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The Consumer Goods Forum: Strategic Pillars

The Consumer Goods Forum: Strategic Pillars

29/06/2016 - 18:29
Through the introduction and implementation of their five strategic pillars, the Consumer Goods Forum strive to drive positive change globally. read more
Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage

Consumer Goods Retailers and Manufacturers Transforming to Maintain Competitive Advantage

29/06/2016 - 16:13
Joint research from KPMG International and The Consumer Goods Forum reports a need for a deeper, multidimensional understanding of customers read more
New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

29/06/2016 - 15:50
The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini call for needed industry change to secure long-term, sustainable growth; Existing value chains must evolve to consumer-driven value networks  read more
Special Sessions keynote presentations by Accenture, ECOLAB, IRI and Nielsen

Special Sessions keynote presentations by Accenture, ECOLAB, IRI and Nielsen

29/06/2016 - 14:41
There was a host of special sessions at the Consumer Goods Forum Summit which covered issues from surviving the third era of digital and the ‘Internet of Things’ to ‘End-to-End Value Chain’ and navigating the new retail agenda. Key speakers included Mark Curtis, Chief Client Officer and co-Founder, Fjord, who described the trends and key success elements for brands willing to succeed in the digital space, and Steve Matthesen, Global President of Retail Vertical, Nielsen, who elaborated on consumers’ perspectives to explain the “why behind the buy." read more
The Internet of Things: hype vs. Reality

The Internet of Things: hype vs. Reality

29/06/2016 - 12:12
As the world enters the fourth industrial revolution and the third age of digital, smart and connected systems are altering every aspect of the process to deliver goods and services to today’s consumers. The Internet of Things poses unique challenges, but also opportunities for companies in the consumer goods industry. Christopher Beck, of Ecolab, addressed the Internet of Things at this year’s Consumer Goods Summit held in Cape Town. It formed part of a wider look at the digital disruption facing the industry. read more
The Consumer Goods Forum: Who they are and what they are about

The Consumer Goods Forum: Who they are and what they are about

29/06/2016 - 10:46
The Consumer Goods Forum is the greatest convener of the consumer goods industry across the globe. Their mission is to improve industry efficiency, build consumer trust, and advocate for practices that improve the world at large. They not only address issues facing retailers, but the entire value chain, from manufacturing to advertising. The recently celebrated their 60th anniversary of the Global Consumer Goods Summit held in Cape Town on 13 – 16 June 2016. read more
Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Cape Town June 2016 - Fastmoving Review

Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Cape Town June 2016 - Fastmoving Review

29/06/2016 - 09:36
This year the Consumer Goods Forum hosted their 60th Global Consumer Goods Summit in Cape Town from 13 – 17 June 2016. It was a milestone year, because not only was it the 60th anniversary, it was the first time the Global Consumer Goods Summit was held on the African continent.  read more
 SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan

SA's banking and financial institutions can withstand Brexit - Gordhan

27/06/2016 - 08:29
Johannesburg - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has reassured South Africans that the country's banking and financial institutions can withstand the financial shockwaves caused by the result of the Brexit referendum, in which 52% of Britons voted to leave the European Union. read more
How small businesses can survive and thrive in tough economic situations

How small businesses can survive and thrive in tough economic situations

23/06/2016 - 09:30
23 June 2016: The ailing South African economy, exasperated by rising government debt and the weakening rand, poses a unique set of challenges for small and upcoming businesses. We have also seen in the last few years the number of South Africans interested in starting a business has halved since 2010. However, trying economic conditions don't necessarily mean a death sentence for smaller companies. read more
ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies

ID Logistics introduces double-decker trailers to improve efficiencies

23/06/2016 - 09:06
22 June 2016 – Johannesburg - The recent logistics survey conducted by KPMG concluded that South Africa’s supply chains have moved beyond ‘survival’ mode to ‘optimised’ mode, where costs, inventories and lead times have been minimised within individual supply chain functions. End-to-end integration of supply chain functions is the next major shift required in South Africa to make business more customer centric and competitive. Affecting this requires radical changes in how supply chain partners collaborate and how information technology is leveraged to provide end-to-end visibility and real-time decision making.  read more
Buying a house in SA just got harder as banks raise deposit requirements

