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Consumer attitudes towards fuel loyalty programmes in SA
Consumer attitudes towards fuel loyalty programmes in SAArticle

The average South African consumer sees loyalty programmes as valuable and as an economic benefit, and are generally committed to such programmes...

Marius Wait 10 Sep 2020

Engen contributes further to fighting Covid-19, pledging R1m to FoodForward SA
Engen contributes further to fighting Covid-19, pledging R1m to FoodForward SAArticle

Engen late last month announced its partnership with FoodForward SA, donating R1m in fuel to help the organisation carry out its food delivery aid in vulnerable communities...

1 Jul 2020

Astron Energy gives support for fuel industry during Covid pandemic
Astron Energy gives support for fuel industry during Covid pandemicArticle

Even though petrol stations were deemed an essential service throughout the lockdown, the business challenges presented by Covid-19 for the fuel industry have been immense...

26 Jun 2020

Clicks announces Engen as new fuel rewards partner
Clicks announces Engen as new fuel rewards partnerArticle

Shell's loyalty partnership with Clicks came to an abrupt end this November, just before the health and beauty retailer announced that it has entered into an agreement with Engen instead...

2 Dec 2019

FreshStop celebrates a decade of forecourt retail
FreshStop celebrates a decade of forecourt retailArticle

FreshStop, Soth Africa's fastest-growing convenience retail brand, is celebrating its 10th birthday...

4 Jun 2019

Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?
Should we expect more private prosecutions for environmental crimes?Article

Private prosecutions for environmental crimes has always been a thorny issue in South African environmental law. In the recent case of Uzani Environmental Advocacy CC v BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd, BP was found guilty of contravening the National Environmental Management Act...

Athi Jara 17 Apr 2019

Sasol invokes iconic SA ad in latest campaign from FCB Joburg
Sasol invokes iconic SA ad in latest campaign from FCB JoburgArticle

Sasol Energy has invoked an iconic South African ad first flighted 27 years ago in its latest fuel campaign from FCB Joburg...

Issued by FCB Joburg 10 Apr 2019

These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% natural
These SA-made eco-friendly firelighters are 100% naturalArticle

FireFly Biofuel is a non-toxic, eco-friendly firelighter that's made from recycled coffee, biodegradable vegetable wax, recycled wood and unrefined sugar...

6 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019
#BizTrends2019: 4 key trends that will continue to shape convenience retail in 2019Article

As convenience retail continues to grow as an industry sector, retailers must remain focused on the most significant trends that will see their businesses flourish...

Joe Boyle 4 Jan 2019

Burger King South Africa and Sasol pen QSR deal
Burger King South Africa and Sasol pen QSR dealArticle

Burger King South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Burger King South Africa) has signed an exclusive agreement with Sasol and soon the famous WHOPPER® sandwich will be available at Sasol retail sites across the country.

Issued by Burger King 20 Jul 2018

Ronél Fester
South African fuel franchising sector continues to growArticle

According to the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA), the fuel retail sector contributes 8.5% to the South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...

3 Apr 2018

How the filling station will evolve in a high-tech future
How the filling station will evolve in a high-tech futureArticle

The petroleum retail industry has evolved over the past three decades - in terms of structure, layout, ownership and technologies...

Louise Steenekamp 24 Jan 2018

Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018
Top five trends for convenience retail in 2018Article

According to Joe Boyle, director at FreshStop, these are the trends that will continue to strategically shape the future of convenience retailing...

19 Jan 2018

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ERM raises water alert for businessArticle

According to sustainability consultancy Environmental Resources Management (ERM), summer rains are not going to wash away South Africa's water crisis...

5 Jan 2018

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Kaap Agri confident on continued growthArticle

Kaap Agri, which listed on the JSE earlier in 2017, believes it can still achieve double-digit growth in the financial year ahead despite the prolonged drought slowing business activity in the Western Cape...

Marc Hasenfuss 30 Nov 2017

Automechanika means business and business means Automechanika
Automechanika means business and business means AutomechanikaArticle

Every two years the unique business platform for the Automotive Service Industry that is Automechanika Johannesburg provides the optimum networking and business opportunities for the industry...

