#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local
#DoBizZA: Best Little Guide helps South Africans shop local

The goal is to make it easier than ever to find and support small business, by bringing them all together under one curated virtual roof...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

#DoBizZA: Born in lockdown, 22Leather creates hand-crafted bags for all
#DoBizZA: Born in lockdown, 22Leather creates hand-crafted bags for all

This September, we're putting the spotlight on all things local. So let's #DoBizZA and support and celebrate all things local...

By Evan-Lee Courie 7 Sep 2020

Two Green Lemons leads the charge on sophisticated, alcohol-free sippers
Two Green Lemons leads the charge on sophisticated, alcohol-free sippers

"Non-alcoholic products are not about sugary drinks anymore, it is about sophisticated sipping," says Hanneli van der Merwe, co-founder of specialist beverage developer Two Green Lemons...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 Aug 2020

#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanative
#BehindtheMask with... Mpho Vackier, creative director and owner of TheUrbanative

This week, we go behind the selfie with engineer turned furniture designer Mpho Vackier, who started TheUrbanative, an award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company based in South Africa...

By Jessica Tennant 29 Jul 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Jun 2020

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains
Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality
#LockdownLessons: Puma SA's Luke Barrett-Smith on the new retail reality

Puma SA's MD shares how the company is adapting to do business during the pandemic, and how Covid-19 will impact retail...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 14 May 2020

Under Armour reveals its vision for sportswear in 2020
Under Armour reveals its vision for sportswear in 2020

Under Armour SA recently hosted a Tech Summit, showcasing its latest product technology and the collections at the forefront of its strategy in 2020...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Mar 2020

On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town
On its 100th birthday, Jungle Oats opens R208m mill in Cape Town

Jungle Oats celebrates its 100th birthday this year, and the iconic brand has just revealed a new mill in Cape Town and a refreshed communication strategy...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Feb 2020

Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending
Pockets of CPG growth found amid squeezed consumer spending

Like many business sectors in the country, the South African retail industry is battling the effects of stagnant GDP growth and constrained consumer spending...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated
#BizTrends2020: Fashion won't be sustainable until consumers are educated

If you're wondering if sustainable fashion really does exist in South Africa, the answer is yes, but only on a small scale...

By Emma Longden 15 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa
#BizTrends2020: Bright future for luxury brands in Africa

With strong economic growth, increased affluence and a growing population that is forecast to double by 2050, the continent holds strong potential for luxury brands...

By Alain Dos Santos 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future
#BizTrends2020: Trends for the near future

In the knowledge economy, every glimpse of the probable future carries monetary value...

By Marian Salzman 6 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

By Ailsa Wingfield 6 Jan 2020

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of Faber Futures. Image supplied.
#DesignIndaba2020: Natsai Audrey Chieza promoting sustainability and eliminating waste in fashion

Designer Natsai Audrey Chieza founder and director of multidisciplinary agency Faber Futures will be speaking at the 2020 Design Indaba Conference...

By Juanita Pienaar 2 Jan 2020

Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion
Katekani Moreku: A rising star in sustainable fashion

Bold, unconventional and rooted in SePulana culture, the work of young South African fashion designer Katekani Moreku has caught the eye of the local fashion community...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz
#EntrepreneurMonth: Kicking and pushing with Galen McGee of Saucy Woodz

Budding photographer, Skateboard P and lover of all things Africa, Galen McGee, founder and creator of Saucy Woodz, uses his love of skateboards to create unique, handmade jewellery pieces...

By Robin Fredericks 2 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery
#EntrepreneurMonth: The raw beauty of Black Betty Jewellery

Black Betty Jewellery is the latest addition to Sea Point's vibey Regent Road. Kristin Weixelbaumer created the new retail space to be the physical representation of the Black Betty brand personality...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 Nov 2019

Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019
Best in SA packaging shine at Gold Pack Awards 2019

The winners of this year's IPSA Gold Pack Awards, the premier showcase for the South African packaging industry, was announced at Inanda Club in Sandton on 30 October...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors
#FoodNextAfrica: How to whet the appetite of food investors

The global food and beverage business is brimming with innovation. Competition is stiff between FMCG giants and startups racing to get their latest product onto retail shelves and into the hands of consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Sep 2019

Cape Town gets its first Lego Certified Store
Cape Town gets its first Lego Certified Store

Cape Town retail has levelled up with the introduction of the city's first Lego Certified Store, set to open in Canal Walk on 28 September...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Sep 2019

Handcrafted handbags with heart from WeAllShareRoots
Handcrafted handbags with heart from WeAllShareRoots

South African handbag brand WeAllShareRoots was created with sustainable development and poverty alleviation in mind...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Sep 2019

From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability
From cradle to grave: How Levi's is tackling water sustainability

Having never been inside an actual factory before, never mind a clothing factory, I had imagined mega-machines and giant conveyor belts - nothing but cold hard steel moving fabric about...

By Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2019

Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa
Philip Morris opens first IQOS flagship in Africa

The only IQOS standalone store on the African continent opened its doors in South Africa recently. The flagship boutique in Sandton City Shopping Centre will help Philip Morris introduce more consumers...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Aug 2019

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up
African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are on show in the U.S. as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Jul 2019

Savanna breaks the rules with its world-first non-alcoholic cider
Savanna breaks the rules with its world-first non-alcoholic cider

Savanna recently launched its non-alcoholic cider, Savanna Non-Alcoholic Lemon, targeting consumers who want to preserve their social image by partaking in more conscious consumption...

By Jessica Tennant 5 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth
#AfricaMonth: Why Africa is primed for prestige beauty growth

Overseeing multi-ethnic innovation for Estée Lauder Companies, Susan Akkad is no stranger to the concept of 'inclusive beauty'...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 31 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business
#AfricaMonth: The rise of Afrocentrism and its impact on the luxury business

Africa has been a rich source of artistic inspiration for many parts of the world for centuries, but what's changing now is that Afrocentric culture is being spearheaded by the sons and daughters of the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Alain Dos Santos on growing Montblanc's luxury legacy in Africa

While a growing number of international brands are waking up to the promise of Africa as a valuable market for luxury goods, Montblanc has been growing its presence on the continent for 30 years...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2019

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