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Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SA
Acquisition of Avroy Shlain brings beauty company back to SAArticle

Trinitas Equity Partners, together with its partners, has acquired the South African beauty company, Avroy Shlain...

25 Mar 2021

DSA calls on AU to help rid Africa of Ponzi schemes
DSA calls on AU to help rid Africa of Ponzi schemesArticle

The Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSA) is imploring the African Union (AU) to initiate a continent-wide effort to stamp out Ponzi schemes...

22 Jan 2021

Direct selling could be a key driver of inclusive economic growth - DSA
Direct selling could be a key driver of inclusive economic growth - DSAArticle

Direct sellers earned a combined R2.4bn during the 2019 calendar year, revealed Rajesh Parshotam, chairperson of the Direct Selling Association...

19 Nov 2020

Weak economy a breeding ground for get-rich-quick schemes
Weak economy a breeding ground for get-rich-quick schemesArticle

The current economic conditions are a perfect breeding ground for an increase in get-rich-quick Ponzi and pyramid schemes, warns Mthunzi Mbali, vice-chairman of the Direct Selling Association...

20 Jul 2020

South African entrepreneurs making lemonade from lemons
South African entrepreneurs making lemonade from lemonsArticle

Covid-19 struck without notice. Some have found a way to harness their cookie jar. Here are their stories. We hope you find them inspiring, practical, and encouraging...

Issued by Doughgetters 22 May 2020

Avon teams up with David Tlale to launch range of fashion accessories
Avon teams up with David Tlale to launch range of fashion accessoriesArticle

Avon has collaborated with South African designer David Tlale to produce a collection of fashion accessories that will be exclusive to Avon customers...

19 Feb 2020

Natura &Co's Avon acquisition gets the go-ahead
Natura &Co's Avon acquisition gets the go-aheadArticle

Brazilian cosmetics group Natura &Co has received all regulatory approvals required to complete its acquisition of Avon Products...

20 Dec 2019

Is there a war between direct and online selling?
Is there a war between direct and online selling?Article

Sales managers in South Africa currently have to deal with two very important factors that have a significant impact on the sales environment...

Dr Marius Wait 10 Oct 2019

Avon Justine launches recruitment drive for female beauty entrepreneurs
Avon Justine launches recruitment drive for female beauty entrepreneursArticle

Beauty brand, Avon Justine, has launched a recruitment initiative to provide women in South Africa with sustainable earning opportunities. The company says it aims to ease SA's unemployment crisis...

18 Sep 2019

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No room for technophobia in direct selling industryArticle

With so much focus on the fourth industrial revolution in politics and organisations, the direct selling industry needs to learn to innovate and embrace technology in order to be future-fit...

24 Jul 2019

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#MeetingsAfrica2019: Building a shared economyArticle

In his opening address at the 2019 Meetings Africa launch, South African Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona delved into how SA Tourism is looking to grow business tourism in the country through NCB efforts to sell the country as a business events destination of choice...

30 Jan 2019

Cornellé van Graan, chairperson of the Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSASA).
Awareness of consumer rights should be increased and enforcedArticle

When a product does not work properly or a service provider does not deliver as expected, indignant consumers are quick to assert that they know their rights, but they often do not...

27 Mar 2018

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Direct selling is now appealing to more South African menArticle

Traditionally more women than men were attracted to direct selling to supplement or earn an income, but more South African men are now exploring direct selling opportunities...

1 Nov 2017

Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store
Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online storeArticle

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores...

3 Oct 2017

QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in TanzaniaArticle

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry...

22 Sep 2017

Beauty, personal care remains top performing direct selling sector
Beauty, personal care remains top performing direct selling sectorArticle

The internet has changed the way women think about beauty and cosmetics but not, it seems, the value of personal face-to-face advice...

7 Sep 2017

Direct sales industry displays growth despite depressed economy
Direct sales industry displays growth despite depressed economyArticle

The direct selling industry is one of the few sectors showing growth over the past 18 months...

19 Jul 2017

Nike to sell limited number of items on Amazon
Nike to sell limited number of items on AmazonArticle

Nike reached an agreement to sell a limited number of items directly on Amazon, executives said on Thursday, in a sign of the growing importance of the e-commerce platform...

3 Jul 2017

Stefan Rabe, Bounty Brands CEO.
Bounty on track for listingArticle

Bounty Brands, the acquisitive, fast-moving consumer goods conglomerate, has enticed the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to become a strategic investor...

Marc Hasenfuss 5 Jun 2017

Direct selling succeeds through personal touch, stringent codes
Direct selling succeeds through personal touch, stringent codesArticle

According to the Direct Selling Association of South Africa, this succesful sector provides jobs for 1.1 million independent business owners, which is increasing by over 13% annually...

17 Feb 2017

Case studies show passion fuels success in direct selling
Case studies show passion fuels success in direct sellingArticle

It is passion that drives the country's best salespeople says Ernest Du Toit, chairman of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), who has seen thousands of entrepreneurs go from poverty to success...

23 Jan 2017

Making complaints work for your business
Making complaints work for your businessArticle

No matter how brilliant your business is, at some stage someone is going to complain. It's how you deal with it that counts...

16 Nov 2016

Differences between a direct sales company and a pyramid scheme
Differences between a direct sales company and a pyramid schemeArticle

For South Africans wishing to generate more income, they may consider joining a direct sales company or a multi-level marketing company. However, they must be sure that this isn't in fact an illegal pyramid scheme...

26 Sep 2016

No pyramid or Ponzi schemes in multilevel marketing
No pyramid or Ponzi schemes in multilevel marketingArticle

The Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSASA) has reassured South Africans that direct selling and multilevel marketing are neither pyramid nor Ponzi scheme, but to still be on guard against falling for "get rich quick" schemes...

