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Why the rand is so weak

16/09/2014 - 13:28

The South African rand has broken past R11.00 to the US dollar, and prospects are not looking good for the currency heading to the last quarter of the year. 

The rand closed at R11.01 on Friday (12 September), ending the week at its lowest point in recent months, following news that the country’s current account deficit widened to 6.2% – larger than the expected 5.5%. On Monday, the currency continued to weaken against the greenback, hitting as high as R11.07 in morning trade.... 

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Wal-Mart spokesperson resigns - USA

16/09/2014 - 13:23

Washington - Wal-Mart’s chief spokesperson David Tovar resigned after the company allegedly found that he had lied about hi...

SABMiller leaps as merger talk follows Heineken ‘no’

16/09/2014 - 13:18

SABMiller’s value on the JSE ballooned by R94bn to R1.08-trillion on Monday after reports suggested it was likely to be at ...

Unilever flags off Sunlight Community Wash campaign - Nigeria

16/09/2014 - 13:13

Unilever Plc is engaging various communities across the country with the Sunlight Community Wash Campaign, promising consumer...

Mobile rich media drives expansion, engagement - USA

16/09/2014 - 13:05

New York - Mobile rich media advertising drives high expansion rates and secondary engagement for retail brands. ...

More jobs but fewer skills

16/09/2014 - 13:00

Johannesburg - The rate of employment creation has increased since 1994 with black people benefiting the most, the presidency...

Fruitree’s new 2L Orange Squash delivers on quality and af...

Fruitree, a popular juice brand in Pioneer Foods’ Groceries Division has introduced a new 2L Orange Squash to their existing range of quality juices. READ MORE

A new generation of precision design

Castle 1895 Draught has just launched with a boldly progressive, contemporary, and innovative bottle and can design that brings to life the brand’s promise of ‘a legacy of taste, progressively crafted for genuine refreshment’. READ MORE

Launch of the Goodnight Drink in South Africa

The Goodnight drink was first launched in 2009 in Slovakia. Once the drink was accepted and generated positive feedback in Slovakia, Goodnight took to make its mark internationally and is currently relieving thousands of people from sleeping disorders and anxiety. READ MORE

Castle Lite adds a dash of lime Flava to the Extra Cold expe...

Johannesburg - Castle Lite has taken the Extra Cold experience to the next level with the announcement of a brand new addition to the family – Castle Lite Lime – a new style of flavoured beer extending their offering to the beer drinking market. It is the original Castle Lite, just unlocked with a dash of lime “Flava”. READ MORE

The High Road has released its 2011 vintages

The High Road, the petite boutique winery located in the vibrant Bosman’s Crossing precinct of Stellenbosch, has just released the 2011 vintages of its elegant Bordeaux-style blends. READ MORE

Two Oceans Shiraz 2014

At the tip of Africa where two oceans collide, extraordinary grape growing conditions exist. Under sunny skies, grapes soak up the summer heat and then the fresh, ocean breeze cools them. This ripens and sweetens the grapes, and inspires Two Oceans to create exceptional wines. READ MORE

Zetes launches new approach to pallet loading control to ens...

Johannesburg – To help its customers avoid costly incorrect shipments and fraudulent claims for damages, Zetes extends its proven solution for logistics execution optimisation, ZetesMedea with a module for READ MORE

SPAR puts children’s needs in the spotlight

SPAR Eastern Cape put the spotlight on children in need at its annual Back to School trade show, at The Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth. READ MORE

Blue Ribbon campaign gives back to schools

Blue Ribbon Bread has donated about R350 000 worth of educational resources to Gauteng schools, which participated in its Packets of Goodness recycling campaign between April and August this year. READ MORE

Double gold for Durbanville Hills’ Chardonnay

Durbanville Hills’ 2013 Chardonnay has taken the coveted Grand d’Or award (double gold) at the 2014 Michelangelo International Wine Awards proving that the wines produced by Durbanville Hills can compete at the highest level. READ MORE

Nederburg sweets soar internationally and at home

Nederburg has come away with three gold outstanding medals and two golds from the 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition in London this year, all for its specialty sweet wines. READ MORE

KWV take home the most medals at IWSC 2014

KWV strengthened its position as South Africa’s leading producer of quality wines and spirits with an impressive haul of medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Results were announced on September 10, at the Wines of the Beautiful South exhibition in London. READ MORE

Fruitree’s new 2L Orange Squash delivers on quality and affordable taste this summerA new generation of precision designLaunch of the Goodnight Drink in South AfricaCastle Lite adds a dash of lime Flava to the Extra Cold experienceThe High Road has released its 2011 vintagesTwo Oceans Shiraz 2014

Fruitree’s new 2L Orange Squash delivers on quality and af...

Fruitree, a popular juice brand in Pioneer Foods’ Groceries Division has introduced a new 2L Orange Squash to their existing range of quality juices. READ MORE

Zetes launches new approach to pallet loading control to ensure 100% accurate shipmentsSPAR puts children’s needs in the spotlightBlue Ribbon campaign gives back to schoolsDouble gold for Durbanville Hills’ ChardonnayNederburg sweets soar internationally and at homeKWV take home the most medals at IWSC 2014

Zetes launches new approach to pallet loading control to ens...

Johannesburg – To help its customers avoid costly incorrect shipments and fraudulent claims for damages, Zetes extends its proven solution for logistics execution optimisation, ZetesMedea with a module for READ MORE

BLOGS

FMCG companies need to re-examine channel roles and structures

Guest blog by Sane Mdlalose, associate consultant at Aperio, a business consulting company focused on accelerating growth of FMCG brands in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. - READ MORE

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