Woolworths set to acquire Australia's David Jones

Woolworths set to acquire Australia’s David Jones

South African retailer Woolworths is set to buy Australian department store chain David Jones for R21.4-billion (A$2.1-billion), in a deal that will create a leading southern hemisphere retailer with 1 151 stores across 16 countries.

The sharp-dressed men of Africa

The elegant, well-mannered and impeccably dressed African man is not a new phenomenon. But he is getting global exposure in the internet age. From the sapeurs of Congo to small town Namibia, these sartorial leaders are doing interesting things. But it is more than just the clothes; it is about meaning, manners and respect.

Petrol price to drop

The price of petrol is set to drop by between five and six cents a litre at midnight on Tuesday.

Plastic bags: think thicker!

The ban on ultra-thin plastic shopping bags is now in effect. If you want more information on the new regulations, there's a hotline number to dial.