15 Sep 2016

Elements of a great content marketing strategy
Elements of a great content marketing strategyArticle

Content marketing is a marketing tactic which seeks to attract customers primarily through offering valuable and relevant content...

Charles Mburugu 6 Jul 2016

Bounty CEO Stefan Rabe.
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Four buyouts bring Bounty nearer listingArticle

Bounty Brands, the fast-growing consumer products distributor controlled by investment company Coast 2 Coast, has taken a big step towards securing foreign and local listings by snagging acquisitions worth a collective R1.2bn...

Marc Hasenfuss 13 Jun 2016

Successes of DSA-UJ training, employment collaboration
Successes of DSA-UJ training, employment collaborationArticle

A 14-year-long collaboration between the Direct Selling Association of South Africa and the University of Johannesburg has seen more than 14,000 students earn a combined R8.8 million through direct selling...

10 May 2016

Business is about selling
Business is about sellingArticle

Selling yourself, your concept, your product, your service...

John Sanei 16 Feb 2016

Avon wins awards for CSR programmes
Avon wins awards for CSR programmesArticle

Avon was awarded two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards for its Corporate Social Responsibility programmes recently at the annual DSA Awards. The awards were presented for the company's iThemba Crusade of Hope breast cancer education and awareness programme as well as its Speak Out against Domestic Violence initiative...

3 Aug 2015

Time is a valuable currency in the distraction economy
Time is a valuable currency in the distraction economyArticle

In a world where distractions are in heavy supply and where marketing is in low demand, companies need to start thinking about consumers' time and attention as a form of currency...

Kat Scholtz 2 Dec 2014

Marketing myths
Marketing mythsArticle

There are many myths about marketing. Understanding and addressing them assist managers in making their teams more effective.

Mike du Plessis, Issued by USB Executive Development 12 May 2014

Mark Wright
Content marketing for financial organisationsArticle

The financial landscape is risky, uncertain, and unfriendly... and just perfect for the launch of your content marketing campaign.

Mark Wright 5 Mar 2014

Direct selling doorway for entrepreneurs
Direct selling doorway for entrepreneursArticle

With the national unemployment rate sitting at 25.2% and job creation a particular focus on the current economic agenda, developing entrepreneurship through direct selling is one possible solution.

22 Nov 2013

DSA announces sales growth of 12.4%Article

The latest industry results for the direct selling industry indicate that sales in South Africa increased from R7.152 billion in 2011 to R7.625 billion in 2012 and export sales increased from R657 million to R1.154 billion in 2012, giving a growth of 12.4%.

24 May 2013

Noeleen of 3 Talk celebrates Avroy Shlain's 40th birthday
Noeleen of 3 Talk celebrates Avroy Shlain's 40th birthdayArticle

In celebration of 40 years of business, Avroy Shlain has planned a year of activities including the launch of a Theatre Truck, which will be travelling to the various centres and communities throughout South Africa. TV personality, Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu, of 3 Talk fame, has been signed up as the brand's "Confidence Ambassador" for 2013.

2 May 2013

Dr Frances Wright
Walk the talkArticle

In recessionary times, the first thing that is being cut is the marketing budgets, but in reality no business will be sustainable or successful without marketing and the resultant sales. All businesses face the challenge of finding and retaining customers.

Dr Frances Wright 26 Jan 2013

Direct Selling improves home earner's possibilities
Direct Selling improves home earner's possibilitiesArticle

According to the Direct Selling Association of South Africa (DSA), the direct selling industry currently provides an income to over 1.3 million representatives who shared some R3.3 billion in earnings from selling R7.8 billion worth of products in 2011. The industry continues to grow, managing a 9.9% growth between 2010 and 2011.

29 Jun 2012

Avon slams door on USD10bn Coty offer
Avon slams door on USD10bn Coty offerArticle

NEW YORK, USA: Door-to-door beauty products seller Avon slammed the door on Coty's US$10 billion takeover bid on Monday aimed at obtaining much-needed distribution channels in emerging markets.

3 Apr 2012

Avon, Jay Jays launch advertising campaignsArticle

Avon, the direct seller of beauty related products, recently launched an advertising campaign to illustrate its self-employed earnings opportunity featuring a South African rags-to-riches example, while Jay Jays, the fashion retail chain, has launched its interactive virtual First Kiss campaign ahead of Valentine's Day. [video]

26 Jan 2012

Be smart when seeking a jobArticle

Are you unemployed or thinking of changing careers? If you are, while searching online for jobs is a quick convenient way for job seekers to find employment opportunities, you need to be on the lookout for scams.

30 Sep 2011

Avon launches new sales scheme in SA
Avon launches new sales scheme in SAArticle

Avon Sales Leadership Framework (ASLF), a multi-generational direct selling approach, which has been adopted successfully in other markets, has launched in South Africa and is expected to help the company to grow its business locally. The national roll-out will be completed in April 2011.

7 Mar 2011

INM Outdoor to market and sell Media Power Solution sitesArticle

INM Outdoor has concluded an arrangement with Media Power Solution to market and sell their outdoor sites on key commercial nodes in northern Johannesburg.

Issued by JCDecaux 12 May 2009

UK loves John LewisArticle

LONDON, UK: The credit crunch may well be changing people's shopping habits but a poll of over 6,000 consumers carried out by Verdict Research reveals that department store chain John Lewis remains the nation's favourite retailer.

15 Jan 2009

China's Tiens sets up shop in SAArticle

Tiens Group, a Chinese group specialising in retail, tourism, finance, international trade and e-business in more than 190 countries, opened a Banner Store in Randburg in Johannesburg on Friday, its first retail store on the continent.

Edward West 21 Jul 2008

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