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  • ADNA launches in Cape Town
    ADNA launches in Cape Town
    Creative intelligence group, ADNA (Audience DNA) is expanding into Africa with their new regional headquarters in Cape Town. The agency officially launched here in January this year with a full-service team including data, creative and strategic consultancy, consumer and market insights.
  • Nestlé Cremora remakes iconic 'it's not inside, it's on top' ad
    Nestlé Cremora remakes iconic 'it's not inside, it's on top' ad
    Much like its iconic advert 'it's not inside, it's on top' which portrayed an insightful observation of people's responses from all races, ages and genders; Nestlé Cremora, a local favourite coffee and tea creamer, remains an unforgettable brand, more so in light of its strong heritage with South African consumers.
  • Telkom announces a new CEO
    Telkom announces a new CEO
    Telkom has announced that Serame Taukobong, the company's current CEO of the Telkom Consumer Business and a group executive committee member, has been appointed as its new group CEO, effective 1 October. Taukobong will take up the position on 1 July 2022.
  • Homegrown battery manufacturer secures R20m investment
    Homegrown battery manufacturer secures R20m investment
    Boost for local champion bringing innovative, local and trusted battery storage solutions for African energy needs
    Issued by Edge Growth
  • RIP Cyril Vuyani Gamede
    RIP Cyril Vuyani Gamede
    The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has announced the passing of its CEO, Cyril Vuyani Gamede, who died at the age of 58 on 1 August.
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    Caltex rebrands to Astron Energy
    Astron Energy has announced the details of rebranding Caltex stations across South Africa and Botswana.
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Global food prices decline in July
Global food prices decline in July

The July drop reflected declines in the quotations for most cereals and vegetable oils as well as dairy products...

13 hours ago

New Nespresso blend helps revive fragile coffee farming in the DRC
New Nespresso blend helps revive fragile coffee farming in the DRC

The Kahawa ya Congo blend is grown on the rain-rich volcanic soils of Lake Kivu in the DRC where the once-thriving coffee farming community has been devastated by decades of instability...

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How palm oil became the world's most hated, most used fat source

Palm oil is everywhere today: in food, soap, lipstick, even newspaper ink. It's been called the world's most hated crop because of its association with deforestation...

By Jonathan E. Robins 30 Jul 2021

Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits
Distell expects up to 20% rise in full-year profits

Drinks maker Distell said its full-year profit would be up to around 20% higher than a year earlier, but a fourth ban on alcohol in its home market South Africa had cost it about R30m...

By Emma Rumney 23 Jul 2021

Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa
Tetra Pak partners with Synercore to accelerate food chain innovation in Africa

Tetra Pak's partnership with Synercore aims to accelerate innovation in health and safety regarding the commercialisation of shelf-stable food products in Africa...

2 Jul 2021

Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings
Tana Africa Capital acquires stake in African drinks business KDV Holdings

Private equity firm Tana Africa Capital has purchased a stake in Kensington Distillers & Vintners, an African premium drinks business focused on beverage manufacturing and distribution...

2 Jul 2021

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Rooibos tea: EU protection is good news for South African agriculture

Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it's grown?

29 Jun 2021

Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup
Cape Town microbrewery triumphs at 2021 African Beer Cup

Afro Caribbean Brewing Company scooped the title of Best Beer in Africa for its Space Llama double IPA at the 2021 African Beer Cup held recently...

8 Jun 2021

Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company
Goodleaf merges with Highlands Investments to create R650m cannabis company

South African premium CBD brand Goodleaf is merging with Highlands Investments, formerly Canopy Growth Africa, in a deal that will see the combined company be valued at approximately R650m...

4 Jun 2021

Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May
Global food prices rise at rapid pace in May

FAO Food Price Index posts fastest monthly increase to reach highest value since September 2011...

3 Jun 2021

Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa
Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

New beverage brand Bissap inspired by flavours of West Africa
New beverage brand Bissap inspired by flavours of West Africa

The goal was to create a commercial iteration of the beverage to be bottled and made available in Southern Africa, where it's previously only been consumed at family gatherings of Africa's diaspora...

21 May 2021

Antoine de Saint-Affrique. Credit: Barry Callebaut
Danone names Antoine de Saint-Affrique as CEO

Danone has appointed former Barry Callebaut CEO Antoine de Saint-Affrique as its new chief executive officer...

20 May 2021

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 May 2021

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced that after some re-organisation, it has acquired Maluti Mountain Breweries' interest in the soft drinks business...

10 May 2021

Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO
Michel Doukeris to succeed Carlos Brito as AB InBev CEO

Brito will step down after 15 years as CEO and 32 years at the company...

6 May 2021

Food Lover’s Market CEO Brian Coppin with TVMA founder Mmabatho Portia Morudi
The Village Market Africa triumphs in Food Lover's Seeds of Change initiative

The Village Market Africa is the winner of Food Lover's Market's Seeds of Change Supplier Development Partnership, launched to create an opportunity for social enterprises to join the retailer's supplier network...

28 Apr 2021

Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes
Euromonitor identifies 6 cannabis consumer archetypes

Legal cannabis is set to increase from $30bn in 2020 to over $90bn in 2025, as consumers increase their usage in diverse parts of their lives...

21 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

By John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA
Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA

Trinitas Equity Partners, together with its partners, has acquired the South African beauty company, Avroy Shlain...

25 Mar 2021



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