Buying a house in SA just got harder as banks raise deposit requirements

23/06/2016 - 08:48
While the slowing economy has not as yet caused a decline in the percentage of home loans applications being approved by the banks, they have begun to raise deposit requirements in recent months. read more
Huge grocery retailers show rising confidence in SA’s small businesses

Huge grocery retailers show rising confidence in SA’s small businesses

23/06/2016 - 08:34
SMALL, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) in the grocery retail sector are reaping the rewards of big investments by dominant players in the industry, such as Massmart and Pick n Pay. read more
ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS

ID Logistics at 2016 SAPICS

22/06/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg – 19 June 2016 - ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global contract logistics company, will be exhibiting at SAPICS Conference 2016 for the first time to highlight its services, capabilities and innovations.  read more
Inflation decelerates to 6.1% in May, surprising economists

Inflation decelerates to 6.1% in May, surprising economists

22/06/2016 - 12:15
INFLATION, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), decelerated to 6.1% in May from 6.2% in April, surprising economists who had expected to rise to about 6.3%. read more
Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference highlights need to understand Generation Z

Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference highlights need to understand Generation Z

22/06/2016 - 10:51
Johannesburg, 21 June 2016: The second Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Marketing Conference again delivered valuable insights into the aspirations of South African youths, and the marketing influences impacting the near, and long-term brand preferences of Generation Z. The conference was followed by an Interactive Showcase with SA brands delivering exciting, innovative and engaging activations to grab the attention of youths and adults alike.  read more
Cloud is changing the face of Human Capital Management outsourcing

Cloud is changing the face of Human Capital Management outsourcing

22/06/2016 - 09:47
HCM practices in South Africa are ever evolving, and with this a growing demand for software that’s more agile, mobile and flexible in order to support today’s dynamic working environments.  read more
SA youth find saving difficult, but doable

SA youth find saving difficult, but doable

21/06/2016 - 13:51
YOUNG working adults are finding it difficult to save as prices soar for daily necessities such as electricity‚ data‚ groceries and petrol, but some are managing to stretch their budgets that far. read more
The power shift of sales

The power shift of sales

21/06/2016 - 12:45
While the marketing role has shifted and changed dramatically, it is the sales role that is most underestimated. It has had to evolve dramatically as a result of the connected world we live in, and adapt to the new customer that this has bred.  read more
Ergoform takes top honours at Inspire Trade Expo

Ergoform takes top honours at Inspire Trade Expo

20/06/2016 - 16:37
Local designers and manufacturers of premium-quality office furniture, Ergoform, won the award for Top Innovation and Best Stand overall at the Inspire Trade Show which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg last week. read more
PnP soars as it streamlines ownership

PnP soars as it streamlines ownership

15/06/2016 - 11:57
Johannesburg - Pick n Pay (PnP) Holdings received the thumbs up from the market yesterday as its share price leapt more than 13 percent on the JSE, after saying it would do away with the pyramid ownership structure introduced in 1981 by the controlling and founding Ackerman family. read more
Wider deficit and slower spending show economic anaemia worsened

Wider deficit and slower spending show economic anaemia worsened

15/06/2016 - 11:49
The need to speed up economic growth was emphasised on Tuesday, when Reserve Bank figures showed more woes in the first quarter — the current account deficit widened more than expected, and private sector and household spending shrank. read more
How govt can speed up economic recovery

How govt can speed up economic recovery

15/06/2016 - 11:44
Cape Town - State-funded infrastructure spending offers the easiest and most realistic means for SA to achieve an inclusive economic recovery, according to Overberg Asset Management (OAM). read more
Brexit weighs on SA trade ties

Brexit weighs on SA trade ties

15/06/2016 - 11:30
Johannesburg - The UK’s possible exit from the EU could prompt a renegotiation of the recently signed EU-Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Willemien Viljoen, a researcher at Trade Law Centre, said yesterday. read more
SA’s companies shy away from bringing bacon home

SA’s companies shy away from bringing bacon home

15/06/2016 - 11:23
Now that MTN has managed to have its fine in Nigeria cut down from $5.5bn to $1.7bn, can we have our money back? read more
Professional migrants rush to and from SA - report

Professional migrants rush to and from SA - report

15/06/2016 - 11:10
Cape Town - While South Africa is among the top 30 countries professional migrants like to move to, it is also among the top 30 countries professional migrants are rushing from, according to a report by MoveHub. read more
Food will continue to be costly

