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Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition Commission
Shoprite signs consent agreement with Competition CommissionArticle

Shoprite Checkers has agreed to stop enforcing exclusivity provisions in its long-term exclusive lease agreements with its landlords against small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) and speciality and limited line stores.

13 Oct 2020

Day Zero in water stricken Mandela Bay
Day Zero in water stricken Mandela BayArticle

The water situation in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has reached a crisis and prompted the city to finally declare it Day Zero...

Thamsanqa Mbovane and Joseph Chirume 8 Sep 2020

The FMCG main market - deploying technology in the new normal
The FMCG main market - deploying technology in the new normalArticle

Globally, the fast-moving consumer goods market had to quickly adjust to the challenges that came with conducting a business in a world of social distancing, hand sanitiser and masks...

Andrew Dawson 28 Aug 2020

New app to ease delivery of groceries to townships
New app to ease delivery of groceries to townshipsArticle

Yethu - meaning 'ours' - is an inclusive servicing app, designed to add dignity and quality of life to township and rural households...

26 Aug 2020

Cigarette prices surge 250% as tobacco market destabilises - study
Cigarette prices surge 250% as tobacco market destabilises - studyArticle

Recent research has shown that the average price of cigarettes has increased by nearly 250% compared to pre-lockdown levels...

22 Jul 2020

Engen contributes further to fighting Covid-19, pledging R1m to FoodForward SA
Engen contributes further to fighting Covid-19, pledging R1m to FoodForward SAArticle

Engen late last month announced its partnership with FoodForward SA, donating R1m in fuel to help the organisation carry out its food delivery aid in vulnerable communities...

1 Jul 2020

SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economy
SA's record e-commerce performance offers hope for battered economyArticle

E-commerce is providing a ray of hope for the local economy with transactions hitting a record high in May and June...

30 Jun 2020

Government formalises over 2,000 spaza shops
Government formalises over 2,000 spaza shopsArticle

Small Business Development Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says her department has formalised over 2,000 spaza shops during the Covid-19 pandemic...

24 Jun 2020

"We are not doing any business" says street vendor
"We are not doing any business" says street vendorArticle

Report finds 70% of households in poor neighbourhoods source food from informal sector...

Zoë Postman 10 Jun 2020

Mamela Media partners with fellow township experts, Keys Communications
Mamela Media partners with fellow township experts, Keys CommunicationsArticle

Township location experts Mamela Media have grown into township audience experts, offering brands a 360 degree solution to engage with the township consumer in their daily journey. As part of this solution, Mamela announces their collaboration with fellow township experts, Keys Communications...

Issued by Mamela Media 8 Jun 2020

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Standard Bank partners with Sefa to assist spaza shopsArticle

Standard Bank has partnered with the Small Enterprise Finance Agency to help spaza shops purchase stock through government funding...

4 Jun 2020

Let's go outside - safely
Let's go outside - safelyArticle

There is brutal evidence, and no doubt that the implications imposed on the industry from level 5 and level 4 lockdown regulations have left industries battered and bruised. The out of home (OOH) industry, in particular, was first to be hit - as a country we were told 'stay home', we were literally turned off...

Jorja Wilkins, Issued by Primedia Outdoor 4 Jun 2020

Justice Rapapule serving a client at his spaza shop in Tsakane. Photo: Kimberly Mutandiro
"My business will never be the same again," says Duduza spaza shop ownerArticle

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance...

27 May 2020

6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goods
6DOT50 launches Digital Rands to pay for essential goodsArticle

6DOT50 is stepping in with a new way to pay for essential goods, as Covid-19 takes its toll on the South African economy...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 May 2020

R140 for a packet of cigarettes in Soweto
R140 for a packet of cigarettes in SowetoArticle

Spaza shop owner says ban on alcohol and tobacco has cost him R25,000...

Mosa Damane 18 May 2020

Covid-19 - business disruptor or change agent?
Covid-19 - business disruptor or change agent?Article

As South Africa enters another week of the national lockdown the world and business as we know it, is changing dramatically...

