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Entyce Beverages
Entyce Beverages combines the strengths of well known and much loved South African tea, coffee and creamer beverage brands with top quality short-life fruit juice brands. Read more
Security in the age of digital transformation

The quickening pace of change in business today is forcing companies to transform themselves digitally, in new and innovative ways. It is requiring them to shake off traditional, legacy-based approaches to IT, and think more like those new-age competitors that were ‘born digital’. The name of the game is to digitise and transform business processes – embracing new ways of connecting with customers, partners, and others in the value chain. However, by doing this, organisations are also faced with new complexities from a security perspective.

In listed companies, studies have shown that data leaks and security breaches have a clear relationship to share price. Once all other variables have been controlled for, research indicates that organisations typically see a 10% mark-down in their share price, even eight months after the security breach occurred.

Therefore, security perceptions have a direct impact on shareholder returns. This reality often causes CIOs to take the most conservative approach possible – looking to lock-down, protect, and prevent incidents with strong firewalls and policy-driven approaches to security. But in the new digital economy – where ecosystem-based networks and the world of APIs means deeper integration into partners, suppliers and customers – the ‘prevention’ approach is simply not always possible. We advocate a more pragmatic approach to security: that of detection and quick response, rather than an attempt at prevention. Data is now hosted in new ways, exposed to external parties in new ways, and extended to users via new devices, often mobile.

Traditionally, staff inside the organisation were protected by, but also restricted by, firewalls and strong-arm IT policies. To compete in a changing environment, the emphasis needs to shift towards empowering staff to take ownership of security, by giving them the knowledge and tools to make the right decisions. With this change in mind-set, organisations unlock opportunities to find these “white spaces” of business possibility – new efficiencies, new markets, and new relationships. In being able to work with and share data more easily, they can collaborate, find solutions, find new opportunities, and get closer to customers.

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It’s Crunch time

Dust off your sugar bowls. Shine your silver sugar spoons. Now toss out your sugar.
Living a healthier lifestyle is a breeze as new dairy alternative launches in SA

Almond Breeze, a great tasting and all-natural alternative to milk made from almonds, gives the market a shake up this month as it launches in South Africa.
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Edcon sales fall as credit purchases continue slide

Edcon Holdings, South Africa’s largest clothing retailer, said first-quarter sales slowed as falling credit purchases weighed on trading.
Eskom makes a large profit

Under pressure power utility, Eskom has reported a surprisingly large profit for the year ended March 2015.


All Joy in plastic deal

All Joy Foods' controlling shareholder, Eastern Trading has bought Winplas so it can add to its packaging capacity.
Biggest Agra shop now open – Namibia

Agra Retail opened the doors of its biggest branch ever at the Agra Hyper centre in Windhoek’s Lafrenz Industrial area.

Nicolene Di Bartolo

Nicolene Di Bartolo develops and delivers strategic recruitment solutions that are innovative, robust and effective. Our executive search and management appointment services are trusted by leading employers, both locally and internationally.
Strategy Recruitment Marketing

Strategy Recruitment Marketing, tailor-made alternative recruitment solutions, the latest recruitment practices and technology, cost-effective impactful results.
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Combining unlikely forces

Checkers has teamed up ambassador Nataniël with YouTube sensation Suzelle, famous for her outlandish Suzelle DIY internet videos in their latest advertising campaign.
Digital Trends: Understanding and Targeting the Always On Consumer

People all over the world are living digitally - at work, at home, and everywhere in between. The division between the digital and physical worlds is becoming increasingly blurry.
Simba Sisonkeness reigniting the exciting times of radio theatre

There was a time when families and communities would gather around a radio to share in the intrigue and suspense of the many radio dramas lighting up the airwaves.
The World Retail Congress announces Hall of Fame Inductees

The World Retail Congress is delighted to announce the 2015 inductees into the World Retail Hall of Fame, which for the first time include retailers from Africa and South America.
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Do It Corporation Roll Form Carry Handles

Do-It® Carry Handles are a great way to make it easy for customers to carry larger bagged or multi-packed items.
'There's Perfect Touch for that' TVC 2

“This presented Perfect Touch with the opportunity to stand-out with a unique and interesting creative treatment and message.”

Labels that say it all

Faced with more product choice and a plethora of information on health and environmental issues, most of today’s consumers want to know how products are made and what they contain.
New PackMark hub in Mpumalanga

At Pyrotec PackMark, we believe that the provision of excellent coding and labelling equipment should be backed by an exceptional standard of service and support.
South Africa’s supply chains face a looming crisis, warns CIPS

South Africa faces a looming supply chain crisis, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).
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Amarula gives lamb a roast

Foodie favourite Claire Allen has gone from trad to rad in one simple, super-smart step, giving a new spin to Sunday roast.
Drostdy-Hof Pinotage adds fabulous flavour to oxtail potjie

If you are looking for a well-rounded red wine to accompany your next potjie then look no further than Drostdy-Hof's Pinotage.

Pick n Pay School Club Celebrates International Day of Friendship with Hero Awards

Since 2003, Pick n Pay School Club has devoted its time searching for young heroes in primary schools across South Africa through its Hero Awards initiative.
Western Province aims to inspire South Africa to do #ActsofWarmth

After a period of two months during which several local role models joined in acts of kindness and handed out more than 13 000 items to charities around the country in the Shoprite and Checkers supermarket chains’ inspiring #ActsofWarmth winter campaign, Western Province Rugby did their bit to inspire South Africa for one more time before the final whistle blows on the campaign!

Employer Branding South Africa Masterclass 2015
July, August, September
Cape Town, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal
South Africa
Book now to tap into the best Africa media insights
23 – 26 August 2015
Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Dar es Salaam
Contract Packaging Association Brings Insight to Innovation Stage
28 – 30 September 2015
Las Vegas Nevada United States of America
Top SA business and franchise expo rebranded
10 – 13 September 2015
South Africa
World-class livestock showcase presented at Sandringham
15 – 17 October 2015
Sandringham Stellenbosch South Africa
Fastmoving provides online data support and marketing services to FMCG brands and businesses operating in the retail sector. Our inventory management service is a central repository where FMCG brands can store and share hi-res pack shots and essential product information with suppliers for each SKU, on-demand, including barcodes, product endorsements, nutritional values, ingredients and allergens.

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Tina Baney
National Sales/ Account Manager

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Roslyn Humphreys

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