Food will continue to be costly

14/06/2016 - 17:11
Johannesburg - South Africans may be breathing a sigh of relief that El Niño seems to have passed, but food prices will remain high well into next year. read more
SA moving closer to higher interest rates

SA moving closer to higher interest rates

14/06/2016 - 17:07
Pretoria - The SA Reserve Bank will likely begin raising interest rates again, owing to a growing current account deficit, a sharp contraction in growth, and the weakness of the currency, analysts predict. read more
Billionaire Wiese’s UK chains ready for either Brexit outcome

Billionaire Wiese’s UK chains ready for either Brexit outcome

14/06/2016 - 17:04
Johannesburg - British retailers New Look and Iceland Foods and the Virgin Active gym-club chain are prepared for either outcome when the country votes on whether to remain in the European Union next week, according to the head of their South African owner. read more
Tribunal to hear Massmart case against lease exclusivity clauses

Tribunal to hear Massmart case against lease exclusivity clauses

14/06/2016 - 15:55
JSE-listed Massmart has not given up the fight against lease exclusivity clauses, which have hampered its expansion in malls around the country. read more
PnP ownership structure to change?

PnP ownership structure to change?

14/06/2016 - 15:42
Cape Town - Pick n Pay Stores announced on Tuesday that it was seeking shareholder approval for a proposal to replace its current pyramid ownership structure, which was introduced in 1981 by the Ackerman family to prevent a hostile takeover. read more
SA’s Youth have spoken – these are the brands they ‘heart’

SA’s Youth have spoken – these are the brands they ‘heart’

13/06/2016 - 15:01
The results of the 12th annual Sunday Times Generation Next youth survey - highlighting the brands that SA youths, aged 8-22 years, ‘heart’– were announced at an Awards extravaganza at the Sandton Convention Centre. read more
What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

What is driving SA’s drastic decrease in entrepreneurial activity?

13/06/2016 - 14:19
Entrepreneurial intentions among South Africans has dropped by almost 30% in 2015 when compared to 2013, and almost halved when compared to 2010, yet the perceived entrepreneurial opportunities has increased over the same period, according to the recently release Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South African Report 2015/16. read more
Eskom responds in detail to Gupta coal contract allegations

Eskom responds in detail to Gupta coal contract allegations

13/06/2016 - 13:06
Uncertainty behind SA’s sluggish exports

Uncertainty behind SA’s sluggish exports

13/06/2016 - 12:54
A new academic study has come up with an answer to a question that has puzzled economists for some time now: why is it that the cheap rand has done so little to boost SA’s exports? read more
Declare drought a national disaster: Agri SA

Declare drought a national disaster: Agri SA

13/06/2016 - 12:24
Johannesburg - Agri SA on Friday welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des van Rooyen, to declare most of South Africa’s provinces as drought disaster areas. read more
David Woollam wants to profit from shorting Lewis shares, furniture firm says

David Woollam wants to profit from shorting Lewis shares, furniture firm says

13/06/2016 - 12:10
Lewis’s directors hit back at former African Bank MD David Woollam — who applied to have them declared delinquent — by accusing him of attempting to drive down the furniture retailer’s shares in order to profit from shorting them. read more
Save, save, save - word of the day, this Big Red Friday

Save, save, save - word of the day, this Big Red Friday

10/06/2016 - 12:52
Shoprite’s biggest savings promotion of the year, Big Red Friday, is back again! This Friday, 10 June 2016, customers can expect incredible savings of up to 50% off on a wide range of food and household products, for one day only.  read more
One of the final hurdles for biggest beer deal almost cleared - China

One of the final hurdles for biggest beer deal almost cleared - China

10/06/2016 - 12:21
Beijing — Anheuser-Busch InBev’s $107bn acquisition of SABMiller is nearing Chinese approval after the companies agreed to divest the maker of Snow beer, the world’s top-selling brand, according to people familiar with the matter. read more
SA already in a recession - economist

SA already in a recession - economist

10/06/2016 - 12:15
Cape Town - Dark clouds are gathering for South Africa with fears the ailing economy - which shrunk by 1.2% in 2016's first three months - could fall into recession after hitting a slump in the first quarter of 2016. read more
Tiger says exit from Ethiopia does not signal a retreat from the rest of Africa

