Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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The 2018 Retail, Design and Development Awards winners were announced at the SA Council of Shopping Centres congress in Durban.
SA has 1 959 individual shopping centres - taking up an estimated 23.4 million square metres - placing the country 8th in a recent international study.
Former group CEO of Shoprite Whitey Basson shares his views on the future of retail and shopping centres with Fin24.
The future of retail in the so-called "me" era will be all about customer experience, as retailers strive to get millennials to leave their computers and visit a store.
Property developer and investor Jeff Zidel has been appointed president of the South African Council of Shopping Centres.
Property expert Kundayi Munzara says investors can expect a divergence in the performance of shopping malls in South Africa.
Research has shown that youngsters from 10 to 15 wield considerable power in the retail decision-making process, says an industry expert.
A shopping centre is really nothing more than a market place and that is how developers and retailers should approach retail spaces, says an international expert.
South Africa loves shopping, but the big question is whether the retail industry has run out of steam, says Rohit Talwar, strategic adviser of FastFuture.
Retailers have either changed or died and all because of empowered consumers, said Chris Sanderson, co-founder of the UK based Future Laboratory.
The 2018 Footprint Marketing Award winners were announced at the recent SA Council of Shopping Centres annual congress in Durban.
South Africa has the 6th most shopping centres in the world, yet more and more malls are being built, according to the SA Council of Shopping Centres.
McKinsey and KPMG are likely to follow the same route as public relations firm Bell Pottinger, in the view of an Eskom divisional executive.
The 20th Congress of the SA Council of Shopping Centres will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre.
Your competitors will lure your customers away if you do not have a strategy for delivering great service, says HelloPeter.com founder Peter Cheales.
South Africa needs strong leadership to put the right people in charge of the areas that are not working, says Investec director Jeremy Gardiner.
South Africa needs a mindset change to become productive, competitive and profitable in the current economic situation, says Proudly SA CEO Leslie Sedibe.
A number of architects, developers and designers have been honoured for shopping centre design excellence at the 19th congress of the SA Council of Shopping Centres.
Banks will only stop funding shopping centres when developers stop developing and retailers stop signing long term leases, says a banker.
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