Issued by Automechanika 4 Sep 2017

Innovation, product diversification drives forecourt retail growth
Innovation, product diversification drives forecourt retail growthArticle

Expansion in the forecourt convenience retail industry continues, despite the general downturn of the retail industry as a whole...

22 Aug 2017

Automechanika means business and business means Automechanika
Automechanika means business and business means AutomechanikaArticle

Automechanika Johannesburg has become entrenched on the sub-Saharan African motor industry business calendar as an event where involvement, be it as an exhibitor or a trade visitor, is an imperative...

Issued by Automechanika 7 Aug 2017

Namibia
New mobile payment system for fuel in NamibiaArticle

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia...

18 Apr 2017

The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sector
The case for investing in SA's fuel retail sectorArticle

Whether one is considering taking a leap into entrepreneurship or thinking of adding to one's growing business portfolio, investing in the fuel retail sector might offer...

James Noble 15 Feb 2017

Tips to dodge another fuel increaseArticle

With yet another fuel increase this month and more price hikes expected throughout the year, transport costs are set to continue increasing...

2 Feb 2017

Petronas lubricants launched through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise
Petronas lubricants launched through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchiseArticle

Engen Petroleum, producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution...

28 Nov 2016

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South African motor industry's total sales flatlineArticle

The South African motor industry's total sales flatlined at R50bn in September, nearly unchanged from September 2015...

18 Nov 2016

Inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference adjudged a success
Inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference adjudged a successArticle

The inaugural FMCG Insights & Conference took place at the Turbine Hall, Joburg recently. The event emanates from the Sunday Times' Top Brands research, which measures consumer brand preference and is published annually...

18 May 2016

Ronél Fester
FNB outlines four trends shaping the SA fuel retail sectorArticle

With more than 4600 fuel forecourts currently in operation and more expected in the future, this industry is rapidly growing as a key driver of revenue for fuel stations in South Africa.

20 Apr 2016

George Nkosi
There's opportunity in the retail end of petrol, says Soweto entrepreneurArticle

While the South African petroleum sector has been in a state of flux in recent years, underpinned by a changing landscape and regulatory challenges, Sowetan businessman George Nkosi sees an investment opportunity in the retail end of the petrol business...

12 Apr 2016

Petrol transformation initiative reaches 10-year mark
Petrol transformation initiative reaches 10-year markArticle

Petrol transformation initiative reaches 10-year mark...

10 Mar 2016

Ask the experts: How will the weak rand affect property?
Ask the experts: How will the weak rand affect property?Article

Private Property posed the question 'What effect, in your opinion, will the rand's dramatic fall against the dollar have on the property market' to a number of property experts...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Jan 2016

Mettle Merchant Finance launches in SA
Mettle Merchant Finance launches in SAArticle

This month sees the launch of Mettle Merchant Finance, a joint venture between financial services companies Combined Finance Holdings and Mettle...

21 Jan 2016

Transformation remains critical in petroleum sector
Transformation remains critical in petroleum sectorArticle

The Deputy Minister of Energy, Ambassador Thembisile Majola, says transformation in the petroleum sector remains a critical imperative of the Department of Energy (DoE)...

7 May 2015

Preparations for Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 in top gear
Preparations for Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 in top gearArticle

The fourth edition of Automechanika Johannesburg takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 6-9 May...

Issued by Automechanika 4 May 2015

FRA conference to be held at Automechanika 2015
FRA conference to be held at Automechanika 2015Article

The inaugural national conference of the Fuel Retailers' Association (FRA) will coincide with Automechanika 2015, which which will take place from 6-9 May at Nasrec in Johannesburg...

4 May 2015

Trends impacting 2015 and beyond
Trends impacting 2015 and beyondArticle

FCB Cape Town's Strategic Planning Director, David Smythe, has identified 20 trends that will change how marketers think and act in 2015 and beyond...

