Capital Connect receives 2021 Retail Business Funder of the Year award

Capital Connect, a member of the Connect Group, was named winner of Retail Business Funder of the Year at the 2021 Wealth and Finance FinTech Awards. This title was awarded to Capital Connect in recognition of the innovative business finance solutions it has been providing to the South African...

26 Jul 2021

Local businesses partner with Decathlon to create a sports hub in Johannesburg

South African businesses - Biogen, Performance Purist, We Flow Yoga, Mama Fifi, Lift Coffee Co, Off Beat Sneaker Services and Garmin - have partnered with France-based sporting goods designer, Decathlon, to create Decathlon Sports Hub that is set to open its doors on 1 July. The sports hub, located...

25 Jun 2021

Castle Lite reveals new 410ml can

Castle Lite has launched its new 410ml slim can as part of creating moments of authentic yet engaging digital content for audiences around the world to feel connected and not alone during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new pack and size format gives Castle Lite consumers an alternative as they continue...

22 Apr 2021

Luigi joins Lego Super Mario Universe

The Lego Group has announced that Luigi will join Lego Super Mario Universe. The new product lets kids team up with the green-clad Lego Luigi for new exciting brick-built adventures with enough parts to build a level, along with a Pink Yoshi and Boom Boom and has features that give instant...

20 Apr 2021

Converse gives away R2m towards student debt

Converse has doubled its pledge to the #KickTheDebt campaign from R1m to R2m due to an overwhelming response. The aim of the campaign is to try and alleviate even a small portion of the result of generational economic depression and make a difference as education is prohibitively expensive,...

22 Feb 2021

deSter, PulPac announce new strategic partnership

Gate group company, deSter, has partnered with Swedish research and development and intellectual property company, PulPac. The strategic partnership will allow both companies to focus on the development and manufacturing of fiber-based, single-use food packaging products for the airline and food...

10 Feb 2021

Huawei integrates Zapper into Huawei Pay

Huawei has integrated mobile payments platform Zapper into its Huawei Pay offering. The integration will allow mobile phone owners to make fast and safe payments using Zapper's scan-to-pay function. Zapper will be part of the Huawei Pay wallet which will soon be supported by all Huawei models...

1 Dec 2020

OneCart partners with HP Store, Exclusive Books

OneCart has partnered with HP Store and Exclusive Books as part of its expansion beyond groceries into new product ranges. The partner allows customers to add inks and toners from the HP Store and the full range of books and stationery from Exclusive books to their OneCart basket, as well as food,...

24 Nov 2020

Rare Earth relaunches at Cape Union Mart

Women's clothing brand, Rare Earth, has relaunched exclusively at Cape Union Mart stores. The brand, previously under the Poetry umbrella, has a range that includes accessories, garments and footwear, and its new summer collection includes three categories, namely safari, outdoor active and...

28 Oct 2020

V&A Waterfront, Dis-Chem to launch Covid-19 drive-through testing facility

The V&A Waterfront, in partnership with Dis-Chem, will launch a new Covid-19 drive-through testing facility on Saturday, 24 October. The facility will be located at Battery Park in the V&A's Canal District and will operate between 9am and 4pm during weekdays, and between 9am and 2pm on...

23 Oct 2020

Hyde Park Corner, Santa Shoebox initiative partner again

Hyde Park Corner has once again partnered with Santa Shoebox as the Johannesburg Flagship Drop & Go venue for donations. Each year, the Santa Shoebox Project collects and distributes personalised gifts made up of essential items and treats for disadvantaged children throughout South Africa and...

8 Oct 2020

Table Bay Mall secures Brights Hardware as key anchor tenant

Table Bay Mall has signed hardware supplies store, Brights Hardware, as its new key anchor tenant. This will be the first Brights Hardware store to open in a shopping mall. Set to open in late October 2020, the 1,200m2 store will cater to local DIY enthusiasts as well as the active building...

5 Aug 2020

Alcohol delivery app launches same-day grocery deliveries

South Africa's app-based liquor delivery service Quench has launched same-day grocery deliveries for Woolworths customers in the country's major centres. The new Quench delivery service supports and helps ease pressure on Woolworths' online delivery service that has been overwhelmed with...

24 Apr 2020

Fidelity to expand Sensormatic Retail Solutions in Africa

Fidelity ADT plans to to expand the Sensormatic Retail Solutions portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa after being re-warded the distribution rights for the portfolio. Fidelity ADT reports that its strategy for Africa is ready for implementation and that the business is aligning itself in-country for...

6 Mar 2018

Diners Clubs wins Rosetta Award

Diners Club South Africa has won the Rosetta Award for service excellence at the 12th Annual Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) Rosetta Awards. The award is given in recognition of restaurants that contribute to the betterment of the restaurant industry and to those that provide...

