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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

What are the top upholstery options for pet owners?
What are the top upholstery options for pet owners?Article

Even if you have the best of intentions, pets have a way of breaking the careful rules you lay out for them. Plenty of dog and cat owners who swore they'd never allow animals on the couch have reluctantly given up their favourite spots for four-legged friends...

Issued by Leather Gallery 26 Mar 2021

Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market access
Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market accessArticle

The expected increase in agricultural output will require export markets, as South Africa's agricultural sector is export-orientated...

25 Mar 2021

South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export markets
South African government should focus on expansion of agricultural export marketsArticle

The increase in domestic agricultural output in the recent past and planned expansion in various subsectors in the coming years means that South African policymakers should focus on creating new opportunities in the export market...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Mar 2021

Regent Business School pays tribute to healthcare workers with limited study offer
Regent Business School pays tribute to healthcare workers with limited study offerArticle

In the run up to World Health Day on 7 April 2021, Regent Business School has halved the cost of its Higher Certificate in Healthcare Services Management...

Issued by Regent Business School 17 Mar 2021

12 of the biggest African series and films on Showmax
12 of the biggest African series and films on ShowmaxArticle

Showmax has some exciting African films and series for you to catch up on.

5 Mar 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturingArticle

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

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South Africa's food security conditionsArticle

Increased unemployment, increased crime and land reform discussions among other critical factors, must be closely monitored to maintain South Africa's food security...

Wandile Sihlobo 19 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: 2021 is set to be a promising year for the fashionably forward
#BizTrends2021: 2021 is set to be a promising year for the fashionably forwardArticle

From large florals to '50s inspired headscarves, fashionistas globally are getting ready to kiss their WFH ensembles goodbye, despite many countries forcing their citizens back indoors to help curb the spread of the dreaded coronavirus. Here are a few trends the stylish can look forward to in the year to come...

Rob Noble 18 Jan 2021

Appointments to strengthen the NPA
Appointments to strengthen the NPAArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has made four senior appointments in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)...

15 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewear
#BizTrends2021: Covid and the evolution of loungewearArticle

Our current homebound reality will continue to influence purchasing decisions. The demand for indoor fitness, remote working, and therefore comfortable yet stylish attire, presents an opportunity for fashion businesses...

Nicola Cooper 13 Jan 2021

Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashion
Following a t-shirt from cotton field to landfill shows the true cost of fast fashionArticle

With many shops closed due to pandemic restrictions, Black Friday 2020 might have looked different from the frantic buying sprees of years past. But one thing remained the same: the relentless pace of fast fashion...

17 Dec 2020

Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020. GettyImages
Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriouslyArticle

A blast at an Engen oil refinery recently rocked the community of Durban South, an industrial basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Several employees and community members were treated for smoke inhalation...

Nontobeko Mtshali 11 Dec 2020

Top fashionistas and celebs reveal their wardrobe secrets in a sparkling new YouTube series, Skip Power of 5
Top fashionistas and celebs reveal their wardrobe secrets in a sparkling new YouTube series, Skip Power of 5Article

Throw in a top fashionista's tips for what to wear this season and the insider track on how one rising blogger has become a fashion disruptor: Welcome to Skip Power of 5, a sparkling new YouTube show that explores how the story of our lives is wrapped up in the clothes we wear...

Issued by OnPoint PR 27 Nov 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners list
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 winners listArticle

The Sustainable Fashion Awards celebrate South African designers, retailers and personalities leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices in the fashion industry...

23 Nov 2020

Paragon completes 1 Park Lane multi-company fit-out
Paragon completes 1 Park Lane multi-company fit-outArticle

The challenges of a multi-company building fit-out entail meeting the requirements of different clients, each with their own branding and aesthetics...

17 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

Boost legal research skills with self-paced online course
Boost legal research skills with self-paced online courseArticle

The ability to conduct legal research is essential for legal professionals. However, the most basic step of identifying the leading case governing the issues in question is complicated by the various online research offerings...

Issued by LexisNexis 12 Nov 2020

Hyde Park's new furniture and decor showroom salutes SA design
Hyde Park's new furniture and decor showroom salutes SA designArticle

Hyde Park Corner is now home to a 'dreamhouse' of South African design thanks to local co-operative Always Welcome...

30 Oct 2020

Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announced
Twyg Sustainable Fashion Awards 2020 finalists announcedArticle

Twyg has announced the finalists of its Sustainable Fashion Awards for 2020. The annual awards celebrate SA designers leading sustainable, ethical, circular and regenerative practices...

29 Oct 2020

'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seems
'Plastic-free' fashion is not as clean or green as it seemsArticle

The fashion industry has seen a rise in "green", "eco" and "sustainable" clothing. This includes an increase in the use of natural fibres, such as wool, hemp, and cotton...

Thomas Stanton and Kieran Phelan 22 Oct 2020

The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEs
The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEsArticle

One of the great challenges of the 21st Century is the need to reduce poverty levels and economic inequality globally...

Soromfe Uzomah 16 Oct 2020

Look local for sustainable fashion
Look local for sustainable fashionArticle

With a third of the population unemployed and consumers trying to cut back on expenses, are local brands making sustainable fashion accessible...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 15 Oct 2020

Creativity on the march across the retail landscape
Creativity on the march across the retail landscapeArticle

Creativity is on the march across the retail landscape as sector players get to grips with shifting consumer values and influences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Sep 2020

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Beyond the hype: How brands can take concrete steps to support the Black communityArticle

Ali Diallo, founder at United Global Alliance (or United), an American impact group and technology venture studio comments on the civil unrest in the US and lists concrete steps how American brands can show support to the Black community...

