South Africa

Retail

Prada Exits South Africa

The store opened with much fanfare in 2015.

clock May 7, 2020Bambina Wise

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Financial

HanesBrands Stock Falls Despite Q3 Gains

The company alluded to the impact of store closures in its outlook.

clock October 31, 2019Kellie Ell

Ian Moir, Woolworths

Retail

David Jones Drags Down South Africa’s Woolworths

Ian Moir, Woolworths Holdings chief executive officer, has relocated to Australia from South Africa in an attempt to turn around the struggling David Jones.

clock September 17, 2019Bambina Wise

Carmelo Anthony with his Melo Made collection..

Fashion Scoops

Carmelo Anthony Picks South Africa for Second Melo Made Collection

The basketball star’s second collaboration collection is centered around the art, culture and fashion of the nation.

clock September 9, 2019Jean E. Palmieri

Yamamay in South Africa

Intimates

Yamamay Enters South African Market

The brand’s opening in Pretoria comes as other overseas retailers have pulled out of the slow-growing economy.

clock September 2, 2019Bambina Wise

Gisele Bündchen has offered the Alexander McQueen clutch that she carried to the 2011 Met gala.

Fashion Scoops

Models Toni Garrn, Gisele Bündchen, Gigi Hadid and Karlie Kloss Donate Fashion for Charity Sale

Garrn, who who portrayed a secret German agent in Marvel Studios’ “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” launched her namesake foundation in 2016.

clock August 13, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

A Jumia Technologies distribution center in Africa.

Financial

Jumia Technologies Hopes NYSE Listing Will Show Appeal of African Tech

From its establishment in 2012, Jumia was conceived as a pan-African, e-commerce platform and it has been dubbed an “African Amazon.”

clock June 10, 2019Bambina Olivares

Veldskoen footwear is based on a traditional South African design.

Financial

Mark Cuban Invests in South African Shoe Brand

The American investor has helped bring the South African footwear brand Veldskoen to the U.S. market.

clock April 15, 2019Bambina Wise

The Duchess of Cambridge in Hobbs

Retail

A Tale of Two Retail Chains in South Africa

While department store chain Edcon narrowly averts going out of business, its competitor The Foschini Group continues to thrive.

clock March 29, 2019Bambina Wise

Nelson Mandela's Hi-Tec sneakers.

Fashion Scoops

A Homecoming for Nelson Mandela’s Shoes

The Hi-Tec sneakers that Mandela wore walking out of prison are now on permanent display at the brand’s store in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

clock February 14, 2019Bambina Wise

Jewelry

A South-African Jewelry Brand Launches in Australia

South-African jewelry retailer AmericanSwiss has opened six units to test the market, with plans to open up to 100.

clock December 14, 2018Bambina Wise

Looks on show at the Zeitz MOCAA Museum celebrating 21 years of South African Fashion Week.

Fashion Scoops

South African Fashion on Show at Zeitz MOCAA

The exhibit marks 21 years of South African Fashion Week.

clock November 16, 2018Bambina Wise

South African designer and personality Craig Jacobs with Naomi Campbell at the launch event.

Fashion Scoops

Naomi Campbell Touts Event to Celebrate Nelson Mandela

An all-star concert on Dec. 2 will be headlined by Beyoncé, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Wizkid and Usher honoring Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

clock July 11, 2018Bambina Wise

The Downtown style from the Pichulik X Superga collection.

Fashion Scoops

Superga Partners With South African Jewelry Brand

Superga has teamed with Pichulik, a Cape Town-based jewelry label, to create three limited-edition sneakers.

clock May 1, 2018Bambina Wise

Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe

Government and Trade

African Fashion International Founder Champions Designers, Seeks to Build International Distribution

Financial backing and access to international markets are key issues for AFI-supported designers, who often need to learn about trade treaties and scaling up production.

clock November 28, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

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