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Food producer Libstar bets on yoghurt to boost market share

By: Reuters     14th June 2018 South Africa's Libstar Holdings is launching a new range of yoghurt in a bid to gain market share from French group Danone and local leader Clover Industries in the country's competitive dairy sector. The new yoghurt ranges and shakes, traded by Libstar unit Lancewood will be launched by July, CE... 

Good corporate citizenship in a post-State-capture South Africa 

By: Kim Cloete     8th June 2018 A string of corporate governance failures and climate change challenges have cranked up the pressure on companies to become better corporate citizens and take care of the environment they are operating in. The renewed emphasis on governance and sustainability is not limited to the private sector,... 

Good corporate citizenship in a post-State-capture South Africa

By: Kim Cloete     8th June 2018 A string of corporate governance failures and climate change challenges have cranked up the pressure on companies to become better corporate citizens and take care of the environment they are operating in. The renewed emphasis on governance and sustainability is not limited to the private sector,... 

Digging deep to provide refreshing water at Engen False Bay 1Stop

28th May 2018 Kobus Pretorius is a man with the customer at heart. As the owner of the Engen False Bay 1 Stop, Kobus has just installed a water desalination plant that converts borehole water into purified water.   False Bay 1 Stop is an Engen flagship highway site with between 800 and 1 000 vehicles stopping... 

Jared Higgins

18th May 2018 This week we feature Jared Higgins, CEO of Secure Drive, a company that provides security transport services, protection services and risk consulting   

Engen Raslouw in Centurion gets a Woolies Foodstop

17th May 2018 The people of Pretoria West are set to reap the yummy goodness of a 24-hour Woolworths Foodstop, which has been added to the recently upgraded Engen Raslouw. Engen Raslouw is located on the corner of the R55 and Lochner Road, Raslouw Gardens, Pretoria West. The new Woolies food offering was... 

Libstar lists on JSE

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th May 2018 Consumer packaged goods producer and supplier Libstar on Wednesday started trading on the main board of the JSE, in the food products sector.  

Atterbury’s Stellenbosch Trumali House offices become the new HQ of Hungry Lion

19th April 2018 Atterbury, the leading South African property developer, has completed the refurbishment of Trumali House, Stellenbosch, into modern multi-tenant A-grade offices with 3,500sqm of space. It has also signed the building’s first tenant, Hungry Lion, which will begin operating from its new... 

Atterbury completes Trumali House refurbishment, signs Hungry Lion

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th April 2018 Property developer Atterbury has completed the refurbishment of Trumali House, in Stellenbosch, into modern multitenant A-grade offices with 3 500 m2 of space.  

Engen launches Phola Park in KwaMhlanga

9th April 2018 The people of Phola Park, Mpumalanga are reaping the benefits of 24-hour 1 Plus convenience offered by the all new Engen Phola Park Convenience Centre, which officially opened on 15 March 2018.   Engen Phola Park Convenience Centre is located at the entrance of the newly built Phola Mall on the... 

Youth Employment Service to benefit 1m young people  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th March 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday launched the Youth Employment Service (Yes) initiative – a business-led partnership with government, labour and society, that aims to empower one-million young South Africans between the ages of 18 and 34 through paid work experiences over the next three years.  

Sasol service stations attract largest number of visitors, survey reveals

By: Irma Venter     19th January 2018 Sasol service stations are attracting the most feet per service station in South Africa, with Shell service stations in second position. Engen, with its much larger service station footprint, attracts more visitors, in total, than any other brand. 

Flying to Cape Town? Travellers encouraged to swop baggage allowance for water from Jozi

14th December 2017 The annual festive season trek from Jo’burg to the sunny shores of Cape Town is gathering steam, but this year Gautengers will descend on a drought ravaged city and their presence will put even more strain on the dwindling water supply. To help raise awareness about the need to use water... 

Small business agency in venture to incubate tech hardware startups

By: Schalk Burger     8th December 2017 The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda), under the Department of Small Business Development, is leveraging the capabilities of hardware technology investor and incubator Savant Technologies to help science and technology inventors start businesses. The partnership was launched at the... 

Sasol the most successful service station brand in SA, says Lightstone Explore

By: Irma Venter     27th November 2017 Sasol service stations are attracting the most feet per service station in South Africa, with Shell service stations in second position. Engen, with its much larger service station footprint, attracts more visitors, in total, than any other brand. 

Business Of Design: A Conference To Inspire The Way You Do Business

4th October 2017 Business of Design returns to Johannesburg and Cape Town in October. The two-day conference that has had a positive impact on South African businesses since its inception in 2014, is led by some of the country’s top business experts and design professionals. While being inspirational, the... 

Biofuels company launches franchise solution

18th August 2017 Cape Town-based biofuel company Biogreen Diesel will start franchising its ‘Biodiesel & Research model’, to aid in the expansion of the industry and simultaneously increase awareness of biofuels in the region. The company, having made the announcement in June on its website, says it felt it had... 

Creative farming methods ensure sustainability

By: Robyn Wilkinson     11th August 2017 Amid extreme weather, regulatory barriers and import competition, South African farmers need to think creatively about farming practices – not only to reduce costs but also preserve an environment that is struggling under the pressures of a growing global population, says agriculture... 

Leading South African Engineering Firm Partners with Silversoft to Implement Deltek Project Information Management

27th July 2017 Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, announced today that CKR Consulting Engineers is partnering with Silversoft to implement Deltek Project Information Management (PIM), the industry’s leading enterprise information... 

