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#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal market
#DoBizZa: digiToken, the app driving economic activity in the informal marketArticle

digiToken is a new and convenient platform that enables consumers to buy airtime, electricity and water online - all from the comfort of your home by practising safe social distancing...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2020

#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppers
#DoBizZA: How local brands can leverage their 'made in SA' status to entice shoppersArticle

Locally sourced products and services comfort consumers, meeting their new needs for hygiene and spreading feel-good stories that celebrate the best of our diverse culture...

Karin Du Chenne 17 Sep 2020

Emerging designers called to enter PnP Clothing mentorship project
Emerging designers called to enter PnP Clothing mentorship projectArticle

The 20/21 Futurewear project will support and provide two creatives with mentorship in business and practical application of skills in a commercial environment...

1 Sep 2020

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The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunitiesArticle

While considerable effort has already been made, massive growth in the local market is needed to diversify South African cotton into new markets...

Cobus de Bruyn 11 Aug 2020

PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA design
PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA designArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing is launching limited ranges of exclusive collections in collaboration with promising young South African designers...

11 Aug 2020

#StartupStory: Moms breathe life into Babalust
#StartupStory: Moms breathe life into BabalustArticle

As first time moms, co-founders Kim Grant and Nikki Banner experienced first-hand the overwhelming task of preparing their lives, and homes for the welcoming of a new-born baby...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 Aug 2020

#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 1]
#NedbankIMC2020: Marketing works... but what about during the pandemic [Part 1]Article

Verusha Maharaj, advertising and marketing lead at Deloitte Consulting unpacks how marketers can retain their existing customer base and embrace the new and also elaborates on how they can start building trust and get consumers to fall in love with their brands during the pandemic...

Juanita Pienaar 24 Jul 2020

Post-lockdown commercial property trends - early indications
Post-lockdown commercial property trends - early indicationsArticle

In the last week or so, my team has noticed a number of early trends emerging in the commercial property market as more and more companies prepare to get back to work...

Org Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

Proudly SA expands portal to include locally-made sanitisers and detergents
Proudly SA expands portal to include locally-made sanitisers and detergentsArticle

Proudly South African has extended the product offering on its portal to include locally produced hand sanitisers, surface disinfectants and detergents...

15 May 2020

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Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industryArticle

The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic...

Claudi Nortjé 8 May 2020

AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask production
AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask productionArticle

To ensure that local fashion businesses continue to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, African Fashion International (AFI) has partnered with local designers in the production of facemasks...

4 May 2020

Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettes
Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettesArticle

The sale of cigarettes and alcohol will remain prohibited...

30 Apr 2020

Proudly SA launches marketplace for locally-made face masks
Proudly SA launches marketplace for locally-made face masksArticle

The online marketplace links corporate buyers with local producers of masks...

24 Apr 2020

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Why Covid-19 concerns could bode well for local brand growthArticle

Local brands and products that embody homegrown heritage and represent support for local businesses are set to rise in popularity as consumers seek out trusted and transparent options...

Issued by Nielsen 9 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made products
Covid-19: Factory closures in China may swell demand for SA-made productsArticle

Albert Louw from Lasher Tools says that the company has gained new business as a consequence of the outbreak of coronavirus in China and the closure of manufacturing in the country...

2 Mar 2020

The 2019 Galliova Awards Winners: Esther Malan (2019 Galliova Broiler Champion Food Writer); Nomvuselelo Mncube (2019 Galliova Egg Champion Food Writer); Margie Els-Burger (2019 Galliova Food Writer of the Year; Chiara Turilli (2019 Galliova Up & Coming Food Writer of the Year); Glynis Horning (2019 Galliova Health Writer of the Year).
Strong health message resonates at 2019 Galliova AwardsArticle

The 30th edition of the Galliova Awards, celebrating excellence in SA's writers on health and food culture, kicked off with introductions from a slightly ill MC and ended with strong health messages from two of the day's top winners and a call to address 'egg stigma' in health and food writing...

Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2019

UWC partners with WearSA on fashion incubator store
UWC partners with WearSA on fashion incubator storeArticle

UWC has entered into a five-year agreement with WearSA that involves the launch of a retail clothing store at the Community and Health Sciences Faculty building in the Bellville CBD...

14 Oct 2019

SA's furniture industry to unveil its master plan by 2020
SA's furniture industry to unveil its master plan by 2020Article

The South Africa Furniture Initiative has indicated that the proposed Furniture Industry Master Plan (FIMP) will be completed by 2020. The FIMP will focus on the development and support of the local industry...

6 Aug 2019

#SONA19: Let's support President Ramaphosa's dream for a better South Africa
#SONA19: Let's support President Ramaphosa's dream for a better South AfricaArticle

The tourism industry is ideally placed to help President Cyril Ramaphosa achieve his dream for a better South Africa through job creation and increased investment, says Nomvuselelo Songelwa, CEO Jurni.

Nomvuselelo Songelwa 27 Jun 2019

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When local becomes lekker for the economyArticle

The notion of buying local doesn't extend to all products and services. We produce and manufacture many things in Namibia, including cars, however, with certain things it's impossible to buy local...

Llewellyn le Hané 6 Jun 2019

12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprint
12 easy ways to reduce your carbon footprintArticle

We've just celebrated Earth Day, an important global acknowledgement of the work that we need to be doing to protect our planet, and this year the work feels more important than ever...

Tammy Fry 23 Apr 2019

Local artists use creativity and design to tell the story of the country in Brand South Africa's new campaign
Local artists use creativity and design to tell the story of the country in Brand South Africa's new campaignArticle

Brand South Africa is launching a new campaign focusing on local entrepreneurs in the creative and design space, who have turned their passions into successful enterprises...

Issued by Brand South Africa 20 Feb 2019

Diversifying your property portfolio
Diversifying your property portfolioArticle

Diversification is a key wealth strategy, but what should consumers invest in?

Grant Wheeler 1 Feb 2019

Winners image supplied. Left to right: 2018 Galliova Awards winners – Abigail Donnelly (Broiler Champion), Liezl Vermeulen (Up-and-Coming Food Writer), Salomé Delport (Health Writer), and Margie Els-Burger (Egg Champion). 2018 Galliova Food Writer Justine Kiggen (absent).
SA-flavoured styling and writing shines at the 2018 Galliova AwardsArticle

There was a strong message to buy local at the 29th edition of the Galliova Awards for outstanding food and health writing...

Leigh Andrews 22 Oct 2018

Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered
Historic agreement signed, sealed, deliveredArticle

Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country...

8 Oct 2018

Government, social partners pull together to save and create jobs
Government, social partners pull together to save and create jobsArticle

Day one of the Jobs Summit in Gauteng kicked off with the signing of a framework agreement that will be a lodestar to revive the economy, save jobs and create new ones...

5 Oct 2018

KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovation
KZN Manufacturing Indaba explores opportunities for growth and innovationArticle

Provincial manufacturers and businesses assembled in Durban at the Kwazulu Natal Manufacturing Indaba to explore growth opportunities, discover the latest manufacturing incentives and trends...

30 Aug 2018

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"Article

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

These are South Africa's best olive oils
These are South Africa's best olive oilsArticle

SA's standout extra virgin olive oils were awarded at the annual SA Olive Awards held in Franschhoek last week...

27 Aug 2018

Are healthier people going to save the planet?
Are healthier people going to save the planet?Article

Does our sensitivity to the planet's health depend on the status of our own, personal health?

Dr Craig Nossel 24 Jul 2018

#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in Africa
#AfricaMonth: How Shoprite trailblazed trading in AfricaArticle

The Shoprite Group has trailblazed trading in Africa in many respects. Since kicking off its expansion into the continent in 1990, the retailer now has its footprints firmly planted in over 460 locations across 14 African countries...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2018

Primedia Outdoor becomes official member company of Proudly SA
Primedia Outdoor becomes official member company of Proudly SAArticle

Primedia Outdoor has officially become a member company of Proudly South African in efforts to contribute to economic growth and prosperity in South Africa...

