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Black middle class growing

South Africa’s black middle class has almost trebled over the past twelve years and there are currently more black than white households among the monthly highest and middle level spenders. Since 2004 the number of black middle class members has grown from 1.7-m to 5.8-m, report the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing. In the…

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Ideas to improve SA tennis

Why is South Africa no longer producing top level international players to inspire more learners to participate in the sport at grassroots level? Wilhelm de Swardt asked a tennis coach from the hpc. The South African junior tennis support structure is quite good, but the lack of competitive opportunities and money are stumbling blocks in…

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Under Armour launch with a bang

Twenty years after Kevin Plank founded Under Armour, the full breadth of the brand that seems to be pushing the limits was introduced to retailers, media and sports people at a launch party in Cape Town. There was nothing shy about the showing of the ranges that will be available locally over the coming season…

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Passionate about shoes after 47 years

Former Jordan & Co MD Brian Pollock retired at the end of July. Before he left he shared some of his fond memories  and  summed up his close to a half a century in the industry by saying:  it is a wonderful industry to work in — as long as you are passionate! After 47…

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New GM for Genuine Connection

Johan Steyn has been appointed Financial and General Manager of sportswear manufacturer Genuine Connection Promotions. He will be heading up all manufacturing operations, as well as the day-to-day management of the business based in Paarl.   Steyn is a keen sportsman who matriculated at Paarl Gymnasium and studied at Maties before completing his BCompt degree…

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12 Golden awards at Eurobike 2016

Several cycling brands available in South Africa were among  the 12 outstanding products that were nominated for Gold awards during the 25th Anniversary of  the Eurobike trade show held in Friedrichshafen, Germany. A total of 51 new products received awards, but the Gold winners displayed innovation and redefined the benchmark, according to the panel of…