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Temporary employment services offer a dynamic staffing solution to help the retail sector cater for the seasonal peak

Temporary employment services offer a dynamic staffing solution to help the retail sector cater for the seasonal peak

10/10/2019 - 14:56
As we head into the final stretch of the year it is time to start gearing up for the added demands of the summer season. From factories and warehouses to retail outlets, the entire retail chain is under added pressure during this seasonal time of high demand. Temporary employment services (TES) can help all areas of the retail sector to cater to this peak with additional and flexi staff exactly when and where they are needed, with the right skills for the job, and none of the administrative headache of hiring permanent or contract staff.  read more
How to attract and retain the best employees

How to attract and retain the best employees

24/09/2019 - 12:54
Finding the right employee can be a time-consuming process – especially when you’re looking to hire the best candidate for the job. But there are simple steps one can take to find employees who are best suited for your culture and the future success of your business.  read more
Rooibos tea deal changes rural community's fortunes

Rooibos tea deal changes rural community's fortunes

24/09/2019 - 10:47
A small rural community is set to supply the Spar Group with South Africa's legendary rooibos tea. read more
Clover's R4.7bn deal gets Competition Commission nod

Clover's R4.7bn deal gets Competition Commission nod

22/07/2019 - 10:12
The Competition Commission has approved, with conditions, the R4.8bn sale of branded foods and beverages group Clover Industries to a consortium led by Tel Aviv-based Central Bottling Company, Clover said on Friday. read more
Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

Pick n Pay focuses on 15,000 jobs and 4 new initiatives

31/07/2018 - 08:32
While South Africa is not over the worst yet, the country is heading in a distinctly more optimistic direction, says Pick n Pay chairman Gareth Ackerman, speaking at the company’s AGM on Monday (30 July). read more
 Why agriculture is vital for SA's economic future

Why agriculture is vital for SA's economic future

12/07/2016 - 14:37
Pretoria- Countries that tax agricultural sectors are normally poor. Countries which subsidise the agricultural sector are normally rich.  read more
SA workers keen to switch jobs for better pay - survey

SA workers keen to switch jobs for better pay - survey

11/07/2016 - 15:41
Cape Town - The urge to move to greener pastures in search of a higher salary and more promising career prospects is rife among South Africa's increasingly restless workforce, a survey has shown.  read more
SA’s informal sector sheds 65,000 jobs between 2008 and 2014

SA’s informal sector sheds 65,000 jobs between 2008 and 2014

06/02/2015 - 10:45
SA’s informal sector, which mostly employs the unskilled and those with little education, shed jobs between 2008 and last year while the formal sector added jobs, Statistics SA said in a labour report on Tuesday. read more
More jobs but fewer skills

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 said on Monday. read more
SA formal employment rises

SA formal employment rises

25/06/2014 - 12:09
Year-on-year employment in South Africa increased by 42,000 between March 2013 and March 2014, new data showed on Tuesday. read more
Wal-Mart former chief retiring from board

Wal-Mart former chief retiring from board

25/04/2014 - 12:11
Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.has announced that its former president and CEO Lee Scott will not seek re-election to the company’s board of directors. read more
Hangala Group sets sights on new commercial and retail investment, Namibia

Hangala Group sets sights on new commercial and retail investment, Namibia

23/04/2014 - 11:29
With a mixed residential property valued at approximately N$60 million, the Hangala Group has set its sights on Otavi. The property will consist of general residential erven, a retail centre, a private hospital, a filling station, business and light industrial parks in conjunction with the Namibia Development Corporation, aimed at housing carpenters, plumbers and electricians, to mention but a few. read more
China shoe strike spreads

China shoe strike spreads

23/04/2014 - 11:14
Shanghai - One of China's biggest strikes in years stretched into a second week on Monday and spread from a huge shoe production complex in southern Guangdong province to a facility owned by the same company in the neighbouring Jiangxi province.  read more
SABMiller SA to cut 1 400 jobs

SABMiller SA to cut 1 400 jobs

15/04/2014 - 09:04
Johannesburg - A spokesperson for the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) says it has called an urgent meeting after hearing that SABMiller is considering cutting 1 400 jobs. read more
Kroger senior VP to retire

