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Artisanal miners work at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 25, 2015. Picture taken November 25, 2015. Reuters/Kenny Katombe/File Photo
Cobalt, Congo and a mass artisanal mining experimentArticle

Cobalt epitomises the minerals conundrum at the heart of the green technology revolution....

Andy Home 3 days ago

#BehindtheMask: Jennifer Leppington-Clark, MD of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Africa
#BehindtheMask: Jennifer Leppington-Clark, MD of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South AfricaArticle

This week I chat to Jennifer Leppington-Clark, managing director of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, South Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 10 May 2021

SAB plans launch of new B-BBEE scheme Zenzele Kabili
SAB plans launch of new B-BBEE scheme Zenzele KabiliArticle

South African Breweries will be launching a new B-BBEE scheme later this month. This will be replacing the old SAB Zenzele scheme, which reaches maturity this May...

5 May 2021

How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpower
How manufacturers can unleash their digital marketplace superpowerArticle

Digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Alibaba, click and collect models, and food delivery ecosystems have rapidly changed consumer behaviour, and increased the demand for convenience...

Haydn Townsend 3 May 2021

How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creation
How upskilling the informal sector can drive job creationArticle

Can South Africa's unemployment crisis be reversed by leveraging existing industries to create employment and entrepreneurial growth...?

30 Apr 2021

FMCG advertising trends report across South Africa's leading brands
FMCG advertising trends report across South Africa's leading brandsArticle

Ornico has now compiled a free-to-download report on this segment, exploring advertising trends, new creative executions, developments and spending patterns...

Issued by Ornico 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

Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panel
Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panelArticle

Kantar's Worldpanel division has launched a new consumer panel in South Africa. The new panel tracks 6,500+ households to bring fast, accurate and granular insights for a complete view of SA consumers...

Issued by Kantar 28 Apr 2021

Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitions
Heineken launches 2030 Brew a Better World ambitionsArticle

Heineken raises the bar with new commitments on the environment, social sustainability and responsible consumption on a path to a net zero, fairer and healthier world...

Issued by Heineken South Africa 26 Apr 2021

Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisition
Competition authority denies RussellStone Protein acquisitionArticle

The proposed acquisition of RussellStone Protein by DH Brothers and Seaboard has not been given the go-ahead by the Competition Commission...

23 Apr 2021

Rethinking retail: the 3 trends you need to know
Rethinking retail: the 3 trends you need to knowArticle

Centric Software's Marie McCarthy shares her thoughts on the three key tech strategies for retail success in 2021...

Issued by Centric Software 21 Apr 2021

2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chance
2021 African Circular Economy Alliance: Giving waste a second chanceArticle

Decreasing plastic waste and enhancing plastic recycling remains a focus area for South Africa, according to forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy...

19 Apr 2021

CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 production
CRDC SA receives $100k Dow award to scale up Resin8 productionArticle

The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration South Africa (CRDC SA) has won a Dow Business Impact Fund Award worth $100,000...

15 Apr 2021

Rescuers work in Kamituga, South Kivu, at the entrance of one of the mines which collapsed following torrential rains trapping dozens of artisanal miners in September 2020. Photo by Stringer/AFP via Getty Images
How large miners and states stifle local capital and innovation in DR CongoArticle

Over the last few decades, African governments have removed restrictions on and privatised their mining industries, attracting significant foreign direct investment...

Ben Radley & Sara Geenen 13 Apr 2021

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Why you should expect more Suez-like supply chain disruptions and shortages at your local grocery storeArticle

When the Ever Given container ship choked off traffic in the Suez Canal for almost a week in late March 2021, it made headlines around the world...

Nada R. Sanders 12 Apr 2021

gfknewron 2.0: Exciting new features to boost product revenue and take market share
gfknewron 2.0: Exciting new features to boost product revenue and take market shareArticle

Driven by powerful AI that is continuously validated by GfK's experts, gfknewron gives instant access to GfK's independent, predictive analytics for tech consumer goods across 27 countries...

