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Surprise rise in SA retail sales: 1.7% by Lans
March 23, 2009, 9:37 am
Filed under: Retail

South African retail sales unexpectedly increased 1.7 percent year-on-year in January, snapping eight months of declines, after the central bank lowered interest rates, Statistics SA said on Wednesday.
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Investors upbeat about Gugulethu mall by Lans
March 23, 2009, 9:24 am
Filed under: Local News

By Tom Robbins

Investors in Cape Town’s most ambitious black township shopping mall, the R350 million Gugulethu Square, expressed confidence on Wednesday that there was a market for the retail space despite the small number of black middle-class consumers in the city’s townships.

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Grooving in Gugs by Lans
March 23, 2009, 9:14 am
Filed under: Local News

While Gugulethu may be one of the smallest townships in the big three cities, it is increasingly becoming among the best known here and abroad.

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Low-carbon pigs bring home the bacon in pilot scheme to curb greenhouse gases by Lans
March 23, 2009, 9:04 am
Filed under: Local Company News

By Gerard Wynn

John Ibbett and pigs go back a long way. “The pig manager pushed me round in a pram,” recalls Ibbett, whose family has been farming on the site since 1939.

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Cement suppliers ‘earned too much’ by Lans
March 23, 2009, 8:29 am
Filed under: Local Company News

By Tom Robbins

Building materials retailer Cashbuild yesterday accused its big cement suppliers of earning excessive profits after they all put up prices early this year by a similar amount.

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