Kroger senior VP to retire

09/04/2014 - 08:36
Cincinnati -- The Kroger Co. announced that senior VP Robert "Pete" Williams plans to retire in May after 37 years with the company. read more
Walmart names president of health and wellness

Walmart names president of health and wellness

04/04/2014 - 09:34
Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart named Labeed Diab senior VP and president health and wellness, filling a position previously held by Dr. John Agwunobi, who has left the company. read more
13 new investors get EPZA nod, Tanzania

13 new investors get EPZA nod, Tanzania

02/04/2014 - 13:49
Dar es Salaam. A total of 13 new investors have been issued with licences by the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA). read more
Beer prices increase, Zambia

Beer prices increase, Zambia

31/03/2014 - 09:16
Zambian Breweries (ZB) Plc has increased prices of clear beer and other alcoholic beverages with effect from last week.  read more
UK: Morrisons suffers payroll data theft

UK: Morrisons suffers payroll data theft

17/03/2014 - 08:21
London - Morrison, Britain's No. 4 grocer, suffered a major theft of data from its staff payroll system, including bank account details, on the same day it issued a huge profit warning, it said on Friday. read more
Zambian Breweries to invest $35.2m in MFEZ malting plant

Zambian Breweries to invest $35.2m in MFEZ malting plant

12/03/2014 - 11:18
Zambian Breweries Plc has signed a lease agreement with the Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone (MFEZ) Limited for the construction of a US$35.2 million malting plant. read more
Distell pays out to BEE shareholders

Distell pays out to BEE shareholders

12/03/2014 - 08:02
Stellenbosch - Distell has paid out in excess of R600m after tax to about 4 000 employees as part of the company’s employee share ownership plan (Esop), the company said on Monday. read more
Target CIO resigns; chain to overhaul info security

Target CIO resigns; chain to overhaul info security

06/03/2014 - 14:37
New York -- Target Corp.’s chief information office, Beth Jacob, is resigning, effective Wednesday, as the retailer continues to deal with the fallout from its widespread data breach. The resignation came as Target said it is overhauling its information security practices. read more
Kenyan retailer, Tuskys, locks horns with its workers again

Kenyan retailer, Tuskys, locks horns with its workers again

25/02/2014 - 10:07
Staff at supermarket chain Tuskys are likely to stage a second major strike after the management reportedly sacked over 100 employees citing "redundancy," union officials told the Star.  read more
Fishing rights appeal deadline looms

Fishing rights appeal deadline looms

12/02/2014 - 08:52
Cape Town - The deadline for appeals by the public in the long-term fishing rights allocation process is next Friday, the fisheries department said.  read more
SA's factory output up 2.5%

SA's factory output up 2.5%

12/02/2014 - 08:40
Johannesburg - South Africa's manufacturing output rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in volume terms in December after a 0.3 percent increase in November, Statistics South Africa has said. read more
New BEE codes “not just about ticking boxes”

New BEE codes “not just about ticking boxes”

11/02/2014 - 10:13
A lack of understanding of how the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice will practically be implemented and measured within smaller companies is holding them back in their compliance efforts. read more
Investor to build Madiba Mall in Kenya

Investor to build Madiba Mall in Kenya

06/02/2014 - 00:08
Investor Githinji Kinyanjui, launched the construction of a Sh700 million shopping mall in Nyeri town. The ceremony was attended by senior government officials and all Nyeri county MPs.  read more
Report: RadioShack to close about 500 stores, U.S.

Report: RadioShack to close about 500 stores, U.S.

