Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey
Recovery perceived in industrial, retail markets - Q1 2021 FNB Property Broker Survey

In this report, we discuss the first quarter 2021 results of the rental market component of our FNB Commercial Property Broker Survey...

By John Loos 20 Apr 2021

Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey
Commercial property shows recovery, not back to pre-lockdown levels - FNB 1Q2021 survey

Over 40% of brokers surveyed see office-bound companies revising their office space needs and in many cases downscaling. The planned downscaling is not only due to greater levels of work-from-home, however...

By John Loos 25 Mar 2021

Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout
Why retailers should be given a shot at the vaccine rollout

There is no better platform to help get the vaccine to the people than the retail distribution networks, writes Smollan chief growth and innovation officer Michael Smollan...

By Michael Smollan 16 Mar 2021

#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'
#StartupStory: Planet42 aims to solve 'transport inequality'

In South Africa, access to personal mobility is very unequal, and on top of that, public transport is far from ideal. That means, those with less access to mobility also suffer in terms of social mobility opportunities...

By Evan-Lee Courie 11 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate
#EcommerceDay2021: Golden intersection of e-commerce and commercial real estate

Inospace CEO Rael Levitt unpacks why distribution centres and warehouses are set to become "the new 'hot' property class"...

By Rael Levitt 9 Mar 2021

Muhammad Ali Albakri
#BizTrends2021: 5 government interventions urgently-needed to support air transport, tourism sector

The air transport industry was one of the hardest hit in 2020 with traffic and revenues falling off a cliff at the end of last March following the imposition of worldwide Covid-19 containment restrictions on travel...

By Muhammad Ali Albakri 6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic
#BizTrends2021: How the aviation industry is taking off during the pandemic

Safety protocol, communication and collaboration across industries is key to economic recovery...

By Anand Yedery 6 Jan 2021

Richard dos Santos
#BizTrends2021: 2021 holds supply chain profession's greatest endeavour ever

With the worldwide roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, life and economies could potentially see a return to some semblance of normality by the end of 2021...

By Richard dos Santos 6 Jan 2021

Micro-fulfilment tech to power e-commerce warehouse services for faster delivery
Micro-fulfilment tech to power e-commerce warehouse services for faster delivery

Inospace CEO, Rael Levitt offers insight into the retail fulfilment picture, discussing how the consumer rush to online shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated retailer moves toward space-saving and automation-powered warehouses...

By Rael Levitt 25 Nov 2020

Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores
Food for thought: the global rise of dark kitchens and stores

Behind the door of a nondescript warehouse unit in Wynberg, north of Johannesburg, lies a microcosm of how we are going to buy food for the foreseeable future...

By Rael Levitt 18 Sep 2020

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Challenging the challenges of booking a flight during the Covid-19 pandemic

Even though it might not feel like it when every day is some combination of a nightmare written by Franz Kafka and George Orwell, there will come a time when Covid-19 is behind us and more of us realise that it's safe to fly again...

By Eugene Yiga 25 Jun 2020

#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride
#StartupStory: Youth get innovative with Afri Ride

The youth, by their very nature, have always been the first to embrace the latest trends when it comes to technology...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Jun 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Long live the new king
#OrchidsandOnions: Long live the new king

There seems to be a new Nando's in town - or at least a wannabe Nando's. I'm not talking about flame-grilled chicken icons, though Nando's is in that particular area. The fast food group has for going on two decades now, been king of the heap when it comes to producing funny, gag-filled advertising...

By Brendan Seery 9 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic
#LockdownLessons: How to keep a cool business head in the midst of a global pandemic

Air France KLM general manager South Africa, Wouter Vermeulen shares the struggles the airline has experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and some valuable lessons for other businesses navigating the crisis...

By Wouter Vermeulen 7 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world
#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world

Trent Pike, founder of Mielie Mailer, believes that after the nationwide lockdown, more courier companies should consider looking at sustainable alternatives...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Zeelo makes travel safer for essential workers
#LockdownLessons: Zeelo makes travel safer for essential workers

Zeelo is a shared transportation service, but since the nationwide lockdown had an impact on the way they transport commuters they turned to offer their services to transporting essential working in a safe way...

By Evan-Lee Courie 23 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech
#LockdownLessons: Argility embraces Industry 4.0 tech

#LockdownLessons: Tanya Long, Chief Operating Officer, shares with us how the coronavirus has impacted The Argility Technology Group...

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 Apr 2020

Prepare for 'contactless deliveries' in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic
Prepare for 'contactless deliveries' in South Africa during the Covid-19 pandemic

Couriers will now also practice the art of "social distancing" from this week as online retailers do their bit to mitigate the spread of Covid-19...

By Andy Walker 20 Mar 2020

Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub
Finding a fresh approach to car ownership with FlexClub

Tinashe Ruzane has always been fascinated by products that scale massively to support underserved customers...

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Feb 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot on

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

By Brendan Seery 14 Jan 2020

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