PE’s Jonck wins national 6 Reds title
  Port Elizabeth snooker star Charl Jonck made up for his disappointment in the national singles championship by winning the SPAR South African 6 Reds title in Port Elizabeth this week. Jonck produced a maximum break of 75 in the final to defeat Cape Town’s Tariq Samsodien 7-1 at... Read more
Park Square leads the way for future forward work spaces
Rapid technological advancements have gifted people with the ability to redefine their work lives. Saying goodbye to the nine-to-five, many professionals around the world are now untethered from their desks, able to work remotely from anywhere and at any time thanks to WIFI, smartphones and a whole host of... Read more
May the best furniture win
Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) industrial design student Merliska Meerman will use her “Rhino” design concept as a solution to filling the gap currently existing in the South African manufacturing sector for children’s furniture. The 21-year-old will vie for the coveted title of producing the best furniture design concept... Read more
Consumer take back their rights
The Consumer Goods and Services Ombud (CGSO) has seen a 60% increase in the number of cases reported to it. “For the reporting period, the CGSO received 5 595 cases, compared to 3 495 cases in the previous year,” Acting Ombudsman of the CGSO, Magauta Mphahlele, said at a media briefing... Read more
Staying one step ahead says award-winning retailer
Faced with plenty of competition in their area, the SPAR Acres team have made it a top priority to learn from their rivals and to ensure they do everything just that much better. That has led to them being named the Eastern Cape retailer’s store of the year in... Read more
Shopfitting: Art and science meet
Adam Dembovsky, Innovation Factory’s Managing Director says that the perfect shop fittings are at the juncture of where art and science meet. In a dream store, form follows function in the most aesthetically pleasing way to create a lasting impression on clients. Your storefront is an invitation for prospective... Read more
Award-winning East London retailer one happy family
One happy family is how SUPERSPAR Nick’s Foods general manager Shannon Lennox sees his relationship with the East London shop after they were named SUPERSPAR of the year in the Eastern Cape recently. Lennox’s operation received the award for the second time after also taking the top prize in... Read more
Beacon Isle store sets the standard
Duncan Brown and his Beacon Isle team continues to set the standard in customer service after being named Eastern Cape KWIKSPAR of the Year at the recent awards function at the Mpekweni resort near Port Alfred. It is the second year in a row that the retail outlet in... Read more
Foschini referred to tribunal for flouting credit act
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has referred Foschini Retail Group (Pty) Ltd to the National Consumer Tribunal for breaching the National Credit Act. The referral follows a NCR investigation that revealed that Foschini has charged consumers a club fee on credit agreements. In a statement on Tuesday, the NCR... Read more
Deloitte upbeat on most sectors
Restructuring professionals more positive about the economy, but retail, agriculture and construction sectors remain at risk, 2017 Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey finds  Deloitte today launched the fourth annual South African Restructuring Outlook 2017 survey results showing a significant improvement from 2016, with most respondents of the survey expecting an... Read more