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Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the country
Exciting campaign to equip classrooms in schools across the countryArticle

The Adopt-a-School Foundation continues to work hard at improving education in South Africa. In May 2020, the foundation entered into an exciting partnership with ChairClub to provide school chairs in a 'Buy One, Get One' campaign...

Issued by Adopt-a-School 26 May 2020

TradeBRICS offers "Sustainability Vouchers" to help businesses
TradeBRICS offers "Sustainability Vouchers" to help businessesArticle

TradeBRICS has pledged R1 million in "Sustainability Vouchers" to businesses affected by Covid-19...

15 May 2020

Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chains
Covid-19 disrupting fashion value chainsArticle

African Fashion International (AFI) could never have imagined hosting the last day of Fashion Week to an eerily empty CTICC, livestreaming the entire schedule of evening shows. Little did we know, five years ago, the online streaming service that we had introduced would soon be the new normal...

Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe 13 May 2020

AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask production
AFI partners with local fashion designers on mask productionArticle

To ensure that local fashion businesses continue to operate during the Covid-19 lockdown in South Africa, African Fashion International (AFI) has partnered with local designers in the production of facemasks...

4 May 2020

Izak Odendaal, investment strategist, Old Mutual Wealth
The case for IMF funding is not clear cutArticle

The announcement by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni that the South African government is considering approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance amid the Covid19 pandemic has drawn quite a bit of criticism...

Izak Odendaal 16 Apr 2020

HKLM breathes life into Karingani - a visionary new brand in African conservation
HKLM breathes life into Karingani - a visionary new brand in African conservationArticle

Karingani is a piece of iconic Mozambican wilderness. HKLM was tasked with conceptualising the Karingani brand so this exceptional new destination could be introduced to the rest of the world...

Issued by HKLM 15 Apr 2020

SA business school mobilises digital innovation to help fight Covid-19
SA business school mobilises digital innovation to help fight Covid-19Article

Regent Business School, a member of Honoris United Universities, has heeded the SOS call from healthcare professionals fighting Covid-19 across South Africa for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)...

Issued by Regent Business School 9 Apr 2020

Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashion
Masterclass unpacks ethics of sustainability within African fashionArticle

The first in a series of masterclasses held by AFI tackled the topic of sustainability in the local fashion industry...

18 Mar 2020

5 display trends seen at EuroShop 2020
5 display trends seen at EuroShop 2020Article

South African exhibition, events and display specialist, Scan Display, sent a team to exhibit at EuroShop this year. This year, Scan Display identified the following five key trends at the show...

Issued by Scan Display 10 Mar 2020

#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industry
#DI2020: Pioneering bio-design in the textile dyeing and fashion industryArticle

Founder and CEO of Faber Futures, and Index Award winner, Natsai Audrey Chieza took to the stage on day three of Design Indaba...

Angie White 28 Feb 2020

5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry
5 weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industryArticle

One of the greatest challenges faced by the textiles and fashion industry is to make itself more sustainable, not just in terms of economic and labour force issues but in the face of ecological necessity...

Chetna Prajapati 27 Feb 2020

Minister Mboweni's game-plan under scrutiny in pre-budget discussion
Minister Mboweni's game-plan under scrutiny in pre-budget discussionArticle

Some of South Africa's finest analytical minds joined Regent Business School in Johannesburg to share their thoughts on how Finance Minister Tito Mboweni plans to weather the socio-economic storm in his Budget Speech to Parliament...

Issued by Regent Business School 21 Feb 2020

New university to advance tech innovation in SA
New university to advance tech innovation in SAArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on the establishment of a new University of Science and Innovation...

20 Feb 2020

RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nominees
RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nomineesArticle

RapidLion, the South African International Film Festival, has announced the nominees for the 2020 RapidLion Awards...

19 Feb 2020

Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the way
Is the dress green or red? Planet-friendly couture won't be for everyone but it can lead the wayArticle

Jane Fonda hit the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony in a beaded red dress by Elie Saab - a gown she had previously worn at Cannes....