David Smythe 2 Apr 2015

Green skeletons: corporate social responsibility advances
Green skeletons: corporate social responsibility advancesArticle

The term 'corporate governance', and possibly the term 'corporate social responsibility', is bandied about in commercial circles with an air of confidence that is most beguiling...

Neil Kirby 12 Dec 2014

Reseller model helps DHL grow 1000% in sub-Saharan Africa
Reseller model helps DHL grow 1000% in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

In what could become a business school case study, DHL Express' number of service points in sub-Saharan Africa increased from 300 to over 3300, not by building its own bricks and mortar branches but by collaborating with local business owners who act as DHL resellers.

8 Sep 2014

Burger King plans to repeat success in Gauteng
Burger King plans to repeat success in GautengArticle

Global fast-food chain Burger King is hoping to replicate its success in the Western Cape when it enters the more lucrative Gauteng market this weekend.

Nick Hedley 30 Jan 2014

Minister intervenes in motor strike
Minister intervenes in motor strikeArticle

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has intervened in the extended strike by petrol attendants and workers in the automotive industry after meeting with employers and union leaders.

25 Sep 2013

One Numsa strike ends as another begins
One Numsa strike ends as another beginsArticle

Just as car workers are set to return to assembly lines on Monday (9 September) after a strike of almost three weeks‚ workers elsewhere in the motor industry‚ including petrol attendants‚ are to down tools.

Alexander Parker and Karl Gernetzky 9 Sep 2013

BMW, Ford exports affected by motor industry strike
BMW, Ford exports affected by motor industry strikeArticle

As industrial action in the vehicle manufacturing sector continues, the latest National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa) data shows that BMW and Ford Motor's export operations have been negatively affected by the labour unrest.

Karl Gernetzky and Alistair Anderson 3 Sep 2013

Numsa refuses vehicle makers' wage offer
Numsa refuses vehicle makers' wage offerArticle

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA's (Numsa's) 30‚000 members in the vehicle manufacturing sector have refused a wage offer tabled by vehicle manufacturers and have demanded further improvements‚ Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said on Friday (30 August).

Karl Gernetzky 2 Sep 2013

Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile, Rachelle Josiah, Steve and Vanida Lennon
TOTAL South Africa sponsors France's Bastille Day celebrations in JohannesburgGallery

With this year's theme being Midnight in Paris, invited guests attending France's Bastille Day celebrations were in for a real treat, thanks in no small way to fuel retailer, TOTAL South Africa, the major sponsor of the festivities.

16 Jul 2013

Human interface appreciated at PetroForum
Human interface appreciated at PetroForumArticle

At the recent PetroForum Africa, the 180 delegates from 100 organisations in 33 countries across Africa and the rest of the world agreed that face-to-face meetings are still the best way to do business and nurture relationships, despite the increase in social media and online networking.

14 Mar 2013

Big names converge on PetroForum Africa
Big names converge on PetroForum AfricaArticle

Attendance at the latest African PetroForum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 4-6 March 2013, has stepped up a gear, with confirmation of reportedly three of the biggest names in petroleum retail will be attending - underlining the importance of Africa in their companies' global strategies.

7 Jan 2013

Mango expects passenger increase in December season
Mango expects passenger increase in December seasonArticle

Mango airline has upward-adjusted its year-end season traffic forecast by 7% with current demand showing a marked increase over the first three quarters of last year. The airline expects to carry in excess of 200 000 travellers between December and mid-January with fuel prices expected to remain relatively stable until then.

25 Oct 2012

2013 PetroForum Africa in March
2013 PetroForum Africa in MarchArticle

The second PetroForum Africa will take place at the Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town, 4-6 March 2013, following its successful inauguration in 2011. Organised by OpenRoom Events, its gold sponsor is Gilbarco Veeder-Root, silver sponsors include Bever Innovations and First African Holdings and the official oil company partner is Engen, which will be sending a delegation to the event from its national and international procurement and engineering teams.

27 Sep 2012

Franchising provides means to create jobsArticle

The government should look no further than the franchising sector if it wants to develop skills and create jobs, says the new chairman of the South African Franchising Association, Jan Davel.

Sure Kamhunga 2 Apr 2012

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