05/02/2014 - 07:56
New York -- RadioShack Corp. will close about 500 stores within months as part of its ongoing restructuring, the Wall Street Journal has reported.The retailer, which is due to report results for the fourth quarter later this month, has about 4,500 locations.  read more
Dangote decries low investment flow to Africa

Dangote decries low investment flow to Africa

04/02/2014 - 09:21
President and Chief Executive of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has decried the negative perception of socio-political situation in African countries, saying it was responsible for the low level of inflow of investment into the continent. He said recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.  read more
Kenyan retailer, Tuskys, settles part of its workers outstanding wages

Kenyan retailer, Tuskys, settles part of its workers outstanding wages

29/01/2014 - 11:03
Tuskys workers are waiting to see whether they were paid 50 per cent of wage arrears owed to them by the company after the expiry of the December 31 deadline. read more
Two senior appointments at Pick n Pay

Two senior appointments at Pick n Pay

27/01/2014 - 12:03
[Cape Town, 27 January 2014] Paulo Peereboom has joined Pick n Pay as a member of its Group Executive, responsible for the company’s Food Buying and Supply Chain Divisions. Paulo, who replaces Peter Arnold in this position, has 18 years of retail and manufacturing experience having worked for both Mars and Royal Ahold in six different countries on ten international assignments.  read more
Walmart in cost-cutting move - report

Walmart in cost-cutting move - report

27/01/2014 - 07:48
New York - Walmart will lay off about 2 300 workers at its Sam's Club warehouse unit, The Wall Street Journal said on Friday, the latest in a string of job losses at US retailers. read more
SABMiller's $110m expansion in Nigeria

SABMiller's $110m expansion in Nigeria

24/01/2014 - 10:13
Cape Town - SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary, Intafact Beverages, announced the expansion of its brewery in Onitsha, South Eastern Nigeria, the company said in a statement. read more
Choppies supermarket chain to stay put in regional SADC market

Choppies supermarket chain to stay put in regional SADC market

23/01/2014 - 10:30
Leading retail giant Choppies Enterprise Limited is currently concentrating on the Southern African Development Council (SADC) region market.  read more
Zambia’a Kafubu Mall contributes to economic development

Zambia’a Kafubu Mall contributes to economic development

22/01/2014 - 10:56
Construction of the US$20 million Kafubu Mall in Ndola is nearing completion and the trading facility is expected to create more than 300 permanent jobs once completed.  read more
J.C. Penney to close 33 stores by May, United States

J.C. Penney to close 33 stores by May, United States

16/01/2014 - 10:03
Dallas -- J. C. Penney Company announced that as part of its turnaround efforts it will close 33 underperforming stores across the country. The closings, which will result in the elimination of about 2,000 positions, are expected to result in an annual cost savings of approximately $65 million, beginning in 2014. read more
Imports standards Act on cards, Zimbabwe

Imports standards Act on cards, Zimbabwe

14/01/2014 - 09:47
HARARE - Government plans to establish a regulatory body and laws to control the standards of imports, Industry minister Mike Bimha says.  read more
Nigeria looks to increase domestic fish production

Nigeria looks to increase domestic fish production

14/01/2014 - 07:37
Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has said the Federal Government is putting in place policies and programmes to stimulate and stabilise fish production in the country, saying spending huge resources on fish importation is unacceptable to a country with potential and resources capable of producing fish that could feed the world. read more
Cambodian garment workers return

Cambodian garment workers return

09/01/2014 - 08:34
Phnom Penh - Tens of thousands of garment workers have returned to work in Cambodia, ending a two-week pay dispute after authorities used deadly force to quell a strike and thwart a protest by their political allies seeking a re-run of a July election. read more
Chinese firm to invest over $2 billion in Shama industrial park, Ghana

Chinese firm to invest over $2 billion in Shama industrial park, Ghana

08/01/2014 - 11:16
Chinese firm, Huasheng Jiangquan Group, is indicated it will invest over $2 billion for the construction of an industrial park in Shama in the Western Region.  read more
Revlon drops China business

Revlon drops China business

06/01/2014 - 09:21
New York - US cosmetics company Revlon has announced that it is shutting down its operations in China, which represents about 2% of total sales, which topped $1.4bn worldwide in 2012. read more
Accra Brewery embarks on $100m expansion project

Accra Brewery embarks on $100m expansion project

17/12/2013 - 08:55
Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), a subsidiary of SAB Miller Plc, is embarking on a $100 million expansion project to help double the capacity of production. read more
Shoprite Checkers opens 1000th supermarket