Mark Liu 14 Feb 2020

CEO June Crawford bids Barsa farewell
CEO June Crawford bids Barsa farewellArticle

Crawford departs on the back of a wish to spend more time with her family in Australia. She will continue to serve on the Board of Barsa from 1 May to support the incoming CEO, for whom the search will commence, shortly...

31 Jan 2020

New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan Africa
New report highlights thriving data centre market in SA, Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

According to research from Turner & Townsend, major global data centre markets are seeing soaring construction costs as development in new and emerging hubs continues to heat up...

23 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Home décor trends for summer 2019/2020
#BizTrends2020: Home décor trends for summer 2019/2020Article

Each year we see décor trends and colour palettes change from season to season often following seasonal catwalk trends...

Elize van der Berg 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashion
#BizTrends2020: More tech, eco initiatives & homegrown championing for SA fashionArticle

Let's take a look at what we can expect from the South African fashion industry in 2020...

Meagan Duckitt 20 Dec 2019

Odette van der Haar, managing director of Publicis.
#BizTrends2020: Imagine the impossibleArticle

In order to stay in business, one needs to stay abreast with technology and remain up to date with the latest innovations...

Odette van der Haar 19 Dec 2019

Dion Chang, founder of Flux Trends.
#BizTrends2020: The politics of rage; the quest for middle groundArticle

By the end of 2019, the rising anger around the globe was palpable, as were the divisions that fuelled the rage...

Dion Chang 18 Dec 2019

Futurist Li Edelkoort. Photo by Ivy.
#DesignIndaba2020: Futurist Li Edelkoort hosting new trend seminars in 2020Article

Futurist Li Edelkoort will host inspiring new trend seminars in Johannesburg and Cape Town this during the Design Indaba Conference...

17 Dec 2019

Gavin Rajah, Pick n Pay and local designers team up for Cape Town Resort Collection
Gavin Rajah, Pick n Pay and local designers team up for Cape Town Resort CollectionArticle

South African designers recently showed off the inaugural Cape Town Resort Collection at the Norval Foundation's Sculpture Garden on the Steenberg Estate...

29 Nov 2019

The Renault Kwid gets refreshed
The Renault Kwid gets refreshedArticle

With just a few tweaks here and there, you can now do so much more in the new Renault Kwid...

Naresh Maharaj 21 Nov 2019

Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouse
Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouseArticle

Both North-South and South-South cooperation in Africa is vital as a critical part of Africa's development...

18 Nov 2019

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15 Nov 2019

Team South Africa in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit
Team South Africa in Brazil for the 11th BRICS SummitArticle

Team South Africa, led by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, will be heading to Brazil for the BRICS Summit this week...

Issued by Brand South Africa 14 Nov 2019

#SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
#SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import ExpoArticle

Trade and global economic governance will be topics of discussion at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which gets underway on Tuesday...

5 Nov 2019

Addressing data inequality could help solve the unemployment crisis
Addressing data inequality could help solve the unemployment crisisArticle

No one but the most willfully ignorant would argue with the fact that South Africa is in the midst of a major employment crisis...

Greg Chen 4 Nov 2019

African internet addresses to run out in March 2020
African internet addresses to run out in March 2020Article

South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association says local ICT service providers that don't support the latest version of the Internet Protocol are potentially threatening the country's participation in 4IR...

31 Oct 2019

How research networks can help BRICS countries combat invasive species
How research networks can help BRICS countries combat invasive speciesArticle

BRICS countries should establish more networks of researchers dedicated to invasion science if they wish to curb the spread of invasive species...

28 Oct 2019

Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in Russia
Gauteng Tourism joins SA Tourism to promote South Africa in RussiaArticle

The Gauteng Tourism Authority will this weekend form part of South African Tourism delegation travelling to the Russian Federation to promote tourism into the country and grow arrivals from this important member of the BRICS, G8 and G20 nations...