Issued by GfK South Africa 7 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend
Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekendArticle

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

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SA retailers pessimistic about business conditions - surveyArticle

South African retailer confidence has declined by 13 points in the first quarter of 2021, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and related trade restrictions...

24 Mar 2021

Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholders
Danone's CEO has been ousted for being progressive - blame society not activist shareholdersArticle

Danone's chief executive and chairman, Emmanuel Faber, is to step down after activist shareholders called for his removal...

Arturo Bris 23 Mar 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaigns
EXCLUSIVE: Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, takes us behind Distell's brand campaignsArticle

Natasha Maharaj, marketing director at Distell, shares the rationales behind its brand campaigns...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Mar 2021

Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'
Unilever adopts new inclusive beauty vision, bans the word 'normal'Article

Unilever will adopt a clearer mission surrounding inclusive beauty standards across all its beauty and personal care brands' products, packaging and advertising...

10 Mar 2021

Pandemic drives 78% of SA consumers to alter purchase behaviour
Pandemic drives 78% of SA consumers to alter purchase behaviourArticle

South African consumers are navigating uncharted territory as they cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent financial fallout that has wreaked havoc on their income...

10 Mar 2021

#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi Mhlatyana
#Newsmaker: Meet McCain SA's new MD Unathi MhlatyanaArticle

Mhlatyana brings with him over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry and a thorough understanding of the value chain from farm to fork...

Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Feb 2021

Agency Scope Insights: Digital budget in Spain increases by 7% exceeding ATL
Agency Scope Insights: Digital budget in Spain increases by 7% exceeding ATLArticle

Scopen has concluded the 22nd edition of Agency Scope in Spain, now celebrating 42 years of existence in the country. The fieldwork for this edition was carried out between March and October 2020...

Johanna McDowell 29 Jan 2021

Higher food prices look set to ease in second quarter
Higher food prices look set to ease in second quarterArticle

The drivers of the increase in the headline food price inflation in the last quarter of the year were primarily bread and cereals; meat; fish; milk, eggs and cheese; and oils and fats...

Wandile Sihlobo 25 Jan 2021

Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping container
Unilever trials 'nano factory' in portable shipping containerArticle

The prototype is a fully-functioning, mini production line that houses everything needed to produce a batch, from the point where raw materials go in at one end to where finished products come out at the other...

21 Jan 2021

Pandemic presents a rare opportunity to redefine leadership
Pandemic presents a rare opportunity to redefine leadershipArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed deficiencies in the 20th century vision of leadership, giving a rare opportunity to question the status quo as revealed in the new CEMS Guide to Leadership in a Post-Covid-19 World...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 21 Jan 2021

Distell and Invenfin buy 40% stake in cannabis wellness brand Rethink
Distell and Invenfin buy 40% stake in cannabis wellness brand RethinkArticle

Distell and Invenfin have entered into a partnership with Releaf Pharmaceuticals to share ownership in South African cannabis wellness brand Rethink...

20 Jan 2021

PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040
PepsiCo aims for net-zero emissions by 2040Article

PepsiCo plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of absolute greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030...

18 Jan 2021

NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usage
NPO exerts pressure on FMCG and retail giants to cut plastic usageArticle

As You Sow has filed shareholder proposals with 10 leading consumer goods companies and retailers, calling for commitments to absolute cuts in the use of plastic packaging...

15 Jan 2021

Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise sales
Liquor traders, taverners plead for off-premise salesArticle

Liquor traders from the tavern sector are appealing to the government to allow off-premise alcohol sales to resume on 16 January, to help protect the 250,000 jobs in the sector and safeguard livelihoods.

6 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2C
#BizTrends2021: The rise of D2CArticle

The direct-to-consumer model allows deeper brand relationships and an omnichannel approach to deriving value...

Michael Smollan 5 Jan 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

Embraced e-commerce power yet? How every brand can excel beyond the pandemic
Embraced e-commerce power yet? How every brand can excel beyond the pandemicArticle

Rapidly changing consumer behavior in 2020 has left many antiquated business models high and dry. The worst part? It could have been avoided if all business owners harnessed the power of e-commerce and digital experience pre-Covid...

Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 29 Dec 2020

Black Friday period shows disappointing growth for technical goods retail
Black Friday period shows disappointing growth for technical goods retailArticle

South Africa's technical consumer goods market sees subdued spending as consumers weigh up each purchase carefully, trade up for better value and make strategic purchases for the home...

Issued by GfK South Africa 23 Dec 2020

How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyond
How technology will help shape the evolution of work in 2021 and beyondArticle

We have learned this year the true meaning of digital transformation across every industry. That is, reimagining businesses to better serve customers and understand their needs, and having the agility to respond to changing circumstance...

Robin Fisher 23 Dec 2020

Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention
Transport, freight industry needs urgent government interventionArticle

If order is not restored, the consequences could be catastrophic - not only for South Africa, but for the rest of Africa...

RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol sales
Govt introduces tighter restrictions on alcohol salesArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced tighter Level 1 lockdown restrictions amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Among the amendments are reintroduced restrictions on alcohol sales...

15 Dec 2020

SA alcohol industry pulls brand support for festive season events
SA alcohol industry pulls brand support for festive season eventsArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has decided to withdraw support for, or associating its brands with, naming rights for major entertainment events for which an events licence is required...

11 Dec 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
The good news ... and the bad newsArticle

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 2020

Packaging during Covid-19 and beyond
Packaging during Covid-19 and beyondArticle

As a $900bn-a year industry worldwide, what does the world of packaging look like now?

Raymond Dube 30 Nov 2020

SMEs remain hopeful amidst Black Friday and festive season spending
SMEs remain hopeful amidst Black Friday and festive season spendingArticle

With a slow improvement of consumer confidence and spending, the South African small to medium business (SME) sector remains hopeful that the upcoming festive season trading will give them the desperately needed boost...

24 Nov 2020

Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021
Plastics Colloquium identifies 5 key focus areas for 2021Article

The 2020 Plastics Colloquium Feedback session was hosted virtually recently by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), the Consumer Goods Council of SA, Plastics|SA and the informal sector associations...

20 Nov 2020

Black Friday trends: Major appliances and click-and-mortar to thrive
Black Friday trends: Major appliances and click-and-mortar to thriveArticle

Technical consumer goods market softens in September as retailers and consumers prepare for year-end blowout; e-commerce to grow 169% post-pandemic...

Issued by GfK South Africa 20 Nov 2020

Rampant rise of illicit alcohol trade a cause for concern
Rampant rise of illicit alcohol trade a cause for concernArticle

The South African Liquor Brand Owners' Association has stated that the increasing illicit trade in alcohol represents a serious threat to the South African economy...

18 Nov 2020

We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening
We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is wideningArticle

South Africa has a net surplus of food as a country - yet food poverty at the household level is widening, and now even more rapidly so because the pandemic is decimating our economy and jobs at an alarming rate..

Andy Du Plessis 17 Nov 2020

Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industry
Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industryArticle

Retailers are now able to sell liquor for off-site consumption over the weekend and during all licensed trading hours...

12 Nov 2020

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Legal recreational cannabis sales to grow 376% globally by 2025Article

Recreational cannabis sales will drive global legal market growth by 376% over the next five years, outpacing medical and CBD, according to Euromonitor International...

11 Nov 2020

Luyanda Hlatashwayo, reclaimer with the African Reclaimers Organisation, and Luc-Olivier Marquet, EVP Unilever South Africa.
Unilever SA forms local partnerships to support inclusive circular economyArticle

Unilever is focused on direct investment and partnerships in waste collection, building capacity by buying recycled plastics and supporting well-designed extended producer responsibility schemes...

6 Nov 2020

Device penetration rises in South Africa as digital becomes the new normal
Device penetration rises in South Africa as digital becomes the new normalArticle

The PC, tablet, smartphone and small domestic appliance sectors are the bright spots in a South African technical consumer goods market that saw revenues drop 7% for the period January to August 2020...

Issued by GfK South Africa 3 Nov 2020

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