Shoprite Checkers opens 1000th supermarket

29/11/2013 - 08:41
Shoprite Checkers will celebrate the opening of its 1000th supermarket in Africa when a new generation Checkers store opens its doors for trading in the Western Cape on Thursday, 28 November 2013. Checkers Zevenwacht is located in the Shoprite Group’s newly developed shopping centre, Langverwacht Plein, in Kuils River.  read more
Zambian government bans the trading and marketing of pigs in Lusaka

Zambian government bans the trading and marketing of pigs in Lusaka

26/11/2013 - 08:32
Government has with immediate effect banned the trading and marketing of pigs and its products to help in the fight against African swine fever. read more
German economy slows despite investments

German economy slows despite investments

25/11/2013 - 08:16
Berlin - The German economy slowed in the third quarter despite a strong pickup in both corporate investment and government spending, data released Friday showed.  read more
Barley crop can bring N$200 million boost to local farmers says Namibia Breweries

Barley crop can bring N$200 million boost to local farmers says Namibia Breweries

18/11/2013 - 10:50
Brewing giant Namibia Breweries Ltd (NBL) says local production of malted barley and other related crops will result in a financial boost to the agricultural sector as farmers are expected to generate around N$200 million in revenue annually. read more
North West on drive to create 20 000 new jobs

North West on drive to create 20 000 new jobs

15/11/2013 - 08:07
The North West provincial government is on a drive to create 20 000 jobs, starting on December 1. read more
Kenya Breweries to pay farmers more for barley

Kenya Breweries to pay farmers more for barley

14/11/2013 - 11:33
East African Breweries has increased the amount of money it pays farmers for 90kg bag of barley by 17 per cent, from Sh2800 in 2012 to Sh3285.  read more
SA still unfavourable for job creation

SA still unfavourable for job creation

12/11/2013 - 08:51
Cape Town - The permanent employment sector in SA has seen modest gains for the first time in 15 months, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.  read more
BlackBerry wants to go it alone

BlackBerry wants to go it alone

08/11/2013 - 08:35
BlackBerry is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest shareholder, the smartphone maker said on Monday.  read more
SA Breweries strike ends

SA Breweries strike ends

07/11/2013 - 09:19
Johannesburg - The strike at SA Breweries (SAB) is over, the company said on Tuesday.  read more
SA's PMI rises in October - HSBC

SA's PMI rises in October - HSBC

06/11/2013 - 08:59
Johannesburg - South Africa's HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.5 in October from 49.8 in September, its biggest expansion in 10 months as producers recovered from labour strikes, a survey showed on Tuesday. read more
Uchumi workers to close shop over pay

Uchumi workers to close shop over pay

31/10/2013 - 08:23
Uchumi supermarkets could grind to a halt next Wednesday if employees make good their threat to down their tools. The Kenya Union of Commercial Food and Allied Workers has issued a strike notice dated October 9 to pressurise the supermarket chain's management to meet workers' demands for higher pay. read more
Manufacturers’ sentiment index jumps to 36,61 in third quarter, Namibia

Manufacturers’ sentiment index jumps to 36,61 in third quarter, Namibia

23/10/2013 - 10:12
The manufacturers’ sentiment index jumped to 36,61 in the third quarter of this year from the -14,89 recorded at the end of the previous quarter, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS) said in a report released earlier this month. read more
Shoprite operating normally, license intact - minister, Zambia

Shoprite operating normally, license intact - minister, Zambia

22/10/2013 - 09:30
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Fackson Shamenda, says Shoprite is operating normally and its operating licence is still in force. read more
UNZA shopping mall to cost K248m. Zambia

UNZA shopping mall to cost K248m. Zambia

22/10/2013 - 09:06
The construction of a shopping mall to be the property of the University of Zambia (UNZA) Great East Road campus will cost K248 million. read more
Role of venture capital in Namibian economic growth

Role of venture capital in Namibian economic growth

22/10/2013 - 08:06
The Namibian Government is injecting huge stimulus into the Namibian economy in order to accelerate the growth of local enterprises. The recent promulgation of the amended Regulation 28 and 29 of the Pension Funds Act has the potential to unlock capital and channel its flow towards entrepreneurial businesses. read more
Pioneer to slash jobs in cost cut drive