8 May 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SA
The impact of Covid-19 on small and micro businesses in SAArticle

In almost all the messages, strategies and press conferences we have seen in these tough times of a global pandemic, one thing is clear in the world of SMMEs...

Lindiwe Kunene 8 May 2020

Mzansi 'nillionaires': (brand) love in the time of Covid-19
Mzansi 'nillionaires': (brand) love in the time of Covid-19Article

There's no denying that the global Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head, even more so for those who were already struggling with tight wallets. Here's how their lives have been affected and how marketers and retailers can better connect with 'nillionaires' post-Covid-19 to better meet their needs with streamlined communications, product and purpose...

Issued by Kantar 8 May 2020

Film and television production houses to resume operations
Film and television production houses to resume operationsArticle

Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Jackson Mthembu, has signed and gazetted directions on the Risk-Adjusted Strategy for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector...

4 May 2020

SA's hunger is everyone's problem - especially the well-fed
SA's hunger is everyone's problem - especially the well-fedArticle

In a crisis, the urgency of need must trump market barriers. Now more than ever business must come together and act to save the vulnerable among us.

Mary-Jane Morifi 30 Apr 2020

UIF disbursements surpass R3bn mark
UIF disbursements surpass R3bn markArticle

Government has dispersed R3.3 billion in Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) claim benefits submitted by 1.75 million workers - as relief for the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

29 Apr 2020

R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communities
R2m food voucher system rolled out to at-risk communitiesArticle

Flash has partnered with the DG Murray Trust to launch a R2m electronic food voucher system to approximately 7,000 at-risk households in five food insecure communities...

24 Apr 2020

Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials online
Free platform equips small, informal retailers to sell essentials onlineArticle

The Redshift Store Connector was created during the South African lockdown to allow small local retailers like spaza shops to easily set up an online presence and sell directly to their surrounding communities...

21 Apr 2020

Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overview
Not taking lockdown lying down: A 360 industry overviewArticle

An overview of Bizcommunity's Press Offices, companies and organisations putting the grit in integrity, by continuing to communicate and innovate despite the many challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 Apr 2020

OOH, the hero (still)!
OOH, the hero (still)!Article

To cover all bases, before getting started, we are living in the most unusual of times. The unthinkable and unimaginable is happening all around us daily, with a constantly changing media and consumer landscape...

Livia Brown, Issued by Dentsu 21 Apr 2020

Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail reality
Adapting traditional trade strategy for the Covid-19 retail realityArticle

The unloved, underinvested world of traditional trade retailing just became the next key battleground for sales-depleted businesses, says Richard Wells...

Richard Wells 21 Apr 2020

Guidelines for spaza shops announced
Guidelines for spaza shops announcedArticle

The Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has announced guidelines for participation in the Spaza Shops and General Dealers support scheme...

20 Apr 2020

Mapping physical shopping behaviour during the SA lockdown
Mapping physical shopping behaviour during the SA lockdownArticle

Under normal, (non-lockdown) circumstances, consumers choose shopping destinations based partly on their normal daily movements and convenience of proximity to work, schools or home...

17 Apr 2020

Essential services businesses need new certificate
Essential services businesses need new certificateArticle

Companies, which are registered through the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission's (CIPC) BizPortal to perform essential services during the lockdown period, will be required to have a new certificate from the BizPortal website for the extended period of the lockdown...

17 Apr 2020

Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?
Covid-19: What are your rights as an employee?Article

With the implementation of the national lockdown by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 26 March, there has been understandable confusion...

Shane Johnson and Samantha Robb 8 Apr 2020

Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdown
Regulations for grocery retail SMMEs and informal food traders during lockdownArticle

The Department of Small Business Development has issued directions to assist SMMEs operating grocery stores to comply with lockdown regulations...

7 Apr 2020

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3 Apr 2020

Crowds to be managed better at shops
Crowds to be managed better at shopsArticle

As the national lockdown takes a firm hold over the nation, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has urged retailers to manage crowds and queues at their establishments, so as to slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

30 Mar 2020

Food processing is exempt from the Covid-19 lockdown
Essential services and businesses allowed to operate under lockdownArticle

In a bid to contain and slow down the spread of the coronavirus in the country, South Africa will go on a nationwide lockdown at the stroke of midnight on Thursday for 21 days, with the exception of essential services...

