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Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drillingArticle

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

The new iProspect Future Focus Report explores the intersection of consumer attention, commerce and data
The new iProspect Future Focus Report explores the intersection of consumer attention, commerce and dataArticle

iProspect recently launched Future Focus 2021: Brands Accelerated as the essential read for conscientious marketers seeking to explore and exploit the latest consumer and industry advancements for brand growth...

Issued by Dentsu 15 Apr 2021

African businessman making waves in the international petroleum industry
African businessman making waves in the international petroleum industryArticle

Malvin Chiwanga is a Zimbabwean-born entrepreneur and businessman based in the United Kingdom, who is making waves in the energy sector at an international scale...

Issued by TR Brand Communications & Events 1 Apr 2021

Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company
Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding companyArticle

Exeo Capital has announced an investment into Maia Group, a holding company focused on consumer health businesses including Wellness Warehouse and True Health Holdings...

25 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

Basa Debut Programme 2021
Basa Debut Programme 2021Article

Basa's Debut Programme aims to ensure a systematic approach to mentoring its artists and enables full-scale access to relevant information and networks to help them build the resources they need...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 24 Mar 2021

'Future-ready' organisations are leveraging digital to operate faster, smarter
'Future-ready' organisations are leveraging digital to operate faster, smarterArticle

The pandemic-driven acceleration of digital adoption and the resulting new agile ways of operating could unlock $5.4trn in profitable growth if applied broadly...

19 Mar 2021

Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solution
Growing water crisis needs a collaborative solutionArticle

In just the last five years South Africa has faced two of the biggest challenges imaginable. We are in the midst of a once-in-a-century pandemic and...

Michael Franze 19 Mar 2021

Banks as custodians of cryptocurrencies
Banks as custodians of cryptocurrenciesArticle

As cryptocurrencies becomes a mainstream asset class and blockchain technology gains adoption across industries, banking groups will increasingly take on the role of custodians for this growing segment of the market...

Masha Maharaj, 18 Mar 2021

PayFast records 412% growth in QR code payments
PayFast records 412% growth in QR code paymentsArticle

One year since the country entered level five of the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown on 26 March, digital payments have become the norm for convenient and safe transactions...

17 Mar 2021

Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage business
Cascade Holdings, SA's new multi-dimensional bar and beverage businessArticle

Cascade Holdings is a new full-service bar and beverage business aiming to provide solutions that will "disrupt" the local liquor and entertainment industries...

17 Mar 2021

Pick n Pay caps gross profit margin for ginger and garlic
Pick n Pay caps gross profit margin for ginger and garlicArticle

The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement with Pick n Pay confirms that the retailer has capped its gross profit margin for ginger and garlic...

15 Mar 2021

Mr Price Group to buy Yuppiechef
Mr Price Group to buy YuppiechefArticle

Mr Price has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of privately-owned homeware retailer Yuppiechef...

15 Mar 2021

How to establish your brand in townships
How to establish your brand in townshipsArticle

A great way to grow your brand presence in the informal sector is to brand spaza shops. It helps create emotional connections with the spaza owners and community...

Issued by MegaVision Media 10 Mar 2021

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Massmart planning to sell Cambridge Food, Rhino and MassfreshArticle

Massmart plans to sell the Cambridge Food, Rhino and Massfresh chains in a bid to "reduce exposure to non-core assets"...

8 Mar 2021

How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SA
How SpaceMatch is simplifying retail rentals in SAArticle

The online platform allows retail landlords to list their available space for potential tenants to easily view and secure for rental...

Lauren Hartzenberg 1 Mar 2021

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Masscash stores sale to Black-owned Devland saves 640 jobsArticle

A merger between Devland Cash and Carry and Massmart-controlled Masscash will save at least 640 jobs...

23 Feb 2021

True cost of labour... and minimum wage non-compliance
True cost of labour... and minimum wage non-complianceArticle

Rui Lopes, managing director at Lopes Attorneys, discusses the impact of the revised National Minimum Wage Act and its potential impact on employers...

