African packaging on a growth path
The South African packaging industry plays an important role in the local economy, contributing R79 billion in 2014. Plastics packaging makes up the largest share, followed by paper and board packaging.
6 South Africans take up Money Makeover Challenge
Six ordinary South Africans will take up the Absa/City Press Money Makeover Challenge and undergo a money makeover boot camp.
Netstar appoints new GM for insurance markets
South African tracking and stolen vehicle recovery company Netstar has appointed Belinda Felix as its new General Manager for Insurance Markets. Felix replaces insurance industry stalwart Justus van Pletzen, who is pursuing business ventures outside of telematics and insurance.
Elkem Silicones introduces Puresil
Elkem Silicones has just launched Puresil, a new brand for specialised personal care offerings. Puresil, a new brand created following the acquisition of Basel Chemie, a renowned Korean silicone producer, demonstrates Elkem’s commitment to strengthening its position as a specialty silicone supplier to the personal care market. Its newly extended product range is now composed...
Manufacturers report constrained supply chains due to COVID-19
Global restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints still evident across many manufacturing subsectors a year after the country first went into hard lockdown, according to the Q1 Absa Manufacturing Survey. “South African manufacturers are reporting issues in the supply chain that are...
Spraymate Rust-Oleum union brings opportunities
The complementary business cultures of Spraymate and Rust-Oleum will create new opportunities for consumer, distributor and retailer customers.
Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings
Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent. PwC (www.PwC.com) research across the continent shows that 91% of CEOs are confident about their own companies’ growth prospects in the medium term. “This is the highest level of confidence since we started our...
Shown the door, Zuma steps out
President Jacob Zuma resigned with immediate effect on 14 February, after the ANC decided to proceed with a no-confidence vote against him. Cyril Ramaphosa will become acting president and the National Assembly has 30 days to choose a replacement for Zuma. Ramaphosa will likely be elected in a permanent capacity and will deliver the State...
Get that feeling with Clicks and Sorbet
The anti-ageing category is being influenced by various drivers. Millennials, despite their youth, are becoming more concerned with ageing, while the take-home spa trend is making its mark. Natural ingredients and skin care solutions that speak to the senses are also driving category developments.
Hollard travel has the SAA strike covered
Travellers affected by the expected South African Airways (SAA) strike from tomorrow, who have also taken out Hollard Travel insurance, will be covered. SAA has announced that it has cancelled all local and international flights on 15 and 16 November, in response to the strike. It says it will reimburse customers, reschedule their flights or...
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