‘Creative destruction’ drives business change

6th June 2017 Economies the world over are in a brutal and unsettling phase of transition in which new technologies are shaking the foundations of business and demanding innovative solutions from supply chain managers.   Speaking at the 39th SAPICS conference at Century City in Cape Town, keynote speaker Sean... 

SAPICS looks ahead

31st May 2017 The fast-approaching SAPICS conference – the foremost event on the supply chain manager’s calendar – will see ‘Foxy Futurist’ Clem Sunter take to the stage again by popular demand.   Sharing his insights and scenarios with SAPICS delegates at Century City Convention Centre in Cape Town, which... 

Retailers will face economic pressure for at least two years

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th May 2017 With household disposable income at its lowest level in a decade, South African retailers are facing their toughest environment since the 2009 recession, which has resulted in a dramatic slowdown in new space roll-outs. Further, the introduction of the National Credit Act and new documentation... 

Gladys Mawoneke

12th May 2017 This week we feature Gladys Mawoneke, CEO of Breva Beverages, a manufacturer, marketer and wholesaler of alcohol-free beverages for adults   

IDS from Cape Town gets a leg up thanks to Goscor Access Rental

10th May 2017 Cape Town-based structural insulated panel (SIP) manufacturer IDS has opted for scissor lifts from Goscor Access Rental instead of traditional scaffolding. Not only does this boost productivity, it gives the company peace-of-mind it has access to the latest technology and best-maintained... 

Portfolio committee disappointed in retailer no-show at meeting to discuss poultry prices

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd May 2017 Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on Tuesday said it was considering summoning retailers using the Rules of Parliament, after several retailers did not attend a meeting to provide insights on how pricing and mark-ups of poultry products occur in their companies. Some of the... 

Holistic approach to logistics – are we there yet?

25th April 2017 Most companies today recognise that managing logistics is a vital element of implementing business strategies and plans – with logistical planning now needing a holistic approach if future growth opportunities are to be fully grasped. But only a third of South African companies are positive that... 

Food, beverage supply chain under focus at SAPICS 2017 conference

24th April 2017 Food production is the world’s largest manufacturing sector, and in Africa it is second only to the oil and gas industry – based on the combined revenue of the 111 largest African agro-food companies. Potential for further growth is substantial, but it relies on efficient and innovative supply... 

Ballito Junction Regional Mall will raise the KZN fashion stakes 

7th March 2017 The much-anticipated opening of Ballito Junction Regional Mall will introduce a sensational assortment of stylish new shopping for the fashion-forward Dolphin Coast. Ballito Junction will open on Thursday, 23 March, with a strong focus on fashion and accessory brands - from the cool casual of... 

The allure of green building warms up as the globe heats up

9th February 2017 The built environment has a major role to play in climate change mitigation, and progressively more South African property investors are rising to the challenge with positive impacts on the environment and their businesses. This is the word from the Green Building Council South Africa in light of... 

Atterbury builds a vibrant new base for SA’s legal community at The Club Advocates’ Chambers

19th January 2017 Offering advocates the opportunity to own or rent offices in a modern new urban precinct with a live-work-play lifestyle, Atterbury is developing The Club Advocates’ Chambers in Pretoria. Working hand-in-hand with a group of advocates from the city, the leading South African property investor and... 

Innovation earns company biofuels award

9th December 2016 Market research company and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded its 2016 Company of the Year Award to South African renewable-energy company Biogreen for its innovative performance and customer impact in the production of biodiesel from used cooking oil. Biogreen offers its suppliers and... 

Company targets major construction contracts

By: Kimberley Smuts     11th November 2016 Construction, civils and housing company Motheo Construction Group is upgrading the on- and off-ramps at the Engen Blockhouse on the R59, in Vereeniging, which is scheduled for completion in January. Having started in September, the project comprises earthworks that mainly consist of the... 

Premier praises new mixed-use development in Menlyn 

3rd November 2016 The much anticipated mixed-use development Menlyn Maine’s Central Square was launched in September. Megan van Wyngaardt has the story. 

Rhodes Food to acquire Ma Baker for R212m

By: Anine Kilian     31st October 2016 JSE-listed Rhodes Food Group will acquire KwaZulu-Natal-based pie and pastry producer Ma Baker for R212.24-million to strengthen its position in South Africa’s pastry market and diversify its customer base and geographic presence. Rhodes says the acquisition will create meaningful synergies, not... 

Voltage optimisation solution punted as way to cut energy costs

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th October 2016 A deal by South African energy efficiency specialists Rhino Lighting and Powerstar South Africa (SA) has signalled the nationwide roll-out of a globally patented Powerstar range of voltage optimisation systems for local industry, which has resulted in energy cost-savings of more than 25% in some... 

Woolworths, Massmart, and Pick n Pay get tops on Renewable Energy, Shoprite scores last again: Greenpeace

27th October 2016 In order to fully benefit from the potential of abundant renewable energy in South Africa, companies need to step out of their comfort zones and send clear signals to the markets by committing to an ambitious 100% renewable energy future. This is the resounding message in an updated report... 

Energy deal signals kick-off of power savings drive

3rd October 2016 “Voltage optimisation” rolled out to big business and industry in bid to cut energy costs A NEW deal between two South African energy efficiency specialists – Rhino Lighting and Powerstar SA – has signalled the rollout of a globally-patented Powerstar range of voltage optimisation systems aimed... 

Ethical conduct relies on values and capability

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2016 The fact that the main lecture hall at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), in Johannesburg, was bursting at the seams last week for a discussion on ethics and its importance in driving trust in society and business is a strong reflection of the ‘signs of our times’. While attendance... 

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