24 Mar 2020

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Panic buying in the wake of Covid-19 underscores inequalities in South AfricaArticle

The way panic buying plays out in a country as economically unequal as South Africa accentuates the gap between the haves and have-nots...

James Lappeman 23 Mar 2020

Chappies launches Cola flavour with Josias Mpyana
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Chappies has a new limited-edition flavour called Chappies Cola. A launch event was held to celebrate the new flavour. Chappies SA commissioned Josias Mpyana, also known as The Chappies Artist, to create an art piece that expresses the joy he gets from blowing bubbles of Chappies Cola. The new flavour is available at select wholesalers, taxi ranks and spaza shops nationwide.

11 Mar 2020

South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workers
South Africa's spaza shops: how regulatory avoidance harms informal workersArticle

Small informal retailers are a ubiquitous feature of any developing country's urban landscape. Known as spaza shops in SA, they are an important component in the townships...

Andries du Toit 26 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

Community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve a Big Five conservation success
Community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve a Big Five conservation successArticle

The Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal, following 10 years of hard work, is one of the first successful community-owned and managed Big Five conservation ventures in South Africa...

12 Dec 2019

Spaza advertising: An ever-growing market in South Africa
Spaza advertising: An ever-growing market in South AfricaArticle

R1 of every R5 spent in South Africa takes place at informal spaza or township stores. This makes the informal retail environment a very attractive sector worth approximately R46bn...

Issued by MegaVision Media 6 Dec 2019

Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chains
Apartheid-era municipal by-laws favour large supermarket chainsArticle

A key finding of the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry highlighted the anti-competitive nature of exclusive tenant clauses in long-term lease agreements...

4 Dec 2019

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Local spaza shops up against shifting competitive retail environmentArticle

The Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report offers valuable suggestions on how the struggling spaza shop market and informal traders can overcome the hurdles of a shifting competitive environment...

3 Dec 2019

Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry report
Unpacking the Competition Commission's Grocery Retail Market Inquiry reportArticle

On Monday, 25 November 2019, the Competition Commission published the final report in relation to its Grocery Retail Market Inquiry. The inquiry sought to elucidate features of the grocery retail market that have resulted in reduced competition...

Angelo Tzarevski, Ryan McKerrow and Kirsty Gibson 27 Nov 2019

Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with malls
Call for SA's major supermarkets to drop exclusive leases with mallsArticle

The Competition Commission has found that there's no compelling justification for major supermarkets to have exclusive lease agreements with shopping malls...

26 Nov 2019

Gcwalisa dispensers help reduce single-use plastic at spaza shops
Gcwalisa dispensers help reduce single-use plastic at spaza shopsArticle

Retail solutions company Smollan and product and service design practice DYDX paired up to create a more sustainable solution for the sale of FMCG products in the informal retail market...

28 Oct 2019

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SA's real 'main market' is where brands will grow market shareArticle

According to the UCT Research Institute's latest report, South Africa's "upper middle class" has the potential to make or break brands...

Andrew Weinberg 25 Sep 2019

Fintech startups score funding from RMI's AlphaCode
Fintech startups score funding from RMI's AlphaCodeArticle

AlphaCode, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI)'s incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle has awarded R23 million supplier development loans to three fintech startups...

2 Sep 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in AfricaArticle

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail markets
South Africa's most lucrative and fastest-growing retail marketsArticle

Companies go where the spending power is. The question is, where in South Africa can they find the biggest return on their investment?

Ben Leo 4 Jul 2019

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Could the Amazon Go model of seamless, automated shopping work in SA?Article

AI, IoT and other next-generation automation technologies are starting to revolutionise the retail business. One glimpse of the future can be seen in Amazon Go's "Just Walk Out" stores...

Grant Lapping 19 Jun 2019

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