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SACSC Research Conference delivers insights

May 24, 2017 SACSC Research Conference delivers insights

Consumer, technology, trends and the future of South African retail were the pillars that made up the 2017 South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Research Conference.

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Consumer aspirations affect retail

May 09, 2017 Consumer aspirations affect retail

The concept of ‘aspirations’ is not easily defined as each person has their own definition and understanding of the term.

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Euro Shop 2017 - setting the bar for the retail industry

May 03, 2017 Euro Shop 2017 - setting the bar for the retail industry

The world’s largest trade fair for retail took place from 5 to 9 March in Düsseldorf, Germany. Held every three years, EuroShop started back in 1966, and the 2017 event was the biggest ever, with over 2,000 exhibitors...

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Attacq the Future exposes learners to property development

May 03, 2017 Attacq the Future exposes learners to property development

Attacq the Future is an initiative Attacq presents in collaboration with its regional malls located in Stellenbosch, Potchefstroom and George.

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Botswana - still a market with great potential for SA retailers

May 03, 2017 Botswana - still a market with great potential for SA retailers

Botswana might be a relatively small retail market but it is a robust one, as those retailers who have operations there can attest.

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SACSC students shine at graduation function

Apr 06, 2017 SACSC students shine at graduation function

It was an evening of glitz, glamour and achievement as the 2016 Certificate of Shopping Centre Management (CSCM) and Advanced Certificate of Shopping Centre Leadership (ACSCL)...

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Man behind the free Wi-Fi movement in Tshwane will speak at Annual SACSC Research Conference

Mar 30, 2017 Man behind the free Wi-Fi movement in Tshwane will speak at Annual SACSC Research Conference

Living in a connected society where most people have access to smart mobile devices, retailers offering free WiFi have an unprecedented edge and this plays an important role in increasing sales, dwell time and helps gain customer loyalty.

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Shaping the future of retail

Mar 27, 2017 Shaping the future of retail

One of several drivers will be to “Unlock the power of transformative business models in physical and digital spaces.”

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What’s the role of chatbots in 2017?

Mar 27, 2017 What’s the role of chatbots in 2017?

So new is this trend that at the time of writing, the website www.chatbots.org could not find a result for any South African chatbots. Don’t be unduly concerned if you are not aware...

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The ups and downs that lie ahead

Mar 27, 2017 The ups and downs that lie ahead

It’s full steam ahead in 2017. As we begin to get a real feel for the year and what it holds, Shopping SA set out to find the answers to two simple questions: what can we look forward to from the rest of the year, and what’s keeping people up at night?

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Change the way you pay with Ian Merrington and the SACSC

Mar 17, 2017 Change the way you pay with Ian Merrington and the SACSC

Imagine a world where there are no long queues. A world where paying for an item of clothing or food is as simple as placing them into your trolley or shopping basket...

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Retail and shopping centre movers and shakers encouraged to attend Annual SACSC Research Conference

Mar 16, 2017 Retail and shopping centre movers and shakers encouraged to attend Annual SACSC Research Conference

The Retail and Shopping Centre industry in South Africa, like everywhere else in the world, is rapidly evolving. This constant evolution is necessary in order to keep up with trends and consumer demand.

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Australia’s largest shopping centre still leading the market

Feb 28, 2017 Australia’s largest shopping centre still leading the market

Chadstone Shopping Centre, the first self-contained shopping centre to be built in Australia in 1960, has remained at the forefront of the Australian retail landscape for nearly 60 years.

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Sandton on the sea - just keeps growing

Feb 28, 2017 Sandton on the sea - just keeps growing

It is possible that Shaka named it “Place of Reeds,” in much the same way that he is purported to have named nearby Amanzimtoti, meaning “Sweet Waters,”

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Shopping centre loyalty programmes—do they work?

Feb 28, 2017 Shopping centre loyalty programmes—do they work?