Pioneer to slash jobs in cost cut drive

21/10/2013 - 11:17
Johannesburg - Food manufacturer Pioneer Foods [JSE:PFG] is cutting jobs as part of a restructuring process to reduce costs in the face of constrained consumer spending, its chief executive has said.  read more
SA’s GDP growth likely to stay at 2.0%

SA’s GDP growth likely to stay at 2.0%

18/10/2013 - 09:14
Johannesburg - The softer global economy and weak domestic business and household confidence are expected to keep South African GDP growth at 2.0% this year with a marginal pick-up to 2.8% in 2014. read more
Shoprite boss puts blame on manufacturing

Shoprite boss puts blame on manufacturing

16/10/2013 - 11:06
Shoprite chief executive Whitey Basson has moved beyond blaming the usual suspects of unions and labour legislation for South Africa’s economic woes and has lashed out at the “declining” manufacturing sector for its lack of innovation and competitiveness. read more
Namibia Breweries Financial Director driven by purpose

Namibia Breweries Financial Director driven by purpose

15/10/2013 - 10:32
It is slightly less than a month since Graeme Mouton was appointed as the new Financial Director of Namibia Breweries Limited but already he says he is inspired by the O&L Purpose “Creating a future, enhancing life.” read more
Family Dollar names Jason Reiser as senior VP/lead merchandiser

Family Dollar names Jason Reiser as senior VP/lead merchandiser

15/10/2013 - 10:17
Matthews, N.C. -- Family Dollar has elevated Jason Reiser to the position of senior VP/lead merchandising officer at Family Dollar, according to an internal memo from company president and COO Mike Bloom. read more
SABMiller: Stock hit by Unilever data, strike

SABMiller: Stock hit by Unilever data, strike

14/10/2013 - 10:30
SABMiller suffered its biggest weekly decline in more than two years last week as a strike at its South African beer operations continued and Unilever said sales growth slowed in emerging markets.  read more
Delhaize Europe CEO resigns

Delhaize Europe CEO resigns

09/10/2013 - 08:19
Brussels - The CEO of Delhaize Group's European division has resigned, effective Oct. 31, the Belgian supermarket operator said. read more
Retailers line up for position at Heidelberg Mall, Gauteng

Retailers line up for position at Heidelberg Mall, Gauteng

08/10/2013 - 08:02
Heidelberg Mall, set to open in October 2014, is already attracting a powerhouse of leading retailers a full year before it opens, including some of South Africa’s most popular national stores.  read more
Woolworths chairman calls for a new economic growth philosophy, South Africa

Woolworths chairman calls for a new economic growth philosophy, South Africa

08/10/2013 - 07:42
Simon Susman, the Woolworths chairman, is the latest big businessman to put the cat among the government pigeons by suggesting that the labour market environment is too constraining.  read more
Consumer confidence falls in September

Consumer confidence falls in September

25/09/2013 - 11:48
New York -- Consumer Confidence decreased in September amid resurfacing concerns about the short-term outlook for both jobs and earnings, according to The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index. The index, which had increased slightly in August, now stands at 79.7, down from 81.8 in August. Analysts had expected the index to fall to 79.9 this month. read more
V&A Waterfront contributes R198-billion to South Africa’s GDP

V&A Waterfront contributes R198-billion to South Africa’s GDP

10/09/2013 - 11:02
Cape Town, Monday 9 September: According to the results of an economic impact study conducted by economists Economics Information Services (EiS) led by Barry Standish, the V&A Waterfront should be viewed as an economic hub which has contributed some R198-billion to the South African economy over the last ten years alone.  read more
 Massmart’s Supplier Development Fund initiative, Ezemvelo, rolls out to four provinces

Massmart’s Supplier Development Fund initiative, Ezemvelo, rolls out to four provinces

02/09/2013 - 10:59
Massmart’s Direct Farm Programme, Ezemvelo, launched in August 2012, under the auspices of the group’s Supplier Development Fund, continues to extend its reach and is now operating in four provinces in South Africa, namely Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.  read more
Pick n Pay sheds 400 jobs over costs

