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All the big winners at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

The results of the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands Survey (now in its 21st year) was announced last night at an awards ceremony hosted at The Venue at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg...

2 days ago

Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section.
#TopBrands2019: Dishing up more love

It was a night of consistency at the 21st Sunday Times Top Brands Awards held at The Venue, The Houghton Hotel last night. Koo won Overall Favourite Brand in the consumer section...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

Signing ceremony (L-R): Garth Strachan, acting CEO of SABS; Jodi Scholtz, Group Chief Operating Officer at the dti and co-administrator of SABS; Tshenge Demana, Chief Director of Technical Infrastructure Institutions at the dti and co-administrator of SABS; Alfred Kgotlaesile, Manager Compulsory Standards at BOBS; Masego Marobela Managing Director of BOBS; and Keo Segomelo, Director Standards at BOBS.
Botswana and SA cooperation on standards laws

Regional harmonisation is enhanced as South Africa and Botswana sign MoU on standards regulations...

3 days ago

4 ways brands can incorporate chat messaging into their marketing strategy
4 ways brands can incorporate chat messaging into their marketing strategy

Chat messaging has become an effective communication channel between customers and businesses...

By Wayne Flemming 3 days ago

Africa Logistics Properties tackles East African supply chain challenges
Africa Logistics Properties tackles East African supply chain challenges

Africa Logistics Properties recently hosted a Supply Chain Networking Breakfast Forum in celebration of its second anniversary since the completion of phase one - ALP North at Tatu City's Industrial Park. The event brought together key stakeholders in the logistics and supply chain sector with the aim of generating industry solutions...

18 Sep 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while economically uplifting the small-scale farmers and local communities involved in their cultivation and processing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly
AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly

Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town...

17 Sep 2019

#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience
#GartnerSYM: Offering the 'everything customer' the multi-experience

Continuing the opening keynote from the first morning of Gartner Symposium 2019, Don Scheibenreif, distinguished VP analyst at Gartner, explained the concept of the 'everything consumer' and why we need to offer them the all-new multi-experience...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Sep 2019

Online sales in physical and digital goods to surpass $6tn by 2024
Online sales in physical and digital goods to surpass $6tn by 2024

New data from Juniper Research states that the total transaction value of remote payments for digital and physical goods will exceed $6 trillion by 2024, representing a growth of 53%...

17 Sep 2019

Mozambican designer Eliana Murargy presents at NYFW
Mozambican designer Eliana Murargy presents at NYFW

Mozambican fashion designer Eliana Rodrigues Murargy's 'Basking in the Osun River' collection debuted on the runway at New York Fashion Week this month...

16 Sep 2019

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

16 Sep 2019

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Automating supply chain innovation

Refining the last mile journey with the potential of technology...

By David Slotow 16 Sep 2019

ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China
ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation recently concluded a two-week long trade promotion tour of Nigeria and China aimed at improving trade between the Eastern Cape and these two fast-growing economies...

13 Sep 2019

Could fungi save the fashion world?
Could fungi save the fashion world?

Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion is disrupting London Fashion Week to highlight the harms of throwaway culture and the concurrent climate emergency that the clothing market contributes to...

By Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 13 Sep 2019

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The SA consumers with the power to make or break brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's Upper Middle Class households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - was released by the UCT Marketing Institute and ad agency M&C Saatchi Abel, in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this week...

By Louise Marsland 12 Sep 2019

KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya
KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya

Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya...

12 Sep 2019

DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries
DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries

DHL's Africa eShop platform has expanded to an additional 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

12 Sep 2019

Canal Walk home to new flagship, concept stores
Canal Walk home to new flagship, concept stores

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is welcoming a host of new flagship and concept stores this year. The shopping mall is now home to the largest iStore in Africa...

11 Sep 2019

Panellists Bradshaw, Walsh and Viviers of Pick n Pay, Takealot and Capitec Bank respectively, with Kantar's Du Chenne.
Marketing fundamentals with the 2019 BrandZ CMO panel

The panel discussion at the Cape Town version of WPP and Kantar's Top 30 BrandZ Cape Town launch event for 2019 featured a panel of take-home marketing insights into the power of purpose and 'clicks and mortar' loyalty from some of the country's best-valued brands, namely Takealot, Capitec Bank and Pick n Pay...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Sep 2019

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Reaching the base-of-the-pyramid consumer

Two years ago, I was exposed to a course that completely blew my mind but also spoke to my heart...

By Lorraine Gwewera 10 Sep 2019

Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation
Global Change Award 2020: Submit your sustainable fashion innovation

H&M Foundation has opened entries for its annual innovation challenge, the Global Change Award. Dubbed the 'Nobel Prize of fashion', it aims to reduce fashion's impact on the planet...

9 Sep 2019

Standard Bank team collecting their accolade.
How SA's second BrandZ winners are delivering brand legacy and innovation

The combination of legacy, clear brand purpose and the courage to innovate characterise this year's top three in the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Sep 2019

Pictured at the official opening are from left: Scott Smith (operations director, Van Dyck Floors Zimbabwe), Jonathan Pairemanzi (J. Link Carpets), Dr. Mehran Zarrebini (MD Van Dyck Floors), Louis Mudzongo (Classic Carpets), Dion Yatras (MD, Van Dyck Zimbabwe), Stuart Dearnaley (export manager, Van Dyck Floors) and Kuda Duri (account manager, Van Dyck Zimbabwe).
Van Dyck Floors expands footprint in Zimbabwe

South African carpet manufacturer, Van Dyck Floors, has extended its global footprint with the launch of an operation in Zimbabwe...

9 Sep 2019

Foschini reveals new All Woman concept store
Foschini reveals new All Woman concept store

Foschini recently unveiled its new fashion and beauty-centred All Woman concept store at Fourways Mall in Johannesburg...

6 Sep 2019

Image credit: Revlon South Africa.
Revlon's cautionary tale: the changing nature of influencer marketing

A giant in trouble: Revlon considers a sale...

By Brigitte Majewski 6 Sep 2019

Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy
Southern African shopping centres require a holistic, fluid strategy

According to the Clur Report of SA Retail Property, shopping centres in Southern Africa need to adopt an integrated, holistic and fluid strategy to drive performance given shifting local and international approaches to lifestyle...

6 Sep 2019

#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience
#EuroShop: Out with boring, in with experience

To be successful today, bricks and mortar stores must move from selling as their main purpose to providing consumers with a combination of products and experiences that are engaging and inspirational...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge
Nestlé announces winners of sub-Saharan Africa innovation challenge

African startups Shopit, Exportunity and Wakulima from South Africa, Benin and Tanzania respectively, emerged the winners of the Nestlé Research and Development sub-Saharan innovation challenge...

4 Sep 2019

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