There is increasing talk from shopping centre owners in developed markets about implementing shopping centre loyalty programmes as a way of driving increased footfall and improving customer retention

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South Africa’s retail future with Daniel Silke and the SACSC

Feb 27, 2017 South Africa’s retail future with Daniel Silke and the SACSC

Daniel Silke is regarded as one of the South Africa’s leading political analysts and futurists. With over 15 years’ experience as a political analyst and futurist...

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South African economy for retailers with Dawie Roodt and the SACSC

Feb 22, 2017 South African economy for retailers with Dawie Roodt and the SACSC

Acclaimed economist Dawie Roodt shared his insights on the local and global economic landscape for retailers at the Gauteng leg of networking breakfasts hosted by the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC).

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Life is grand down at the Water’s Edge

Jan 27, 2017 Life is grand down at the Water’s Edge

Johannesburg’s much-loved Life Grand Café took up residence in the Mother City in December 2016.

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How convergence could make the  retail pie bigger for everyone

Jan 27, 2017 How convergence could make the retail pie bigger for everyone

Successfully achieving convergence between the physical and online experiences could very well increase the size of the ‘pie’ for everyone in the retail value chain.

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ICSC security summit

Jan 27, 2017 ICSC security summit

The best minds in shopping centre security were present, says Amanda Stops, CEO of the SACSC.

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Happy Christmas. Or, was it? - Festive season 2016 report back

Jan 27, 2017 Happy Christmas. Or, was it? - Festive season 2016 report back

There’s no denying it: 2016 was a tough year – the economy was weak, the consumer under pressure, the political landscape volatile, and that is just for starters.

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The struggle for Work-Life balance

Dec 06, 2016 The struggle for Work-Life balance

Do you feel very thinly spread? Does work get in the way of your...

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New concept flagship boutique opens at Sandton City

Dec 06, 2016 New concept flagship boutique opens at Sandton City

The first Montblanc neo concept boutique in the region has opened its beautiful doors at Sandton City...

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Can one make it in Africa? A look at the current retail landscape

Dec 06, 2016 Can one make it in Africa? A look at the current retail landscape

Much has been said in recent years about the potential for South African retail businesses in various African countries...

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Become the master of your shopping centre universe

Dec 06, 2016 Become the master of your shopping centre universe

Since the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) launched its first official professional...

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Does food go better with fun?

Dec 05, 2016 Does food go better with fun?

A recent report seems to suggest that, in some instances, there is a direct correlation between the entertainment offering in a shopping centre...

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Meet the NEW Merchant of Venice

Dec 05, 2016 Meet the NEW Merchant of Venice

Venice’s local residents are said to number around 60,000 people, yet it receives 2.2 million visitors annually.

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Harnessing ‘word of mouth’ power in the 21st century

Dec 05, 2016 Harnessing ‘word of mouth’ power in the 21st century

At a recent international event, three executives tasked with driving revenue and customer acquisition/retention from referral programmes...

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Bigger isn’t necessarily better in SA’s new retail reality.

Dec 05, 2016 Bigger isn’t necessarily better in SA’s new retail reality.

South Africa is undergoing a retail evolution where mass market, ‘one size fits all’ strategies...

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How to drive a leading redevelopment

Dec 02, 2016 How to drive a leading redevelopment

Shopping centre redevelopments and extensions are never easy processes to go through...

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Shopping for Africa

Dec 02, 2016 Shopping for Africa

Although Africa has growth potential and offers great returns...

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Starbucks: in conversation with the ceo

Nov 15, 2016 Starbucks: in conversation with the ceo

Facilitator Gugu Cele interviewed Taste Holdings CEO Carlo Gonzaga onstage at the SACSC Congress.

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Vida e caffé opens up on Africa expansion

Nov 15, 2016 Vida e caffé opens up on Africa expansion

For a local business to tackle the continent is not easy.

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Pure-Play online retail is over

Nov 08, 2016 Pure-Play online retail is over

The days of pure-play online retail are numbered....

