International push to improve food safety
International push to improve food safety

Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and hampering progress towards sustainable development, world leaders said at the opening session of the First International Food Safety Conference, in Addis Ababa, organised by the African Union (AU), the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

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South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance. The decision was made to liquidate the poor-performing assets after Grand Parade failed to find a buyer.

3 days ago

5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years
5 ways our food supply chain will transform in 5 years

IBM has revealed the five significant changes driven by innovation in science and technology that will transform every stage of the food supply chain within the next five years.

14 Feb 2019

Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee
Ugandan company uses blockchain to track journey of its coffee

Uganda's Carico Café Connoisseur is using blockchain technology to track the supply chain of the coffee it sells. The launch of Carico's premium African coffees comes at a time when consumers are demanding that the products they consume are traceable, especially when it comes to coffee, an industry that used to be known for exploitative practices.

13 Feb 2019

Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids
Toys 'R' Us reincarnated as Tru Kids

Less than a year after Toys 'R' Us liquidated its assets and shut the doors to hundreds of toy stores and Babies 'R' Us stores in the U.S., the company has reemerged under a new brand.

13 Feb 2019

Scaling e-commerce in Africa
Scaling e-commerce in Africa

At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent.

By Dean McCoubrey 13 Feb 2019

5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019
5 businesses you'd be smart to start in 2019

As the co-founder and MD of Silvertree Internet Holdings, Manuel Koser has invested in and helped grow an impressive list of successful South African businesses. Among them are Faithful to Nature, UCook, Pricecheck, Petheaven, Cybercellar and CarZar.

12 Feb 2019

4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019
4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019

Never has the emphasis on customer centricity been more rampant than it is in the era of the connected customer who, thanks to technology, has become more powerful and vocal than ever before, marking only the beginning of an era where failure to listen equals a rapid demise of your brand.

By Sugeshni Subroyen 12 Feb 2019