Pick n Pay sheds 400 jobs over costs

02/09/2013 - 10:01
Johannesburg - About 400 Pick n Pay employees will be jobless in the coming months after the company retrenched workers to cut costs. read more
Huawei appoints new CEO for South Africa

Huawei appoints new CEO for South Africa

30/08/2013 - 08:27
Huawei, the Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, has appointed Wilson Liu as the new CEO for its South African operations.  read more
Tanzanian firm to open ginnery in Zambia

Tanzanian firm to open ginnery in Zambia

27/08/2013 - 09:44
A Tanzanian firm has indicated its intention to set up a cotton ginnery in Zambia to provide a ready market for small-scale cotton growers in the country. read more
Microsoft CEO set to retire

Microsoft CEO set to retire

27/08/2013 - 07:52
Microsoft (23 August 2013) announced that CEO Steve Ballmer has decided to retire within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. read more
Zambia in 15,000 tonnes rice deficit

Zambia in 15,000 tonnes rice deficit

21/08/2013 - 10:04
Zambia will this year face a rice deficit of 15,000 tonnes against the national requirements of more than 62,000 tonnes due to poor yields, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) report has revealed.  read more
Trade conditions remain positive

Trade conditions remain positive

14/08/2013 - 07:36
Johannesburg - Trade conditions remained positive in July, despite volatility on a month-to-month basis, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Tuesday.  read more
Pick n Pay embarks on retrenchment drive

Pick n Pay embarks on retrenchment drive

08/08/2013 - 09:03
Cape Town - Pick n Pay hopes to trim jobs across the country as it implements a turnaround strategy, BDLive reported on Wednesday. read more
Farming provides 5% of South African jobs

Farming provides 5% of South African jobs

06/08/2013 - 07:59
Pretoria - Agriculture employs 5.2% of the workforce but only accounts for 2.5% of annual gross domestic product, statistician general Pali Lehohla said on Monday. read more
Sappi narrows losses sees more cuts

Sappi narrows losses sees more cuts

05/08/2013 - 09:14
Johannesburg - South African paper maker Sappi posted a narrower quarterly loss on Friday, hit again by weak demand in Europe, where it said it plans significant cost cuts over the next three years. read more
Green tea industry making comeback

Green tea industry making comeback

05/08/2013 - 08:42
Mbombela - An international company is all set to harvest green tea leaves in Barberton to extract powerful anti-oxidants that help treat diseases such as cancer, malaria and heart disease.  read more
New Samsung Store Opens In Rail Park Mall, Botswana

New Samsung Store Opens In Rail Park Mall, Botswana

02/08/2013 - 09:02
Samsung Botswana officially opened its third store in Gaborone at Rail park mall, bringing the total number of Samsung franchise stores in Botswana to five.  read more
Cache names new CFO

Cache names new CFO

02/08/2013 - 07:39
New York -- Cache Inc. announced that Anthony DiPippa (“Tony”) will join the company as executive VP, CFO, on Aug. 7.  read more
Siemens boss set to fight for his job

Siemens boss set to fight for his job

30/07/2013 - 08:01
Frankfurt - Siemens chief executive Peter Loescher plans a probably doomed fight for his job at Wednesday's supervisory board meeting, a German newspaper said, after the German industrial group said at the weekend it would sack him. read more
BlackBerry cuts 250 jobs

BlackBerry cuts 250 jobs

26/07/2013 - 12:15
Ottawa - Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry has fired 250 employees in a new product testing division at its Canadian headquarters, a spokesperson said Thursday.  read more
UK: Former M&S clothing boss quits ASOS

UK: Former M&S clothing boss quits ASOS

24/07/2013 - 12:07
London - Kate Bostock, one of the biggest names in Britain's retail industry, has quit ASOS after just seven months, deciding the fast-growing online fashion firm wasn't for her. read more
Nokia appoints new GM for South Africa

Nokia appoints new GM for South Africa

24/07/2013 - 08:29
Mobile handset maker Nokia has announced the appointment of Shaun Durandt as general manager for Nokia South Africa.  read more
Accra Brewery receives training grant