Rui Lopes 22 Feb 2021

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Massmart plans further store closures, flags wider net loss this yearArticle

South African retailer Massmart said on Friday it was planning further store closures and flagged a deeper full-year net loss of more than R1.7bn after curbs related to the Covid-19 pandemic hammered sales...

22 Feb 2021

Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our future
Decades of disruption - technologies set to change our futureArticle

It's safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they've brought and the changes they've wrought...

Howard Plaatjes 19 Feb 2021

South Africa's Dis-Chem sales rise on preventative healthcare demand
South Africa's Dis-Chem sales rise on preventative healthcare demandArticle

South Africa's Dis-Chem Pharmacies said on Wednesday group revenue rose 12.1% for a 22-week period to 2 February, boosted by consumer demand for preventative medicine...

17 Feb 2021

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SATI, WCDoA partnership to increase table grape exports to ChinaArticle

The aim of the partnership is to increase exports of Western Cape agricultural produce by 5% over the next five years...

15 Feb 2021

Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhage
Magazines ABC Q4 2020: Categories continue to haemorrhageArticle

The attrition in the magazine category continues in the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q4 with many sectors losing members as the sector battles with resignations, discontinuations and terminations...

Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2021

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New 5G backhaul economyArticle

As we navigate our way through the Covid-19 pandemic, we are finding that economic and social survival is tied to the ability to work and play at a distance...

Marcel Fouché 11 Feb 2021

SkillsTown SA, eDEAF partnership makes professional learning available to all
SkillsTown SA, eDEAF partnership makes professional learning available to allArticle

Professional learning platform SkillsTown South Africa has signed eDeaf as their first customer, forming a partnership that aims to break down the culture barriers between the hearing and Deaf community...

10 Feb 2021

National Minimum Wage increased to R21.69 per hour
National Minimum Wage increased to R21.69 per hourArticle

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase to R21.69 per hour from 1 March...

10 Feb 2021

South Africa's airlines look to local travellers for support
South Africa's airlines look to local travellers for supportArticle

The travel industry is in dire straits the world around after almost a year of strict travel restrictions that has seen casualties across the board. Now, SA airlines are turning inward to try and save their businesses by sweetening the deal for local travellers...

Issued by SA Airlines 9 Feb 2021

Skynamo acquires mSellerNew account

8 Feb 2021

5 reasons why a B2B e-commerce solution is fundamental
5 reasons why a B2B e-commerce solution is fundamentalArticle

The global pandemic forced many businesses to change. Companies and employees who had resisted digital innovation suddenly had no choice...

Andre Adendorff 8 Feb 2021

SiteMinder reveals SA's Top 12 hotel booking channels in 2020
SiteMinder reveals SA's Top 12 hotel booking channels in 2020Article

Hotel industry guest acquisition platform, SiteMinder has unveiled the lists of distribution channels that brought the greatest booking revenue to hotels in 2020 and those since the global hotel booking reset began in April...

2 Feb 2021

How to deepen customer connection using data
How to deepen customer connection using dataArticle

Companies have seen the surge in data, especially since Covid-19 with demand for tools like Zoom and Teams. Data is the new currency and mobile engagement gets you more wallet share...

Valde Ferradaz 20 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bold year for beverages
#BizTrends2021: A bold year for beveragesArticle

From fermenting pineapples for a home brew, to whipping up non-alcoholic versions of their favourite cocktails, consumers have opened themselves up to new taste experiences...

Alex Glenday 18 Jan 2021

Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in Gauteng
Buy local 'Home Sweet Home' campaign launched in GautengArticle

The SA Canegrowers' Association has announced the arrival of its 'Home Sweet Home' campaign in Gauteng. The campaign, launched in KwaZulu Natal last month, encourages South Africans to buy local sugar products in order to help safeguard the one million livelihoods the industry supports...

