Despite a sluggish national economy and threatened ratings downgrades, experts say Nelson Mandela Bay retailers have nothing to fear in terms of consumer spending this festive season.
While the economy was tightening at a macro-level, NMMU economist Professor Ronney Ncwadi said these realities were not yet reflected at a local level.
Well-known South African brand Melissa’s The Food Shop will make its debut in the Nelson Mandela Bay region when it opens in the city this month.
(Port Elizabeth) – It might be a slightly unconventional profession, but training as a barista has changed the career paths for three young Zwide and KwaZakhele residents.
This unanticipated journey is thanks to the rise of a coffee culture in South Africa which, in turn, has seen the proliferation of popular coffee outlets such as vida e caffè, which last week (July 26) opened its second store in Port Elizabeth, at Baywest Mall.