Tiger says exit from Ethiopia does not signal a retreat from the rest of Africa

10/06/2016 - 12:09
Food producer Tiger Brands on Thursday pulled the plug on a second major African market, with the sale of its stake in an Ethiopian business — less than six months after it disposed of a Nigerian venture. read more
Woolworths well on its way to healthier queues

Woolworths well on its way to healthier queues

10/06/2016 - 11:53
By the end of June, half of all Woolworths stores will have removed sweets and chocolates from the checkout aisle, and replaced them with "better snacking options", says the retailer. read more
Finding success bite by bite

Finding success bite by bite

10/06/2016 - 11:49
Cape Town - A Khayelitsha emerging entrepreneur is living testimony to the government’s initiative, Vukuzenzele (wake up and do it yourself), as her pizza business is booming and employs seven people. read more
Clicks to manage Netcare’s Medicross pharmacies

Clicks to manage Netcare’s Medicross pharmacies

09/06/2016 - 16:18
Retailer Clicks will take over managing private hospital group Netcare’s 37 Medicross branded retail pharmacies and its 51 hospital "front shops", the two JSE-listed groups said in a joint-statement on Wednesday (8 May). read more
Grocery retailing: Navigating the in-store digital divide

Grocery retailing: Navigating the in-store digital divide

09/06/2016 - 14:57
Grocery and other retailers in South Africa are still dramatically underestimating the impact that the onslaught of digital is having on the industry.  read more
Engen achieves 600th Quickshop milestone

Engen achieves 600th Quickshop milestone

09/06/2016 - 14:28
Engen Petroleum celebrated a major milestone on 2 June 2016 when it opened its 600th Quickshop at Rivershorse Valley Convenience Centre in Durban. read more
#HackJozi 2016: New ideas to feed the digital economy

#HackJozi 2016: New ideas to feed the digital economy

09/06/2016 - 13:32
The top three most innovative digital ideas in the 2016 #HackJozi Challenge were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday 19 May, marking the end of an intensive six-week boot camp for aspiring tech entrepreneurs.  read more
Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa, leaving unprepared companies highly vulnerable

Scourge of cybercrime hits Africa, leaving unprepared companies highly vulnerable

09/06/2016 - 13:08
Cybercrime has become a global epidemic from which Africa has not been spared, leaving companies counting losses, which range from money to credibility. read more
Times Media to manage advertising sales for DesignIndaba.com

Times Media to manage advertising sales for DesignIndaba.com

09/06/2016 - 12:53
Times Media is excited to announce that it will be managing the advertising sales for Africa’s leading design and creative website, Design Indaba.com.  read more
Fitch gives SA some breathing room

Fitch gives SA some breathing room

09/06/2016 - 12:21
Johannesburg - Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa’s investment grade credit rating and maintained its stable outlook yesterday, but warned that political tensions could still derail efforts to boost growth. read more
Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

Hardware retailers lead drop in building confidence

09/06/2016 - 12:13
Hardware retailers led a fall in building confidence, a quarterly poll by Stellenbosch University’s Bureau for Economic Research (BER) reported on Thursday. read more
Shock as GDP shrinks 1.2%

Shock as GDP shrinks 1.2%

09/06/2016 - 12:06
SA’s worse than expected economic growth performance in the first quarter of 2016 presages a bleak year ahead. read more
Grain sector strike could put jobs on the line

Grain sector strike could put jobs on the line

09/06/2016 - 11:59
Johannesburg - Economists warned yesterday that the proposed strike by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) might lead to potential job losses in the grain industry as employers replaced workers with machinery. read more
Shoprite tie up with Zambeef yields profits - Zimbabwe

Shoprite tie up with Zambeef yields profits - Zimbabwe

09/06/2016 - 11:53
Harare – The partnership between South African grocery chain, Shoprite and Zambian meat producer and processor, Zambeef, is bearing fruit. read more
Rand stumbles after economic data

Rand stumbles after economic data

09/06/2016 - 11:49
Johannesburg - South Africa's rand retreated on Thursday as investor confidence was rattled by data showing the economy had contracted sharply in the first quarter, raising the risk of recession just as the country dodged downgrades to sub-investment grade. read more
Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

