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Steve Umculo releases new song upon his return from Nashville
Steve Umculo releases new song upon his return from NashvilleArticle

Meet Steve Umculo. Umculo is the Zulu word for music. It is itself a representation of what Steve Umculo strives to achieve - a blend of cultures and styles. His music is a unique fusion of Afro-centric grooves and folk harmonies that will get any audience up on their feet.

Martin Myers 23 hours ago

SA surf brand Mami Wata crowdfunds for international expansion
SA surf brand Mami Wata crowdfunds for international expansionArticle

South African surf brand, Mami Wata, is raising growth capital through European equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to scale the business abroad...

29 Apr 2021

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 Apr 2021

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workersArticle

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Adidas SA's Estee Jardim fuels a positive brand attitude
#BehindtheBrandManager: Adidas SA's Estee Jardim fuels a positive brand attitudeArticle

Jardim chats to us about her fulfilling career with Adidas South Africa, and why Impossible Is Nothing is a statement the brand stands by...

Lauren Hartzenberg 26 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030
Vans sets out global sustainability goals to achieve by 2030Article

Vans will move towards creating circular products and systems that use regenerative and recycled materials, designed to reduce waste and keep products in use and out of landfills...

22 Apr 2021

The decade of @home
The decade of @homeArticle

Lifestyle retailer @home has reported that 'wellbeing' continues to be the most searched word on the @home website after having never featured in their top 20 words searched for the website before...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 20 Apr 2021

Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer
Levi's Buy Better, Wear LongerArticle

The new Levi's Buy Better, Wear Longer campaign raises awareness and speaks to our shared responsibility on the environmental impacts of apparel production and consumption...

Issued by dotGOOD 20 Apr 2021

TFG launches Foschini mobile app
TFG launches Foschini mobile appArticle

The Foschini All Women app provides easy access to Foschini's full range of fashion and cosmetics, alongside the Donna range and kids' products from Soda Bloc...

19 Apr 2021

E-commerce website options in South Africa
E-commerce website options in South AfricaArticle

We asked professional web developer Felix Norton and e-commerce expert Warrick Kernes for some tips! Here's how to build a successful South African e-commerce site...

Issued by xneelo 16 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Nike Refurbished programme gives footwear a second life
Nike Refurbished programme gives footwear a second lifeArticle

Nike has launched a new refurbishment programme in the US that accepts returns for pre-worn footwear, which is then refurbished and cleaned to be resold at Nike stores at a discount...

13 Apr 2021

Siya Kolisi, Freedom of Movement pay tribute to the Springbok captain's hometown with new range
Siya Kolisi, Freedom of Movement pay tribute to the Springbok captain's hometown with new rangeArticle

Following on their previous collaboration, FOM x Kolisi Mbekweni, Siya Kolisi and Freedom of Movement have paired up on a new range...

12 Apr 2021

Mr Price acquisition of Power Fashion comes into effect
Mr Price acquisition of Power Fashion comes into effectArticle

Deal gets green light on condition the merged entity boosts local procurement through the DTIC's clothing sector masterplan...

1 Apr 2021

Vans launches e-commerce offering in SA
Vans launches e-commerce offering in SAArticle

Vans, the action sports footwear and apparel brand, has launch an online store in South Africa, available to local shoppers at www.vans.co.za.

31 Mar 2021

Levi's drives awareness around importance of clean drinking water
Levi's drives awareness around importance of clean drinking waterArticle

Levi Strauss & Co is drawing attention to the environmental challenge of water pollution and how the company is actively trying to be part of the solution...

29 Mar 2021

Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyond
Have hyper retail centres 'hit the spot'? Themes through lockdown and beyondArticle

FNB Commercial Property Finance recently held its Quarterly Property Market briefing and the focus was on key retail property themes...

John Loos 23 Mar 2021

South Africa's newest sportswear brand gives a different meaning to sports apparel
South Africa's newest sportswear brand gives a different meaning to sports apparelArticle

SMMEs have a vital role to play in the creation of jobs, especially in targeting the rampant youth unemployment rate. Kicks Sportswear, is heeding this call by introducing a South African sports brand from Africa to the world...

Issued by DNA Brand Architects 12 Mar 2021

Body positive fashion with a purpose - Donna elevates inclusive fashion
Body positive fashion with a purpose - Donna elevates inclusive fashionArticle

Leading plus size women's clothing brand Donna has always been totally aligned with the international call for enhanced body positivity and inclusivity...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 9 Mar 2021

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The human cost of Chinese cotton: how does it impact SA?Article

A recent report detailed how ethnic minority labourers in the Xinjiang region in China - which produces 20% of the world's cotton - are forced to pick cotton by hand through state-mandated schemes...

1 Mar 2021

Woolworths posts first jump in half-year profit since 2015
Woolworths posts first jump in half-year profit since 2015Article

Woolworths reported a 58.3% jump in first-half profit, its first in five years...

25 Feb 2021

Markham's 'Help! Don't Harm' campaign raises R500k for Sonke Gender Justice
Markham's 'Help! Don't Harm' campaign raises R500k for Sonke Gender JusticeArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa call last year for a collaborative effort in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV), Markham amplified its ongoing efforts...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 15 Feb 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs
Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobsArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

Sportscene shines a light on TFG's digital transformation
Sportscene shines a light on TFG's digital transformationArticle

There is plenty of talk about digital innovation and disruption in the retail sector but TFG's Sportscene brand walks the talk. The brand's app includes a media channel attracting up to a million views a month and a livestream radio station...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 11 Feb 2021

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Playtex factory liquidation leaves hundreds without work in SAArticle

Hanes South Africa, which holds the licence to manufacture, sell and distribute Playtex underwear in SA and other African countries, filed for voluntary liquidation...

