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Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth for multiple sectors
Ctrack Freight Transport Index show positive growth for multiple sectorsArticle

Compared to March last year, road freight, air freight and pipelines have shown improvement...

3 May 2021

The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilience
The lash of lockdown: A potato farmer's story of resilienceArticle

Potatoes SA shares Limpopo Province potato farmer Johan Holtzhausen's story as he details how he had contracted Covid-19 and at the same time faced challenges that his business went through due to Covid-19...

28 Apr 2021

Chinese smartphone brand Tecno Mobile topples Samsung in Africa
Chinese smartphone brand Tecno Mobile topples Samsung in AfricaArticle

In terms of handset sales, Tecno Mobile has outdone tech giant Samsung across Africa...

21 Apr 2021

The top-selling passenger cars in March
The top-selling passenger cars in MarchArticle

The recovery of the South African new-vehicle market remains largely subdued, due to continued stock shortages, but there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel...

20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro
#BehindtheBrandManager: Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at SysproArticle

Sandra Fraga, chief sales and marketing officer at Syspro, unpacks the journey behind the software development company's rebrand...

Evan-Lee Courie 19 Apr 2021

Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad times
Good financial decisions will ensure SA agriculture survival when the bad timesArticle

South Africa's agricultural sector was one of the only shining stars in the economy in 2020, escaping the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic relatively unscathed...

19 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

South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higher
South Africa's Tiger Brands sees H1 profit up to 20% higherArticle

South Africa's biggest food producer Tiger Brands said on Wednesday it expected headline earnings from continuing operations to rise as much as 20% in the six months to 31 March...

18 Feb 2021

2021 Anzisha Prize applications now open
2021 Anzisha Prize applications now openArticle

Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy call on young African entrepreneurs to join the Anzisha Prize Fellowship program...

15 Feb 2021

#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted news
#BizTrends 2021: Not all news is trusted newsArticle

Last year I predicted that "at the dawn of this new decade it is clear that traditional print publishing as we know it will never return to the glory days of record-breaking advertising revenue and circulation."...

Josephine Buys 29 Jan 2021

Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workers
Vaccine delays reveal unexpected weak link in supply chains: A shortage of workersArticle

The shipment of goods to suppliers has become technologically sophisticated. Delays in getting out the Covid-19 vaccine to people show that the breakdowns come down to something more basic...

Anna Nagurney 11 Jan 2021

Richard dos Santos
#BizTrends2021: 2021 holds supply chain profession's greatest endeavour everArticle

With the worldwide roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccine, life and economies could potentially see a return to some semblance of normality by the end of 2021...

Richard dos Santos 21 Dec 2020

Collaborative tool launched for advertising and media decision-makers
Collaborative tool launched for advertising and media decision-makersArticle

In a collaboration between the PRC, BRC and Nielsen, the new 4 Way Fusion is a product that contains an unprecedented 953,909,612 data points, making it a tool for media decision-makers wanting to understand how local consumers interact with the media and make their buying decisions...

27 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

Addressing supply chain disruption and compliance in the IMT sector in Africa
Addressing supply chain disruption and compliance in the IMT sector in AfricaArticle

Industrials, manufacturing and transportation (IMT) companies have some of the most complex supply chains of any sector and have been particularly hard hit by quarantines, travel restrictions, and other disruptions brought about by the global Covid-19 outbreak...

19 Oct 2020

The Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020 calls for entries
The Space-Tech Innovation Challenge 2020 calls for entriesArticle

An Africa-wide innovation challenge, modelled on the successful SA EO Challenge, is seeking the best ideas in the downstream application of space technology...

7 Oct 2020

Extended Covid-19 relief for small-scale farmers
Extended Covid-19 relief for small-scale farmersArticle

The minister of agriculture, land reform and rural development, Thoko Didiza, has extended the validity period of the Covid-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher...

14 Aug 2020

Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilege
Covid-19 lays bare impact of inequality, historical privilegeArticle

On a trip to Denmark to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the National Business Initiative's (NBI) counterparts there, the one issue on which we struggled to connect was inequality...

Steve Nicholls 30 Jul 2020

How Covid-19 modelling can optimise resource allocation
How Covid-19 modelling can optimise resource allocationArticle

Data is key in helping to deal with the impact of Covid-19 and intelligent systems can help organisations allocate resources more efficiently...

Akesh Lalla 28 Jul 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2Article

Part 1 of this article looked at the mergers and acquisitions market in South Africa; this part will explore M&A conditions in other parts of the continent...

27 Jul 2020

Global disruption can have local implications
Global disruption can have local implicationsArticle

The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated...

Soromfe Uzomah 27 Jul 2020

Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

Christopher Veerasamy 6 Jul 2020

Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in Africa
Preventing Covid-19 from becoming a hunger crisis in AfricaArticle

In the last several months, Covid-19 has taken up nearly every news headline in nearly every country in the world. The health impact, testing, confinement, and trying to curb the pandemic have rightly been at the forefront...