Ali Diallo 14 Aug 2020

Young South Africans are shut out from work: they need a chance to get digital skills
Young South Africans are shut out from work: they need a chance to get digital skillsArticle

Most young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa continue to be denied access to information and communications technology because of poor infrastructure and the digital divide...

Walter Matli 13 Aug 2020

PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA design
PnP Clothing's new collaborative partnership celebrates SA designArticle

Pick n Pay Clothing is launching limited ranges of exclusive collections in collaboration with promising young South African designers...

11 Aug 2020

Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it sounds
Antibacterial activewear? The claim is just as absurd as it soundsArticle

Lorna Jane recently launched an "antiviral" line of activewear, called "LJ Shield", generating significant backlash from medical professionals...

Catherine Burke 20 Jul 2020

Russian soldiers march during a Victory Day parade. The country makes guns and armoury as its main beneficiation output. Photo by Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images
South Africa would gain from co-operation among Brics countries on beneficiationArticle

South Africa needs a sounder mineral beneficiation policy to tackle the challenges the country faces, particularly rising unemployment. Its beneficiation policy is not very demanding and isn't pursued with any vigour...

Byelongo Elisée Isheloke 17 Jul 2020

Unprecedented times for tax revenue collection
Unprecedented times for tax revenue collectionArticle

In February 2020, when Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, tabled his 2020 Budget Speech, he projected that the budget deficit would be R370bn for 2020/21...

Sharon Smulders 24 Jun 2020

Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textiles
Puma biodesign project explores sustainable ways to produce and dye textilesArticle

Puma's exploration of sustainable alternatives for producing and dyeing textiles continues in its latest biodesign project Design to Fade...

22 Jun 2020

Considering human distancing - how to comply and why
Considering human distancing - how to comply and whyArticle

Landlords and business owners are facing new uncertainties everyday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Chief among these anxieties is how they are required to adapt interiors and buildings to comply with new international regulations...

Raghmah Solomon 12 Jun 2020

Community and collaboration: How Regent Business School ensures uninterrupted learning during the lockdown
Community and collaboration: How Regent Business School ensures uninterrupted learning during the lockdownArticle

As a result of strategic collaborations, digital innovation and a community-focused ethos, Regent Business School offers students a comprehensive digitally-supported online learning platform, with data-free access to key learning portals for students using MTN and Cell C simcards...

Issued by Regent Business School 8 Jun 2020

#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable production
#LockdownLessons: A pause to reflect on sustainable productionArticle

Sitting Pretty is a conscious fashion brand designed and manufactured in Cape Town...

Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2020

Woolies winter wear incorporates textiles made from recycled PET bottles
Woolies winter wear incorporates textiles made from recycled PET bottlesArticle

Woolworths has diverted over a million 500ml PET bottles from waste streams and recycled them into polyester materials to be used in some of the retailer's 2020 winter fashion ranges...

3 Jun 2020

Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the country
Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the countryArticle

The Adopt-a-School Foundation continues to work hard at improving education in South Africa. In May 2020, the foundation entered into an exciting partnership with ChairClub to provide school chairs in a 'Buy One, Get One' campaign...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 26 May 2020

TradeBRICS offers "Sustainability Vouchers" to help businesses
TradeBRICS offers "Sustainability Vouchers" to help businessesArticle

TradeBRICS has pledged R1 million in "Sustainability Vouchers" to businesses affected by Covid-19...

15 May 2020

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chainsArticle

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask production
AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask productionArticle

To ensure that local fashion businesses continue to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, African Fashion International (AFI) has partnered with local designers in the production of facemasks...

4 May 2020

Izak Odendaal, investment strategist, Old Mutual Wealth
The case for IMF funding is not clear cutArticle

The announcement by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni that the South African government is considering approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance amid the Covid19 pandemic has drawn quite a bit of criticism...

Izak Odendaal 16 Apr 2020

HKLM breathes life into Karingani - a visionary new brand in African conservation
HKLM breathes life into Karingani - a visionary new brand in African conservationArticle

Karingani is a piece of iconic Mozambican wilderness. HKLM was tasked with conceptualising the Karingani brand so this exceptional new destination could be introduced to the rest of the world...

Issued by HKLM 15 Apr 2020

SA business school mobilises digital innovation to help fight Covid-19
SA business school mobilises digital innovation to help fight Covid-19Article

Regent Business School, a member of Honoris United Universities, has heeded the SOS call from healthcare professionals fighting Covid-19 across South Africa for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)...

Issued by Regent Business School 9 Apr 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashionArticle

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

5 display trends seen at EuroShop 2020
5 display trends seen at EuroShop 2020Article

South African exhibition, events and display specialist, Scan Display, sent a team to exhibit at EuroShop this year. This year, Scan Display identified the following five key trends at the show...

Issued by Scan Display 10 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry
#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industryArticle

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

Angie White 28 Feb 2020

5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry
5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industryArticle

One of the greatest challenges faced by the textiles and fashion industry is to make itself more sustainable, not just in terms of economic and labour force issues but in the face of ecological necessity...

Chetna Prajapati 27 Feb 2020

Minister Mboweni's game-plan under scrutiny in pre-budget discussion
Minister Mboweni's game-plan under scrutiny in pre-budget discussionArticle

Some of South Africa's finest analytical minds joined Regent Business School in Johannesburg to share their thoughts on how Finance Minister Tito Mboweni plans to weather the socio-economic storm in his Budget Speech to Parliament...

Issued by Regent Business School 21 Feb 2020

New university to advance tech innovation in SA
New university to advance tech innovation in SAArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on the establishment of a new University of Science and Innovation...

20 Feb 2020

RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nominees
RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nomineesArticle

RapidLion, the South African International Film Festival, has announced the nominees for the 2020 RapidLion Awards...

19 Feb 2020

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