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Tips on managing impact of South African public holidays

Specialist risk finance company Business Partners Ltd which supports the development of SMEs offers some timely advice on boosting productivity during official holiday periods

DHL Express reacts to Nigeria's new economy status

Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, says his company has long seen the potential of Nigeria's economy where online shopping has become the norm for citizens

Taking your business online? Here are six risk assessment questions you need to ask

Whether you are an experienced online retailer or a relative novice, these are the questions you need to ask to protect yourself from online fraud that could result in product loss or chargebacks

Rwanda tops first African Retail Development Index

Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania and Gabon occupy the top five places of the inaugural A T Kearney African Retail Development Index (ARDI)

SA tourism hotspots quick to take up new ticketing system

New paperless ticketing system is helping to enhance popular South African tourism and events by making it easier than ever to gain access

JUMIA launches in Uganda

The leading ecommerce site in Africa is expanding its popular services to Uganda as part of its continuing success story

Going Online makes first acquisition

An online clearance marketplace company has announced it has taken over lifestyle products retailer Diligo in the first of what is hoped will be more acquisitions in the future

Five ways retailers can triple their profit during Christmas

Kaymu, Nigeria's leading online marketplace, has highlighted five ways in which retailers can maximise their profit this season

Airtel Money partners with Proflight Zambia

Two leading Zambian companies have joined forces to enable air passengers a quick and easy way to buy their flight tickets

Overcoming the payments hurdle for Nigerian e-commerce

Setting up in Nigeria can be extremely challenging for online retailers particularly when it comes to payment methods but leading services provider PayGate has some timely advice

Going.co.za launches online auction platform

South Africa's leading market place for surplus consumer goods, Going.co.za, has launched an online auction platform allowing buyers the ability to make offers on bulk lots of consumer goods

Carlson Rezidor set to open new Radisson Blu hotel in Cape Town

A leading global hotel chain is in the process of transforming one of Cape Town's best-known landmark hotels, Hotel Le Vendome, into its internationally-acclaimed Radisson Blu brand

$4billion Foreign Direct Investment encourages retailers to enter Africa

Retailers attending the World Retail Congress Africa were warned they must understand risk mitigation and have on-the-ground knowledge to succeed in the continent

SA agribusinesses continue to look to Africa for new markets

Africa's booming retail sector is providing greater availability of and demand for good quality agricultural produce and processed food products than ever before

Kaymu expands services to Morocco and Ghana

The rapidly growing online market service has announced it has is widening its footprint across Africa as demand for its services continues to increase at a rapid rate

Local Kenyan businesses reopen after Westgate

Local businesses reopen amid fears of travel warnings after Westgate

Fund acquires stake in pharmacy chain Haltons Ltd

A Luxembourg-based Venture Capital Fund has augmented its interests in the pharmaceutical sector by making its second investment this year in the sector

Payment gateway helps university streamline fee payments

The University of the Western Cape has engaged the services of PayGate to come up with a solution for a safe and secure payment method for its students

Shift in liquidation industry as ecommerce booms

Newly- launched inventory liquidation website, Going, is fighting for its share of South Africa's R13billion in excess inventory sales market

Travelstart surpasses one million Facebook fan milestone

A leading Africa online travel agency says making good use of social media platforms is playing a major role in the company's continued growth and success

SA's small grocery stores to go electronic

A partnership between MasterCard and Blue Label Telecoms will equip thousands of small traders and rural shops with electronic payment devices

Pillars of PCI compliance

A leading retail customer services and technology company offers timely advice on how retailers should prepare for new card payment security and compliance rules

H&M to open first store in South Africa

The Swedish clothing giant sees "great potential for expansion" in South Africa, and will open Johannesburg store in 2015, with another to come in Cape Town

South Africa's greenest hotel: Hotel Verde

Hotel Verde in Cape Town, South Africa, could be the most environmentally friendly hotel on the continent, it's due to open on August 27 when its owners will show off its unique features

Wal-mart eyes African retail market

American retail giant's South African unit Massmart is negotiating a majority stake in the Kenyan supermarket chain Naivas that would give it a foothold in east Africa's biggest economy

