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Turn your media spend into a meaningful contribution to society
Turn your media spend into a meaningful contribution to societyArticle

All advertising has some sort of purpose after all, writes Greg Stewart...

Greg Stewart 20 Apr 2021

Potatoes SA campaign to unpack position of potatoes during pandemic
Potatoes SA campaign to unpack position of potatoes during pandemicArticle

Called #WhenHopeWhispers, the campaign aims to highlight the indomitable spirit and contributions of various stakeholders from the potato industry before culminating in an inaugural State of the Potato Industry Address on 5 May 2021...

6 Apr 2021

CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-law
CoCT invites public comment for improving Informal Trading By-lawArticle

The CoCT is reviewing the Informal Trading By-law and has invited the public to comment and provide suggestions by 30 April 2021 for the by-laws improvement...

19 Mar 2021

Covid-19: Grim start to year for once bustling Gatesville market
Covid-19: Grim start to year for once bustling Gatesville marketArticle

Since the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown started in March 2020, few people come to a street that used to overflow with footsteps and chatter. And the informal traders are left without shoppers...

Ashraf Hendricks 5 Feb 2021

Beaches open again, but damage has been done, say informal traders
Beaches open again, but damage has been done, say informal tradersArticle

Traders who missed the peak tourist season say that despite the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night that beaches are now open once again, the damage has been done...

Nokulunga Majola 2 Feb 2021

SA's lucrative township food economy still underserved
SA's lucrative township food economy still underservedArticle

The long-running misconception that the township food economy is insignificant compared to the 'formal' economy, has hampered retail growth in townships in South Africa...

7 Dec 2020

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance
Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says allianceArticle

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

26 Nov 2020

Informal traders urged to apply for grant
Informal traders urged to apply for grantArticle

The Department of Small Business Development and Nedbank have called on informal fruit and vegetable traders who were negatively affected by the pandemic to apply for funding...

23 Nov 2020

Promotions and activations: A brave (not so) new world lockdown Level 2
Promotions and activations: A brave (not so) new world lockdown Level 2Article

We know that it is challenging for marketers not to be overwhelmed by the uncertainty gripping the world, but the fact remains that our country's infection rate is slowing, and our recovery rate is on the rise...

Issued by Tradeway Promotions 1 Sep 2020

#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in Angola
#WorldEntrepreneursDay: Roque Online is connecting informal traders to larger markets in AngolaArticle

World Entrepreneurs' Day serves the purpose of creating awareness of entrepreneurs and innovation throughout the world...

Evan-Lee Courie 21 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SA
#WomensMonth: Suzanne Morel shares how Mastercard SA is powering up women in SAArticle

Suzanne Morel, country manager for Mastercard SA, shares some insights into how Mastercard is giving power to women...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 Aug 2020

C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19
C40 Cities launches Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery post-Covid-19Article

C40 Cities has released its C40 Mayors Agenda for a Green and Just Recovery. The plan seeks to create a 'new normal', which will identify, contain and proactively prepare cities for future pandemics, while addressing systemic injustices and keeping global warming below the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement.

23 Jul 2020

CoCT meets with leadership from informal traders associations
CoCT meets with leadership from informal traders associationsArticle

Under the theme 'Trading and living amid Covid-19', the City of Cape Town's Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Management, Alderman Grant Twigg, met with the leadership of informal traders associations...

10 Jul 2020

CoCT to equip 10,000 informal traders with Covid-19 toolkits
CoCT to equip 10,000 informal traders with Covid-19 toolkitsArticle

The City of Cape Town will be issuing 10,000 CPT+U Covid-19 Informal Traders' Toolkits to qualifying informal traders...

7 Jul 2020

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Is a cashless informal market possible?Article

The desire for cashless transactions - driven by the ongoing fear of Covid-19 infection - is as prevalent in the informal sector as anywhere else. What is needed is a way to make these a reality...

