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Consumers and the South African Market

It is tough economic times that will impact the retail sector in South Africa. The consumption landscape in South Africa is largely more competitive as pressure increases on the consumer to spend less and save more. A market place driven by an increase in VAT and a... read more

Making the most of Easter long weekend spending

As South African’s look with anticipation towards a brighter medium term economic performance, eager on GDP growth and the ability of politics to steer the country, well-earned scepticism continues to linger. A steady stream of results will earn back the confidence of... read more

5 Steps To Unlock Growth in Your Brand

We’ve started the year off with a furry of change.  Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in and delivered his first state of the nation address in February 2018.  He alluded to the strong legacy of Nelson Mandela and promised ethical leadership, speaking harshly against... read more

Pharmacy and Retail trends to expect in 2018

The pharmaceutical market was valued at R 45 billion and the private sector holds 84%, while the public sector has 16% in value share.  South Africa is ranked number 46 in the list of global exporters of pharmaceutical products.  This is R 4.9 billion in value made up... read more

Surviving the Storm – Are you ready for 2018?

It could largely be agreed that most businesses are happy to see the end of 2017.  It’s been a tumultuous year, one in which South Africans in particular were not quite sure what the next day would hold. Political and economic uncertainty has been consistent and a... read more

Where to from here?

This is the picture we are faced with. Consumer confidence is low. The rand has been fluctuating since the middle of 2016. South Africa has been downgraded to junk status. The clothing retail sector has hit its worst ever number, contracting at 0.3% in June 2017. The... read more

Build your brand grow your sales

After narrowly missing going into a recession in 2016, the country is on the edge of being graded between investment and junk. Although government debt has risen to R2.2 trillion there is a reprieve for the first half of 2017, in that South Africa will not be... read more

Pharma 3.0 and what it means for your business

The pharmaceutical industry is a very stable and important industry. In latest reports – consolidated health expenditure is set to rise by 8.3% over the medium-term expenditure framework, making it the fastest growing category of government spending after debt... read more