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    WTM Africa 2020 visitor, media registration now open

    World Travel Market Africa 2020, which takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre is set to be one of the African continent's largest and leading business-to-business travel trade show yet...

    5 Mar 2020

    700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025

    A new study forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels...

    3 Oct 2019

    #EntrepreneurMonth: Meet SA's pioneer of biodegradable food packaging

    Packaging that lasts as long as it's needed, not longer...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Nov 2018

    Seychelles bans single-use plastic straws to protect environment

    "Retailers have been given to January 2019 to use their existing stock of plastic straws. We are going to start an intensive education programme as we also need to present importers with alternatives rather than just stating that we are imposing a ban."

    11 Jun 2018

    The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it's bigger than we thought)

    The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published in Nature Climate Change...

    By Arunima Malik & Ya-Yen Sun 15 May 2018

    WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

    The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the RSPO have signed a five-year MoU to further transformation of markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm...

    20 Oct 2017

    Hilton Worldwide announces line-up of hotel firsts for Africa

    Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...

    4 Oct 2016

    Grand Parade ups its stake in Mac Brothers

    Grand Parade, the company responsible for bringing Burger King to SA‚ said it bought a further 32.9% stake in Mac Brothers for R42,79 million‚ to achieve cost efficiencies and gain greater access to the African markets.

    20 May 2014

    Famous Brands half-year earnings up 20% to 180c

    Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.

    29 Oct 2013

    Quick meals for Africa

    In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

    By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

    Yum growth needs to be Streetwise too

    YUM Restaurants International is establishing a steady platform for its KFC brand on the African continent from which it intends to grow "exponentially" in the future, according to Bruce Layzell, the group's general manager of new African markets.

    By Nick Hedley 10 Jun 2013

    Spurred by 35.3% earnings growth

    Franchise restaurant group Spur Corporation last week reported diluted headline earnings per share of 89.91c for the six months ended December‚ up 35.3% from the previous period.

    11 Mar 2013

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