Final week to enter the 2016 entrepreneur of the year® competition and elevate business success

08/06/2016 - 12:54
Entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to their own business, creating much needed jobs and contributing towards economic development in South Africa, have one more week to enter the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS before entries close. read more
South African malls on high alert after terror warnings

South African malls on high alert after terror warnings

08/06/2016 - 12:06
A corporate group representing five malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town says they’ve stepped up security after the United States, British, and Australian embassies put South Africa on terror alert. read more
SA hosts world’s most influential retail brand CEOs

SA hosts world’s most influential retail brand CEOs

08/06/2016 - 11:57
CEOs from the world’s most influential consumer and retail brands will gather at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on June 15-17 for the 60th Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit — the first of its kind on the African continent.  read more
Union and brewers locked in BEE row

Union and brewers locked in BEE row

08/06/2016 - 11:41
A dispute is still raging between the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) and the merging parties in the process of creating the world’s largest brewer in a $108bn deal. read more
Farmers disgruntled with land reform

Farmers disgruntled with land reform

08/06/2016 - 11:22
Cape Town - Unhappy about the way government was handling land reform, the African Farmers Association of South Africa (Afasa) said it needed to overhaul the process completely. read more
All eyes on GDP and ratings agency Fitch

All eyes on GDP and ratings agency Fitch

08/06/2016 - 11:00
Cape Town - Economists expect a negative GDP reading for the first quarter of 2016, while ratings agency Fitch should follow Moody’s and Standard Poor's decision to not downgrade SA to junk status. read more
Depressed confidence heralds low growth

Depressed confidence heralds low growth

08/06/2016 - 10:49
Business confidence in the second quarter plunged to lows last seen during the global financial crisis, two surveys showed on Tuesday (7 May). read more
Mr Price raises sales amid weak economy

Mr Price raises sales amid weak economy

01/06/2016 - 16:30
Johannesburg - Mr Price said yesterday that its sales exceeded R20 billion and earnings exceeded R10 a share for the first time since the group’s inception. read more
#AfricaDay: Which economy rules them all?

#AfricaDay: Which economy rules them all?

25/05/2016 - 15:33
Johannesburg - As the continent celebrates Africa Day, which commemorates the founding of what has since become the African Union on May 25, 1963, the FW de Klerk Foundation probes which economy is really the continent’s biggest. read more
Mortimer Harvey acquires direct marketing agency, Action Ambro’s

Mortimer Harvey acquires direct marketing agency, Action Ambro’s

17/05/2016 - 09:10
Mortimer Harvey announced today their acquisition of Action Ambro’s, one of the industry’s most-awarded and reputable direct marketing agencies. read more
South Africa’s leading online retailer adds liquor to its top shelf

South Africa’s leading online retailer adds liquor to its top shelf

17/05/2016 - 09:03
takealot.com, South Africa’s leading online retailer, adds a brand new Liquor category to its ever-growing product range this week. The new Liquor department is launching with a strong range of spirits, MCC, champagne and sparkling wine, offering customers the most convenient way possible to shop their favourite drinks. read more
Poultry imports destructive - Astral

Poultry imports destructive - Astral

17/05/2016 - 08:58
Johannesburg - Poultry producer Astral warned that cheap imports coming into the country threatened to destroy South Africa’s poultry industry. read more
No Zuma jet could help save SA R9bn - DA

No Zuma jet could help save SA R9bn - DA

17/05/2016 - 08:55
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma does not need a new jet, the Democratic Alliance has said in a new paper that aims to save South Africa over R9bn. read more
Gordhan arrest rumours jolt the rand

Gordhan arrest rumours jolt the rand

17/05/2016 - 08:52
Johannesburg - The rand yesterday (16 May) hit a two-month low against the dollar and government bonds weakened sharply after reports, denied by the government, that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces arrest. read more
Business debt index improves slightly in first quarter

Business debt index improves slightly in first quarter

17/05/2016 - 08:48
Businesses are raising prices to offset soaring input costs and weather the depressed growth climate. read more
Lewis Group flags profit drop as sales slow

Lewis Group flags profit drop as sales slow

17/05/2016 - 08:39
Johannesburg - The Lewis Group expects a drop in full-year profit of up to 29% after sales slowed in the second half of its trading period due to a weak economy, the company said on Monday (16 May). read more
Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS

Cash-and-carry tax crackdown pays off for SARS

16/05/2016 - 15:47
The recent crackdown on the cash and carry sector in SA seems to be bearing fruit. read more
Gordhan 'ready to do battle'

Gordhan 'ready to do battle'

16/05/2016 - 15:44
Cape Town - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is aware of plans to arrest him and is ready for the ongoing relentless struggle for control of state resources. read more
Rand softer in nervous trade

Rand softer in nervous trade

16/05/2016 - 15:41
Johannesburg - South African government bonds weakened sharply and the rand hit a two-month low against the dollar on Monday after a newspaper report, denied by the government, that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan faces arrest. read more
Mbeki says statement on white control of economy is not controversial

Mbeki says statement on white control of economy is not controversial

16/05/2016 - 15:28
Moeletsi Mbeki said on Monday that he did not think his comments on the myth of white people controlling the economy were controversial. read more
DA proposes R9.52bn amendment to Gordhan's budget

DA proposes R9.52bn amendment to Gordhan's budget

16/05/2016 - 15:23
Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance has announced that it will propose a R9.52bn adjustment to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2016/17 budget. read more
Astral Foods’ profits slide as drought bites

Astral Foods’ profits slide as drought bites

16/05/2016 - 14:43
Astral Foods on Monday (16 May) reported a slide in its first-half profit as the effect of the recent drought in the country took hold. read more
PUMA launches forever faster store in Mall of Africa

PUMA launches forever faster store in Mall of Africa

13/05/2016 - 12:28
PUMA South Africa opened their second Forever Faster store today in Midrand’s Mall of Africa, southern Africa's largest single-phase shopping centre development.  read more
Loads of Living opens new store at the recently launched Mall of Africa in Johannesburg!

Loads of Living opens new store at the recently launched Mall of Africa in Johannesburg!

13/05/2016 - 12:03
Leader in luxury homeware and décor, South African retailer Loads of Living has opened a 400sqm new concept store at the recently launched Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg. The store opened its doors to the public on 28 April 2016 and is situated on the Upper Level, Shop 2079. read more
AB InBev and SABMiller to exchange regional operations

AB InBev and SABMiller to exchange regional operations

13/05/2016 - 11:38
Anheuser-Busch InBev will swap its breweries in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador for SABMiller’s Panamanian beer and soft-drink businesses.  read more
Eskom: No load-shedding this year

Eskom: No load-shedding this year

13/05/2016 - 11:36
Cape Town - South Africa's power utility Eskom does not expect to implement electricity cuts for the rest of the 2016/2017 financial year which started in April, its chief executive said on Thursday. read more
Mr Price poaches manager of go-getting ad agency

Mr Price poaches manager of go-getting ad agency

13/05/2016 - 11:34
In a blow to multi award-winning advertising agency Ireland/Davenport, it has lost its MD to Mr Price. read more
Issue of fridge space holds up bottler merger deal

Issue of fridge space holds up bottler merger deal

13/05/2016 - 11:27
Last-minute talks on how much space in fridges (coolers) carrying the Coca-Cola brand should be made available to competing products delayed on Monday (9 May) the start of a Competition Tribunal hearing into a merger that would create Africa’s largest softdrinks bottler. read more
SA consumers warned to shop with extreme caution

SA consumers warned to shop with extreme caution

13/05/2016 - 11:24
Consumers should always shop with extreme caution, Vicci Baker, founder of the price comparison website Retail Price Watch, told Fin24 on Wednesday. read more
18% drop in mining output huge shock for SA economy - economist

18% drop in mining output huge shock for SA economy - economist

13/05/2016 - 11:20
Johannesburg - There is no doubt that the fall in mining production in March is a major shock to the South African economy, Mike Schüssler, chief economist at Economists dotcoza told Fin24 on Thursday (12 May). read more
‘Moody's rating confirms SA is on the right track’

‘Moody's rating confirms SA is on the right track’

13/05/2016 - 11:17
Pretoria - The cabinet has endorsed the rating by Moody’s as confirmation that South Africa was on a solid path to economic recovery. read more
Financial strategists upbeat about possible S&P downgrade