Mimi Alemayehou 6 Jul 2020

Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of change
Agile global supply chains: Supporting manufacturers through a time of changeArticle

Manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general. But a component of manufacturing that is often taken for granted is supply chains...

Christopher Veerasamy 2 Jul 2020

The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the markArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19
CEO Luc-Olivier Marquet on Unilever's response to Covid-19Article

Many Unilever brands form part of South Africans' everyday defence against the coronavirus...

Lauren Hartzenberg 15 Jun 2020

African businesses must predict cashflow during crisis
African businesses must predict cashflow during crisisArticle

The modern world is facing a unique and unprecedented time. Lockdown and social distancing measures have been introduced across the globe, with South Africa implementing some of the strictest regulations.

Lucy Desai 29 May 2020

Respond, restart and re-create to survive the lockdown
Respond, restart and re-create to survive the lockdownArticle

The outbreak of Covid-19 has caused disruption across the globe and has led to two simultaneous crises...

Kavir Bhoola 14 May 2020

How to maintain good corporate governance during uncertain times
How to maintain good corporate governance during uncertain timesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic and emergency measures taken by the South African Government have caused unprecedented business disruption. They have forced companies to respond to new and ever-changing risks and challenges, from employees' health and safety to site closures, supply chain disruptions and decreased demand for many goods and services...

Giles White 16 Apr 2020

Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industry
Covid-19 is a game changer for the private equity industryArticle

South Africa started 2020 on the ropes with economists generally expecting the annual GDP growth to be below 1%...

Nicole Paige, Michael Denenga and Ashford Nyatsumba 2 Apr 2020

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Covid-19: Takeaways for the private equity industryArticle

South Africa started 2020 on the ropes with economists generally expecting the annual GDP growth to be below 1%. This already weak outlook has been exacerbated by the impact of Covid-19 and the consequent curtailment of economic activity...

Nicole Paige, Michael Denenga & Ashford Nyatsumba 27 Mar 2020

New WWF report calls for radical overhaul of our food system
New WWF report calls for radical overhaul of our food systemArticle

A new WWF South Africa report, Agri-Food Systems: Facts and Futures, has called for a fundamental overhaul of our food system which, in its current form, it says, is a threat to the environment and human health...

19 Feb 2019

Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risks
Supply chain glitches: one of the greatest risksArticle

A glitch in a supply chain can cost an organisation up to 10% of its shareholder value, and even put the company out of business. Supply chain disruptions are therefore widely regarded as one of the greatest risks facing manufacturers...

11 Jan 2018

Supply chain risk in sub-Saharan Africa tops the chart
Supply chain risk in sub-Saharan Africa tops the chartArticle

Supply chain risk in sub-Saharan Africa remains the highest in the world and continued to increase during the third quarter of the year...

24 Nov 2016

Better supply chain collaboration, information sharing can drive business profit
Better supply chain collaboration, information sharing can drive business profitArticle

Similar to competing in the Formula 1, businesses in today's ever-changing omni-channel environment need superior skill, agility and collaboration to succeed...

Doug Kimball and Srinivasan Muthusrinivasan 2 Aug 2016

Daniel Jacobs, associate director internal audit at Mazars.
Regular internal audits essential for retailersArticle

According to a recent survey conducted by Mazars during June 2016, across 120 respondents, many retail organisations lack a clear understanding of the purpose of the internal audit function...

22 Jul 2016

Your reputation precedes you
Your reputation precedes youArticle

If you're in any doubt as to the cogency of this statement, just think Volkswagen, Malaysia Airlines, FIFA, SAA, Bill Cosby, Sony, Penny Sparrow, Chris Hart and Nicole de Klerk...

Teresa Settas 24 Feb 2016

GS1 data registry tops 15 million products
GS1 data registry tops 15 million productsArticle

GS1, a neutral, global NPO organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world, has announced its GS1 Global Registry has reached 15 million product items...

16 Feb 2015

Proactively manage supply chains during festive period
Proactively manage supply chains during festive periodArticle

As the festive season approaches, businesses should put an emphasis on proactively managing their supply chains to meet customer demand.

Adam Orlin 20 Nov 2013

SA needs supply chain risk strategy - Orlin
SA needs supply chain risk strategy - OrlinArticle

Foreign-produced goods are increasingly in demand by South African companies. To mitigate the risk of supply chain disruptions, it is critical that local businesses develop a comprehensive importing strategy.

20 Jun 2013

Have your say in international logistics survey
Have your say in international logistics surveyArticle

The global supply chain survey being undertaken by Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) can be completed electronically in 12 minutes and affords South African supply chain and operations professionals the opportunity to participate in global research that is extremely significant for SAPICS and for the local supply chain community. It ends at the end of February 2010.

12 Feb 2010

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