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July 11, 2019

KZN draws thousands of Chinese

The number of Chinese tourists who visit KwaZulu-Natal is expected to grow thanks to an agreement signed between Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and China Comfort Tourism Group.

The agreement will see the Chinese travel agency bring thousands of tourists to KwaZulu-Natal, taking the tourism industry in the province to another level, says Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province, Sihle Zikalala.

Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC,Mrs Nomusa Dube-Ncube said the agreement between Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the Chinese travel agency augured well for the province’s growth aspirations.

KwaZulu-Natal intends to grow tourism contribution to its economy to reach [...]

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June 26, 2019

Deep appreciation for China in Africa, says Naledi Pandor

South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, was on Tuesday positive about the progress made in fostering ties between China and the African continent at the conclusion of the two-day Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) coordinators meeting in Beijing, China.

“There was a very significant turnout and of course the participation of China was at the highest level, including ministers of foreign affairs as well as commerce.

“Part of the successful aspect is the cementing of the idea that the forum for Africa-China cooperation has become an important platform of advancing the development cooperation between African countries, and [...]

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June 10, 2019

Maybe Africa really will become the new China

When people tell me that Africa will be the new China, I’m not as incredulous as I used to be. The continent is showing potential, and progress could come from what many consider to be a highly unlikely area: manufacturing.

All across Africa, investors — many of them private entrepreneurs from China — are building factories. Others from India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh are joining in, while car companies from Japan, Germany, and South Korea are declaring their intent to put assembly plants in places such as Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Ghana. Meanwhile, overall African growth is looking impressive. The International Monetary Fund forecasts that 6 of the top 10 fastest-growing [...]

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September 27, 2018

THE EVOLVING NATURE OF CATEGORY LEADERSHIP IN RETAIL

In the past, when I would go country to country, clients would complain when I would show examples from outside of their region or country. The might say, ‘our country is different’, says Ray Gaul, VP of research and analytics: market insights at Kantar Consulting. He says that recently, that story has changed. When I show examples of in-store best practices, I get the question ‘is that brand doing all the right things in highly developed e-commerce markets?’

The implication is that to be a ‘best practice’ category leader in 2018, you need to be doing three things right:

1. In-store category leadership 2. Digital category leadership 3. Leadership [...]

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