10 Feb 2021

Converse pledges R1m towards student debt relief in SA
Converse pledges R1m towards student debt relief in SAArticle

Converse has launched a #KicktheDebt campaign that will see the sneaker and apparel brand dedicate R1m towards relieving South African youths of student debt...

8 Feb 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economy
Section 12J funds are key to revive SA's economyArticle

Section 12J funds are playing a crucial role in the re-booting of South Africa's economy by creating employment opportunities and saving businesses, while at the same time facilitating significant tax benefits to investors...

13 Jan 2021

Re-engaging and reimagining the SA sponsorship industry
Re-engaging and reimagining the SA sponsorship industryArticle

The statement "we are not having fun together right now" really describes the current reality in the leisure activities, sport, entertainment and live events space...

Judith Mugeni 13 Jan 2021

2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - Salesforce
2020 digital holiday sales climb to $1.1tn globally - SalesforceArticle

Digital sales grew around 58% during the five days leading up to Christmas, despite earlier shipping cutoffs...

13 Jan 2021

Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemic
Diversification helps workwear manufacturer weather pandemicArticle

Thanks to a sustained diversification strategy, South Africa's oldest protective workwear manufacturer, Sweet-Orr & Lybro, has remained profitable...

4 Jan 2021

Egg aims to disrupt SA retail's status quo
Egg aims to disrupt SA retail's status quoArticle

"The world is not as it was, and neither is retail. A new approach was needed that challenged the status quo and offered a way for local brands to be seen and bring excitement back to shopping malls..."

Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Dec 2020

Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power Fashion
Mr Price buys Durban-based value retailer Power FashionArticle

Mr Price Group has concluded an agreement to acquire family-owned value retailer Power Fashion, which currently has 170 stores located across southern Africa...

26 Nov 2020

New media world
New media worldArticle

Let's be honest: no one gets into the world of media because they like stability. The digital revolution has made change the norm in the modern news media business, and editors, writers, and media companies have become accustomed to quickly pivoting in the face of new challenges...

Issued by Levergy 25 Nov 2020

OneDayOnly launches ODOmeter to assess online consumer behaviour
OneDayOnly launches ODOmeter to assess online consumer behaviourArticle

The ODOmeter will be conducted on a quarterly basis to assess the shifts and changes in the rapidly evolving e-commerce sector...

24 Nov 2020

SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020
SA retail brands offering deals for Black Friday 2020Article

Covid-19 has interrupted regular business activities in 2020, including what's become the biggest shopping event on South Africa's retail calendar...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2020

Video production - How to trade with South Africa and the United States of America
Video production - How to trade with South Africa and the United States of AmericaArticle

The USAID TradeHub is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced organisation to develop two video series which capture the content of two export manuals...

Issued by DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES INITIATIVE 23 Nov 2020

RLC report unpacks fashion and homeware spend during lockdown
RLC report unpacks fashion and homeware spend during lockdownArticle

Shopping remains muted, and the market is still way off from a return to pre-lockdown levels...

19 Nov 2020

Shop the biggest fashion and lifestyle range in Africa this Black Friday
Shop the biggest fashion and lifestyle range in Africa this Black FridayArticle

A total of 20 online sites, multiple brands and over 3,000 outlets - it's no secret that TFG is home to Africa's biggest fashion and lifestyle retail brands...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 17 Nov 2020

SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thing
SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thingArticle

Largely due to global supply chain disruptions brought about by Covid-19, more big South African fashion brands are committing to producing fashion at home. What are the implications?...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 16 Nov 2020

TFG commits to keeping learners safe in schools with 300,000 nationwide face mask donation
TFG commits to keeping learners safe in schools with 300,000 nationwide face mask donationArticle

TFG Foundation has announced a donation of 300,000 face masks to vulnerable learners across the nation. Together with the Department of Education (DoE) and Gift of the Givers, the leading retailer will be distributing face masks to primary schools that are most in need nationally...

Issued by TFG (The Foschini Group) 16 Nov 2020

Magic Bodyfashion shapewear arrives in SA
Magic Bodyfashion shapewear arrives in SAArticle

Dutch underwear and shapewear brand Magic Bodyfashion is now available in South Africa. The brand has been brought into the country by PDL Distributors...

13 Nov 2020

Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising to be held online & onsite at Constitution Hill
Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising to be held online & onsite at Constitution HillArticle

The Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising art festival will be held at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg from 16 - 21 November 2020...

13 Nov 2020

#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing division
#Newsmaker: Natalie Roos heads up Positive Dialogue's new influencer marketing divisionArticle

Positive Dialogue, the PR and communications agency in the Duke Group of companies, recently launched its specialist influencer marketing division, PD Influence...

Jessica Tennant 13 Nov 2020

Every brand has a story to tell. What's yours?
Every brand has a story to tell. What's yours?Article

2020 saw the closure of several well-known brands. This had us daydreaming of the "good old days". The reason for this is that there is some element that has resonated with us...

Sizwe Dlamini 11 Nov 2020

Is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?
Is Black Friday 2020 cancelled?Article

Shopping is bound to look different this year, but will stores be pushing for online sales to avoid endless queues, or will retailers tailor the in-store experience to reflect the times? We asked experts from the dentsu SSA network to weigh in...

Issued by Dentsu 4 Nov 2020

Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental health
Vans donates $1m to charities focused on mental healthArticle

For its second annual Checkerboard Day, Vans will focus on the vital role creativity plays in helping individuals and communities address mental health and well-being, in light of the period of global isolation experienced as a result of Covid-19.

3 Nov 2020

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