7 Jan 2021

Price of fuel set for steep increase
Price of fuel set for steep increaseArticle

In a statement on Monday, 4 January 2021, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said the price of 93 (ULP and LRP) will go up by 43 cents, while that of 95 (ULP and LRP) will increase by 40 cents...

4 Jan 2021

Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the future
Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the futureArticle

One of the world's largest battery storage projects will be built on the banks of the River Thames in Essex, after the UK government recently granted permission...

Andrew Cruden 28 Dec 2020

Experian BDI improves sharply in Q3 2020 following heavily depressed Q2
Experian BDI improves sharply in Q3 2020 following heavily depressed Q2Article

Experian South Africa recently released its quarterly Business Default Index (BDI) for Q3 2020, reflecting a sharp improvement from its extremely depressed level of -3.728 in Q2, to -1.402 in Q3...

24 Dec 2020

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Something fishy with the beach closuresArticle

On the surface, it makes little sense to prevent people from enjoying the open air along the hundreds of kilometres of beaches, and in doing so, force them to shopping centres, restaurants and other indoor venues...

Howard Feldman 17 Dec 2020

First refinancing transaction for Bokpoort CSP concluded with R5bn deal
First refinancing transaction for Bokpoort CSP concluded with R5bn dealArticle

Located in the Northern Cape, the ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant has achieved refinancing in a R5bn deal with its project financiers, led by Investec Bank...

17 Dec 2020

Why managed media is the cornerstone of in-store brand communication
Why managed media is the cornerstone of in-store brand communicationArticle

For brands, this is the best alternative value investment in a retail and wholesale store because it is the most secure and regulated means of carrying out FMCG branding mandates in a much more affordable and longer lasting way...

Issued by MegaVision Media 9 Dec 2020

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

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Sugar masterplan signing welcomed by industry stakeholdersArticle

The sustainability of the industry has been under threat over recent years due to a confluence of simultaneous factors including the weak protection against cheap imports, unprecedented droughts, plunging world sugar prices and a major drop in local demand for sugar...

20 Nov 2020

ProfitShare Partners' #GetSAWorking efforts show superb results
ProfitShare Partners' #GetSAWorking efforts show superb resultsArticle

ProfitShare Partners, the fintech disruptor and force behind the year-long campaign with radio partner Hot 91.9FM to #GetSAWorking, has already boosted businesses with over R43m - "and there's more where that came from", says founder and CEO Andrew Maren...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 17 Nov 2020

Industrial property is a shining light in a gloomy property market
Industrial property is a shining light in a gloomy property marketArticle

Covid-19 has accelerated the growth of online retailing, hamstrung the hospitality sector and thrown the future of the office into question - none of which has been good news for commercial property owners...

Rael Levitt 12 Nov 2020

Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categories
Magazines ABC Q3 2020: No good news in magazine categoriesArticle

As with Q2 of 2020, the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) Q3 results do not hold much good news in the magazine category as the effects of the discontinuation of several titles continue to be felt. As with Q2, many titles also did not submit data for this period...

Danette Breitenbach 9 Nov 2020

US opens new ports to South African citrus exports
US opens new ports to South African citrus exportsArticle

The United States government has announced the opening up of several new ports for the import for citrus products from South Africa, further facilitating two-way trade with South Africa...

9 Nov 2020

Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoption
Standard Bank records surge in digital payments adoptionArticle

Consumers shied away from cash and gravitated towards digital payment solutions during the national lockdown, according to statistics from Standard Bank's card division...

4 Nov 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Internet or Splinternet - it's up to us to decide
#PulpNonFiction: Internet or Splinternet - it's up to us to decideArticle

This week, Bronwyn Williams goes back in time to read Tim Berners-Lee's Weaving the Web: The Past Present and Future of the World Wide Web by its Inventor...

Bronwyn Williams 30 Oct 2020

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