Craig Duggan 19 Jun 2020

"We are not doing any business" says street vendor
"We are not doing any business" says street vendorArticle

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector...

Zoë Postman 10 Jun 2020

Let's go outside - safely
Let's go outside - safelyArticle

There is brutal evidence, and no doubt that the implications imposed on the industry from level 5 and level 4 lockdown regulations have left industries battered and bruised. The out of home (OOH) industry, in particular, was first to be hit - as a country we were told 'stay home', we were literally turned off...

Jorja Wilkins, Issued by Primedia Outdoor 4 Jun 2020

Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3
Grand Parade traders allowed to open shop in Level 3Article

Informal traders on the Grand Parade are allowed to resume trade from 1 June following a ruling by the Western Cape High Court.

1 Jun 2020

Keeping the economy open may be hard if the virus spreads uncontrollably. Shutterstock
How South Africa can best balance control of Covid-19 and avoid economic disasterArticle

There is intense pressure on the South African government to lift the lockdown and open the economy. Sustainably lifting out of the lockdown is critical. But there is no roadmap. The stakes are high and there are no right answers, just ones that juggle uncertain probabilities...

Miriam Altman 28 May 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SA
The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SAArticle

In almost all the messages, strategies and press conferences we have seen in these tough times of a global pandemic, one thing is clear in the world of SMMEs...

Lindiwe Kunene 8 May 2020

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The impact of Covid-19 on small scale farmersArticle

It is now inevitable that Covid-19 will lead to global recession and the local economy will not be spared...

Pertunia Setumo 7 May 2020

Film and television production houses to resume operations
Film and television production houses to resume operationsArticle

Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Jackson Mthembu, has signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector...

4 May 2020

Food parcels to be distributed to small-scale, interim relief fishers
Food parcels to be distributed to small-scale, interim relief fishersArticle

Distressed small-scale and interim relief fishers across the country will receive some reprieve as the Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Department in partnership with FishSA are set to distribute 10, 000 food parcels...

4 May 2020

11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19
11-point plan to rebuild economy, property sector post Covid-19Article

Many emerging landlords, small business owners, contractors and commission-based earners who operate in the property sector are facing an uncertain and bleak future...

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane 17 Apr 2020

#LockdownSA: Poultry industry supports traders and communities
#LockdownSA: Poultry industry supports traders and communitiesArticle

"While we face an extended period of lockdown, our main priority remains to keep our workforces healthy and ensuring that we do what we can for food security in South Africa during this trying time."

17 Apr 2020

How brands should prepare for life after #Covid-19
How brands should prepare for life after #Covid-19Article

This article will look at three reasons why FMCG brands need to spend equal efforts in point of sale and in-store advertising...

Issued by MegaVision Media 8 Apr 2020

Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdown
Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdownArticle

The Department of Small Business Development has issued directions to assist SMMEs operating grocery stores to comply with lockdown regulations...

7 Apr 2020

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3 Apr 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders
Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal tradersArticle

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don't know how they will make it through the next 21 days...

Ashraf Hendricks 26 Mar 2020

Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SA
Empowering individuals to become financially independent ignites hope for SAArticle

Discover how The Hope Factory is empowering individuals to become financially independent through the story of beneficiary Unathi Kolanisi...

Kelly Sin Hidge, Issued by SAICA 18 Mar 2020

South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers
South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workersArticle

Small informal retailers are a ubiquitous feature of any developing country's urban landscape. Known as spaza shops in SA, they are an important component in the townships...

Andries du Toit 26 Feb 2020

NRCS widens recall of canned pilchards
NRCS widens recall of canned pilchardsArticle

The NRCS has ordered all formal wholesalers, retailers and informal traders to remove and stop selling 400g pilchards in tomato sauce and 400g pilchards in chili sauce with immediate effect...

25 Feb 2020

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Local spaza shops up against shifting competitive retail environmentArticle

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report offers valuable suggestions on how the struggling spaza shop market and informal traders can overcome the hurdles of a shifting competitive environment...

