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Smartphone sales growth stalls while panel TVs soar during Black Friday week 2018 - GfK dataPanel television sales soared in South Africa during Black Friday week, climbing by 66% to just over 93,000 units when compared to the same week in 2017, according to point of sale tracking data from GfK South Africa's Weekly Monitor. This builds on the 47% growth over 2016 recorded during the week of Black Friday in 2017. 13 Dec 2018 Read more

South African smartphone unit sales rise 16% in Q3 2018 as consumer tech market shows resilienceSouth Africa's technical consumer goods market enjoyed a boost from strong sales of telecom devices in the third quarter of 2018, with smartphone sales rising by around 16% to 3.15 million units in Q3 of 2018 compared to the same quarter last year and smartphone revenues expanding by 19% over the same period. The overall technical goods market grew in value by 6.9% for Q3 2018 when compared to Q3 2017, according to point of sale data from market research firm, GfK South Africa. 22 Nov 2018 Read more

South Africa's new generation of dads are cool, committed and in chargeToday's South African dad is different from dads of the past. Better educated and with more earning power than his grandfather or even his father, he is carving out a new social standing and position in the family. 16 Nov 2018 Read more

SA brands start the countdown to Black Friday 2018The days are getting longer and hotter, suburban South Africans are firing up their braais and the malls will soon be filled with the sounds of Boney M. Yes, it's nearly time for the festive shopping season, preceded by Black Friday, an imported tradition that South African shoppers have made their own. With less than a few weeks to go before Black Friday on 23 November, technical goods retailers and manufacturers are scrambling to get ready. 24 Oct 2018 Read more

South Africans browse on their smartphones, then purchase in a storeTwo-thirds of connected consumers use their smartphones in their purchase journeys 28 Sep 2018 Read more


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