19 Sep 2017

Teljoy launches EasyFix repair service

Teljoy has launched EasyFix, an in-home appliance and electronic repair service, independent of its current rental business. It offers consumers a convenient way to get their appliances and electronics repaired, using genuine quality parts. The service is available across Gauteng, as well as Cape...

18 May 2017

WeFix opens three new stores, bringing total to 36

WeFix has expanded the total number of its stores, in the country, to 36 with the introduction of three new store locations. The new stores are in Ballito Junction in Kwazulu Natal, Alice Lane in Sandton and the Vaal Mall in Van der Bijl Park.

6 Apr 2017

Swish Payments will now be know as Truevo Payments

As of 1 March 2017, Malta-founded card acquirer and payment solutions provider Swish Payments Ltd will be known as Truevo Payments following the company's rebranding. The decision to rebrand came following the discovery of a similarly-named peer-to-peer payment solutions company in Sweden. The...

28 Feb 2017

Cape Town Beauty Bar introduces 'popup' bar

Cape Town Beauty Bar has introduced the 'popup' bar, a mobile beauty bar that can be set up at various events like hen parties, baby showers and corporate functions. The mobile beauty bar offers a range of beauty treatments as well as makeup applications, hair styling, spray tanning, eyelash and...

21 Feb 2017

Mysmartkid releases festive gift suggestions

Mysmartkid, a play-based educational programme, offers products that are fun and educational gifts. Each age-appropriate product is designed to assist with learning and development for children aged 0-6 years old. The online shop also allows shoppers to choose affordable but exciting gifts for...

21 Oct 2016

Phix-ing cracked cellphone screens
Phix-ing cracked cellphone screens

A company in the north of Johannesburg, Phix, has launched a cellphone screen repair business, offering free pick-up and delivery anywhere in its area with an AAA grade replacement. All consumers need to do is log onto the website, www.phix.co.za, create an account, add the make and model of the...

24 Feb 2015

New website for photographers to share
New website for photographers to share

click to enlargeORMS Prophoto Warehouse, one of the largest photographic equipment retailers by volume in South Africa, launches a new website today, 19 April 2011, ORMS Connect. The website gives back to the photographic community by providing a place where it can come together to share ideas,...

19 Apr 2011

Jetting in
Jetting in

Linda Mali has been appointed editor of the Jet Club magazine as of 1 March 2011. She has a BA in Media and Writing and Industrial Sociology from UCT and joined the founding team of Touchline Media's custom publishing division, where she wrote for Discovery, MTN Business and Horizons and managed the...

4 Mar 2011

MTN lowers call rates for World Cup
MTN lowers call rates for World Cup

MTN has reduced its off peak call rates to 95c per minute for customers on Off Peak and Off Peak TopUp contracts, reportedly one of the lowest mobile call rates in South Africa. Additionally, it is lowering the peak rate on these packages from R2.85 to R2.50. Both the off peak and peak rates are...

14 Jun 2010

New conference phone for VOIP
New conference phone for VOIP

click to enlargePolycom has launched its SoundStation IP 5000 conference phone offers robust SIP-based VoIP interoperability. It features HD Voice and is designed specifically for the needs of private offices and small meeting rooms, as its voice quality reportedly surpasses that of traditional...

1 Apr 2010

Offer designer jewellery as incentive
Offer designer jewellery as incentive

Companies struggling to find incentive rewards for top performers or clients can now add manufacturing jeweller vouchers to the list. Maxi's, a jewellery manufacturer in Cape Town, offers a consultation and design session as part of the voucher to allow the recipient to choose his or her reward...

16 Sep 2009

Retail group eases email exasperation

The Lewis Group, a major JSE-listed retail group, has implemented Mimecast's Unified Email Management (UEM) to ensure business-critical email is always available, and to provide vital archiving functionality. "Email is an important tool for the business and a few power outages made it very clear...

5 Sep 2008

Piz Buin doubles its Dischem campaign
Piz Buin doubles its Dischem campaign

Piz Buin has extended its “Hours of protection with just one application” campaign in Dischem stores via Icon Media's branded trolley platform. These carts will be whizzing around selected stores for a second campaign after a renewal was signed with the Unlimited subsidiary. “Piz Buin recognises...

28 Aug 2008

PrimeStudio launches in KZN
PrimeStudio launches in KZN

click to enlargePrimedia Lifestyle, which specialises in shopping centre marketing campaigns, recently launched an interactive new feature, PrimeStudio KZN, as a means of extending what it says is already a success in Gauteng, Cape Town, Mpumalanga and Transkei, through to the East Coast. The...

25 Aug 2008

In-store cart campaign to help fight colds and flu
In-store cart campaign to help fight colds and flu

Icon Media has secured an advertising contract with Bayer Consumer to promote its cold and flu fighter, Cal C Vita via branded shopping carts in select Checkers Hyper outlets nationally, spanning a fleet of 25 carts serving as in-store billboards. The two month campaign features bright orange...

20 Aug 2008

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