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The soul of retail in the new transformation economy

Nov 08, 2016 The soul of retail in the new transformation economy

Retailers are about to find themselves in a completely new paradigm: the Transformation Economy.

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Leadership the Walt Disney way

Nov 01, 2016 Leadership the Walt Disney way

Disney's business approach is to consistently over-manage certain things that most companies under-manage or ignore.

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#SocialSuccess at SACSC Congress

Oct 31, 2016 #SocialSuccess at SACSC Congress

Shopping SA spoke to Hilton Rose, the agency head and managing director of Your Brand Agency, the company tasked with co-ordinating this year’s Congress as a branded event.

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Retail sales and retail property in for a slowdown

Sep 14, 2016 Retail sales and retail property in for a slowdown

Recent retail sales figures have surprised analysts by showing surprising growth, but is there more to the story given our weak economic environment?

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Message from our 20th Annual Congress Sponsor

Sep 01, 2016 Message from our 20th Annual Congress Sponsor

Robin Lockhart Ross: Managing Executive of Property Finance at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking

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Presidential post - August 2016

Aug 01, 2016 Presidential post - August 2016

Jeff Zidel, President of the SACSC

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Presidential post - Nomzamo Radebe - June 2016

Jun 30, 2016 Presidential post - Nomzamo Radebe - June 2016

As my tenure as President of the SACSC draws to an end, I am excited and proud of the important contribution our industry is making to our economy and our society.

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Presidential post - Nomzamo Radebe - April 2016

Apr 30, 2016 Presidential post - Nomzamo Radebe - April 2016

Already, shopping centres and retailers are collaborating more than ever before for mutual benefit.

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Tyger Valley centre takes top honours for shopping centre marketing at SACSC Footprint Awards

Oct 01, 2015 Tyger Valley centre takes top honours for shopping centre marketing at SACSC Footprint Awards

The South African Council of Shopping Centres’ (SACSC) Footprint Marketing Awards were announced at the SACSC’s 19th Annual Congress...

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South Africa has the sixth largest number of shopping centres globally

Sep 30, 2015 South Africa has the sixth largest number of shopping centres globally

South Africa now has the sixth highest number of shopping centres of any country in the world, boasting almost 2,000 shopping centres...

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South Africa’s top retail developments and designs are honoured with esteemed awards

Sep 30, 2015 South Africa’s top retail developments and designs are honoured with esteemed awards

Waterfall Corner in Midrand, Gauteng, has been named the winner of the sought-after Spectrum Award for the best retail development...

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Shopping Centre Directory 2015 edition

Jul 22, 2015 Shopping Centre Directory 2015 edition

​The SA Council of Shopping Centres is proud to announce that the latest edition of the South African Shopping Centre Directory is now available. The new 2015 edition provides updated details of South Africa`s retail centres.

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What you need to know when joining SACSC

Jul 08, 2015 What you need to know when joining SACSC

The SACSC is a non-profit organisation with individual and corporate membership. It is aimed at setting standards and promoting the development of the industry by creating communications opportunities, …

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A fresh new chapter for Shopping SA

Jul 01, 2015 A fresh new chapter for Shopping SA

The SACSC will continue to deliver a top-notch publication to our members and readers each month, building on our excellent foundations. Our publication will give advertisers more bang for their buck and readers more to sink their teeth into. ...

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Latest News

May 24, 2017 SACSC Research Conference delivers insights

SACSC Research Conference delivers insights

Consumer, technology, trends and the future of South African retail were the pillars that made up the 2017 South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) Research Conference.

Read More…

May 09, 2017 Consumer aspirations affect retail

Consumer aspirations affect retail

The concept of ‘aspirations’ is not easily defined as each person has their own definition and understanding of the term.

Read More…

May 03, 2017 Botswana - still a market with great potential for SA retailers

Botswana - still a market with great potential for SA retailers

Botswana might be a relatively small retail market but it is a robust one, as those retailers who have operations there can attest.

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