Over the years, Cheryl Dube has worked as a strategist on a variety of brands. The most challenging and rewarding experiences she's had during this time, she says, have been in the work she's completed on global brands. Here are some of the critical lessons she's learnt along the way.Issued byWavemaker
New online liquor store Liquor.co.za has launched in South Africa. The digital platform caters to the need for an e-commerce portal that can service both direct-to-customer (D2C) and high-volume business-to-business (B2B) requirements, and is the result of a collaboration of expertise from key players in the liquor and entertainment industries.
Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg will soon be home to the first Soko District, a new multi-brand retail concept that aims to re-tell the retail story. The shopping space will feature various brands across apparel, footwear, fashion accessories, food, babywear, furniture and homeware.
A 1,758-carat diamond, second only in size to the famous Cullinan diamond, has been unearthed by Lucara Diamond Corp at its Karowe mine in Botswana. The trouble is there aren't very many buyers for a precious stone that size.
The 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona, which Lucara recovered in November 2015, failed to meet its undisclosed reserve price at a June 2016 auction, putting pressure on the company’s shares. British diamond dealer Graff Diamonds finally bought it for $53m in September 2017. Forbes reported late last year that Graff had created 67 finished gems from the stone.
The stone is the latest in a series of high-value recoveries by Lucara, Since introducing its XRT diamond recovery technology, the company has recovered 12 diamonds over 300 carats, the company said, including a 472-carat and a 327-carat diamond in April 2018. .
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