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Retail

Prada Exits South Africa

The store opened with much fanfare in 2015.

clock May 7, 2020Bambina Wise

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

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

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.

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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

The new Cosmos Yopougon mall in Côte d'Ivoire.

Retail

A New Shopping Mall Redefines Retail in Côte d’Ivoire

Ninety-two percent of the $30 million Cosmos Yopougon project has already been leased.

clock January 29, 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

The Off-White in 8 Rockwell is an example of Manila's booming retail scene.

Retail

Southeast Asia’s New Retail Magnet: The Philippines

Often thought of as being under-the-radar retailwise, the Philippines in fact is an attractive proposition for many international brands.

clock November 19, 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

Jewelry

De Beers Launches App for Ethical Diamond Sourcing

The pilot program, called GemFair, is aimed at small-scale miners in Sierra Leone.

clock May 1, 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

British supermodel Naomi Campbell displays an outfit by South African designer Kluk CGDT during the ARISE Fashion Week event in Lagos, NigeriaFashion, Lagos, Nigeria - 31 Mar 2018

Fashion Scoops

Naomi Campbell Walks Arise Fashion Week

The supermodel walked in two shows as part of her AFW promotional duties.

clock April 1, 2018Bambina Wise

The Eritrean delegation at the COMESA DTFA workshop held in the Seychelles last January.

Government and Trade

Key African Nations Establish Digital Free Trade Zone

Fifteen nations have launched a pilot electronic certificate of origin program to speed and simplify cross-border trade.

clock February 11, 2018Bambina Wise

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