Users threaten to boycott Dove as company admits it 'missed the mark'

Personal care and beauty brand Dove found itself in the midst of a social media storm on Sunday after it released a series of images that showed a black woman turning white after using its soap.

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Congolese plantation sprouts art centre to help the poor

2017-04-28 11:57

There is no tap water, electricity or shops in Lusanga, a Congolese town once known as Leverville where the Dutch-British conglomerate Unilever long ran a profitable palm oil plantation.

Unilever to be charged for cartel activity

2017-03-01 16:10

The Competition Commission wants Unilever to pay a fine of 10% of its annual turnover in a cartel case.

Unilever to buy Blueair

2016-08-16 09:42

Unilever has agreed to buy Blueair, a Swedish maker of household air purifiers used to remove allergens so asthma sufferers can breathe more easily.

World urged make clean energy cheaper than coal

2015-09-17 14:21

Top environmental advocates have urged the international community to increase and co-ordinate investments in research and development for renewable energy to make it cheaper than coal within 10 years.

Unilever sees no improvement after weak 2014

2015-01-20 14:30

Consumer goods group Unilever is expecting another sluggish year, after a slowdown in emerging markets and flagging developed economies curbed demand.

SA's top employer wins again

2014-10-08 16:24

Unilever has been ranked the number one top employer in South Africa, with Accenture and EY making up the top three.

Unilever buys out rights of family trusts

2014-05-19 16:30

Unilever says it has bought shares left in family trusts by co-founder William Hesketh Lever in a move to simplify the group's share structure.

Wage strike hits Unilever plant

2014-01-24 19:54

Unilever South Africa says that production at a food factory in the city of Pietermaritzburg had been hit by strike action by unionised employees.

2nd South African to head to space

2013-12-22 12:05

South Africa's second astronaut has been announced after an extensive training and selection process.


Unilever sales meet estimates as prices increase

2017-07-20 08:59

Unilever has reported second-quarter sales growth in line with estimates as the company raised prices to offset stagnant volume.

Cooking oil cartel’s ‘closed list’

2017-03-05 06:00

The consumer goods behemoth Unilever entered into a number of written agreements with Malaysian-owned Sime Darby Hudson & Knight, among them an explicit “non-compete” list of products.

Friends and friction: Corporate raiders are a merciless bunch

2017-02-26 06:16

Once they set their sights on you, you have little chance of escape.

Unilever second-quarter sales growth beats estimates

2016-07-21 09:04

Unilever has reported second-quarter sales growth that slightly beat estimates as it delivered gains in sales of deodorants and hair care products.

Indian rapper uses Nicki Minaj beat to call out Unilever

2015-08-04 10:27

Indian rapper Sofia Ashraf has produced a music video calling on multinational company Unilever to clean up toxic waste from the town of Kodaikanal in southern India.

Unilever to invest $246m in Thailand

2014-10-10 09:30

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever will invest $246 million in Thailand, the investment will be used to improve local Unilever infrastructure.

Uniliver hurt by emerging markets slowdown

2014-07-24 09:45

Unilever has missed second-quarter sales estimates, citing a slowdown in emerging markets and continuing malaise in developed markets.

Competition watchdog raids Unilever

2014-04-03 13:18

The competition watchdog has raided the local units of Unilever and Sime Darby as part of a probe into suspected price fixing of edible oils and margarine.

Unilever beats forecasts

2014-01-21 18:30

Unilever has reported better-than-expected 2013 results, with an improved performance in emerging markets after currency devaluations last year hurt demand.

Mandela brand 'polluted' by online marketing

2013-12-12 10:41

As the country mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, many traders - online and offline - have jumped on the name to sell everything from blankets to electronics.

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