3 Dec 2019

#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformation
#CSIMonth: Unpacking Redefine's ABCD approach to driving sustainable transformationArticle

With the goal of achieving sustainable transformation in the community surrounding Maponya Mall in Soweto, a building it owns and manages, Redefine Properties has employed an asset-based community development approach...

Sindy Peters 24 Jul 2019

CoCT awarded for Strand sea wall rehabilitation
CoCT awarded for Strand sea wall rehabilitationArticle

The City of Cape Town's rehabilitation of the Strand sea wall recently won a Technical Excellence Project Award in the Marine and Harbour category at the 2019 SAICE Western Cape awards ceremony...

5 Jul 2019

Traders gather at CoCT's annual Informal Economy Summit
Traders gather at CoCT's annual Informal Economy SummitArticle

Cape Town's informal economy sustains about 140,000 individuals by providing much-needed income for vulnerable households...

25 Jun 2019

Spinach is more prone to carrying bacteria and pathogens, study finds.
Careful with spinach, no matter where you buy itArticle

A collection of studies on the hygiene of spinach, conducted under the auspices of the Centre of Excellence in Food Security, has come up with some surprising findings...

Mologadi Makwela 11 Jun 2019

Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomed
Competition Commission's grocery retail market inquiry welcomedArticle

Specialist challenger retailers have welcomed the Competition Commission's findings on the power wielded by the major national supermarket chains over enforcing exclusive provisions in their lease agreements against challenger retailers and speciality stores...

5 Jun 2019

[Left to Right] Professor Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development; Ajay Banga, President and CEO, Mastercard and Dr John Mangudya, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
Driving digital transformation in ZimbabweArticle

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive digital transformation agenda in Zimbabwe...

24 Oct 2018

Urban regeneration - is it viable in South Africa today?
Urban regeneration - is it viable in South Africa today?Article

Looking at the remarkable changes taking place in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria, it is obvious that regeneration is both possible and successful, if thoughtfully executed...

Leon Breytenbach 18 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

Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in Africa
Lifting the lid on the black box of informal trade in AfricaArticle

The share of internal trade in Africa remains low, as reflected by official statistics. This is despite numerous regional trade agreements that have led to tariffs removal within the trading blocs...

Joachim Jarreau, Cristina Mitaritonna and Sami Ben 26 Sep 2018

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#YouthReport2018: Generation jobless and the high inequality economyArticle

Explaining concepts like the 'missing middle' and various African economic myths and misconceptions, Professor Haroon Bhorat shared the harsh economic realities of growing up in South Africa today, at the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018...

Leigh Andrews 5 Sep 2018

David Noel-Lardin, vice president for digital payment at Gemalto CISMEA.
Security - key to Africa's mobile fintech revolutionArticle

Africa has led the way in developing mobile fintech solutions for its largely unbanked populations...

David Noel-Lardin 27 Aug 2018

Informal traders march over By-law amendments
Informal traders march over By-law amendmentsArticle

Hundreds of informal traders marched to the City Hall in Durban on Friday over new regulations they say will deprive them from earning a living...

Nomfundo Xolo 6 Jul 2018

Eastern Free State potato industry in focus
Eastern Free State potato industry in focusArticle

The countrywide evaluation of potato cultivars is conducted annually under the auspices of the various potato working groups of Potatoes SA, with the aim to evaluate the potential of cultivars in the various environmental conditions throughout the country...

Izak Hofmeyr 16 May 2018

The innovative independent retail trade
The innovative independent retail tradeArticle

The independent retail trade is a robust environment and one that has grown three times faster than the corporate channel...

Danette Breitenbach 3 May 2018

Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal traders
Redeveloped, rebranded Maluti Crescent will incorporate informal tradersArticle

Setsing Crescent in Phuthaditjaba is being transformed into Maluti Crescent...

24 Apr 2018

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