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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

Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion
Using beauty as a vehicle for economic inclusion

The Covid-19 lockdown has stalled South Africa's dynamic beauty services industry. Due to the high-touch nature of the job, it may be a while until beauty practitioners are able to safely resume trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 20 May 2020

Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures
Lockdown shopping: Retailers ramp up in-store safety measures

Some of South Africa's largest retailers have introduced additional safety measures, including barrier screens at till points and protective visors...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Apr 2020

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South Africa hits Google with searches for 'face masks' and 'hand sanitizer'

If you're heading to the shops to stock up on supplies this weekend, it could be a busy one. According to data from Google, South Africans will be on the hunt for face masks and hand sanitiser...

By Andy Walker 9 Mar 2020

Newsmaker: Gareth McPherson to lead Virgin Active's new marketing strategy
Newsmaker: Gareth McPherson to lead Virgin Active's new marketing strategy

With Virgin Active's turnaround well underway, the latest addition sees Gareth McPherson from Publicis Machine join the club as CMO...

By Jessica Tennant 21 Feb 2020

Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen
Curl Chemistry: A homegrown natural haircare brand by Liesl Katzen

Liesl Katzen struggled to find haircare products that adequately cared for her natural curly hair, so she decided to make her own...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 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

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossible

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

By Odette van der Haar 24 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The rise of afro-natural beauty as an advertising trend
#BizTrends2020: The rise of afro-natural beauty as an advertising trend

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?...

By Josephine Sebesho 20 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions: Less toil and trouble?

Intriguing: Washing up liquid goes toe-to-toe with one of the big guns but thumbs down to Old Mutual, who has done little for its image in recent times...

By Brendan Seery 26 Nov 2019

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South African retailers reveal deals for Black Friday 2019

Black Friday has gained significant momentum in South Africa since the North American shopping event was piloted locally by Takealot in 2012...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo Hope
#EntrepreneurMonth: The sophistication of canna culture - Q&A with KushKush founder Jo Hope

After seeing a gap in the South African market for elegantly-marketed and packaged cannabis-related products, Joanne Hope, a fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur, created KushKush - a female-centric cannabis-centred retail and content platform...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula
#EntrepreneurMonth: Conscious skincare with SA's own Lulu & Marula

South African skincare brand Lulu & Marula is catering to the growing demand for natural, ethically-made skincare products...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 12 Nov 2019

#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty
#StartupStory: Thuli Hlongwane shifts from corporate IT to beauty

For years, Thuli Hlongwane was a versatile and highly experienced IT management professional with an impressive background in the IT industry....

By Evan-Lee Courie 27 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

Trends shaping skincare and aesthetics - Part 2
Trends shaping skincare and aesthetics - Part 2

Being an honest entrepreneur, I make sure I test and trial absolutely everything before I market and promise results. Many in our industry are in it to make a quick buck...

By Tzvia Hermann 10 May 2019

Trends shaping skincare and aesthetics - Part 1
Trends shaping skincare and aesthetics - Part 1

I've recently returned from Cosmoprof that took place in Bologna, Italy, with ideas on tap - treatments, products and devices that I'm bursting to import from different corners of the world...

By Tzvia Hermann 3 May 2019

#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling
#CNILux: Creating Noonoouri - high fashion's virtual darling

Immaculately-dressed, globe-trotting and adorably doll-like, Noonoouri has made an enviable splash in the world of high fashion - but she only exists on the web...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Apr 2019

Why hyaluronic acid is the holy grail of hydrating skincare ingredients
Why hyaluronic acid is the holy grail of hydrating skincare ingredients

Hyaluronic acid (HA) may sound like something you don't want to put anywhere near your face, when in actual fact it is naturally occurring in the human body...

By Tzvia Hermann 28 Mar 2019

Self-made or selfie-made?
Self-made or selfie-made?

At 21, Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire ever...

By Raleen Bagg 12 Mar 2019

#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"
#NewCampaign: "Periods are normal, showing them should be too"

A new campaign by Libresse, called #BloodNormal, aims to encourage positive cultural change around euphemisms and end period shaming by showing realistic depictions of periods...

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019
#BizTrends2019: Key trends in wellness and ethical retail for 2019

The focus of innovation in the conscious consumption space is certainly not trend based. The environmental and health issues facing the planet are so pressing...

By Robyn Smith 24 Jan 2019

Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands
Faithful to Nature crowns SA's favourite eco-conscious brands

Faithful to Nature has revealed the winners of its inaugural Eco Awards, a competition introduced to highlight the brands committed to demonstrating and promoting conscious consumption...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: FaceFit - the future of skincare and fitness is here with a new movement
#BizTrends2019: FaceFit - the future of skincare and fitness is here with a new movement

Millennials are at the forefront of a global movement towards moving your body more. Gym is in. Enter athleisure. The trend is a blend of sporty sexy and holistic health consciousness...

By Daniella Shapiro 7 Jan 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages
#EntrepreneurMonth: Environ's Dr Des, a skin care innovator for the ages

The Environ Skin Care success story is far from over. The almost 30-year-old homegrown brand has been named the Top Medical Skin Care Company in the 2018 Aesthetic Everything Awards...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Nov 2018

Fashion blogger, Aqeelah Harron-Ally.
Blogging success: Find ways to add value to the lives of others

Aqeelah Harron-Ally, one of South Africa's first fashion bloggers, shares how she still manages to keep her content fresh and relevant...

By Juanita Pienaar 26 Nov 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics
#EntrepreneurMonth: Much more than make-up with Mud Cosmetics

Beyond its reputation as a quality cosmetics brand in the professional makeup industry, what gives Make-Up Designory (MUD) Cosmetics the edge is that its roots lie in education...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Nov 2018

#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising
#FLS2018: The big business opportunity of franchising

Over three-quarters of franchisee owners are optimistic about the future. This optimism is translated into the growth of franchises' contribution to the GDP of South Africa - growing from 9% in 2014 to 15% today...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Nov 2018

The audience at the Heavy Chef Sextech event of which the first part was presented by Heidi Patmore. Image: Heavy Chef.
#Sextech: Chatbots, sex robots and impact on society (Part 2)

Heavy Chef invited Heidi Patmore, to talk about an incendiary topic: sextech, and how it is irrevocably impacting our lives...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2018

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