Accra Brewery receives training grant

16/07/2013 - 09:38
Accra Brewery Limited, a subsidiary of SABMiller, has again demonstrated its commitment to employee skills development by sourcing for a grant of GHC 212,000 from the Skills Development Fund (SDF).  read more
Ghana: Government to discourage flour imports

Ghana: Government to discourage flour imports

16/07/2013 - 09:30
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Haruna Idrissu, has said government may, in the future, consider taking measures to discourage the importation of flour into the country in order to reinforce local production. read more
Massmart sales growth slows

Massmart sales growth slows

12/07/2013 - 10:12
Johannesburg - Massmart, South Africa’s biggest food and goods wholesaler, said sales growth slowed during the first half of the year amid a downturn in consumer spending. read more
Poultry price may almost double

Poultry price may almost double

11/07/2013 - 10:25
Johannesburg - A complaint was lodged on Wednesday with the Competition Commission against the SA Poultry Association and local frozen chicken producers. read more
Walmart removes India operations president Raj Jain

Walmart removes India operations president Raj Jain

08/07/2013 - 08:59
US retail major WalMart recently announced a top level change in its Indian operations with President Raj Jain being replaced by Ramnik Narsey, who is currently Senior Vice-President for Walmart International, with immediate effect.  read more
US stocks rise on solid jobs report

US stocks rise on solid jobs report

08/07/2013 - 08:08
New York - US stocks Friday opened higher following a better-than-expected US jobs report, even as US Treasury yields spiked.  read more
Foreign investment in SA drops

Foreign investment in SA drops

27/06/2013 - 11:04
Johannesburg - Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into South Africa decreased by 24% between 2011 and 2012, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad). read more
R37m coconut boost for small farmers

R37m coconut boost for small farmers

24/06/2013 - 10:47
Cape Town – A high degree of interest in the medical and health benefits of coconut oil has led to a joint venture worth $4m (about R37m) between Agri-Vie and Vida Oils International. read more
Ghana set to process 40% of cocoa locally, report

Ghana set to process 40% of cocoa locally, report

21/06/2013 - 10:48
Ghana is projected to increase its local processing of cocoa to 40% in the coming years, according to the 2013 Economic Report on Africa (ERA) released on March 25, 2013. read more
Zambian Breweries develops local liquor industry

Zambian Breweries develops local liquor industry

21/06/2013 - 09:36
The Copperbelt has on an annual basis been experiencing shortages of liquor, especially during festive periods and various events. read more
Namibia: SABMiller brewery at Okahandja on track

Namibia: SABMiller brewery at Okahandja on track

20/06/2013 - 15:44
WINDHOEK - The long-awaited brewery in Okahandja to be built by SABMiller took a concrete step towards fruition late last month when the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Tjekero Tweya, officiated at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new brewery.  read more
Cipla Medpro appoints joint CEOs

Cipla Medpro appoints joint CEOs

20/06/2013 - 15:18
Johannesburg - Cipla Medpro South Africa [JSE:CMP], the drug firm being taken over by India's Cipla Medpro, said on Thursday it had promoted its two deputy chief executives to serve as joint CEOs on a temporary basis. read more
Economic activity loses traction - Sarb

Economic activity loses traction - Sarb

20/06/2013 - 15:11
Johannesburg - Economic growth in the first quarter of 2013 remained subdued due to contraction in the manufacturing sector, the SA Reserve Bank (Sarb) said on Wednesday.  read more
Formal sector employment up 0.1%

Formal sector employment up 0.1%

19/06/2013 - 07:57
Johannesburg - The number of people employed in the formal non-agricultural sector of the South African economy rose by about 7 000‚ or 0.1%‚ in the first quarter of 2013‚ the March Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey released by Statistics SA on Tuesday shows. read more
US: Deloitte Consumer Spending Index rises in May

US: Deloitte Consumer Spending Index rises in May

18/06/2013 - 08:10
New York – Improvements in real home prices, initial unemployment claims and real wages drove an increase in the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index last month.  read more