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We hate to say it, but when it comes to “shopping” local brands aren’t exactly the first thought to cross our minds. But maybe they should be. Local fashion brands are making waves and definitely killing it ,both urban and streetwear industry gets bigger and bigger each day and giving consumers a choice of style...
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The disappointment of qualified mass black youth without jobs in South Africa has shifted the needle of success from profession to passion. The black mass market’s measure of success is not longer about getting a degree and following traditional professions, but more about what one can do for themselves in a creative way through their...
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What is Ekhaya? Most black youth from townships, small towns and rural ares come into different south African cities to find professional work. Ekhaya is the term referred to, where one comes from and was was born. Many young black people are having more traveling experiences than ever before. At first one travelled Ekhaya (home)...
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The mass market has been what most brands are targeting of recent. With the emerging middle class it is not suprising and a good strategy for any brand that needs growth in South Africa at the moment. Aspirations however have levels – and those levels are what consumers connect or disconnect to. Relevance defined as...
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Environmental sustainability has always had a place in the mind of the consumer. It is becoming a more pertinent trend year-on-year and now it seems that it may have reached the tipping-point. To elaborate on this notion, it has always been acknowledged that environmentally-sustainable behaviour has always been important. However, now it has genuine claims...
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Taken from the 2018 Africa Trends Report Increase in global brands, has actually pushed an increase in local brands as well. Proudly at home, proudly African. Through the recent rapid influx of global brands entering the market, Africans are noticing the world’s appetite in the continent. This has also inspired Africans to start developing their...
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The South Africa online retail makes up 1% of total retail in the country with a growth of over 20% year on year since 2015 according to Bratt (2018). Takealot.com, Apple, Pick n Pay, and Woolworths dominate the South African online retail space with a combined 25.8% market share according to Bratt (2018). This tells...
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Opportunity for longer shopping hours again What worries commuters the most during the winter season, are the shorter days, as well as the risk of being mugged in the dark on their way home during the early night. Commuters can feel a bit more safer again during the spring season season commuting to and from...
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It is summer in the Northern hemisphere. An attractive time for South African’s to go out and tour much warmer parts of the world especially Europe. Travel is the opportunity to change perceptions of what South Africa is like. From a South African consumers perspective, it provides the opportunity for people to compare their quality of...
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Free download. We wanted to go out and get the real truth. About what consumers think and feel towards online shopping. Report objectives: To hear first hand how consumers feel towards the act of shopping online versus shopping in a store To understand their preferences when it comes to shopping To understand where they find...
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