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Adéle’s Mohair near Fish River Mouth has been providing employment for rural communities for over 30 years. Here founder and Agri EC Adéle Cutten (left) and long-time employee Liz Dyakala (right) inspect the team’s new uniforms. (Image: Supplied)
EC farming communities battling unemployment with innovative small businesses

Amid the pared down farming units focused on food security, Agri Eastern Cape members have become innovative in battling the spiralling unemployment rate in their communities

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Naspers records full-year revenue up 3% to $6.1bn

The $3.25bn sale of Polish online auction site Allegro in October and other disposals helped Naspers nearly triple its aftertax profit for the year to end-March

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Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?
Could architainment lure consumers back to shopping centres?

Developers, architects and shopping centres are under increasing pressure, due to the rise of ecommerce, to draw customers back to the physical retail environment

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The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

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Pulse flour spikes in popularity
Pulse flour spikes in popularity

According to research by TMR, an increasing awareness among consumers about the importance of a protein-rich diet has had a positive influence on the growth of the pulse flour market

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China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters

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Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards
Three big wins for Stodels Nurseries at SANA awards

At the recent South African Nursery Association (SANA) awards, Stodels Nurseries achieved a hat trick, winning the coveted Gold Medal for Nick Stodel

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Avian influenza H5N8 outbreak confirmed in SA

An outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 - a strain of avian influenza which is believed to be transmitted by wild migratory birds - has been confirmed in the Villiers area in the Free State

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Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience
Seamless data integration key in differentiating e-commerce customer experience

Online spend is forecasted to grow to over R53bn by 2018 according to the PayPal and Ipsos third annual cross-border commerce report

By Kerry Hope 2 days ago

SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference
SAVA notes a successful 2017 conference

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) recently hosted its 2017 Vinyls SA Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton

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Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app
Checkers Little Shop adds an AR app

Checkers has added a specially developed augmented reality app to its second collection of Little Shop mini products

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Malls should give spaza shops rent-free spaces, Malema says

Township spaza shop owners should either be given shares or space in township malls, which are bankrupting them, EFF leader Julius Malema said

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Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract
Imperial Sasfin Logistics wins Nando's contract

Imperial Sasfin Logistics has been awarded a 4PL (fourth party logistics services) contract to supply Nando's bastings, sauces, spices, marinades and packaging to Nando's restaurants

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South African retailers slacking on customer experience strategy
South African retailers slacking on customer experience strategy

South Africa's struggling retailers are significantly lagging behind other sectors when it comes to appointing customer experience officers

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Add Hope empowers NGOs to make a difference
Add Hope empowers NGOs to make a difference

NGOs are often able to make money donated go much further than people realise due to the partnerships and pricing they have in place

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National Consumer Tribunal members appointed
National Consumer Tribunal members appointed

President Jacob Zuma has appointed members to the National Consumer Tribunal, whose term of office will become effective from 1 July 2017

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Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business
Massmart's Supplier Development Programme helps local manufacturers grow business

Massmart's Supplier Development Programme (SDP) has supported 32 small local manufacturers to gain access to market and form part of the broader Massmart supply chain

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South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods
South African Customer Satisfaction Index shows fondness for fast foods

The Consulta 2016 National South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) reflects that South Africans are fond of fast food

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Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy

By Giulietta Talevi 3 days ago

PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility
PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility

Philip Morris International (PMI) will invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce Heets

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Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

South African designers showcase their wares in Paris
South African designers showcase their wares in Paris

Forty-two South African designers are currently exhibiting their artisanal goods at the renowned BHV/Marais in Paris

22 Jun 2017

Local divas launch Lux We Are More campaign
Local divas launch Lux We Are More campaign

Lira, Nhlanhla Nciza and Moneoa have collaborated with Lux to produce the ‘We Are More' song, launched as part of its new campaign

21 Jun 2017

Storm may brew in rooibos probe
Storm may brew in rooibos probe

Rooibos Limited, which controls 70% of the global rooibos tea market, could face class action by other local processors if it is found guilty of abusing its market dominance, says Nick Altini, a competition lawyer with Baker McKenzie.

21 Jun 2017

How retailers can use social CRM to create meaningful engagement
How retailers can use social CRM to create meaningful engagement

At the dawn of the first Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) software programmes in the 1970s, retailers relied on customer information collected by sales representatives

By Bradley Elliott 21 Jun 2017

Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance
Rooibos charged with abuse of dominance

Rooibos Limited, which describes itself as the "preferred supplier" of rooibos tea, has been charged with abuse of dominance by the Competition Commission and faces an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover

21 Jun 2017

Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins
Rebosis chief opts to hand over reins

Sisa Ngebulana, founder of Rebosis - the first black-run, managed and controlled fund to list in SA - will be stepping down as CEO with effect from September 30

By Colleen Goko 21 Jun 2017

Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries
Last call for Retail, Design and Development Awards entries

There is still time to enter the Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA), hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres

21 Jun 2017

Trends in tea packaging: Bosch Packaging Technology
Trends in tea packaging: Bosch Packaging Technology

For the tea industry, estimated in 2016 to be worth some €35 billion, a packaging supplier should understand exactly what tea producers need

21 Jun 2017

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