25 Oct 2019

Global trade's growth rate may have slowed due to trade rows
Global trade's growth rate may have slowed due to trade rowsArticle

Made on Earth, a new BBC News series, explores eight everyday products, and the eight intricate global trading networks that bring them to market...

Tim Bowler 23 Oct 2019

The third capital of Russia, Yekaterinburg, set to come to Cape Town
The third capital of Russia, Yekaterinburg, set to come to Cape TownArticle

For the first time ever, Yekaterinburg, the third capital of Russia and the main city of the entire Ural Region, will come all the way to tell its story at the 2020 Brand Summit Africa...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 22 Oct 2019

New Diesel x Coca-Cola collection uses recycled materials
New Diesel x Coca-Cola collection uses recycled materialsArticle

Diesel has collaborated with Coca-Cola to introduce a capsule collection incorporating recycled materials...

22 Oct 2019

Highlights from the New York ZA Runway show 2019
Highlights from the New York ZA Runway show 2019Article

On Saturday, 11 October at the distinguished Marriott Hotel, Crystal Towers, Cape Town welcomed its first edition of fashion collaborations between New York and Cape Town designers...

Meagan Duckitt 18 Oct 2019

Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue, the continent's major investment platform
Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue, the continent's major investment platformArticle

Johannesburg will host the pre-eminent platform for investment between some of Southern Africa and Europe's leading blue chip companies and business leaders in Sandton on 29 and 30 October...

Issued by Optimize Agency 2 Oct 2019

#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashion
#TwygAwards: A celebration of sustainable South African fashionArticle

Designers and brands creating innovative, sustainable work in South Africa's fashion industry were honoured at the inaugural Twyg Awards, held in Cape Town on Thursday...

20 Sep 2019

Mr Price Home collaborates with Durban designer Lou Harvey
Mr Price Home collaborates with Durban designer Lou HarveyArticle

South African fashion and textile brand Lou Harvey has teamed up with Mr Price Home to launch a colourful collection of soft furnishings, kitchenware, crockery and stationery...

18 Sep 2019

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

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...

Sam Vettese and Ian Singleton 13 Sep 2019

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

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

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

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

6 Sep 2019

Sitting Pretty sets up shop in Gardens Centre
Sitting Pretty sets up shop in Gardens CentreArticle

South African ethical fashion brand, Sitting Pretty, has opened a temporary stand-alone store in Gardens Shopping Centre in Cape Town...

5 Sep 2019

How young Africans are going green in business
How young Africans are going green in businessArticle

The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment. That was the message hammered home to delegates at Africa Climate Week earlier this year...

Franck Kuwonu 3 Sep 2019

Saint celebrates turning one
Saint celebrates turning oneArticle

In 2018, local businessman Gary Kyriacou approached Grid Worldwide to help conceptualise a new restaurant. Grid was briefed to design and curate the entire brand experience...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 22 Aug 2019

Country Road's new Teen range launches in South Africa
Country Road's new Teen range launches in South AfricaArticle

Country Road's first Teen collection, catering for pre-teen and teen girls and boys aged 8-16, will launch in South African stores this August...

14 Aug 2019

A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Seyllou.
Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama GayeArticle

Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

14 Aug 2019

5 Startup trends in Nigeria
5 Startup trends in NigeriaArticle

Startup businesses are popping up everywhere and many people, both young and old, have amazing small business ideas that could potentially change the world...

Aimee Laurence 14 Aug 2019

Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?
Fast fashion lies: Will they really change their ways in a climate crisis?Article

Recently Zara introduced a sustainability pledge. But how can Zara ever be sustainable? As the largest fast-fashion retailer in the world, they produce around 450 million garments a year...

Anika Kozlowski 8 Aug 2019

Cheetah Plains creates new safari experience with sustainable architecture design
Cheetah Plains creates new safari experience with sustainable architecture designArticle

"The architecture exists to enhance the experience of the outdoors - not to mimic it, but to complement it so that guests may experience the bush more directly, more immediately."

7 Aug 2019

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