Financial strategists upbeat about possible S&P downgrade

13/05/2016 - 11:14
South Africa’s corporate bond market is better equipped than those of other emerging market countries to deal with a cut in the nation’s credit rating to below investment grade, said Investec Asset Management CEO Hendrik du Toit. read more
SA’s economy drops into third place in Africa

SA’s economy drops into third place in Africa

12/05/2016 - 14:56
SA’s struggling economy is now not even the second-largest in Africa anymore‚ says KPMG‚ citing data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that suggests Egypt has overtaken SA — mainly due to the rand’s slump. read more
Tens of thousands of consumers descend on Mall of Africa

Tens of thousands of consumers descend on Mall of Africa

12/05/2016 - 14:53
Waterfall City – Johannesburg’s R5bn Mall of Africa, which has over 300 shops, opened its doors on Thursday to streams of visitors amid traffic congestion. read more
SA’s manufacturing output drops 2% in March

SA’s manufacturing output drops 2% in March

12/05/2016 - 14:50
Manufacturing production slipped in March, suggesting sluggish demand in this vital sector of SA’s economy. read more
SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

12/05/2016 - 14:48
Johannesburg - South African entrepreneur Nneile Nkholise on Wednesday won the Africa Top Women Innovators Challenge 2016 at the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. read more
Appeal to allow alleged victims of bread cartel to sue Premier is withdrawn

Appeal to allow alleged victims of bread cartel to sue Premier is withdrawn

12/05/2016 - 14:42
A group of civil society organisations along with the Competition Commission have withdrawn their Constitutional Court appeal‚ which they had hoped would enable victims in the Western Cape bread price-fixing cartel to sue Premier Foods. read more
Rand is on the ropes

Rand is on the ropes

12/05/2016 - 14:40
Johannesburg - South Africa's rand retreated against the dollar early on Thursday, giving up a minor rebound back from six-week lows as global and domestic growth concerns rattled sentiment towards the continent's most industrialised economy. read more
Junk rating a matter of time as economy falters

Junk rating a matter of time as economy falters

05/05/2016 - 11:36
5 May 2016, Cape Town - It appears to be just a matter of time before South Africa’s credit rating is cut to junk. read more
Patel says new measure will class cartel behaviour as a criminal offence

Patel says new measure will class cartel behaviour as a criminal offence

26/04/2016 - 12:50
Directors and managers involved in cartel behaviour and the abuse of dominance will be guilty of a criminal offence, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel announced on Thursday (21 April). read more
SABMiller’s BEE scheme may delay takeover

SABMiller’s BEE scheme may delay takeover

26/04/2016 - 12:38
South African-based shareholders will receive more than $100m of the dividend due to be paid by SABMiller in early August if there is a delay in finalising the Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) transaction. read more
Pick n Pay plans to enter Nigeria as profits rise

Pick n Pay plans to enter Nigeria as profits rise

26/04/2016 - 12:35
Johannesburg - Pick n Pay Stores announced plans to enter Nigeria as it posted a 26% increase in full-year profit after opening 175 new stores. read more
Colleagues? Nah, we’re family

Colleagues? Nah, we’re family

25/04/2016 - 12:14
You’ve met our uncles, Gerald and Dave. Now, it’s time to meet the latest additions to the Mortimer Harvey family. read more
The Times Creative Challenge – how far will brands push the headlines in 2016?

The Times Creative Challenge – how far will brands push the headlines in 2016?

25/04/2016 - 11:58
As an official partner of the Loeries, and sponsor of the Loeries Print Advertising category, The Times has launched its fourth Creative Challenge for the advertising industry. read more
Mall of Africa will offer the A-Z of sought-after shopping

Mall of Africa will offer the A-Z of sought-after shopping

25/04/2016 - 11:46
Developed by leading South African property developer and investor Atterbury, the landmark new Mall of Africa will open up a whole new world of shopping and entertainment when it opens its doors next week, on 28 April 2016. read more
Shopping gets very personal at Menlyn Park in Pretoria

Shopping gets very personal at Menlyn Park in Pretoria

25/04/2016 - 11:37
Experienced personal shoppers make any fashion shopping experience a valuable investment in both time and product. At Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria, the services of two highly experienced personal shoppers are now available to all customers, ensuring a tailor-made shopping experience for their busy schedules. read more