SA's first online clearance marketplace is launched

Paul Greenberg, the South African-born Chief Executive of the Australian National Online Retailers Assocation is pioneering the first online trade and wholesale platform in South Africa

Panda Security announces new retail range for 2014

A leading cloud-based security solutions company has announced a new range of products for 2014 which include multi-platform protection

Actis buys leading African payments business for R937m

A new partnership between Paycorp and private equity firm Actis looks set to bolster Southern Africa's pioneer independent ATM deployer

Carlson Rezidor announces new property for Nigerian capital

A top hotel chain, which is actively widening its footprint across Africa, has acquired its eighth property in Abuja which will open as a Park Inn by Radisson in early 2015

Jovago launches in Nigeria

A new online hotel booking service has been launched in Nigeria by The Africa Internet Holding which will give access to more than 140,000 hotels worldwide

South African online travel agency's key to success

Offering travellers a variety of ticket distribution and payment alternatives has played in integral role in pushing the expansion of a Cape Town-based online travel business

Burger King South Africa and Sasol pen QSR deal

South African drivers will not only be able to refuel their cars but also themselves thanks to a new agreement between leading fuel retailer Sasol and Burger King South Africa

Expanding JUMIA receives World Retail Awards' nominations

Nigeria's rapidly-growing, number one e-commerce site has announced it is opening 16 more cash on delivery locations in Lagos in the same week it has been nominated for two prestigious awards

Hilton among top hoteliers seeing prospects in Africa

Hilton, Marriott and Starwood are the major global players in hotel development as an increase in trade and emerging middle class fuels demand

JUMIA hosts e-commerce conference

Nigeria's rapidly growing online retailer JUMIA has gathered Nigerian decision makers to discuss e-commerce development in the country

Targeted and tooled-up for on-line sales

Bruce Muller, of branding agency Engage Brandcraft, tells budding e-commerce entrepreneurs just how to get sites noticed and most importantly how to get those tills ringing

Interswitch teams up with UnionPay International

A new agreement between two leading financial companies will give cardholders even more convenient access to their money through the improved network infrastructure

Online retailer JUMIA expands to Ivory Coast

Nigeria's number one e-commerce site has announced it is spreading its footprint even wider across West Africa by launching its services in the Ivory Coast

iROKO enters the South African DVD market

iROKO Partners is launching 10,000 new Nigerian movie DVDs in South Africa and celebrates the launch with the help of Nollywood superstar Mama G

Don't miss the point of retail customer marketing

Ian Steyn, Executive of Products and Services at Innervation, which provides integrated payments services to South African retailers, discusses the value of a coherent customer engagement strategy

The balancing act of localisation

On entering new territories, companies are confronted with the need for localising their offering, literature or even brands, to maximise their reach. But how far can they go to accommodate marginal languages while still making a decent return on investment?

Lira to be the face of Samsung across Africa

South African singing sensation, Lira, visits Samsung Fan Zone and announces ambassador agreement

Brand new quick stop for Table View

A leading petrol station and convenience store chain has re-opened one of its strategic outlets after giving it a major revamp

World Bank deems Kenya's Mobile Money unfair

Kenya's mobile money market needs regulating, according to the World Bank

Nollywood bolsters Nigeria's economy

Three years ago, when Jason Njoku's mother asked him to bring back some Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) DVDs from Nigeria, an idea took root and grew into what is now iROKO Partners, Africa's largest source of legal, online Nollywood film and music content

How to enter Nigeria's booming consumer market

With Africa's largest consumer market, FMCG companies can hit the jackpot, says XCOM Africa

SA airline promotes 'fourth wife goes free' deal

Kulula Airline runs advertisement in wake of President Jacob Zuma's marriage to fourth current wife

Pick n Pay to enter more African markets

South African retailer will move into Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Malawi in the next year

New Puma collection inspired by Africa

Sports label's first spring/summer 2012 line created for higher temperatures

Gap opens first stores in South Africa

US clothing label opens stores in Johannesburg and Cape Town

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