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.
Construction on The Capital Mbombela's R205m project, set to be a game-changer on the city's hotel and accommodation industries, is well underway with an anticipated hotel opening set for November 2021.
"The city hasn't seen any significant new additions to its hotel repertoire since development ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup projects," says Marc Wachsberger, managing director of The Capital Hotels and Apartments.
"Its status as a leading city in Mpumalanga, at the heart of the province's tourism and agriculture sectors, means that the time is perfect to build an exciting new offering that will be appealing to tourists and corporates alike."
L'Oréal has revealed the winners of its Beauty Tech for Good Challenge, an international
competition recognising the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty.
The competition was designed along three lines: environmental protection, ethical artificial intelligence and inclusivity. Selected by a committee of experts out of 115 entries from 40 countries, the three winners were chosen by a jury made up of members of the L’Oréal executive committee.
WhatRocks is the solidarity advertising label. The startup allows brands to donate a part of the profits from their advertising campaigns to charities.
Reforestum enables companies and individuals to combat climate change and compensate their carbon footprint by growing certified forest projects which users can trace through satellite images analysed using AI. Reforestum is on a mission to make reforestation carbon offsets more transparent and trustworthy.
DePoly recycles PET plastic using a room temperature chemical method which can transform waste which is not currently recycled, such as mixed coloured plastic or plastic containing polyester fibres. The resulting raw material can be used to produce new PET plastic.
The winners will join a six-month L’Oréal incubation programme at Station F, the largest startup campus in the world, and take part in Viva Technology 2021. The startups will have access to personalised mentoring from top L’Oréal specialists as well as opportunities for partnerships with L’Oréal brands to invent together the 'Beauty Tech for Good' of the future.
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“With their innovative projects in the areas of solidarity advertising, carbon footprint and plastic recycling, WhatRocks, Reforestum and DePoly offer solutions for a more sustainable, responsible and inclusive future. We are delighted to welcome them to our programme at Station F to help them grow and raise their profile, whilst working with L’Oréal brands and our ecosystem,” says Lubomira Rochet, L’Oréal chief digital officer.
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