Issued by Primedia Outdoor 26 Apr 2018

Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape Town
Sneaker Exchange (SXC) returns to Cape TownArticle

The 2018 Sneaker Exchange (SXC) will be held at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 11am to 7pm.

23 Apr 2018

New excise duty hikes could stifle brandy industry's recovery
New excise duty hikes could stifle brandy industry's recoveryArticle

The South African Brandy Foundation has expressed its concern about the recently announced excise duty hikes for brandy, claiming they could pose a major setback for producers...

27 Feb 2018

Buy local to create jobs
Buy local to create jobsArticle

Unemployment in South Africa is at nearly 28%. Even more frightening is that of this percentage, half have never ever worked...

Danette Breitenbach 7 Feb 2018

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy localArticle

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

Hezron Louw claims Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year title
Hezron Louw claims Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year titleArticle

Hezron Louw, owner of Sumting Fresh restaurant and gourmet street food in Gauteng, was presented with the 2017 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award...

27 Oct 2017

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How SA honey production could see R20bn turnoverArticle

The local honey industry currently sees an average annual turnover of R3.2bn, however, this number could drastically increase given a proper business model and investments made....

23 Oct 2017

How to keep your food fresh for longer
How to keep your food fresh for longerArticle

Annoyed by food going off too quickly? Cut food waste and save money with these storage tips to make your food last longer....

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Aug 2017

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Going, going, gone: Visiting vulnerable destinations before they disappearArticle

Data shows a growing long term trend of searches for travel to destinations that are under threat from climate change pressure. Some destinations will only be experienced by future generations through videos and photographs...

12 Jun 2017

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Ten years after the crisis, what is happening to the world's bees?Article

Ten years ago, beekeepers in the United States raised the alarm that thousands of their hives were mysteriously empty of bees...

Simon Klein and Andrew Barron 9 May 2017

Tony Granger, Y&R's SA-born global CCO.
#BrandManagerMonth: Resisting the usual with Y&R's Tony GrangerArticle

Tony Granger, South African born and bred global CCO of Y&R Advertising, shares how the network resists the usual by focusing on local relevance while collaborating globally in real time...

Leigh Andrews 27 Mar 2017

FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliers
FASA urges franchisees to support local suppliersArticle

Franchising contributes almost 12.5% to South Africa's GDP but its potential lies not only in generating increased sales of products and services...

22 Mar 2017

CCDI Connect offers creative SMMEs an outlet to corporate, government buyers
CCDI Connect offers creative SMMEs an outlet to corporate, government buyersArticle

To connect corporate, government and individual buyers to local creative SMMEs, the Cape Craft + Design Institute (CCDI) has launched its new subsidiary business...

3 Feb 2017

Going for gold: Trump, Louis XIV and interior design
Going for gold: Trump, Louis XIV and interior designArticle

Yellow-gold swagged curtains, glimpsed in the first pictures from the Trump administration's official duties in the Oval Office, have fuelled speculation over whether America's new president will bring his signature taste in interior design to the White House...

Robert Wellington 23 Jan 2017

Low poultry duty on EU 'will decimate jobs in SA'
Low poultry duty on EU 'will decimate jobs in SA'Article

South African chicken producers, the South African Poultry Association, and labour mainly blame "dumping" of dark chicken meat products, such as legs, for the industry's woes as producers struggle to sustain operations...

Mark Allix 12 Jan 2017

Standard Bank tables a power breakfast for women in retail
Standard Bank tables a power breakfast for women in retailArticle

Standard Bank and Topco Media brought close to 100 businesswomen together at the forefront of South African retail to unpack opportunities for success in the retail industry sector...

Issued by Topco Media 14 Dec 2016

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Electrolux sucks up Kwikot GroupArticle

Swedish group Electrolux will buy local water heater producer Kwikot Group from RMB Corvest and other parties, broadening its home comfort product range and boosting growth opportunities in Africa...

Mark Allix 11 Nov 2016

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