced

LONDON, UK: The winners of the 2014 LIAs are announced today. The results are posted online and can be accessed on the LIA website.

3 Nov 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Jimmy Choo in London IPO for Asia growth
Jimmy Choo in London IPO for Asia growth

LONDON, UK: Shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo unveiled plans for a London stock market listing valuing it at up to £800m. The money will be used to fund expansion in Asia.

25 Sep 2014

UNITED KINGDOM

Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line
Phones 4 U collapses in UK putting jobs on the line

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U has collapsed into administration, putting more than 5,500 jobs at risk, the group said.

16 Sep 2014

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