Absa Hosted Made in Africa Event to Ignite African Business by Connecting the Continent’s Buyers and Sellers

“It is time for Africa. It is time for Africa to harness its people, its resources, and its resilience for the betterment of all. It is time for large corporates and public sector entities to open up their supply chains for the betterment of local businesses. It is time for financial institutions to support this

The effects of ”lights off” for the retail industry

As we flip flop between candles powering up and diesel drumming to a now common beat – with the longest run of loadshedding in South Africa recently under our belts – the massive impact this has had on business has been nothing less than debilitating leaving our economy in a precarious position. With loadshedding recently

Furnmart & the Argility Technology Group

A 21-Year-Old and Ongoing Success Story In 2001 Argility entered into one of its longest running client relationships with Furnmart The Argility Technology Group (ATG) – with a thirty-five year plus history as a leading software developer and supplier to the retail and supply chain sectors, has announced that 2022 will mark the 21st anniversary

Innovative tie-up between Hello Adsales and Botswana Premier League is Good News for Global Brands

Brands will be the real winners in Botswana Premier League’s decision to sub-contract the management of its stadium advertising to Hello Adsales Botswana (PTY) LTD from January 2021. Talking about the 12-month renewable contract, Solomon Ramochotlhwane, sporting head at Botswana Football League, said: “The Botswana Premier League is looking forward to this stadium advertising project

Women Entrepreneurs Lead the way in Digital Presence, According to Mastercard SME Research in Middle East and Africa

81% of women entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa have a digital business presence according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index Latest research by Mastercard highlights high digitalization among women-owned businesses as opportunity for broader SME recovery and digital economy growth Despite the gender gap and social challenges, entrepreneurial women across the world and

Engen’s Footprint Flourishing as Company Targets Ambitious Growth in Botswana

Engen continues to expand in Botswana and so spread its unique retail fuel and convenience customer experience across the country, with five new Engen Service Stations opening in the first half of 2021 and a further five in the pipeline. “As always, convenience and customer service are key determinants of our success and we are

South African Manufacturer KAS Africa Secures $10 Million Investment

Million-dollar manufacturing deal aims to drive industrialisation and economic growth across Africa KAS Africa, a leading contract manufacturer of personal, home, baby and oral care FMCG products, has received an investment with an aggregate value of $10 million from TRT Investments Limited. The transaction significantly strengthens KAS Africa’s balance sheet and capacity to execute its growth

Smollan | Celebrating a Decade of Excellence

The PMR.africa Awards, held annually are intended to enhance and set a benchmark for excellence and very importantly, to celebrate the success of teams doing a great job. Smollan received five diamond category awards covering markets in both South Africa and Botswana. PMR.africa conducts research telephonically and it is not pre-coded, meaning that it is

phos and Stanchion Collaborate to Connect Merchants in Africa to the Contactless Digital Payment Ecosystem via their Existing Android Mobile Devices

Partnership is a game-changer in enabling contactless acceptance for smaller merchants across the continent phos, the fintech behind the first-ever software-only Point of Sale (SoftPOS), and Stanchion Payment Solutions, a global specialist in payments systems and integration, today announced that they have partnered to help payments processing companies and banks to accelerate time to market

Edcon Concludes the Sale for Parts of the Edgars Business to Retailability

Edcon announced that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability (Pty) Ltd has been implemented, with all approvals from regulatory authorities and all conditions precedent either fulfilled or waived.  The sale includes the transfer of approximately 120 stores in South Africa together with the businesses conducted therein. Retailability, a

Edcon Announces Signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreement for Sale of Parts of Edgars to Retailability

Edcon is pleased to announce that further to its media release dated 6th July 2020, the company has signed the Sale and Purchase Agreement for the sale of parts of Edgars to Retailability Pty (Ltd). Retailability is a retail fashion holding company of retail brands including Legit, Beaver Canoe, and Style, operating in over 460

SPAR Botswana Continues to Give Back to the Community

Children are the future and education is their best way forward; because of this, SPAR Botswana is supporting schools and children in need. During the recent lockdown, SPAR Botswana provided funding for a range of education related initiatives. Schools and orphans supported The daughter of a supermarket manager of SPAR Acacia in Gaborone initiated a

Shoprite Botswana’s First Market Day

In a first for Shoprite Botswana, local producers sold their produce directly to the public at selected Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets in the country. Dubbed Market Day and held on 29 February, this initiative saw eight (8) farmers, who already supply to the retail group, being hosted at Shoprite Gaborone, Shoprite Kgale Hill and Checkers

Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions scales retail offering with Loyalty Box acquisition

Innervation Pan African Payment Solutions (Innervation) has announced the acquisition of an African loyalty business, The Loyalty Box from Tritech Media. Innervation forms part of Crossfin Transactional Solutions (CTS), South Africa’s largest independent payments and merchant acquiring solutions platform. Under the terms of the deal, Innervation has acquired The Loyalty Box business for an undisclosed

Communities in Botswana Benefit from SPAR Involvement

SPAR in Botswana has undertaken a variety of initiatives during the course of this year, responding to community needs highlighted by shoppers to the retailer. Support has been given in the form of volunteer work, materials or funding to people in need, ranging from smaller projects through to larger-scale initiatives. Focus on school needs Wheelchairs

Technology Innovator, Argility, Applauds its Twenty One Year Journey with Retail Giant

The Technology Innovator Applauds its Twenty One Year Journey with Retail Giant Argility – a member of the Argility Technology Group has revealed details of its twenty-one year journey with the Shoprite Furniture Group, trading under the brands of OK Furniture, House & Home and OK Power Express. In 1998 Argility was appointed by the

Shoprite Opens its First Distribution Centre in Botswana

Shoprite Botswana recently opened its own world-class distribution centre (DC) in Taung, Gaborone. The 3 700 m² state-of-the-art facility is the first in the country that can handle storage across multiple temperature disciplines, contains tropical ripening rooms as well as offer value-added packing facilities. Most of the space – some 2 700 m² – will